Social Lights, with Kate vanderVoort, interviews changemakers and innovators on their visionary work and explores how they connect with and activate their tribe on social media.

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Episode 58 ~ Building a Community on Empathy Buy from a Bush Business

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Jenn Donovan, marketing thought leader, change-maker coach and mentor for small businesses, a keynote speaker and a podcaster. She is the founder of an extremely successful community Facebook group Buy from a Bush Business, which currently has about 330,000 members.

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Episode 57 ~ Community at the Heart of Everything

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Peace Mitchell, investor, international keynote speaker, co-founder of the Women's Business School and Ausmumpreneur, author and host of Best And Brightest podcast, Australian ambassador for Women in Tech and a Forbes.com business expert. 

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Episode 56 ~ Creating Intentional Communities

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Venessa Paech, Australia’s leading expert in online communities and community management. She has led community for Lonely Planet, REA Group, Envato and Australia Post, and her private clients include: ABC, AASW, Teach for Australia, QUT, University of Sydney, SANE and Woolworths.

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Episode 55 ~ Community: Truly Seen, Heard and Known Kajabi

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Allie Fernando, Director of Brand Experience at Kajabi. She has been with Kajabi for four years – exceling in the many different roles since she started including social media marketing and partnerships. Allie has also been responsible for the massive growth of the Kajabi community with 27,000 highly engaged loyal customers in their Facebook Group alone. 

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Episode 54 - The Age of Authenticity - Facebook

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Kara Cronin, Community Manager of Community Partnerships at Facebook and leading the community experience for the Facebook Certified Community Manager program.

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Episode 53 - The Power of Events to Build Community - Bevy

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Beth McIntyre, Head of Community at Bevy, a leading provider of community software, powering live community events both in-person and virtual. Bevy’s community, which is called CMX, is the world's largest and most passionate network of community professionals.

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Episode 52 - The Key to Community Culture - Beanstalk Single Mums

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Lucy Good, founder of Beanstalk Single Mums and the popular Facebook group, The Single Mum Vine. Lucy has been named as a finalist for the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards in two categories: Making A Difference (business) and Women Changing the World.

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Episode 51 - Online Communities and Social Selling - OneUp Sales

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Ian Moyse, Chief Revenue Officer at OneUp Sales, and a long-time sales leader. He was awarded the accolade of UK Sales Director of the year by BESMA (British Excellence in Sales Management Awards) and in 2019 and 2020 was listed in the top 50 Sales Keynote speakers by Top Sales World. Ian has built many large communities on social media and is a social influencer for SAP, Oracle, Huawei, Commvault and more.

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Episode 50 - Show Up 100% - Quest for Life

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Petrea King who is CEO of the Quest for Life Foundation which she established in 1989. She is a well-known author, inspirational keynote speaker, teacher and facilitator. She is also qualified as a naturopath, herbalist, clinical hypnotherapist, yoga and meditation teacher.

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Episode 49 - Your Voice Matters - Start Some Good

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Tom Dawkins, Co-Founder and CEO of social impact crowdfunding platform and innovation agency StartSomeGood. In addition to running the platform with the best project success rate in cause crowdfunding they partner with companies, funders and governments to inspire, unearth, skill-up and launch innovative social impact projects.

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Episode 48 - Connecting Parents - Birth Beat

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Edwina Sharrock, Founder of Birth Beat, a digital health tech platform revolutionising the way we prepare for birth.

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Episode 47 - You Can't Outsource Human Connections - Worldwide Angler

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Brandon C White who is an entrepreneur and author and is the Founder and CEO of the number-one social networking and e-commerce site for sport fisherman on the internet.

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Episode 46 - Watering Holes Where Humans Gather - Awarepreneurs

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Paul Zelizer, one of the first business coaches to focus on the needs of social entrepreneurs and social impact businesses. Paul is the founder of Awarepreneurs, a top social entrepreneur podcast and online community.

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Episode 45 - 7 Steps to Building a Fanatical Community - OctoNation

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Warren Carlyle, founder and CEO of OctoNation, the world’s largest octopus fan club, and not for profit organization that inspires conservation of the ocean by teaching the world about octopuses. He is also the co-founder of the Community Leaders Association and is a community building strategist who works with purpose driven brands and influencers to build highly engaged online communities.

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Episode 44 - Clarity of Vision - Rise Up Creatives

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with David Trotter. David is a business growth consultant, and creator of Rise Up Creatives, who's dedicated to helping new business owners rise above their biggest barriers to reach their greatest goals.

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Episode 43 - Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health - Frank App

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Briony Schadegg, co-founder and director of HCI Insights, which is better known as Frank App.

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Episode 42 - Poly, Omni, Modular What? - PolyInnovator 

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Dustin Miller who is an omni content creator, host of the Polymath Polycast, and creator of the Modular Degree Framework.

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Episode 41 - Buy Local. Buy Rural - Spend with Us

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Sarah Britz, who’s an e-commerce specialist and founder of Spend With Us, an online initiative to support rural and regional small businesses impacted by fires, floods and COVID.

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Episode 40 - Helping Made Easy - Helping Hub.

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Jacqui Bloom, the founder of the Helping Hub.

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Episode 39 - Believe in Yourself  - Online Business Lift Off program

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Trudy Rankin, who is the director of West Island Digital and the founder of the Online Business Lift Off program.

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Episode 38 - Business for Good  - B1G1

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Paul Dunn, the co-founder of accountants for good and B1G1 business for good.

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Episode 31 - Amplifying Women's Voices - SheEO

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Vicki Saunders, Founder of SheEO.

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Episode 37 -Lego in Lockdown - Bricks N Bytes

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Ben Teoh & Emma Carbone, founders of Bricks N Bytes. Created in response to COVID restrictions to continue providing kids and parents a way to discover more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and how to be creative with Lego and find fun educational apps.

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Episode 36 -Creating Profound Connections - The Sponge

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Luke Faccini, founder of The Sponge that specialises in helping the next generation of business owners rebrand with purpose.

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Episode 35 -Artificial Intelligence Creating Impact - Biarri

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Evan Shellshear, the Head of Analytics at Biarri, a world-leading mathematical and predictive modelling company.

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Episode 34 -Random Acts of Kindness

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with M.J. Ryan, change expert, thought leader and one of the creators of the New York Times bestselling Random Acts of Kindness series and the author of The Happiness Makeover (nominated for the 2005 Books for Better Living award in the Motivational category),  among other titles. Altogether, there are 1.75 million copies of her titles in print.

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Episode 33 -Self Care for Entrepreneurs

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Tony Loyd, is a best-sellingauthor, keynotespeaker, businesscoach, and podcast host.

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Episode 32 - Reimagining the Education System - Inventorium

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Eddie Blass, CEO and Founder of Inventorium.

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Episode 30 - Social Outcomes

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Sandy Blackburn, Founder of Social Outcomes and Author of Holding Up the Sky.

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Episode 29 - RefillNZ

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Jill Ford, Founder of RefillNZ.

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Episode 28 - Personalised Giving

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Juliette Wright, Founder and Director of GIVIT.org.au - one of Australia's largest online donation and giving platform. She has recently been acknowledged by the English Royal Family and a former US President!

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Episode 27 - Community Looking After It's Own

In this episode of the Social Lights Podcast, podcast host and Social Mediology founder Kate vanderVoort chats with Ryan Elson, who tells us about how his multiple endeavours - Tribe, EmployMeet, and the Guardian App - and how these came about.

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