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The Girl Boss Chat Series

The Girl Boss Chat Series

By Kylie Richardson
Just chats with every day gals living in NZ running their own business, designed to remind us all that we aren't that different from each other, and that we all have the ability to build the business of our dreams.

The podcast is an extension of the "Girl Boss Chat Series" events which are run a few times a year in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
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12. Pip Simmons : a straight shooting Business Consultant helping hair salon owners, and their teams, to work smarter not harder.
Pip is a straight shooting business owner.  Bamboo Consulting helps salon owners, and their teams, to work smarter not harder.  Bamboo puts strategies and systems in place to stop the business feeling like a burden! Bamboo also helps business owners take control of their business and educates them so that they can run their business with knowledge, not just hopping from one drama to the next.  Pip is a hairdresser by trade, and went on to spend many years as Salon Co-ordinator for some large salons,  and so her knowledge of the inside workings of a salon is a real advantage. When Pip isn't working, she is a busy mum of 2 and a wife, plus she tries to keep fit and is always up for an adventure, or a coffee or wine (or all three ;)) IG: @bamboo_consulting FB:
June 26, 2019
11. Anna Squelch : A holistic health & life coach helping women show up authentically in all areas of their life.
Anna Squelch is a holistic health & life coach helping women show up authentically in all areas of their life—health, wealth, business, relationships, spirituality and mindset. She runs retreats in Bali & NZ, online empowerment programs, writes for her blog, and is the host of The Full Circle podcast. IG: @annasquelch FB: @consciousworldwellness
June 11, 2019
10. Helen Sian India : Founder of Yoga Live. Helping women feel in-control + proud of their progression with self-respect + mental health.
Helen Sian India is the founder of Yoga LIVE. She helps women feel in-control and proud of their progression with self-respect and mental health. The group meets LIVE 3x a week, in the comfort of your own home so you have the opportunity to socialize if you want to, but also have the freedom to roll out of bed and practice in your pj's with crazy hair and last night's make-up on! The 20 minute sessions helps you get more in-control of our thoughts, our emotions and our inner strength, so we can keep achieving in our jobs, keep our cool with tired kids, and nod and agree politely to frustrating bosses. And it's ONLY a tiny investment of $10 a month, so it's much easier to justify finally putting ourselves first. IG: FB: Helen Sian India
May 27, 2019
9. Emma Smart : A Visual Storyteller specialising in capturing families’ special moments in photographs and on film
Emma Smart is a visual storyteller and specialises in capturing families’ special moments in photographs and on film through her "All My Love" family films. She also enjoys supporting other women in business to share how they’re creating a positive difference in the world around them. FB + IG: @emmasmartcreative Show Notes: Website to check your brand name across all channels -
May 7, 2019
8. Kristen Wonch : Founder + Director of The Workshop Auckland. A rad co-working space located in Ponsonby.
Kristen is the Founder & Director of The Workshop Auckland. She previously worked as a Crude Oil Trader, negotiating multimillion dollar deals with global customers. She generated over $1.2 million in trading profit in her first year of trading. She has since built a successful business in Auckland, creating international partnerships and growing their customer base at a rapid pace in a highly competitive market. IG: theworkshopauckland
April 29, 2019
7. Evie Kemp : a Multi-Passionate Creative; illustrator, textile designer, interior designer and styler, and all round inspiring gal.
In this episode I chat with the incredibly talented Evie Kemp - a true leader when it comes to being authentically yourself, owning your style and marching to the beat of your own drum. She's a multi-passionate creative; illustrator, textile designer, interior designer and styler, and all round inspiring gal! IG: @eviekemp
April 22, 2019
6. Renee Johansen : The Brains (+ Beauty) behind Running in Heels. Ecommerce Nerd, SEO Geek, Word Ninja and Multi Passionate Entrepreneur.
This episode is over an hour of amazing yarns with the hilariously charming Renee Johansen who has a few ventures under her belt; you may know her for her delicious Couch Candy by Heart from Hazel, her web & wordsmith services at "Running in Heels" or her amazing Instagram stories (if you don't follow her, you should!). She's had an incredible journey that's brought her to where she is today and I'm sure she'll have you laughing and filled with inspiration in no time.  IG: @stuffreneesays +
April 15, 2019
5. Lisa Mead : Founder of Social Currency; A purpose driven Accounting Firm that donates 10% sales to support at risk Kiwi kids
Lisa runs a social impact business called Social Currency, which is a purpose driven accounting firm committed to giving away 10% of sales to supporting at risk kiwi kids through mentoring programs and charity partnerships. Social Currency does accounting, tax, business advisory, supports social enterprises and creates social impact reports for purpose driven businesses making an impact and wanting to share their story. Lisa has been working as an accountant since 2008 and is a Chartered Accountant working with lots of different types of people and businesses all over New Zealand, and some across the ditch. With a passion for what she does and the charities she supports coming from a personal struggle against the odds, Lisa's son is very much the driving force behind her determination. She knew that failure was not an option, and success is no coincidence. The purpose of Social Currency is to be a positive impact in the lives of vulnerable young people in New Zealand, and is well on the way to fulfilling the mission having already donated $7,000 to supporting at-risk kiwi kids since November 2017. IG: @socialcurrencynz
April 7, 2019
4. Caitlin Taylor : Personal Stylist and Editor of everyday style website
The talented Caitlin Taylor of Chasing Cait is a stylish, inspirational girl boss who spends her days helping women to feel confident and stylish in their own skin. Caitlin is a Personal Stylist and Editor of everyday style website With over a decade in the fashion industry both here and abroad, Cait is an expert in helping you dress the best for your body shape. Cait has worked with major fashion labels in both Australia and New Zealand in PR, marketing, wholesale and retails arenas so she understand how fashion works from the inside, but she also has a degree in Psychology so she gets how fashion and style can be a very emotive thing for women! As well and running her own styling business, blog and shop (and being a busy mumma to two wee girls, Emmie and Elliott), Cait is the resident stylist for both Sylvia Park, and Shore City malls – her life is literally spent runing in heels! She likes raspberry liquorice, is left handed, and spends her spare time watching cats on the internet with her husband (I mean, who doesn't right?!) FB: @ChasingCait IG: @ChasingCait_StyleCoach
April 1, 2019
3. Karry Summers : Owner and founder of Altitude Pole & Fitness, NZ’s biggest pole, aerial and fitness studio.
Software Engineer to Pole Dancer, Karry Summers is the owner and founder of Altitude Pole & Fitness, NZ’s biggest pole, aerial and fitness studio. What started as a hobby and a chance to bring her love of pole fitness to her friends, Altitude has now grown into a full blown business, with two studios in NZ and recently moving into the franchising model. With two young children and intense training for international competitions, Karry has had to nail both time management and the art of systemising her business. FB: @AltitudePole IG: @altitudepoleNZ
April 1, 2019
2. Kendal McSorley : Mobile Beauty Therapist, Make Up and Hair Artist based in Canterbury
Kendal is a fully qualified Beauty Therapist, Make Up and Hair Artist offering a mobile service in Canterbury. With over 8+ years experience in the industry, KM Makeup offers a range of services specialising in eyelash extensions, brow treatments, spray tanning, wedding and special occasion makeup and hair. The perfect go to for all things Makeup, Hair and Beauty. Kendal is extremely passionate about health and well-being and making woman feel confident within themselves by enhancing their natural beauty through her treatments. IG: @km_makeup
April 1, 2019
1. Introduction to The Girl Boss Chat Series Podcast and Kylie, the Host.
Slightly off the cuff, but a brief intro to Kylie and the Podcast, and how it came about. Business Buildhers FB + IG : @BusinessBuildhers Kylie Richardson - Life Coach for Female Entrepreneurs FB + IG: @kyliejrichardson
April 1, 2019