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The landscape of work is changing - the types of jobs, how we work, where we work. However, one thing remains the same, we all still work. From creatives to corporates to entrepreneurs to educators, we find out what they do, why they do it, and how they got into it.

Latest Episodes

Decision Strategist Annie Duke

The final episode of series one is with Annie Duke, based in Philadelphia, America, is an author, an international speaker, a highly sort after corporate strategist and coach, and for 18 years was a professional poker player, winning a number of titles in her time including the World Championships. Annie's topic of expertise? Decision making. How to make the best decisions possible, even when you don't have all the information. Check out her work at www.annieduke.com As you will hear, due to some unexpected technical issues, the sound quality is not the finest. However my guest and her story are exceptional. So I went through a decision making process of should I or should I not post the episode, and ultimately I landed on posting it because there are a number of great take aways from my conversation with Annie. Wrapping up series one, I have a number of other exciting projects underway including Work It Consulting, a career and recruitment advice service helping individuals and sma...

35 MIN2019 APR 17
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Decision Strategist Annie Duke

Florist Kat Crossley

From law to lilies is a pretty big jump. But that's exactly what Kat Crossley, founder of Petal and Fern has done. She had a few other stops on the way working in the media, but her full-time role now is crafting stunning floral creations for all of life's big events. It was advice given to her by one of her law lectures that helped Kat end up in the world of flowers. His advice was to not have a five year plan, to be open to what opportunities come your way. And that's exactly what Kat did. www.petalandfern.com

31 MIN2019 APR 10
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Florist Kat Crossley

Reiki Practitioner and Master Sarah Gamble

Do you know your chakras from your third eye? Have you ever met someone and just got a good vibe from them? Well my guest this week works in the world of energy and chakras as a well respected Reiki Practitioner and Master. Sarah Gamble is booked out months in advance as a reiki practitioner, and as a reiki master, Sarah is teaching the next generation of reiki practitioners.

24 MIN2019 APR 3
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Reiki Practitioner and Master Sarah Gamble

Local Councillor Jess Miller

Jess Miller restored my faith in local politics. A vibrant young woman with a passion for making her city a better place, Jess found her way to local government through guerrilla gardening. In 2017 she also became one of the youngest Deputy Lord Mayors of Sydney, ever elected. This week I sit down with Jess to talk about the what, why and how of being a local councillor.

39 MIN2019 MAR 27
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Local Councillor Jess Miller

Farmers' Markets Stall Holder Erin Short.

How does a lower north shore Sydney girl, born and bred in the suburbs, build a strong affiliation for farming and produce? Erin Short is a woman passionate about connecting people with good food. Erin's career has traversed the rolling hills of Ireland working as a shepherd, the picturesque fields of France picking blue berries, to now working in the Famers' Markets of Sydney, helping city slickers appreciate the seasonal best our local farmers have to offer.

33 MIN2019 MAR 20
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Farmers' Markets Stall Holder Erin Short.

Fund Accountant Sarah Brittain.

When I hear the job title, I used to think of the advert with the Lady from H and R block, fist pumping her way through tax returns. That is until I spoke with Sarah Brittain. Sarah is an accounting professional who has worked for one of the finance world's largest companies and in one of the world's most exotic locations. This week on Work It Baby we sit down with Sarah to find out a what goes in the life of a Fund Accountant and how a career with numbers can be take you around the world.

33 MIN2019 MAR 13
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Fund Accountant Sarah Brittain.

Designer Furniture Brand Founder Kristy Withers.

Incy Interiors has taken the world by storm and chances are you, or someone you know, or a baby you know, sleeps in one of their beds. We sit down with the CEO and founder Kristy Withers on the show this week. Kristy doesn't come from a design background, she doesn't come from an interiors background, Kirsty comes from the school of making things happen. Her journey from being a graduate Bank Manager for the CBA to founder and CEO of one of Australia's leading furniture and lifestyle brands is worth checking out. www.incyinteriors.com.au

38 MIN2019 MAR 6
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Designer Furniture Brand Founder Kristy Withers.

Artist Zoe Young

Two time Archibald finalist and multi-award wining artist Zoe Young is my guest on Work It Baby this week. It took Zoe a couple of goes to finally get to the palette and commit herself to being an artist. But now that she has, she is reaping the rewards. This week I sit down with Zoe to talk about the what why and how of being an artist. www.zoeyoung.com.au

38 MIN2019 FEB 27
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Artist Zoe Young

Executive Search Firm Founder Abbi Vermey.

Building a profit positive business from day dot is no mean feat, but Acacia founder Abbi Vermey has done it in one of the most competitive sectors - recruitment and executive search. Resilience, a laser like focus, and a business partner who is the ying to her yang, are just a few of the factors that have lead to Abbi's success with Acacia. Along with managing a young family, this week we talk with Abbi about the what, why, and how of building a successful recruitment and executive search firm. www.acaciaintl.com

28 MIN2019 FEB 13
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Executive Search Firm Founder Abbi Vermey.

Travel Company Founder Julie Baker

Julie Baker was ahead of her time when in 1998, she launched Journey's Of The Spirit, long before spiritual wellbeing was an on-trend industry. Her company specialises in providing travel experiences that allow guests to connect in with the indigenous wisdom and culture of the various places they journey too, think the India, Bhutan, the Australian Outback and Spain just to name a few. This week in Work It Baby, Julie talks about how the idea for Journey's of the Spirit came to be and what it takes to run a travel company helping clients connect with their deeper self.

42 MIN2019 FEB 6
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Travel Company Founder Julie Baker

Latest Episodes

Decision Strategist Annie Duke

The final episode of series one is with Annie Duke, based in Philadelphia, America, is an author, an international speaker, a highly sort after corporate strategist and coach, and for 18 years was a professional poker player, winning a number of titles in her time including the World Championships. Annie's topic of expertise? Decision making. How to make the best decisions possible, even when you don't have all the information. Check out her work at www.annieduke.com As you will hear, due to some unexpected technical issues, the sound quality is not the finest. However my guest and her story are exceptional. So I went through a decision making process of should I or should I not post the episode, and ultimately I landed on posting it because there are a number of great take aways from my conversation with Annie. Wrapping up series one, I have a number of other exciting projects underway including Work It Consulting, a career and recruitment advice service helping individuals and sma...

35 MIN2019 APR 17
Comments
Decision Strategist Annie Duke

Florist Kat Crossley

From law to lilies is a pretty big jump. But that's exactly what Kat Crossley, founder of Petal and Fern has done. She had a few other stops on the way working in the media, but her full-time role now is crafting stunning floral creations for all of life's big events. It was advice given to her by one of her law lectures that helped Kat end up in the world of flowers. His advice was to not have a five year plan, to be open to what opportunities come your way. And that's exactly what Kat did. www.petalandfern.com

31 MIN2019 APR 10
Comments
Florist Kat Crossley

Reiki Practitioner and Master Sarah Gamble

Do you know your chakras from your third eye? Have you ever met someone and just got a good vibe from them? Well my guest this week works in the world of energy and chakras as a well respected Reiki Practitioner and Master. Sarah Gamble is booked out months in advance as a reiki practitioner, and as a reiki master, Sarah is teaching the next generation of reiki practitioners.

24 MIN2019 APR 3
Comments
Reiki Practitioner and Master Sarah Gamble

Local Councillor Jess Miller

Jess Miller restored my faith in local politics. A vibrant young woman with a passion for making her city a better place, Jess found her way to local government through guerrilla gardening. In 2017 she also became one of the youngest Deputy Lord Mayors of Sydney, ever elected. This week I sit down with Jess to talk about the what, why and how of being a local councillor.

39 MIN2019 MAR 27
Comments
Local Councillor Jess Miller

Farmers' Markets Stall Holder Erin Short.

How does a lower north shore Sydney girl, born and bred in the suburbs, build a strong affiliation for farming and produce? Erin Short is a woman passionate about connecting people with good food. Erin's career has traversed the rolling hills of Ireland working as a shepherd, the picturesque fields of France picking blue berries, to now working in the Famers' Markets of Sydney, helping city slickers appreciate the seasonal best our local farmers have to offer.

33 MIN2019 MAR 20
Comments
Farmers' Markets Stall Holder Erin Short.

Fund Accountant Sarah Brittain.

When I hear the job title, I used to think of the advert with the Lady from H and R block, fist pumping her way through tax returns. That is until I spoke with Sarah Brittain. Sarah is an accounting professional who has worked for one of the finance world's largest companies and in one of the world's most exotic locations. This week on Work It Baby we sit down with Sarah to find out a what goes in the life of a Fund Accountant and how a career with numbers can be take you around the world.

33 MIN2019 MAR 13
Comments
Fund Accountant Sarah Brittain.

Designer Furniture Brand Founder Kristy Withers.

Incy Interiors has taken the world by storm and chances are you, or someone you know, or a baby you know, sleeps in one of their beds. We sit down with the CEO and founder Kristy Withers on the show this week. Kristy doesn't come from a design background, she doesn't come from an interiors background, Kirsty comes from the school of making things happen. Her journey from being a graduate Bank Manager for the CBA to founder and CEO of one of Australia's leading furniture and lifestyle brands is worth checking out. www.incyinteriors.com.au

38 MIN2019 MAR 6
Comments
Designer Furniture Brand Founder Kristy Withers.

Artist Zoe Young

Two time Archibald finalist and multi-award wining artist Zoe Young is my guest on Work It Baby this week. It took Zoe a couple of goes to finally get to the palette and commit herself to being an artist. But now that she has, she is reaping the rewards. This week I sit down with Zoe to talk about the what why and how of being an artist. www.zoeyoung.com.au

38 MIN2019 FEB 27
Comments
Artist Zoe Young

Executive Search Firm Founder Abbi Vermey.

Building a profit positive business from day dot is no mean feat, but Acacia founder Abbi Vermey has done it in one of the most competitive sectors - recruitment and executive search. Resilience, a laser like focus, and a business partner who is the ying to her yang, are just a few of the factors that have lead to Abbi's success with Acacia. Along with managing a young family, this week we talk with Abbi about the what, why, and how of building a successful recruitment and executive search firm. www.acaciaintl.com

28 MIN2019 FEB 13
Comments
Executive Search Firm Founder Abbi Vermey.

Travel Company Founder Julie Baker

Julie Baker was ahead of her time when in 1998, she launched Journey's Of The Spirit, long before spiritual wellbeing was an on-trend industry. Her company specialises in providing travel experiences that allow guests to connect in with the indigenous wisdom and culture of the various places they journey too, think the India, Bhutan, the Australian Outback and Spain just to name a few. This week in Work It Baby, Julie talks about how the idea for Journey's of the Spirit came to be and what it takes to run a travel company helping clients connect with their deeper self.

42 MIN2019 FEB 6
Comments
Travel Company Founder Julie Baker
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