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The Debra Shepherd Podcast is a business podcast that will inspire, empower and support you to communicate meaningfully, lead well, create success and experience more ease, joy and meaning in life and business.

Join Sydney-based Communications Consultant and Coach Debra Shepherd for short solo episodes and interviews with extraordinary female entrepreneurs, leaders and business owners who take you behind the scenes to share their business stories filled with purpose, courage, inspiration, resilience, impact and success.

If you enjoy the episodes, subscribe to the show and leave a review.

www.debrashepherd.com.au

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The Debra Shepherd Podcast is a business podcast that will inspire, empower and support you to communicate meaningfully, lead well, create success and experience more ease, joy and meaning in life and business.

Join Sydney-based Communications Consultant and Coach Debra Shepherd for short solo episodes and interviews with extraordinary female entrepreneurs, leaders and business owners who take you behind the scenes to share their business stories filled with purpose, courage, inspiration, resilience, impact and success.

If you enjoy the episodes, subscribe to the show and leave a review.

www.debrashepherd.com.au

    158: Communication and Empowering People To Reach Their Full Potential with Gabriella Ptasznik, Founder of GRP Speech Pathology

    158: Communication and Empowering People To Reach Their Full Potential with Gabriella Ptasznik, Founder of GRP Speech Pathology

    I am excited to welcome Gabriella Ptasznik to The Debra Shepherd Podcast.
    Gabriella is the Founder, CEO, and Lead Speech Pathologist at GRP Speech Pathology in Melbourne. Since starting her journey in 2017, Gabriella and her team have been dedicated to finding unique solutions that empower people to reach their full potential. 
    Gabriella started GRP Speech Pathology with a mission to shake up the speech pathology industry for the better - to think bigger and more creatively about client outcomes and to ensure that every speech pathologist at GRP is feeling fulfilled, taken care of and most importantly loving their day at work.
    Gabriella and her team are dedicated to helping individuals of all ages overcome communication and eating and drinking challenges. With a deep passion for their work, they have made a significant impact on countless lives, fostering confidence, independence and an increased quality of life. 
    In this episode, Gabriella shares her business story. We discuss connection, communication, leadership, business growth and creating a people-first culture. 
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Gabriella shares the inspiring moment that led her to a career in speech pathology and why she decided to start her business. What it’s like leading a fast growth business. Why business is nothing without people. How technological advances have opened up opportunities within the speech pathology industry over the last five to ten years. Investing in your team as a business leader. The importance of listening and asking questions when you are creating a people-first culture. Leading with vulnerability and empathy, listening and genuinely caring about people. Gabriella talks about great leadership. The power of clear and consistent messaging and building relationships for business growth. Why it's important to feel comfortable in the uncomfortable as a business owner. Gabriella shares how she finds peace and balance in her day. Plus, more!
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    www.grpspeechpathology.com.au
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    • 40 min
    157: Evidence Backed Ways To Scale Your Impact Without Burning Out With Happiness Hacker, Penny Locaso

    157: Evidence Backed Ways To Scale Your Impact Without Burning Out With Happiness Hacker, Penny Locaso

    I am honoured to welcome Penny Locaso to The Debra Shepherd Podcast. 
    Penny is the world’s first Happiness Hacker on a quest to teach 10 million humans, by 2025 how to flourish in life. Voted one of the most influential female entrepreneurs in Australia, Penny is her own ongoing experiment.
    With over 20 years’ experience in enabling adaptability Penny's calling is to empower people to release their fear of uncertainty, find their flow, and flourish.
    Penny works with governments, corporations, and educators to build a more intentionally adaptable society. She has partnered with the likes of Google, Microsoft, Booking.com, SalesForce, Deloitte, and LuluLemon, to name a few.
    Penny’s work creating the world-first Intentional Adaptability Quotient® (IAQ®) psychometric tool and education program was recently published in the American Consulting Journal of Psychology. IAQ® decodes the skills required to not only navigate but flourish in complex and uncertain change. 
    Alongside Penny's entrepreneurial endeavours, she is the published author of Hacking Happiness, a Harvard Business Review contributor, a passionate yoga teacher, a faculty member at the esteemed Singularity University, and a student of Psychology and Trauma informed therapy with world renowned teacher Gabor Mate. 
    HIGHLIGHTS
    How Penny turned her life upside down in the pursuit of happiness. How to discover what brings you happiness and joy. Being Wonder Woman versus being the Present Woman. Why presence is a practice and how to uncover what presence means to you. What a fulfilled and meaningful life means to Penny. Why Penny doesn’t use the word success and chooses to focus on flourishing instead. Harmony and how the stage of life you are in determines where to prioritise your energy. Penny's approach to time blocking your daily self-care practice. One of the most powerful questions you can ask yourself every day. LEAVE A REVIEW ON APPLE PODCASTS
    If you enjoy the podcast, leave a 5 star review. Let me know your favourite episode, interview, biggest takeaway or most inspiring moment.
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    SHOW NOTES  
    Get all episode show notes here:  
    www.debrashepherd.com.au/debra-shepherd-podcast  
    CONNECT WITH PENNY
    HackingHappy.Co
    Instagram @HackingHappyCo
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    Instagram @_DebraShepherd  
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    • 33 min
    156: My Number One Reminder For Connecting With Your Audience

    156: My Number One Reminder For Connecting With Your Audience

    In this episode of The Debra Shepherd Podcast, you’ll discover my number one reminder for connecting with your audience. It’s probably not what you think it is.
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    SHOW NOTES  
    Get all episode show notes here:  
    www.debrashepherd.com.au/debra-shepherd-podcast  
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA 
    www.debrashepherd.com.au
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    • 4 min
    155: 3 Signs It's Time To Elevate Your Communications Strategy

    155: 3 Signs It's Time To Elevate Your Communications Strategy

    In this episode of The Debra Shepherd Podcast, you’ll discover three common signs that it’s time to elevate your external communications strategy for your business.
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    Get your FREE Communications Diagnostic here
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    If you enjoy the podcast, leave a 5 star review. Let me know your favourite episode, interview, biggest takeaway or most inspiring moment.
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    SHOW NOTES  
    Get all episode show notes here:  
    www.debrashepherd.com.au/debra-shepherd-podcast  
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    www.debrashepherd.com.au
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    • 7 min
    154: Entrepreneur Mindset and Meaningful Communication - 5 Things You Need To Know

    154: Entrepreneur Mindset and Meaningful Communication - 5 Things You Need To Know

    In this episode of The Debra Shepherd Podcast, I'm sharing five entrepreneur mindset essentials that are critical for meaningful and effective communication.
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    SHOW NOTES  
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    www.debrashepherd.com.au/debra-shepherd-podcast  
    CONNECT WITH DEBRA 
    www.debrashepherd.com.au
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    • 8 min
    153: How To Make Your Business More Efficient

    153: How To Make Your Business More Efficient

    In this episode of The Debra Shepherd Podcast, we are diving into how to make your business more efficient. The first thing that comes to mind might be delegation, outsourcing, automating or introducing technology. These solutions are all transformative and very effective. However, there is another critical element that is often left out of the conversation. If making your service-based business more efficient is a priority, tune in to episode 153 now.
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    If you enjoy the podcast, leave a 5 star review. Let me know your favourite episode, interview, biggest takeaway or most inspiring moment.
    Don't miss the latest episodes. Follow or subscribe to the show to be notified when new episodes are released.   
    SHOW NOTES  
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    • 5 min

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Highly Recommended Podcast

If you are looking for inspiration along with great advice, this is your podcast. Debra is a phenomenal host and is great at guiding the audience through captivating stories. I highly recommend this podcast!

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Debra always over delivers!

Simplicity is the new everything. I love how Debra always, always brings it back to this foundation for living. Each guest brings a refreshing perspective and actionable ideas to simplify some aspect of our lives. Debra truly embodies joy and simplicity and in just listening to her speak, you know she wants nothing more than for you to embrace this gift as well!

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