The SECRET to SUCCESS Behind Australia’s Chocolatier Rebecca Knights, Episode 135

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What could be possible for moms who want to launch their own businesses and reawaken their imagination? A life consumed by making gooey chocolate that’s for one.

Hear how this chocolatier (and mom), Rebecca Knights, navigated business over the course of 20-plus years, from working for BBC to doing a no sugar campaign with Sarah Wilson, and to even being hired to put together a chocolate event for Adele. All of the decision moves that wound her up to having a successful chocolatier career are truly impressive.

Rebecca is a business collaborator and decadent inventor in the kitchen. Rebecca started in the food industry to support her design studies. She soon took off to France to pursue her other passion and trained at Valrhona Chocolate until opening the first cocoa chocolate in Edinburgh in 2004. After 10 years of working and training in Europe, she finally opened Coco Chocolate in Kirribilli, merging her two passions for chocolates and design.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Striving to achieve to survive
  • The admin and sales aspects of running a chocolate business
  • Finding the beauty in the small vs. empire-building
  • How people’s palates have evolved over the years
  • Rebecca’s current collaborations
  • Opening a physical shop vs. an online store

Share this with a chocolate lover or a creative small business owner who wants to build a profitable brick and mortar shop/s.


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Melissa Llarena

Melissa helps movers and shakers up to those in the corner office rediscover what makes them unique so that they can land their dream job in a forward-thinking company where their ideas are listened to, valued, and supported.

She brings insights from having worked in 16-business units (including Human Resources) in NY, Paris, and London. Additionally, in her former corporate career, she worked on billion-dollar brands for P&G and on IBM for Ogilvy & Mather. Later, as the founder and CEO of Career Outcomes Matter, Melissa created a 3-step “sellable strengths” process which has been the centerpiece of her clients' results.

Melissa applies this method consistently to support mid-level professionals up to the c-suite to get into Fortune Global 500 organizations and agencies. She studied Psychology at NYU and earned her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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