Conversation Series

Conversation; a talk, especially an informal one, between two or more people, in which news and ideas are exchanged.

Conversation Series; an intimate style of seminars designed to inspire and prepare you for the busy retail season ahead.

You can never stop learning no matter where you are in your business journey, which is why Life Instyle presents an exclusive opportunity to hear from an explosive line-up of Australia’s most innovative experts and brand visionaries, who are on-board to inspire, educate and motivate you to be the best at what you put your mind to.

Get an insider’s look into the world of retail, styling, design, social media and business, and learn practical tips and tricks to drive your business forward.

Book your tickets to Conversation Series here

  • THE SESSIONS

    SESSIONS

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    THURSDAY 16TH FEB 2017
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    WHAT SELLS, AND WHY?

    Pru Chapman - Founder & Head Hustler, The Owners Collective
    11.00am – 12.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    Get your pen and paper out you’ll want to take notes on this one! Owners Collective Founder Pru Chapman takes a look at the hottest brands right now, and how they’ve grown from garage to global based on one simple strategy. Breaking it right down, Pru will walk you through the ‘what’ and ‘how’ you need to know to implement this powerful process into your business today.

    theownerscollective.com

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    CONNECTING WITH MEDIA

    Emma Vidgen - Editor, Real Living
    1.00pm – 2.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    Join Real Living editor Emma Vidgen as she discusses the best ways to create strong relationships with media. From pitching products to finding the right contact, Emma shares her tips on how to forge professional connections to help boost your brand and stand out from the crowd.

    bauer-media.com.au

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    ROCK YOUR GOALS

    Sarah Jensen - Writer, Coach, Speaker, Goal Rocker
    3.00pm - 4.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    Rock Your Goals is an interactive goal setting workshop designed to help you get clear, get inspired and take action to bring your goals to life. Suitable for beginners and seasoned goal setters alike, this workshop will walk you step by step through the process of setting goals in any area of your life or business.

    sarahjensen.com.au

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    FRIDAY 17TH FEB 2017
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    YOUR LEAP STORY

    KYLIE LEWIS - Founder, Of Kin
    KELLY SEARLE - Founder of Pony Rider
    TESS LLOYD - Co-founder of Polli
    CRYSTAL BAILEY & MITCH LINDSAY - Founders of Design Twins

    11.00am – 12.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    Maybe you've got a business itch you'd like to scratch, a possibility you're pondering, or are teetering on the edge of leap. This workshop is for everyone who is considering taking the leap into starting their own business, side gig or would like to be a bit braver in their working life. We'll explore what you need to consider, how to get yourself organised and put together the building blocks for moving forward.

    The Leap Stories Book: Intimate interviews on overcoming fear, choosing courage over comfort and designing a fulfilling career . BUY NOW

    ofkin.com

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    THE ART OF STORYTELLING TO ENHANCE YOUR BRAND PRESENCE

    Lucy Glade-Wright, Director, Hunting for George
    1.30pm – 2.30pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    Hunting for George have created an instantly recognisable brand through consistent brand communication and original content. With over 12 years experience in Communication Design, Lucy shares her story on the growth of the Hunting for George brand and provides tips on how to enhance your own brand presence.

    huntingforgeorge.com

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    INSTAGRAM: The Art & Science

    KYLIE LEWIS – Founder, Of Kin
    3.30pm – 5.30pm
    Tickets: $80.00

    Instagram is the number one platform for growing a social audience for design driven, creative brands. If you're wondering how to make the most of Instagram for your business, especially in light of it's recent changes and algorithm tweaks, this session is for you. Part theory, part prac, we look at the art and science of Instagram for retail brands who want to get it right. Note: Bring your phone (and charger if you need), and make sure you have space to download a few apps and take photos.

    ofkin.com

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    SATURDAY 18TH FEB 2017
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    LIFE DESIGN FOR CREATIVE BUSINESS OWNERS

    KYLIE LEWIS – Founder, Of Kin
    11.00am – 12.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    In the midst of our daily busyness, how do we ensure that we're working on the right work, awake to the choices we make every day, and thriving as a creative, loving and compassionate human being in all aspects of our lives? This session is for people struggling to 'do it all' in the age of distraction and limitless opportunity. Packed with tools, insights and strategies, we take a look at how we can design a life on purpose, rather than live by default.

    ofkin.com

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    BRAND AUTHENTICITY

     

    Claire Bradley – Editor, Inside Out
    Shannon Vos – Founder, Vos Creative
    1.00pm – 2.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    Join Claire Bradley and Shannon Vos, ex Block contestant on the process of growing a brand while staying authentic. Are you looking for ways to expose your brand to a wider audience but don't know what constitutes being a sell out? Shannon and Claire show you all the different ways to get your brand out there and what the key rules are to staying authentic.

    voscreative.com.au
    insideout.com.au

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    I HAVE A WEBSITE. WHAT NOW?

     

    Julie Mathers - Founder, Flora & Fauna
    3.00pm – 4.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    You've got an idea and you've built, or in the process of, building a website, but what now? Julie shares her tips on taking the next step to getting your brand and products out there and getting your website front and centre.

    floraandfauna.com.au

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    SUNDAY 19TH FEB 2017
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    WHO EXACTLY IS YOUR CUSTOMER?

    Jetona Bajram-Giummarra & Melissa Robbins - Founders, The Lot Co.
    11.00am – 12.00pm
    Tickets $30.00

    Join the Lotco girls workshop to clearly determine who is shopping at your store & what they want. We will guide you on how to maximise sales and connect effectively to your customer. We will cover buying tips, making sure you have the right product mix in store at the right time of year, why it's important to have varied price points, branded packaging, store presentation and visual merchandising.

    thelotco.com.au

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    TREND REPORT

    Sonia Audoly, Official: Architect, Educator & Journalist. 
    Unofficial: Dreamer & Treasure-hunter, International School of Colour & Design
    1.00pm – 2.00pm
    Tickets: $30.00

    Every year a new wave of trends influence what consumers buy. From the fashion runways to the latest colour trends and innovative products. Stay ahead of what the consumers demand will be and what to look for in sourcing your next range. Here we reveal the latest trends effecting the design world and therefore the products consumers can expect to see filtering down for 2017. Brought to you by the International School of Colour and Design.

    iscd.com.au

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  • THE EXPERTS

    EXPERTS

    Pru Chapman
    Founder + Head Hustler
    The Owners Collective

    As a trained Psychologist and Entrepreneurial Thinker, Pru works with Startups through to CEO’s to get them on purpose and working disruptively both within their organisations and across their industries. She is the Founder + Head Hustler of Owners Collective, a global hub where creativity, lifestyle and practical business know-how collide.  She has with a mad passion for all things creative, mindful and innovative, and gets giddy on climbing mountains, snowboarding around the globe, dancing samba in Brazil and meditating with monks in Asia. 


    Emma Vidgen
    Editor
    Real Living

    Emma has worked in media for almost 15 years, writing about everything from music and film to food and homes in titles like Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and Woman’s Day. A card-carrying Real Living groupie, her dream came true when she was appointed editor in August 2016.

    Sarah Jensen
    Life Coach

    Sarah Jensen is a sought after online life and business coach, internationally published writer, host of the iTunes New and Noteworthy “Rock Your Goals” podcast, and creator of the award winning Rock Your Goals workshops.



    Kylie Lewis
    Founder
    Ofkin

    Kylie loved school. But in Grade 3 Mr Green wrote on her school report ‘Kylie talks too much in class.’ Implying it was a bad thing! Little did he know this would become her strength and make her a perfect candidate to become an executive coach, digital marketer and personal development advocate.

    Today, she wholeheartedly embraces her love of a good chat and help brands and the people behind them create their vision, build their foundations, manage their business, embrace social media communities and take care of themselves in the process. She gets immense joy from connecting wholehearted kin together and making new friends.

    With 18 years of online sales, web project management, digital and content marketing for leading Australian brands behind her, (most recently at the head of digital for kikki.K) she now coaches creative, curious and entrepreneurial businesses interested in starting, evolving or organising their approach to content marketing and social media in a fun, empowering, creative and practical way. 

    The Leap Stories Book: Intimate interviews on overcoming fear, choosing courage over comfort and designing a fulfilling career. BUY NOW

    Lucy Glade-Wright
    Director
    Hunting For George

    Lucy is the Co-Founder and Brand Director of Hunting for George, an online homeware retailer that has been making homes awesome since 2010. With over 12 years experience in Communication Design, Lucy specialises in creating and developing strong brand identities. Before Hunting for George, her client list included Lonely Planet, Virgin Media, KNOG and the BBC where she honed her skills in brand identity, design and art direction. Taking a design first approach, Lucy has shaped and continues to grow Hunting for George through brand integrity and collaboration. 

    Claire Bradley
    Editor
    Inside Out

    Claire Bradley has worked in the magazine industry for 15 years and has worked across all three major publishing houses. After starting out as a styling assistant, she’s always been a ‘creative type’ and indulges her love of beautiful things and renovation at Inside Out. She’s been Editor-in-chief there for 4 years, in which time the magazine has changed from bi-monthly to monthly and launched a website. She never tires of working with local artists and makers – as well as her amazing team.  

    Shannon Vos
    Founder
    VOS Creative

    Shannon has always been fascinated by design, stemming from his early years staring up at buildings in wonder to spending 10 years in the construction industry. Having spent almost a decade travelling and experiencing diverse cultures, Shannon has developed a passion for all forms of design.
    This finally led him to Sydney. Prior to winning Channel 9’s ‘The Block Glasshouse’, he studied and gained distinctions in Interior Design. “Winning the most popular, and quite honestly, the most gruelling, renovation show in Australia, has given me an insight, not too many people see. I’m very lucky to have been given this opportunity”. His appreciation of light, texture and shape saw he and his brother excel in the show and move on to bigger and bolder things.
     

     

    Julie Mathers
    Founder
    Flora & Fauna

    Julie is a passionate retailer and the Founder of Flora & Fauna; Australia's largest, and growing, vegan beauty boutique.
    Flora & Fauna launched in November 2014 and is a privately funded start up that aims to make a difference to how consumers shop by offering beautiful, effective and innovative ethical alternatives to products we use everyday. The entire focus of Flora & Fauna is around the customer and Julie makes sure they are at the centre of all decisions, even buying decisions. Build quality customers to be your advocates and you'll reap the rewards is Julie's vision. So far it's working.
    Julie has worked in retail for 24 years in stores, online & digital, merchandising through to consultancy, private equity and non exec directorships across a variety of retailers. She has worked in the UK, Europe, Japan and in Australia for the last 7 years. Her passion, and love, is retail and the customer, always!
    Julie's other loves are running, skiing, nature, animals and being outside so owning a pet pig and living in the bush fits all this perfectly. Julie runs marathons for a break! 

     

    Melissa Robbins & Jetona Bajram-Giummarra
    The Lot Co.

    Mel has serious experience to boot.
    Years & years of retail, wholesale & manufacturing experience. And now as National Brand & Sales Manager for a leading Australian accessories brand.
    She has owned her own business.
    She's travelled & showcased at trade shows internationally.
    She lectured Fashion Business & continues to mentor today.
    Mel knows everything sales, branding, social media, retail, wholesale & can share endless factual insight into everything business.

    Jetona has done a lot. Years & years of being self employed within the fashion & retail industry and now as General Manager of a major Australian accessories Company.
    She has designed, manufactured offshore, owned & operated multiple stores and mastered sales like no one else.
    She lectured Fashion Business & continues to mentor today.
    Jetona knows everything sales, marketing, retail, operations, wholesale and management and lives to share an abundance of current insider industry information with all she meets. 

     

    Sonia Audoly
    ISCD

    Sonia Audoly is an architect, journalist and an iscd educator. Sonia was born in Milan Italy where she studied design and architecture before starting her career in styling and journalism for Elle Décor, Vogue, Case da Abitare and Marie Claire Maison. Sonia now lives in Sydney where she describes her life as having ‘the best of both worlds of lifestyle + designstyle’. She is extremely busy but balances her hectic lifestyle by finding creative inspiration from nature that she finds on the beach near her home in Sydney. Her inquisitive spirit ensures that she finds the newest trends and the most innovative ideas that are launching within the design market. With all this creativity and knowledge of the design industry Sonia launched her own business called The Beach Skirt where she designs and produces colourful fashion accessories.

  • THE SCHEDULE

    TIME TOPIC EXPERTS
    THURSDAY 16TH FEB

    11am - 12pm

    What sells, and why?

    Pru Chapman - Founder + Head Hustler, The Owners Collective

    1pm - 2pm

    Connecting with media

    Emma Vidgen, Editor, Real Living

    3pm - 4pm

    Rock Your Goals

    Sarah Jensen, Life Coach

    FRIDAY 17TH FEB

    11am - 12pm

    Your Leap Story Panel

    Kylie Lewis & Guests

    1:30pm - 2:30pm

    The Art of Storytelling to Enhance Your Brand Presence

    Lucy Glade-Wright, Director, Hunting For George

    3:30pm - 5:30pm

    INSTAGRAM: The Art & Science

    Kylie Lewis, Founder, Ofkin

    SATURDAY 18TH FEB

    11am - 12pm

    Life Design for Creative Business Owners

    Kylie Lewis, Founder, Ofkin

    1pm - 2pm

    Brand Authenticity

    Claire Bradley, Editor, Inside Out
    Shannon Vos, Founder, VOS Creative

    3pm - 4pm

    I have a website. What now?

    Julia Mathers, Founder, Flora & Fauna

    SUNDAY 19TH FEB

    11am - 12pm

    Who Exactly is Your Customer?

    Jetona Bajram-Giummarra & Melissa Robbins, The Lot Co.

    1pm - 2pm

    Trend Report

    Sonia Audoly, ISCD

Opening Times >>

NEW! Opening Times - SYDNEY

Thursday 22 February 10:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 23 February 10:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 24 February 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 25 February 10:00am - 4:00pm

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