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Hong Kong's urban transit show, as heard on RTHK AM621, with hard talk on sustainable transport, future mobility, zero carbon and urban planning for safe, liveable streets. Wham Bam Tram returns to RTHK's airwaves in October 2021 - but to keep our regular fans happy we're running the show as an indie podcast from July to September! Hosted by Transit Jam founder James Ockenden and recorded in Hong Kong.
 
Valley Metro brings you stories about how the transit system connects communities and enhances lives. The riders are diverse yet their lives all intersect on public transit. Storylines, hosted by Brittany Hoffman and Madeline Phipps, shares the stories about building and operating a transit system that brings people together and links them to their favorite destinations.
 
Starting a business with a solid plan is essential for success in today's competitive world. With so many options for everyone to choose from, how will you stand out above the crowd and rise above the noise? What will be your plan for success? Listen for a fresh perspective from someone that knows what the struggles are and how to overcome them. Listen for some motivation and a 'mindset reset' to help you keep moving forward and to have a perspective of expecting success. Who Is This Podcast ...
 
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Kaisha spent decades working up through the ranks of Corporate Management, but then decided the timing was right for her to start her own business. She saw the need to show people how to do what she did for over 20 years, but to do it better and faster. If you've ever wondered if you have what it takes to succeed, Kaisha can look at your situation …
 
Show Notes Paige Wilson left the Corporate financial banking realm a number of years ago after her mom passed away. She looked back on her time of trying to take care of her mother while still working and decided to come up with a solution for the Community so that others wouldn’t have to go through the same problems that she faced while doing dual…
 
Show Notes · His transition from the Corporate Management realm to becoming an Entrepreneur. · He initially, really didn’t see himself as a business owner, but came across an article from a business coach that made him rethink where he was in life and asked three questions: 1. Are you stuck? 2. Do you feel like life could have more for you? 3. Do y…
 
Show Notes Tiya and I talk about a number of topics relating to her transition out of the Corporate life as an Engineer and how she worked through that transition into becoming a successful entrepreneur: · Leaving the corporate realm and how that was for her · Bypassing the mindset of having a traditional education and career path and how to make a…
 
Show Notes It’s time. It’s finally time to start something new in 2022. You’ve been thinking about this for a while now and you want to make a change in your life. You’re tired of the status quo and you have a vision of your future that looks quite different than what life is like in the present. You have a lot of skills and experience and you’d li…
 
Did you know Kāinga Ora is one of NZX's largest sustainability Issuers? For our second Opening Bell episode we're excited to bring you Kāinga Ora's Director of Sustainability, Alec Tang and Treasurer, Jason Bligh to understand the company's goals and aspirations, and how they are seizing the opportunity to transform New Zealand's housing and develo…
 
Show Notes Increase Your Chances Most startups fail after 5 years. Why? Mainly because of cash flow problems. There’s more going out, than coming in. And, usually, not keeping expenses in check was the culprit. There’s a never ending supply of the things we ‘need’ or don’t need, but still purchase. But overall, putting the money part aside, there a…
 
Show Notes Getting older often means taking fewer risks. It shouldn’t. I’m not saying that we should take up sky diving in our 60s or invest our retirement savings in a friend’s start-up. I mean risks of a deeper and greater kind. I mean taking risks in order to create the life you want, whether that means quitting your job and starting a business …
 
For our first episode of 'Opening Bell' we sit down with TradeWindow's Founder/Chief Executive, AJ Smith and Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Balgarnie to discuss a company leveraging digital solutions to support one of the things that is fundamental to New Zealand - trade. As NZX's first blockchain company, make sure to tune in to find out more abo…
 
Show Notes In this episode, I interview Gayla Scrivener from Scrivener Solutions. Gayla made that 'later in life' transition from the Corporate world to building her own business and creating a new life for herself. After researching ideas for her new venture, she found that being a VA was a viable option for her to have a portable lifestyle and bu…
 
In this episode NZX's Julia Jones and Steve Jurkovich CEO of Kiwibank have a no nonsense open conversation about Steve's journey to leadership and how he is successfully navigating the global uncertainty. They cover a number of topics: Resilience and drive - 75 Cv's sent out before Steve got his first interview out of University Developing a strong…
 
Show Notes There are times when we realize that, looking back we see that we really didn’t accomplish much the past year. And now that currently, it’s late November, the end of the year is approaching and I’ve noticed that I’m seeing those end of year conversations on social media. When December hits, people start talking about January. And January…
 
Every time you choose to ride Valley Metro you are making a choice to improve the environment. Learn about electric buses and what Valley Metro is doing to help combat climate change. Listen in as Brittany and Peter sit down with Scott Wisner, Director of Vehicle Electrification Solutions for Veregy, and Valley Metro’s own Sustainability Coordinato…
 
Show Notes When it comes to having an online business, you have to put together a solid plan of attack when it comes to becoming and staying profitable. And in episode 44 I talked about having digital products and how to have both active and passive income and even how to create an E-book. And as you probably know by now, I’m a huge fan of having d…
 
Show Notes Hello again friends, and welcome to another episode…a very important episode today…sales funnels. Well, what is a sales funnel anyway? Well for those of you that already know, please bear with me, I won’t dive too deep into this topic, because it’s a very deep topic. But we’re just going to go over some sales funnel basics here and talk …
 
In the last episode I brought up the topic of ‘The Fear of Failure’. But now, I think the topic to come after that should be… ‘The Fear of Success’. Why? Because the fear of failure and the fear of success sort of go hand in hand. If you’re prone to give in to your fears, then if you don’t pick one of these, you just might pick the other. And to so…
 
Show Notes Friends, this week I’d like to talk a little about fear and how it can really get in the way of our hopes and dreams and success. Now we all have fear, and I’m not going to even suggest that I don’t have fears. We all do. But how we manage and control the fear is how we’ll be able to move forward. We’re made with limitations. Physical, e…
 
How does public transit get paid for and what's your role? Brittany and guest host Peter find out all the ways public transit gets funded with help from Audra Koester Thomas from Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). Discover where your tax dollars are going and how they can continue to improve public transit in the Valley. Learn more about pl…
 
Show Notes Hello friends. I’d like to talk a little today about overcoming obstacles. Now, I’ve been around awhile and have experienced a lot of things but I won’t pretend to be a know-it-all in this situation. I’ve been through a number of life pivots and was hoping to address this topic and give you some encouragement on your journey as well. The…
 
This is the first episode in our 'The Leadership Exchange' series. Given the focus is leadership in dairy we have combined it with our 'Open Interest' series. In this episode Stu Davison and Alex Winning give us the low down on GDT results, grass covers in New Zealand and the likely milk production trend over the next few months. This then leads on…
 
Show Notes How to Find Your Calling When You Don’t Know What You Want Some people could go their entire life, or at least a few decades, working in a career path that was either chosen for them, or it was just something that they ended up into for one reason or another. They may be in healthcare, or finance, or in some sort of law enforcement or le…
 
Show Notes Getting 'There' Friends, we see it all the time. The social media world is full of people that either flaunt their success or fake their success (doesn’t it get on your nerves?). And all of that influence on us can keep us in a constant state of either awe and envy, or frustration and anger, of what someone else has or we see the so call…
 
Do you want to start your own Podcast? Download the FREE E-book I have for you 'Starting a Podcast Mini-Course'. Need help getting your online business started? Book a call with Tom's Online Calendar Show Notes Some people dream of the day when they can do absolutely nothing. To them, retirement is that euphoric future of sleeping in, lounging in t…
 
Julia speaks with John Berry one of the founders and CEO of Pathfinder Asset Management. They talk through purpose, profit and values based investment. They unpick what ethical investment means. They also talk about ESG being about reducing risk to make more money, ensuring wealth growth and wellbeing collide.…
 
This week I interview Shannon Greenwood, founder of Rebelle Community. I really enjoyed hearing Shannon’s inspirational story about how she made a huge life pivot transition and went from burnout to thriving business community. Shannon had a successful brick and mortar business which was very profitable, but the price of success was too much at the…
 
Valley Metro shares many statistics about economic development and light rail, but what does that mean to the community? Listen in as Brittany and Madeline sit down with small business owner Jamaris Kennedy and Shannon McBride, Executive Director of 19North, to discuss how rail construction impacts businesses and how Valley Metro is helping. Don’t …
 
Friends, if you’ve been listening to this Podcast for awhile, I’m sure you’ve heard me say a number of times that I encourage you to think big and dream big and not to be discouraged… and DON’T GIVE UP, right? And hopefully, you’re with me on that. Hopefully, you are making big plans and pursuing a big dream and working out details for how you migh…
 
Hong Kong's new "water taxi" is attracting some derision for its once-weekly fixed route - but how did we end up with this strange service after the great promise of the water taxi concept? Mobility expert Dr Abraham Leung, a post-doc researcher with Griffith University in Brisbane, grew up in Hong Kong and has a lot of insight into how the city co…
 
Doing Something Different So many people today feel trapped in dead end jobs that offer no hope for the future. They cling to the illusion of security while subconsciously aware of the reality that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 50,000 American workers are fired each day! We also know that 84% of American workers plan to lo…
 
Valley Metro brings you stories about how the transit system connects communities and enhances lives. The riders are diverse yet their lives all intersect on public transit. Storylines, hosted by Brittany Hoffman and Madeline Phipps, shares the stories about building and operating a transit system that brings people together and links them to their…
 
Today I’d like to talk a little about the small business planning process and how it can be easy to get caught up in the process and hit a wall. Planning to Plan There's no shortage of big goals or ideas. And most of the time, we don't hesitate to begin the planning process on how we're going to achieve those things. But, while planning is good, to…
 
In this episode, Julia Jones talks with Ben Gleisner, founder and CEO of CoGo. CoGo is an app for Kiwi's to track their carbon footprint and ESG impact on the earth through their banking transactions. CoGo then encourages users to improve their habits, and make a change for the better. To get in touch with us, email us at: podcast@nzx.com For infor…
 
Here is the link for the FREE Guide you can download The Tools We Use. I mentioned in the last episode that I have a free resource called ‘The Tools We Use’ that helps people get a better understanding of what are some of the best helpful online tools to use to accomplish some of the most basic or frequent tasks. There are so many online tools to u…
 
A new study commissioned by the Development Bureau will re-open the idea of harbourfront cycling - but will the government approach rise above its past failed attempts to connect the city's harbour with bikes? We chat with Martin Turner, chairman of the Hong Kong Cycling Alliance, on harbour cyclingh, design processes, shared bikes and the oppresiv…
 
Whether you’re just thinking about starting your business or even after you’ve launched, I think this episode will be of interest for you today. You see, we all need to form relationships with people in the business realm, but we need to do it in such a way as to get somewhat personal as well. We can’t expect to form meaningful relationships with o…
 
In this episode, Julia Jones talks with Naomi James, CEO of Refining NZ about Refining NZ's significant strategic pivot to support NZ's vision of a lower carbon economy. Julia and Naomi talk through the courageous and progressive leadership Naomi demonstrates, and the need to ensure that aspiration is coupled with strong execution to achieve what i…
 
I’ve talked to a number of people throughout the years about starting on online business and some of them were real close to stepping into some major startup landmines. And today, I’d like to help you avoid some major pitfalls in your potential business startup. So, let’s just assume that you’ve made the decision to go ahead and have your own busin…
 
For those of us that are over 40…or 50, I’m sure you don’t have to think too long to remember some sort of opportunity you had that you either missed, didn’t recognize right away, or just plain passed up. Maybe you even blew it a few times on those opportunities that you did see coming and took action on, but…it just didn’t work out for some reason…
 
There's tragically thousands of deaths and injuries on Hong Kong's roads: pedestrians make up almost a third of deaths and very serious life changing injuries. Julian Kwong is a road design expert who advises the UN and the World Health Organisation on road safety. He's been a long time campaigner in Hong Kong calling for lower speed limits and bet…
 
On episode 3, NZX Head of Derivatives, Nick Morris is joined by NZX Senior Dairy Analyst, Amy Castleton and Antipodean Capital Management, Director, Craig Ferguson. This podcast focuses on the direction of global commodity markets taking into account the latest trends in main drivers such as Purchasing Managers' Indices (PMIs), US dollar, interest …
 
In this episode, Julia Jones speaks with Bubba Cook (Western and Central Pacific Tuna Programme Manager, WWF) about the foundation's advocacy for human rights, as well as animal rights. This episode will give you some food for though about why you should look into a company's practices before purchasing products, or investing. To get in touch with …
 
Business success is different for everyone. Creating a strategy and outlining what success looks like for you gives you a way to measure your success. The 2 ingredients to the recipe of success are hard work and persistence, no matter what business you're in. Just showing up…not quitting, is half the battle. This episode is for entrepreneurs who wa…
 
There’s pros and cons to every decision, that’s nothing new. And I’ve done both sides of the coin here in having my business be full time and part time, based on the economy and the market needs…also my family needs at the time. So I think I have enough experience from both angles to talk about this and hopefully help you to have more clarity when …
 
In this episode, Julia Jones chats with Dean Anderson, CEO and Founder of Kernel Wealth. The podcast looks at the growing trend of ESG focused funds and the drivers from investors. We also discuss the background of Kernel Wealth, their purpose to build wealth and the value of the integrated ESG culture that they foster. To get in touch with us, ema…
 
It Hits You You never know where it’ll hit you. You have a great idea for a new business and you’re really excited about it. It might happen when you’re walking down the street or when you’re just laying in bed or just driving down the road: a new business idea hits you, and it doesn’t let you go! While you might feel the urge to just drop everythi…
 
Friends, I spend a lot of time creating positive, can-do content that focuses mainly on how and when to start a business. I talk about mindset reset issues and the different types of entrepreneurs…all of that. And I’m really focused on the positive side of the startup process. I spend a lot of time explaining to people how to overcome their fears a…
 
In this episode, Julia Jones speaks with Paul Alston (CEO, Bremworth, formally known as Cavalier) about a bold strategy pivot. This podcast looks at Bremworth's bold move of pivoting back to only producing wool carpets. It's a long term journey with customer, planet and profitability intersecting. We deep dive into the value of this strategy for cu…
 
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