Voices from the Edge Interview – Emma Isaacs

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This month Michelle chats with Australian social entrepreneur Emma Isaacs (Brown at the time of interview!), and her journey into business.

At just 27 years of age she has bought two businesses and sold one, won many business awards, and has more than 700 articles written about her and her businesses.

Today she is known as the Chief Chick, of Business Chicks; a business women’s networking group, who together raise money for Australia’s very first Kids Help Line. Emma shares some of her guiding principles as Michelle probes some of her innate business skills and philosophies.

Streaming Audio Interview– 35 mins in duration.

To download audio click here


Emma Isaacs

Emma-Brown-128x150Emma Isaacs, serial entrepreneur, is obsessed with taking something good and turning it into something spectacular. Emma ran Staff It for eight years as a Managing Director, and during this time led it to win the award for Australia’s Favourite Recruiter for three consecutive years, as well as taking out the competition for the 2005 Small Business of the Year in the Westpac Business Awards. Her current passion is running Business Chicks, a philanthropic networking organisation for businesswomen. With over 2000 members nationally, Emma produces events around Australia and raises funds for Kids Help Line, the children’s charity. Emma’s vision for Business Chicks is to create Australia’s premier club for businesswomen, providing once in a lifetime opportunities to access knowledge, education, sharing, fun, and experiences.  For more information on Business Chicks www.businesschicks.com.au

Michelle Duval

As a coach, speaker and writer, Michelle Duval is as a pioneer into new forms of learning. She helped found the field of professional coaching in Australia in 1997 and became a leading voice, forging developmental and transformational coaching worldwide. She has co-authored two international handbooks on coaching, developed coaching psychology models used by professional coaches globally, and trained and certified executive, business and personal coaches in more than 35 countries. Michelle is the founder of Equilibrio, Actualise Daily, Excelerate Coach Mentoring and Fingeprint4Success. Michelle’s personal specialty as a coach is working with entrepreneurs, thought leaders, CEOs, and creative artists such as writers, producers, and actors. As a researcher Michelle led a world first study into the attitudes and motivations of Australia's most successful entreprenuers. Birthed out of her own personal experience with an aggressive life threatening brain disease, Michelle's personal cause and mission is working with otherwise 'incurable' diseases by developing advanced coaching methodologies and the latest discoveries in neuroscience to facilitate well-being and even complete recovery.

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    February 12, 2015 at 4:38 am

    What a great audio. Im a big fan of Emma and you Michelle and loved hearing this. 19 is such a young age and Emma has done a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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