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What an honour to join powerhouse entrepreneur Leslie Kuster for this chat about the power of beautiful design on our lives. Leslie is the author of Seven Keys to Seven Figures, founder and CEO of Back from Bali and a business mentor.

During our conversation we analyse two scenarios:

In scenario one a client decides to hire the designer for their vision and process, so what are some tips to choose the best designer for the project?

  • Examine their full portfolio;

  • check out their portfolio of suppliers and partners;

  • have them over for a home consultation.

In scenario two, the person decides to design the space on their own. So what are some of the steps to follow? This is where we got to chatting about the three 'jobs' our homes have:

  • be our soft place to fall at the end of each day, the place we always come back to;

  • surround us with the right feelings and memories every day _ how do you want to feel at home: organised? energised? calm? vibrant? How do we integrate meaningful pieces in our everyday lives?

  • points us in the direction we want to go in different aspects of our lives.

This show is for anyone that believes in authentic interiors and the power of looking inward before you look outward for design ideas. After all, the best, most successful interiors are the ones that tell the story and reflect the lifestyle of the people who live there. 

Thank you, Leslie, for the pleasure of this stimulating talk, a true luxury!

I am humbled to share this with you and grateful to Esther for believing that I have something of value to contribute to the topic of living without fear. 


If you’re like me, when you listen to someone else speak, you imagine what your own answers would have been to the same questions. So not only do you absorb information from the speaker, but you also gain some true insight into your own knowledge and beliefs. This is the introspective value of spiritual podcasts. They provide you with a lot of food for thought. 


In our conversation, Esther and I use my personal journey to touch on the following topics:

  • pivotal moments that define our direction in life;

  • transitioning from an academic career to a creative one;

  • how to recognise and use fear it to propel us forward;

  • a very easy technique to overcome fear drawing from our own personal experiences;

  • the greatest fear of all.


This dialogue got me thinking about the way other people would have answered the questions posed to me. If you have a listen, I’d love to hear some of your answers or any related comments you may have on the topic.


I dedicate this podcast episode to my friends and family that put up with me and my crazy ideas growing up; to my husband, for being the rock I can always lean on; to my best friend, for the hours she’s dedicated to me and my business; to my past and current clients, who continue to believe in my work; and to my children, who are my endless source of inspiration.


Dear Esther, thanks for this extraordinary opportunity and congratulations on your work empowering people to live without fear!

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