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The Transit Lounge hosted by Shandra shares ideas and inspiration for women wanting to make a career change to start their own business after the age of 40. Shandra will share stories, interviews and practical tips to show that it's truly possible to create a successful and profitable business earning you great money, doing what you love, without burning out...

This podcast is for women who want to go from employee to being their own boss...

The Transit Lounge Shandra Moran

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The Transit Lounge hosted by Shandra shares ideas and inspiration for women wanting to make a career change to start their own business after the age of 40. Shandra will share stories, interviews and practical tips to show that it's truly possible to create a successful and profitable business earning you great money, doing what you love, without burning out...

This podcast is for women who want to go from employee to being their own boss...

    Career Change After 40 - From Fashion to Plant based business owner with Fiona Anchal

    Career Change After 40 - From Fashion to Plant based business owner with Fiona Anchal

    Starting a solo business after a career can be both exciting and daunting...

    After 17 years in retail, corporate roles and a marketing degree, Fiona Anchal is now following her passion for plant based eating and turning it into a growing solo business.

    In this interview podcast episode Fiona shares with Shandra:

    How she's transitioning from a 'job' to her business
    Her earlier attempts to follow her passion that didn't last
    How her husband - and business partner reacted to her new idea
    The link between water fasting and her business progress
    Her biggest fears going 'solo'
    The way she 'just got started'
    What drives her to get this business really growing next year
    What she thinks has helped her be successful already

    Fiona is tapping into a passion that overlaps with a growing industry and her approach to transitioning is a great model for you to get insights and ideas to apply to your own moves towards being your own boss.

    You can find out more and connect with Fiona here:

    www.wholesomebellies.com.au
    Instagram and FB - @wholesomebellies

    Plus - if you're considering leaving a career to start your own business and want to know what to focus and work on in your first year in business you can download a brand new free eBook 'The Top 4 Priority Focus Areas for a Profitable First Year in Business'.... it's a summary of interviews and conversations with more than 40 successful women in business and what they now know are the most important thing for you to focus on to create a business that gives you the income and lifestyle you're looking for as quickly as possible.
    Get your free copy here



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    • 56 min
    Career Change after 40 - From Govt Job to Absorbable Underwear

    Career Change after 40 - From Govt Job to Absorbable Underwear

    Feeling like a cog in a wheel was a catalyst for career change...

    After 20 years in local government policy and strategy, Tamsin Somerville felt like a cog in a wheel, and an overnight camping trip sparked the beginning of a whole new career chapter...

    She is now the CEO and Founder of Vivo Bodywear - a soon to be released range of absorbable underwear.

    In this podcast interview episode Tamsin shares with Shandra

    How she went from 'relatively happy' to inspired with a new business idea
    The first steps she took to start a product based business
    What really drove her desire to start her own business
    Things that took longer than she thought that she wish she kew earlier
    How her family and others responded to her business plans
    Her thoughts on the pros and cons of a product business compared to a service business
    Three tips for anyone with an idea for their own business

    You can connect with and learn more about Tamsin here:

    W: vivobodywear.com
    Facebook group: Incontinence │ light bladder leakage - tips, support and shared stories

    Plus - if you're considering starting your own business and want to know what to focus and work on in your first year in business you can download a brand new free eBook 'The Top 4 Priority Focus Areas for a Profitable First Year in Business'.... it's a summary of interviews and conversations with more than 40 successful women in business and what they now know are the most important things for you to focus on to create a business that gives you the income and lifestyle you're looking for as quickly as possible.
    Get your free copy here



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    • 50 min
    Career Change After 40 - From Redundancy to Founder with Frances Pratt

    Career Change After 40 - From Redundancy to Founder with Frances Pratt

    Can you imagine having a successful role, with equity in a business and then making yourself redundant, after the age of 40?

    Frances Pratt has spent 24 years 'selling' - mostly for others, now she does it for herself. The business she has created - Metisan - leverages all her experience and helps businesses set up their Sales systems and teams to be curious and customer centric.

    In this podcast interview episode Fran shares with Shandra:

    Why she got sick of setting up successful sales systems as an employee
    How her Dad helped her bring her MBA to life
    The way her sister described her that made her realise one of her 'superpowers'
    Why starting her own business after 40 was a good thing
    The approach she took to fast track working out what she wanted her business to be and do
    Her fascination with Greek mythology
    Why getting up at 5am works for her
    A rule of thumb to predict your sales

    Frances is a sales expert who has channelled all her expereince to create a business that really works for her, and delivers great results for her clients.

    You can find out more and connect with her here:

    metisan.com.au
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/franpratt/


    Plus - if you're considering leaving a career to start your own business and want to know what to focus and work on in your first year in business you can download a brand new free eBook 'The Top 4 Priority Focus Areas for a Profitable First Year in Business'.... it's a summary of interviews and conversations with more than 40 successful women in business and what they now know are the most important thing for you to focus on to create a business that gives you the income and lifestyle you're looking for as quickly as possible.
    Get your free copy here



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    • 55 min
    Grow Your Solo Business - 2021 Vision and Planning

    Grow Your Solo Business - 2021 Vision and Planning

    Create your Vision and plan for 2021

    Having a business idea - even a really good one, doesn't make it happen - you need a vision and a plan...

    The end of the year is a great time to start to refine or create a compelling vision of what you want your business to become and how you're going to make it happen.

    In this podcast episode Shandra shares:

    •When is the best time to do planning
    •The impact of a plan
    •The 5 parts to a good plan
    •The first step you can take today to make a start - even if you hate planning

    You can use this episode as motivation and a step by step guide to planning your year ahead so you can close out 2020 and get st up and motivated build your business next year.


    Plus - if you're considering leaving a career to start your own business and want to know what to focus and work on in your first year in business you can download a brand new free eBook 'The Top 4 Priority Focus Areas for a Profitable First Year in Business'.... it's a summary of interviews and conversations with more than 40 successful women in business and what they now know are the most important thing for you to focus on to create a business that gives you the income and lifestyle you're looking for as quickly as possible.
    Get your free copy here



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    • 22 min
    Career Change After 40 - From Photographer to Women's Leadership with Emma Rhoades

    Career Change After 40 - From Photographer to Women's Leadership with Emma Rhoades

    A career - with all it's changes can be a bit of a cocktail...

    It certainly has been for Emma Rhoades...

    With the average time in a role reducing and an increase in the number of women starting businesses the traditional' road is no longer as common, and Emma's road has been anything but 'traditional'.

    Her career path has been a mix of business ownership, corporate roles, into project consulting, side gigging and online business creation.

    In this podcast interview episode Emma shares with Shandra:
    The many different types of businesses she has trialled
    Building and extracting from a successful photography business
    The inner and outer challenges of starting your own business
    The influence of how she see herself as a person
    Her approach to networking as an introvert
    Great tips and philosophy for others with an inkling of an idea for their own thing

    Emma is a great example of modern career development and has some fantastic tips for women wanting to explore the possibility of being their own boss after a successful career.

    You can find out more and connect with Emma here:

    web: www.hercorporatejourney.net.au
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leadershipdevelopmentandcoach/
    Facey: https://www.facebook.com/hercorporatejourneyaus


    Plus - if you're considering leaving a career to start your own business and want to know what to focus and work on in your first year in business you can download a brand new free eBook 'The Top 4 Priority Focus Areas for a Profitable First Year in Business'.... it's a summary of interviews and conversations with more than 40 successful women in business and what they now know are the most important thing for you to focus on to create a business that gives you the income and lifestyle you're looking for as quickly as possible.
    Get your free copy here



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    • 49 min
    Career Change After 40 - From Project Manager to Podcast Producer

    Career Change After 40 - From Project Manager to Podcast Producer

    Sometimes the path to a career change to start your own business after 40 is not a straight line...

    After a decade as an IT Project Manager and a few meandering streams Mel de Gioia has landed on a business that she thinks was destined to happen and Covid just accelerated the timeline...

    In her 30's she loved her career and would never have even considered starting her own business, but with hindsight can see how many of her eclectic experiences now contribute to how she has set up and runs her business.

    In this podcast interview episode Mel shares with Shandra:

    •How her husband opened the door to her entrepreneurial spirit - it involves a Ferrari
    •The unintended passion that opened up for her in her 40's
    •How NASA impacted part of her business
    •The Mission that inspires and drives her
    •How long it took her to really nail her idea
    •The identity questions that helped her refine what she really wanted to do - and what she didn't
    •Her tips for others wanting to explore starting their own business

    Mel has a fantastic mission that contributes on a local, national and global level and you can connect with her here:

    www.ramaley.com.au
    www.melaniedegioia.com.au
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniedegioia/

    Plus - if you're considering leaving a career to start your own business and want to know what to focus and work on in your first year in business you can download a brand new free eBook 'The Top 4 Priority Focus Areas for a Profitable First Year in Business'.... it's a summary of interviews and conversations with more than 40 successful women in business and what they now know are the most important thing for you to focus on to create a business that gives you the income and lifestyle you're looking for as quickly as possible.
    Get your free copy here



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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Laubla249 ,

Great Information, No Fluff

I recently discovered this podcast and what I love is that Shandra doesn't spend the first 20 minutes just thanking guests and telling them they are amazing. Of course she acknowledges their expertise but cuts to the chase to extract the nuggets of wisdom.

PS: I loved the interview with the Merry Maker Sisters!

KristyBillett ,

Genuine, authentic and inspiring

Shandra’s genuine, warm and authentic communication style makes this podcast great listening. The concepts she explores are universally relevant and always create an opportunity to think and reflect. I always learn something and get great value from listening in to each episode.

Wce No 1 ,

Shandra always gets me thinking

Love listening to this smart, funny and kind lady as she guide us through so many key topics.

I really enjoyed the Where Will You Be episode 👍

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