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Welcome to The Debra Shepherd Podcast. A personal development, lifestyle and business podcast for women who want to experience more ease, joy and meaning in life and business. Join me each week for quick conversations and in-depth interviews with successful female entrepreneurs, leaders, experts, visionaries and change-makers who share their extraordinary stories filled with passion, purpose, impact and success. You'll leave each conversation with insights, strategies, tools and new ways of thinking to inspire, empower and support you to create more ease, joy and meaning in your life and business. Together we'll explore meaningful living. Are you ready?

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The Debra Shepherd Podcast | Meaningful Living Debra Shepherd

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Welcome to The Debra Shepherd Podcast. A personal development, lifestyle and business podcast for women who want to experience more ease, joy and meaning in life and business. Join me each week for quick conversations and in-depth interviews with successful female entrepreneurs, leaders, experts, visionaries and change-makers who share their extraordinary stories filled with passion, purpose, impact and success. You'll leave each conversation with insights, strategies, tools and new ways of thinking to inspire, empower and support you to create more ease, joy and meaning in your life and business. Together we'll explore meaningful living. Are you ready?

www.debrashepherd.com.au

    88: Simplicity, Success And Finding Your Profitable Niche with Maiko Sakai

    88: Simplicity, Success And Finding Your Profitable Niche with Maiko Sakai

    On the podcast this week, Debra welcomes Maiko Sakai to the show. In this episode, Maiko shares her story. She talks about simplicity, success, meaningful living, finding your profitable niche and fine dining but not in the way you might expect.
     
    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS
     
    Working in the music industry, moving into entrepreneurship and founding Airtight Concepts. Why loving what you have right now can open up different perspectives and opportunities. The best gift Maiko has ever given herself. How creative entrepreneurs often acquire bad habits when it comes to business operations. Where creative entrepreneurs struggle the most. Why simple does not equal easy. Expect the messy middle to achieve simplicity in your business. The relationship between niching down and fine dining. Learn how to niche down using the Niche Diagram framework. How running a transactional business often leads to entrepreneurial burnout. Unlearning the hustle culture. Ikigai and the importance of feeling more joy and contentment with ourselves so we don’t seek external validation.  
    Maiko Sakai, the founder of Airtight Concepts, is a business strategy consultant a.k.a. secret weapon, confidant and silent partner to visionary entrepreneurs and CEOs with the desire to build a high-functioning, profit-generating business of their dreams.  
     
    Her mission is simple: Help service business owners shift from operating a transactional business to a transformational business through her two business programs, “Define + Refine Your Profitable Niche” and “BusinessOptimizer 360.”  
     
    As a self-proclaimed “Queen of Counterintuitive Strategies,” she provides effective but not-so-conventional strategies to boost sustainable profitability for her clients’ businesses by utilising both quantitative and qualitative assessments. Originally from Yokohama, Japan, Maiko considers herself a New Yorker, loves ethnic foods of all kinds, and is a minimalist, a sucker for ultra-contemporary design and exotic house plants. She earned her MBA from Cornell University. 
     
    SHOW NOTES
    Episode 88 show notes
     
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    CONNECT WITH MAIKO
    Instagram @maikosakaibiz
    www.maikosakai.com.au
     
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA
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    Facebook @debra1shepherd 
     
    Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this episode, I invite you to share a review on Apple Podcasts. Your review will help another woman create more ease, joy and meaning in her life and business.

    • 59 min
    87: What Will You Do Differently In The New Year?

    87: What Will You Do Differently In The New Year?

    This year for me has been about opening, awareness, spiritual seeking, stepping back, supporting and rising up. For most of us there has been a lot of change and a lot of different energies. It has been challenging and chaotic at times however it has also been an opportunity for us to step up, rise up, to make a change and to make a difference. In this quick conversation on The Debra Shepherd Podcast, I’d like to know what will you do differently in the new year?
     
    SHOW NOTES
     
    Episode 87 show notes
     
    Want the latest episodes of The Debra Shepherd Podcast sent via email each week so you don’t miss an episode? Visit www.debrashepherd.com.au to subscribe. 
     
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA
    Instagram @_debrashepherd
    www.debrashepherd.com.au
    Facebook @debra1shepherd 
     
    Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this episode, I invite you to share a review on Apple Podcasts. Your review will help another woman create more ease, joy and meaning in her life and business.

    • 7 min
    86: Less Stress, More Impact And A Life You Love Without Burnout!

    86: Less Stress, More Impact And A Life You Love Without Burnout!

    Imagine having less stress, more impact and a life you love without burnout. What would your life be like? What would be possible? Join Debra for this quick conversation on the podcast.


     
    SHOW NOTES
     
    Episode 86 show notes
     
    Want the latest episodes of The Debra Shepherd Podcast sent via email each week so you don’t miss an episode? Visit www.debrashepherd.com.au to subscribe. 
     
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA
    Instagram @_debrashepherd
    www.debrashepherd.com.au
    Facebook @debra1shepherd 
     
    Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this episode, I invite you to share a review on Apple Podcasts. Your review will help another woman create more ease, joy and meaning in her life and business.

    • 8 min
    85: Do This Before You Start Goal Setting

    85: Do This Before You Start Goal Setting

    Goal setting is a popular topic, especially as we move towards the New Year. In this quick conversation, Debra shares a series of  questions to consider before you set your life and business goals for 2022. 

     

    If you have already set your goals, listen to this episode, reflect on the questions and look at how you can incorporate what you uncover to make your goals even more powerful. 

     
    SHOW NOTES
     
    Episode 85 show notes
     
    Want the latest episodes of The Debra Shepherd Podcast sent via email each week so you don’t miss an episode? Visit www.debrashepherd.com.au to subscribe. 
     
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA
    Instagram @_debrashepherd
    www.debrashepherd.com.au
    Facebook @debra1shepherd 
     
    Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this episode, I invite you to share a review on Apple Podcasts. Your review will help another woman create more ease, joy and meaning in her life and business.

    • 11 min
    84: How Mentoring Can Help You Create Life And Business Success

    84: How Mentoring Can Help You Create Life And Business Success

    Mentoring can support you in creating life and business success. It can help you move forward powerfully towards the vision you have for your life and business. Finding the right Mentor is important.
     
    On the podcast this week, Debra shares her insights on how mentoring can support you, how it can work and what to consider when you are looking for a mentor.
     
    SHOW NOTES
    Episode 84 show notes
     
    Want the latest episodes of The Debra Shepherd Podcast sent via email each week so you don’t miss an episode? Visit www.debrashepherd.com.au to subscribe.
     
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA
    Instagram @_debrashepherd
    www.debrashepherd.com.au
    Facebook @debra1shepherd 
     
    Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this episode, I invite you to share a review on Apple Podcasts. Your review will help another woman create more ease, joy and meaning in her life and business.

    • 13 min
    83: Do You Need To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    83: Do You Need To Step Outside Your Comfort Zone?

    As a female entrepreneur, you want to serve. You want to make a difference. You want to create an impact. You want to learn and grow. To do that, you must step out of your comfort zone. Creating something new requires you to do something different to step outside of what you usually do, to step out into the unknown.
    On the podcast this week, Debra has an important question for you, do you need to step outside of your comfort zone? 
     
    SHOW NOTES
    Episode 83 show notes
     
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA
    Instagram @_debrashepherd
    www.debrashepherd.com.au
    Facebook @debra1shepherd 
     
    Thank you for listening. If you enjoy this episode, I invite you to share a review on Apple Podcasts. Your review will help another woman create more ease, joy and meaning in her life and business.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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Easy educational listening

One of my favorite podcasts, I love listening to Debra and her array of inspirational guests talk about wellbeing and business in sectors they love. Pop it on whilst you’re doing your emails or when you need a pick me up.

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