The Committed Creative Podcast

The Committed Creative Podcast

Are you a creative who wants to make a full-time living from your passion project? Then this podcast is for you. Each week, Carmen interviews a successful creative who quit the corporate business world and made their creative dream pay.Forget navel-gazing, highfalutin creative talk, and learn actionable business steps from creative minds who have turned their creative passion into their life's work...creative work that pays good money.Forget the saying 'poor and struggling artist' and hear from artistic people who earn more than they ever did in a 'traditional' job.Brought to you by creative content strategist and PR consultant Carmen Allan-Petale, founder of Red Platypus Creative.


November 30, 2023 50 mins

In this episode of The Committed Creative podcast, Amanda shares her journey from accidentally starting her own business after her son was born to building a successful career in podcasting, social media training, and teaching creativity. 

Amanda speaks about the importance of blogging and content creation for businesses, the challenges of finding work-life balance as a self-employed creative, and the impact of social medi...

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Cat Westell is the founder of Amoret Muse, a self-care product-based business. She started her business during the COVID-19 lockdown as a way to practice self-care and create products that promote relaxation and well-being. 

In this episode, Cat discusses the importance of being present and making decisions from a place of clarity. She also emphasises the significance of self-care in maintaining a healthy work-life balance...

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Monica Beazley is the founder of Monarch Management, a company that supports leaders in cultivating self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and resilience. With a background in corporate and sports management, Monica is passionate about empowering leaders to create positive change in their organisations and communities.

In this episode of The Committed Creative podcast, Monica shares her journey from a corporate career to...

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Mackenzie is the founder of the fitness business Dubbel and in this episode, he shares his journey from soccer player to starting his own business during COVID.

He discusses the importance of providing value and showcasing expertise on social media to grow a personal brand. Mackenzie also talks about the mental and physical challenges of running long distances and how they relate to running a business. 

He emphasi...

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In this episode of the Committed Creative Podcast, I interview Ashley Matkovic, the founder of one of Perth's biggest business networking groups, Fusion Biz Co.

Ash shares her journey over the past seven years - from quitting the corporate job she hated to navigating an events business during covid.

Possibly my favourite moment from the podcast was when I asked Ash if she'd ever envisioned Fusion growin...

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In this episode of the Committed Creative Podcast, I interview John Denton, a business coach who specialises in preparing businesses for sale.

John shares his expertise on how to get a business ready for sale, the challenges business owners face during the selling process, and the key factors buyers should consider when purchasing a business.

He emphasises the importance of systemising a business, separating the...

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Amanda Ewin is a lifestyle coach and meditation teacher who helps high-achieving women shift from feeling stuck to living a magnificent life.

With a background in podiatry, Amanda realised her true passion was in helping people live better lives and find joy. She is the host of the Bounce Out of Bed podcast and is dedicated to helping her clients prioritise themselves and find their true values.

Key takeaways fr...

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Lizelle Hartley is a well-known fashion designer, stylist, and business coach. She has recently released a memoir about her life and the challenges she faced on her journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

From living in poverty after a car accident to starting her own fashion house, Lizelle's journey is a testament to the power of resilience and determination. She now helps other business owners achieve their g...

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This week on the Committed Creative Podcast, I talk about how I help businesses bring their brands to life through engaging website copy.

I discuss the importance of creating engaging website content that keeps users on the page and leads to conversions, and how you need to clearly define the main call to action and make it prominent on the website.

Key takeaways:

  • Clearly define the main call to action and ...
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This week on the podcast, we have something a little different - I'm being interviewed! This episode is for the Bounce out of Bed podcast, which is hosted by Amanda Ewin, but Amanda kindly said I could share the podcast on The Committed Creative - so here it is!

In this episode, I talk about how I'm passionate about helping businesses communicate their stories effectively to connect with their audience.

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September 21, 2023 49 mins

Lala Macnab is a business mentor and educator who owns and operates five businesses. She is the owner of Paper and Ink Studios, a wedding stationery business, and the founder of the Creative Republic, an Etsy store that sells photographic backdrops. Lala is also involved in an Amazon FBA business and recently started a business called Good Vibe Scents, which sells inspirational car air fresheners. She is passionate about helping sm...

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September 14, 2023 47 mins

Em Gee is a marketing and mindset coach who helps women become unstoppable in their businesses. She is also an AI enthusiast and is currently working on a project to integrate AI into her coaching programs.

In this episode of the Committed Creative Podcast, I chat with Em Gee about her journey from studying marketing to becoming a teacher and eventually starting her own coaching business.

Em Gee emphasises the i...

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As a former journalist and now as a PR consultant, I've sat on both sides of the media train. On this week's episode of The Committed Creative, I give you some tips on how you can get your business into the media and reap all the benefits of free publicity.

Keeping in mind that these days media coverage is not limited to traditional outlets like TV and magazines, I give advice on how create an effective pitch tha...

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This week, I deep dive into one of my favourite ways of telling brand stories - using Donald Miller's StoryBrand Framework.

The StoryBrand process is about creating clarity in messaging so that customers understand the value of what businesses offer, which ultimately leads to higher engagement and sales. 

In the podcast, I summarise it for you, so you don't have to read it!

Put simply, this is w...

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YouTube Ads Specialist, Marcus Svedin, joined me on The Committed Creative podcast this week, and gave some great insights on how to use YouTube to market and grow your business.

Marcus is the co-founder of Titan Marketer, a YouTube advertising company, and he spoke about the benefits of YouTube advertising and why it is a valuable platform for businesses. 

The key takeaways Marcus shares include:

- The t...

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Marketing expert Shannon Stone joined me on The Committed Creative podcast this week, and I was thrilled to have her on because I know how knowledgeable she is when it comes to business growth.

Shannon shared with me her journey of starting her own business after leaving a toxic relationship and finding her passion for marketing. She discusses the importance of self-trust and the need to listen to your own intuition when making deci...

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This week on the podcast, I hosted Breanna May, and I was suuuuuper duper excited because Bre used to be my business coach and I put some of my success down to her awesomeness.

So naturally, I knew I had to have her on The Committed Creative because she has a lot of wisdom to share.

During our chat, Bre emphasises the importance of mindset in achieving success and discusses how she helps women overcome their fear...

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This week on the podcast, my guest was Benjamin O'Brien who is the owner of The Natural Medicine and Nutrition Clinic. 

Benjamin has studied Chinese Medicine all over the world - including in China where he also taught acupuncture. 

In the podcast, we talk about:

  • How Benjamin trained for decades to become a master of his work.
  • Why finding a good mentor is the route of all success.
  • It's not simply good e...
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This week on the podcast, I spoke with Alysha Anema, who is the owner of Anema Designs and Illustrations.

Alysha is a talented artist and after a false start in accounting realised her true calling was all things creative - namely, design and art!

In the podcast, we talk about:

  • How Alysha made the jump from working for a creative agency to working for herself.
  • How she found a government-funded program that helpe...
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This week on the podcast, I spoke with Emilie Otto, who is the owner of House of Hobby, an art studio for budding artists in Perth.

House of Hobby hosts up to seven workshops a week and the business has created a vibrant community of hobbyists who love to come together and share their passion for art.

In the podcast, we talk about:

  • How Emilie went out on a whim and bought House of Hobby during COVID... and how ...
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