This Week On Radio Toni

Meet this week’s Special Guests & Co Hosts.

Each guest has a unique message to share with the world, please meet them below.

Annie Gibbins Toni TV

Co-Host Vanessa Hall

Dr. Vanessa Gipson Hall is an Information Technology (IT) professional who loves every aspect of the technology field. She is Vice President of Technology Project Management PNC Bank and the owner of CrossRoads Information Technology Group (IT Group).

Dr. Hall’s educational background includes a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology, MBA and PhD in Information Technology Management. Her certifications include (PMP) Project Management Professional and (CSM) Certified Scrum Master. She also serves on the Advisory Board for David W. Carter High School’s Academy of Information Technology and the Dallas ISD Industry Leadership Council.

Dr. Hall’s professional memberships include PMI – Project Management Institute, SCRUM Alliance, National Society of Leadership, and NAFE – National Association of Female Executives. She served as a technology guest speaker for events such as the OHUG National Conference 2015 Women in Technology and Washington State Federal Way School District mentoring students and staff in the area of STEM. She is the author of “The Impact of Global IT Outsourcing on U.S. employee morale” and “The Inner Win – the Guide to Advancing in STEM”.  Her knowledge in the area technology has afforded her the opportunity to travel to Europe, India, and around the United States leading technology initiatives for financial corporations. 

Dr. Hall is married with two children and three beautiful granddaughters and one adorable grandson. Her personal philosophy is God first, family second, and the remaining components of life will align. She strongly believes faith and endurance are key factors in obtaining goals and exceeding expectations. She loves to read, write, dance, listen to music, and enjoy motorcycle rides.


Annie Gibbins Toni TV

Co-Host Annie Gibbins

Annie Gibbins is a passionate and purpose-driven ‘Fempreneur’ – a CEO, of Global Women’s Empowerment Coach, Podcast Host, Speaker, and #1 Best Selling Author.
As Founder of The Women’s Business Incubator, Life by Design, and Women Collaborating Globally, Annie is a digital powerhouse helping to push the limits of what is truly possible.

Annie is positioned as one of Australia’s leading voices for women in business. As G100 Australia Country Chair – Equity & Equality and Top Women’s Change Maker 2021, her passion for gender equality is unwavering when it comes to excelling the potential of the female workforce. Annie is driven by dismantling the glass ceiling and removing the invisible barriers to success that many women come up against in their business and life journey.

With three university degrees under her belt, Annie is now a go-to inspirational speaker globally, for women leaders in business. As a keynote speaker at the ‘Lady America Power Conference: Barriers and Bias, The Status of Women in Leadership’ in 2021, Annie shared the power behind unlocking the visibility of female entrepreneurs around the globe. This
prestigious event celebrated women internationally, heralding the importance of women in leadership. In 2021 Graced covers and wrote articles for books and magazines including 1 Habit Leadership, I am Woman Global, Success, Hoinser, W Magazine, Mo2Vate.

Co-Host Michelle Castle

More than 20 years ago Feng Shui was brought to my attention, as it rapidly gained momentum and interest in the west. Like many, I read about the subject. Friends had their homes healed and my curiosity flourished. A Feng Shui consultant came to my home with pen in hand. I followed her around as she instructed on colours, furniture placement, and an assortment of symbolism. Red needed to be removed from a wall, furniture directions needed adjustment, Jade and Cumquat plants were to be placed at doors, mirrors and pictures re-homed, salt went in certain spots, crystals hung to redirect energy and the list went on. The thought of a change in luck stimulated interest and desire. I was in a tailspin – amazed – this was an exciting new venture and a great excuse for an upskill, and unbeknown to me, also a change in my life direction.

I loved my hills home which taught me so much about Feng Shui, energy, and relationships, but it was only the start. Since then I have successfully navigated the Feng Shui industry for over 20 years, mastering a deep understanding of the multi-layered science of practice. 

I have taught Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, and Metaphysical Studies for Silk Road’s Asian Studies at Curtin University and worked extensively on interiors, renovations, and with emerging businesses and established enterprises. Through many years of practicing and consulting I became an author and public speaker and now bring my wealth of knowledge and experience to this new Feng Shui series. You will start with simple steps and tips to begin your own journey and learn to master the energy of space within your home and environment.

This is the book I wished had started my adventure! Welcome to the revolution and world of Feng Shui.

Co-Host Mario Bekes

My goal is to show you how to conduct a successful investigation in the workplace. This will include workers compensation claims, internal or external fraud, internal or external theft, and as well how to protect your reputation and to analyse your competitors.

In my experience, there is nothing worse than worrying about how the investigation is conducted and how this investigation will impact the company’s reputation with the additional loss of customers and to how to manage whistleblowers.

Over the past 30 years I have conducted various types of investigation in government sectors, department of
defense, department of foreign affairs, corporate and insurance sector in Australia and overseas applying my knowledge, expertise, academic research, and training in investigative intelligence and investigative-interviewing

With proven investigative techniques and strategies from our analytical internal systems, you can stop worrying
about the next investigation, insurance claim, intellectual property theft, industrial espionage and whistleblowers in
your organisation.

Olajoké Amosun

Olajoké is the founder of The Nourished Hands Company, a lifestyle brand experience for busy women who want to self-care with high-quality, non-toxic, all-in-one nail treatments. 

As well as starting her own brand in 2019, Olajoké is currently leading a marketing team at Birch and Waite a producer of premium sauces and dressing for the Australian Food Service industry.  

Over the span of her career as a Food Technologist, Innovation and consumer Insights specialist, Olajoké gained invaluable experience in the Australian Food Manufacturing and Quick Service Restaurant industries in Australia and the UK and was fortunate enough to live and work in Naples, Italy as a Nutritional Advisor for an NGO supporting sexually trafficked women assimilate back into society

In addition to being a strategist, business consultant and mentor, Olajoké has many diverse interests and skills, most notably representing KFC on a TVC brand campaign that aired for 6 months on Prime time in 2017 and being awarded the best digital ad award for her role in creating the KFC Secret Menu in 2020.

Brett Bishop


Brett is passionate about spreading light on these worthy topics:

Childhood abuse
Growing up gay in the Mormon religion
Finding my way to be a proud gay man

Wendy Marquenie

Life’s journey as a mother, wife, career person, author and business owner encouraged a deep desire to leave a legacy, something to be valued by generations to come.

As early as I can remember, I have always had a passion and excitement for dance, and dancing from the age of 6 years, I received many accolades, including a dance scholarship at 9 years of age in both tap and ballet.  Through study and application, I experienced the joy and satisfaction of qualifying as a Latin and Ballroom Dance Teacher and Adjudicator, teaching all ages from 6 to 80.

But life at times presents challenges and offers opportunities for a completely different journey.

Due to illness, in 2016, I read a book that would change the direction of my life.  This book ‘You Were Born Rich’ was written by Bob Proctor.  Why did it change my life? I was confronted by questions and asked myself, “What is life really?” And “Who Am I?” and others along those lines.

The next few years were filled with studying, learning, attending seminars, trying to understand this material that I found so fascinating and exhilarating.  I was learning about myself and what makes me tick.  After attending one of the seminars, I wrote my first book “How to Change Your Life in Six Days” followed by “Big Girl’s Pants”.  Both books reflecting on the information I was learning and focusing on bringing out your inner genius to achieve and succeed in life.

What if our young children had this information that empowered them on their journey of self-discovery?    For this reason, I wrote The Genius Books. They empower children to understand thoughts, and nurture enthusiasm to create a happy life. 

The Genius Books also introduce these lovely characters to inspire children (including the ‘adult children’) with enquiring minds to imagine, dream, achieve and succeed.  Learning a way to think, develop self-belief and confidence delivers a world of possibilities to create bright and happy futures.  This is my legacy for future generations. Understanding Mindset is essential for everything we do in life and we are never too young (or too old) to tap into our inner genius.

Life is an incredible journey.  Just one decision in your life can change your destiny, just like it did for me. 

Make your best decision and you can:

Experience it     –     Believe it    –     Do it     –     Love it 

Cathy Dimarchos

Cathy Dimarchos is a Global business advisor and an award-winning Mentor. She is an indefatigable philanthropist, TedX speaker and author who is future focused and works from her place of GENIUS to actualise goals and dreams for people in business and personally. She is known as the Alchemist in business.

Her company, Solutions2you was born from her passion to serve and to create sustainable impact.  She is highly sought after all over the world as a professional advisor and motivational voice with more than three decades of experience and dedicates her time to sharing knowledge that combines people, business and situational skills to deliver tangible tools and skills.

Her values take centre stage and business becomes honest and expressive as she helps people be comfortable with being uncomfortable, unlearn patterns that don’t serve them and helps them step forward with clarity that will enable them to reach their goals.


Natasa Denman

Natasa Denman is The Ultimate 48 Hour Author. A highly sought-after professional speaker (CSP accredited), coach, and mentor, Natasa is a 14-time published author and creator of the game-changing business model, Ultimate 48 Hour Author.  She has helped over 600 solopreneurs become first-time published authors in 15 different countries around the world including Australia, USA, UAE, and Canada.

Three years ago, Natasa also founded her own publishing company, Ultimate World Publishing and her authors are now writing their second and third books. 

Appearing in all major media outlets across Australia including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Review, and The Age, Natasa is changing the way people do business in Australia and the world.  She now runs multiple 7-figure businesses with her husband and 3 children from home having pivoted the business from an offline to a highly successful online model during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Natasa Denman

Natasa Denman is The Ultimate 48 Hour Author. A highly sought-after professional speaker (CSP accredited), coach, and mentor, Natasa is a 14-time published author and creator of the game-changing business model, Ultimate 48 Hour Author.  She has helped over 600 solopreneurs become first-time published authors in 15 different countries around the world including Australia, USA, UAE, and Canada.

Three years ago, Natasa also founded her own publishing company, Ultimate World Publishing and her authors are now writing their second and third books. 

Appearing in all major media outlets across Australia including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Review, and The Age, Natasa is changing the way people do business in Australia and the world.  She now runs multiple 7-figure businesses with her husband and 3 children from home having pivoted the business from an offline to a highly successful online model during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Justin Breen

BrEpic Communications LLC is guided by Justin Breen, who has 20+ years in the media business, has won dozens of editing and writing awards, and is an author of countless viral stories. BrEpic will write clicky stories that highlight you or your business, and find the right pitch for multiple media outlets. Let BrEpic build your brand with creative content and successful pitches to mainstream media today.

Andrew Stotz

Dr. Andrew Stotz, CFA
CEO, A. Stotz Investment Research

Andrew is the CEO of A. Stotz Investment Research, which helps clients create, grow, measure, and protect value, and the co-founder of CoffeeWORKS – Thailand’s leading B2B specialty coffee roaster. He served two terms as President of CFA Society Thailand and during his investment banking career and was voted the #1 financial analyst in Thailand.

Andrew is also the Worst Podcast host of My Worst Investment Ever podcast, the #1 risk-management podcast that helps future generations reduce their investment risks by learning through the stories of others.

In addition to his three decades in the financial industry and teaching finance, Andrew has written four books and six online courses. Among them, – the world’s #1 practical valuation online course.

Rizza Villaflor

My name is Rizza Villaor and I am the founder of Pililokal (Pili), which literally means “choose local”. I have been working in the events and marketing industry since I launched my first start-up in 2017. After completing my MBA in New York during the height of the pandemic, I created this one-stop-shop of exclusively Filipino products in the spirit of not just uplifting the lives of local makers but also helping them promote their work online. 

A comprehensive e-commerce platform for the Filipino market is an opportunity that caught my attention when I founded Pili. I formed the company through personal connections with people who would be handling the different departments needed for the development of the website. 

I also reached out to family and friends to help me launch this project. A team of Filipino individuals is driving this company from the funding stage to the nitty-gritty details. Our dream was made possible by a group of people working together overseas and locally with a common objective.

Vince Warnock

Vince Warnock is an award-winning Marketing and Visibility coach, author, and host of the Chasing the Insights podcast. 

An ex-radio announcer with 20+ years in marketing. Vince has been presented with numerous awards including being included in the Fearless50, a program designed by Adobe to recognize the top 50 marketers in the world who drive bold, fearless marketing and digital transformation. 

Previously the CMO at Cigna, Vince has founded multiple companies including the Chasing the Insights Academy where he empowers entrepreneurs and business owners to get seen and grow an impactful and profitable business they can be proud of.

Thomas Russell

Elliot is nature’s PR guy and number 1 fan.

He started a global environmental charity spanning 110 countries and has gone on to create five-hit podcasts, design TV formats for US and UK broadcasts, write the bestselling book, Human Nature: How to be a Better Animal, and grace stages from Davos to Seoul, Dhaka to Sydney, Glasgow to Jaipur to Marseilles.

He’s been to all four corners of the world and generally made an oyster of it- playing housemaid for hedgehogs and having picnics with parrots, buttering up bandicoots and doting on ducklings, hiding from hyenas, leaping away from leopards and vacuuming vulture vomit amongst, I suspect, much else.

Thomas Russell

Thomas A. Russell is a former editor of a national magazine and freelance writer for several magazines. He has written a dramatic heartfelt and impactful book, “Finding Your True North: A Bullied Teen’s Journey of Hope,” depicting a life of an oppressed teen who grows weary of being bullied all the time. Running away to an unfamiliar town, the teen discovers many life-altering events from the townspeople that will directly affect how he lives his life. Being exposed to these five core values, sacrifice, integrity, responsibility, respect, and courage, he grows self-confidence. 

Finding Your True North is about a young boy who is relentlessly bullied, causing him to have no sense of worth. By meeting different characters in this book, he learns about these core values: sacrifice, courage, integrity, respect, and responsibility to build up his self-esteem…

Nowhere Man is about an egotistical and domineering insurance executive who treats people poorly. Through a set of circumstances, he gets amnesia and finds himself living among the homeless community. It’s a revealing story about how a person can have it all, Lise it all, and himself to redeem yourself.

My journey of writing my first book at 52 happened because I got tired of giving up on my dreams, just when I got to the precipice of nishing what I started. As a result, I have changed the trajectory of my life by living by the credo of “What’s Next!”

Jem Fuller

Jem Fuller coaches and facilitates for CEOs and senior leaders across government, private, and Not for Profit sectors. He helps develop more mindful and conscious leaders with healthier workplace cultures.

Jem is also the founding director and facilitator of his own international leadership retreat company. He takes leaders away on Conscious Leader programs to the remote Indian Himalaya, Bali, the Kimberley, and Costa Rica.

Past Experience:

Jem has led a very colourful life. From years of barefoot backpacking around the Indian subcontinent to senior leader with a multi-national company, he has been to the extremes.

Jem has worked as a Reflexologist, Chinese Masseuse, Reiki Practitioner, kindergarten teacher in Asia, a global tattooist, fire dancer, motorcycle courier, actor, singer/songwriter, travel consultant, and prior to commencing his coaching practice, in senior corporate leadership.

Education: Jem completed high school at Xavier College, Melbourne, and has since studied various healing arts, Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Human Behavioural Profiling.

Kelly Van Nelson

Kelly Van Nelson is the #1 bestselling poet and author of six books, originally from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, now living in Australia. Her contemporary poems, short stories, and articles have featured in numerous international publications and she is a prominent media figure, regularly appearing on radio and television discussing current issues prevalent in society. Her poetic Tedx talk, titled, Abandon Superwoman on Krypton, attracted over 100k views and explores how to manage competing priorities and the convergence of work, family and creativity to live one authentic life. She is represented by The Newman Agency.

Graffiti Lane, her powerful debut poetry collection, showcased at the London Book Fair and became an instant bestseller, raising awareness and influencing change around bullying, domestic violence, mental health, and suicide. Her second poetry book, Punch and Judy, is a #1 bestseller, shining a spotlight on turbulent love and domestic violence and her third bestseller, Retrospective, delves into the underbelly of urban life and the power of resilience. Her books are frequently gifted to television celebrities, music icons, and Hollywood Oscar nominees and winners. She is also the author of Rolling in the Mud, a short story collection, and her first fiction novel, The Pinstripe Prisoner, is due for publication in 2022.

Kelly is the recipient of a KSP First Edition Fellowship, an AusMumpreneur ‘Big Idea – Changing the World’ Gold Award winner for her creative use of the literary word as an antibullying advocate, and a double Roar Success Award winner for Best Book (Graffiti Lane) and Most Powerful Influencer. She is also a 2020 Telstra Businesswoman Award Finalist and CEO Magazine Managing Director of the Year finalist.

Kelly is also the mum of two children, wife of her soulmate of more than two decades, and Managing Director on the executive board of a global organisation. In the spare time that she doesn’t have, you can find her hanging out on the open mic performing poetry. In short, she is a juggler – 

Kate Osborne

In Australia, in early 2008, the origins of KOKO Matrix were started by a University of Queensland Psychology graduate, and founder of KOKO Matrix, Kate Osborne.

Over the past decade, legal, marketing, finance, sales, HR, production, and distribution specialists, dug deep, collaboratively developing the hard questions needed to carefully address over 360 key business parameters within each of the primary 64 overlapping operational sectors in an 8×8 matrix.

The resulting matrix, the KOKO Matrix, has become the core foundation of the KOKO Matrix Quality Assurance Framework. The KOKO Matrix Quality Assurance Framework ensures answers to carefully crafted questions are identified, recorded, and addressed efficiently and effectively by highly trained Leadership Managers. The KOKO Matrix creates successful, compassionate leaders and resilient organisations.

Diana Smith

Diana who is a qualified Education Assistant has written these two Children’s books. One is My Grateful Book which is being grateful for the little things in life, and My Welcome book celebrates the unique abilities of each child and self-empowerment.

Matthew Caruana

With the dark cloud of depression and negative thoughts dwelling deep within, it wasn’t until a newfound purpose would be to completely eliminate all thoughts and feelings of Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide. Questions about self-worth and self-image were now replaced with a sense of purpose and a reason to live. I had found my calling and realised I could help others to find theirs.

It was at that moment, I had realised that what I thought was the worst thing to ever happen in my life was now the one thing I was most grateful for. If it wasn’t for everything in my past, I wouldn’t have been in the position I was in, where I am now able to inspire individuals of all ages to see and sense their true worth and potential.

I look back in complete appreciation for every moment in my life as there were always lessons and something to be grateful for in times of triumph and failure, joy and sorrow. As an International Speaker on a Multitude of Topics, through personal and professional experience, I have come to learn the keys people are missing to unlocking a life that contains long-term happiness, passion and purpose, gratitude, resilience, and great relationships. With that, having actionable steps for people to achieve this in their lives.

Daniel Tolson

Daniel’s goal is to help you Accelerate and Multiply your Results!

Daniel Tolson has served as a consultant to more than 15,000 companies and
individuals throughout Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland, and both North and South America.

‘As a business influencer, he impacts millions of people each year. He has studied, researched, written, and spoken for 20 years on the topics of time management, goal setting, strategic planning, sales iQ, business model innovation, and emotional
intelligence. Daniel is considered the world’s Number One business coach specializing in Emotional Intelligence, with over 5,500 case studies into emotional intelligence in the past three years alone. He has written and produced more than 250 audio and video learning programs, which have influenced business owners all around the world, including: Mental Detox, Total Emotional Mastery, and Win Sales Now!

Daniel speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Emotional and
Social Intelligence, including the executives and staff of many of Australia’s largest
corporations. His interactive talks and seminars on Selling with Emotional intelligence, Business Model Innovation, Time Management, and The Psychology of Success bring about immediate improvements in productivity, performance, and output. Prior to
founding his company, The Tolson Institute, Daniel was a leader of 17,000 cabin crew for Emirates Airlines. He has had successful careers in real estate sales and marketing, Pawnbroking, Second Hand Dealing, a former Australian Champion Wakeboarder, and eXtreme Games Competitor.

He has conducted high-level consulting assignments with many billion-dollar-plus
corporations in emotional intelligence and business model innovation. Daniel has
traveled and worked in over 100 countries on six continents and lives in both Taiwan
and Australia.

He is happily married with two children.

Karen Connell

Born in Los Angeles, California, raised in the desert community of Newberry Springs, Karen returned to the city for college. Attended UCLA majoring in economics and minoring in history. Survived severe domestic violence and used her experience to become an award-winning speaker as a community educator. She had numerous local and national television appearances speaking about her harrowing experience and using her platform to speak out against domestic violence.

She went on to lobby with a coalition of advocates for the first domestic violence training law in California. Served along with other advocates and law enforcement officials on the State Attorney General’s task force to create a law enforcement training manual then trained L.A.P.D. Served on the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Council Recruited to create a domestic violence advocate program in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office which is now a special unit.

Is also a Reiki Master, a Certified Hypnotherapist with a master’s in Therapeutic Imagery, and an EFT (emotional freedom technique) practitioner.

Michele Blood

Michele Blood is a successful, multi-talented lady. Michele was a rock singer in Australia and after a near-fatal car accident, she created positive Affirmation Songs which not only healed her body but also took her to worldwide success. These Affirmation songs affect the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Lyrics, the left hemisphere, and melody and music, the right hemisphere so the new, positive messages go straight to the subconscious mind. This is why millions of people worldwide have downloaded her Affirmation Power songs. These songs cover healing, success, money, joy, confidence and they uplift the person immediately. In addition to creating Magnet To Success™ products and seminars worldwide, her public Mystical Success Events have been held in over 26 countries. Michele has co-written and created over 80 books, music CDs, audio programs, TV shows, and videos on positive thought, mind transformation, and meditation. 

Michele has appeared in hundreds of podcasts, radio shows, and magazines globally. After many years of meditation Michele’s Kundalini awakened and transformed her consciousness. Michele now teaches others how to live a Successful Life and experience Divine Oneness. Her Mystical Experience webinars and live streams have assisted people globally to transform their lives to the positive. Through her Teachings, Prayers, and Light Transmissions people awaken and experience what they say is the impossible. They awaken to their true purpose and begin their path to Enlightenment. She has shared the stage and worked with Bob Proctor, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield, and many other transformational Authors and Teachers. Her latest book is The Magic Of Affirmation Power and her latest album is Create Miracles: Positive Affirmation Songs To harmonize your Mind and Life.

Sally Newman

Sally Newman is an award-winning lm producer.

  • Finalist 2020 WA MADE Film Festival
  • Best Producer Focus in Ability International Film Festival 2019 and 2020
  • Also an award-winning Poet, PERTH Slam Winner August 2021 the third place in WA State Nationals 2021

Recently I was described as a professional storyteller, which I loved, because ever since I can remember I have written stories and poetry. Writing has been my ‘place’.  Over the years I have been so fortunate to extend my craft into being a wedding celebrant, journaling teacher,  accredited play writer and emerging filmmaker, living with multiple sclerosis, and making the most out of the good days.

Yes, I am a storyteller but I am also a Mum, a daughter, a friend, a lover, and a creator. My favorite gift ever is the gift of time and I am so blessed to share my time and my stories with others.

My professional portfolio includes award-winning plays, Fringe World Festival Seasons 2016 -2021 International Film Festival finalist, Best Producer Award, and recognition for creating productions with all-inclusiveness across, ability, gender, sexual and cultural diversity.


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