Astrology for Leaders Podcast
Robyn Lea, Author & Photographer

Robyn Lea, Author & Photographer

May 27, 2021

Robyn Lea is author, photographer, truth-seeker, women’s rights advocate, designer and innovative change maker. She has published 6 books as photographer + writer plus another 10 which feature her photography. Her latest book – “A Room of her Own” published by Thames + Hudson, is, in my opinion, a Masterpiece. It’s a culmination of her amazing career and brings together her many talents.

In one beautifully bound volume, Robyn takes you on an intellectual and visual journey as tells the stories of 20 creative women from across the globe. She weaves her talent for insightful, indepth questioning and writing as well as capturing beauty on film to reveal the truth behind these women and how their creativity has provided them a life rich with meaning and joy.

In actual fact, the apple does not fall far from the tree. In conversation, using her Birth Chart as a basis for questioning, Robyn shares what inspired the creation of her latest book, how it came about, what drives her and how her own creative expression has healed her wounds.

If you’re looking for some soul enriching listening and inspiration to get your creative juices going, then take 30 mins out of your day to listen to Robyn in conversation. She truly is inspirational!!

Hiam Sakakini, CEO & Founder

Hiam Sakakini, CEO & Founder

May 13, 2021

A Culture Change Expert, Hiam’s Career has navigated a number of fascinating twists and turns – but all the way she has been motivated by how she can serve others.

 

Her experience spans over 10 years in multiple roles at Google from managing teams to heading up Leadership Development for Asia Pacific region.  From there, she found herself ready to take her skills as a leader and change-maker out into the broader business community and set up The Culture Equation, a Management Consultancy which is motivated to create environments dominated by trust and psychological safety.  She is also a board member on 2 NFP.

 

Born with the Sun in Aries she has a healthy dose of independence, ambition and drive.  Yet it reveals itself in creative, compassionate and service-oriented ways given she has Mars in Pisces.  With her Midheaven in Virgo she is passionate about bringing order to chaos and using systems that both heal and strengthen cultures which ultimately enables companies to yield better results.

 

In our conversation Hiam is generous with both declaring how she engages her innate abilities as well as providing insight into how she supports her client’s transformation of their culture and processes.

 

She is simply a breath of fresh air, with such vigour and energy and passion for what she does. And her desire to make a difference in the world is inspiring.

 

I hope you enjoy!!

Gina Yallamas, Holistic Wellness and Leadership Coach, Shaman & Healer

Gina Yallamas, Holistic Wellness and Leadership Coach, Shaman & Healer

April 21, 2021

Gina Yallamas is a qualified Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practioner, Life + Leadership Coach, Quantum Healer and Quantum Health practitioner. It's hardly surprising that she has so much knowledge under her belt being born with a stellium of planets in knowledge seeking Sagittarius. She has blended these modalities to create her own unique offering to leaders in the boardroom and individuals seeking growth in their own life. She wears many hats and describes herself as a spiritual being, mother, healer, and earth warrior. Her teachings are based on understanding ourselves as being woven into nature and the earth. Born with the Moon in Virgo in the part of her chart associated with her professional life, she is innately inspired to carve out a career that diagnoses issues, offers remedies and heals people by connecting them to their true essence.

Gina inspires her clients and community to create a balanced, integrated, and emergent way of life through deep inner-connection. From this place of harmony and stability, limitations and expectations can be transcended through fortitude and love.
If you're into health and wellness, seeking your truth, and wonder what goes on in the world of urban shamanism, I highly recommend that you tune in.

Donna Worthington, Partner, MinterEllison Consulting

Donna Worthington, Partner, MinterEllison Consulting

April 7, 2021

In this week’s Astrology for Leaders, I interviewed Donna Worthington who is Partner and Head of the Risk + Regulatory Practice at MinterEllison Law Firm in Sydney.

Donna is not your everyday 'Partner at Law Firm'. She brings a breadth of leadership experience gained in Executive Management roles in both Financial Services and Management Consulting Organisations.

She was born with a line-up of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury and Neptune in Sagittarius gifting her with a lifelong thirst for knowledge through both formal learning channels and life experiences. Because these planets link up to the part of her chart where she is willing to be responsible and plan things through, she can be counted on to deliver. She is also an inspirational leader of the heart. With Saturn in Leo in the 10th house, she builds trust based on having the runs on the board but she quite simply brings all of herself to the table, She is both inspired and inspiring in the way she leads.

With Scorpio on her Ascendant Donna is drawn to assignments that require her to get to the bottom of a problem. In fact, she doesn’t mind a crisis. The more complex and challenging the issues to resolve, the more motivated she is to get to the heart of the issues and find a way to transform the situation to get results for her clients.

Finally, with so many planets located in the part of her chart connected to self-development, her self-awareness is high AS IS HER PASSION to support others to be the best version of themselves at work.

Tune in to get a glimpse of what Leadership means to Donna and how she has engaged her signature innate abilities over the years to carve out her amazing career!

Nancy Valentine-Smith, Ancient Wisdom Facilitator + Healer

Nancy Valentine-Smith, Ancient Wisdom Facilitator + Healer

March 17, 2021

In this week’s Astrology for Leaders, I interview Nancy Valentine-Smith – Ancient Wisdom Facilitator + Healer.

In conversation, Nancy shares why now it is more important than ever to be doing our “inner work” in order to heal old wounds and ways of being that hold us back from being our greatest selves in the world. With the increase in energetic frequency on the planet, more and more people are being called to step up to help others as leaders, coaches, healers, activists and teachers. But to do that well, they first need to be working on themselves.

Born with the Sun conjunct (next to) Mercury in Sagittarius in the 3rd House, she has an ongoing quest for knowledge and an insatiable desire to impart her wisdom to others as teacher, facilitator and mentor. And when you combine that with her Moon in Virgo she has a need to be practical, diagnose problems and help people heal. The fact her Moon sits next to Jupiter, gifts her with a very strong connection to the earth. She does in fact feel the power of earth energy through her body.

There are many pearls of wisdom in this conversation. If you are curious about what it is like to be a healer, or are a convert and would like to learn more about Nancy and the work she does across the globe, I invite you to go for a long stroll and absorb what she has to say.

Tanya Denning-Orman, Director of Indigenous Content

Tanya Denning-Orman, Director of Indigenous Content

March 10, 2021

According to Tanya Denning-Orman, “You were delving into my Soul when you presented me with my chart”. Growing up a proud Birri and Guugu Yimidhirr woman in Central and North Queensland, she acknowledges the Stars played as much of an integral role in her life as her family!

In this week’s Astrology for Leaders, Tanya reveals her journey from the bush to the boardroom. In our conversation, she shares how her innate ability to persist towards achieving meaningful results over time has served her well throughout her career. Born with a stellium of planets (the Sun, Jupiter, Moon, Mercury and the North Node) in fixed earth sign Taurus and located in the part of her chart which indicates her professional calling, Tanya has strong values, self-belief and a calling to do work that is deeply rooted in her country. But it goes deeper than that, with Venus in Aries next to Chiron, the wounded healer, she is called to take action on behalf of others who have been wounded.

Her gift comes through story-telling. Whether that was as a young journalist covering stories for the ABC and SBS or more recently to Media Executives. Her role is a lynch-pin in getting the first nation’s stories heard and in doing so, bring opportunity for people to heal.

I was covered in goose-bumps for much of our conversation. Tanya is nothing short of grounded inspiration. I hope you enjoy it!

Lynda Williams, Co-Founder The Soothe and Managing Director VIM + Vigour PR

Lynda Williams, Co-Founder The Soothe and Managing Director VIM + Vigour PR

February 24, 2021

In this week's episode, I speak with Singapore based Lynda Williams, Co-Founder of holistic wellbeing platform "The Soothe" and Founder/Managing Director of Vim + Vigour PR. Heralding from England Lynda has carved out an extraordinary career embracing her Innate Abilities and Passions.

Born with the Cancerian signature of creating safe and nurturing places to live and work in, she treats her business and clients much like family. But there is a sound businesswoman that sits behind her caring nature. Her Moon in Capricorn indicates exceptional business nouse with a need for strategy, a plan and a focus on getting results.

During Covid lockdown in 2020, Lynda co-founded The Soothe inspired to fill the gap in the market for quality wellbeing content. (It's little surprise given Virgo, which represents the blending of the Mind, Body and Soul rules Lynda's Professional Legacy in her birth chart! ) This holistic online platform attracts audiences looking for bold, inclusive and honest resources from trusted sources. From the start, The Soothe has embraced feedback from its followers to create a hub which truly meets their needs for balanced and happy living.

If you too are inspired by travel, health and wellness, you'll love learning about Lynda's work and what she's inspired to leave behind to create a better world for others.

Alison Izzo, Body+Soul Digital Editor, Healthy-ish Podcast Host and Producer

Alison Izzo, Body+Soul Digital Editor, Healthy-ish Podcast Host and Producer

December 30, 2020

This week I’m excited to share my latest Astrology for Leaders podcast conversation with Alison Izzo.   Alison is currently the Digital Editor atbodyandsoul.com.au as well as the Producer and Co-host of Body + Soul’s Healthy-ish podcast.  Her uplifting energy, ongoing drive to expand her skills, yearning for meaningful conversations, love of fashion, health and publishing  inspiring stories are all great reasons to tune in!  And frankly, who doesn’t need a little bit of all of this vibe in holiday season? At the age of 12 she fell in love with fashion publishing which was cemented by a Harpers Bazaar subscription for Christmas that year.  Herself-made professional journey into the world of fashion publishing is nothing less than inspiring.  From grounded roots in country Mildura alongside the Murray River to studying Arts at Melbourne University to an unpaid internship in Sydney to a role being offered 2 years on.   Her passion, determination and doing what it takes to get there, no matter what she had to give up on is something we can all learn from. Born with a stellium of planets in fixed water sign Scorpio – the Sun, Mercury and Saturn - she loves nothing more than talking about what makes people tick vs frivolous surface conversation.  It’s important for to be able to get to the truth whether conducting professional research or in conversation with others. Alison also loves combining her professional skills with her personal loves, like attempting the latest workout trends and drinking her body weight in kombucha in the name of research. Plus, wearing activewear in the office is a real perk for her.  So it’s no surprise one of her major Astrological signatures is being born with Venus and Mars side by side in health oriented Virgo.  And they lie in the part of her chart connected to her work and how she likes take care of herself on a daily basis.  In my book it was only a matter of time before she would eventually transition from the world of fashion magazines to health +wellness.  In her words, her current role is the best she’s ever had! To find out more about her work and her podcast head to https://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/podcasts#astrologyforleaders#astrologyforbusiness #scorpiosunsign #bodyandsoul #alisonizzo #healthyishpodcast

Audrey Warren, Cacao Ceremonialist

Audrey Warren, Cacao Ceremonialist

December 2, 2020

Did you know there was such a job as a Cacao Ceremonialist? In this week’s episode, I speak with the Founder of Love Bean Cacao, Audrey Warren.

When Audrey embarked on a solo adventure to the USA and Central America to “find herself” the last thing she had in mind was drinking cacao on a strangers front porch in San Marcos, Guatemala. But it was this event that started her on the path she is passionately following today. Audrey facilitates ceremonies using Cacao imported from an indigenous women’s collective in Guatemala to help people heal. Gifting people experiences which make them whole is what fills her up (Virgo Moon).

Audrey – thank you for the opportunity to connect, for being so candid about what brought you to this place and for taking us into your world as a Cacao Ceremonialist and Entrepreneur.

Clare Elizabeth Dea, Performance Artist, Speaker, Writer

Clare Elizabeth Dea, Performance Artist, Speaker, Writer

November 24, 2020

Expansive, creative, spiritual, growth minded and free - these are words that spring to mind when I reflect on my conversation with Clare Elizabeth Dea. Clare is a dynamic influencer known internationally as a Performance Artist, Speaker, Writer and Teacher. Her Entrepreneur journey commenced as a young girl busking outside her local supermarket and since then, she has used her talent for music (Sun in Taurus in 5th House), dance, writing, facilitation and teaching (Sagittarius Ascendant) in many ways to heal both herself and others. From Dance School Owner to Acting Teacher to Author of "The One Breast Goddess Transforming shame into Beauty" (based on her personal journey of coming to terms with Poland's Syndrome) to Tedx Speaker. She has also realised a dream of launching her one woman comedy cabaret show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

In 2020 she started touring her new transformational comedy show "The Spiritual Love Guru". When that was shut down from lock down, she "pivoted" and established an online spiritual dating show called "Love in Quarantine" which she plans to tour live in 2021!

Clare's energy and zest is both uplifting and thought provoking, It was so much fun talking about her entrepreneurial world using the lens of Astrology..... and Clare, thank you SO MUCH for your generous words about me ;-)

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