Work Wife Wine Time
As Australian women in business, we struggle with a lack of support or connection with others sharing our same journey. We need to debrief with other female entrepreneurs who get what running a business is like. Fridays at wine o'clock join fellow female entrepreneurs Mikala, Gemma and Dora as they speak about strategies of running a business, life, levelling-up and feeling empowered. But, most of all, keeping it real. If you're an Australian female entrepreneur, then this is the podcast for you.
Ep #94: Redefining Life Success
March 29, 2024 • 43 MIN
In a world that constantly demands more, how do we find fulfilment without losing ourselves in the pursuit of success? Join us in this empowering episode as we delve into the transformative journey of rediscovering your inherent worth as a woman and leader. In this episode Mikala speaks with "Lead Like You," author Jo Wagstaff who guides us through a roadmap for personal and professional revolution. Through courageous stories and evidence-based practices, she illuminates the path to radical resilience and deep fulfillment by embracing authenticity.
Ep #93: Embracing Femininity
March 15, 2024 • 38 MIN
Join Mikala as she delves into an inspiring conversation with our guest, Nicole Stewart. From the world of international equestrian competition, Nicole's journey is one of resilience, self-discovery, and the pursuit of authentic femininity in a world that often favours masculine traits. In this episode, Nicole candidly shares her experiences of navigating burnout and reclaiming her power as a woman after years of conforming to societal expectations and pressures to perform in traditionally masculine roles. We'll explore the pivotal moments that led her to recognise the importance of embracing her femininity and reconnecting with her body, and the challenges she faced along the way.
Ep #92: Email Marketing Law and Ethics
March 1, 2024 • 29 MIN
Join Mikala and Gemma as they take you through all the ins and outs of email marketing consent, rules, and the GDPR. Plus, they'll give you tips for clever email marketing in 2024. So, tune in and let's have some fun while navigating the world of marketing regulations.
Ep #91: Mastering Your Brand Voice with AI
February 21, 2024 • 32 MIN
Ready to dive into the fascinating world of AI? Discover its impact on your business in this podcast with Chat GPT trainer Leanne Shelton. Join us as we explore how AI can be powerful and how to stop it from hindering your business. Discover expert strategies for infusing ChatGPT with your brand's unique voice, ensuring authentic copy that resonates with your audience. Learn from real examples of misusing ChatGPT and how to avoid them so you can protect your business's reputation and integrity.
Ep #90: Upskilling in 2024, It's Time
February 2, 2024 • 23 MIN
Ready to be proactive and take your business to the next level in 2024? The need for upskilling has arisen from the evolution in our businesses, in ourselves and the continuously changing business landscape. Tune in and listen to the three wise and crazy podcasters (Mikala, Gemma and Dora) as they come together to talk about upskilling in 2024. There are so many reasons and ways to upskill from automation, digital transformation and the emergence of new technologies.
Ep #89: Habits vs Goals
January 22, 2024 • 25 MIN
Tired of making goals? Listen up. In this episode, we're ditching the tired old goal-setting routine and talking about habits. That's right, we're all about creating habits that will fuel your business and help you achieve rapid change. Because let's be honest, goals are great, but they're not always easy to stick to. Habits, you can do on autopilot. Once you have a good habit in place, you'll be amazed at how quickly you start to see results. Tune in today so you can set up your 2024 differently.
Ep #88: From Red Flags to Refunds
December 13, 2023 • 44 MIN
Join Mikala and Carly Woods from Get My Refund as they dive deep into the world of financial empowerment. Listen as they unravel the secrets to making savvy money moves and claiming financial justice.
Ep #87: Building Business Relationships
November 24, 2023 • 42 MIN
Business relationships have the transformative potential to shape your success in ways you can't afford to ignore. Here's the truth, collaboration equals power. Because with support, your business can take advantage of crucial opportunities that might otherwise slip through your grasp. Join the inspiring entrepreneur Olivia Carr alongside the dynamic Gemma as they dive into the incredible potential of solid business relationships. And how they can propel your business to unprecedented heights.
Ep #86: Understanding the Real You
November 17, 2023 • 22 MIN
Do you get frustrated with yourself? And with those around you? It maybe because there are parts of you that you haven't gotten to really know and understand. What if you could get to really know yourself? And lean into and embrace your uniqueness? In this episode Amy Pettingill and Dora chat about how we are all unique and how beneficial it is to understand ourselves. Understanding ourselves and how we are different strengthens our connection to self, personal lives, business/career, our whole life.
Ep #85: Navigating Eco-Shame
October 27, 2023 • 49 MIN
In this episode, we delve into a topic that can affect many of us deeply: eco-shame. Join Mikala as she chats with Sustainable Living Facilitator, Milca Perez, to explore the complex emotions surrounding our efforts (or lack thereof) to protect the environment. We tackle questions that help us understand why we feel this shame, how to overcome it, and ways to transform this guilt into actionable change.
Ep #84: How to Become Fadeproof
October 18, 2023 • 55 MIN
Join Mikala as she chats with Professional Communicator and Personal Stylist, Suzy Cooper, and they delve into the concept of becoming "Fadeproof" and how to regain confidence in your personal style.
Ep #83: Writing with Confidence
September 29, 2023 • 23 MIN
Have you ever been faced with a white page, too nervous to write? Or maybe you dread writing that you don’t even attempt it, sending it to the end of the to do list? What if you could write confidently, how would that feel?
Ep #82: LGBTQIA+ Inclusivity for Business
September 15, 2023 • 53 MIN
In this episode, we dive deep into the world of LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in businesses. Our special guest, Liv Hogarth, is a passionate advocate and expert in fostering inclusive environments where everyone feels valued and respected. We explore what it truly means to have an LGBTQIA+ inclusive business and why it's not just a buzzword but a genuine commitment to equality and respect. Liv sheds light on common misconceptions and why inclusivity is vital for businesses of all sizes.
Ep #81: What's in a Name? Naming Your Brand for the Long Game
September 1, 2023 • 62 MIN
Naming your business can be a real pain in the neck. It's tough because you want something that stands out, sticks in people's minds, and rolls off the tongue. We get it. Join Mikala and Bec Hughes in this episode and pick up some handy tips for naming your business.
#80: Failure & Change
August 18, 2023 • 26 MIN
When staring failure straight in the face, it can be terrifying, with all your hard work down the drain. But what if there was a way to look at things differently, and actually turn it around into something that feels lighter and more positive? In this episode Dora chats to Nicki Trappitt where they talk about how to overcome failure in business to start again.
#79: Living the Laptop Lifestyle with Sally Watson
August 7, 2023 • 38 MIN
Have you ever dreamed of taking your business and family on the road? So many of us start our businesses so we can experience the freedom and the ability to choose when, how and where we want to live and work. In this episode Mikala chats with Career and Business Coach, Sally Watson, who took the leap and travelled around Australia for six months in a caravan with her husband and kids, while still running a successful business.
#78: Business and Parenting with Kate Toon
July 21, 2023 • 30 MIN
It can feel relentless trying to run a business and be a parent. It may like feel your neglecting your business or not paying enough attention to your partner and kids. But is such a thing as being a good parent and running a successful business? Kate Toon definitely thinks so and chats with Dora about her business journey, parenting and that dreaded parent guilt. She ask talks about how to talk to kids about your business, and what not to say. They talk about why there are never enough hours in the day along with setting business hours and expectations. Tune into this episode and learn how to run a successful business whilst being a good parent.
#77 Stop Wasting Money in Business
July 7, 2023 • 27 MIN
Are you assessing where you’re spending money in your business? If not, you could be making the mistake of wasting money. Discover how constraint and comparison play a huge part in overspending money. If you want to save money in your business, this episode is for you.
#73: Master Your Business Finances
June 23, 2023 • 39 MIN
Join Mikala and seasoned profit and wealth guru, Ruth King, as they delve into the world of business finances. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your own side-hustle, understanding and taking control of your business finances is crucial for long-term success.
#75: Is AI Writing Smart-ificial?
June 9, 2023 • 28 MIN
Your guide to everything ChatGPT and what it can really do for your business.
#74: Managing Grief and Business
May 26, 2023 • 29 MIN
Grief sucks. There’s no doubt about that. It’s a challenging emotion to feel and can completely cripple you. But if you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’ve still got your business to run. In this episode, you’ll discover tips on how to navigate grief while running your business. So you can give yourself grace and space while still managing your business.
#73: Building Resilience in Business
May 12, 2023 • 27 MIN
Resilience means coming back. It’s like an elastic band. No matter how far you stretch it, it will always come back. And it’s the key to being a successful entrepreneur. Join Mariam El Houli and Gemma, and they discuss what resilience is and how to build it so you can run a successful business.
#72: Managing Curveballs and Business
May 3, 2023 • 30 MIN
Life throws things at us that we can’t control. As business owners, we need to figure out how things will happen in our businesses if we can’t be in them. In this episode, you’ll hear from Dora, Gemma and Mikala, who’ve had many curveballs thrown at them in the past year. They all had to pivot, plan and reshuffle without sacrificing their businesses. Learn what happened and how they pivoted and still managed to run their businesses.
#71: Living Your Best Life with Natalie Moore
April 14, 2023 • 21 MIN
Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin and just going about living life, without truly being happy? That can be a thing of the past when you tune into who you are, what stage of life you are at and truly connect with yourself.
#70: Weightloss and Business with Corinne Crabtree
March 17, 2023 • 46 MIN
Believe it or not, weight and business struggles have many little-known similarities. But in this episode, you’ll discover secrets that will support the growth of your business so it feels healthier. Join Gemma, Mikala and special guest Corinne Crabtree as they discuss the parallels between successful weightloss and business strategies.
#69: The Wisdom of Horses with Pam Poole
March 1, 2023 • 52 MIN
Horses (or any pet for that matter) can be beautiful, non-judgemental, steadfast creatures. They can provide us with non-judgmental love and acceptance and teach us a lot about relationships and ourselves. In this episode, Mikala chats with Life Coach and Equine Assisted Learning practitioner Pam Poole, about the ways in which we can learn so much about ourselves through our interactions with our pets.
#68: Clean Living with Karen Tan
February 22, 2023 • 24 MIN
Do you wonder what’s in the products you use and the effect on your health, mood, and body? Did you know many toothpastes contain sugar and our bodies are absorbing that every time we brush our teeth? In this episode, you’ll learn about the effects toxins have on your health, immunity, skin, and mental health. And how to start living a cleaner (or low tox) life for improved health, mind and of course business outcomes. You’ll also hear from Karen how her health improved dramatically after removing toxins from her environment and how she started with baby steps.
#67: Turning Imposter Syndrome into Your Super Power
February 3, 2023 • 54 MIN
As women in business we're all too familiar with that little voice in the back of our heads. You know the one: "You shouldn't be here..." "What do you know?" "You're not good enough!" In this episode Mikala chats with Business Mindset Coach, Christine Corcoran, about how we can embrace this voice and use it to our advantage. They also talk about self-care routines, CEO rituals and the beauty of embracing failure in your business. This is not an episode to be missed!
#66: The Alchemy of Business
January 27, 2023 • 55 MIN
We’re all a work in progress, both in our lives and our businesses. Business was traditionally built on the patriarchy with a strong focus on the what and the how. As female business owners, if we can tap into our feminine energy and focus on the why then we can become truly connected to what we do. And when you believe in what you do, believe in the change you want to see and believe in who you can help. You never need to sell – you just speak your truth and organically attract clients Join Mikala and special guest Laura Belcher as they discuss the secret to feeling calm, focused and in integrity with your business.
Special Episode: Discover Your True Voice
January 20, 2023 • 31 MIN
Join the Work Wife Wine Time family as we go back in time and revisit one of our first episodes in memory of Gemma's cousin and special guest, Angela Lumicisi, who recently lost her brave and difficult battle with breast cancer. In this episode Gemma chats with Angela about how she used the COVID lockdowns to launch a new business and help women discover their true voice and communicate with confidence.
#65: Business With Kindness
December 9, 2022 • 24 MIN
Do you spend a lot of time online? Mindlessly scrolling while your life and time floats away? Are you finding your mood and vibe isn’t what it used to be, or what it could be? In this episode you’ll learn how to look after yourself and others online. We spend a lot of time online so using it with boundaries and mindfulness is key for self-care. Learn all the tips and tricks during this episode with Marie Nadal Sharma from Friendly Digital.
#64: Burnout and Stress
November 25, 2022 • 27 MIN
In this episode you’ll the difference between burnout and stress. What good stress is? And what tools can help with managing stress and giving us a sense of calm and peace. Bianca McKee shares for 4 Ps: purpose, play, passion and peace and how these can energise your life and business. There’s even a free meditation to help you feel grounded and calm.
#63: Sanity Saving Systems
November 11, 2022 • 46 MIN
Clients – tick! Income – tick! Time and space to breathe, plan and scale your business… Not so much! In this episode Mikala speaks with Systems Implementation Engineer, Khadirah Muhammad about ways in which we can use systems, automation and technology to give ourselves the precious gift of time in our businesses.
#62: Your Cycle, Your Business
October 28, 2022 • 24 MIN
In this episode you’ll learn more about your cycle and how that affects your life and in turn your business. It’s important to know when to pause, and when to hit go so you can effectively grow your business. Awareness of your cycle can really help with this.
#61: Honour Your Clients & Yourself
October 7, 2022 • 46 MIN
Serving clients in an online environment (in this new COVID-altered world) provides certain challenges for body work therapists and practitioners. In this episode Mikala chats with Dana Dobrota, a body psychotherapist, about how therapists and practitioners can explore the online world and provide a valuable lighter-touch support service for clients while still ticking all the clinical and duty of care boxes. We also talk about the importance of taking care of ourselves while still serving our clients and businesses.
#60: Owning Your Creative Process
September 28, 2022 • 25 MIN
Your creative process is unique to you, your business and your clients’ needs.
#59: Business With Menopause
September 2, 2022 • 37 MIN
Menopause is something all women experience. But have you ever wondered how it might affect you in your business? You can experience energy level shifts, mood changes and lethargy. In this episode, join Gemma and Melissa MacGowan as they discuss how to navigate menopause and your business.
#58: Conscious Conversations
August 19, 2022 • 47 MIN
Am I ok? Three such simple words, but ones we don't ask ourselves enough - if ever! Join Mikala and Master Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Trainer, Tracey Groombridge as they discuss burnout, practical coping strategies and the importance of self compassion to stay mentally healthy in business and life.
#57: A Journey to Inner Wisdom
August 5, 2022 • 47 MIN
Have you ever dreamt about taking a physical journey of self discovery? Travelling to some remote and virtually untouched part of the world to learn as much about yourself as the local people and customs? If so, then this episode is for you. Join Mikala as she chats with author, educator and public speaker, Amy Edelstein about her 500 km journey alone and on foot in Zanskar, the highest valley in the world.
#56: Uplifting Your Profile
July 22, 2022 • 27 MIN
When you want to uplift your profile so you can be more visible and seen it can feel hard and daunting. In this episode you’ll learn about simple yet effective ways to uplift your profile so you can be seen in your market, even if it’s a saturated market. We discuss public relations (PR), awards and how to get comfortable with putting yourself out there. And wait till you hear about Erin’s background, it’s pretty impressive.
#55: It’s Never Too Late to Start
July 7, 2022 • 32 MIN
It’s never too late to start a business. If you’re retired, know someone who is, or want to do something new this is the episode for you. Join Gemma and Lisa Friend as they disscuss what it was like starting a business after she retired from teaching for 22 years. Learn what it’s like to enter the unknown, how to transition into owning a business and why the hell to work after retirement.
#54: Unanticipated Side Effects
June 24, 2022 • 25 MIN
Your comfort zone constantly grows as you try new things. So if you’re feeling the fear, you’re doing it right. Join Gemma and Mikala as they discuss unanticipated side effects, the beauty of being brave, trying new things and continuing to step outside your comfort zone.
#53: Keeping It Human
June 10, 2022 • 37 MIN
Struggle to find the sweet spot between automation and personal touch? On one hand, automation saves you time, but on the other hand, it’s impersonal. And you can’t be impersonal in a personal world, right? Join Gemma and Amy Hart as they discuss how to automate without sacrificing being human.
#52: So You Wanna Work Part Time?
May 27, 2022 • 25 MIN
You're no less of a business owner if you work part-time. Is there a reason you want to work part-time while running your business? Great. Guess what? You’re not failing as an entrepreneur, you’re moving forward in your business in a different way. And you get to decide what your business looks like. If you’re struggling with the idea of working part-time while running your business, you’re not alone. In this episode discover reasons why working part time as an employee benefits the growth of your business as the kick-ass entrepreneur that you are.
#51: Creating Powerful Partnerships
May 13, 2022 • 49 MIN
Ever wondered how collaboration truly works? This is the episode for you. Business partnerships are powerful. Join Melissa Forziat and Gemma as they discuss cross-marketing, leveraging ideas and strategies to figure out how two businesses can work together and help each other.
#50: Journalling for Business
April 29, 2022 • 42 MIN
Have you ever journaled and discovered some great things? If not learn how to do it. Join Bex Beltran The Resistance Coach and Gemma as they discuss how journaling can help you grow your business. Journaling ideas, thoughts and feelings can be life-changing and business changing as well. If you’ve ever thought about journaling then discover how to get started in this episode. So you can begin to make changes in your life and business too.
#49: Not Just a Pretty Website
April 14, 2022 • 28 MIN
Pretty pictures on a website just won’t cut it, here’s what you really need. Join Dora as she chats with copywriter Angela Pickett about how to create a website that really works.
#48: Working in Harmony - How to work with your partner
April 1, 2022 • 54 MIN
Want to work with your partner or spouse? Or perhaps you want to hire them as an employee in your business? If so, then don’t miss this episode. Join Mikala and special guest Kate Osborne as they discuss how to manage the responsibilities, accountability, and arguments if you don’t figure out the best working systems for your business's success.
#47: Women Traders
March 18, 2022 • 45 MIN
Ever thought about stocks? Stock market and trading? If so, then is the episode for you. Trading is an additional income stream and is especially handy if you run your own business. And if you’re a business owner your mindset helps you become an effective trader.
#46: Business with Chronic Health
March 4, 2022 • 47 MIN
Run a business with a chronic health condition? Find you make apologies and excuses? If you’re struggling to make it work, then this is the episode for you. You’ll discover how to keep showing up for you and your business in a way that works with your flow and energy. Learn how to give yourself permission to work when it suits you and learn how to accept help from others.
#45: How to Write a Book
February 18, 2022 • 37 MIN
If you’ve thought about writing a book then this is the episode for you. Learn how Gemma did it and get all her tips so you can do it too. But if you’re on the fence about writing your book then pay attention because you’ll discover how to or how to NOT get yourself over the line.
#44: Keep it Simple, Sister
February 4, 2022 • 17 MIN
Exhausted already? You’re not alone. It’s only January and it feels like we've had a whole year in 4 weeks. This feeling is across the board because we are all exhausted Aussie, in life and business as well. But you’ve got this because, in this episode, you’ll discover 5 top tips on how to get through 2022.
#43: Being Consciously Grit
January 21, 2022 • 45 MIN
Feel stuck in your business? You’re not alone. If you feel like you’re stuck and just can’t get there plus you’re unsure how to get out then this is the episode for you. Learn the 3 components of conscious grit and how to apply them to your business so you can go from unstuck to unstoppable.
#42: Business By Intuition
December 17, 2021 • 32 MIN
Do you make decisions intuitively in your business? Or maybe it hasn’t crossed your mind? Running your business, making decisions, wearing all the hats, can be exhausting, and then we question whether we are heading in the right direction, and making the right decisions. In this episode you’ll learn about how to use your intuition in business, in making decisions in your life and changing those stories you keep telling yourself. It’ll help you get unstuck and take action in no time. And we talk about new year’s resolutions, because its that time of the year and its some people’s mind.
#41: Courageous Action
December 3, 2021 • 30 MIN
Are you feeling self-doubt (or is someone projecting it on you)? Do you sometimes feel stuck and are battling with fear? Women face discrimination in many parts of their lives and in this episode Vari McGaan breaks it down and tells us how to overcome these to create success. In this episode you’ll learn about how to take courageous and brave actions so you can achieve success in business and life. If you are done with procrastination and want to start powering ahead this episode is a must. Take brave action with confidence and heart
Productivity 101 Series #05 - Care and Consistency
November 26, 2021 • 21 MIN
Care and consistency are key when it comes to productivity. In this episode you'll learn about recurring tasks to help keep your days consistent. And learning all about managing your mind and emotions so you can embrace productivity as a self care practice. Join Mikala in her final Productivity 101 episode as she talks all about taking the time out to rest and how it actually increases your productivity. Because self-care is what keeps your productivity high and consistent. And how getting things done means you can truly rest without worrying about what you have to do.
#40: Rebalance Naturally
November 19, 2021 • 40 MIN
Struggle to relax? This episode is for you. Learn why rebalancing and embracing true relaxation means you'll be more available in other areas of your life, including your business. If you're like most women in business, you're constantly thinking about what you need to do or haven't done and should be doing. But if you don't truly rebalance your mind and body so you can relax, then you'll head towards burnout.
#39: The Corporate Facade is Over
November 4, 2021 • 0 MIN
Is there a part of you who thinks acting a certain way in business means you’ll get more business? If so, you’re not alone. But putting on a facade doesn’t work anymore. In fact, it takes up more of your time and energy. In this episode you’ll learn why dropping the acting hat forever will grow your business and the clients you want to work with will come to you.
Productivity 101 Series #04 - Get $hit Done
October 28, 2021 • 21 MIN
How to stop f*cking around and actually do stuff. Find you get stuff done but not all of the things? Or is the stuff you complete isn’t what you set out to do? If this sounds like you please know you are not alone. But this episode with Mikala means you can finally stop how you’re currently working and level up your productivity like you never knew was possible.
#38: Get Out Of Your Own Way
October 22, 2021 • 29 MIN
Do you block your own wisdom? Does your mind get in the way of how you want to run your business? If you’re like most female business owners then you’re not alone. Join Gemma in this episode as she reveals the 4 largest mind blocks we face when growing a business.
#37: Growth Starts With a Vision
October 7, 2021 • 48 MIN
Struggling with knowing where your business is going? Ever reconnected with your why? Or truly discover who can help you get there? In this episode join property investor entrepreneur Elisa Zhang as she chats about the power of having a vision of where you want to go and how to use your motivation to get there no matter what. Along the way is where you will figure out the how of how to get there.
Productivity 101 Series #03 - Sharpen Your Focus
September 30, 2021 • 15 MIN
Struggle to stay focused in a loud world? You’re not alone because not only is it loud on the outside but it’s noisy on the inside as well. In this episode, you’ll learn how to sharpen your focus, remove the noise so you can focus on results. You’ll discover what constraint is, why it’s important and how to truly do it so you’ll stay focused and get your shit done.
#36: It's OK, to Not Feel OK
September 24, 2021 • 27 MIN
Have you ever felt like something is wrong with you because you're not happy 100 per cent of the time? You're not alone. There's nothing wrong with you, everything is actually right with you. In a world where people tell you always be happy, we're telling you that it's ok not to feel ok. In this episode, you'll learn why embracing your negative feelings and allow them to be there is a powerful tool. Constantly feeling happy is unrealistic, so when you feel negative emotions, don't pretend they are not there.
#35: Embracing Profit First
September 9, 2021 • 50 MIN
Do your business finances swing between feast or famine? Are you paying yourself consistently or only when there’s enough money in your account? The purpose of your business is to pay you. That’s the bottom line (or at least it should be)... If you feel like a slave to your business bank account then this is the episode for you. Join Mikala as she chats with Rebecca Gadd, from Sprout Business and Wellness Coaching, about the Profit First system. You’ll learn how both Rebecca and Mikala used the system to sure-up their businesses during the good times, allowing them to continue to pay themselves during the hard times.
#34: The New Wife
August 26, 2021 • 28 MIN
Welcome Dora to work wife wine time. Join her with Mikala and Gemma as they chat about all things collaboration over competition, their biggest challenges throughout their business and how the three ladies work together in various areas of their businesses. In this episode, you’ll also hear personal recollections about imposter syndrome, business mindset struggles and overcoming undercharging. Plus gain insight into validation and how it holds us back as female business owners when we look for it in the wrong direction.
Productivity 101 Series #02 - Procrastination vs Distraction
August 20, 2021 • 18 MIN
Do you procrastinate? Or are you easily distracted? Perhaps you're both. I mean, we've all been there. So in today's episode, you'll learn what they are, why they're different and why they affect us all. Believe it or not, there are critical differences between procrastination and distraction. Understanding this distinction means you can learn why they affect you and why you must avoid both if you want to get shit done in your business and life as well.
#33: Invest In Yourself - Discover the benefits of having a coach
August 12, 2021 • 33 MIN
Investing in yourself means becoming unstuck so you can get out of your way. If you’re like most female business owners, you’ll have mind-blocks and limiting beliefs around growing your business. And creating the life you want to have. Coaching helps you grow within yourself, which means you can grow your business too.
#32: Healthy Human Resources
July 29, 2021 • 51 MIN
Ready to hire and build a team for your business? This is the podcast for you. In this episode join HR expert Eve Nelson and Mikala as they discuss the correct processes to use so you don’t end up with a dud. Learn how to hire well and build your team the right way for your business.
Productivity 101 Series #01: Money and Value
July 23, 2021 • 12 MIN
Is money the root of all evil? In the world we live in, Money allows us to put a roof over our heads, food on the table and to educate ourselves and our family. Therefore money is important in creating the life we want. And this may come as a surprise for some but money isn’t created by more time and effort, it comes from value. To fully understand the connection between money and value in your business is a game changer for your productivity.
#31: Sell Yourself With Confidence
July 15, 2021 • 47 MIN
Selling yourself and your business doesn’t have to be traumatic. It feels hard because if you’re like most female business owners, then you’re letting fear of the “might” get in the way. In this episode, join Janeen Vosper as she discusses why you should use fear as an opportunity and how many people have lost their ability to be confident.
#30: Sort Out Your Mind and Life
July 1, 2021 • 47 MIN
Believe it or not, society has expectations of productivity and women. Are you ready to smash these expectations? Join Productivity expert Hollie Barac and Gemma as they discuss productivity, habits and authenticity. You'll learn how long it takes to form a habit. And why you should be kind to yourself during the habit-forming process. Discover how an organised mind changes your business and life. And why it's so challenging to navigate productivity when society expects demanding obligations from women.
#29: The F Word In Business
June 17, 2021 • 35 MIN
Have we gone mad? Fear grows your business? Look, we know this may sound ridiculous but stay with us. Understanding fear in your mind and body means you can use it as a tool to grow your business. But what's more shocking is you may be feeling fear, and you don't even know it. So are you ready to learn how to understand fear so you can grow your business?
#28: Why Run Your Own Business?
May 27, 2021 • 31 MIN
Ever stop to remember your WHY for starting your business? Listen, if you’re like most female business owners you get stuck in the day to day of running your business. So you forget how friken amazing it is. But remembering how it changed your life, makes the harder times worth their weight in gold.
#27: A Year In Review - One year in, so now what?
May 20, 2021 • 30 MIN
One year in, so now what? We started Work Wife Wine Time to celebrate collaboration over competition. And bring female business owners together to learn, laugh and grow. And for us, we've done precisely that. Join the ladies in this one-year celebration episode and discover what's next for them and this podcast.
#26: Injecting You Into Your Business
May 7, 2021 • 35 MIN
If you struggle to truly be you in your business then this is the episode for you. Listen, being yourself takes courage and vulnerability especially when your business is on the line. But does it really? In this episode, Rowena, Mikala and Gemma chat about how allowing them to be themselves has both grown and created businesses they love.
#25: Blogging Isn't Dead
April 22, 2021 • 44 MIN
Blogging sucks right? Doesn't it seem tedious and a waste of time? If you agree, you’re not alone. But in this episode you'll learn why blogging is alive and booming, what it does for your business and how to make it un-suck.
#24: Breaking Free From The Cult
April 8, 2021 • 33 MIN
You’ve got your own business. Hoorah. You’re free, right? But do you find you still run it as if you were still in your corporate or government job? If so, then this is the episode for you.
#23: Sort Your Shit Out - Learn how to get things done
March 25, 2021 • 52 MIN
Can’t get through your to-do list? Or do you set goals and start projects but never complete them? If you’re like most people who struggle to get things done then this is the podcast for you. Join Mikala and Gemma as they talk candidly about sorting your shit out and making space for both your business and life.
#22: How to Monetise Passion
March 11, 2021 • 35 MIN
The secret’s out. You can turn your passion, hobby or tradition into a business. It’s a bit of a what the heck moment but stay with us because it’s true. Join Gemma and Keri from Corporal Freddie’s Fine Sauce Co. a business created from a family tradition and love and transformed into a flourishing business. Discover tips and tricks from Keri and what she learned along the way. Because it’s entirely possible to create a business from your passion.
Branding Series #01: Do You Really Need to Rebrand?
March 4, 2021 • 37 MIN
Have you been feeling in your gut a rebrand will be the answer to all your problems? Here's the thing, there are many facets to a brand. From a logo, website, content and collateral. The best way to TRULY know where your marketing dollars are best spent for the most impact is to perform an audit of your existing brand. In this episode, Rowena chats about the questions you can ask yourself to dig deeper. And the answers you get might surprise you. So if you want to know if you should rebrand then this is the episode for you.
#21: Your Business, Your Life
February 25, 2021 • 42 MIN
If you’re like every business owner ever then you’ve changed things in your business. Which means you’re keeping up with your growth. Join Gemma and Mikala as they discuss how change is the only way you grow. And your business needs to align with you. So if you’re growing as a person, your business needs to reflect that. So learn how to seize opportunities you see and create a business you love.
#20: Build Valuable Connections
February 11, 2021 • 72 MIN
It’s no hidden truth. LinkedIn is where your people are. Who are your people? The ones you connect with to make genuine and valuable relationships. LinkedIn is the social platform to build beneficial business relationships, collaborations or connect with inspiring women. Whatever your reason join LinkedIn leader Karen Tisdel as she gives her best tips of leveraging LinkedIn to grow your business.
Marketing Series #08: Reconnecting With Your Why
February 4, 2021 • 24 MIN
Feel disconnected from your business? If so, then this's the podcast for you. Because reconnecting with your why will grow your business, and fast. In an automated and tech world, you lose sight of what's real and what isn't. Sound familiar? Discover why reconnecting with your why for going into business makes you human again. So you'll focus on your humans (customers), and your business will flourish.
#19: Step Up and Be Visible
January 28, 2021 • 53 MIN
Ready to take your business to the next level? It’s time to step up and be visible online. So you’ll grow your business and people know who you are and what you do. Terrified of being seen? You’re not alone. Gemma chats with Leanne Shelton of Write Time Marketing about how to conjure the conjure and face your online visibility fears.
Marketing Series #07: Marketing Funnel Explained
January 21, 2021 • 20 MIN
Get stuck in a rabbit hole of watching endless videos and tutorials about what the heck a marketing funnel is? Well, in less than 20 minutes you’ll discover what it is, why you need it and finish this podcast excited to create 1, or 3. Why? Because you’ll save time, hassle and grow your business.
#18: Unleashing Natural Talents - How we became better us's
January 14, 2021 • 37 MIN
What if every day you got the chance to do the things you do best? Believe it or not, you can. In this episode, you’ll discover strengths coaching and uncovering what you’re naturally good at so you can improve your business and life.
Marketing Series #06: Marketing Strategy
January 7, 2021 • 23 MIN
Discover a shockingly simple marketing strategy that will grow your business. Believe it or not, the strategy doesn’t have to be complicated. If you think creating a strategy for your business isn’t easy, then you’re not using this foolproof strategy to grow your business.
Marketing Series #05: Marketing in 7 Steps
December 16, 2020 • 20 MIN
Imagine if you had a brilliant tool to use that ensures your business is on track, relevant, competitive and amazing. No need to imagine because there is one. Known as the 7 P’s of marketing, The marketing mix. It’s a practical structure to evaluate your biz and create the right steps in all areas of your marketing. So you can grow your business the right way.
#17: Embracing Collaboration - Collaboration tips and mindset bits
December 10, 2020 • 38 MIN
Struggling to embrace collaboration? Find yourself still trying to compete? If yes, then don’t miss this episode. Gemma joins misfit entrepreneur Kate Toon as she discusses her shocking truth about what collaboration over competition means for her, how having confidence is crucial and taps into some SEO juicy info.
Marketing Series #04: Target Markets Made Clear
December 3, 2020 • 17 MIN
Become a target market expert by the end of this Podcast. Target audience, avatar, demographics, psychographics. WTF truly is all of this? Discover it all explained here and you’ll have marketing that actually works for your business.
#16: Conquer Your Content
November 26, 2020 • 38 MIN
Overwhelmed by the never endings of content creation? Feel stuck because so much of your time goes into it? Well, don’t worry because you’re not alone. But what if you could reimagine your social media creation, so it aligned with you, your values and take less time as well. Guess what? It’s not a dream because it’s possible.
Marketing Series #03: Why Your Clients Buy
November 19, 2020 • 19 MIN
Did you know your brain goes through an entire journey before making a purchase? Your mind is blown, right? In this episode, you’ll learn the consumer decision buying process and what it means for taking your business to the next level.
#15: Grasping Facebook Ads
November 12, 2020 • 46 MIN
Facebook Ads. Do these 2 words make you cringe? Or you’ve tried them before and given up. If this sounds like you you’re not alone because Facebook is an evolving, changing and challenging world. But in this episode join Facebook Ads sorceress Amy Wyhoon and Gemma as they discuss all things ads, copy, creative and the fundamentals you need to grasp. So you can grapple your Facebook ads fear head-on. And embrace its power to grow your business.
#14 Videos Burst Businesses - Be impressive on camera
November 5, 2020 • 28 MIN
Camera shy? It’s ok if you are because you’re not alone. Many female business owners struggle to get in front of the camera for their business. But believe it or not, videos grow businesses because they’re easily consumable, personable and fun. Discover how to be impressive on camera in this week’s episode.
Marketing Series #02: Learn How You Behave
October 29, 2020 • 18 MIN
Yes, we mean you. Believe it or not, you have behaviours associated with why, how and when you buy something. Discover what consumer behaviour is and get inside the minds of your customers when they’re making a decision to buy from you.
Marketing Series #01: Reduce Your Research Fear
October 22, 2020 • 23 MIN
Hear the word market research and cringe a little? Does the concept instantly bring on an overwhelming feeling of what’s right for your business? We get it. Any word with research attached to it seems overwhelming because it means there’s a lot of work involved. But in this episode, Gemma breaks down the fear of the research overwhelm with bite-sized, digestible and eatable pieces.
#13: Stop the Battling - Collaborating with your competition
October 15, 2020 • 27 MIN
Do you know your target audience as intimately as you know your underpants draw? If not, you should. Because Gemma tells you you're making copywriting mistakes. Join her and special guest Dora From Dora Nikolaou as they talk all bits copywriting, touches of marketing and what harnessing a niche means for your business.
#12: Is your brand a one night stand?
October 1, 2020 • 21 MIN
In this episode, join Rowena as she discusses branding for your business and compares it to being in a relationship that stands the test of time. Your branding goes through four phases: flirting, dating, wedding day and marriage. Discover how to have a healthy relationship with your brand so you can avoid the painful pitfalls of it turning into a series of bad Tinder dates
#11: Reduce Your SEO Fear - The fundamentals revealed...
September 17, 2020 • 35 MIN
Find the idea of SEO confronting, confusing and not on your to-do list? If so, you’re not alone. The thought of it is overwhelming and unsettling, but we reveal the fundamentals so you can finally take it out of your too hard basket.
#10: Niche Me, Baby! - Being you in your business
September 3, 2020 • 31 MIN
In this episode, our special guest Anna Dower a fierce Designer Boss Lady speaks all about harnessing the power of niche's so you'll dramatically transform your business. Which means you'll be the go-to authority and powerhouse of your niche. Here's business Yoda telling you to always play to your strengths. And the reason is simple, what you're good at is what you love doing the most. Using your strengths and specialising in them is the magic sweet spot in your business. You'll learn what honing in on your zone of genius can do for you. How you can pick and choose your clients, remodel your business to work with fewer clients and focus on the work which sparks your happiness. And embrace working smarter and not harder in your business and choose community over competition.
#09: Techmindfulness - Be intentional with your digital life
August 20, 2020 • 33 MIN
Let’s face it. If you’re like most female entrepreneurs then your biz life (and life) is based around tech right? Which means understanding why you need it, how you use it and what to do with it will give you clarity around your digital life so you can cut down on the noise and distraction. Discover tips on how to best live with tech, to work out your priorities and then select the right tech and develop good habits which best support you.
#08: Impactful Websites Transform
August 9, 2020 • 33 MIN
In this episode, you'll learn that basing your website copywriting on the principals of marketing transforms it into an excellent one. And the essential component of marketing to know is promotion and people. Understanding unique promotion methods and intelligent consumer behaviour will help get a website which connects, compels and converts. Here you'll learn what marketing means and the importance of understanding your avatar on an intimate level so you'll have a website performing as it should be.
#07: Those Ah-ha Moments
July 23, 2020 • 34 MIN
In this episode Rowena, Gemma and Mikala, share their personal ‘ah-ha’ moments which levelled-up their businesses. They get raw and intimate with shifts they made, how they felt and how it transformed their businesses. From being true to yourself and saying goodbye to haters, to working with the people they want to work with and doing the work they want to do. Learn how to own your brand, why niching is critical, why you should re-visit your brand values and how to offer the services which fulfil you.
#06: The Power of PR and Print
July 9, 2020 • 33 MIN
Join work wives Nikki and Larine of crush communications as they reinforce and remind us of the power traditional media like print still has today in the world of internet and digital marketing. Learn how to welcome the influence PR has by connecting with people using simple yet powerful methods to level-up your business. Plus how being you is the ultimate strategic marketing tool. And finally, these amazing work wives discuss how pivotal having works wives in your business is and what it means for you.
#05: Victorious Email Marketing and Automation
June 25, 2020 • 43 MIN
If you think email marketing doesn't covert, think again. Email marketing is often the most overlooked business automations, yet it's one of the most influential. Learn why emails landing directly into someone's inbox are personable because they can ingest the information in their own time, connect on an intimate level with you and your business, and they make conversions. It's a compelling marketing tool for both service and product-based businesses you must adopt today.
#04: LinkedIn - Your Friend Not Foe
June 11, 2020 • 30 MIN
Find yourself scared of LinkedIn? Feel it's an unsexy social platform of just resumes and job searching? If so, don't fear the platform anymore and shift your thinking. It may not be as decadent as Instagram, but it's truly a compelling platform for connecting and attracting your ideal clients. In this episode, Gemma speaks with LinkedIn guru Rachael Barton who shares her best advice on how to utilise LinkedIn to draw in your ideal clients, network and connect to find your tribe.
#03: The Branding Journey - What to expect when you rebrand
May 28, 2020 • 40 MIN
Find yourself making an excuse for your business card, or explaining the state of your website before sending people to it? This is known as brand shame. And like most people with brand shame, you’re probably feeling, hesitant, fearful, and that something is lacking. This episode will teach you how to drop these feelings and show off your brand with confidence and pride. So if you know, you’re ready to get your brand shining, but you’re unsure where to start then this is the episode for you.
#02: COVID-19 - Keeping connected and avoiding the overwhelm
May 14, 2020 • 30 MIN
COVID-19, it's the topic on everyone's minds. As business owners during the economic downfall of the pandemic, there are opportunities for us to keep connected with our clients, workforce and take the time to improve parts of our business that may be lacking so we continue to move forward. Instead of looking at COVID-19 as a pandemic, we can look at it as a cyclone, an unprecedented time which will blow in the unknown, but we will come out on the other side. And remember, we're all in this together.
#01: The Love Bomb - How these solopreneurs became work wives
April 25, 2020 • 17 MIN
In this episode, you'll get to meet Mikala, Rowena and Gemma. You'll discover how they met, how their collaborative working relationship developed, and how their genuine connection led them to become work wives. All three women come from different backgrounds but are masters in their fields due to their talents, love of their industries and strong work ethics. Learn how their friendships formed, what they think of each other, and how this type of working relationship is crucial in the solopreneur world.