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Rebecca is the Co-Founder and CEO of The Institute for Couples in Business. Bec is also trusty wife to husband and business partner Ed, and mum to Samuel, 4, and Charles, 2. For the past seven years Bec has been working with business owners, and her Super Powers include making complex problems simple, creating strong connections, and motivating teams by building kick-arse culture. Bec is also author of #1 best-seller Lead-The-Ship and hosts popular podcast Boardrooms & Bedrooms.

How to Have a Fight

By Rebecca Plant

When I realised this episode would fall on Valentine’s Day, I almost changed the topic. Being the day of all things LOVE, a podcast about How To Have a Successful Fight seemed a bit ill-timed.   But when I thought more deeply, I decided that the BEST thing I could do for you today was […]

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3 Challenges to Balanced Growth

By Rebecca Plant

Balance and Growth. They are the two things that most couples who work together want the most. The concept to getting it is simple: you need to move out of a Reactive Strategy and into a Proactive one.  You need to set aligned goals and then have a hands-on Battle Plan to make those things […]

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Balanced Growth Challenges

By Rebecca Plant

It’s time to make the shift from a REACTIVE growth plan (read: hard), to a PROACTIVE growth strategy (read: easy). The concept is simple. You can either set some goals and react ad-hoc and work at it by yourselves.  This requires setting very aligned direction to keep you both satisfied, connected and on-track without tension. […]

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The 9 Steps to Make Goals Stick

By Rebecca Plant

New Year’s resolutions. Who makes them? More importantly, who makes them stick? A Forbes article I read said studies have shown less than 25 percent of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days — and only 8 percent accomplish them. The article goes on to talk about how resolutions won’t get […]

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Be Like a Journo in your Relationship

By Rebecca Plant

I was at a BBQ the other day and a friend asked me: “Did they teach you how to ask questions at Journo school?” She’s a new friend, so just becoming familiar with my inquisitive nature. But the short answer is ‘No’. They didn’t teach me to ask questions.  What they did do, was teach […]

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Best of 2018: Let Go To Grow

By Rebecca Plant

This month we’re revisiting our three most popular podcasts from 2018 — our first year on the air waves. Coming in at Number 2 is Let Go To Grow — aka, Stop being a Control Freak. I’m active in a lot of groups (including the Couples in Business Facebook Group) where couples share the challenges […]

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Best of 2018: What to Focus on in a Crisis

By Rebecca Plant

Welcome to our FIRST episode for 2019! I hope wherever this finds you in the world, you’re feeling rested, relaxed and ready to absolutely ramp up your results. Over the next three weeks, I’m going to be revisiting our most popular podcasts from 2018, our first year on air, starting with the show that Ed […]

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The Business Balancer — How To Make It Easy

By Rebecca Plant

Today’s episode is the second in our two-part training series ‘The Together Business Balancer – how to fix your broken business’ – and our FINAL episode for 2018! It’s been a huge year for Ed and I, our two boys and our businesses. The Business League — the business we DO together on the Gold […]

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The Business Balancer — Why It’s Hard

By Rebecca Plant

Today’s episode is the first in a special two-part series on the uniqueness of being a couple in business — starting with Why It’s Hard. It’s a bit different to our usual episodes because someone else is asking the questions! That someone is Matt Jones from popular tradie podcast, The Site Shed. The audio for […]

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The Super Power of Two

By Rebecca Plant

Today’s guests are leadership consultants and newlyweds Dot Yam and Tiffany Baxter, who live in Sydney’s lovely northern beaches. Married in April after a three-year courtship, Dot and Tiffany are also in business together. They offer motivational seminars and leadership programs teaching people how to know and care for themselves in order to become better […]

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Single focus creates faster success

By Rebecca Plant

Welcome to today’s Superpower Secret Session where we hack how to create a single focus to get faster results. All our podcasts are built to deliver a sense of being to you – an awareness that you are not alone in the complicatedness of being a couple in business.  But these particular sessions, with Ed […]

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Your 1-Page Marketing Plan

By Rebecca Plant

Welcome to today’s Superpower Secret Session: The 1-Page Marketing Plan. Today’s episode is inspired by our last conversation with marketing and podcasting guru Ronsley Vaz, who honed in on the ducks that couples must get in line before any marketing can get off the ground. You can listen to that conversation here: https://www.instituteforcouplesinbusiness.com/podcast-ronsley-vaz/ Marketing is […]

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Your marketing roadmap

By Rebecca Plant

Marketing can be a really challenging aspect of running a couple-led business…. Who’s the face or the voice? What’s your message? What channels are you going to use to deliver that message? And who’s got the time for Facebook live videos when there are a million other things to get done in a day!!! If […]

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Collect more cash before Christmas

By Rebecca Plant

All of our podcasts are built to deliver a sense of being to you, an awareness that you are not alone in the complicatedness of being a couple in business. But these particular sessions — what we call Superpower Secret Sessions — are designed to deal with the problems we support others to overcome every […]

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How to get more holidays

By Rebecca Plant

We’re coming to you today from a small island off the coast of Townsville, North Queensland, where there is not much to do except beach, walk and relax. We love it so much and know that when we need to completely break free from our everyday life, this is where we come. But our chill […]

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Knowing Your Market

By Rebecca Plant

Anyone who has ever lead a charge in anything – by that, I mean been the first person to do something, whether that be dance at a party, vote in a particular way, or introduce a concept to a room of people – knows that it can be a little daunting.  But, if you are […]

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Balancing Growth

By Rebecca Plant

It’s a pleasure to have you here with Ed and I for today’s SuperPower Secrets Session: Balancing Growth. Our aim for these sessions is to make your life easier through the experiential learning of others, triggered by my conversations with our guests. The strategies and tactics we’re going to share today have been tried and […]

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