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Anna Forbes

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Episode 20: Staying Intentional in Business With Anna Forbes

The Conscious Business Podcast

Anna Forbes is a business strategist, thought leader, speaker, and the founder of Smooth Consulting. She’s  on a mission to build businesses for the future where leadership, diversity, wellness and psychological safety are foundational.Anna combines her passion for people with her business acumen and expertise to redefine the way we work in business. She helps business builders scale profitably, improve productivity and grow their team to move their organisations forward. Anna combines possibility and design thinking principles to optimise and accelerate growth for those ready to scale and make an impact in the world.In this episode, Anna shares about getting out of the rut of busyness into business possibilities that can experience exponential growth and optimisation while focusing on more value-driven strategic work that focuses on team culture and leaves you fulfilled. She shares…In this episode, @leadwithanna shares about getting out of the rut of busyness into business possibilities that can experience exponential growth and optimisation while focusing on more value-driven strategic work that focuses on team culture and leaves you fulfilled.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀She shares…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The challenges people face when building a business (5:33)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀How business owners can be more intentional in their daily activities (9:11)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀What happens when people start to connect with heart when they're doing business (13:32)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Importance of mission & vision alignment (14:41)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Knowing your business destination (17:08)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Goals re-evaluation and how to go about it (19:50)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Different perceptions in business (23:09)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Leadership — Inspiring over Managing (23:06)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Anna’s Business Alignment Guide (27:29)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To follow Anna and connect with her on social media check out the following links:Website - smooth.consulting LinkedIn - linkedin.com/in/leadwithanna


13 Feb 2022

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Episode 53 - Being Integrated with Anna Forbes

What Would Amber Do?

Join me for this week's episode of What Would Amber Do? In this episode I interview Anna Forbes! Anna is a business strategist, thought leader, speaker, and found of Smooth Consulting. Anna's vision is to create sustainable and equitable business ecosystems where leaders, diversity, wellness, and psychological safety are foundational. Anna enables people with strategies, tools, and resources so they can achieve success beyond success.  Join us as we discuss: - Her transition to being an entrepreneur - Resilience - Holistic approaches to business - Self-care and well being as a business strategy - Strategic alignment at differences points in the growth cycle - Bringing fun and play to your work - Leading from the feminine - Dancing in our energies - The importance of setting intentions Join us for this fun, interesting, and passionate conversation! Connect with Anna and her team at: Website: www.smooth.consulting  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smoothconsultingservices Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadwithanna/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leadwithanna  Email: anna@smooth.consulting


21 Oct 2021

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408 "Love+Live+Life" Podcast - Anna Forbes - founder and CEO of Smooth Consulting

Love+Live+Life Podcast

In this episode I invited Anna Forbes. She's a founder and CEO of Smooth Consulting.  We talked about … - Transitioning from Corporate to Entrepreneur - Practicing Psychological Safety in work environment - Reconnecting with playfulness and creativity Guest Bio Anna Forbes is a strategic integrator, founder and CEO of Smooth Consulting. Known for her authentically edgy, yet fun and compassionate style, Anna is on a mission to redefine the way we design and work in business in favour of more sustainable and equitable ecosystems - leadership, diversity, wellness and psychological safety are foundational. Smooth Consulting creates bespoke frameworks for Small-Medium Businesses to align their growth, operations, team and leadership strategies in a way that stabilizes their foundation, creates a healthier platform to grow from, and serves everyone involved. Links: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leadwithanna/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leadwithanna/ Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@leadwithanna Website: https://smooth.consulting/ Free Morning Check-in Guide: https://mailchi.mp/33a058f7d589/free-download Show Notes 00:25 How are you doing today? 01:15 What is a fun fact that most people don’t know about you? 05:17 Can you share what you do currently? 07:31 *Quote* Many people wanna focus on finding the solution, but the don’t often dig for what the actual problem is. 10:58 What led you to leave the corporate sector?? 12:37  *Quote * I realize I even have a hard time acknowledging this now but I’m creative myself. 17:01 *Quote* If I’m gonna work really hard to support other people and help them make money, I can do that for myself and help my own future. 20:05 Can you touch on “Psychological Safety”? 22:34 *Quote* People are the most valuable resources. But we often place value on other stuff, because there’s dollar signs attached to it. 28:14 What would you suggest for those who are reconnecting with their creativity? 36:05 What is a piece of advice you give to your 10 year old self?! *** Listen to yourself before listening to others! *** 37:23 What’s next for Anna? 39:20 How can people learn more about you? 40:16 What is a message or a call to action that you want to share? *** Take the time to get to know yourself and those who are around you to lift you up. Celebrate yourself! Thank you everyone for listening to this episode. Visit my website [ www.yukoislovelivelife.com ] and I’d love to connect with you there. You can sign up to my weekly newsletter or join my Patreon community [www.patreon.com/YUKOISLOVELIVELIFE ] and discuss more about Art + People and Social good. Till next story, let's stay connected. Yuko


30 Jun 2021

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Nostalgic for the 90s: This Life's Daniela Nardini on playing feisty Anna Forbes

Distinct Nostalgia

It's become a cult classic of the 1990s. A generation of 20-somethings felt a connection with This Life, the late night BBC2 drama about a group of young lawyers living together in South London. It was ground breaking as it tackled everything from drinking to drug taking, sex and sexuality. It launched the careers of Andrew Lincoln, Jack Davenport, Jason Hughes, Amita Dhiri, John Shepherd, Luisa Bradshaw-White and of course Daniela Nardini who played the feisty Anna Forbes. Daniela's been chatting to MIM's Ashley Byrne.....THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND IS NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN And in next weekend's episode of Distinct Nostalgia, Ashley will be meeting Jason Hughes who played Warren in This Life.The Distinct Nostalgia theme is owned by MIM Productions and composed by Rebecca Applin and Chris Warner. From now onwards you can enjoy 3 NEW Distinct Nostalgia shows every single week ...Wednesday is now Distinct Nostalgia soap day. Loads of retro soap chat with the actual stars who were there ... The regular Distinct Nostalgia programme moves to the weekend with a variety of shows celebrating all our tv and film yesterdays.And then we’ve the Distinct Nostalgia Mind of the Month Quiz every Sunday from 11.Distinct Nostalgia - 3 Times A Week plus a treasure trove of programmes to listen to any time at DistinctNostalgia.com"Take a Chance" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/AND"Lost Frontier" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/distinctnostalgia) Support the show


18 Jul 2020

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25: Anna Forbes, The Trade Desk

The MadTech Podcast

On this week’s episode of The MadTech Podcast, ExchangeWire’s Ciaran O’Kane and Lindsay Rowntree are joined by Anna Forbes, UK General Manager, The Trade Desk, to discuss the latest ad tech and martech news and trends. In this week’s episode: – IBM selling their marketing software and e-commerce platform to private equity firm Centerbridge. What are the implications for other areas of their business and for the ad tech-martech relationship as a whole? – lastminute.com launching their own in-housing consultancy Playbook, to sit aside their existing in-house media and trading arm under a new brand: ‘Forward’. Does this constitute a conflict of interest, and will other large brands start building their own consultancies, or spinning off into licensing their tech? – Sizmek filing for bankruptcy, and the wider implications for ad tech. Is Sizmek the prophecy for the ad-tech industry, or did it face unique challenges that don’t look to befall the rest of the industry?


11 Apr 2019