Welcome to The Wild!

A podcast about small business owners with big dreams and even bigger hearts.

This is a podcast about business, about what success really means, and what really matters in a world that’s constantly changing around us.

Join me as I find out what drives good people to do better, and what keeps them moving forward in hard and uncertain times.

I’m Carmen Watts and this is The Wild.

Episode 0

Welcome to the Wild. This is a podcast about business, about what success really means, and what really matters in a world that’s constantly changing around us. So join me as I speak to small business owners with big dreams and even bigger hearts, about the brands they’ve built, and the real, raw and sometimes surprising stories behind them.

Wild Guest Arizona

Episode 1

Today we are going to be chatting to Arizona Bell from Spirit Guides Media. Arizona is a grief coach and afterlife activist, an author, speaker, podcaster, and also my very dear friend. Arizona believes that examining death and what happens to us after we die is the absolute best way to live our richest, most meaningful lives here on earth.

Episode 2

What does it mean to be a truly ‘good business’? This week, Carmen chats to Dylan Lamb from circular design consultancy, Holonic, about what good business really means, and how to adopt the principles of ‘circular thinking’ in order to tackle some of our most pressing challenges as a society. Join us as we dig deep into the role of ethical technology (or #ethtech as Dyl likes to call it), the concept of personal versus societal responsibility and the purpose of our economy and its impact on our everyday lives.

Episode 3

This week on The Wild we chat to botanical artist, Elle Rose about what it takes to build a successful art-based business in a world constantly telling you to get a “real job”. Elle shares the inspiration behind her art, the challenges she had to overcome in order to build her business, and how she used fear as a driving force to keep moving forward. 

Episode 4

On this week’s episode of The Wild, we chat to Alice Karolina, founder of The Ethical Move, about all things ethical marketing. The world is shaped by how we buy and sell, which is why it’s more important than ever to ensure we’re not falling victim to (or perpetuating) the manipulative marketing tactics that landed us here in the first place and left us with an insatiable appetite for more. The Ethical Move exists to create new and authentic marketing standards, and in our interview with Alice we dig deep into how we’re going to not only be the change, but lead with integrity, honesty and openness.

Episode 5

This week on The Wild, we’re chatting to prolific business coach and total legend, Kaylene Langford from Startup Creative. Kaylene helps young entrepreneurs realise their full potential and achieve their wildest business dreams through business strategy, coaching and consistently hard work. It’s no surprise that this interview got us inspired and fired up, and reminds us that truly anything is possible. As Kaylene (and Napoleon Hill) said: “whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”

Episode 6

This week on The Wild we’re chatting to Mona Loring from Conscious Living PR about all things spirituality and business. Mona is a Publicist, PR agency owner, shamanic healer and psychic medium, and as you’re about to hear — an absolute force. If you’ve been feeling called to stop ignoring or hiding your “spiritual side”, this might just be the sign you’ve been looking for. Now more than ever, we need to start consciously owning and integrating our spiritual selves, because spirituality is a superpower, and in light of everything we’re going through as individuals and as a collective, ‘owning it’ might just be the best way forward.

Episode 7

This week on The Wild, we’re chatting with the CEO and Founder of Happiness Co, Julian Pace. Jules is the CEO that wears his heart on his sleeve and has harnessed his own personal pain to create the movement that we all need. He believes that everyone deserves happiness and anyone can sustain it. Because happiness can change a life, even save one.