Podcast Interview Series

Regret Nothing interviews 10thousandgirl Founder Zoe Lamont about all thing entrepreneurial as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2012

Zoe Lamont is most well known for her work developing 10thousandgi Girl, a financial literacy program designed to empower women in both rural and metropolitan regions across Australia.  She has also been behind a number of other social ventures including a project to assist Burmese illegal migrant children along the Thai-Burmese border, Senator Online an internet based political party, and her newest start up Future Map which is a financial literacy program designed for the workplace.  She has traveled the globe to 47 different countries and has also had experience as a panelist and speaker and is passionate about progression and making a social impact.

Zoe shares her her story of an entrepreneur below in this inspiring interview.


http://youtu.be/utdh0a515fI

“Success is if you set out to do something, and you do it….action is a catalyst for progression in society.”

” Anyone who is an entrepreneur or is interested in the entrepreneurial world, knows that no day is the same.”

You can find out more about Zoe’s ventures here  www.10thousandgirl.com and here www.futuremap.com.au


Bio: Alison Gallagher is a ‘creative communicator’ and Program Coordinator for Regret Nothing, a financial engagement program for young people aimed at making finance fun! She is also an actor and meditation teacher and enjoys inspiring others to help make the world a better place.

Episode 8 of the 10thousandgirl podcast covers the topics of relationships, finance and money. These can be occasionally sensitive, but very important aspects in a serious relationship. Today’s guest is Larissa Zimmerman of National Financial Fitness and she shares with us some awesome nuggets of information!

We discuss subjects covering financial fitness, compound interest, health, BFAs (Binding Financial Agreements), self worth versus net worth, how to tackle discussions around sensitive topics, STDs (Sexually Transmitted Debt) and sex, money and communication (yes, there is sex-related talk included so listen at your discretion!).

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10thousandgirl News, Workshops & Events

Our new series of Link Ups are starting and kicking off with Canberra on Saturday 18th August 2012. Link ups are practical, fun and interactive 3 hour session exploring ways to create and achieve your financial goals in a grounded, light-hearted setting. Learn easy ways to improve and proactively manage your personal finances whilst networking with like-minded women.

To see the full list of upcoming Link Ups and events please go here.

Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Larissa Zimmerman

Born dead, Larissa is now described as having been hit by lightning and retained the energy, the Energiser Bunny and a Wild Woman. She just believes her energy comes from working out what’s important in life and knowing how to manage the mundane necessities. Coming from a broken home and buying her first property at 21, at age 30 Larissa chose to work two days per week.

Now, with much life experience, Larissa is the Director of National Financial Fitness (the Barry Humphries version of financial literacy) and Your Money Mistress (the Dame Edna version). Her professional yet humorous delivery of sometimes sensitive issues has her frequently requested to deliver training. She has personally trained thousands of people, from primary school age to seniors. Twice selected to represent the Australian Army overseas, as well as Rotary International, Larissa is well versed to relate with all ages across many cultures.

An international speaker and author, Larissa has a Diploma in Financial Services in the stream of Consumer Education, possibly being the only Australian to study this stream. She has worked with Federal, State and Local Government agencies, private and community organisations, as well as numerous high schools and small business owners.

Her passions include creating her own future, seeing the funny side to life, waking people up to live their dreams, riding her motorbike, dancing, trying almost anything new, anything to do with chocolate, travelling and finding a way to do all these at once. Between her radio shows and developing an eco friendly home, she looks forward to being your entertainment!

Featured Links
Find out more about Larissa and the work she does via her National Financial Fitness website or if you want to get a little more risque with whipping your wallet into shape go here!

Here is the link to some of the free resources Larissa discusses.

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Welcome to episode seven of our podcast series!

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Today’s guest is Marina Passalaris, founder of teen program Beautiful Minds. Starting  7 years ago in Queensland she has educated over 1,000 girls.  Beautiful Minds is no ordinary grooming course, as Marina Passalaris (Director) and her team of professional trainers, educate young girls on a number of subjects like, public speaking, confidence, first impressions, remembering names, leadership skills, make up artistry, self esteem, hair styling, body issues, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, friendships and relationships, setting up boundaries, music therapy, social etiquette, resume writing, money skills and budgeting, wardrobe styling and fashion, photo shoot, social media etiquette and more….


10thousandgirl News, Workshops & Events
20th May 2012 – Sydney
Confidence. Goals. Life. Money Workshop for women, mothers and daughter
Tickets are limited so get yours now!

Upcoming Webinars on the 9th and 28th May:
Free 1.5 hour personal finance and life planning online webinar 
(Supported by the National Rural Women’s Coalition)

Remember, if we’re not in your town this year, you can start a GIG (Girl Investment Group) at any time.


Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Marina Passalaris

Marina has over 10 years experience in the entertainment industry as both a makeup artist,grooming and deportment educator and well known events organiser and host. Having worked in the industry in Australia and overseas, Marina has a wealth of knowledge in the grooming field.

Beautiful Minds is a life changing grooming, etiquette and life skills course for teenage girls. The course increases girl’s confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.


Featured Links
Find out more about Marina and Beautiful Minds via the Website or Facebook.

Upcoming Workshop


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Welcome to episode six of our podcast series!

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Today’s guest is Sarah Lawless, a 26-year old who started a non-profit – The Blue Stockings Inc – to help empower women through education. She is also juggling building a new home with her husband, studying for her Masters and works as a teacher full-time. She shares with us her passion about education, life long learning and community.

What Sarah discusses includes:

Starting a non-profit that empowers women through education.
How learning is an ongoing process.
Building a home.
Lessons learned while applying for finance.
Balancing a busy life – study, work, relationships, volunteering.
Grabbing opportunities as they come up – you don’t know where they will lead you!

10thousandgirl News, Workshops & Events

International Women’s Day Event: Opp Swap! Sunday 4th March 2012, Sydney NSW.

Upcoming Life Planning Workshops and Webinars include:
Free International Women’s Day personal finance and life planning online webinar  – 12th March (morning and evening sessions)
(Supported by the National Rural Women’s Coalition)

Free Life Planning Workshop, Scone NSW –  3rd March
(Funded by NSW Dept Primary Industries)

Free Pilot Workshop, Clare SA – 20th March
(Funded by Rabobank)

Free Pilot Workshop, Adelaide SA – 23rd March
(Funded by Rabobank)

Life Planning Workshop, Armidale NSW – 29th April

Remember, if we’re not in your town this year, you can start a GIG (Girl Investment Group) at any time.


Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Sarah Lawless

Originally from Kyneton Victoria, Sarah (pictured on right with Caitlin Grigsby) moved to the Gippsland region in 2004 where she has become an active community member being extremely passionate about community development, support and education.

Sarah was the Womyn’s Director at Monash University Gippsland Student Union for two years, where she developed her interest in the empowerment and support of women – particularly women accessing education.

Sarah, together with Caitlin Grigsby, discovered various academic barriers facing students experiencing hardship, particularly with women and mothers with limited access to funds and support systems. Together, they co-founded the initial Blue Stockings Inc with the hope to alleviate some of these pressures for women pursuing study.

Currently, Sarah works as a teacher at Baringa Special School in Moe and finds the role both challenging and incredibly rewarding while continuing her role in Blue Stockings.


Featured Links
Find out more about Sarah and Blue Stockings via their Website or Facebook.

http://www.barefootinvestor.com/ – investment advice

https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/ – government money advice, budgeting advice, calculators etc

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Welcome to episode five of our podcast series!

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We have with us the go-getting and truly inspiring Lisa Fox of Open Shed, an Australian collaborative consumption website. You can save time, money and connect with your community while renting out some of the items around your house that you don’t use too often, or rent something from someone in your local community. What a fabulous idea! She also shares with us her experience of becoming an entrepreneur after six years of working in law, policy and government.

What Lisa discusses includes:

How she went from being a lawyer to following her entrepreneurial dreams, starting the social business Open Shed together with her partner Duncan.
What collaborative consumption is.
What to do with your idle ‘stuff’ that is lying around the house.
How collaborative consumption can connect you with your community.
How housesitting is a way that they have supported their new lifestyle.
The lessons she has learnt along the way.
How you can really live on less.

10thousandgirl News, Workshops & Events

Upcoming Life Planning Workshops and Webinars include:
Free personal finance and life planning online webinar  – 6th February or 23rd February
(Supported by the National Rural Women’s Coalition)

Free Life Planning Workshop, Scone NSW –  3rd March
(Funded by NSW Dept Primary Industries)

Free Pilot Workshop, Clare SA – 20th March
(Funded by Rabobank)

Free Pilot Workshop, Adelaide SA – 23rd March
(Funded by Rabobank)

Life Planning Workshop, Armidale NSW – 29th April

Remember, if we’re not in your town this year, you can start a GIG (Girl Investment Group) at any time.


Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Lisa Fox

Lisa Fox is a recovering a Government Lawyer and is the Co Founder and Director of the peer-to-peer rental site, Open Shed. Lisa is passionate about spreading the word about the Australian Collaborative Consumption movement and helping Australians access what they need when they need it!

Featured Links
Find out more about Lisa and Open Shed via twitter, Facebook or the Open Shed blog.

Drive My Car Rentals: peer-to-peer car rental. Rent out your car when you’re not using it and offset your car expenses.

GoGet – car sharing in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide

Jayride – online ridesharing platform

mmmule.com – a brand new social travel network connecting locals who want stuff, to a traveller who can deliver it

www.locongo.com helps you find local experiences, hosted by locals.

Taskbox is all about helping you get through your task list – you list what you would like done and “runners” bid on your job.

Meemeep connects people on the move with stuff that needs to be moved.  You post what you want moved, what you’ll pay and when you need it done by and you’ll be connected with someone that will do it.

SpaceOut – peer-to-peer storage rental.

99Dresses – online clothes swapping (founder Nikki over the weekend shut the site down, however is promising an even better site in the future!)

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Welcome to episode four of our podcast series. Today’s special guest is the inspiring Lissanne Oliver, founder of Sorted! Organising and Decluttering and author of the bestselling book Sorted! The ultimate guide to organising your life – once and for all. Join us as she shares her exciting tips and experiences with getting your life and your financial paperwork…sorted! We had a couple small technical issues that I apologise about! What Lissanne discusses includes:

The four Fs of organising your financial paperwork
The Heart of the Home
Making regular time to be organised
The importance of organising and its advantages
Paying bills on time
Sorting receipts

10thousandgirl News, Workshops & Events
We’re looking for individuals interested in coaching and coordinating our GIG (Girl Investment Group) programs. If you’re interested in helping young women through their personal finance program please email us at girl@10thousandgirl.com

Upcoming Life Planning Workshops include:
Alice Springs – 15th October
Sydney – 29th & 30th October
Geelong – 13th November
Melbourne – 19 & 20th November
Newcastle – 27th November

To find what other towns we’re visiting and to get your tickets head here.

Remember, if we’re not in your town this year, you can start a GIG (Girl Investment Group) at any time.


Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Lissanne Oliver
Lissanne Oliver is Australia’s best-known organisational expert helping people organise their work, life, home and time. Founding SORTED! Organising & Decluttering in 2002, she has thousands of hours of hands-on consulting experience with people from all walks of life.  Her methodology is creative, inspiring and practical.

Author of the bestseller SORTED! The ultimate guide to organising your life – once and for all  (translated into 4 languages), you may also know her from Channel 7’s ‘Your Life on the Lawn’ and ‘Better Homes & Gardens’.

She is also a snow dome collector, creative peep, business owner, collaborator, TV presenter and as her dad says “The Bradman of Organising”

Featured Links
Find out more about Lissanne and Sorted! Organising & Decluttering:

Website
Twitter
YouTube
– for some fun stuff!
Book – My book is called SORTED! the ultimate guide to organising your life – once and for all (Hardie Grant) It’s a bestseller many times over and has been published into 4 languages!  Readers can purchase at any book store (Arienne: I saw it at Kikki K yesterday!), or direct from me for $27.50 including postage

Lissanne’s post about the Heart of the Home
Her upcoming workshops here or here

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Thank you and we look forward to bringing you another magical podcast episode next month!

If you know anyone who would make a great interviewee please let us know. You can download the 2011/12 editorial calendar here to see what’s coming up…

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Welcome to episode three of our podcast series! Today we’re talking Debt with Janette Tucker of JT Finance Plus. Whether you have a large debt or a small debt – it is about getting aware and doing something about it. Remember there is always a way to the other side and a support team you can reach out to! The thing is to just get started now.

10thousandgirl News, Workshops & Events
Upcoming workshops include:
Orange/Bathurst – 11 September
Singleton/Maitland – 17 September
Newcastle – 18 September

To find what other towns we’re visiting and to get your tickets head here.

Remember, if we’re not in your town this year, you can start a GIG (Girl Investment Group) at any time.


Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Janette Tucker
Janette was born in Wagga Wagga and has spent all her working life in the city. She is a registered Justice of the Peace and a past President of the Wagga Wagga Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Her background comes from 16 years in the fast food industry and 12 years in the Real Estate industry before entering into the finance world in 1999 under the banner of Janette Tucker Finance Plus. Janette has a  positive and persistent approach to her business and is proud of the  many industry awards that recognise her efforts in the finance industry. In 2010 she obtained her Real Estate License and in 2011 her Australian Credit License, JTFP offers Debt Management Services, Investment Property Sales, Mortgages, Car and Equipment Finance, Deposit Bonds plus much more.

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Find out more about Janette and JT Finance Plus:
Website
Contact Her

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Thank you and we look forward to bringing you another magical podcast episode next month!

If you know anyone who would make a great interviewee please let us know. You can download the 2011/12 editorial calendar here to see what’s coming up…

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Welcome to episode two of our podcast series. Today we’re talking with Michelle House of SecretBudget.net about budgeting and spending. Join us as she shares stories, experiences, tips and strategies.

10thousandgirl News, Workshops & Events
The 10thousandgirl volunteer team has started creating some amazing things. We’ve got a fabulous group of young women from around the country helping to grow the campaign. There are a few positions still open. Check them out at www.10thousandgirl.com/volunteer

Upcoming workshops include:
Canberra – 30th July
Young – 20th August 2011
Tamworth/Armidale – 27/28th August

To find what other towns we’re visiting and to get your tickets head here.

Remember, if we’re not in your town this year, you can start a GIG (Girl Investment Group) at any time.


Featured 10thousandgirl guest: Michelle House
Founder of the website secretbudget.net and creator of the Personal Budget Organiser, Michelle’s knowledge and intuitive gift is that she is able to give you practical and objective advice on day to day money management and budgeting.  She will show you how you can get back on track with your household spending, quickly.  Her straight talking, no nonsense attitude around money will have wanting to stay within your budget while still living a life that you love.   Michelle is well known as a budgeting expert and is
regularly sought out by television and print media to comment on current money management issues.

Featured Links
Find out more about Michelle and Secret Budget:
Website
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Book – coming pre-christmas 2011
30 day Challenge – check out the right side of her website

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Thank you and we look forward to bringing you another magical podcast episode next month!

If you know anyone who would make a great interviewee please let us know. You can download the 2011/12 editorial calendar here to see what’s coming up…


Welcome 10thousandgirls!

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This is our first episode in our new podcast series where we will be discussing topics and issues relevant to us and featuring people around a range of themes to give us, the 10thousandgirl community, insight, inspiration and information to expand our learnings and the Ripple Effect.

10thousandgirl Workshops & Events
A reminder that our next series of workshops are starting in July with three new tours! We’ll be heading around central/north east NSW, then up to Alice Springs and around the Barkly Tablelands in the NT, then back down around southern NSW and through central Victoria to end up in Melbourne just before Christmas. Fancy joining us? Come to a workshop or join us on the road as a volunteer.

In the coming month…
Canberra – 30th July
Orange/Bathurst – 13/14th August 2011
Young – 20th August 2011
Dubbo – 21st August 2011
Tamworth/Armidale – 27/28th August

To find what other towns we’re visiting and to get your tickets head here.

Remember, if we’re not in your town this year, you can start a GIG (Girl Investment Group) at any time.

Featured 10thousandgirl Guest: Zoe Lamont
Zoe is the instigator of the 10thousandgirl Campaign and has produced the Life Planning Workshop with contributions from experts from all areas of life coaching and business planning. Zoe is a certified business coach formerly with ActionCOACH, a Practitioner in NLP (neuro linguistic programming) and an Avatar Master for spiritual development. She has a degree in public relations and organisational communication and has recently graduated from the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Australia. Zoe runs a creative agency for social business design, The Fuelthinking Group, which creates and develops projects such as an education program for children in Burma and the continual evolvement of the world’s first online political party Senator Online . She writes a blog exploring ways toward the fairer distribution of wealth, knowledge and power “A Natural Order”. She grew up on a farm near Wagga Wagga and now lives between Canberra and Sydney.

10thousandgirl Founder Zoe Lamont

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The 10thousandgirl Campaign Website
10thousandgirl Volunteer Opportunities
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