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Join Belinda Doveston and her special guests in an engaging conversation about building purposeful people, agile teams and great organisations.



Each episode features different practical approaches and powerful insights to support you to develop as a leader and to create meaningful change while inspiring your team and having fun!



This podcast is published Apian Learning - an online learning platform dedicated to high-impact business and team building e-learning courses. At Apian, the focus is on making a difference – practical, effective and life-changing learning experiences. Founded by Belinda Doveston, Apian Learning celebrates all you busy bees with short courses, fun learning, standard pricing and certification.

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Join Belinda Doveston and her special guests in an engaging conversation about building purposeful people, agile teams and great organisations.



Each episode features different practical approaches and powerful insights to support you to develop as a leader and to create meaningful change while inspiring your team and having fun!



This podcast is published Apian Learning - an online learning platform dedicated to high-impact business and team building e-learning courses. At Apian, the focus is on making a difference – practical, effective and life-changing learning experiences. Founded by Belinda Doveston, Apian Learning celebrates all you busy bees with short courses, fun learning, standard pricing and certification.

    #36 Surviving School Holidays with Usha Maharaj

    #36 Surviving School Holidays with Usha Maharaj

    It's school holidays...eeeek! In today's episode we offer you a dash of sanity as we chat to Usha Maharaj about survival strategies for parents at this time of year. Usha focuses on coaching, mentoring and inspiring women as leaders and parents who want to cultivate leadership in their children. We touch on practical tips you can use this year-end break and some food for thought on what it takes to parent our children in readiness for their future.



    Driving personal excellence is what qualified Chartered Accountant (SA), certified brain-based coach, non-executive director, life-long learner and corporate veteran with 16 years+ field experience in a global ‘Big 4’ Audit firm, Usha Maharaj is obsessed with. In her corporate climb to Executive Director, Usha has gone through all the major and minor challenges that any professional can experience in a high-performing, diverse and rigorous workplace. The five years spent as HR Director in the company afforded her the opportunity to develop and test her effective models and strategies to fast-track career success in high performing professionals. Having left corporate in 2014, she is now using her wealth of experience and expertise to inspire and instruct her clients to reject average and strive for excellence. Her new business, Meraki Evolution, specialises in developing women leaders and supporting parents to lead their children.



    To get in touch with Usha, check out the following links:



    Get the Thrive Guide for Helping Children Thrive: https://morewomenleaders.kartra.com/page/BYN43

    Connect with Usha and Meraki Evolution on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MerakiEvolution/

    Connect with Usha and Meraki Evolution on Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/merakievolution

    Connect with Usha on LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/ushamaharaj



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    #35 Business Vlogging Top Tips with Belinda Doveston

    #35 Business Vlogging Top Tips with Belinda Doveston

    Have you ever thought about starting a vlog for your business or have been wondering how to get more out of your video content? In this episode, Belinda Doveston shares her top eight tips on how to get your vlog to do more for you and your business.



    Video is a scary place. It can be extremely expensive and requires specialist skills. Yet it is also essential as a tool to capture attention and share powerful stories with your stakeholders. Business vlogging is a massive untapped opportunity that can actually be done simply and on a small budget.



    For more information on Belinda, visit: https://apianlearning.com/team/belinda-doveston/ 



    To learn about the services offered at Apian Media, contact media @ apianlearning.com or download the brochure: https://apianlearning.com/apian-marketing-services-v1/

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    #34 Creative Entrepreneurship with Gary Hirson

    #34 Creative Entrepreneurship with Gary Hirson

    Are you creative? YES YOU ARE! We all are...it's just a matter of discovering what our unique creative voice is. We are joined in this episode by Gary Hirson, who is a photographer, published children's book author and coach specialising in creative entrepreneurship. We chat about exploring our creativity and just how important it is for our children to have well developed imaginations. They are our future, after all. Enjoy!

    About Gary Hirson

    I am an IMAGINEUR. A Creative and an Entrepreneur.



    Believing in the power of the creative imagination and the need for goal-setting, I combine these elements and the need for grit and hustle in my Coaching philosophy, online courses, workshops and talks.



    I realise that Entrepreneurs, Creatives and Dreamers are our future. But it’s one thing to have an idea, dream or project, and it’s another thing turning it into a reality. It needs, passion, perseverance, overcoming rejection, facing criticism, Grit and the ability to hustle.



    I left the position of an Export Sales Manager in a listed company to pursue my dream of becoming a professional photographer. Alongside my photography business and successful running of two other businesses, which have subsequently been sold, I always dreamt of publishing coffee-table books with my name on them. Having now photographed and published two unique books, I realised my big dream. Along the journey I picked up a treasure chest of knowledge on how to make it happen - gold nuggets of information that I use for my future dreams.



    With the backing of my Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Life Transformation Coach credentials I have introduced goal-setting and self-belief tools to the youth via my three independently published and interactive children’s books. My books are now represented by an international publishing company – L’Harmattan.



    In addition, the tools I advocate in my books, online courses and workshops, I use, along with my experience as a Coach, to aid dreamers, entrepreneurs and creatives to best identify and achieve their goals.



    I live in Cape Town South Africa where I operate as an Imagineur, i.e. a Coach, Author, Speaker, Photographer, and where I’m partner to an amazing French woman with whom, among other things, I swim daily in the cold Atlantic Ocean.



    Contact Gary at https://garyhirson.com/

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    #33 For the Love of the Customer with Chantel Botha

    #33 For the Love of the Customer with Chantel Botha

    The word 'love' is still taboo in business speak, yet at the heart of great customer experiences is the love of the customer, a passion for purpose and a quest to make a real difference through service. We chat to Chantel Botha, CEO of Brand Love, about customer experience design and getting in touch with the real and deep needs of your customers from a perspective that makes sense to them.



    Chantel Botha is a brand and business innovator who obsesses over how customers connect with brands. She finds meaning in designing engaging and remarkable customer and employee experiences that creates value for brands and people.



    Chantel guides brands to find their experience essence. Once they have it defined, she uses design thinking to infuse it into every interaction with a customer or employee. She helps both corporations and people realign with their purpose. She applies her skills and experience to grow her client's businesses through showing them how to solve problems for their customers.



    Furthermore, Chantel holds a degree in business economics and computer science. She writes for various publications and speaks at conferences around the globe. She transforms people through experiential education programmes and personal coaching.



    Chantel founded a robotics academy that focuses on preparing kids for the future with technical and interpersonal skills. How awesome is that!



    For more information, visit Brand Love at www.brandlove.co.za.

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    • 51 min
    #32 Agility Schmagility with Belinda Doveston

    #32 Agility Schmagility with Belinda Doveston

    Agility is the big buzzword at the moment, and not without good reason. We live in interesting times, as the saying goes, and we have to develop new ways to deal with change and maximise the opportunity of these times. Yet what does agility actually mean? In this episode, our host, Belinda Doveston, shares her four phrase approach to making sense of agility - core strength, balance, endurance fitness and flexibility. For each aspect, she provides insight into how you and your business or organisation can become more agile.



    Belinda has a long history of working as a business architect and in the education sector. She now specialises in mixed media storytelling through writing, podcasting, vlogging and training. Check out her Apian Learning profile: https://apianlearning.com/team/belinda-doveston/ 



    Here below are the links and references from the show:



    21 Lessons for the 21st Century: https://www.amazon.com/Lessons-21st-Century-Yuval-Harari/dp/0525512179



    Margaret Heffernan's Dare to Disagree: https://youtu.be/PY_kd46RfVE



    Agile Leadership: https://buildingteams.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Agile-Leadership-2-Day-Programme-2019.pdf



    Agile Strategy Online Course: https://apianlearning.com/courses/agile-strategy/

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    #31 It Takes a Tribe with Janice Scheckter

    #31 It Takes a Tribe with Janice Scheckter

    It takes a tribe, a village, to raise a child. And great things - the seeds of our future - require a collaborative tribe to bring to fruition. In this episode we chat to Janice Scheckter about community, collaboration and building cohesive platforms for good and responsible citizenry, be that in one's family, suburb, business or the larger human family.



    Janice Scheckter, CEO of Indigo New Media, considers herself a serial impact entrepreneur. Since the founding of Indigo New Media in 2013, she has co-founded multiple digital ventures that include A Better Africa (building an African education ecosystem), aparate.co (mapping and connecting farmers across the continent),  and iamcitizen.africa (connecting civil society for better collaboration and driving active citizenry), among others. Janice has also recently co-founded AWiA, African Women in Agriculture NPC, promoting women in agri-preneurship, which she chairs.



    The collaboration era and what it potentially represented in the world, captured my attention and I guess my imagination. I have read and written prolifically on collaboration and on the concepts of online communities and what can be achieved in terms of impact, better brands and a better place for us to exist in. Janice Scheckter



    Janice’s qualifications include B Journalism (with Political Science major) (Rhodes), Public Relations (with distinction, International Advertising Diploma (IAA)), Master facilitator, Wine diploma (Cape Wine Academy) and Advanced Wine Appreciation (Stellenbosch University), yet she considers her self-driven learning on collaboration and community to be the her most important learning to date.



    To get in touch with Janice and learn more about her inspiring communities, check out these links:



    A Better Africa: a-better-africa.com



    iamcitizen.africa: iamcitizen.africa



    aparate: aparate.co



    Blogs and posts: https://www.indigo.co.za/blog.shtml

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Listening from the first episode Belinda has continued to refine her platform to the extent where I now eagerly await the next episode. Content and dialogue is on a level that that every business man or woman should lend an ear to expand the mind to action. Highly engaging.

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