PepTalks Byron Bay, 9 June 2017
$60.00 inc GST
Positive events to inspire, inform and uplift.
Brought to you by Peppermint magazine, PepTalks features speakers from the pages of Peppermint and beyond who are making a difference in the world. Sharing the highs and lows of their journey, along with their most inspirational tales and how-tos, these speakers are sure to leave you feeling inspired and empowered. Come along, make authentic connections and go home feeling refreshed and a little more positive about the world. Let’s hear it for evenings with meaning!
Don’t miss our first ever Byron Bay PepTalks event on Friday 9 June 2017. Emma and Tom Lane, co-owners of The Farm, will kick the night off by sharing their philosophy of ‘Grow, Feed, Educate’ before we welcome James Bartle, founding CEO of social enterprise fashion brand Outland Denim and Angela Simson, health and happiness coach, writer, speaker and creator of The Gratitude Project blog.
We hope you’ll join us!
DATE: Friday 9th June
ARRIVE: 5-6:30pm (for networking) – talks begin 7pm sharp
COST: $70 ($60 for early birds – only available until 14th April 2017, so get in quick!)
Includes a glass of wine on arrival and light refreshments during interval (cash bar also available). Allpress Espresso will be there for your coffee cravings, serving the best tasting coffee around sourced from top grade Arabica beans from sustainable farms across the world. Please feel free to arrive a little early, unwind and get to know everyone. During the break there’ll be sweet treats, and you’ll receive a gift bag with ethical goodies to keep the good vibes going long after the event!
We’ll also be running The Peppermint Pitch – a one-minute opportunity for three audience members to share their life-changing concept for a creative, sustainable or social business – with the audience favourite set to receive $300 from magazine and a feature on our blog to help promote that vision. If this is of interest, be sure to leave a note in the comments section when you book!
Angela Simson – The Gratitude Project
Looking to cultivate more happiness and gratitude in your daily life? Gold Coast-based Angela Simson has a few tricks up her sleeves. The health and happiness coach, writer and speaker is the creator of The Gratitude Project blog which inspires thousands of women to step into their light and live their best life. She’s written ebooks 30 Days of Self Care and The Gratitude Transformation and has added cacao-filled joy to many kitchens with her recipe book Treat Your Tastebuds. Through her time as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Angela has coached dozens of women through her private coaching practice and hundreds more with her online program.
Angela is one hundred percent committed to giving women the tools to completely change their lives through small acts of gratitude, tweaks in nourishing their bodies and the power to create what they desire in their relationships, career and personal lives. Gratitude turns what we have into enough – sometimes we just need to clear the fog to see the magic right in front of us.
James Bartle – Outland Denim
If you’ve always wanted to go behind the scenes of a business that improves the lives of others, don’t miss hearing from the incredible James Bartle of social enterprise Outland Denim. After attending a music festival where he met with anti-trafficking group Destiny Rescue, James ventured to Asia to learn more about the trafficking of young women for sexual exploitation. Inspired by the work of Destiny Rescue and determined to help these women find a better way of life, James created The Denim Project, an initiative to help those with an interest in sewing to further develop their skills in the craft.
Through his personal love for denim, James founded clothing brand Outland Denim as a way to help eliminate exploitation in Cambodia. Today, many girls subject to exploitation have been able to reclaim their safety by working as seamstresses for the brand, and for each pair of Outland Denim jeans purchased online, $50 is donated to agencies committed to the fight against human trafficking. Using ethical and sustainable raw materials, Outland Denim jeans are made with a love for the environment and a drive to inspire buyers to learn about where their clothing comes from and the lives they have impacted in the process.
Emma and Tom Lane – The Farm
Passionate about ethical, locally grown food? So are Tom and Emma Lane, owners of The Farm at Byron Bay. Finding their three-year-old daughter in their veggie patch devouring green beans she’d grown herself with pure joy sparked an idea – if they could do this for their children, why couldn’t they do it for the rest of the community? And so the seed for The Farm was planted. Stumbling across a former dairy farm just a stone’s throw from Byron Bay, the opportunity to transform the site (earmarked for housing) back to a fully functioning farm was too good to pass up. In 2013, they purchased the land and embarked on their journey to build one of the most ambitious food enterprises the Northern Rivers has ever seen.
Tom and Emma, with their backgrounds in high fashion and advertising, acknowledge the power of having a clear vision and making ideas a reality. The two partnered with experienced farmers who shared their ethos and forged knowledge-sharing relationships with similar establishments in Europe and the USA to direct and inform The Farm’s transformation from idealistic concept to today’s multi-faceted operation. Their role as visionaries continues to feed the business with new ideas and their passion for seeing it through is unbridled. Ultimately however, their shared goal is as simple as that which saw them plant out that veggie patch on their property: plant it, nurture it until it’s ripe and healthy, and inspire a new generation to continue their legacy.