I'm all about the moments
Moments change lives. Moments inspire. Moments motivate. Moments connect people to possibility. Moments birth courage and leaps of faith.
A moment can be all you need to catapult you forward into a new beginning and many such moments arrive when you're listening to a story.
That's when a Next Chapter can begin
In my core presentations, I share how entrepreneurs and business owners can move through the Next Chapter Change Cycle, navigating doubt, embracing more purposeful work and combining strategy, skills and self-worth for sustainable success.
I’ve spoken at networking events, on Telesummits, at conferences and tradeshows and I host the Your Next Chapter Podcast which has over 130 episodes on iTunes. I’m most often described by clients and colleagues as wholehearted - energetic, inspiring, engaging and vibrant with an ability to break the big picture down into pieces of definitive possibility. A-ha moments are common!
How is my story a catalyst for new possibilities?
We can all become stuck, in ways of thinking, ways of working, and ways of living that just don't work for us anymore.
The ripple effects of operating below your potential are significant.
You can become unmotivated and despondent, and your performance at work drops. You begin to lose connection with your family and friends. Your creativity and energy are depleted. Your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing suffers. Your self-talk deteriorates and you may even turn to a whole host of numbing behaviours that lead to self-sabotage and sometimes even more dangerous places.
In addition to your personal malaise, the world is missing out on benefiting from the contribution you are uniquely designed to make when you are fully connected to your values and value, inspired to step up and make your voice heard.
So I am committed to providing the inspiration, tools and practices that unlock self-belief and fuel the desire for growth and change because...
I know how being stuck and despondent feels
In 2003, after a corporate career in marketing, events and sponsorships, I launched a marketing agency from my dining room table and grew it to the point where I bought an office and had a small and talented team of staff, contractors and suppliers taking care of clients in three states. I stuck with this business model way beyond when it was fulfilling for me and faced burnout. I wrestled mightily with the notions of failure versus choice before I finally decided to shift from consulting to mentoring - and I have never looked back.
Lessons I share: Identity, overcoming fear and doubt, Decision Making, Self- awareness, Values, Strengths, the power of curiosity, developing self-belief
In the midst of this journey, I finally faced and beat a serious addiction that had been keeping me emotionally numb with a fierce inner critic for a very l long time. With determination and a 12-step program, I’ve been happily sober since 2006."
Lessons I share: Dealing with shame and judgment, taming your inner critic, change and growth, asking for help, the value of community, changing the narrative, resilience
Most recently, an unexpected ADHD diagnosis at the age of 53 has led me to medication and strategies to better tame, understand and make the most of the power of my highly creative but rather impulsive brain.
Lessons I share: Neurodiversity strengths, self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion, love of learning, time and self-management
I intimately understand the power of reconnecting to your innate worthiness to manage change and develop resilience: when you’re anchored in the value you create, you can readily access confidence, courage, flexibility, creativity and resilience, all essential and valuable skills for our turbulent times and reaching for that somewhat elusive notion of "full potential".
Feedback on my presentations from event organisers and attendees are below
My core topics are:
- The Next Chapter Model of Change - moving from deliberation to doing
- The Business of Confidence - escaping Imposter Syndrome and the Comparison Trap
- Building Resilience through Self-Worth Reconnection - it's never a question of are you worthy, only how will you express your worth
- Positive Goal Setting - how to set goals that guarantee inspired action
I share the steps you can take in stories of moving from:
- From should to could
- From obligation to contribution
- From doubt and comparison to self-belief and purpose
- From perhaps I can to yes, I know I can.
Speaking & interview snapshot
I'm the creator and host of the Your Next Chapter Podcast, with 130+ interviews and solo shows and 30 five star reviews. I've also hosted my own Business Network, 15+ Business Retreats and many of my own workshops and events as well as having been invited to present, moderate and be interviewed in many places including:
- Setting up for Success - Chatswood Digital and Creative Hub
- Writing your Next Chapter - Nothing but the words Podcast - USA
- Making peace with your Inner Critic - Flex Body, Northbridge
- Wholehearted Business Marketing - Professional Organisers of Australia Sydney Conference
- Your Wholehearted Life - Knox Grammar, Wahroonga
- Your Next Chapter - Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Lunch and Bubbles
- The Business of Confidence - Women in Business Breakfast event
- Wholehearted Marketing - Davis Dyslexia Annual Australian Conference
- Making Peace with your Inner Critic - Business in Heels
- The Business of Connection - Avery Conference
- Small Business Marketing - NSW Business Chamber
- Your Next Chapter Live - 2-day conference - my own event
- Conscious Confidence with Sarah Mane - Podcast Interview
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Feedback from those who have seen me speak
The best way to describe Angela on stage is charismatic, passionate, articulate, empowering and inspiring!!! What a force of brilliance she is when she speaks of women, our journey and creating life changing choices. She is someone who walks her talk and the proof is in the incredible insights she is able to draw on…
I had the privilege recently of hearing Angela speak at our Association Conference. Her presentation was so heartfelt and honest and she was able to connect with each person in the audience as if she was having a one-on-one conversation with them. Angela’s Navigation Principles are what every business owner needs to hear and, when…
At our last event we had Angela come along and join us and share her story and some of her golden tools to help empower women to move in the direction they desire.
Her manner was so incredibly warm and nurturing yet at the same time firm and honest. The perfect combination.
Women often don’t acknowledge their true value, even though they achieve so much and are the heart of our families. Here at Knox Grammar, we engaged Angela to deliver her ‘Your Wholehearted Life – stepping into emotional freedom” presentation as part of a philanthropic initiative to empower women within our school community.
Angela’s presentation was outstanding.
The presentation was just amazing. Angela spoke my language and her message was very loud and clear – marketing is not all about spending money. The presentation was packed with information, tips and thought provoking ideas. I came away so energised – in just two short hours, I became determined to get out of my…
Without a doubt your presentation was the highlight of the symposium and everyone, even the less adventurous in the group, had glowing praise for the ideas, motivation and call to action you introduced us to.
Your knowledge, understanding and empathy of not only small business but busy working mothers wearing many hats, enabled many participants to consider the marketing mix they currently use and how they could integrate some of your ideas into their business while being mindful of their financial and time restraints.
I recently attended a Business in Heels Networking Event and had the great thrill of hearing Angela Raspass speaking about Whole Hearted Conversations and Making Peace with your Inner Critic.
Now before anyone thinks this is all tie died crushed velvet and patchouli incense, you must know that Angela has a solid and successful background in small business marketing so her talk is geared towards the small business owner or woman who is at a critical point in her life where she is asking “Is this it?”
Angela recently presented at my client’s business networking event and she inspired the women in the audience to really embrace clarity and purpose for their business.
Her presentation shifted their whole understanding of business and marketing, inspiring us with the idea of designing and promoting a wholehearted business model that serves and fulfils you as well as your clients.
The topic of lack of Self-worth has plagued many people over the years and I felt the pull to have her shine her light and learnings around this for our team. The session was so useful – Angela did not only impact the work space, she also covered their areas of life beyond work.
I had the pleasure of attending Angela’s presentation at the Knox Grammar School about 2 years ago. When the event was publicized I was immediately drawn to the initiative of empowering women in the community. Angela’s messages were simple, precise and empowering – I felt her presentation was directed right to me!
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Thank you Angela! Your words resonate in a place deep within - loving walking this path of self discovery and self compassion.
Inspiring, motivating, confirmation of my own perceptions. Coming here today has been a small step on my own journey to self discovery.
Thank you! Wonderful, holistic approach with practical advice. So good to see you sharing the message at a local level. Thank you for sharing your story.
I enjoyed your talk. Can feel your passion. Appreciate your honesty. Applaud your action.
I really enjoyed your talk. I was definitely meant to be here today.
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I can also develop a tailored keynote or extend my topics into hands-on one and two day workshops.