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BWA PODCAST SHOW: Create Your Reality

Join Business Women Australia’s Coordinator Leanne Jeffery with special guest Preetie Boler founder of Empowered by Design as they discuss the origins of Preetie’s transformative book, “Create Your Reality Journal,” probing into the pivotal moment that ignited her drive to write it. As the conversation progresses, they explore the profound message encapsulated within the book’s empowering phrase: “there is magic within you.” Preetie shares her deep insights on unlocking this inherent magic and manifesting the desires of the heart. The dialogue gracefully navigates through the delicate balance between personal anecdotes and actionable guidance, revealing the thought process behind crafting a universal blueprint for readers. Journaling emerges as a central theme, with Preetie offering invaluable insights into its life-transforming potential and practical tips for beginners. Looking towards the future, Preetie sheds light on the evolution of her work and shares her excitement about upcoming projects. For those grappling with feelings of stagnation, she offers words of encouragement and wisdom, igniting a spark of hope and possibility. As the episode draws to a close, listeners are guided on where to find Preetie’s book and encouraged to explore upcoming events and platforms where they can engage further with her empowering work. Get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation in this enlightening exchange between two champions of empowerment.


Preetie Boler, a transformational leader and former lawyer with over 30 years of combined legal and commercial experience in various corporate environments. Her vast experience in this space provides her with comprehensive knowledge on effective leadership and positive workplace behaviours – behaviours that drive, high performance, positive culture, growth, resilience and success. In her corporate role with a national facilities management company, Preetie leads and mentors her team to excel in their respective  responsibilities involving managing vendor compliance, contract development and dispute resolution.

Check out Empowered by Design


BWA PODCAST SHOW, Shaping a Sustainable Future: Earth Hour

Join Business Women Australia Coordinator, Leanne Jeffery with the phenomenal Dr. Kate Ringvall from Galactic Sustainability about the fusion of Earth Hour and circular sustainability. Dr. Kate brings her expertise to the discussion, highlighting the potential of Earth Hour in promoting sustainability and circular economy principles. Together, they explore how Earth Hour can inspire collective action and shape a more sustainable future for all. Join Leanne and Dr. Kate as they delve into the cosmic possibilities of sustainability and Earth Hour’s role in driving positive change.


Kate is a leader in the Sustainability and Circular Economy field – working, studying and exploring the many facets that make up Sustainability as we know it today. Kate has a Masters in Public Policy and a PhD in Planning and my areas of expertise and interest are in the Circular Economy, Sustainability in Business, Sustainability Branding, Sustainable Urban Planning, Sustainable Cities, Sustainable Transport, Transit Orientated Development, and Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment. Kate has worked for governments at all levels, large corporations, and Universities – implementing and integrating sustainability principles and practices. Kate is also a Co-founder and a Governing Fellow of the Galactic Cooperative, who are leading the way for the development of a Circular Economy in WA; and is leading the Circular Economy agenda for GHD in Canberra.

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BWA PODCAST SHOW: Nurturing Mental Health for Success

Join Business Women Australia’s Coordinator, Leanne Jeffery, and the visionary founder of Pynk Health, Julie Fox. In this exclusive podcast episode, Leanne delves into Julie’s transformative journey, tracing her evolution from a clinical psychologist to the driving force behind Pynk Health. Julie unfolds the challenges encountered during the establishment of this pioneering platform and weaves a narrative enriched with compelling success stories. Together, they explore the distinctive approach Pynk Health adopts to tailor its services to the nuanced mental health challenges faced by women, shedding light on the profound impact witnessed in the lives of those they’ve guided. Join Leanne and Julie as they navigate through the aspirations for Pynk Health’s future, envisioning its growth and evolution in the realm of women’s mental well-being. This podcast promises a unique blend of expertise, entrepreneurship, and an unwavering commitment to empower women’s mental health


As a dedicated Clinical Psychologist, Julie has a profound commitment to fostering mental wellbeing and resilience among women. With an extensive background in psychology and a passion for accessible mental health care, Julie founded Pynk Health, a pioneering telehealth psychology practice specifically tailored for women.

Pynk Health is at the forefront of offering compassionate, comprehensive, and convenient evidence based, best practice psychological services, leveraging the latest in telehealth technologies to reach women wherever they are, in the comfort of their own spaces.

See the Pynk website HERE
BWA PODCAST SHOW: How to Turn Your Coaching Passion Into a Thriving Business

Join BWA Coordinator Leanne Jeffery in an upcoming episode as she engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Cathy Smith, the brilliant mind behind Catco and author of “Coaches Marketing Roadmap.” Uncover the mysteries of coaching and marketing as Leanne delves into the top challenges coaches face, explores how coaches can make a real impact and help everyone, and unveils the power of storytelling as a marketing tool. Cathy shares practical insights on how coaches can find their ideal clients and, for those eager to elevate their coaching journey, discover where to buy the transformative “Coaches Marketing Roadmap” book. Don’t miss this episode on the Business Women Australia Podcast. Subscribe now for an empowering discussion that will reshape your approach to coaching and marketing!


Cathy Smith is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, renowned author, and a seasoned marketing expert with over 35 years of experience in the industry. Cathy founded Cathy Smith Coaching after noticing many brilliant coaches struggling to make a living from their practice. She recognised that coaches are often taught to coach but not to run a coaching business – two entirely different skill sets. Helping coaches transform their practices into thriving businesses has become a rewarding part of her career.
As the author of The Coaches Marketing Roadmap, Cathy has established herself as a leading authority in the fields of coaching and marketing. Her passion for empowering coaches to transform their skills into thriving businesses has made her a sought-after speaker and consultant in both the coaching and marketing communities.

Buy The Coaches Marketing Roadmap HERE
BWA PODCAST SHOW: Choosing Change in your life – 5 tips to help you on your change journey. 

Choosing change in your life can be an exciting and rejuvenating experience. But it can also be challenging and overwhelming. 

It’s one thing to determine ‘what’ you wish to change, but it’s a whole different step to determine ‘how’ you make that change happen. 

Tracy will share her 5 tips based on her recent lived experience of leaving her previous company where she worked for 22 years and starting a new business as ‘Tracy Cooper Change Specialist’. 

Tracy’s tips are practical and thought provoking and will help you approach your chosen change with confidence. 


Tracy Cooper is a Change Specialist who supports senior leaders to tackle the challenges of implementing change in their organisations.

With her combined expertise in leadership, change management and facilitation, she utilises theory and turns this into a proven practical approach to guide you in your transformation processes.

Whilst her early career was in agricultural science, she transitioned to delivering leadership programs in rural and regional communities of Qld via the Department of Primary Industries ‘Building Rural Leaders Program.’

Based on this learning and experience of delivering leadership programs, in 2001 she joined forces with Maria Nolan and launched SeeChange Consulting.

Using their action learning approach, underpinned by their enviable expertise and accreditation in Prosci Change Management methodology, they created programs that have brought major change to the lives of individuals, regional communities and businesses in the financial services, agribusiness, local government, childcare, aged care and the broader not- for- profit sectors for 23 years.

Utilising all the experience, techniques and tools developed over those two decades, in early 2024 Tracy commenced her individual journey as Tracy Cooper Change Specialist. She is passionate about helping those who wish to lead themselves to learn, thrive, embrace change and make a difference in their world. 

You can read Tracy’s 5 tips about moving through chosen change HERE
BWA PODCAST SHOW: Run Your Business, Don’t Let it Run You.

Join Business Women Australia’s Coordinator Leanne Jeffery with Thryv Australia and New Zealand‘s CRO Elise Balsillie as they dive into the world of small business ownership. Leanne and Elise will explore the unique challenges that women entrepreneurs face today and discuss strategies to overcome them. Elise shares her expertise on how small business owners can rediscover their passion and get back to doing what they love. We unravel the mysteries of the modern digital landscape, providing valuable insights on how business owners can understand and adapt to this ever-changing world. Discover the keys to selecting the right digital tools for your business with Elise’s expert guidance. Whether you’re just starting your entrepreneurial journey or contemplating quitting, our conversation offers invaluable advice to inspire and empower you. Tune in for a dynamic discussion filled with practical tips and encouragement to help you not only navigate the challenges but also thrive in the world of small business.


Elise has an innate passion for supporting the lifeblood of our nation: small businesses.

As Chief Revenue Officer, Elise holds revenue responsibility for all brands in the Thryv Australia and New Zealand portfolios including Thryv, White Pages, Yellow Pages, Thryv Agency, True Local and Thryv Data.

She’s committed to helping small businesses succeed in a demanding landscape; according to Elise, the most rewarding part of her role is hearing from small business owners tell her how much their lives have changed since digitising their business with Thryv, resulting in more time to get back to what they love.

Professionally, Elise is most proud of how invested she is in her people and supporting all employees within the Thryv organisation. Personally, she could not be prouder of her incredible boys – Brodie, 19 and Cooper, 15.

Elise is GAICD accredited (Australian Institute of Company Directors) and has completed the Harvard Leadership Program.

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