20 episodes

This podcast is about showcasing talented people in the Clare Valley and across the mid north of South Australia. These people started with nothing and developed a successful brand and business through sheer grit and determination. You will hear the personal stories of artists, photographers, financial planners, winemakers, chefs and engineers and many more who have made a difference to their local community.

Voice it Annabelle Homer

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This podcast is about showcasing talented people in the Clare Valley and across the mid north of South Australia. These people started with nothing and developed a successful brand and business through sheer grit and determination. You will hear the personal stories of artists, photographers, financial planners, winemakers, chefs and engineers and many more who have made a difference to their local community.

    Voice it Podcast: Giedre Budrius

    Voice it Podcast: Giedre Budrius

    Listen up followers! 
    Episode 20 of the Voice it podcast is now available for your listening pleasure.
    Giedre is the creative director at Honeycomb Design, a web and graphic design business in the South Australia's Clare Valley.  This local business is also celebrating 15 years in business this year.   WELL DONE!!!
    This woman has quite a story.
    In this episode, not only will you hear about career, but also; 
     Her early life in LithuaniaWhat led her to travel and permanently settle on the other side of the worldThe struggles she faced living in Australia initially, Her move to Clare, Coming out as a gay woman.This is quite a journey! She’s packed a lot in to her 38 years including  2 children, her proudest moment.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this whirlwind chat with Giedre and I’m more than positive you will too.
    This is the last episode of Season 2.
    I  hope to be back after winter with some more interesting interviews featuring great people doing great things in the Clare Valley and mid north of South Australia. Keep your recommendations coming.

    Honeycomb Design: https://honeycomb.design/
    Lithuania: https://www.britannica.com/place/Lithuania
    VOICE IT: https://voiceit.me/
    Charmaine Photography: She took the 'very cool' professional photo of Giedre:

    • 51 min
    Voice it - Dave Willson

    Voice it - Dave Willson

    Mr Dave Willson  has been described as the quintessential Aussie bloke, a true character, who absolutely loves a chat.
    You may know him as the bloke who runs Clare Valley Tours, but he has lived quite a full life before transporting tourists around. He’s been a wool classer, excavation contractor, the resident grave digger, and a private wool buyer.

    In this episode you'll learn all about a Mungindi shandy, his recreational flying escapades, and the time he accidentally dug the grave in the wrong spot!!
    It’s also insightful especially when he reflects on his wool buying days and his relationships with farmers and his vision for Clare Valley tourism.

    Enjoy the journey with Mr Dave Willson.

    Get in contact with Dave and Clare Valley Tours:

    The Voice it Podcast is coming up to its one year anniversary in May - 19 episodes over 8000 downloads - thank you for your support.

    My name is Annabelle Homer, I am a podcast host, and produce podcasts for other organisations and businesses, I also run public speaking skills training for adults and teenagers and record audio memoirs for families.
    Facebook: @voiceitsa
    Instagram: @voiceitsa

    • 46 min
    Voice it- Jo Stewart-Rattray

    Voice it- Jo Stewart-Rattray

    I didn’t know ANYTHING about the Tech industry before I approached my next Voice it guest.
    To be honest, I was a little bit intimidated because she is so accomplished in her field and such an influential player in the global tech industry, I didn’t want to come across as an absolute fool.
    I don’t know about you, but when I think about tech, I think of lots of really smart people sitting behind computers typing really complex algorithms ferociously onto a black screen.
    How wrong am I!!
    So that is why I found Jo’s story so fascinating. 
    We don't go too much into the nitty gritty of it all, but I do love her stories about information security and the widespread nature of hacking. Also, she tells stories about her  role in getting more women involved in tech worldwide and taking on leadership roles in the industry – more lipstick and heels in the boardroom!!!
    But the biggest part of her story is her stint with the United Nations! ( I won’t say anymore, you’ll have to listen)
    She is so articulate and tells such a good story….and she does all this from her home in Auburn!!
    Enjoy the journey with Jo Stewart- Rattray.

    Jo Stewart- Rattray - linkedin.com/in/jo-stewart-rattray-4991a12

    If you'd like to get in touch with Annabelle - ME!!
    Instagram: @voiceitsa
    Facebook: @voiceitsa
    Website: https://voiceit.me
    Email: voiceitinfo@gmail.com

    • 41 min
    Voice it - Tim Siv Part 2

    Voice it - Tim Siv Part 2

    "It's better to try and fail, than to fail not trying".

    In the first instalment you heard about Tim’s family's mission to escape the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia,   their trek through the jungles of Cambodia to the Thai Border and the horrors that they faced during that 2 year experience.
    Then you followed their life in Australia and the challenges they faced surrounding poverty, racism, and bullying.  Life took a different turn, however, when they received support from their local church who lobbied on their behalf to be given a better education and attend a better schools.
    This chance saw Tim and all his siblings climb their way  out of poverty and experience a better life. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear how Tim embarked on a career in Pharmacy and how he’s built his pharmaceutical empire across the mid north and what drives him to keep growing the business. Also, we get an insight into his personal life and meeting his partner Megs and then we head back to Cambodia where Tim, has for the past 12 years, been giving back to the country that was torn to bits all those years ago through his work with New Hope Cambodia.

    Enjoy the second part of this journey with Tim Siv.

    New Hope Cambodia: https://newhopecambodia.com/
    Tim Siv's Terry White Chemmart, Clare Valley: https://www.facebook.com/clarechemmart/

    Hello! I’m a podcast producer and host. I have the privilege to listen and share people’s stories for a living. I also produce audio memoirs for families and run public speaking skills sessions for corporates, adults and future school leaders. Thank you so much for listening to the Voice it Podcast.

    This podcast  will be celebrating its first birthday in May, my aim is to get to 10 000 downloads by then. It would be wonderful to reach this milestone by racking up 4000 downloads over the next 2 months. Can you hep me do it? Is it possible? Challenge is set!

    Voice it: https://voiceit.me
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voiceitsa
    Instagram: https://www.instagram/com/voiceitsa
    Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/annabelle-ottens-51573b1a7

    • 52 min
    Voice it - Tim Siv Part 1

    Voice it - Tim Siv Part 1


    The story you’re about to hear will give you goosebumps. It will blow your mind. It will make you appreciate the comforts in life. This is a  story of hope, courage, hard work and sheer determination.
    Tim Siv has all these qualities. You may know him as the local pharmacist in the Clare Valley, with his big happy face plastered on the shop front in the Main street. 

    But there’s more to Tim than meets the eye....way more!
    Tim is a refugee kid. 

    He tells the story of his family fleeing the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia during the late 70’s, facing death numerous times,  gun point, starvation, and slave labour. Tim was born in the middle of it and he wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for a bag of fish. 
    Tim takes you back to Cambodia, to the refugee camp in Thailand, and then to their new life in Australia, however his life took a turn in high school, a turn which led him on a path to success and out of poverty. 
    It’s an inspirational tale of someone who started with nothing, and now has something. A  successful career, a good and comfortable life while still giving back,through his work with New Hope Cambodia. 
    This is a 2 part series, in this episode you’ll hear about  his life in Cambodia and the sheer horrors of war, and his early life in Australia.
    Enjoy this extraordinary first part of the journey with Tim Siv.

    Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-10684399
    Tim Siv: https://www.facebook.com/clarechemmart/

    Hello! I'm a former ABC radio broadcast journalist now a podcast host and producer. I produce podcasts for government, different organisations and small groups. The Voice it podcast is my little baby that I do for fun.  I feel it is a privilege to be in this position to hear people's stories and to share them with you all. Thank you for all the people that have volunteered their time to tell their stories and for all of you who have listened.

    Also I produce audio memoirs for families and run public speaking skills sessions for corporates, adults, and teens/school leaders. Get in touch if you're interested in any of these services I provide.



    • 48 min
    Voice it - Sassy Lass

    Voice it - Sassy Lass

    If you’ve ever wanted to know how to start your own clothing business, listen to this episode.
     Bronwyn Campbell started Sassy Lass 5 years ago in Riverton, a small town in SA's mid north.

    It was originally just an excuse to sell a few clothes and drink bubbles with her friends, never did she expect such growth and success in that time.

     You'll hear about Bron’s life before Sassy Lass, being a mother to a daughter with Down Syndrome, how she ended up in Riverton and the challenges of running a retail store during COVID.
    She’s a breath a fresh air  who brings a lot to the town of Riverton and surrounding areas with her support for people in need and her contributions to charities.
    Enjoy the journey with this Sassy Lass.

    Sassy Lass: https://www.sassylass.com.au/
    Voice it : https://voiceit.me
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voiceitsa/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voiceitsa/

    My name is Annabelle Homer, I'm formerly a ABC rural broadcaster now the owner of Voice it, a small business I started a year specialising in podcast production, audio family memoirs and public speaking training.


    • 28 min

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