Our original HoneyKids mum and founder, Chris Edwards, has launched a brand new podcast. Here are all the reasons why you should take a listen…
Entrepreneurship is not a straight line and can be a bumpy road, and no one knows that better than our founder and CEO, Chris Edwards. If you’re a parent looking to make a difference or simply fancy being inspired by those who are – then the Good Business podcast is where it’s at. This weekly podcast gives you insight into a world of businesses trying to do their bit. And you’ll be happy to know that a fair few parents are featured on the podcast too. Here’s what’s in store…
Good Business podcast – what’s it all about?
Fortunately, we’ve come a long way in the world of business. In today’s climate, there’s been a conscious shift to more sustainable long-term goals for the good of the planet. But it isn’t a walk in the park to forge a conscious entrepreneurial pathway. It requires thinking outside the box, searching for honest dialogue, and truly pushing the boundaries to seek positive impact. The Good Business podcast unpacks all of this and shares the journeys of entrepreneurs trying to do things differently.
“Helping other entrepreneurs reach their dreams has been a big part of my life. Last year, with the help of my amazing team, I created Launchpad, a community support powerhouse for other entrepreneurs, where I spend my time coaching, helping and uplifting others,” Chris shares.
“I selfishly wanted to learn from the seriously amazing business minds, CEOs, and incredible entrepreneurs we have in Asia. I wanted to understand how we can create businesses that not only balance business, sustainability and ethics but also have a positive impact on the world.”
Chris calls it the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. And she’s all about sharing how businesses are achieving just this. Want to find out more? Grab a coffee and those noise-cancelling headphones, and take a listen…
A sneak peek at your weekly dose of Good Business
The first episode of the season kicks off with former investment banker turned ‘accidental hotelier’ Andrew Dixon. The founder and owner of Nikoi Island. He shares his journey to build a sustainable yet luxurious resort on a beautiful tropical island off the East coast of Bintan, Indonesia. While the resort is a successful business today, Andrew had to fight all odds to make it happen. From logistics challenges to nay-sayers and government regulations. Did you know? This ‘dad-preneur’ spent many camping weekends at the island with his kids in the early years of planning the resort.
The third episode stars superwoman Christine Amour-Levar, author of Wild Wisdom, on how she created her dream life leveraging opportunities to make a difference. This mum to four kids is a Singapore-based philanthropist and co-founded two award-winning NGOs, ‘Women on a Mission’ and ‘HER Planet Earth’. She is also an impact investor, a human rights and sustainability advocate, and is on the board for zero waste. And there are many more feathers to her hat! In this episode, we learn how chance meetings changed the course of her life, building movements step by step, and what it takes to be a good business.
Catch mumpreneur Debbie Watkins on the eighth episode of Good Business. She is the CEO and Founder of LUCY – a financial services app designed to help women looking to grow and scale their businesses. Debbie shares how she found a discrepancy between genders across her banking experience across Asia – from Ghana to Figi. She also shares her challenges in starting a new financial business and how she helped women entrepreneurs realise the importance of the product-market fit.