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What makes a 6 Star Leader? Is the 6th Star really 5 plus 1? These are the questions that we answer through our conversations with guests who are driven by a purpose bigger than themselves and have a desire to reach more people. Our guests are successful business owners, entrepreneurs and passionate professionals who always aspire to evolve, improve, and better themselves and the lives of those they impact. Most often they put the customer experience at the forefront of everything they do. Each week your host Aveline Clarke creates a space where she and her guest have a conversation about what it takes to bring that 6th Star to the world through their business. This isn’t one of those podcasts where the hosts fire questions at an interviewee in the hot seat; it’s a collaborative exploration and ongoing global conversation about customer journey excellence, employee engagement, humanising business and what that 6th star really means, and how it can be used to create more impact for a better future for us all.

6 Star Leaders Aveline Clarke

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What makes a 6 Star Leader? Is the 6th Star really 5 plus 1? These are the questions that we answer through our conversations with guests who are driven by a purpose bigger than themselves and have a desire to reach more people. Our guests are successful business owners, entrepreneurs and passionate professionals who always aspire to evolve, improve, and better themselves and the lives of those they impact. Most often they put the customer experience at the forefront of everything they do. Each week your host Aveline Clarke creates a space where she and her guest have a conversation about what it takes to bring that 6th Star to the world through their business. This isn’t one of those podcasts where the hosts fire questions at an interviewee in the hot seat; it’s a collaborative exploration and ongoing global conversation about customer journey excellence, employee engagement, humanising business and what that 6th star really means, and how it can be used to create more impact for a better future for us all.

    The Clients Perspective Wins over Your Assumptions; with Tiago Faria

    The Clients Perspective Wins over Your Assumptions; with Tiago Faria

    In this episode, Aveline is joined by Tiago Faria, an "anti marketer" and former Google employee. Together, they delve into the crucial practice of conducting client interviews to truly understand their needs and perspectives. Tiago's insights into simplifying business strategies and leveraging existing relationships are invaluable for entrepreneurs. Tune in as they discuss the journey to understanding clients' frustrations and using feedback to create resonant offerings, ultimately embodying the "sixth star" philosophy of exceeding expectations and making a difference in the world. 


    Here’s a summary of what they discussed:
    08:30 Childhood creativity led to career in cinema.
    10:37 Networking led to opportunity at Google.
    14:59 Struggle of applying Google experience to entrepreneurship.
    20:51 Leverage your audience and social media for results.
    24:59 Focus on solving clients' problems, not promoting yourself.
    36:32 Seeking to serve and collaborate with changemakers.
    43:59 Talk to people, lose fear, change perspective.


    and much more…
    enjoy!


     Here’s some information about our guest, Tiago:


    Tiago Faria, Entrepreneur and Anti-Marketer
    Tiago is a business mentor in the “Help Industry” with a unique "Anti-Marketing" approach. After working at the EU headquarters of Google for 8 years, he's been simplifying marketing and business to its core, and truly believes you already have everything you need in your world to grow a sustainable and fun business.


    Something Interesting About Tiago:
    Completed a 120 day challenge in YouTube in 2021, creating 120 videos in 120 consecutive days


    What are you famous for, Tiago?
    The Anti-Marketer


    Contact:
    W: https://tiagofaria.pt/
    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiagofaria/
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/tiagofariapontopt






    The purpose of the 6 Star Leaders podcast is to showcase and illuminate purposeful Business Owners on their journey to creating more impact in the world. We are igniting purposeful leaders!
    At our core, we believe in 'doing business differently' so that heart, purpose, and passion are combined with profits for the best possible outcome. With those key ingredients, you'll be on your way to 6 Stars faster than you realise!
    If you'd like to get in touch please contact us at contact@6starleaders.com

    • 45 min
    Recalibrating Business Direction for Success and Happiness; with Gareth Everson

    Recalibrating Business Direction for Success and Happiness; with Gareth Everson

    This episode welcomes Gareth Everson, a former basketball player turned football coach and small business coach. Yes, he’s all about sport AND a busy guy! Gareth shares his journey from corporate professional to small business owner, emphasizing the pivotal role of family and work-life balance in his career transition. From navigating the challenges of small business technology to the closure of his own software company during the pandemic, Gareth's resilience and determination shine through. 
    Join us as we explore the insightful parallels between coaching kids in sports and coaching small business owners, and discover Gareth's superpower in helping businesses reshape their approach and rediscover enjoyment in their endeavours. 


    Here’s a summary of our conversation:
    08:58 Former basketball player turned football coach and parent.
    14:26 Worked at Accenture, then owned small businesses.
    22:37 Supportive community vital for small business success.
    30:19 Started software company to integrate bookkeeping, accounting.
    34:09 Progress, setbacks, and the need to correct.
    44:21 Reflective conversations prompt self-discovery and new perspectives.
    53:57 Personal success stories create deep impact.


    and much more…
    Enjoy!


    Here’s some information about our guest, Gareth:

    Gareth Everson, Founder & Coach, Lemonade Plan
    Gareth helps business owners and the client services businesses who serve them to use CRM, email marketing, and automation solutions. In 12 years, he's helped to systemise more than 375 businesses, including ones sold in 8-figure acquisitions and others who've turned into sizeable franchises. 
    After years of coaching individually and in small groups, he's recently launched a business community and online training programme called 'Soloprenyear' to help people who've turned their expertise into a business to crack some of the marketing and sales operational problems that they never imagined they'd have and which even much larger businesses with bigger budgets struggle to solve. 
    Find out more at https://soloprenyear.com 


    Something Interesting About Gareth:
    Before I was 30, I'd worked in five different countries and learned four different languages. But since Zoom, and becoming a dad to two now teenage kids, I've only worked in one. Isn't the internet fantastic?!


    What are you famous for, Gareth?
    My clients regularly call me 'challenging', 'mature' and 'relentless'. I'm not sure I'm proud of any of those descriptions though! 'Infamous', perhaps, rather than 'famous'.


    Here's how you can contact Gareth:
    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/garetheverson
    W: https://soloprenyear.com/
    W: https://lemonadeplan.com/
    W: https://clientsforlife.co.uk/


    The purpose of the 6 Star Leaders podcast is to showcase and illuminate purposeful Business Owners on their journey to creating more impact in the world. We are igniting purposeful leaders!
    At our core, we believe in 'doing business differently' so that heart, purpose, and passion are combined with profits for the best possible outcome. With those key ingredients, you'll be on your way to 6 Stars faster than you realise!
    If you'd like to get in touch please contact us at contact@6starleaders.com

    • 59 min
    Navigating Emotional Drains and Leading with Purpose; with Stevie Dawn Carter

    Navigating Emotional Drains and Leading with Purpose; with Stevie Dawn Carter

    Welcome to Episode 154 of 6 Star Leaders! Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with the dynamic and insightful Stevie Dawn Carter, CEO of Empathics and a renowned speaker specializing in emotional intelligence, communication, and leadership. 

    In this engaging episode, Stevie shares her journey from corporate training to keynote speaking, emphasizing the significance of emotional intelligence and the impact of assumptions on communication within organizations.  
    The conversation also highlights the impact of emotional strains in personal and professional settings, and the value of respecting individual emotional needs in corporate environments. Stevie's inspiring message and commitment to personal growth make this episode a must-listen. 


    Here’s a summary of our conversation:


    12:42 Connect with others through universal elements of stories.
    16:46 Planning conversations is essential for high EQ.
    27:46 Identifying activities that drain and energize us.
    32:10 Recovery is important for emotional and physical well-being.
    35:09 Inadequate recharge affects productivity, focus, and tiredness.
    38:17 Grief doesn't work quickly; it's okay.
    39:55 Allowing control over schedules leads to productivity.
    46:59 Finding purpose and sharing it with others.


    and much more…


    It’s jam packed - ENJOY!


    Here’s some information about our guest, Stevie Dawn:
    Stevie Dawn Carter, a seasoned entrepreneur and nationally acclaimed speaker, boasts a remarkable track record as a five-time business owner and bestselling author. With two decades of dedicated experience, Stevie Dawn has been a trailblazer in guiding individuals and organizations towards success through practical strategies in emotional intelligence, communication, and leadership.
    Armed with a masters degree in Sociology and a Doctorate in Leadership, Stevie Dawn seamlessly merges academic expertise with real-world experience in corporate, government, and non-profit sectors. Her unique approach blends research-backed insights with hands-on tactics, ensuring the accessibility of her training to diverse audiences.
    Currently at the helm of Empathix, she leads as CEO, driving the company's mission to foster emotionally intelligent organizations through cutting-edge corporate training


    YouTube episode:
    https://youtu.be/JROtisuPJqg


    What are you famous for, Stevie?
    Emotionally Intelligent Communication and making learning FUN


    Something Interesting About You:
    Professional dance career, college professor, and served in the USMC. Lived in Australis for 9 months when I was 18.


    Here's how you can contact Stevie:
    All social channels:
    @drsteviedawn
    W: https://empathix.net/












    The purpose of the 6 Star Leaders podcast is to showcase and illuminate purposeful Business Owners on their journey to creating more impact in the world. We are igniting purposeful leaders!
    At our core, we believe in 'doing business differently' so that heart, purpose, and passion are combined with profits for the best possible outcome. With those key ingredients, you'll be on your way to 6 Stars faster than you realise!
    If you'd like to get in touch please contact us at contact@6starleaders.com

    • 52 min
    Career Wisdom: From the Cubicle to 6 Star Leadership; with Ellen Tyler

    Career Wisdom: From the Cubicle to 6 Star Leadership; with Ellen Tyler

    Welcome to the latest episode of 6 Star Leaders, where we bring you inspiring conversations with exceptional leaders. In today's episode, our host Aveline Clarke sits down with the remarkable Ellen Tyler, a financial planning expert with a powerful story to share.
    Ellen opens up about her decision to forge her own path in the financial industry, despite having previously turned down similar opportunities. She discusses the importance of perseverance, self-investment, and the impact of influential figures like Bob Proctor on her journey.
    Throughout the conversation, Ellen's incredible insights and experiences shine through, offering valuable lessons for aspiring leaders and individuals seeking to create a meaningful impact in their lives and the lives of others.

    Here’s a summary of our conversation:
    06:11 Discovering unexpected strengths through self-awareness and observation.
    13:46 Embracing imperfection
    20:47 Choose self over corporate, persist despite challenges.
    26:50 Recognizing ability to achieve dream life's aspects.
    34:04 Bob and Sandy's legacy continues through coaching.
    37:33 Think less about debt, focus on abundance.
    38:24 Be specific in setting and achieving goals.
    47:18 Empathetic listener calms others in stressful situations.


    Plus much more…
    Enjoy!


    Here’s some information about our guest, Ellen:
    Ellen Tyler is a certified Transformation Business Coach with 30 years of business excellence under her belt. She's passionate about propelling purpose-driven entrepreneurs, to 6 & 7 figures without overworking. Why? Ellen's mission is for her clients to enrich their families, serve their clients optimally, and positively impact their communities.
    From her early days in financial services to now, Ellen's knack for business growth, whether individual or corporate, has been consistent. But it's not just about business for her. Ellen's approach touches every aspect of her clients’ lives, ensuring holistic success.
    Ellen believes that success isn't about waiting for opportunities; it's about creating them. For those ready to take control, to truly own their lives and businesses, she's the guiding light that can help turn aspirations into achievements.


    YouTube episode:
    https://youtu.be/heTYvS60N_8


    What are you famous for, Ellen?
    Baking


    Something Interesting About You:
    I have jumped from an airplane


    Here's how you can contact Ellen:
    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-tyler-coaching/
    W: https://ellentylercoaching.com/










    The purpose of the 6 Star Leaders podcast is to showcase and illuminate purposeful Business Owners on their journey to creating more impact in the world. We are igniting purposeful leaders!
    At our core, we believe in 'doing business differently' so that heart, purpose, and passion are combined with profits for the best possible outcome. With those key ingredients, you'll be on your way to 6 Stars faster than you realise!
    If you'd like to get in touch please contact us at contact@6starleaders.com

    • 58 min
    Taking the Lead in AI for LinkedIn; with Vinnie Romano

    Taking the Lead in AI for LinkedIn; with Vinnie Romano

    In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Vinnie Romano, a seasoned entrepreneur and veteran of the advertising industry. Vinnie shares his insights on the evolution of technology, marketing, and sales, emphasizing the importance of authenticity and relevance in today's business landscape. He also delves into his personal journey, from facing redundancy to co-founding a successful tech company. Learn about Vinnie's innovative mindset, his purpose-driven approach to business, and his vision for the future. 


    Here’s a summary of our conversation:


    12:26 Early idea inspires entrepreneurship and future goals.
    16:51 Began career at 16, excelled in sales.
    24:08 Transitioned from failures to successful content marketing business.
    32:16 Identifying opportunities others miss
    36:44 Be accountable, direct energy, maximize time, reduce stress.
    51:56 Transparent leadership is key for collective growth.


    and much more…


    Enjoy!


    Here’s some information about our guest, Vinnie:


    Vinnie Romano, Co-Founder and Chief of Revenue
    Vinnie is a 17-year veteran of the advertising industry, having had the opportunity to work with the most-loved brands, in the industry's most iconic creative agencies. He has had the pleasure of holding senior leadership positions, consulting C-level individuals at the largest organisations across EU & APAC, assisting these companies in proving marketing ROI and saving millions in the process.
    In 2015, he started his first agency, Frizbee - focused on helping enterprise tech and financial services brands with their B2B digital marketing strategy and execution; to harvest leads, nurture them and gain new and repeat business sales through creative, digital and automated means. 
    It was here, the same clients he produced brand work for, expressed an appetite in leveraging the power of the LinkedIn platform for their own profiles, adding to the reach and share of voice of the communications already going into market. Naturally, an official partnership with LinkedIn was formed and the start of Vinnie’s manual Social Selling production journey had begun.
    Back then, the amount of resource required to pull together these types of programs meant that his agency had to charge anywhere between $100k - $150k per profile, per year. In 2021, he and Wayne created MySocial.ai to be able to provide this service for as little as $16.50 p/month p/user.


    YouTube episode:
    https://youtu.be/HiEZmzF5Gdk




    What are you famous for, Vinnie?
    Talking too much 


    Something Interesting About You:
    I studied performance studies as my minor at University. This became the foundation with which gave me the confidence to role play situations and speak in front of people


    Here's how you can contact Vinnie:
    W: https://mysocial.ai/
    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinnieromano/
    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mysocial-ai/
    Email: vi
    The purpose of the 6 Star Leaders podcast is to showcase and illuminate purposeful Business Owners on their journey to creating more impact in the world. We are igniting purposeful leaders!
    At our core, we believe in 'doing business differently' so that heart, purpose, and passion are combined with profits for the best possible outcome. With those key ingredients, you'll be on your way to 6 Stars faster than you realise!
    If you'd like to get in touch please contact us at contact@6starleaders.com

    • 56 min
    Shining a Modern Light on Ancient Wisdom for Success; with Marti Spiegelman

    Shining a Modern Light on Ancient Wisdom for Success; with Marti Spiegelman

    In this episode, the remarkable Marti Spiegelman joins our host, Aveline Clarke, to share her extraordinary journey of transformation, wisdom, and consciousness. 

    Marti's path from successful design entrepreneur to pioneering energy healer and visionary craniosacral practitioner will captivate and inspire you. She shares insights drawn from her experiences working with indigenous masters around the globe, emphasizing the role of consciousness in shaping our world. Marti's unique approach to connecting nature, culture, and personal growth offers a fresh perspective on living purposefully and making a positive impact. Aveline and Marti delve into the nuances of Western versus indigenous awareness, and the importance of fostering creativity and impact in business. 

    Stay tuned as they explore the principles and foundations of precision consciousness, providing valuable exercises for listeners to engage with.


    Here’s a summary of the conversation:
    06:55 Enhancing consciousness and discovering our sense of belonging.
    23:14 Recognizing our indigenous roots and shamanism.
    36:30 Living in Andes village embodying principles consciously.
    42:37 Our job is to grow and connect.
    47:06 Discover your ancestral culture and geographic heritage.
    01:01:24 Withdrawal leads to limited self-judgment, shift.


    and much more…


    Enjoy!


    Here’s some information about our guest, Marti:


    Marti Spiegelman, Founder, Shaman & Executive Coach
    Marti Spiegelman holds a BA in biochemistry from Harvard University, an MFA in graphic design from the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and has advanced training in neurophysiology, psychology, and anthropology. Her executive mentoring and initiation programs – Foundations of Precision Consciousness and The Shaman’s Light Program – are dedicated to helping today’s changemakers and visionaries, across all professions, embody and apply timeless indigenous wisdom to the evolution of consciousness and thriving in today’s world. 
    Marti is also co-founder, with Todd Hoskins, of the ‘Leading from Being’ podcast and leadership training. She was a presenter at TEDx Berkeley 2011 and is widely known for her work in weaving indigenous principles of consciousness with modern genius to ignite quantum leaps in the ways we live, work, and create together.


    YouTube episode:

    https://youtu.be/P29Bn35_zvU


    What Are You Famous For, Marti?
    I'm famous for saying 'How you use awareness is EVERYTHING!' ... and I'm also famous for saying, 'If you really want to change our world for the better, you first have to change how you know the world, as it is now.'


    Something Interesting About You
    I'm an arctic explorer, kayaker, and chef

    Here's how you can contact Marti:
    W: https://pc.martispiegelman.org/
    LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martispiegelmanmfa





    The purpose of the 6 Star Leaders podcast is to showcase and illuminate purposeful Business Owners on their journey to creating more impact in the world. We are igniting purposeful leaders!
    At our core, we believe in 'doing business differently' so that heart, purpose, and passion are combined with profits for the best possible outcome. With those key ingredients, you'll be on your way to 6 Stars faster than you realise!
    If you'd like to get in touch please contact us at contact@6starleaders.com

    • 1 hr 13 min

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