The Love Project Podcast
TLP6_Getting spiritually ‘zapped’ with Joanna Walden

TLP6_Getting spiritually ‘zapped’ with Joanna Walden

April 30, 2020

Today, I am delighted to introduce you to another inspiring person. Joanna Walden, Personal Energy Mentor, Holistic Brand Consultant and author of The Inside Hustle: A mystical misfit’s journey into the unknown. After twenty years of a successful advertising career in the global meccas of Melbourne, New York and London, Joanna left the corporate world to pursue her lifelong passion into the unseen world of energy, spirit and consciousness.  Currently residing in Auckland, New Zealand, Joanna quit the corporate world to start a transformational consulting business, and begin sharing her knowledge and voice with the world.

Her debut book is the rock n’ roll version of transformation. It’s sex, drugs and spirituality, and the comedy of errors of her search for ultimate truth and purpose. It’s a confronting, honest and humorous account of her journey of personal evolution, which took Joanna to sacred sites and visceral energy experiences around the globe.

We talk about her adventurous spiritual journey - from the 9/11 attacks in New York, back to Auckland, via the Camino de Santiago, London and South America - and the lessons she learnt during that period of transformation. We share our hopes for a better, more enlightened, post COVID19 world, how to let go of expectations (project management is not always the solution to every problem) what it truly means to get spiritually 'zapped.'

Find Joanna at 

Buy 'The Inside Hustle' here. 





TLP 5_Love in the time of COVID19 with The Love Project SME Dr. Carl Hindy PhD

TLP 5_Love in the time of COVID19 with The Love Project SME Dr. Carl Hindy PhD

April 1, 2020

Today, I have a very special guest. Dr. Carl Hindy, Ph. D, Clinical Psychologist and Co-Author of "If This Is Love Why Do I Feel so Insecure?"

I am privileged to say that Dr. Hindy has also been instrumental in the success of my own Love Project, as a Subject Matter Expert. 

With more than 30 years of experience of working with couples, Dr. Hindy's relationship work involves reducing defensiveness and increasing mutual empathy, improving communications, and helping couples understand one another's needs, expectations, desires and insecurities.

In this special episode of The Love Project Podcast we talk about how he joined me in my quest for love seven years ago and how his invaluable advice changed the course of The Love Project. We also talk about the impact of coronavirus has on dating and relationships and our hopes for a better, more deeply connected world. 




TLP 4_ Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and manifesting the perfect partner with Marie Fleming Grant

TLP 4_ Overcoming Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and manifesting the perfect partner with Marie Fleming Grant

March 26, 2020

Today I am excited to talk to Marie Fleming Grant, Founder of The Awake Revolution, Love and Relationships Coach, Hypnotherapist and Energy Practitioner. We talk about how she overcame Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and changed her career from being a lawyer to helping people live their life with purpose. We also talk about how she manifested her ideal man (she wrote down no less than 91 traits she wanted her ideal partner to have) and her tips on self-love and using social distancing to focus on gaining clarity.  

Marie helps women and men to drop the baggage, become the real version of themselves and to revolutionise their love and relationships. She helps people at various stages - whether they're getting over heartbreak, wanting to find love, or improve current relationships, Marie believes that we are all here to create the life that we truly want, and that each and every one of us has incredible amounts of internal power, that we can tap into, once we know how! She also believes that a loving relationship is available to everyone.


People can find Marie on her Facebook page 'The Awake Revolution by Marie Fleming Grant'
Or by joining her Facebook group 'The Awake Revolution'. Check out her website

TLP 3_ Always wear your best knickers with Harriet Waley-Cohen

TLP 3_ Always wear your best knickers with Harriet Waley-Cohen

March 23, 2020

Today I interview transformational coach and acclaimed speaker Harriet Waley-Cohen. We talk about her relationship with her body as it has transformed, from motherhood to having reconstructive surgery after breast cancer. We also talk about tips on how to develop self-love, the fun of being sober and how to make the most of social distancing during the coronavirus crisis, amongst lots of other juicy and inspiring things. 

About Harriet Waley-Cohen

Hunted down to speak for audiences including Microsoft, Sky and Barclays, Harriet Waley-Cohen has empowered thousands of people over the last 16 years to believe in themselves and their potential. She has been through multiple transformations herself and knows what it takes to make deep rooted changes that stick, and to get through tough times and emerge stronger and wiser.  

Harriet empowers people to leave behind self-doubt, disempowering patterns and overwhelm in favour of new ways of thinking, feeling and acting that create confidence, wellbeing and success, and ultimately joy and playfulness. She is described by Vanessa Vallely OBE, MD of WeAreThe City as ‘a real superwoman who empowers others wherever she goes.’ Harriet won Best Storyteller and Most Memorable Speaker at the 2019 UK Annual Female Speakers Conference, plus was given an award for Leadership in the World by The Network for Transformational Leaders at the end of 2019.
Find Harriet at, on Facebook at Harriet's Inner Circle group, and on Instagram at @selflove_and_sass
TLP 2_Reflections on self love and dating detox with Aska Kolton

TLP 2_Reflections on self love and dating detox with Aska Kolton

November 23, 2015

In this episode of The Love Project podcast, I interview Aska Kolton, from Get Ready For Love. We talk about the importance of self love and why getting on a dating detox is a great way towards true love.

Aska Kolton is a founder of Get Ready For Love. Her personal journey has taken her through 110 online dates, 7 years of singledom and 1 dating detox which completely transformed her love life. Now she is in an amazing relationship with her dream man expecting her first baby.

She works with conscious, single ladies who are struggling with finding the right man. She helps them get ready for true and lasting love through increasing self-love, self-worth and self-connection.

She guides her clients through a process of releasing the past, removing the blocks to love and reconnecting with their inner happiness. Given these tools her clients are in the best position to attract the right kind of man and show up authentically and confidently in dating.

Find more about Aska on


TLP 1_The Rules Are Dead with Susan Winter

TLP 1_The Rules Are Dead with Susan Winter

October 26, 2015

In this episode of The Love Project Podcast, I interview relationship expert Susan Winter. We talk about rules, breaking them and how to achieve authentic relationships.

As seen on OPRAH, Susan specialises in evolutionary forms of loving partnership and higher thinking. She writes, speaks and coaches on accessing our inherent perfection in life and love. Media credits include: THE TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC/CBS/NBC EVENING NEWS, CNN, BBC NEWS 5, COSMO, HARPERS BAZAAR, PEOPLE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, NEW YORK MAGAZINE, THE LONDON TIMES, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE HUFFINGTON POST, and THE GOOD MEN PROJECT. In radio Susan is a frequent guest on NPR, ABC, PLAYBOY NETWORK (Sirius Radio), and CBS News Radio.

Check out her website:

Introduction to The Love Project Podcast

Introduction to The Love Project Podcast

September 23, 2015

My name is Iulia Calota and I wrote a book called The Love Project, which is the story of how I project managed love into my life.

And even though I wrote about it at length in my book, I still don’t feel like I’m finished with the subject. In this podcast, I want to continue to explore the relationship between project management tools and love (or passion) to serve as inspiration for you to go out into the world and take control of your heart’s desire.

In this introductory episode I will speak about the format and the goal of The Love Project podcast, which is to encourage you to create and follow through to completion your own projects, be it love, passion, career or self-development journeys that you are interested in.

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Music credit: 'Carefree' by Kevin McLeod

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