How to Grow with Grief after Losing Someone we Love | Katrina Weller | Ep 41
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Mel Yu
7M ago
On this episode, I have special guest (and my ace coaching client!), Katrina Weller - a Grief & Loss Specialist, Speaker and the founder of the Grow with Grief hub.  We discussed our experiences with grief and loss, reflecting on the impact it has had on our lives and relationships. We share the duality of emotions, the ongoing waves of grief, and the longing for the presence of our loved ones who have passed away. We dive deep into various aspects of grief, including the myths surrounding it. There is no timeline for grief, grief is not limited to death, and perhaps the five stages ..read more
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The Power of Identity and the Difference between Branding and Marketing to Stand out from the Crowd | Matt Purcell | Ep 40
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Mel Yu
7M ago
Matthew John Kyoo Purcell (known professionally as Matt Purcell), is a South Korean-born Australian entrepreneur. Matt Purcell is Australia's leading personal branding expert and the founder of Australia's only verbal self-defence program, Kung Fu. Matt is on a mission to help doers think and thinkers do. I was lucky enough to sit and have a chat with a fellow Asian- Australian to talk about our unique stories and how important identity is in the way we live our lives. Both Matt and I are passionate about building powerful personal brands that help you unpack your superpower and unique storie ..read more
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I had a $45 million dollar company in Triangl swimwear and can say, "Money Doesn't Buy Happiness" | Erin Deering | Ep 39
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Mel Yu
7M ago
Erin Deering was looking for a bikini to wear on the beach on a second date with her now ex-partner. Craig Ellis, but couldn’t find anything under $100 that didn’t have Hawaain flowers on it. It was either Zimmerman or Billabong back then with no in-between price tag available for women. Little did she know, she would go on to start a multimillion-dollar bikini business known as Triangl – and take it global.  Today, Triangl is sold in over 100 countries and boasts 2.4 million Instagram followers. The company has reported selling around 45,000 bikinis a month, and in 2019, both co-founders ..read more
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Failure is Guaranteed on the Path to Success... How to become a Creative Entrepreneur | Carly Söderström | Ep 37
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Mel Yu
7M ago
Welcome back guys! Today I am joined by entrepreneur, photographer, designer, mentor, former cross-fit enthusiast, former controversial public figure in the media, the author of ‘6-figure creative’ but most importantly, down to earth legend whom I have only until recently had the privilege to call a friend, Carly Söderström.  Carly is a straight shooter and I love that about her. We talk about the importance of travel and how experiencing other countries has made us better human beings. We talk about people talking shit on the media and defamation of her personal brand. We also talk abou ..read more
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20 years of friendship: From drinking and partying to health and wellness; from uncertainty to starting a business | Jess Jackson | Ep 36
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Mel Yu
7M ago
Today's wholesome chat is with my high school friend, Jess Jackson (IG: @jessinbondi who I went to Mordialloc College with between 2003-2008! Jess is the founder of health and wellness brand, Australian Made Bio Cellulose Sheet Masks, @goodlivingonly_. She is also a certified meditation teacher who aims to share content to inspire not tire so you're empowered to live a balanced life. Jess is passionate about embracing a life you love to live. We talk all things friendship and high school education, moving from a 9-5 that is not fulfilling and everything else in between. Whether you are in ne ..read more
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How we met, how we grow, and how we compliment each other. What works for us! | Jordan Consoli | Ep 35
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Mel Yu
7M ago
How important is it to have a loving and supportive partner? For me, it is the MOST important aspect to ensure I maintain wellness, peak performance and dedication to building my life, my career and my health. It's all very much dedicated to this man here I share the mic with today... my partner, Jordan Consoli! To everyone that has been with me through my journey, I appreciate you all so much to get to know the man who makes me the happiest woman on the planet. I feel so lucky I get to share life with this guy and we wanted to jump on and have this conversation around relationships to hopefu ..read more
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The Return Show! The Power of Discipline and Consistency in Building Successful Habits | Mel Yu | Ep 33
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Mel Yu
7M ago
Helloooooo world!  I am back after a year and a half from this podcast, The Authentic Me! Life's been busy and when we don't remain consistent and disciplined, things fall off the band wagon... so vola! Nevertheless, I am keen to put energy back into this show to bring you insightful and authentic stories and ideas. This week, I touch on both discipline and consistency to building successful habits that STICK! Listen to this if you need a reminder that you are capable of GREAT things. You just got to remain consistent and discipline in building healthy habits! Love always, Mel Yu x If ..read more
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The Confidence Queen – Lessons to Teach our Daughters | Shani Chantel | Ep 32
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Shani Chantel
7M ago
WOW! This conversation was SO, SO, SO Powerful! Shani gets down and vulnerable, openly discussing parenthood, finding confidence even through suicidal thoughts and severe moments of depression and sadness. We both cry in this ep!!! So much love for this gal! If something you hear in this conversation causes heightened emotions within you, please, please reach out and also seek professional healthcare advice. Lifeline is available for you 24 hours, 7 days a week on 13 11 14. We love you. Shani Chantel is a 29-year-old plus size model and mumma living in Melbourne who not only embraces but cel ..read more
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Mental Health is your Own Responsibility – Showing up with Jake O’Brien | Ep 31
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Jake O'Brien
7M ago
Quick one! So sorry for the internet stuffing up our conversation a couple of times during this audio. I hope you can be patient and get through the little cracks in conversation to listen to Jake's very important message! Jake is an absolute legend and I was so proud to be able to have this chat with him. Jake is bloody real, nothing else to say! I hope you take some valuable lessons from this during World Mental Health Month.  As always, what we say in these conversations are not professional health advice or opinions, these are purely our own lived experience and if you are unsure or ..read more
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A powerhouse woman born without hands and feet is leading the way in empowerment | Vanessa Calafiore | Ep 30
The Authentic Me | Hosted by Mel Yu
by Vanessa Calafiore
7M ago
If she can do it - you can too! Living in Melbourne, Vanessa is a motivational speaker, body builder, sponsored athlete, and a women empowerment leader. Vanessa Calafiore was born with a genetic-disability of having no hands or feet. Growing up, Vanessa also lived through abuse which then caused PTSD, an eating disorder and depression. Join us on this epic conversation around self-love, going through life's challenges and having a strong mindset! Thanks for listening :) Keep going Ness, you are a freaking dynamite!   Episode Show Notes: Sometimes the best things in life have no reason ..read more
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