Business Adviser

Company: Castaway

Vision: Australia's Inaugural Podcasting Awards

Working with Mark from Inspirational Leaders has directly led to the success of my business. When we first started our meetings, I had decided that I wanted to be the founder of the first ever Australian podcast awards. 12 months later, at an event with over 200 people - podcasters from all over Australia - I had to pinch myself as this idea had became a reality.

Before working with mark, I was not able to harness the skills and confidence required to do this job. Mark's advice and mentorship spanned the breadth of skills required to communicate effectively, plan my first event, and build and strengthen a community around the idea of the first ever Australian Podcast Awards. From creating an actionable business plan, to implementing digital communications and marketing strategies, along the way sharpening my business sense and entrepreneurial instincts, regular meetings with Mark helped me grow my confidence while negotiating these twists and turns. And not only that, I had fun and enjoyed the process!

Dave Gertler