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Podcost Episode Forty Five interview with Annette Sym OUT ON THE 2nd October

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Annette Sym is Australia’s favourite weightloss mentor and bestselling author of the SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE cookbook series 1-7 plus the recent addition – Cooking for 1 or 2 people.  She turned the triumph over her own 35 kilo weight loss into a successful business and has sold over 4 million copies of her cookbooks. Since her first book was launched in 1997, Annette has helped thousands lose weight and keep it off through her low-fat cookbooks, Premium Breakfast Shakes, online mentoring program, speaking events, workshops, website, and social media





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Podcast Episode Forty Four Interview with Stacey Currie out on the 25th September

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By any standard, Stacey should be living on the streets, in jail, on drugs or dead. She ticks all the boxes when it comes to risk factors. She had an absent mum, was bought up in housing commission and experienced child sexual abuse. By 14, she was living in a shed. By 15, she was pregnant. By 19, she had 2 babies and was homeless. By 21, Stacey had 3 kids and was living in a domestic violent relationship.

Today, she is a keynote speaker, successful businesswoman, author of her new book good riddance (which will be released early 2021), mother of five and inspiration to thousands of people who have adopted her life lessons.

Remarkably, Stacey, now 41, has not only survived to tell the tale but managed to defy the odds by using her street-smart wisdom to thrive, and help others from all walks of life do so too. As the co-founder of a million-dollar printing business, her tenacity and commitment have seen her nominated for several business awards.

As a qualified leadership coach and mentor, Stacey is known for her rawness, honesty and compassion.

However, it is as a motivational speaker that Stacey is best known. Her keynote speech Good Riddance: How to Make Hard Choices Easy for a Change has captivated audiences across Australia. In fact, the self-described ‘rough-around-the-edges chick’ often pinches herself when rubbing shoulders with everyone from those in rags to those in riches.


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Podcast Episode Forty three Interview with Jen Forsyer

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Today Vickie has the pleasure and honour to chat to one of her amazing friends, Jennifer Forster.  Jen is a self leadership mentor who helps women to heal their lives from the inside out by identifying hidden subconscious patterns that are keeping them trapped in their minds, stuck in their emotions and preventing them from living the life they truly desire.  She is also the author of The Power of a Peaceful Woman.

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Podcost Episode Forty Two with Lisa Curry

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Triple Olympian – Motivational speaker, Lisa Curry AO,  is undoubtedly one of Australia’s most popular personalities, with a unique and powerful message about personal success, overcoming obstacles, discipline, determination, weight loss, regaining your health, and getting the best out of people.

She has achieved and learnt so much from being a triplie Olympian, Keynote Motivational speaker, Best selling Author of six Health and Fitness books, Personal trainer, Coach, Board member, TV and Radio presenter, Product ambassador, defribillator recipient and mum. With five Online Weight Loss and Fitness Programs and hew Hormonal Imbalance educational website, Lisa continues to work and speak to help motivate, inspire and educate people to help them realise their full potential.


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Podcast Episode Forty One Interview with Pauline Ryeland

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Today’s guest Pauline Ryeland is the Intimacy Whisperer. Whether you are single or in a relationship, there is always the possibility of experiencing more and learning new ways to love ourselves and our partner.  If you are in a relationship, whether fresh or more long term, how do you keep it moving forward?  How do you keep the spark and the flame ignited? Imagine, if we could wave a magic wand and give you the relationship with yourself and your partner that you desire.  What would it look like?


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Podcast Episode Forty Interview with Kristine Carlson

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Today’s guest is the amazing Kristine Carlson, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of returning from grief and waking up to life with more joy and gratitude—and certainly not taking life too seriously.

Kris’ life mission expands upon the phenomenal success of she and her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work in the (“Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series). She continues his legacy of peaceful and mindful living through her own bestselling books; including the most recent, From Heartbreak to Wholeness: the hero’s journey to joy, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best GIft Ever and her memoir, Heartbroken Open.

Over the past two decades, Kris and Richard have sold more than 30 million books worldwide. She has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show,Good Morning America, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Kristine spoke about two links in her interview, here they are:
The links are for Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff happiness courses: https://dontsweat.com/courses/
and book writing with the Book Doulas at: www.bookdoulas.com.

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Podcast Episode Thirty nine interview with Min Swan

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Starting her own business in the financial services industry at 21 years of age, Min went on to grow that firm into one of the largest in South East Queensland.  After merging with three other financial services organisations, Min exited the firm and entered the corporate world in Sydney before returning to the Sunshine Coast in 2009 to start White House Celebrations.  Min and her team have been responsible for many of the major fundraising and corporate events on the Sunshine Coast since 2009.  Leaving no stone unturned, Min executes with excellence and delivers memorable events on time and on budget.  Min is dedicated to building world class reputations for her clients and believe strongly that everyone should have the opportunity to live their potential.  Min has also been the Judging Chair for the Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year Awards since 2017.



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Podcast Episode Thirty Eight Interview with Kylie Chivers

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Kylie Chivers is a mother of three, a multiple business owner, a multiple property owner, a twelve month Tony Robbins Platinum graduate, she has worked with Keith Cunningham of Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  Today Kylie shares some of the midset tools she learnt along the way that help her to stay focused and maintain her joy. 



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Podcast Episode Thirty Seven Interview with Tristian Roxburgh

Today Vickie talks to Tristian Roxbourgh, Tristian has struggled with anxiety, depression and attempted to take his own life on more than one occasion. After an life intervention three years ago at a ‘Date with Destiny’ event with Anthony Robbins, on the back of another attempt to take his own life, Tristian shares some of the trials and tribulations he has been through and some real life tips that helped him on his journey. Tristian shares that he is still on the journey and still has good days and bad days, like all of us, but has found some tips that work for him.

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Podcast Episode Thirty Six Interview with Kerrie Atherton

Wake up to what MATTERS podcast is about inspiring our listener to master their monkey mind (that voice in our head that often sabotages our success, that often tells us LIES and takes us OFF TRACK from our purpose) this voice often leads us to stress, overwhelm, anxiety, fear or worse.  Our mission with this podcast is to inspire you to find your voice and to give you tips to help find another way.

Today’s guest is one of the most inspirational ladies I know, Kerrie Atherton, is the founder of Stories of HOPE Australia. Kerrie has been working with individuals and families for many years now helping them through traumatic events in their lives and empowering them through counselling, therapy and community connection to find healing, purpose and HOPE.

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Podcast Episode Thirty Five Interview with Carren Smith

Carren Smith is a powerhouse of positivity and success. Well known as one of Australia’s most exciting and dynamic motivational speakers, Carren captivates her audience with humour, energy and genuine engagement! Carren is a dynamic leader, a motivator, and a Bali Bombing survivor. She is an author, a trainer, a keynote speaker.


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Podcast Episode Thirty Four Interview Kim Morrison from Twenty8

Australian Ultra Marathon Champion and Six time author. An aromatherapist for 27 years Kim is passionate about self-love. Kim shares her secrets about taming that silly monkey mind, and overcoming stress and fear.


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Podcast Episode Thirty Three interview with Carlie Wacker

Today I interview Carlie Wacker.  Carlie’s world is all about the radio, the state and the fashion.  She is a radi announcer, an emcee, a freelance fashion and beauity writer and brand ambassador.  WELCOME TO W.O.W!


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Podcast Episode Thirty Two Interview with Karen Waugh Raphael from Classical Pilates Noosa

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Podcast Episode Thirty One Interview with Sharee Webster from Holmans Accounting & Taxation

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Podcast Episode Thirty

Interview with Jack Bailey from Fresh Meats

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Podcast Episode Twenty Nine

Interview with Ilinka from Chomley Family Law

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Podcast Episode Twenty Eight

Interview with Paula Gowland Sunshine Coast Art & Framing Gallery

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Podcast Episode Twenty Seven

Interview with Ruth Holland


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Podcast Episode Twenty Six

Interview with Ian Ugarte

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Podcast Episode Twenty Four

Interview with Spiri Buhagiar

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Podcast Episode Twenty Three Interview with Marilyn Brayshaw

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Podcast Episode Twenty Two

Interview with Yasna Hawthorne

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Podcast Episode Twenty One

Interview with Dani Le Marseny 

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Podcast Episode Twenty

Interview with Victoria Berry

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Podcast Episode Nineteen

Interview with Jo Saxelby

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Podcast Episode Eighteen

Interview with Bridget- Jane

New Leaf Nutrition

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Podcast Episode Seventeen

Interview with Marilyn Black

Harlequin Blinds and Security

Harlequin Blinds and Security. Harlequin Blinds is one of the only local Sunshine Coast manufacturers. They are local, they employ local, they buy local and they sell global.

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Podcast Episode Sixteen

Interview with Leigh Rachow

Your PropertyCare

Leigh Rachow is passionate about all things Property Management.  Her business Your PropertyCare is definitely looking after her tenants and landlords with the most CUSTOMER CARE possible, her mission is to provide a level of care they only ever dreamed of. Leigh’s clients love that they can sit back and relax with the knowledge that Leigh is ensuring the maximum return and care of their property, she looks after their baby, like it’s her own. Leigh is offering our listeners her guaranteed best quality service. 


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Podcast Episode Fifteen

Interview with Renee Blackwell

Multi award winning jeweller Renee Blackwell’s workshop/studio “Harmony House” is set deep in the heart of her tranquil 50-acre Eco-property in South East Queensland. As a designer of bespoke jewellery pieces, this peaceful environment is where her inspirations converge, creating her exquisite collections. Renee’s lifelong passion with adornment began 30 years ago on a trip to East Africa. Her eyes, ears and heart were opened to the exciting possibilities of personal adornment. Since then the direction of her life has been gently steered toward the pursuit of all things beautiful, especially jewellery. 

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Podcast Episode Fourteen

Interview with Kym Cousins

Just over 3 years’ ago Kim Cousins decided to leave the corporate rat race in Sydney to move to paradise on the Sunshine Coast She knew that she wanted to continue doing what she loved and was good at. This is how her business; Sprout Enablement was born. The number one problem that businesses tell Kym they have, is not enough customers coming into their pipeline, in order to reach their targets. So, she built my business around helping businesses – whether they are solopreneurs or larger companies, ensure they have the right marketing in place, build their personal brand and have the confidence and skills to sell. Kym offers our listeners a complimentary 30 minute Sales Coaching Session. Visit kymcousins.com or email her direct at kymcousins@gmail.com. 

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Podcast Episode Thirteen

Interview with Tracey Mathers

Tracey Mathers spent 24 years in retail, firstly as part of the Mathers Shoes Group and later in her own Tracey Mathers Shoe Studio. Three years ago she sold the business and has set up Coaching and Mentoring in all things business. Tracey is passionate about making a difference for her clients and loves sharing her knowledge learnt over a lifetime of learning. She is also a public speaker talking on many different subjects. Tracey offers our listeners a 2 hour power session on getting clear clarity around who you are and where you are headed for half price. Normally $795 for $395. This can be in person (Brisbane) zoom, skype or via phone. Contact her via email tracey@traceymathers.com.au 

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Podcast Episode Twelve

Interview with Sue Scott


Sue has been involved in Real Estate for many years throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East, and in more recent years as a selling agent, and now a Buyers Agent covering Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Sue is passionate about saving her buyers money through good negotiation with her fellow Real Estate Agents who often have market properties available to her.  Sue has formed a facebook support group for Soul Traders called ‘The Australian Sole Trader Support Group’, this is a group with all kinds of conversations and information for Sole Traders during these trying times.  

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Podcast Episode Eleven

Interview with Bridget Jane Thompson


Bridget Jane is passionate about helping to free people them from the preoccupation, fixation and struggle with food, eating and their bodies so they can finally live the life they have been dreaming of inside. Helping them to dig deep into their soul, the process of food and eating becomes fun, enjoyable and intuitive. Weight loss, if required, and body shifts are a natural and effortless side effect. 

Bridget is offering our listeners a free half hour consultation with her.


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Podcast Episode Ten

Interview with Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane


In this episode Vickie chats with Ghostwriter Roxanne McCarty-O’Kane.  Roxanne is a qualified journalist who has been working in the industry since 2007,  she has written for just about every communication medium from regional and community newspapers to websites, online magazines and lifestyle magazines both as an employee and as a freelancer. 


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Podcast Episode Nine

Interview with Lisa Murray

In this episode Vickie speaks to Lisa Murray.  Lisa had a ‘traditional’ corporate career, with her last job was managing a research institute for a university and for the past ten years she has been creating an entirely different career that is always expanding and changing. She is a  transformational writer (fiction and non-fiction) and coach (business, creativity, burnout) and has have facilitating retreats and events internationally for many years.  

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Podcast Episode Eight

Interview with Destani Davis

In this episode Vickie chats to Destani Davies. Destani is the Founder of T CareersPro – The Careers Professionals where she teaches youth how to market themselves for jobs, although the core of her message is looking at some of the childhood trauma that she has experienced and pulling out some of the strengths from these situations, to inspire and empower youth to create their own reality. 

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Podcast Episode Seven

Interview with Justine Kearney

In this episode Vickie chats with Justine Kearney,  Justine is an ABC Journalist and a Rodan and Fields Consultant. She is passionate about giving her two children their best life while living her own.

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Podcast Episode Six

Interview with Sandra Leigh

In this episode Vickie chats with Pilates instructor Sandra Leigh.  Sandra’s business Pilates Success Sandra take student of any level. Sandra has been practicing Pilates and yoga for over 10 years, and is committed to a healthy, fit and empowered lifestyle. Join her in her specialty Pilates Studio at beautiful Peregian Beach. http://pilatessuccess.com.au

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Podcast Episode Five

Interview with Marney Perna

In this episode Vickie chats with Marney Perna.  Marney shares how she loves inspiring people to de-stress their life.   With the use of kinesiology, Marney empowers her clients to live a pain free peaceful life. Click here to check out her website. https://www.kinique.com/ 

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Podcast Episode Four

Interview with Michael White

In this episode Vickie interviews Michael White founder of Aus Identies. Michael is passionate about making a difference in the live of Young People.  Hear how Michael founded his business by delivering what he wished he had found himself.  https://ausidentities.com.au/

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Podcast Episode Three

Interview with Rachael Pope

In this episode Vickie chats with Rache Pope. Rachel lost her father, her brother and her husband, she shares how these losses inspired her to form her business, Gifts from Grief. http://giftsfromgrief.com/

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Podcast Episode Two

Interview with Kim Serafini

In this episode Vickie chats with Kim Serafini from Serafini Mind Spa.  Find out how Kim was able to get Oprah Winfrey to purchase her product. Kim’s daily positive priming is an international success. https://www.serafinimindspa.com/meet-kim.   To claim Kim’s discount offer, just type in the word wakeup when asked for a referral code.

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Podcast Episode One 

Interview with Dane Shelford

In this episode Vickie interviews Dane Shelford, a New Zealand footballer who through injury had to find a new future, he went on to become a multi million dollar business owner. Dane shares his life learning and how he found the confidence to pursue his dreams. https://crewdo.com.au/

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