Welcome to Episode 48 of our podcast, Courageous Conversations, hosted by Leanne Pilkington.
In this episode, our guest is Chris Helder, international keynote speaker and best-selling author. He talks about moving to Australia for his start in real estate, how he transitioned to speaking and training, the process behind writing his best-selling books, how he has helped businesses with their challenges during COVID-19, what his own obstacles were when it came to travel for work, and his tips for shifting your chaos thinking to useful thinking.
00:30 – Moving to Australia and beginning a career in real estate
01:45 – From minor training sessions to a full-time coaching/speaking career
02:45 – Writing his first ever book, ‘Stop Selling’
04:00 – Books to date: chrishelder.com.au/publications
04:45 – The writing process with ‘Useful Belief’ and how different this was when he eventually wrote ‘The Simple Shift’ more recently.
06:15 – Helping businesses during COVID to see the opportunities around them
08:00 – Chris Helder’s own experience with the beginning of the pandemic
10:00 – Respecting everyone’s unique dealings with dire situations; grief is very much part of the process
11:50 – How Chris helps real estate agents deal with guilt and shame during these times; things have happened for a reason, they’re not at fault and they’re not alone.
13:50 – Leaving Melbourne and basing himself in Sydney during the Melbourne spikes
15:30 – Contact Chris at chrishelder.com.au for future speaking gigs
17:00 – Chris’ advice for people exposed to the latest headlines…’Melbourne’s in lockdown…is Sydney next?’