Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo – artist, author and podcaster. Valerie is passionate about exploring the worlds of creativity and business. She is co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is a mentor to artists, writers and business owners on how they can turn their passions into thriving professional practices. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’. Valerie is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses.

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  1. Sarah McKay

    I’m OBSESSED with podcasts too – can’t get enough of them! I listen to Natalie and Amy too – see, I’m even on first name terms with them – they just don’t know it 😉 Also love The Lifestyle Entrepreneur with Kris GIlbertson, and John Lee Dumas’s Entrepreneur on Fire. And today I found The Solopreneur Hour and listened to an AMAZING interview about getting FB likes that had tips even Amy hadn’t revealed, and we know how awesome Amy is…

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Thanks for sharing. I’m familiar with EOF but will check out the other ones. 🙂

  2. jeffreylowy

    Marketing Over Coffee and Six Pixels are the best Marketing podcasts ever!

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Thanks Jeffrey. I’ve been listening to Six Pixels and have tried getting into Marketing Over Coffee, unsuccessfully so far. But that sounds like a resounding recommendation so I’ll give it another go 🙂

      1. Kelly Exeter

        I’ve tried 6 pixels too and couldn’t get into it 🙁

  3. Cate

    Hi Valerie, I hope you are well. I’m another who loves podcasts and follow quite a few, including Amy. I Love Marketing I find excellent as especially the earlier ones are very practical. If I feel I need to think bigger I listen to This Week in Start Ups with Jason Calcanis, who is an irrepressible interviewer. My favourite is Think Act Get with Ezra Firestone and James Schramko, it has an interesting one topic format and involves / engages all its regular followers as well, so we are part of the show. So glad you posted this, I’ll check out Natalie and the other commenter’s podcast recommendations.

    1. Valerie Khoo

      Thanks Cate. I’m not familiar with Think Act Get so I’ll check it out. I love discovering new podcasts 🙂

      1. Cate

        With Think Act Get it makes sense to start at the beginning. I hope you enjoy it.

  4. Kelly Exeter

    Ooh thanks for this Val – I am always on the lookout for a new podcast. I listened to Amy’s Problogger talk on my iPod and if her podcasts are anything like that I am sold. I could listen to her voice all day I think!

    1. Valerie Khoo

      You’ll love her podcasts Kelly!

  5. Amanda Kendle

    Two of my favourites here too (the gals – can’t quite get into Chris Ducker). When Amy interviewed Natalie on her newest one it was like podcast perfection!