Hi, my name is Chiquita and I am the host of 'Chi Chat'. I interview special guests on their personal and business stories and also host a dating segment called 'The Unhinged on Hinge' where Dating and Relationship Coaches drop in to give us tips and tricks on how to navigate the savage single world unscathed!
S01E19 - Young Entrepreneur + Only Fans Content Creator, Avalon Hope
Today's guest on 'The Unhinged on Hinge' episode is young entrepreneur and Only Fans Content Creator, Avalon Hope.
OnlyFans is a subscription site that lets content creators monetize their influence. There is a multitude of content creators on the site including personal trainers, chefs and poets however the most notable are those who are using it to share more explicit content with their fans for a monthly subscription fee.
We are going to be chatting to ex-stripper turned Only Fans content creator Avalon Hope about starting her own magazine at 15, becoming a stripper at 18 and then why she decided to launch her Only Fans platform last year.
We will also delve into her emotional and mental experience as a sex worker, going viral on TikTok and how she manages and builds her business on a daily basis.
Connect with Avalon on Instagram.
S01E18 - The mother of two who stole $2M from her employer, Kerry Tucker
In 2004, Kerry was sentenced to seven years in jail after pleading guilty to stealing $2 million from her employer. It was one of the largest white-collar crimes committed by a woman in Australia.
In this episode, Kerry shares:
Her motivations behind stealing the $2 million
The trial and what life behind bars was really like away from her two young daughters
How she turned her life around while inside and has emerged a whole new woman becoming a Swinburne University lecturer, accomplished author and highly sought-after motivational speaker since her release
How her story became the inspiration for the very popular TV series Wentworth starring Danielle Cormack
Kerry's story is an absolutely incredible one and we delve deeply into her 5 years in prison for a white-collar crime and how she chose to use her time in prison to turn her life around while positively impacting thousands of her fellow prisoners.
Connect with Kerry on LinkedIn.
S01E17 - The 'Divorce Go To Girl', Renee Catts
Introducing our dating expert for this week’s segment of *‘The Unhinged on Hinge’, ‘Divorce Go To Girl’, Renee Catt!
Renee has created a new career based on lessons from her own ‘tsunami of a divorce’ and now helps others going through a breakup. She chose to see her divorce as an opportunity to find herself and not mourn the loss of someone else.
The personal travel manager of 18 years, who is often dubbed ‘the divorce guru,’ believes there is no time for a never-ending pity party, but always time to plan a good divorce party.
She first embarked on a divorce retreat, then a divorce holiday to Las Vegas, and returned as a new woman.
Courageously one of her first steps as a ‘single woman’ was to get the tattoo of her wedding date removed, just as quick as it had been inked on only 2 months earlier.
Follow Renee on Instagram or connect with her online via her website.
*probably a trademark violation #dontsueme
S01E16 - Serial Entrepreneur + Co-founder of Cachia and Royale by Lorinksa, Leah Betts
Today's guest on Chi Chat is serial entrepreneur Leah Betts!
Leah launched her first business, fashion brand Hael, in 2005 which, at its height, was stocked in over 200 stores throughout Australia alongside well-known brands such as Bettina Liano and Minkpink.
She currently operates six businesses, one of which is Cachia, which she co-owns with Sophie Cachia and she has recently launched Royale by Lorinska with Lorinska Merrington from Netflix Reality TV phenomenon Yummy Mummies.
And she’s done all this and more in daily chronic pain, sustained from a fracture to her spine in an accident when she was 17.
Leah will be sharing:
- The accident she had when she was 17 that fractured her spine and has left her in chronic daily pain ever since
- How she came to be in fashion and what made her decide to close her fashion label at the height of its popularity and success
- The tanning mitt removal business she founded after going to solariums and being diagnosed with skin cancer as a result
Follow Leah on Instagram or learn more about her by visiting her website.
S01E15 - Former Madam and Psychic Medium turned Professional Matchmakers, Anna Grosman and Alla Kuzmis
Today's guests on the 'Unhinged on Hinge' segment are Anna Grosman and Alla Kuzmis, the Directors and Co-Founders of Australia’s leading premium matchmaking agency, My Forever.
A professional romantic and love intuitive, Anna has been successfully ‘matching’ friends since she was in high school and in 2020, decided to formalise her passion for forging romantic connections with co-founder, long-term friend and psychic, Alla Kuzmis, to launch ‘My Forever’ - a matchmaking agency focused on delivering a superior experience through stringent vetting processes in a safe and discrete environment.
A long-term intimacy advocate, this is not Anna’s first foray into aiding and abetting intimate connections, having co-founded male escort agency Aphrodisiac in 2010 which she operated successfully for seven years before closing to pursue her passion for professional matchmaking.
We are also fortunate enough to have a former male escort, code name ‘Benedict’, in-studio to share his experience and perspective on being a male escort.
In addition, Alla is going to do a brief ‘love reading’ for me on air where I will hopefully glean the name of my future husband so as to start ordering my wedding invitations post haste!
We will also discuss the unusual love formula Anna and Alla are using to pair singles in forever matches, why they advocate for blind dates for their clients and how they navigated launching a matchmaking agency during COVID.
Connect with Anna and Alla via their Instagram or learn more about being professionally matched with your 'forever' on their website.
S01E14 - Former Reality TV Star turned Dating + Relationship Coach, Emma Wynne
Today's guest on the 'Unhinged on Hinge' is Dating and Relationship Expert and Vulnerability Coach, Emma Wynne.
Emma, who you might remember from the reality dating TV series which aired on both Channel 7 and Netflix called The Single Wives, has transformed her own life from being an overweight, significantly depressed, married, religious, exhausted social worker to a healthy, single, spiritual, healed, qualified mindset coach who now works with men and women on the power of vulnerability, dealing with our own traumas and re-writing our subconscious story-lines and patterns.
Besides exploring Emma’s experience on The Single Wives, we will also be chatting about:
· Her own breakthrough that led her to become a woman and men’s vulnerability coach
· Our connection to self and moving away from shame within the body to one of full sexual self-acceptance and expression
· Vulnerability – how to show up in the dating space authentically
· Exploring how women and men have very different emotional expressions and how this relates to the trust dynamic between the two
Connect with Emma via Instagram or her website.
Natural host ability, no awkwardness, great informed conversations - keep up the great work. So glad I stumbled across your podcast :)
Host is always ready for a laugh and makes the guests super comfortable making for great open and honest interviews.
Insightful and entertaining!
Never short of interesting guests, timely topics and good humour, Chi Chat is both insightful and entertaining, everything a good talk show should be!