Tag Archives: Female Entrepreneur

Requests for Mentorship

I feel flattered every time that someone contacts me to ask if I will mentor or coach them… I’m involved with a number of programs where I can support start-ups and entrepreneurs on their journey – but, literally, I do not have enough hours in the day to meet the requests that I have to mentor people one-on-one. My Shark Tank invested companies get one-on-one mentoring as part of being successful on the program – this could be a way…

10 ways to be brave enough to ‘Seize the Day’

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It is one thing to say ‘Seize the Day’ – but it is another to actually do it. I (probably like most other people) if I am really faced with a challenge then I want to hide under the bed covers and ‘hope’ it will go away and all of a sudden life will get easier – and I will have a happy existence. This, however, is never the case. I know that for myself when I  (and especially together…

5 things I was looking for in the pitches on Shark Tank Series 2

After every episode, the social team from Channel Ten have been diligently updating the leaderboard outlining which shark is making which offer and the amount that each of us has invested in the start-ups. There is much more to what this leader board says – it is not about what we spend but what we think is our potential for return. Each shark has different skills, talents, networks and experiences – whenever someone walks into the tank (remember we know…

Shark Tank Series 2 Episode Ten on TEN

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This episode is all about customer experience and customer promise – whilst what is presented to us differs vastly in terms of customer groups, markets and audiences – the fundamentals of brand promise remains the same; Does the customer believe that ‘you will do what you say you’re going to do?” Intelliweed - As a ‘would be’ green thumb myself, I know that whenever I start to grow something weeds pop up and keep popping up – as soon as I…

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode Six on TEN

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 There is such wonderful variety in each episode of Shark Tank and episode six is true to form – Aussie innovators who bet it all to get their idea off the ground. From Road Traffic Control to the eradication of skin cancer – getting you anything anywhere within 60 minutes to a natural doggie ablutions platform…. Incredible – here are my notes from set. There is a #SharkFight or two – but even a #Dogfight – wonderful Cap Hat - Bernie…

The entrepreneur’s journey Coming Up this week 6 June 2016

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  Sometimes I simply laugh because as I start each week with the question – “what is the one thing that I need to get done this week so that if I get it done everything will become easier?” This might seem like an easy question… however this week particularly I did not quite achieve it – though recruiting new team members will mean that the next weeks should get easier… Yet this week it was a wonderful blur of…

The entrepreneur’s journey Coming Up this week 30 May 2016

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Last week was one of those incredible weeks when a plan comes together. If I was to give it a theme it would be ‘Inspired Start Ups Center Stage’. From sharing the love with Ready to Soar for Business Management students at Queenwood School to BSchools #IdeaNation sponsored by ANZ Business Ready in Melbourne. I finished the week talking all things Live What You Love in Alice Springs for the Strata Managers conference. Shark Tank found its new place on…

An Entrepreneur’s Journey – Coming Up This Week 23 May 2016

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The big news for the week is Shark Tank moving from Sunday nights to Wednesday nights…. Episode 4 of Shark Tank will air on Wednesday 25 June – straight after Master Chef Last week for me was all about planning. With all of the businesses that I work with we are coming close to the end of the year. Looking, designing and creating strategies as very much a part of the entrepreneurs journey. I have been using the #OnePageStrategicPlan from…

Shark Tank Australia Series 2 Episode TWO on TEN

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With a mix of disruptive businesses, innovators and some rich discussions on valuation Episode Two has many lessons, great insights and a few laughs as well…Our entrepreneurs are prepared, their pitches entertaining and expressive – all the founders in this episode happen to be relatively young (well compared to us) – some have been battling away at their idea for years whilst others are not even a year into the business. These are the notes that I took while filming…

Coming up this week 9th May 2016

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Last week was busy, interesting and exciting – popping into the world of TV, publishing all whilst keep up my day job. I hosted a session with the RedBalloon team sharing insights on #CustomerExperience and the #Startup Days, a with the Minster for Innovation and Better Regulation talking all things #growth, working with my own start ups, celebrating the Barnardos Mother of the Year Awards,  a full day of media talking all things #SharkTank and the new book #ReadytoSoar on Studio10,…