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Fruitful Entrepreneurs - Female Founder Interview Series: Episode 1 with guest Dr Lillian Nejad

Episode 1: Increasing Your Impact and Scale through Technology with female founder, Dr Lillian Nejad

Host, Shelley Tilbrook, chats with female founder, Dr Lillian Nejad about her entrepreneur journey, her transition and expansion from Clinical Psychologist to online learning platform to app creator. She shares her insights, lessons, challenges as well as a few tips for entrepreneurs to manage their own mental health.

In this episode we talk about business expansion, partnerships, personal brands, thought leadership, business planning, mindfulness and more.

Dr. Lillian Nejad

Dr. Lillian Nejad is a clinical psychologist, author and founder of mental health platform, 'Skills for Life' and worry app, 'Contain Your Brain'. She has 25 years experience in a variety of settings including public mental health, universities, organisations and private practice empowering individuals and groups with accessible, practical, and scientifically-backed skills and strategies that help improve their mental health and well-being at home and at work.

In addition to her two books, she has recorded three albums of mindfulness and relaxation exercises and hosts the podcast, 'Life Skills for Leaders'.

Lillian is also an Australian Open superfan, sports photographer wannabe & a passionate supporter of the arts.

Mental Health Key statistics (Source: ABS)

  • Over two in five Australians aged 16-85 years (43.7% or 8.6 million people) had experienced a mental disorder at some time in their life

  • One in five (21.4% or 4.2 million people) had a 12-month mental disorder

  • Anxiety was the most common group of 12-month mental disorders (16.8% or 3.3 million people)

  • Almost two in five people (39.6%) aged 16-24 years had a 12-month mental disorder

In 2022, mental health topped the leading concerns of local SME owners and operators, with 31% ranking it as their highest immediate concern – up on 26% in both 2021 and 2020. Over the last 12 months, Australian SME operators have reported higher levels of stress, especially when compared to the start of the pandemic.

That makes this episode a must-watch / must-listen!
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Watch the Episode here

You can watch the interview video on YouTube or listen to the audio on Spotify.

The Fruitful Entrepreneurs Podcast

The Female Founder Series was created to raise the visibility of successful female entrepreneurs. Shelley Tilbrook hosts inspiring female founders to discuss their entrepreneur journey, challenges, lessons and success. We explore a range of business topics including purpose, leadership, scale, courage, mindset, mental health, technology and more.

Fruitful Entrepreneurs aims to increase the visibility of female leaders in business to inspire a limitless mindset to build your own blooming brand, unleash your femme power and leave a positive impact with a purpose-driven business.

More About Lillian's Businesses

Skills for Life -

Helping busy professionals worry less, reduce stress and get some rest.

Master your mind with science-backed skills & strategies that empower you to face life’s challenges so you can focus on what matters most.

Contain Your Brain app:

Worry Less. Live More.

With Contain Your Brain in your pocket, you’ll have the tools and tips you need to help you worry less and worry better.

Clinical Psychology Private Practice:

“Life Skills for Leaders” Podcast: Listen here
Mindfulness & Relaxation Collection on Spotify


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