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Entertaining, educational and informative interview program hosted by public speaker and communication expert, Con Koutsikas. Con chats with a broad array of guests with unique perspectives and experiences in all areas of life.

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Entertaining, educational and informative interview program hosted by public speaker and communication expert, Con Koutsikas. Con chats with a broad array of guests with unique perspectives and experiences in all areas of life.

    A Cuppa with Conny Cruz and Heather Sasaki, Certified Hypnotherapists, Rapid Transformational Therapists and Podcast Hosts

    A Cuppa with Conny Cruz and Heather Sasaki, Certified Hypnotherapists, Rapid Transformational Therapists and Podcast Hosts

    WHEN YOU USE THE POWER OF THE MIND, YOU CONTROL THE EXPERIENCE. 
    Heather Sasaki experienced intense personal growth through surviving torture, child abuse and school bullying and Conny Cruz was on her own healing journey after many years in the jungle which is the New York Corporate Real Estate and Construction market.  Through their own personal journeys, both found Hypnotherapy and a deep desire to help others. 
    Heather is the founder of ‘Heather and Hearts Healing’,  Certified Trauma Release Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regression Therapist, Rapid Transformational Therapist and has over 11,000 hours of Meditation Coaching.
    Conny is the founder of ‘Deep Dive and Thrive’, Certified Hypnotherapist,  Rapid Transformational Therapist, Certified Time Line Therapy and NLP Practitioner and together they are the hosts of the popular podcast, 2 Naked Hypnotherapists 
    On this episode of ‘A Cuppa with The Con Versationalist’, Heather and Conny shared their journey and we stripped bare to the naked facts and fictions of Hypnotherapy.

    2:55  Heather's story of childhood abuse and torture

    5:40  Chronic back and hip pain can be related to emotion pain and or trauma

    11:24  What is Hypnotherapy and how it works

    12:30  You are in multiple hypnotic states every day

    17:00   Our subconscious mind is the root cause of all our limiting beliefs

    18:50   What Hypnotherapy IS NOT and how our subconscious is running 95% of our behaviours

    25:00   Why you cant be manipulated during hypnotherapy

    32:30   The distinction between acute pain and chronic pain and how hypnotherapy can help

    37:13  What is procrastination, why we procrastinate and strategies that help you now

    40:40  The importance of our words and the impact in physical manifestations

    44:00  The best times of the day to meditate, read your affirmations and the science behind it.

    47:00  Why your subconscious is sabotaging your success
     

    • 52 min
    A Cuppa with Dr Gail Crossley-Craven, Author, Speaker, Leadership and Human Performance Expert

    A Cuppa with Dr Gail Crossley-Craven, Author, Speaker, Leadership and Human Performance Expert

    "WE ARE A COLLECTION OF PATTERNS AND HABITS"

    Dr Gail Crossley-Craven, known as Dr CC, has an established and successful career. Gail is expert in leadership, human performance and professional development; the pillars on which she has built her career and by which she lives her life. 

    Gail is founder of Crossley-Craven Consulting and has instructed and inspired people through writing, teaching, college and university lectures, training, business seminars, conference speaker, consulting to small business, personal counselling and educating clients all over the world 
    She has a strong belief in life-long education and she truly ‘walks her talk’…hence her long list of academic and professional qualifications in education, psychology and business. She works to bring out the full potential of people and makes time for you when you need it most. .
    The highlights of the program:
    5:00  What is 'The Great Resignation' and the idea of 'group think'   The 2 areas we must all work on.
    9:15  Professional Development vs Personal Development and the interconnection between the 2.
    12:40  The million dollar question, what and how do I find my purpose and Gail's advice on maybe why you haven't found or cant find yours. 
    18:53  Gail explored 'Victim Mentality' and why many people choose that.  Are we unconsciously supporting this in others?
    21:00  Leadership, what it is and what it isn't.  It's lonely and isolated at the top.  Real qualities,  training, support, mentorship and the importance if communication.
    32:00  Vicarious Trauma, what it is?
    38:48  Validation vs Justification   

    Gail is living proof of the benefits that ongoing personal and professional development, and determination has on people.  As one of her clients said many years ago, “Everyone needs a Dr CC!”

    • 41 min
    A Cuppa with Leslie Urbas, Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness Expert

    A Cuppa with Leslie Urbas, Nutrition, Fitness and Wellness Expert

    ARE YOU STRUGGLING  TO LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF?

    WHAT ARE SOME OF THE GREAT LIES WE ARE SOLD AROUND DIETING AND NUTRITION?

    On this episode of 'A Cuppa with The Con Versationalist', Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Fitness and Wellness expert Leslie Urbas shared the truth, lies and other fun facts about nutrition, fitness  and wellness in a world that seems to worship 'bad apples' and fad frenzies in the market place.

    Leslie has  been featured in globally recognized brands such as:
    Under ArmourfitbitAuthority magazinemyfitnesspalIn an industry worth over $80 Billion, you can expect there is a fair amount of confusion over what is fact and what is fiction.
    Leslie shared:
    What are the 2 biggest lies we are told.The myths we have been told to believe around weight loss.The secret to real weight loss and diet control.Her 5 step program to losing the weight and importantly, keeping it off.the REAL fact behind meal replacement and protien shakes.Vegan is not always healthy.  What processed products are you actually eating?Middle age weight gain.  Fact or myth?Does intermittent fasting really work?Tips to quick and easy, healthy meal prep.For more information about Leslie and her work, head to her website at
    www.LeslieUrbas.com and follow her on social media.

    • 54 min
    A Cuppa with Diane Konkin, Founder and Director Advanced Mind Health

    A Cuppa with Diane Konkin, Founder and Director Advanced Mind Health

    THE WAY WE FEEL COMES DOWN TO 2 THINGS.
    The words we say to ourselves The pictures we make in our head.After the death of her alcoholic and abusive husband, Diane Konkin went on to establish her business, Advanced Mind Health, a Rapid Transformational Therapy TM,   specializing in intrusive emotions and addictions
    On this episode of ‘A Cuppa with The Con Versationalist’,  Diane shared her story of healing and the amazing work she currently does helping people.
    2:35        Her alcoholic, abusive husband and her unexpected emotions after his death.
    5:39        What is RTT and the research done by Stamford University.
    12:52     95% of our actions are driven by the subconscious mind. 
    17:30     Diane took us through her process
    21:56     Our beliefs our formed in our subconscious up to the age of 7.
    27:30     A really great lesson for everyone in the coaching space around client selection.  How                    committed are they?
    31:00     Diane cleared up for me how a super successful business person can suffer from low                       self-esteem.
    36:00     You can never truly understand unless you have been through it.
    38:00     The 3 steps to getting over any addiction.  #1 Rule of the mind is will always do                                     exactly what it thinks you want to do.
     

    • 45 min
    A Cuppa with Sarah Reimann, Certified Business Advisor, Financial Expert, Professional Speaker

    A Cuppa with Sarah Reimann, Certified Business Advisor, Financial Expert, Professional Speaker

    Sarah Reimann was a high school dropout at 15, overcame domestic violence, depression, divorce and drug abuse all by the time she was 20. and has gone  on to forge a professional career and is now a sought after business advisor, financial expert and speaker.

    On this episode of A Cuppa with The Con Versationalist, Sarah shares her inspiring story.

    After 15 years as a qualified tax accountant and business owner, she knows and understands the challenges business owners face with managing staff, juggling all the balls and keeping up a healthy lifestyle.

    Now, as a Certified Business Advisor, Financial Expert and Motivational Speaker, Sarah provides consulting and training to business owners and teaches them how to understand the story behind their numbers, so they have the strategies and control they need to reduce stress and make smart business decisions.

    3:25   Sarah shared her story domestic violence

    7:21   The important life lessons she learnt.  How her experience, whilst not pleasant, gave her resilience and the power of perspective.

    11:39  Sarah shared her 'mid life' crisis and what lead her to follow her true passion and calling.

    14:05  The regular, common problems she sees and the importance of systematizing.

    15:45 Understanding your numbers, particularly cash flow and profit to help business owners with decision making

    18:50   The importance of defining your market.

    20:00  Strategic planning, goal setting and budgets.  Do your team know and understand your business  mission and vision?  Having your team on board lead to better overall outcomes.  Sarah shared the staggering number of businesses that don't have clearly defined goals!

    25:00   The importance of self care and making sure you schedule time away to work on the the  business and recharge your batteries.  The dangers of micro management.

    29:00   Is your business saleable?  Are personal brands saleable.  Sarah shared her thoughts.

    36:00   Financial literacy in our youth.  The dangers of easy credit, Afterpay, Zip Pay.  Where financial literacy should start.

    For more information about Sarah and her work, head to her website at  https://www.sarahreimann.com.au/ .  You can also follow her on her social media channels.

    • 40 min
    A Cuppa with Mike Gregga, Strategic Content Creation Expert

    A Cuppa with Mike Gregga, Strategic Content Creation Expert

    Mike Gregga has been conducting training of all kinds for over 20 years and more than 10 years training Intelligence Analysts for the US Military.   Mike has extensive experience with accredited courses, certifications and formal curriculum models.

    With this extensive experience and combined with his 'superpower' of creating completable course and coaching content at the speed of simplicity, Mike is passionate about and is now  helping his clients make course content simple, clear and efficient.

    On this episode of 'A Cuppa with The Con Versationalist', Mike shared much of his extensive experience and knowledge around course and content creation.

    4:20  How do you 'train' an Intelligence Analyst?  "We are susceptible to believe that which we already have convinced ourselves to be true"  The need for clear simple thinking logic and understanding biases and how they work.

    6:40  How he transitioned into his own business and fascinating insights about working for the US Government.

    14:10   The skills and lessons he learnt in the US Military which have had the most profound impact on his business.

    17:00   How to optimize your online content.

    21:30  The biggest roadblocks in creating your online course.  Less is more.  Mike shared a staggering statistic around course completion rates of participants!

    27:00  An online course cannot convey mastery.  Understanding the utility of a program and how it should be a lead up to higher ticket programs.

    33:00  Understanding  'Certification' and 'Accreditation'  With such a plethora of online courses, these terms have become diluted.

    If you are a course / content creator or looking to become one, this episode is a must!  For more details about Mike's programs, visit his website at   greggamedia.com

    • 40 min

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