Maria Vamvouklis

I chat with experts who are making an impact in the universe. Business Systems, Personal Branding, Pitching, Lead Generation, Revenue & Profit, Mindset, Public Speaking and Team Culture. I am the founder of The Conscious CEO. We are best known for accelerating and optimising business leaders through our 7-day leadership program and mentorship 'Leadership Accelerator' training. We operate globally and are based in Sydney.

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I chat with Shane Saunders, Co founder of Breath Me, Award winning author, executive breathing coach, international speaker and host of The Breathing Edge podcast.   In today's episode, we will be discussing: Effective decision-making for Business leaders to boost your mental clarity and focus for winning outcomes in business.   Connect with Shane RESOURCE: 

Jul 2

54 min 35 sec

Edward Zia, Ed's a Marketing Mentor Certified Practising Marketer (CPM) & International Master Coach and has mentored thousands of winners globally to help them get more clients, win top positions and become leading personal brands. As Master Grade Coach, Edward has exceeded the threshold of 10,000+ Personal Coaching Hours making him a leader in his field. He's helped individuals generate millions and millions of dollars and loves it so much. In today's episode, we will be discussing Ed’s LinkedIn Influencer SECRETS.

Jun 2

16 min 50 sec

The effective use of NLP in business and personal life and how the use of NLP can help reach better outcomes in communication with others. For more information check out

May 17

52 min 59 sec

In this interview with Care to Grow, Michael De Haan interviews a. number of female women in business to share their story and how they overcame the obstacles and challenges that led them to where they are today. Watch other women's stories:

May 13

19 min 45 sec

In this episode, I will be talking to Kirri Maree More, A Global Influencer, Innovator and Future Thinker. Through her revolutionary mastery of the muscle of Human Intelligence (HI). + DecisionDNA Design = Leadership Solution Pathways. She creates “Culture Shifts” where she works with extremes like global leaders at top decision tables to give voice + advocacy for the frontline of humanity. Where she gets to close the gap from problem to solution at the decision table. As a Global Advisor & Strategist + Investor, Kiri-Maree truly leads in innovative ways to scale growth + accelerate impact to create a “100 percent for HUMANITY culture” going forward. In today's episode, we will be discussing Navigating Leadership in today's social times.

May 13

26 min 36 sec

In this recent interview with Maria Vamvouklis we talk about how our thoughts affect our #health and #wellbeing. She provides some great tips on how we can be more aware of what we are #thinking to produce our desired outcomes.

May 7

23 min 26 sec

In this episode I will be talking to Carol Sanford is an award - winning business educator, Summit Producer, podcaster, and author. Her books are required business school reading at Stanford and Harvard. For 40 years she’s collaborated with clients to develop people to realise their inherent capabilities.  Carol’s clients include Fortune 500 companies like Colgate, DuPont, and Seventh Generation. Google’s Innovation Lab uses her Responsible Business Framework.    In today's episode, we will be discussing the embodying the archetypal roles in business. Connect with Carol

Apr 27

38 min 23 sec

In this episode I will be talking to Joseph Droishagen who is Personal & Professional Development Coach.  With multiple certifications as Master Coach, and over 20 years in Personal & Professional Development Coaching, along with 20+ years leading financially troubled companies back into powerful and profitable organisations, TAPPING INTO THE GENIUS MINDSET IS his SPECIALITY!  Joseph spend his life inspiring, motivating and leading people in creating dynamic versions of themselves, while empowering them in bringing their passions to life, in the shortest period of time possible! This is his purpose and my passion tenacious towards results!  In this episode, we will be discussing how to unleash your passion and live your greatest vision!   Connect with Joseph:

Apr 12

33 min 54 sec

A jam packed episode with The Minotaur's Maze podcast. We talked about: What is NLP and what is its impact & importance The difference between NLP, Hypnotherapy & Time Line Therapy(R) The difference between the conscious & subconscious mind Becoming aware of subconscious behaviour How to change subconscious behaviour The different types of brainwaves and what they mean Changing brainwave frequencies Affirmations & visualisations – why they work for some and not for others: operating from the subconscious The impact of TV, media and social media How to differentiate between subconscious internal thoughts and externally implanted thoughts What impact will the pandemic response have on children in the future How to minimise the impact of the pandemic response to children How parents can deal with their children’s fear of the virus The power of the mind alone on health and healing physical problems The missing link: Spirituality Ascending through the different levels of spirituality Why are people suffering from mindset and self-esteem issues Listen to more episode by The Minotaur's Maze:

Apr 12

57 min 55 sec

I speak with Paul Rutter, Speaker, Author, Cruise Director an Expert in Creating the Experience of a Lifetime. He has been involved in the Hospitality, Travel and Cruise Industry for over 40 years, working onboard some of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world, where living with his customers and co-workers has been a way of life.      Paul has developed the More Than Perfect® Customer Service Model where "perfect" is a starting point for customer interactions and experiences. He is the author of "Repeat Business Inc: The Business of Staying in Business" and is working on his next book, "You Can't Make This Ship Up: Business Strategies, Life Lessons and True Stories from 40 Years at Sea", due out at the end of 2021.     We will be diving deep into the way in creating the ultimate customer experience in any business, the influence of sale and marketing on the customer experience, the adaptive approach to customer service, repeat customers vs new customers and some strategic frameworks to get them coming back knocking at your door wanting more.     Website:   Facebook:   LinkedIn:   YouTube Channel: PaulRutterSpeaks   Twitter: @RealPaulRutter 

Mar 16

36 min 56 sec

In this episode I talk with DR. Troy Hall a talent cohesion expert. DR. Troy Hall is the Best Selling Author of Cohesion Culture: Proven Principles to Retain Your Top Talent, and co-author of a Best New Book Release, Mission Matters: World’s Leading Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Top Tips for Success. With more than 40 years of practical leadership experience and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Dr. Troy's passion is helping others succeed. His consulting and executive coaching sessions have positively impacted organisational leaders around the globe on how to create cultures of cohesion to retain their top talent. "You don’t have to know everything, you just need to be teachable." - Dr. Troy Tune in to listen as we discuss how has leadership changed, how leaders are seeking more cohesiveness in business, how to shift from acquiring great talent to implementing cohesiveness within teams and sharing effective strategies for leaders to implement cohesiveness. Connect with DR. Tory Hall Facebook: LinkedIn: Book Purchase:

Mar 9

56 min 33 sec

As a small business owner, finding the motivation to make constant decisions and do the work that needs doing, can be really tough some days. So today’s guest Maria Vamvouklis from The Conscious CEO, is here to give us some insight into her work in uncovering the problems that are often hidden away from conscious thought, and give you some simple techniques to help you stay motivated. Maria helps business leaders bridge the gap between strategy and mindset through coaching and training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming. In this episode on the Simply Standout Marketing Podcast you’ll hear: Tools and strategies to stay motivated What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming and how it helps business leaders Simple techniques to start implementing today that will help you with your motivation

Mar 4

18 min 58 sec

In this episode I talk with Monique Peters the owner of Brain Wise Learning. Monique drew upon her learnings from the work with Dr Norman Doidge, and later worked with the speech pathologist who brought that program to Australia, and supported many parents who were on a similar journey with their child. Monique soon learned about Carol Dweck's growth mindset and improved compliance and outcomes for her students coaching with it. She now uses the growth mindset to develop her business and the skills she needs to fulfil her dream to improve learning and life outcomes for her own clients. In this interview, we will be discussing 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑔𝑟𝑜𝑤𝑡ℎ 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑠𝑒𝑡 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑤𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑛. Tune in to listen as we unpack what growth mindset is, the importance of neuroplasticity to your brain and how you process information, how the changes in neuroplasticity affects our behaviours and how we learn, the effects of decreased neuroplasticity and how we prevent this, strategies in rewiring your brain to increase growth mindset and the effects of changes with neuroplasticity how it affects your productivity. Connect with Monique at:

Feb 24

28 min 28 sec

In this episode I will be talking to Dr Ian Kaminskyj who runs Melbourne NLP Hypnosis centre where they help clients overcome challenges and excel! They work with clients individually, helping them either overcome many forms of negative behaviour (Quit smoking, weight loss, drinking less, depression, sugar addiction, etc.) or help them improve their performance in areas like sports, sales and exams. They also work with groups of business owners to help improve their business mindset and thereby their productivity, performance & ultimately, their business profits. In this interview, we will be discussing How to reignite your Business Success Mindset. Connect with Dr Ian Kaminskyj: Website: Facebook: Linkedin: Youtube Channel: RESOURCES: Anxiety reduction Strategies & Hypnosis recording: Powerful Entrepreneurial fire re-ignition Strategies & Hypnosis recording:

Feb 18

38 min 59 sec

I chat with Alan Stevens from the Campfire Project. The Campfire Project is a community for men and women and is a place to bring boys into manhood and help men become better men. It’s a place to grow a global community based on mutual and respectful relationships. The Campfire Project is a 'passion based' non-commercial project and is aimed at helping to build stronger relationships, families and a global community. Be sure to connect

Feb 16

23 min 49 sec

I had the pleasure of sharing the space with Kiri-Maree Moore on 'The Decision Table' talking about leadership, change and diversity moving forward in 2021.    #converstations #leadership #movingtheplanetforward

Jan 10

59 min 59 sec

Nikhil Rughani is the founder and principal of Shot of Copy a boutique consultancy. Nikhil is the sales and marketing strategist has helped over 300 businesses to break their revenue records, deliver a greater profit, and to make a greater social impact. Nikhil helps training, coaching and consulting organisations who sell high-ticket services, to attract more leads and smash through their sales targets by helped businesses to explosively grow their revenues with strategic copywriting, direct response marketing, and relationship driven selling. He has contributed to two books: “The Path to Success” and “Ideas: Volume 3 - Original Perspectives on Life and Business from Leading Thinkers” . Personal Website:  Business Website:  Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram: Resources available here:

Nov 2020

37 min 42 sec

Evelyn Szumski is Managing Director of Leading Training Solutions, a company offering training in leadership, Employee Engagement, Emotional Intelligence, business coaching and personal development, specialising in evidence-based techniques that deliver results.   Evelyn is business and management qualified and has had extensive leadership experience. She helps business owners identify their goals, understand and formalise them and strategise the implementation of achieving these goals in simple easy to manage steps over allocated time frames. She practices neuro based coaching ICF credentialed at PCC level and accredited EQ profiler and has been a coach for the Richard Branson centre for leadership and provides Executive coaching for companies like Facebook and Salesforce to name a few and has recently been certified as a senior Habit change practitioner and conscious business coach. Website:  Facebook: Linkedin: Resources available here:

Nov 2020

37 min

Chantal Gerardy who is the owner and founder of Chantal Gerardy Facebook Strategist. As an award-winning facebook strategiest, Chantal empowers business owners with the skills and strategy to grow their business using Facebook. Chantel went from a broke business owner in a new country, with 3 kids under 5 yrs old, to now abundant in business using Facebook. Facebook saved her business. She now empowers business owners, who have no marketing budget, to create an income-producing strategy using Facebook. Website:  Facebook:  Linkedin:  Instagram:  Resources available:

Nov 2020

37 min

I chat with Darren Saul from Saul Recruitment and share my perspective on how to create accelerated change to show up better in business and life. I talk about overcoming self-limiting beliefs and making real changes at work and in life! Be sure to check out his other episodes: Audio - Video -

Oct 2020

31 min 6 sec

An interview with Limitless Nation TV hosted by Donavon Hunteman. Tune in to have a listen as I share my expertise around becoming a master of your mindset.

Oct 2020

19 min 3 sec

Eesha Patel - Your Multidimensional Awakening Expert who is an international channeller, speaker, author and healer. Eesha is the founder of Origin Activation Method, a powerful multi-dimensional energy healing modality that is currently being taught to world-class coaches, speakers and entrepreneurs. In the last 5 years, Eesha has helped over 10,000 awaken and step into their purpose with abundance. Eesha now helps 7-figure transformational leaders 10X their transformational abilities to make quantum leaps in their businesses for maximised profit, impact and ease.   Facebook: Linkedin: Website: 

Oct 2020

24 min 54 sec

Tara Mollel, the founder and owner of Business Mastery Tribe. Tara is a passionate Human Behaviour Specialist, Business and Leadership Coach, and World-Class Speaker. Tara works with overwhelmed, stressed out, time-poor and frustrated business owners who want to quickly grow their business and profits by developing agile business designs so they can expand their impact, leave their legacy while doing what they love most.   Facebook:  Linkedin:  Website:  Resources: Business Road Map Checklist - 


Oct 2020

34 min 51 sec

Jo McKee, the owner of Copy Writing For Profit who is a copywriting trainer. Jo teaches agency teams, coaches and small business owners how to make more money writing for any marketing format. With a background in journalism, ghostwriting, film distribution and digital marketing, Jo is able to show people how to combine the words with the KPIs in their niche. Facebook: Linkedin: Website: Resource:  Copywriting for Profit - Email Checklist, Copywriting for Profit - Email Sequence Template -

Oct 2020

28 min 46 sec

Darren Saul, the owner of Suspended Animation who is a Social Media/Digital Media Strategist, Podcaster & Podcast Coach. He helps small businesses build their brand and business using Social Media and Podcasting.  Something else you may not know is that he is a Photographer and Photography Tutor.  After integrating Social Media and Podcasting into his marketing strategy over the last few years he can honestly say that if you are prepared to do the work the results can be astounding! And believes that “IF YOU’RE NOT ON SOCIAL YOU DON’T EXIST!" . Facebook: Linkedin: Website:

Oct 2020

39 min 12 sec

Erin Ashley (Lee) is the founder of The Mindful Yoga School and is a yoga, mindfulness and meditation Coach. Who supports people from around the world to live their life on purpose & with peace, through Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation practices. You’ll be inspired by her passion for living an enriched and purposeful life - no matter what challenges you’re facing. When Erin’s husband died randomly and suddenly, her whole world turned upside down. Her experiences in suffering during these dark days revealed to her that we all experience pain at some point in our lives - whether physically, mentally or emotionally, and that there are some powerfully simple techniques that can help to transform the challenges of our life into our richest moments - no matter how unpleasant they might be. She believes that our biggest challenges in life give us the biggest opportunity for growth - if we CHOOSE to look at them this way. We will be deep-diving into meditation and the type of practices, how to live a life enriched with purpose, mindfulness practices and overcoming daily stress and the importance of becoming in tune with on-self. There will be plenty of nuggets so you don't wont to miss it. Facebook: Website:

Oct 2020

45 min 21 sec

Carmel Catanuto, the owner of Carmel Catanuto Psychotherapy who is a Gestalt therapist, councillor and art therapist. Carmel guides heart-sick career women, who can’t see a way out to heal their relationship with themselves and their life partner. She also helps them to feel confident and secure and improves their communication within relationships and helping them Re-discovering creativity and aliveness Facebook: Website: Resource:  Boundary Setting, Sharing Feelings, Functioning Relationships -

Oct 2020

28 min

Karen Clark, the founder of Clarkashians & Co. Coaching in both New Zealand and Australia and is the Creator of QUANTUM LEAP TV. Karen Clark is a tenured entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the game. She has started and successfully grown businesses in industries as varied as the automotive, forex, property and cosmetics. Along the way, she has learnt from world-class entrepreneurs; the likes of Roger Hamilton and Paul Dunn, as well as Mary Morrissey, Founder and Master Coach at Brave Thinking Institute. She has also gleaned and puts into practice the teachings of Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor, and the Dalai Lama, to name but a few. Karen’s unwavering belief that each one of her clients has far more potential and is far more capable than they know, supports her clients to unfold their vision for their life, then grow it into realisation. Facebook: Linkedin: Website: Resource:  Charting Your Course -

May 2020

35 min 31 sec

A Masterclass to takes you through some concepts that will shift your thinking for a new perspective so that you can design your yellow brick road. Redefine and realign what you want in life and business   Learn to increase your emotional IQ to make efficient decisions in business  Learn the most effective method of goal setting to ensure you achieve your goals Catch the live training -

May 2020

33 min 4 sec

How to shift your thinking to pave the way for a new perspective and future results! I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Darren Saul from Suspended Animation,  about NLP, hypnotherapy, self-discovery and how to change your perspective to achieve the results you dream of!

May 2020

28 min 54 sec

Joel Lord from JK Connect helps business owners by pushing the envelope of the value proposition with an unwavering entrepreneurial zest and enthusiasm that is both infectious and well, yes, positive! Joel is passionate about business and has successfully built several companies from scratch, taken others from bankrupt to multi-million dollars in sales owned them for more than 10 years & grown revenues through the $10 million per year barrier. As an Entrepreneur, Speaker, Business Coach Husband & father to 3 awesome kids pave a life to master the science of achievement and the art of fulfilment while taking others on the journey with him along the way. In this interview, we will be discussing the different way to see opportunities to make money, how important it has a contingency plan and selling the quality of your programs over making a buck. Facebook: Linkedin: Website: Resource: Follow Up Plan

May 2020

59 min 39 sec

Interviewing Eli Huang from Acupuncture & Beauty Centre who is a Natural Health Practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Beauty Therapy.  We are now more than ever more susceptible to a compromised immune system and this is not from any virus but from the impact of stress.  As a Natural Health Practitioner, Eli has worked with countless patients in supporting their health and longevity specifically women's health and fertility.  Join us for this world-class interview so that you take control of your physical health while you ensure your mental health is in check. We will be deep-diving into stress and immune system and how you can implement some tools at home to keep things in check.   Resources available at  - Tips for Stress, Health and Immunity  - How to live  a long and healthy life ebook  Connect with Eli here:  Facebook  Linkedin  Website

Apr 2020

33 min 36 sec

Linda is the voice of Love, Freedom & Choice and is now on a mission to help others expand into a fully expressed life of total freedom.  Linda overcame the belief of not being worthy of love and attracting abusive relationships into her life, she also began to abuse herself. She became a master of self destruction and journeyed through financial hardship, homelessness, domestic violence, a drug addiction and an eating disorder. And when she thought things couldn’t get any worse she lost her father to cancer.   Linda’s pain became her power as she awakened onto a new path and a new way of being. She now travels the world doing what she loves, and works and lives completely location-free.  Linda helps others evolved into an entrepreneurial zest, a love of understanding human potential and a thirst to inspire others to exceed their own expectations as well. She specializing in the development of systems, skills and tools to best develop other’s abilities to enable them to become who they really are —the best version of themselves.   We will be deep-diving into what it's like to build a business location free, the power of valuing oneself to succeed in business, what it means to embody in creating a global impact, how to magnify your vibration in creating the life and biz you want. Linkedin: Facebook: Website:

Apr 2020

32 min 27 sec

I am interviewing the gorgeous Angela Smith from Angela Smith Coaching helps entrepreneurs to create, grow and expand their business online through content marketing and automation. Now more than ever if the business has not tapped into the online platform, now is the time to diversify or change your business model. As a Business & Marketing Strategist, Angela has worked with entrepreneurs from all over the world developing strategy and systems to support their growth and connect with their customers on a deeper level. Now is your chance to get some juicy free-content to strategically kick start your business online. We will be covering what a few easy tips to get you started in building an online presence, funnels and building a model that's self-automated. Linkedin Angela Smith Coaching Free Resources

Apr 2020

55 min 54 sec

I am interviewing the inspiring James Grima. Founder and Principal of Positive Training. A powerhouse Entrepreneur, Coach and happy father of 3 awesome kids. James went from suffering from the depths of depression, suicidal thoughts, low self-esteem, addiction, divorce, death of a child, lean financial periods and coming to terms with his own arrogant and egotistical self. His journey caused him to immerse himself into learning and developing himself for some time which resulted in him successfully driving more than 15 businesses across 25 years, won numerous awards including Telstra and BRW and was recognized as growing one of the fastest and most successful companies in Australia. Along the way learning more than he could have ever anticipated and far exceeding his own expectations of what he could do and be. With a deep desire to help others evolved into an entrepreneurial zest, a love of understanding human potential and a thirst to inspire others to exceed their own expectations as well. He has taken that desire and now partners with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs to grow them personally and professionally. He specializing in the development of systems, skills and tools to best develop other’s abilities to enable them to become who they really are —the best version of themselves. We will deep dive into how to turn your story into your greatest asset, business systems, the key foundations of a profitable business and tips in building influence to dominate. Engage Melbourne Linkedin Positive Training Solutions

Oct 2019

54 min 4 sec

In this episode, I will be talking to Kristine Drummond, the “The Fearless Mum” and founder of The Fearless Mums Club. Kristine is a powerhouse business woman, personal trainer, a health and confidence coach, entrepreneur and Mum, who pursues her passion of raising the consciousness of other mums and getting them to acknowledge the power they have in shaping the generations to follow. Kristine’s story of courage and resilience will sure inspire you to go after what you want in life no matter what your background is. From abuse to abundance, Kristine has definitely had the ups and downs and she will share how she has managed to come through it with grace, grit and gratitude.  We will be talking about how to unlock your abundance code in creating the life of dreams, we dive deep into the four D's, the importance of knowing how to take on certain business ventures while managing life, relationships and family. A real heartwarming conversation not to be missed. Linkedin The Fearless Mum Group

Aug 2019

42 min 3 sec

In this episode, I will be talking to Carol Johnston-Mollica one fo the founders and CEO of Mindset Mastery NLP. Carol is an NLP Trainer and Relationship Expert whose passionate about strengthening the gap of healthy communication. We will be talking about how to strengthen your relationship as a Business Leader or CEO.  Tune in to listen to insights, learning and strategies in how to strengthen your relationship as a Business Leader or CEO. We will be diving deep into what it takes to be a leader and the value of establishing healthy, happy, prosperous relationships, women in leadership and vulnerability We will be diving deep into what it takes to be a leader and the value of establishing healthy, happy, prosperous relationships, women in leadership and vulnerability. Facebook: Website:

Jul 2019

38 min 35 sec

In this episode, we will be talking about the keys to building a strategy for success in all area's of life, how to cultivate peek performance, how to master your thinking and developing rock solid habits. 

Jul 2019

1 hr 39 min

In this episode, I will be talking to Imre Tamas Toth,  Founder & CEO of ImiCoaching. Imre is Corporate Growth,  Culture and Change agent. We will be talking about how to shift as a leader from corporate to business and how to break through the limiting beliefs in stepping up to be a visionary leader. 

Jun 2019

38 min

In this episode, we will be talking about how to shift into a new identity to rock your business, what sets you apart from most people, the power of habit, who you need to become to take action in creating what you want in business and life.

Jun 2019

43 min 45 sec

In this episode, we will be talking about some pretty cool stuff how to start a business, how to survive your first two years and how to build your business from the ground up and the myths around influence there isn't a better episode than this.

Jun 2019

46 min 50 sec