015 – Build a wildly successful superfood business and pitch on national TV for investment (and get it) with Kate Johansson of Koja Foods

Kate Johansson founded superfood company Koja out of her personal passion for wellness and whole foods – and a desire to get real foods back on the menu for Australian consumers. You may have seen her on Australia’s Shark Tank in 2015 and that bubbly personality comes shining through on the podcast today. Kate shares with absolute honesty her journey to starting Koja as a solopreneur – she shares her process, her successes and her failures. Kate’s interview today is a masterclass in persistence and momentum – you will get some of the best advice and inspiration for starting a wellness business today!

July Transitions : Reset Your Goals for 2015

In my Sunday yoga class, my teacher Sam talked about this time of year – end of financial year, mid winter in the southern hemisphere – as being a time of stress and anxiety and contraction, and began to talk about it in the context of being a transitional period of time, helping us to move and relax and breathe into it. It was beautiful and although it gave me a moment of stress about looming tax time, it also made me think about this time of transition in all of our wellness businesses. For all of us, it’s a transition from the first half of the year into the second. There may be many other significant transitions going on for you in your business. What i love about periods of transition is that it implies a change going on – whether internal or external. And it holds the promise and potential of the new phase, as well as the reflection and learning of the old.

Guest Post: The Value of Having a Mentor

By Belinda Jacobson, Editor, Parties, Pearls and Being Precious

 

I’m an ambitious person. Anyone who knows me will confirm that, and I make no apologies for it. I’m determined and driven, and I don’t let obstacles get in the way of getting where I want to be.

 

Having said that – I don’t always figure our the best way around those obstacles on my own.

 

In the very early stages of my career, I tried to solve the world’s problems on my own. Which worked up to a point. There came a time when I found myself asking someone more experienced than I how they would handle the situation I was in. I may not have always acted on their advice, but in some shape or form, the advice they gave me shaped my eventual course of action.

 

Fast forward 10 years and numerous promotions later and I now understand that what I was doing without realising it, was using a mentor.

011 – Authentic Reinvention with Amy Crawford of The Holistic Ingredient

In this interview with the wellness entrepreneur behind The Holistic Ingredient, Amy Crawford, she reflects on what it takes to thrive as a wellness entrepreneur. We talk about business models – and yes, it gets me excited – and about how Amy’s business model while it might look like a crap one, actually plays perfectly to her strengths from her corporate career. We talk about the current landscape and how she’s adapting her business to respond.

010 – A Blogging Masterclass with Jaclyn Carlson of Blog Society

You know you’ve been wanting it! Blogging is massive in the health and wellness industry. For some entrepreneurs, it’s how they’ve started expressing their passion for wellness and then monetised or commercialised. For others, it’s become a content marketing necessity once you launched your business or website. Or maybe you don’t blog at all and you’d like to start. Or maybe you don’t blog and don’t plan to – you will still get loads from my chat with Jac about content marketing and building your tribe.