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Powerful Stories with Tory Archbold. One of Australia’s top female entrepreneurs and CEOs, Tory Archbold knows that just as our stories have the power to shape us, so we have the power to shape our stories. Having attained global recognition through her businesses Torstar and Powerful Steps, now Tory is stepping back to connect with the powerful stories of extraordinary women—their highs and lows, near misses and great wins. From entrepreneurs to CEOs to influencers and beyond, women open up to Tory about the powerful steps they’ve taken, and the sacrifices they’ve made, to achieve their business goals. These compelling stories aren’t just great listening. They invite listeners to step up and take hold of their own power. Find out more at www.powerful-steps.com

Powerful Stories with Tory Archbold Tory Archbold

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Powerful Stories with Tory Archbold. One of Australia’s top female entrepreneurs and CEOs, Tory Archbold knows that just as our stories have the power to shape us, so we have the power to shape our stories. Having attained global recognition through her businesses Torstar and Powerful Steps, now Tory is stepping back to connect with the powerful stories of extraordinary women—their highs and lows, near misses and great wins. From entrepreneurs to CEOs to influencers and beyond, women open up to Tory about the powerful steps they’ve taken, and the sacrifices they’ve made, to achieve their business goals. These compelling stories aren’t just great listening. They invite listeners to step up and take hold of their own power. Find out more at www.powerful-steps.com

    How to navigate an identity crisis

    How to navigate an identity crisis

    Have you thought about your next step? 

    Are you thinking about changing your business or transforming your life? 

    I have been where you are now. I went through my own identity crisis when I closed Torstar and was ready to begin Powerful Steps. 

    In this episode, I share with you my story of beginning my first business and launching world leading brands into Australia. I want to take you back to the beginning of where my courage and self belief came from. 

    I was always known as the girl in the little black dress that made things happen for others. I had 60 little black dresses in my cupboard! 

    After the success of this business, I felt I was ready to move on and create a brand that delivers a global impact that works towards empowering others. I opened up to thousands of readers and shared my own personal journey in Marie Claire magazine. I found the power in my story and I no longer cared what others thought. 

    I’m so thankful to pass on the process and exercise a Buddhist monk shared with me to learn to marinate in your problem for a set amount of time and then let it go. It could be 45 seconds, 45 minutes or 45 years. The choice is up to you. If you learn to forgive others, you will wake up every day with a happy heart. 

    I’m so excited to share with you the three things to prioritise if you’re going through a transformation. This list will help you clear out your old energy and set your intentions for the next phase of your life. 

    I leant into my intuition and my power to become the woman that I am today. I will always be grateful that I knew to trust my gut that the next powerful step was coming. I had the self belief and courage to pursue it, worked incredibly hard to build my brand, and now I am so happy to be able to empower and help women from all over the world.

     

    Where to Find Tory:
    Website: https://powerful-steps.com/ 
    Instagram: @powerfulsteps
    Powerful Steps Coffee Challenge: https://powerful-steps.com/coffee-challenge/. 
    Join The Confidence to Pitch Workshop - Nov 15th: https://powerful-steps.com/mentor-global-entrepreneur-program/the-confidence-to-pitch/
    Youtube Channel:  Powerful Steps - YouTube

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    • 21 min
    The journey to worthy with Vanessa Haldane

    The journey to worthy with Vanessa Haldane

    Have you ever felt unworthy? 

    Unfortunately it’s a feeling that most of us experience throughout our lives. Trauma from our past leads us to feeling undeserving, not good enough and can lead to toxic relationships. 

    To discuss this topic, I am chatting today with Vanessa Haldane from ‘Journey to Worthy'. Vanessa has the most inspiring and powerful story. She has experienced and moved forward through ongoing childhood traumas and adversity to find a new path and discover her feelings of worth. 

    By taking ownership of her story she has transformed it into lighting up the lives of others. 

    After Vanessa worked with Marie Claire on a coercive control campaign countless women and men reached out to her to talk about their own situations as they began to recognise red flags in their own relationships. 

    Vanessa shares her incredibly powerful story and the path that led her to beginning ‘Journey to Worthy’. She passionately advocates for women who have gone through coercive control and physical abuse to break through the cycle of shame and guilt. 

    We continue on to discuss the importance of feeling comfortable and loving our own bodies, red flags to look out for in relationships, and how ‘Journey to Worthy’ can help and support men as well as women. 

    Vanessa is definitely in my top five global examples of women owning their power through their story. She is one of the most courageous, inspirational and compassionate women I have ever met. 

    I encourage everyone, both men and women, to listen to her story and together we can work to change our mindset around self worth, begin to heal, and understand that we’re all deserving of love and happiness. 

     

    LINKS:

    Where to Find Vanessa: 
    Website:https://www.journey-to-worthy.com/ 
    Instagram: @journeytoworthyofficial

     

    Where to Find Tory:
    Website: https://powerful-steps.com/ 
    Instagram: @powerfulsteps
    Powerful Steps Coffee Challenge: https://powerful-steps.com/coffee-challenge/. 
    Join The Confidence to Pitch Workshop - Nov 15th: https://powerful-steps.com/mentor-global-entrepreneur-program/the-confidence-to-pitch/
    Youtube Channel:  Powerful Steps - YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 15 min
    Building powerful global connections with Parlour X Founder Eva Galambos

    Building powerful global connections with Parlour X Founder Eva Galambos

    Have you ever seen models strutting down the runway in the most exquisite and exciting outfits and wondered ‘where can I buy that?’. We can feel a very long way from the international runway shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York which feature what global leaders, celebrities and influencers are going to wear for the season. 

     

    This doesn't mean we miss out on the opportunity to purchase from the runway thanks to one amazing fashion buying pioneer. 

     

    In today’s episode I am chatting with long term friend, colleague and global trailblazer Eva Galambos, the founder of Parlour X. Her studio is in the iconic St John’s Church in Paddington, Sydney and stocks unique clothing, shoes, bags, jewellery and accessories made by designers from all over the world. 

     

    We talk about Eva’s strong passion for fostering a creative desire and a social justice inquisitive nature in her children when viewing privilege and injustice. 

     

    Eva speaks so openly about the potential in the industry to include political messaging in the form of art and fashion and how the genre has begun changing and developing a new perspective since Covid. 

     

    Over the past twenty years since Parlour X began, Eva has built a devoted following by providing a one-of-a-kind shopping experience inside of a 200-year-old church that is unlike any other retail location in the world. 

     

    From the moment you walk through the doors, your mind and body relax in the light from the stained glass windows and your inspiration grows from the incredible fashion on display. 

     

    Her friendly staff greet you warmly and have the most remarkable talent for finding spectacular pieces to suit your exact body type and personality. 

     

    Eva has given all of her employees on the floor extensive training to ensure that every single client has an amazing, second to none, shopping experience. 

     

    Over the past two decades, Eva has built a legacy in the retail industry through her passion and dedication to her clients, and by creating the most groundbreaking designer collection available in Australia. 

     

    Check out her website to see the phenomenal list of the most influential designers and collections she has curated from all over the globe. Trust me, you’ll be entranced by the incredible body of work and inspired to adopt an extraordinary new piece into your wardrobe.

     

    Where to Find Eva: 
    Website:https://www.parlourx.com/ 
    Instagram: @parlourx

     

    Where to Find Tory:
    Website: https://powerful-steps.com/ 
    Instagram: @powerfulsteps
    Powerful Steps Coffee Challenge: https://powerful-steps.com/coffee-challenge/. 
    Empowering You Photography Shoot: https://powerful-steps.com/mentor-global-entrepreneur-program/empowering-you/
    Youtube Channel:  Powerful Steps - YouTube

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    • 21 min
    Working on yourself from the inside out with Leah Simmons

    Working on yourself from the inside out with Leah Simmons

    The primary focus of the fitness industry has always been on a person’s physical accomplishments and appearance. 

    We’re told if we change ourselves on the outside, we’ll feel better on the inside. But, true transformation involves so much more than this. To live a life that’s in alignment, we must consider all areas of our health and not just our physical bodies. 

    I’m so grateful today to bring you Leah Simmons, the founder of KAAIAA. KAAIAA is a transformational program that incorporates the four pillars of holistic health: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual. By bringing together all four pillars, KAAIAA is a unique and holistic practice that fosters a balanced and centred life.  

    Students in the class experience a complete journey, guided by Leah, that encourages them to break through emotional and mental obstacles and push past their physical limits. 

    In this episode, we chat about Leah’s earlier career as a DJ and her soul searching journey to transform her career from the music industry to the fitness world. 

    Leah is so open and authentic about her professional and personal growth. Moving to Bali and embarking on a journey of self discovery, showed her the need for an efficient program that incorporates all four modalities of health to redefine the word ‘fit’ and help you feel amazing from the inside out. 

    During her journey working with her doula in her second pregnancy, Leah learnt the mantra “I can do this, I am doing this”. This belief fueled her through her labour and she realised how powerful a mindset change is to pushing through limiting thoughts and mental barriers. 

    Leah encourages everyone to take control back into your hands as you are your own medicine - you’re the one doing it. Her classes are a true workout of the mind, body and soul. 

    I’ve attended her classes and you can absolutely see the way people transform their energy in a single session. The power that Leah gives to everyone is incredible. I absolutely love the music, her 18 years of experience as a DJ has helped her create a mindblowing soundtrack and a sensory experience. 

    Leah reminds us that you’re going to get back what you give out. The community that she has built through KAAIAA is so amazingly supportive and inspirational. We all need this in our lives. 

    I would love for you to listen to her story and jump over to her website to join her next FREE online class. You’ll thank me!  

    KAAIAA is the difference between working out to change your body and working out to change your life.

     

    Where to Find Leah: 
    Website:https://kaaiaa.com/ 
    Instagram: @thisiskaaiaa

     

    Where to Find Tory:
    Website: https://powerful-steps.com/ 
    Instagram: @powerfulsteps
    Powerful Steps Coffee Challenge: https://powerful-steps.com/coffee-challenge/. 
    Empowering You Photography Shoot: https://powerful-steps.com/mentor-global-entrepreneur-program/empowering-you/
    Youtube Channel:  Powerful Steps - YouTube

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    • 25 min
    New beginnings at any age with Antonia Kidman

    New beginnings at any age with Antonia Kidman

    I’m a big advocate for the fact that amazing things happen in your 40s. You can find the love of your life, change your career, or make a self-discovery transformation. 

     

    I feel so grateful to be bringing you this episode today. I am chatting with the inspirational, incredibly passionate, mother of six - Antonia Kidman. Antonia’s career has many remarkable highlights, including working for Foxtel and as a writer for several different magazines. She is now working as a lawyer based in Sydney and specialises in supporting women going through transformations and promoting social justice. 

     

    When Antonia moved to Singapore with her husband and children, she decided she wanted to leave the media, continue her education, and further stimulate her mind. Her love of politics, psychology, and history led her to make the decision in her 40s to change her career from journalism, writing and producing, to study law and become a lawyer. She chats with us about her early career, family life and her decision to change her career path to help people navigate really complex situations. 

     

    Her passion and dedication for supporting women and standing up for social justice shines through in our conversation. She gives amazing advice to women who are going through transformations themselves and shares the biggest breakthrough moment in her life. 

     

    Antonia is such a warm and open person who is here to remind you to be confident and back yourself. If you feel like something is not okay, you don’t have to accept it in your life. There is always room to change and align with your true purpose.

     

    And most of all, be present and enjoy every moment!

     

     

    Where to Find Tory:
    Website: https://powerful-steps.com/ 
    Instagram: @powerfulsteps
    Powerful Steps Coffee Challenge: https://powerful-steps.com/coffee-challenge/. 
    Empowering You Photography Shoot: https://powerful-steps.com/mentor-global-entrepreneur-program/empowering-you/ 

    Youtube Channel:  Powerful Steps - YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 20 min
    Juggling family life and business during lockdown

    Juggling family life and business during lockdown

    I am coming to you from lockdown and I know that the struggle of juggling family life and your business is real. Don’t worry - you’re not the only family who argues over wifi!

     

    In today’s episode, I am sharing with you a personal insight into my family and how we are all coping during lockdown. In a conversation with my daughter and husband, we are discussing how our businesses and schooling has been affected by lockdown and the routines that we have instigated for a positive mindset to make the most out of it. 

     

    When I initially set up Powerful Steps, I created it to be all about human connection. And then Covid hit! So I had to do some quick thinking and managed to come up with a game plan to pivot my business within 48 hours to become a virtual connection business. I absolutely love checking in on my clients through the coffee challenge and hearing from everyone everyday. 

     

    As a family, we love connecting with friends, family, colleagues and clients so staying at home can be a challenge. It has also been a big test for our family wifi! But I want to say that it’s not all bad. We have been absolutely blessed with having our two children home from boarding school and back in the house together. 

     

    I really encourage you to think about incorporating any of these rituals into your day to ground you, prepare for each day, plan your business communications, and connect with your family and colleagues. 

     

    Where to Find Tory:
    Website: https://powerful-steps.com/ 
    Instagram: @powerfulsteps
    Powerful Steps Coffee Challenge: https://powerful-steps.com/coffee-challenge/
    Business Attraction Program: https://powerful-steps.com/mentor-global-entrepreneur-program/business-attraction-program/
    Youtube Channel:  Powerful Steps - YouTube

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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89 Ratings

89 Ratings

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Inspirational

Tory your podcasts are addictive… every time I listen to one I get SO much out of it with tips on how to navigate both my personal life and my business. Your energy is magnetic and your guests are fascinating.. such wonderful stories from the heart. I often listen to them twice just to let it sink in and take hold, as they are so relatable. This week I listened to Leah Simmons and Pip, Erika and Antonia.. WOW!!!!! About to dive in to Eva… so many extraordinary stories to listen to. These are my go-to podcasts!! Thank you, Alice X

Edwina B ,

Entrepreneur

Really enjoying these powerful convesrations - raw, authetic - the mix of people Tory interviews is inspiring me to take my own powerful steps!!!

Kyles JJ ,

Amazing stories from amazing individuals

I love listening to the Powerful Stories podcast each week to hear inspiring women share what they are doing to make their life (and the people around them) amazing.

Thank you Tory for connecting us with amazing individuals who are taking powerful steps and living their best life.

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