35 episodes

The Smart Connector is a podcast for entrepreneurs who want to build their influence, wealth and success, communicate with power, and attract great people who will take their business, as well as life, to its best level yet. Featuring interviews with a range of successful and influential entrepreneurs, who achieve extraordinary results through putting people first.

The Smart Connector Jane Bayler

    • Management
    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

The Smart Connector is a podcast for entrepreneurs who want to build their influence, wealth and success, communicate with power, and attract great people who will take their business, as well as life, to its best level yet. Featuring interviews with a range of successful and influential entrepreneurs, who achieve extraordinary results through putting people first.

    Entrepreneur Spotlight: Pix Jonasson

    Entrepreneur Spotlight: Pix Jonasson

    This is an interview between Jane Bayler and International Best Selling Author, Dynamic Speaker, Mindset & Resilience Coach and Healthy Living Mentor, Pix Jonasson. Pix, affectionately known as The Couragepreneur, has overcome significant life-threatening and life- altering challenges, and is still an ever positive, disciplined, focused, fun-loving, community-minded leader and entrepreneur. 






    Pix consistently works on herself to be her best self so that she can help and improve the personal and professional lives of others. Alongside her speaking and coaching career, she is an international best selling author of the book, Think and Get Rich After Hours, and has built a successful global health and wellness business. 






    ABOUT THE HOST: Jane Bayler is a serial entrepreneur, investor, event host and business relationship expert, with a 20 year history in global media and marketing. Having grown and sold a £6M brand identity business to US communications group Interpublic, she currently helps entrepreneurs scale up their businesses and lives through brand marketing and property investment. Buy the best selling Smart Connector book, about entrepreneurial relationship success, here: (https://amzn.to/3bmXlJu UK, https://amzn.to/3dEvR3x US). Join the Smart Connector Facebook Group here: (https://bit.ly/2Z3p3s7. Visit Jane's website (https://bit.ly/30yaZb1). Subscribe to Jane's YouTube channel: (https://bit.ly/2yL43vI)

    • 36 min
    The Connection Central Series: Graham Shaw

    The Connection Central Series: Graham Shaw

    This is an interview between Jane Bayler and Graham Shaw. Graham specialises in advanced communications and presentation skills. He's trained thousands of people to transform their public speaking from good to absolutely great. He's best-known for his ability to convey business ideas with a quick sketch. His numerous conference audiences have been amazed to discover that they too can draw their ideas – a talent they never knew they had.






    Graham is also the author of two best selling books: ‘The Art of Business Communication’ and ‘The Speaker’s Coach: 60 secrets to make your talk, speech or presentation amazing.’






    He spoke at TEDx Hull in 2015 and his talk; ‘Why people believe they can’t draw –and how to prove they can,’ has been viewed by over 23 million people. More recently he spoke at TEDX Vienna on the topic; ‘How to draw to remember more’.






    Don't forget to register if you want to learn how to become a more powerful and authentic communicator, 1:1 and 1:Many.






    ABOUT THE HOST: Jane Bayler is a serial entrepreneur, investor, event host and business relationship expert, with a 20 year history in global media and marketing. Having grown and sold a £6M brand identity business to US communications group Interpublic, she currently helps entrepreneurs scale up their businesses and lives through brand marketing and property investment. Buy the best selling Smart Connector book, about entrepreneurial relationship success, here: (https://amzn.to/3bmXlJu UK, https://amzn.to/3dEvR3x US). Join the Smart Connector Facebook Group here: (https://bit.ly/2Z3p3s7. Visit Jane's website (https://bit.ly/30yaZb1). Subscribe to Jane's YouTube channel: (https://bit.ly/2yL43vI)

    • 49 min
    Entrepreneur Spotlight: Neville Wright

    Entrepreneur Spotlight: Neville Wright

    This is an interview between Jane Bayler, and highly successful serial entrepreneur Neville Wright, who sold his KiddieCare business to Morrisons for the massively life changing sum of £70M.






    In addition to his success with Kiddiecare, Neville is also a no.1 best selling author, mentor, investor and property developer. Throughout his 45-year career in business, property investment, retail and building have been at the core of his success, but most people recognise him for the sale of Kiddicare, a baby nursery retailer which he started in 1977 and sold for £70 million cash to Morrisons supermarket in 2011 - which was a record price for an independent shop in the depths of a recession. 






    Neville developed a property maintenance business, expanding into retail, alongside incorporating buying and selling businesses. Spinning plates in each of the businesses to keep them going was very intense and educational. Juggling spinning plates became an art which he thrived on.






    In this fascinating interview, Neville especially talks about the challenges and rewards of being in business with his long term partner and wife, Marilyn. And what it really means to run a family business.






    How can anyone in our society retire at the age of 24 having no money and no education? Neville says, ‘it’s easy for some, all you need is to be in your element - so when you find that you are in your element you will never have to work another day in your life.’






    ABOUT YOUR HOST: Jane Bayler is a serial entrepreneur, investor, event host and business relationship expert, with a 20 year history in global media and marketing. Having grown and sold a £6M brand identity business to US communications group Interpublic, she currently helps entrepreneurs scale up their businesses through brand marketing and property investment. Buy the best selling Smart Connector book, about entrepreneurial relationship success, here: (https://amzn.to/3bmXlJu UK, https://amzn.to/3dEvR3x US). Join the Smart Connector Facebook Group here: (https://bit.ly/2Z3p3s7. Visit Jane's website (https://bit.ly/30yaZb1). Subscribe to Jane's YouTube channel: (https://bit.ly/2yL43vI)

    • 32 min
    The Connection Central Series: Matt Siddell

    The Connection Central Series: Matt Siddell

    This is an interview between Jane Bayler and Matt Siddell, a full-time MD of Tropolis – a revolutionary property training business which he created in 2019 and launched Q1/2020. 


    An entrepreneur at heart with an economics degree from the University of Manchester, Matt established Kin in 2001 after spending three years in financial services. Matching heirs to unclaimed inheritances, Matt grew his first business to a team of 45 and traced heirs to estates exceeding £100 million in value. 


     


    Seven years later, and with the world of property beckoning, Matt established Opulen in 2011. While building a portfolio in Reading, he also broke ground on the London market, managing projects for clients and himself with works that included refurbishment, basements, extensions, loft conversions and cinemas in a mix of Georgian, Victorian, Edwardian and Grade II listed properties.


     


    In 2015, Matt started PPN Knightsbridge at the Royal Thames Yacht Club. This became the flagship event of the franchise within which it operated and inspired others to follow suit, essentially because he was the first to ban people from selling courses from the front of the room.


     


    With a wave of momentum behind him, Matt established Qandor, where his ambition was clear: to create an environment where developers, investors and business owners regularly and exclusively interact with the aim of collaborating on existing and new projects upwards of £1m in value.






    ABOUT THE HOST: Jane Bayler is a serial entrepreneur, investor, event host and business relationship expert, with a 20 year history in global media and marketing. Having grown and sold a £6M brand identity business to US communications group Interpublic, she currently helps entrepreneurs scale up their businesses and lives through brand marketing and property investment. Buy the best selling Smart Connector book, about entrepreneurial relationship success, here: (https://amzn.to/3bmXlJu UK, https://amzn.to/3dEvR3x US). Join the Smart Connector Facebook Group here: (https://bit.ly/2Z3p3s7. Visit Jane's website (https://bit.ly/30yaZb1). Subscribe to Jane's YouTube channel: (https://bit.ly/2yL43vI)

    • 54 min
    Entrepreneur Spotlight: Michael Garvey

    Entrepreneur Spotlight: Michael Garvey

    This is an interview between Jane Bayler and Michael Garvey, a highly experienced Chartered Surveyor and Property Consultant, being joint owner and Managing Director of Chandler Garvey a well-known and respected regional commercial property consultancy.






    He is also a philanthropic and high profile businessman who has invested significant time and effort into the Buckinghamshire business community over the past 10 years. He is a founder and Chairman of Buckinghamshire Business First, an organisation that supports 12,000 business members in Buckinghamshire and is the Growth Hub for the county. He is also a board member and Vice Chair of the Buckinghamshire Local Enterprise Partnership. He plays a significant and active role chairing many groups focused on infrastructure, transport and have also been heavily involved with governance.






    Michael’s passion is to see other businesses succeed and to support the Buckinghamshire economy and in turn the national economy.






    ABOUT THE HOST: Jane Bayler is a serial entrepreneur, investor, event host and business relationship expert, with a 20 year history in global media and marketing. Having grown and sold a £6M brand identity business to US communications group Interpublic, she currently helps entrepreneurs scale up their businesses and lives through brand marketing and property investment. Buy the best selling Smart Connector book, about entrepreneurial relationship success, here: (https://amzn.to/3bmXlJuUK, https://amzn.to/3dEvR3x US). Join the Smart Connector Facebook Group here: (https://bit.ly/2Z3p3s7. Visit Jane's website (https://bit.ly/30yaZb1). Subscribe to Jane's YouTube channel: (https://bit.ly/2yL43vI)

    • 43 min
    The Connection Central Series: Nick Bradley

    The Connection Central Series: Nick Bradley

    This is an interview between Jane Bayler and entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor, Nick Bradley. Nick's background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses. Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed himself from day-to-day operations, his focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life; as well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.






    Nick is passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of himself every day. His bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.






    Nick is also host of the popular and inspiring Scale up Your Business podcast - one of Jane's all time favourites, which you can listen to here: https://apple.co/30H3Rc8






    ABOUT THE HOST: Jane Bayler is a serial entrepreneur, investor, event host and business relationship expert, with a 20 year history in global media and marketing. Having grown and sold a £6M brand identity business to US communications group Interpublic, she currently helps entrepreneurs scale up their businesses and lives through brand marketing and property investment. Buy the best selling Smart Connector book, about entrepreneurial relationship success, here: (https://amzn.to/3bmXlJuUK, https://amzn.to/3dEvR3x US). Join the Smart Connector Facebook Group here: (https://bit.ly/2Z3p3s7. Visit Jane's website (https://bit.ly/30yaZb1). Subscribe to Jane's YouTube channel: (https://bit.ly/2yL43vI) 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

AmyRowl ,

Be a Smart Connector

I would recommend this podcast to entrepreneurs who wish to progress their business and enrich their personal lives and experiences. Entrepreneurs who are just starting out and those more experienced will also benefit from a healthy reminder of why they are still in business today and will equally find content relevant to their current position.

Jane speaks from a wealth of business experience where she has successfully demonstrated and applied her learnings and knowledge across several industries. She focuses on the importance of growth, adapting to an ever changing world and understanding the core values of business.

VixMu ,

Great podcast

Love the podcast! Jane’s knowledge and desire to understand processes/systems/people is great. And love the variety of topics - from Maslov’s hierarchy of needs to an entrepreneur with a virtual assistant business. Yet, they’re all indirectly connected!

kdsimp ,

Great podcast

I have recently found this podcast (recommended by a friend). I really do love it. Jayne is so knowledgable and has a great way of bringing out the best from her guests. The episode with Catherine Turner was particularly useful to me and I will definitely be leveraging and outsourcing from now on.
5 stars well deserved

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