Video Podcast with Aussies from all walks of life.
We explore the little life hacks that help you reach your goals and keep the balance. Live your life, your own way.
Face to face interviews, in the studio, on the road, on the boat and more.
Ep 40. Aussie Pre-Med Life and Aspiring Psychiatrist - Silvija Bojanic
EPISODE 40. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH
For Uni Student and Aspiring Psychiatrist, Silvija Bojanic, overcoming anxiety with the assistance of a psychiatrist created a desire within her to help others in the same way. Currently studying an under-graduate degree in Health Science, on its completion her goal is to head to Medical School.
Silvija discusses with us what is required to get into Medical School, people’s perceptions of psychiatry, addiction and her thoughts on medication. Whilst drug treatments have their place, Silvija believes a wholistic approach to overall health is an avenue that needs to be explored and would like to be an instrument in changing perceptions towards the profession. With a desire to work with serious cases in a high-stress hospital environment, she feels that although it would be challenging and confronting work, the ability to help these people would be incredibly rewarding.
What sort of motivation and study commitment is required? How has COVID-19 affected university life? How does social media affect mental health? What is the GAMSAT exam?
Knowing there is a long road ahead towards completion of her studies, Silvija is prepared to go anywhere and do anything required for the job, with her personal happiness the ultimate goal.
Ep 39. Moving to Australia with Registered Migration Agent - Seema Chauhan
EPISODE. THE PATHWAY TO A NEW LIFE
Coming to Australia from India as a university student 23 years ago, Registered Migration Agent Seema Chauhan has first hand experience of the migration process. Passionate about Gold Coast life and calling herself founder and “co-dreamer” of her business Abode Australia Migration through which she journeys with people in the processes required to fulfil their dreams of a life in Australia.
Seema shares with us the benefits of using a Migration Agent in your applications for residency and visas. What are the migration pathways available? What are the challenges? How can you bring your business to Australia? What are the skills requirements? Always up-to-date with current Government legislation, Seema will guide and reassure you through the process, celebrating with you your successful application.
A super-connector, networking comes naturally to Seema who loves to contribute to the community she lives in. A big believer in giving back, she also contributes to her home community in India and has received awards in Australia in recognition of her work here.
Whilst travel restrictions are currently in place, there will come a time when the opportunity to migrate to Australia will open up again. Would you like to make Australia your new home?
*** Editorial Note: This is a general conversation on the topic of Migration in Australia. For professional advice please contact a Registered Migration Agent. You can contact Seema Chauhan, MARN 0850953 at Abode Australia Migration.
Ep 38. The Australian Porsche Racing Circuit with Professional Driver - Bayley Hall
EPISODE 38. HIGH PERFORMANCE RACING
Juggling his school work with his career as a Professional Race Car Driver leaves 17-year old Bayley Hall a very busy young man. In his final year at school, Bayley is also a member of the Porsche team for McElrea Racing taking part in the Michelin Sprint Challenge around Australia.
With a passion for all things racing, Bayley started at 6 years old with go kart racing. How did he progress from that to where he is today? What sort of training does he have to do and where do simulators fit in? Very much a team sport, Bayley tells us about the preparation for a race weekend, the monitoring required for driver and car performance and dealing with media and fans. What is his dream goal? And where does sponsorship fit in?
Very appreciative of the support he has received from his parents and others over the years, Bayley tries to repay them by maintaining peak performance. Bayley tells us what it takes: you have to have the “balls” to do it! If you would like to have a go, get into go kart racing really young and just “get out there and give it a crack”!
Ep 37. eFoiling Pioneer on Aussie Waters - Vasco Vellez
EPISODE 37. EFOILING ADVENTURES ON THE WATER
It is a marriage between business and lifestyle for eFoiling Expert and Business Operator Vasco Vellez. With his office the ocean, for him his business has to be fun and he gets such a kick out of seeing the enjoyment others get from learning how to eFoil.
Always seeking after knowledge, hear about Vasco’s journey from kite-surfing on to eFoiling and being one of the first to get the newly produced boards in 2018. He tells us about how eFoils work, showing us some amazing video footage in the Gold Coast surf. Who can learn to eFoil? Are there any risks? How does eFoiling compare to surfing and riding the waves?
One who likes to capture time on the water, Vasco takes amazing videos of his experiences and those of his students. Check out the “Hero Moments” student video gallery on his website. Having access to the best gear in the world, Vascoe has just launched his new e-store selling eFoil boards, parts, batteries and other equipment. As Vasco regales us with stories of the different ways he has used his board, you get a real sense of the enjoyment he has with his eFoiling lifestyle.
Has this peaked your interest? Want to try eFoiling? Go to Vasco’s website eFoilGC.com and purchase a voucher for a hydrofoiling lesson. As he says “the things we regret are the things we haven’t done”.
Ep 36. Aussie Digital Wellness Educator - Leigh-Chantelle
EPISODE 36. CREATING HEALTHY DIGITAL HABITS:
A Digital Wellness Educator is how Leigh-Chantelle describes herself. She is passionate about cyberpsychology, digital wellbeing and digital communication, most particularly mindful and conscious use of technology. She is currently completing her PHD and aims to be a lecturer in cyberpsychology. As part of her studies, Leigh-Chantelle is currently looking into behavioural change and technology acceptance of autonomous vehicles and blockchain technology. Would you go in a driverless vehicle? What is the blockchain used for?
With an early goal to be a rock star and embracing the vegan movement in its formative stage, Leigh-Chantelle’s stage experience led her into the world of public speaking and marketing and into the digital world. A long-time interest in psychology led her to question the impact social media has on users. She is about to launch her new website DigitalEqulibrium.com, utilising this medium to educate people on creating lifelong healthy digital habits to thrive online and beyond. What are your social media habits? How is your screen time looking?
As Leigh-Chantelle tells us “If you are using social media as a tool, that’s being productive. Letting it use you is a whole other thing!”
Ep 35. Australian Ethical Sales Coaching - Ryan Tuckwood
EPISODE 35. A FRESH LOOK ON SALES COACHING
“Changing the perception of sales” is the mission of Business Owner Ryan Tuckwood’s business, SWISH Sales Coaching (Selling With Integrity, Selling Honestly). With a desire to help struggling sales people, six years ago Ryan and his business partner, Jack Corbett, set up their business, formerly known as ISR Training, firmly believing that they could make a positive impact in the sales industry with ethical sales coaching.
Having created their own methodology and course content, Ryan trains sales people how to communicate and connect with people to express the value they can offer to them rather than a direct sales pitch benefiting them not only in their business but in their personal lives as well. Why is it necessary to receive sales training? How important is role-playing? How can you overcome objections?
Fortunate to have appeared on the television program Shark Tank and now backed by three of their investors, their business has grown exponentially. Through the SWISH Academy, Ryan talks about the move from physical coaching into the digital world and its great advantages. Taking on the world of podcasting in July last year, Ryan believes it to be the best thing they have ever done.
A very structured person, Ryan ensures his days are extremely productive, whilst deliberately preserving his precious time with his family. Passionate about their base on the Gold Coast, Ryan still has ambitions of taking their coaching internationally.
Would you like to SWISH yourself into a new level of sales?