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Ram Castillo

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Episode 33: Ram Castillo | Design Director, Advisor & Investor


In episode 33, Arlene chats with Design Director & Investor, Ram Castillo. Their conversation speaks about humble beginnings, daring to dream through life’s challenges, and pursuing your goals even when you aren’t exactly where you want to be. Ram is a breath of fresh air and his life story will leave you feeling like you can achieve anything.


9 Aug 2021

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How To Build A Future-Focussed Brand with Ram Castillo

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Welcome back to Season 2 of Interviews With Experts. This week, I'm happy to be joined by another fascinating guest, Ram Castillo.Ram is a Design Director, Author, Advisor and Coach. We talk in great detail about some of the ways in which a particular brand can be designed; how, within a few months, his new blog got him onto a multi-city tour; and why setting clear communication boundaries can benefit all parties.So tune in, enjoy, and as always, let us know your comments, questions, and thoughts.You can subscribe to podcast notifications here: https://ie926.infusionsoft.com/app/form/podcast________________________________________________________________________Ram Castillo can be found here:Website: https://ramcastillo.com/Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker________________________________________________________________________Georgia Kirke can be found here:For help with building your personal brand by publishing incredible content, you can contact me at georgia@writebusinessresults.com or 020 3752 7057LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/personal-brand-how-to/________________________________________________________________________RESOURCES & LINKS:Subscribe to our Words of Wisdom newsletter - exclusive content covering all things expert positioning delivered monthly straight to your inbox: Count Me In!Our Latest Blog: Read More Here!►If you’ve got stories to tell and need Write Business Results to help you get it out there, we’d love to hear from you. Check us out at https://writebusinessresults.com/►Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Write Business Results LtdFind us on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/write_business_results/Find us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/writeabooktogrowyourbusiness/You can email your questions and comments to:info@writebusinessresults.comEnjoy, and come back for the latest interviews with experts each Monday. Thank you for listening.


14 Jul 2021

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How to Reverse Engineer a Desired Outcome through Design - Ram Castillo

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Ram Castillo is a Sydney-based design director, author, international speaker, and career director. His hit podcast, Giant Thinkers, has charted #3 on iTunes in more than 5 countries and currently has over 250,000 active listeners. Ram has been helping designers find employment for almost a decade. Now, he continues to mentor all kinds of creatives through systems such as the Lightning Bolt Method, inspiring and motivating them to successfully pursue their passions.   In this episode, Ram delves deep into his childhood and how he expressed his creativity from a young age using whatever resources he could find, including toilet paper rolls. We also discuss: How the lens of design leads to better questioningThe importance of varied mentorship and how to find good mentors The importance of decision-making High value vs. low value activities How fear is a false construct based on untested assumptions  Ram’s website: https://ramcastillo.com/Giant Thinkers: https://giantthinkers.com/Giant Thinkers podcast: https://giantthinkers.com/category/podcast/Ram’s books - How to Get a Job as a Designer, Guaranteed https://www.amazon.com/How-Designer-Guaranteed-Step-Step/dp/099257000X, How to Get a Mentor as a Designer, Guaranteed https://www.amazon.com/How-Get-Mentor-Designer-Guaranteed/dp/0992570026 Keep up with Ram on Social Media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/thegiantthinkerFB: https://www.facebook.com/TheGiantThinkerLinkedin: https://au.linkedin.com/in/ram-castillo-39a39923Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thegiantthinker/Chapter titles  00:19 - Ram’s childhood and what toilet paper rolls mean to him4:33 - How Ram’s parents influenced him to dream big 10:33 - How of childhood bullying affected Ram17:47 - Ram’s start in the mailroom 27:07 - The lens of design and how it leads to asking questions 33:00 - Mentorship in Ram’s life41:09 - The importance of making decisions47:32 - High value vs. low-value activities52:44 - Fear is a constructFrameworksAccording to Ram, the four steps of design are:Research. Gather information. Then, Define. Group research and data and narrow it down to solve a specific problem. Next,Conceptualize. Create a prototype. And finally, Deliver. Distribute the design into the world. Then gather feedback and repeat the steps. How to Find a MentorA mentor should be an advisor, friend, and idol Get clear on the definitionGo through a personal analysisPair your goals with the right peopleMentor others and give backSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=23010497)


7 Jul 2021

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Giant Thinker Ram Castillo on branding, design and problem solving framework for small business

Launch Grow and Scale Your Business with Heart and Soul

Have you ever suffered from decision fatigue? In this episode, Sam chats with designer, speaker, and author Ram Castillo who shares his ‘The Lightning Bolt Method’; a series of questions within a sequential framework that is designed to access empowered and informed rapid decisions. https://ramcastillo.com/


28 Jun 2021

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Ram Castillo - Design Director | Giant Thinkers

Your Career Podcast with Jane Jackson | Create Your Dream Job

Ram Castillo is a Design Director, two-time Author, Speaker, CreativeLive Instructor, Decision-making Coach and Approved Advisor based in Sydney.  It's an honour to have Ram share his career journey on Your Career Podcast.Ram's current focus is to help business owners, entrepreneurs, leaders and organisations get unstuck, lightning fast through coaching, consulting and advisory. He specialises in digital spaces, human centred design, branding and creative strategy.For 16 years Ram has been working for global agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, JWT, McCann and Saatchi & Saatchi on clients such as Audi, McDonald’s, Qantas, Telstra, Google, AMEX, CBA, Toyota and The Louis Vuitton Group.He's been featured in Apple, news.com.au, GE, Communication Arts, HOW magazine, CreativeLive, Herman Miller, VIVID festival and The American Institute of Design.Some may know Ram from his Podcast; Giant Thinkers – which has hit #3 on iTunes in over 5 countries and currently has 250,000 active listeners.Previous interviews include Kelly Slater, Naomi Simson, Janine Allis, Reynold Poernomo, Stephanie Rice, Jules Lund, Chase Jarvis, Kevin O’Leary, Prince Ea, Lewis Howes and Debbie Millman.His podcast is part of an initiative to provide advice for designers and creatives to navigate towards their desired outcomes via GiantThinkers.com If you want to create a career that will be satisfying and rewarding too, visit JaneJacksonCoach.com


9 May 2021

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Mentorship with Ram Castillo

The Development

Ram is an award-winning Design Director, Blogger, top-ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor, and Author of two internationally acclaimed books 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed' and 'How to get a mentor as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia, and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. For 15+ years he’s been working for global agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, JWT, and McCann Worldgrou4p on clients such as Audi, McDonald’s, Qantas, Coca-Cola, Telstra, Google, and The Louis Vuitton Group. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org, and Apple. Ram now focuses on helping decision-makers, business owners, leaders, and organizations get unstuck, lightning-fast through coaching, consulting, and advisory. In this episode, learn about the importance and benefits of mentorship.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/martin-manosalvas3/support


14 Apr 2021

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Ep 5: Making Informed Decisions, Lightning Bolt Method, and Giant Thinking with Ram Castillo - Founder of Giant Thinkers

Successful Scales

In this episode, we speak with Ram Castillo - Founder of Giant Thinkers - a resource that provides practical advice for design students and graduates to be employed, established designers to reach their next level, and creative entrepreneurs to navigate to their desired outcomes.  Topics covered:  Asking quality questions Killing procrastination and making meaningful progress Making empowered and informed decisions Leadership and action-takers Decision-making compass Lightning Bolt Method  Giant living and giant thinking More about Ram's Lightning Bolt Method - https://ramcastillo.com LET'S CONNECT: LinkedIn Instagram MultiplyMii Escala Successful Scales This podcast is also available on the Successful Scales YouTube channel.


22 Feb 2021

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107. How to get Unstuck & Creative in your business with Ram Castillo

Brand Builders Lab

In this episode, I'm chatting with Ram Castillo all about how you can get unstuck and get creative as a business owner. Ram is an award-winning Design Director, two-time Author, Speaker, CreativeLive Instructor, Decision-making Coach and Approved Advisor based in Sydney. Specialising in digital spaces, human-centred design, branding and creative strategy.


7 May 2020

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Episode 19: Global Opportunity - What Your Business Needs to Be Doing Right Now, featuring Ram Castillo

The Brand Boss Show

In this episode, international strategist, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and design expert Ram Castillo shares a global perspective on this time in history and what it means for your business right now, as well as moving forward... Connect with Ram: @thegiantthinker Listen to Ram's podcast: Giant Thinkers Connect with The Brand Boss Show: www.thebrandbossshow.com Follow The Brand Boss Show on Instagram: @thebrandbossshow Business stories mentioned in this episode: Salt Meats Cheese: https://saltmeatscheese.com.au/ The Art of Bread: https://www.theartofbread.com/shop/

1hr 6mins

7 Apr 2020

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Burnout (w/ Ram Castillo, founder and host of Giant Thinkers)

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60 episodes! What an honor it is to have Ram Castillo on the podcast this week. He is someone I have followed and admired for years. My Guest this week is an award-winning Design Director, Two Time Author, Blogger, top-ranking Podcaster and international Speaker based in Sydney, Australia.For over 14 years he’s been working for global agencies including Ogilvy & Mather, DDB, JWT and McCann Worldgroup on clients such as Audi, McDonald’s, Qantas, Coca-Cola, Telstra, Google and The Louis Vuitton Group.Since 2012, he’s been providing expert advice for emerging designers and creatives— to be employed, and those that are established – to reach their next level, via GiantThinkers.comHis podcast Giant Thinkers reached #3 on iTunes in the coveted Design Category in 5 countries.In this episode we discuss burnout, mentorship, love, and self-actualization. Ram is a wealth of knowledge and has both mental and emotional intelligence far beyond his years.__Don't forget if you are looking to get hired as a UX Designer... I'm working on the course just for you. Actually, I'm making the course I wish existed when I was first trying to get hired as a designer... and everything I've learned on the way. To be the first to know about the launch and get 50% off the entire course, enter your email to subscribe at: http://hiredux.com/-As always thank you for listening, and if you enjoy what you're hearing, please share with your friends and co-workers :)-Feel free to stalk the Experience Design podcast on Instagram at @xdpodcast-AND If you are feeling EXTRA inspired, I would love for you to check out my Patreon page here: https://patreon.com/xdpodcast#staycurious


3 Mar 2020