36 episodes

Podcast by Simon Bell

Zen Business Podcast Simon Bell

    • Business
    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

Podcast by Simon Bell

    Episode #36 - Values and their impact on behaviour, culture, and your experience of life

    Episode #36 - Values and their impact on behaviour, culture, and your experience of life

    In this episode with clinical psychologist Dr. Jackie Henry, we explore the concepts of values, and how they inform your behaviour and experience of life.

    We look at how the collective values of a group influences culture, a conversation that I feel is applicable to companies, organisations and even society at large. Quite a timely conversation, especially given what’s happening in the world right now.

    We also discuss some simple strategies for identifying your values and the values of your team, which from my experience improves staff engagement, creates alignment, and increases overall satisfaction.

    If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, comment, like or share on whatever platform you’re listening on. Your engagement makes a massive difference to the show.

    Wherever you are right now in the world, thank you for tuning in, I trust you’ll enjoy listening to this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it.

    • 40 min
    Episode #35 -Why market research is critical and how to do it right, with Chris Hogan

    Episode #35 -Why market research is critical and how to do it right, with Chris Hogan

    Improve ROI and gain market share by conducting effective market research.

    Joining us today for the second time on the show is marketing genius, Founder and CEO of MeMedia, Mr Chris Hogan.

    In this episode we explore the world of market research, which is stage two of Chris's PROACTIVE marketing methodology.

    We discuss how effective research can help you gain market share and even dominate your industry.

    Chris shares some simple but highly effective tools and techniques to generate a greater return on your marketing investment.

    And we also reflect on the recent months and discuss what marketing lessons have been learned from the Covid Pandemic

    All of this and a truck load more, on episode 35 of the ZBP… Enjoy.

    • 37 min
    Episode #34 - Cultivating unshakable mental resilience, balance and flow through Equanimity

    Episode #34 - Cultivating unshakable mental resilience, balance and flow through Equanimity

    If you're a business owner, leader or entrepreneur experiencing constant mental chatter, stress, overwhelm or anxiety, this very relaxed and peaceful conversation could be exactly what you're looking for.

    Mal’s been practicing mindfulness for over 40 years and been teaching it in both clinical and public settings for more than 25.

    Mal originally learnt these practices from the Buddhist tradition, ordaining as a Buddhist monk in Thailand in his early 20’s

    Mal’s been psychologist since 1991, he has worked with hundreds of clients, using mindfulness, compassion, loving kindness and a myriad of other scientifically validated techniques improve wellbeing.

    His book Healing the Heart and Mind with Mindfulness: Ancient Path, Present Moment, is aimed at anyone who wishes to use mindfulness practices for psychological freedom.

    You can also find Mal's meditations on Insight Timer app, which you can download on the App Store, or wherever you get your apps.


    • 36 min
    Episode #33 - How being more mindful at work could help you live longer

    Episode #33 - How being more mindful at work could help you live longer

    In this episode we explore how the mind impacts physical well-being and performance. How your thoughts and beliefs systems impact your DNA. And how being more mindful in your business can actually help you live longer.

    Joining us on episode 33, is Associate Professor Dr. Craig Hassed.

    Dr Hassed is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of General Practice at Monash University, where he’s been teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels since 1989.

    Dr Hassed is also the coordinator several mindfulness programs, one of which being, 'Mindfulness for Wellbeing & Peak Performance', which has had more that 400,000 students participate worldwide.

    His teaching, research and clinical interests include mindfulness-based stress management, mind-body medicine & meditation to name a few, and he was the founding President of the 'Australian Teachers of Meditation Association'.

    Dr Hassed, has also published 10 books and has made several television and documentary appearances.

    If you'd like to enrol into "Mindfulness & Peak Performance" you can do so here:

    If you'd like to connect Dr. Hassed you can find his details here:

    If you'd like to buy "Playing the Genetic Hand Life Dealt You"

    • 36 min
    Episode #32 - Quantum mechanics, leadership & the wonders of synchronicity

    Episode #32 - Quantum mechanics, leadership & the wonders of synchronicity

    This interview explores the physics of flow and how practicing mindfulness & self-awareness can improve your results, both in your company and your personal life.

    In this episode Simon interviews physicist, author and founder of the Synchronicity Institute, Sky Nelson-Issacs.

    They discusses how your emotional state, and that of your team dramatically impacts flow, and what you can do about it.

    Sky also explains his LORRAX model, The Tree of Possibilities and how understanding Synchronicity allows for greater choice and a more fulfilling future.

    If you’re a fan of the show, that is you appreciate the intersection of Eastern philosophy and Western science, you’re going to LOVE this episode!

    On that note, please subscribe, comment, like and share... Your contribution makes a massive difference not just to the show, but to other potential viewers who are looking to improve their experience of life, while growing their company or managing their team.

    If you'd like to connect with Sky you can do so via his website: https://skynelson.com

    Enrol into Sky's Program: https://skynelson.com/course

    • 51 min
    Episode #31 - Preparing your strategy and sales process for growth in a recession

    Episode #31 - Preparing your strategy and sales process for growth in a recession

    In this episode we explore how to capitalise on opportunities in a recession.

    First up on the show we have our favourite international business coach, Jacob Aldridge, to share some insights from his web series titled… Don’t waste a good recession.

    If you’re new to the show and you haven’t listened to Jacob in the previous episodes, you’re in for a treat!

    Jacob is one of only a couple of business coaches I know who have coached in a recession and he shares how you can make the most of the opportunities that will arise.

    And believe me, there will be an abundance of opportunities in this market, for those of you open and willing to look.

    In the 2nd part of the show, joining us for the first time, is Nicky Miklos-Woodley.

    Nicky is the founder of Evergreen Coaching, and is going to provide us with an overview of her Evergreen Sales Methodology.

    This six stage process, is designed to smoothly and authentically lead a prospective client through to a buying decision that they are confident in making.

    I’m excited to have Nicky on the show, not just because she’s a highly effective sales trainer, but because I truly believe that now, more than ever, it’s critical that businesses tighten up their sales process, and ensure that it’s focussed on connectedness and authenticity, rather than hitting targets from a context of fear and survival.

    This is part 1 of an 8 part series with Nicky which will be released throughout 2020… So if you relate to what Nicky shares in this episode, be sure to subscribe to the show if you haven’t already, so that you don’t miss out on the deep dive that she’ll be doing on each stage of her methodology.

    Just a reminder, if you’re a fan of the show don’t forget to visit our Zen Business Podcast YouTube channel. You’ll have access to some exclusive content such as interviews and how to videos, that won’t be included in the regular podcast.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

sdellboy ,

Great mix of guests and inspiration

Fantastic podcast that has the right balance of mindfulness and business advice from a wide range of guests. Well worth subscribing too.

KMWriter12 ,

Insightful, honest and real

Simon does a great job at interviewing each guest. He's purposeful and thoughtful in his questions and provides so much value for each listener! Keep em' coming!

EddieWP ,

Great Business Change Ups

Love the bringing of balance to the pursuit of business success. So valuable in letting go of key areas of your business. Love it.

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