PhorestFM

PhorestFM

The PhorestFM podcast celebrates fresh perspectives and ideas on topics such as business management, marketing, retaining and motivating teams and generating new revenue streams. Episodes air weekly, sharing inspiring stories from the salon floor.

Episodes

June 7, 2024 37 mins

[291] Do you tend to avoid tough conversations or feel like you're walking on eggshells, over-explaining and justifying everything? Are you feeling resentful or passive-aggressive? If you're a people-pleaser, an empath, or a joy seeker, this 90-minutes-part-rerun-part-new episode unpacks the damaging effects of codependency patterns on leadership and team dynamics, discusses the critical role of self-worth and internal safety and e...

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[290] Do you tend to avoid tough conversations or feel like you're walking on eggshells, over-explaining and justifying everything? Are you feeling resentful or passive-aggressive? If you're a people-pleaser, an empath, or a joy seeker, this 90-minutes-part-rerun-part-new episode unpacks the damaging effects of codependency patterns on leadership and team dynamics, discusses the critical role of self-worth and internal safety and e...

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Productivity isn't just about finding more time; it's about better allocating the time we have. In part two of this episode with James Parnell, Founder of the Wellbeing Gym, we explore ways to leverage neuroscience and circadian rhythms for enhanced alertness, deep thinking and, ultimately, a more fulfilling life away from the concept of "Total Work".

Parts of this conversation with James Parnell were originally released in Septemb...

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Making meaningful progress towards goals shouldn't come at the expense of living a fulfilling life. And yet, far too often, we find ourselves stressing over how there are never enough hours in the day. Either that or we succumb to the endless cycle of procrastination.

Now, what if there was a way to unlock your true productive potential without sacrificing your wellbeing? 

In part one of this episode, find out what frameworks perfo...

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Through a candid conversation highlighting some of the complexities of growing a business in the salon industry, discover why franchising might be the growth strategy you need.

Contrasting the traditional method of opening multiple locations with real-life examples and Katie's own experiences, this episode rerun digs into the specifics of what makes a business franchise-ready, from having an autonomous operational model to owning a...

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[286] In this episode rerun, salon owner & educator Erin Raber (@theculturecurl) walks us through the evolution of her salon's brand identity, how she redefined her marketing strategy to attract her ideal clientele and the clarity that comes with a focused marketing vision.

Pin-Up Curls' transformative journey from slow to flywheel growth is a powerful reminder of the importance of embracing innovation and striving for continuo...

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[277] While the neurodiversity movement has helped pave the way for a lot of changes in how society thinks about autism and other neurological differences, there is still a lot more work to be done. Isolation, exclusion, and loneliness remain all too common experiences for autistic people.

In this heartfelt discussion with Kate Owens-Heins, Founder and CEO of the Sensory Safe Solution (@sensorysafesolution), we explore some of the ...

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[285] How might we increase salon retail sales outside of the often go-to opportunities that are upselling clients while they're in the chair and building an online store? From strategies for creating events that don't just charm but convert to finessing product placement through visual merchandising, we explore an array of techniques to not only captivate clients' attention but also significantly boost your bottom line. With anoth...

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[284] Ever wonder why some salons can charge the big bucks while others struggle to make ends meet? This episode rerun, featuring salon industry coach David Barnett (High Performance Stylist), is a goldmine for owners looking to nail their pricing strategies.

We discuss the elusive balance between cost and value, break down how understanding your break-even point can lead to a thriving, profitable business model, and share wisdom o...

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[283] Although numbers can provide valuable insights into an employee's performance, relying solely on figures can be misleading. Without context, numbers are just numbers. In this episode rerun, hear Hellen Ward (@hellenward), industry-renowned hair and beauty consultant and co-founder of Richard Ward Hair and Metrospa, discuss the power of a lean KPI approach, the importance of team ownership over these metrics, and the need for ...

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[282] For thirty years, Strategies has set the paradigm for what it means to build a true "Team-Based" salon, spa, medspa, barbershop, or lash studio. They have helped thousands of owners transition from being reactionary and fearful to confident and thriving business leaders. In this 2-in-1 episode rerun, you'll first hear Michael Yost (President) and Dennis Gullo (Certified Coach) share a "road trip essentials" analogy they use ...

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[281] Employees all over the world are craving better wellbeing, making it a non-negotiable for businesses to tend to. In this episode rerun, you'll hear Life & Business Wellbeing Coach Sonia Magnier's (@soulfully_sonia) take on how wellbeing and wellness play into how we show up at work, how energy doesn't lie, the importance of holding space for one another, how we "should" on ourselves way too much and her tips for inspiring...

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[280] Consumers are looking for two-way dialogues and relationships with brands. Still, scaling real-life relationship qualities within vast online communities remains full of complexity.

Through the storytelling of personal experiences, this discussion with industry-renowned expert business coach Britt Seva (@brittseva) explores the essence of authenticity, vulnerability, the delicate equilibrium between private life and public pe...

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Nina Tulio — industry-leading salon mentor — joins podcast host Alex Bélisle-Springer on the day before her keynote at the Salon Owners Summit 2024, which was all about the highs and lows of her career and the five steps leaders need to take to move from a fearful mindset to a confident mindset.

Get your tickets to the next Salon Owners Summit now: https://www.salonownersummit.com/tickets

Learn more about Nina Tulio: https://ninatu...

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Vish, the cutting-edge colour management software, was back as an event partner for the Salon Owners Summit 2024, showcasing how salons can revolutionize colour services in their salon and exhibiting their incredible technology.

In this Live From... bonus episode, Tom Bentley-Taylor — Managing Director EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) at Vish — joins podcast host Alex Bélisle-Springer to discuss exciting updates coming to Vi...

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Fry Taylor — Co-founder and GM of The Green Salon Collective — joins podcast host Alex Bélisle-Springer for a long overdue catch-up ahead of his Salon Owners Summit workshop with Professor Denise Baden on some of the latest solutions coming out of innovative research and organisations for greener salon practices.

Get your tickets to the next Salon Owners Summit now: https://www.salonownersummit.com/tickets

Learn more about The Gree...

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David Meade — award-winning researcher and renowned organisational facilitator, business coach and broadcaster — joins podcast host Alex Bélisle-Springer to share his thoughts on the Salon Owners Summit 2024 event and discuss some of the actionable changes he spoke about on stage in regard to transforming the way we think, act and behave in business and life.

Get your tickets to the next Salon Owners Summit now: https://www.salonow...

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[279] Few introverts can claim to have made a name for themselves by facilitating over 250 podcast conversations, but Alex Bélisle-Springer (@a.belspring) is not your typical introvert. As the Global Content Education Lead at Phorest and resident host of the PhorestFM podcast, Alex has made inspiring contributions to the salon community over the past seven years, resulting in various speaking opportunities and content collaboration...

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[279 BONUS] We all have stories to share. Some shape or empower us, and others change our lives — but if there's one thing Alex Belisle-Springer (@a.belspring) has learned from nearly a decade of sharing stories from the salon floor, it's familiarity more than knowledge that colours people's perspectives and allows them to embrace discomfort. Only when we take the time to listen and connect with one another do we open the door to v...

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[276] In back-to-back episodes with Pepper Pastor (@pepperpastor) — a dynamic professional passionate about collaborating with entrepreneurs, creatives, and tech startups, founder of Purpose & Policy (@purposeandpolicy) and who many may also know from her work as a celebrity hairstylist specializing in fine/thinning hair — we'll be discussing brain-based strategies to improve your leadership and organizational effectiveness and...

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