How Creative Partnerships Helped the Australian Podcast Awards

Like many people in the creative industries, Australian Podcast Awards founder Dave Gertler had a grand idea but wasn’t quite sure how to turn it into reality. As a devotee of the arts, he turned to an organisation he trusted for guidance - Creative Partnerships Australia. They introduced him to Mark Thomas, a business mentor who volunteers his time to coach entrepreneurs.

Mark Thomas has played a fundamental role in helping Dave not only solidify his vision for the Australian Podcast Awards, but translate this vision into actionable items, making what can feel like a behemoth of a project into something tangible and achievable.

Creative Partnerships Australia offers free coaching and mentoring services to arts organisations around Australia. They recently interviewed both Mark Thomas and Dave Gertler to better understand the role their mentor/mentee relationship has played in helping launch The Australian Podcast Awards.