Break Free From Corporate - Be Your Own Boss is the only podcast of its kind, designed especially for entrepreneurs that have come from the corporate world. Whether you are still in your corporate job waiting to break out and get your business idea off the ground, or if you are transitioning out of the corporate world to running your business full-time, or if you have already left the corporate world and have already made the transition yet seem to be stuck and unsure of how to get your business to really take off, then this podcast is for you.
Every episode contains an insight into everyday entrepreneurs just like you and me, who have made the transition and set up successful businesses and they share their insights with us - to inspire us all to pursue our dreams, never give up and continually learn from others who've done it before.
I know you are going to get some valuable tips that will surely save you thousands of dollars, and countless hours from avoiding the mistakes commonly made by first time business owners, especially those coming out of the corporate world.
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Best wishes in your business moving forward!
Gavin Sequeira interviews Caitlin Strempel - Marketing Professional Turned Founder and CEO - Rising Ranks Digital
In this podcast, Caitlin shares her story of balancing a high pressured corporate marketing role at the agency where she worked and had to make a tough decision when her son was born with a heart condition. In searching for answers she turned to Google and was blown away with what she was discovering and often people would ‘fact-check’ for themselves online. She realised that she was playing small and the fear that was holding her back was tiny compared to what she just faced. Her realisation into how people search for information led her to niche down to become an SEO expert.
Caitlin decided that she did not want to continue working 15 hour days in a corporate office and wanted to do something that she truly had the urge and passion to do. So she started offering paid marketing services and today this has evolved where Caitlin is now the founder and CEO of Rising Ranks digital agency, specialising in SEO management services, SEO website audits, and SEO coaching. Now, she enjoys the balance of working from home, spending time with her family, building her team as she grows the company. Caitlin supports the Phoenix Children’s Hospital that looked after her son and does great work to support her community. Visit: www.risingranksdigital.com if you’d like to connect with Caitlin or speak to someone in her business to see if they can help you.
Gavin Sequeira interviews King Raj Singh - IT/Computer Technician Turned Real Estate Investor, Lead Singer And Passive Income Artiste
In this podcast, Raj shares how he was able to shift his mindset by following successful people, which led him out of his corporate job as an IT/Computer Consultant towards becoming a successful Real Estate Investor that saw him featured on late night TV. This enabled him to quit his full time job. However, when the housing market crashed, he had the challenge of having to rebuild from scratch and learnt an important lesson of not pouting all his eggs in one basket. This got Raj exploring into many vehicles where he could leverage passive income such as ATM machines, Forex investing, Amazon automated stores. Once again, he credits his knowledge from mentors and people he looked up to that had the success he was wanting to emulate.. and associated with the likes of Bob Proctor, Jordan Belfort, Dr. John Demartini, Tai Lopez and others.
Raj shared his personal life journey in a TEDx talk to inspire people into taking action to change their mindset and their lives and he loves teaching people a systematic way of doing this to develop passive income and therefore more freedom in their lives. Raj is the Founder & CEO of Financial Freedom Mastery Academy, which provides people with an in depth insight into his proven, successful ‘5M Money Personality System’. Raj loves creating freedom to be able to ‘play’ more with like-minded people and encourages us all to do this. Visit: www.kingrajgift.com to connect with Raj and get access to a special gift he’s prepared for our audience, i.e. the ‘Money Personality Assessment’ complimentary, and I know that this will be a massive help no matter where you’re at.
Gavin Sequeira interviews Ray Homsany - School Teacher Turned Entrepreneur And Online Educator And Facilitator
In this podcast, Ray Homsany shares his journey from being a teacher who loved what he did, to finding himself stuck in the red tape and administrative bureaucracy within the education industry. Ray loves teaching Maths, English and Science to his students, however was finding that because of the breakages in the system, he was not able to offer the quality time to his students and started to notice skill gaps emerging across the board. He needed to find a better way to do things and this led him towards face to face tutoring. The only issue was once again he was investing a lot of spare time doing this and he wanted more out of life and needed a smarter way of doing things. Ray was looking at how he could work independently from home, not have to travel as much, have an additional source of income and leverage his time so that he could travel and still keep working with his clients.
Ray approached us with his dilemma and we began working closely to help him establish his own brand ‘Opera Estate Tuition’ so that he could have more freedom and flexibility in his life. Ray wanted to have more control over where he worked, who he worked with and have the ability to shape how the business operates without all the red tape he used to experience in the traditional school system. Ray talks about the importance of getting the right mindset in place and also having someone to guide you for moral support, which were key components that led to his success. Ray’s online teaching program is a big success in the community and was really useful during the Covid-19 pandemic times, when schools were shut and parents needed an alternative way to educate their kids. Ray made a big move interstate recently and whilst this was a logistical challenge, his business continued to grow uninterrupted because it was setup for success. Visit: www.facebook.com/englishtuitiononline to get in touch with Ray and find out more about his online tuition program.
Gavin Sequeira interviews Kay Suthar - Police Officer Turned Business Strategist, Author Speaker & CEO at Uncensored Society
In this podcast, Kay shares her journey that started as a youth worker for deaf kids, then saw her become an MMA fighter and then a police officer for several years. Whilst she loved her job, Kay noticed she was so badly affected by stress that her skin gave way and her throat almost closed up! In an effort to address this, she knew she needed a change and looked for other ways to earn an income. As she researched into entrepreneurship and through myriad of fortunate circumstances, including a strong determination to get involved in the Live events industry, she manifested this dream with an international events company and landed in Costa Rica, with absolutely no experience. When the company unfortunately folded, Kay was facing homelessness, but with her back against the wall, resorted to using her skills to help local small businesses in the area to improve their productivity and was able to generate an income and build on her resilience that would help her down the track.
This experience taught her that things are not always going to be ok and she decided to put her knowledge and experience to work and share the truth with her clients. Kay authored a book ‘Never judge a book by its cover’ which currently sits in the Royal British Museum and it’s about the choices we make in life and how to get out of a dark path and make positive changes your life. She teaches that we can change our life as long we are able to tweak one of the 3 commodities that affect us, being change, time and money. Today, Kay is a successful coach, trainer and speaker and is the founder of ‘Uncensored Society’ which is her coaching business and she provides raw, real feedback and no excuses accountability for people to get results in their life. Visit: www.uncernsoredsociety.com to get in touch with Kay directly and find out how to get involved with her programs. Make sure you check out her free gift available on there as well!
Gavin Sequeira interviews Tara Solberg - Graphic Designer Turned Furniture & Homewares Business Owner
In this podcast, Tara shares how she left her job as a graphic designer working in the surf industry on the South coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tara loved what she did and her work took her around the world to capture images to promote their brand. It was during this period she met her husband who also worked at the surf brand as a graphic designer. Whilst they enjoyed what they did, the company made changes to the way they operated, there was a lot of office politics and suddenly the joy of her work was missing. The restrictions meant that she couldn’t be creative anymore and this was a turning point for Tara, and that's when she began exploring opportunities where they could do something that would allow them to be creative and grow.
Today, Tara and her husband Danny run their own Furniture & Homewares business that really took off from day one and has gone from strength to strength. Tara discusses the challenges they faced in launching their business, however she also stresses on the importance of understanding the books from day one, having a strong ‘Why’ behind running their business, having a mentor in the industry that guided them and really evaluating whether such a business could support their lifestyle, particularly if they wanted to start a family. Tara dedicates some of her time to mentor other women who are looking to start their own business and has her own online course called ‘Trade Wins’ that shares all the tips and tricks on how to get their own store up and running based on her personal experience. Visit: www.fewandfar.com.au to check out Tara’s business and we encourage you to reach out if you’d like to connect with her.
Gavin Sequeira interviews Tracy Tully - Teacher and Principal Turned Author, Speaker and Mentor At Motivation & Resilience for Wealth
In this podcast, Tracy shares her journey growing up in Northern Queensland, Australia with her dad being a Flying doctor and having to travel and change schools constantly. This taught her resilience as a kid growing up. Her 30+ year career as a teacher and principal in remote parts of Queensland made her witness a lot of troublesome issues like bullying, trauma, paedophilia, violence, drugs and corruption. This pushed her to turn into a whistle blower on what was happening in the industry. She became a well known disruptor and one of the first principals to defiantly shut her school down during a flood, against regulations.
When Tracy walked away from the industry, her ability to shift her attitude and flip her perception around fear, saw her bounce right back and land a gig the very same day working with the Air Surveillance and Coast Watch Patrol team flying across the country. She’s since carried on this entrepreneurial path and never looked back. Tracy is the author of ‘Fearless, Buckleup and Build Resilience’ and through her business ‘Motivation & Resilience for Wealth’, she helps her clients co-author books, whilst being a big advocate for small business. Tracy is a sought after speaker on topics like change, disruption and resilience. Her Innov8 Awards program is a way of celebrating peoples success in their business. Visit: www.tracytully.com to get in touch with Tracy and get involved with one of her programs or awards or to book her as a speaker.
Engaging and Insightful
An inspiring and informative podcast that presents the stories of those who have ‘taken the leap’. There are so many valuable lessons shared by Gavin’s guests that we can all learn from if we are contemplating starting a business or quitting a corporate job!
Podcast interview of Zahrina Robertson
Gavin was fantastic in his interview skills. Loved sharing my story for the audience so that they understood personal branding photography to video and much more… highly recommended to you listen to my episode! ❤️📸🎥🎤🧲🌏🎬
Amazing and so real
Gavin you and all your podcast members are incredibly inspiring. The stories are real and from real people. Thank you and keep creating these stories.