Melanie Colling is the Founder of Purpose Driven Projects, co-founder of Experts On Air - Podcast Booking Agency, host of the Business Connections Podcast and Amazon International best-selling co-author of ‘You Are A Genius’. Melanie is a successful entrepreneur, mum of 1, avid podcast listener, voracious business book reader, loves meeting new people and learning about what they do and why they do it and just can't help connecting people and having fun! She is passionate about helping business leaders and experts succeed and accelerate their businesses by developing valued connections to become leaders in their field, industry and/or niche. She believes entrepreneurs will make the change in the world we want to see and need, not governments. So is committed to supporting and connecting entrepreneurs to empower change! This is why she gets up every morning!
Carly Valancy is the founder of Valance & Co, co-creator of Reach Out Party, an actor, wedding singer, course creator, facilitator and mentor who is dedicated about building connection, community and collaboration so that others can recognise their possibility and impact. Based in New York and with a performing arts background in musical theatre, Carly was busy pursuing her acting career when she came across the book, Reach Out by Molly Beck. Sick of waiting around for opportunities to come to her, Carly was inspired by this book to try out the methods outlined. So 100 days or 4 and half months later Carly had implemented and tested the framework , values and practices from Molly’s book. During this time she also reached out to Molly, thanking her for writing this book and shared how she had inspired her to start her own reach out practice and the things she had discovered along the way. Fast forward to today and Molly and Carly have partnered to create Reach Out Party, teaching courses based on the principles from Molly’s networking advice book, Reach Out. This is an opportunity for participants to create their own opportunities, build connection, and cultivate their values. By paying attention and connecting the dots, building personalized strategies for an innovative routine reaching the edge of your network.  Join me as we discuss all things connection and collaboration: How the power of connection really resides in all of us and how we can begin to adopt that mindset by joining a cohort of like minded people True magic comes in the form of collaboration Leverage the world and people around you and live a more connected life Some tips form Carly to readers and listeners is: Focus on values first Get started Bring your gift to others Some words of wisdom from Carly: The art is in the follow up Feel the fear and do it anyway And finally…….a quote…. “It is easy to coast through life rather than find the will to continually reach out into the world. To reach out is to risk. There is little grace in a life that never extends out beyond the boundaries of self.”    — Anne Bogart At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Carly Valancy for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Carly all the very best with all her future endeavours and look forward to catching up with her again to see where her reach out’s have taken her next time! I feel like we are kindred spirits and feel blessed that our paths have crossed, forever! xxx Website Personal - Business - Reach Out Party - Carly’s Private Strategy Session - Social Media links
Susan Ritter is the founder of Creator Compass, a coaching and project management business for entrepreneurs, that provides practical and tactical support to creators and others who have great business ideas but struggle with getting them off the ground or growing them into something larger than themselves.  After transitioning from the corporate world in America, Susan and her teenage son now enjoy a global lifestyle, travelling the world living, working, studying and experiencing new countries, people and their cultures. Susan spent 25+ years working in the Project Management profession in IT and later in the  Nuclear Power industry, heading up large teams and even larger budgets. During this time Susan had the fortunate opportunity to work with some amazing leaders who continually challenged, supported and inspired her to a very successful career. Having been surrounded by creative people all her life and with her ability to empathize with their struggle to turn their wonderful ideas into a reality, Susan wanted to move beyond the world of corporate and work with inspiring entrepreneurs globally. Bringing her practical tendencies and decades of organizational/project skills to great projects in the entrepreneurial world! Join me as I chat to Susan about her corporate career, what she learned from working with great leaders and being a leader herself, what inspires her now, her new chapter with Creator Compass and we even touch on homeschooling! And as an Accumulator profile (see Wealth Dynamics) how she is uniquely positioned to use her natural skills and abilities to bring other people’s ideas to life with her Talent Dynamics and Vision Alignment Coaching via Creator Compass. I had such a great time chatting with Susan who has a wealth of knowledge and passion to share with the world.  Susan Quote on Leadership: ‘Leaders are those people whose shoulders you stand on’ Some nuggets from Susan: Great leaders are visionaries If you want people to really perform, give them something challenging and then leave them alone Good leaders believe it’s not about them, it’s about their people and their team around them And finally…….it’s all about implementation! Ideas without action are dreams! Note: If you want to know more about Wealth Dynamics - take the test here - Website Social Media links Company Personal Social Media Link (s): GeniusU: GeniusU Circle: Personal FB:             LinkedIn:
Sofie Marin is a well known Producer, Promoter and Entrepreneur from Sweden. She is the founder & CEO of From Sweden Productions, which shines the light on Swedish artists and productions abroad. From working as a producer and tour manager for performing arts organisations in Sweden, Sofie moved to London where she started From Sweden Productions to showcase and promote the amazing swedish talent in London and other parts of Europe. She has a passion for the arts and a head for business and is putting those 2 things together to make a global impact via ‘Arts Dynamics - Empowering performing arts and music professionals with the support and network needed to build sustainable artistic projects and businesses’. Arts Dynamics takes the Wealth Dynamics principles created by futurist and entrepreneur Roger James Hamilton and updates it into language and examples that artists and creatives understand and can relate to and together with Sofie’s business experience give them the tools and technology to run a profitable creative business. This way, Sofie can take what she has done for Swedish artists and productions with From Sweden Productions, and help purpose driven artists and creatives all over the world -  a truly global business and impact. And this is what drives Sofie, to make a positive impact on the global arts community. She wants to empower artists and creatives and show them that they can build a business to support what they do, that it is possible to combine both purpose and profit and that they no longer have to be a ‘starving artist’. Sofie also heads up the Stockholm Entrepreneur Social, connecting impact entrepreneurs, artists and creatives #FromSweden with a global community of like-minded people. Her vision here is to create space and support network for Arts, Business and Entrepreneurship #FromSweden abroad and to magnify Swedish-International relations.  In everything Sofie does, she brings her STAR qualities, her passion, warmth and shining personality. Her genuine love of people, the arts and business come together in the various platforms she uses to magnify the artists and the arts community. Sofie is also one of the authors in a new book, ‘You Are A Genius’, where she shares her journey as a Social Impact Entrepreneur. Sofie is one of 18 fellow authors sharing their story in this book and was keen to get involved with the project to share authentic and genuine stories of the ups and downs, wins and losses in the life of an entrepreneur and to inspire other artists and creatives to be more visible. Her action steps to readers and listeners is:Focus on your financial situation - get clarity to enable you to make the necessary decisionsEmbrace proven digital strategies and tools that are available to you todayTap into good communities for support and connection Some words of wisdom from Sofie:You are the sum of the people you surround yourself withWho do you want to show up as? Making a conscious decision.There is not a lack on money at the moment, it has just shifted handsConnect with your community and create a sense of belonging And finally…….it’s all about relationships! At the Business Connections Podcast we are all about sharing stories that demonstrate the power of connection. We thank Sofie Marin for being generous with her time and sharing her wisdom with us all. We wish Sofie all the very best with all her business endeavours and look forward to catching up with her again to see where her journey has taken her next time! #artsdynamics #artsdynamicstalks #sofiemarin #Agenda2030 #SDG #socialentrepreneur #fromsweden USEFUL LINKS:  Personal - Business - New Business - Social Media links Company Https:// Https://
In this episode, Melanie from Experts On Air is here to give us some advice on how we can start our own podcast show and gives some insights on how podcasting can expand our business opportunities.She also talks about the importance of self-discovery and how knowing ourselves can help us connect with people better.SHOW NOTES[0:01:12.0]  Getting to know Mel[0:02:33.2]  Rapid-fire questions: reading list, who inspires you, childhood aspirations, a motto that you live by[0:06:54.3]  Getting to know yourself and how important it is to establish connections[0:08:47.9]  After some self-discovery tests, how do we go about connecting with other business owners?[0:10:52.8]  Should we think of connections from a B2B perspective or from a person-to-person perspective?[0:12:08.7]  For introverts: advice for making connections/networking[0:14:46.2]  How podcasting can help us connect, two big benefits you get from podcasting[0:17:05.7]  Are there benefits to podcasting for local businesses?[0:20:10.8]  The easiest way to start a podcast[0:21:41.8]  Repurposing content from podcast episodes[0:24:02.3]  A word of advice for beginning podcasters[0:24:45.4]  Connect with Mel!QUOTES“It’s not going to be governments that change the world; it’s going to be entrepreneurs and people getting out there and having a different way of thinking.”“People used to think you should only have one job forever, but it’s no longer the case nowadays.”“In corporate, it’s all about competition, but in entrepreneurship, it’s all about collaboration - how can we make things bigger, better, together.”MENTIONSEverything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo (book)Myers-Briggs Personality TestWealth Dynamics Profile TestZoom CONNECT WITH MELLinkedInExperts On Air If you like this episode of the Grow My Clinic podcast, please don't forget to like, share, comment, and give us your ratings on iTunes and Stitcher.We appreciate your support and feedback!
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Apr 10th, 1974
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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15 hours, 32 minutes