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Creative Little Soul Podcast

Creative Little Soul Podcast

By Creative Little Soul
If you’re in the mood for something smart, sassy, slightly irreverent but always engaging you’ve come to the right place. This is a business podcast for modern mavericks that promises never to be boring.

Hosted by Chrissy Symeonakis, Founder and Managing Director of digital marketing agency Creative Little Soul, you’ll hear from innovators, creators, artists, authors and change makers across all walks of life, in these insightful, engaging (and often unscripted) real conversations.
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Creative Little Soul Podcast with special guest Arrnott Olssen
Ever wanted to pick the brain of an influencer? Well.. you're in luck. In this weeks episode of our Creative Little Soul podcast we do exactly that.  Our host Chrissy Symeonakis sits down with Arrnott Olssen. Arrnott is the founder and editor in chief of Rouge La Vie, a comprehensive lifestyle magazine celebrating people of colour and innovation in fashion, food, travel and technology. He is also an accomplished vocalist, recording artist, stylist and knows a thing or two when it comes to working with big brands.  Kick back as we speak about what it takes to build a successful digital publication from scratch,  as well as dish out some social media marketing wisdom. Throughout this interview Arrnott also helps demystify what the role of an ‘influencer’ is and discusses the most appropriate way to pitch to a magazine or influencer when considering collaboration.
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September 18, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with special guest Georgia Richter
Ever wondered how to get a book published? How can aspirational authors advance their chances of publication in such a competitive industry? In this interview, host Chrissy Symeonakis and Claire Poulton speak to the women who literally wrote the book on the subject. Georgia Richter is a publisher at Freemantle Press and has taught creative writing and editing at the universities of Melbourne, Western Australia and Curtin.  In her upcoming book ‘How to Be an Author’ Georgia helps resolve some of the uncertainty around what it takes to be a professional writer, and offers an insider’s guide into the publishing and editorial process including how to find a publisher, the relationship between the author and the editor, the different stages of editing, self-publishing, and how to market and promote a book. If you’re a bourgeoning author or just someone who just loves to read, tune in for a fascinating insider’s guide into the world of publishing.
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September 11, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with special guest Julie Mathers
Julie Mathers is the founder and CEO of Flora & Fauna. Australia’s largest retailer exclusively selling eco-friendly, vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable products. More than just a business, Julie describes Flora & Fauna as a platform for purpose and has been leading by example when it comes to the creation of a kinder, healthier and more responsible approach to business and life. Julie joined us to discuss her commitment to environmental sustainability and shared some of her strategies for running a successful eco-friendly business in an increasingly competitive and saturated market. Tune is as Clare Poulton and I chat with Julie for what was one of our most enjoyable and insightful podcasts thus far! 
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September 4, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with special guest Mark Sudweeks
In the Creative Little Soul’s latest podcast episode, our founder Chrissy and CLS Senior Account Manager Tori Clarke picked the brain of one of our favourite digital marketing gurus to get an insider’s guide into integrated marketing communication strategies. Mark Sudweeks of MyGuestlist has over 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, in both operations and as a supplier. He has been one of the silent champions behind the growth of Australia’s best restaurants and hospitality businesses.  He joins us to discuss how businesses can build and grow their marketing database, including the all-important email list, and use intelligent automation to their advantage. 
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August 28, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with special guest Lauren Neko
The best thing about having your own podcast and show, would have to be roping in your talented, creative and colourful friends to have a chat to you! That's exactly what I've done on this episode as I chat with the lovely Lauren Neko who's without a doubt one of my fave peoples. Lauren's an educator, writer, vocalist, DJ and performer who lives her life in bright bold colour (and at night.. its UV).. We speak with her about her life now in Sydney, how as an artist she's had to pivot and adapt the way entertainment is packaged up and delivered to her audiences. We speak about business and the creative process, mental health and much, much more.  Join me for this fun, real and unscripted conversation with the talented people in my clique, I look forward to introducing you to.
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August 20, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with guests Rachel Boon & Ben Wallace
Have you ever dreamed of escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and relocating to a tropical paradise? Being busy and constantly moving may be viewed as a measure of success by some, but it often leads to exhaustion, burn out and depression. Wouldn’t it be nice to find peace and fulfillment doing what you love on your own terms? Ben Wallace and Rachel Boon are the gastronomic power couple behind Oaks Kitchen & Garden who join us in this episode of the Creative Little Soul Podcast. Leaving behind successful careers in Sydney and Melbourne, the pair relocated to far North Queensland and have carved out their own foodie haven, devoting themselves to gently nurturing the land and fostering a farm to table philosophy based on sustainable farming practices. They were kind enough to join us to discuss their love of South East Asian cuisine, their passion for a quality organic produce and how they modified their business model during lock down. As we record these straight up and raw, there is a bit of wifi marco polo at the beginning of the chat, so stick with it though as it's incredibly interesting to speak with this duo!
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August 13, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with guest Danielle Dobson
Does becoming a parent make someone a better leader at work? Aren’t psychopaths more likely to be successful then those who care about others? How can women manage competing commitments without getting burnt out or bogged down in mum guilt? In this episode we discuss all the above and more with Daniel Dobson author of Breaking the Gender Code.  A book that deconstructs some of the common myths around gender and identity and analyses the internal and external pressured facing women.  Throughout this interview we explore Danielle’s work and the shared skills between leadership and parenting and why mothers bring invaluable skills to the table in positions of leadership. Joining me is also the wonderful Claire Poulton who is one of the writers here at CLS and out resident social science expert. For those wishing to purchase a copy of her book too, Danielle has generously provided our listeners with a discount. Use the CODE CLS2020  here and you'll receive 30% off. 10% of all book sales, world-wide are donated to an Australian first,  Mothers and Sons program, which supports mothers to raise their sons to  be respectful men.  You can stay up to date with Danielle here and listen to our recent podcast interview with Danielle, Claire and myself now!! 
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August 7, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with special guest Lisa Margan
Joining us today is a titan in the hospitality industry. Lisa Margan is a chef, certified nutritionist, sommelier and super mum. After initially being dragged kicking and screaming to The Hunter Valley from Sydney, Lisa and her husband Andrew have created the world renowned Margan Wines and Restaurant. Established in 1997, Margan now boasts a five - star winery, 100 hectares of sustainably farmed vineyards, a hatted restaurant and awarded cellar door. In this episode we’ll be talking to Lisa about how her business has been impacted by the bush fires, Covid as well as take a trip down memory lane to discuss her experiences living abroad, including working as a chef in France and traipsing through the eastern bloc in the cold war days.  We’ll also be delving into her commitment to environmental stewardship and how she copes with the pressure and constant expectation of excellence that comes with operating a hatted restaurant.
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July 31, 2020
Creative Little Soul Podcast with special guest Stuart Knox
This episode Creative Little Soul Founder and Managing Director Chrissy Symeonakis speaks with Stuart Knox. Stuart  is the owner & sommelier of Sydey’s Fix Wine  Bar+Restaurant.  He’s been putting great wine lists together in Sydney  restaurants for over 15 years and during his considerable time in the  wine trade, Stuart has been named the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food  Guide Sommelier of the Year 2012, and accepted to become a Len Evans  Scholar. He’s also a writer and commentator shedding light on the glorious  world of wine and the hospitality industry at large. He is certainly  someone with much wisdom to offer and guidance to give when it comes to  wine, running a successful business and dissecting some of the problems  in the hospitality industry more generally. In this episode Chrissy and Stuart chat all things vino, hospo and covid as they chew the fat about all this and more.
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July 23, 2020
Creative Little Soul Teaser
If you’re in the mood for something smart, sassy, slightly irreverent  but always engaging you’ve come to the right place. The aptly named  Creativecast is  home to all things weird and wonderful. This is a  business podcast for modern mavericks that promises never to be boring. Hosted by Chrissy Symeonakis, Founder and Managing Director of  digital marketing agency Creative Little Soul, you’ll hear from  innovators, creators, artists, authors and change makers across all  walks of life, in these insightful, engaging (and often unscripted)  real conversations. If you’re searching for a business podcast with some  spice to it that forgoes the usual tedium, Creativecast is for you. From casually discussing the toppling of patriarchy, to demystifying  the often-confusing realms of social media marketing to just celebrating  some of the brilliant men and women making waves doing weird and  wonderful things, If you’re looking to be inspired, have your ideas  challenged and don’t mind the occasional F bomb you have found a home.
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July 20, 2020