The Oyster With Lauren Kress



Learn the Science Behind Better Business.Each week we speak with industry leaders, educators, marketing experts and successful business founders to debunk marketing myths and bogus business strategies that remain prominent despite the evidence.Whether you're a CEO of a Fortune 500 or an entrepreneur just starting out we'll arm you with the meaningful insights that matter for your business growth.You can also watch recordings of our LIVE episodes by following Lauren's Facebook page:


  • Dealing with Difficult People Problems with Tulsi Van de Graaff

    12/10/2019 Duración: 44min

    Tulsi van de Graaff is a partner at Brave People Solutions and solves the tricky communication, conflict and workplace culture challenges. To find out more about Tulsi and the work she does head to: And you can connect with Tulsi on LinkedIn here:

  • The Hustle of Entrepreneurship with Adam Agresta

    06/10/2019 Duración: 42min

    Adam Agresta is the Founder and Lead Advisor of Agresta's Advisory helping startups bridge the gap between idea and execution. To find out more about Adam head to LinkedIn to connect with him here:

  • Economista & Female Investors with Anna Svahn, CEO of Cyg Cap

    21/09/2019 Duración: 34min

    Anna Svahn is the founder of Economista the largest female investor network in Europe with 120 000 members She is also the Author of two books and the Co-founder and CEO of Cyg Cap. To connect with Anna you can follow her on twitter @AnnaAnnasvahn And to find out more about Cyg Cap head to:

  • Perksy Founder Nadia Masri on Entrepreneurship and Building Something BIG

    21/09/2019 Duración: 55min

    Nadia Genevieve Masri is a 4-time founder, Forbes 30 Under 30 headliner, and the CEO & Founder of Perksy.  With a fresh take on understanding the habits, behaviours, and preferences of Gen Y & Z consumers, Nadia is redefining market research for the mobile generation by making feedback the favourite form of engagement. Follow Nadia on Twitter or Instagram at @nadiagenmasri and on LinkedIn here: And to find out more about Perksy head to

  • The WHY gap: Beyond your Business Plan (The Oyster Rewind Special Edition)

    15/09/2019 Duración: 11min

    We’ve all heard about how important our “WHY” is for our business - right? Simon Sinek’s Golden circle is a well known meme of the business world. And I’m guessing you’ve been in one of those meetings where you sit down and nut out your business plan or strategy and talk about the Vision of your company, your Mission and your Values. But there’s a big gap that no-one’s talking about when it comes to your golden circle. In this episode I share what this gap is and why it holds most businesses back. If you’d like help addressing this gap, feel free to reach out and connect with me via LinkedIn here: Or via my website here: Also want to take this opportunity to thank all my guests over the past month: Sandy Barker on publishing and pursuing her dream of becoming a novelist Zach Kleyn on redesigning your life Faye Were on reaching your full potential Ken Zulumovski on Leadership and Community Healing Joshua Lisec on Storytelling and Authorshi

  • The Director's Dilemma with Boardroom Expert Julie Garland McLellan

    11/09/2019 Duración: 41min

    Julie Garland McLellan is a professional company director and boardroom expert. She is the author of The Director's Dilemma which is the world's most widely read independent director publication.  To subscribe to the Director's Dilemma head to: And to connect with Julie you can find her on LinkedIn here:

  • The Importance of Asking Questions with Ricardo Gutierrez

    07/09/2019 Duración: 44min

    Ricardo Gutierrez is the Director and Founder Bedssi Accommodation Solutions Australia and Host of The Innovator Diaries Podcast where leaders from all industries give practical, transferable advice from personal experiences. Ricardo has travelled to over 60 countries, 400 cities & 5 continents and is passionate about sharing the stories of innovators and influencers from all areas and walks of life, to understand key aspects of success, and how people go from being good at what they do, to great and outstanding. To find out more about Ricardo you can find him on LinkedIn here: And to check out Ricardo's podcast the Innovator Diaries head to:

  • Use Your Book Wisely: How to Generate Business from Self-Publishing with John North

    07/09/2019 Duración: 52min

    John North is a 5 Time International Best Selling Author and a versatile and experienced entrepreneur with a solid background in Accounting, Banking, Finance, Personal Development IT, Marketing and Business Management. John currently holds a number of titles, including CEO of Evolve Systems Group, Associate Diploma in Business (Accounting) and Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants. John’s passion is to help business owners become more strategic and smarter about their marketing efforts. He constantly pushes the envelope of what’s possible in this modern era and is widely regarded among his peers as very innovative and highly creative in his approach. You can connect with John on LinkedIn here: Find out more about Evolve Systems Group here: And Check out the Evolvepreneur app here:

  • Cash Flow & Coping with Rapid Change with Growth Adviser Donna Febus

    31/08/2019 Duración: 47min

    Donna Febus is a growth advisor who works with business owners to maximise profitability. Donna works differently to your traditional accountant - because what she’s looking at goes way beyond the financials. This is about making a significant difference to your income and your ease of operations to increase the value of your business. To find out more about Donna you can connect with her on LinkedIn: Or you can visit her website:

  • Soul Modes: A new type of motivational framework with Carlie Maree

    26/08/2019 Duración: 41min

    Carlie Maree is a high performance coach for ambitious women and creator of the revolutionary framework, Soul Modes. She helps women track and hack their motivational roller coaster and to see the magic that's within them. But this episode isn't just for the ladies. As Carlie explains, some of her most amazing feedback has also come from men who have experienced the transformation this work has in their relationships with their partners. To find out more about Carlie visit: Or you can find her on Facebook here: or on instagram here: Want to share your thoughts about this episode? Join the conversation with the hashtag #makeyourmark

  • Storytelling and Authorship for Business Success with Joshua Lisec

    17/08/2019 Duración: 45min

    Wondering how storytelling will help you win BIG in business? What are the tips and tricks you can use to grow your brand? Wondering if publishing a book will help you generate ROI? My guest today is Joshua Lisec - #1 International Bestselling Ghostwriter & TEDx SpeakerEvery day  Joshua helps authors manifest the mission behind their voice. He is founder of The Entrepreneur’s Wordsmith LLC, Ohio’s first Certified Ghostwriter, and a #1 International Bestselling Ghostwriter. Since 2011, he has ghostwritten forty books. To find out more about Joshua and check out the awesome tools we discuss in this episode head to: You can also connect with Joshua via LinkedIn: Or Follow him on Facebook here: Got something to say about the show? Join the discussion using our new hashtag #MakeYourMark

  • Leadership & Community Healing with Ken Zulumovski Hon DHSc

    11/08/2019 Duración: 44min

    Ken Zulumovski Hon DHSc ‘Kira-dhan, (Kabi Kabi First Nations) is the Founder & Managing Director of Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources & Gamarada Indigenous Healing and Life Training Ken’s spheres of influence include the Mental health, Education, Justice, Health Care and Employment spaces and Community Engagement across the Social and Emotional Well Being and Healing spectrums.  In 2019 Ken received the honorary award of ‘Doctor of Health Sciences’, by The University of Sydney. To find out more about Ken and his work you can find him on LinkedIn here: To find out more about Gamarada Universal Indigenous Resources visit:

  • Reach Your Full Potential with Faye Were

    11/08/2019 Duración: 42min

    If you're thinking about taking a leap into your business full time - this episode is a great source of encouragement Faye Were is from the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia  She is the business owner of Gift of Freedom an online business with a product opportunity in Personal Development Faye has a passion to see people be all they can be. To find out more about Faye Were you can connect with her on LinkedIn here: Or visit her website:

  • Redesign your Life with Zach Kleyn

    03/08/2019 Duración: 37min

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to never miss an episode of #theoyster where we ask our expert guests to share their pearls of wisdom about the Science Behind Better Business. Really excited to share this episode for your weekend (or, long weekend if for some!) with our inspiring guest, Zach Kleyn who helps innovative professionals get the confidence to redesign their lives. Years ago Zach Kleyn began the transition from being a starving performance artist to a successful entrepreneur.  Zach's current six-figure coaching business helps exhausted creative professionals to powerfully re-imagine their lives and careers, using all of his diverse training and experience in creativity, play, & psychology. You can find out more about Zach on Instagram: @zachkleyn  Or by visiting his website:

  • Simplified Leadership and the Future of Work with Author, Coach and Speaker Dave Clare

    26/07/2019 Duración: 01h04min

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to never miss an episode of #theoyster where we ask our expert guests to share their pearls of wisdom about the Science Behind Better Business. Very excited to have Dave Clare - The Prophet For Purpose joining me on #theoyster LIVE this morning. Dave is a leader for a new generation of purpose-driven leaders. He is a coach, speaker and published author of the book that simplifies leadership - SIMPLIFIED. To find out more about Dave and the incredible work he does visit: To purchase a copy of Dave's book head to:

  • Santorini, Side Hustles and Sabbaticals with Author and Educator Sandy Barker

    26/07/2019 Duración: 53min

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to never miss an episode of #theoyster where we ask our expert guests to share their pearls of wisdom about the Science Behind Better Business. Sandy Barker has been an educator in various roles for more than twenty years - across K-12, professional development and higher ed. She has also worked in tech, tourism, content development and editing and most recently has added published author to her CV. To find out more about Sandy and her debut novel One Summer in Santorini head to: You can also connect with Sandy on LinkedIn at:

  • The Oyster Rewind June-July Episode

    24/07/2019 Duración: 09min

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to never miss an episode of #theoyster where we ask our expert guests to share their pearls of wisdom about the Science Behind Better Business. Why am I so passionate about helping businesses succeed?   Every week I dedicate at least 8 hours to making my podcast show The Oyster with Lauren Kress possible.   Why?  Because I believe that conscious, evolved businesses that understand how to make their staff and their customers happier make the world a better place.  What do you think the role of business is in society?  A big thank you to all of our June & July guests for helping me make this podcast possible!   Stella Gianotto from Brands for Brands Agency on Byron Sharp's 2-part series How Brands Grow   Jessica Kinny from Kinny Legal for explaining how businesses can legally protect themselves   Adam Cox from 1gnition on how to reduce stress and live a happier life.   Brett Campbell from Claxon sharing the importance of cuttin

  • The Facilitative Chair with Robert Crowe

    19/07/2019 Duración: 01h04s

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast to never miss an episode of #theoyster where we ask our expert guests to share their pearls of wisdom about the Science Behind Better Business. Robert Crowe is the CEO of Leading for Purpose, he is a coach and mentor for non-profit chairs and boards looking to inspire change and lead their organisation to make a more purposeful impact. To find out more about Robert and the work he does you can head to his website: Or reach out to connect with him on LinkedIn:

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