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Doing The Impossible w/ Jen Brown Jen Brown knows a thing or two about helping unlock belief and possibility. She was a Corporate Lawyer treading the floorboards of organisations and now is an Endurance Sports Coach.  She has a unique ability to understand the intricacies of what individuals and teams hope to achieve, the motivation underlying their goals, the roadblocks and challenges they might face, and then helping them achieve it. specialises in helping emerging leaders recognise their full potential, and then unleash it to create transformational changes in their team, organisation and life. Jen is the Founder of Sparta Chicks, an online community and coaching business that supports women who participate in endurance sports and outdoor adventures, by sharing experiences, honest conversations and practical tools. She also hosts the popular podcast 'Sparta Chicks Radio' which was launched in 2017 and which has been downloaded almost 300,000 times. The podcast explores how you find the courage and bravery to chase dreams by sharing practical, tried-and-tested-in-the-real-world advice from professional athletes, successful businesswomen as well as everyday women chasing their goals and dreams. In her spare time, Jen is a trail runner, ocean swimmer and coffee lover and in this podcast she challenges us to: -List 50 things that you have done that you once thought were impossible -Choose our response to fear and self doubt -Surround yourself with the right success crew. You can find Jen at https://www.spartachicks.com/about/ Enjoy!
Andrew Baxter is one of Australia’s most trusted business, marketing and communications advisors. He’s passionate about helping companies unlock topline growth through sharp strategy and executional excellence. Andrew has worked with many of Australia's largest companies, brands and government bodies over two decades at Y&R, Ogilvy and Publicis, the latter two agencies as their CEO. Andrew is now a Senior Advisor to both KPMG and BGH Capital, and the Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Sydney. Andrew is also Chair of Australian Pork, and Tjapukai, as well as a former Chair of The Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation and of Deakin Business School. He is also a Non-Executive Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and a Board member of the National Basketball League. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business in Marketing from Monash University, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute, as well as the winner of Australian Marketing Institute's Sir Charles McGrath Award for his significant contribution to the field of marketing. He’s also been the marketing columnist for The Australian for the past seven years, and in 2019 launched his first podcast series, The Marketing Commute. Listen is as we talk about: - investing in a crisis - creating a plan to navigate through and out of a crisis - resilience requires breaking things down one piece at a time
Kyle Hegarty argues that whilst conversations have multiplied as the majority of the world has been forced to move on-line, the issues and challenges of working globally across cultural boundaries have equally multiplied. From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, Kyle empowers leaders and teams to find new ways to communicate and lead across our shrinking planet. His programs help clients increase business across regions, strengthen teams, build trust, and re-focus company cultures towards global innovation. With upwards of 70% of foreign ventures failing due to cultural differences, Kyle shows how anyone can beat these odds by learning new skills to adapt in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven planet. His first book, The Accidental Business Nomad: A Survival Guide for Working Across a Shrinking Planet is available in North America now and the rest of the world this August. In this podcast we discuss: -Strategies for working globally -The need for smarter questions and the development of a soft connection before moving into the tactics of doing business -Why we need to shift our perspective to treating people how they want to be treated. Join me for a fabulous conversation into the challenges of working and leading across global boundaries and the opportunities that exist for all of us. You can find out more about Kyle’s work and download the resources he references in this conversation here: https://www.leadershipnomad.com/businessnomad  https://www.leadershipnomad.com
Imagine being an accomplished lawyer working for the largest international law firm in the world, to deciding one day to trade in your heels for running shoes and setting off to change the world through highly collaborative social impact campaigns. That’s exactly what my guest today did – and she certainly didn’t make the change in half measures! Samantha is described as a trailblazer in the endurance world. She was the first woman and the youngest person at the time, to complete the Four Deserts Grand Slam - one of the world’s toughest endurance competitions that spans 1000kms across the hottest, coldest, driest and windiest deserts on earth. With over 25,000kms under her feet and years of pushing her mental and physical boundaries - she now uses running as a vehicle for social change through advocacy; peer to peer fundraising and integrated digital campaigns. There is so much magic in this conversation - from Samantha’s personal insight and learnings through to the questions she poses for all of us to think about as we navigate our own version of an endurance challenge. In this podcast Samantha challenges us to stop selling ourselves short and instead continuously be thinking about the nest best plan. To find out more about Samantha visit her website https://www.samanthagash.com Enjoy!
What happens when you align your lifelong passion with your business? - You impact over 800,000 children EVERY week - You are celebrated as a finalist in the NSW, Australia Export Awards - You are a sought-after keynote speaker - You are able to contribute more on a global scale My latest guest, Clint Salter is an award winning entrepreneur, starting his first business at 16. By the age of 28, Clint founded and sold three companies along with being named the youngest Senior Celebrity Agent in Australia. And if that isn’t enough he is a sought after keynote speaker and best-selling author of 2 books. Today, he is the Founder and CEO of the Dance Studio Owners Association. The largest community of Dance Studio Owners worldwide. With clients including the top 20% of dance studio owners across the globe, Clint has helped over 32,000 dance studio owners to navigate growth and impact their local communities while being able to create a successful business and life. Clint’s impact reaches over 800,000 children weekly through the work he does with his dance studio owner clients...the largest impact that any dance educator has within the industry. His impact was further celebrated in 2019 being named a finalist in the NSW Export Awards. A firm believer in 'giving back’, Clint also worked with World Teacher Aid to build a performing arts classroom in Africa. As an educator and more importantly a learner, Clint knows the value of how the arts can transform the lives of children everywhere and can't wait to bring the gift of education to children in need. His advice: - Be curious always about the world around you - Never stop anything that makes you happy – live a truthful life - Always allow your truth to bubble to the surface Enjoy
Navigating Career Crossroads w/ Jane Jackson Whether you are currently questioning the role you are in, having to find the next role due to redundancy of being furloughed or even feeling stuck, concerned and anxious about what next looks like, Jane Jackson, is on a mission to help professionals gain clarity in their careers, and in their business. Voted one of the top 20 coaches to follow globally in 2020, over the past 19 years Jane has coached professionals in career transition across the world from London to Singapore, Hong Kong to Sydney and across Europe. She empowers them to unleash their brilliance, taking control of their careers to create a life that is balanced, rewarding and meaningful. Jane is the author of Navigating Career Crossroads [#1 Amazon bestseller], and host of 2 podcasts: “YOUR CAREER” [voted top 20 Career Podcast globally by Feedspot], and “How to Get a Job” Podcast. She is also co-host of the “LinkedIn to Jack & Jill” podcast. Jane is on a mission to make careers guidance accessible and affordable to all who need it globally, and does that by creating valuable career resources [many are free] and multiple support options within The Careers Academy membership portal. Find Jane at www.janejacksoncoach.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/janejackson SPECIAL OFFER: 3 SECRETS TO PERSONAL BRANDING FOR CAREER SUCCESS free Masterclass: Personal Branding is essential for career professionals to attract the job opportunities and job promotions you desire, and for business owners to attract their ideal clients and customers – in 3 Secrets to Personal Branding for Career Success - https://janejacksoncoach.com/3secrets/ you will learn the essential elements to consider when building an authentic personal brand.
Those that have achieved success are just like you and me – they also have their flaws – so if they can why not you! Sacha Coburn is a New Zealand leadership consultant, speaker and entrepreneur who is obsessed with unlocking the latent potential within everyone.  She combines her love of coaching other leaders to sales and leadership mastery with active involvement in leading her own family-held company, Coffee Culture, a New Zealand group of boutique coffee shops with over 300 staff in 20 locations. As the C.O.O 0f Coffee Culture, Sacha walks her talk every day delivering messages that matter, and leading her team with humanity and humour. She has also worked closely for over 20 years with the Les Mills group, coaching and developing teams all over the world to step up and achieve outstanding results and her latest side hustle, The Company You Keep, is dedicated to working with people who want to turn it up and deliver whole hearted high performance. A former lawyer with a Master’s Degree in Education, Sacha is a pracademic – someone who thinks about things and then gets off her arse to give things a go. Enjoy!
Rebuilding YOU from Special Ops veteran to entrepreneur, speaker and Australian Survivor contestant – A conversation w/ Mark Wales Imagine having to rethink and reinvent your career. Imagine having to rebuild yourself, to face your demons and to start again. Mark Wales did just that. For as long as he can remember he wanted to join the military and become one of the best. His 16-year career with the Australian Military and six-year career with Australian Special forces took him to the most remote of places overseas. As a Troop Commander in charge of 30 elite soldiers, Mark's role was to lead combat missions deep behind enemy lines. At the end of his career, he had completed 10 tours of duty to Afghanistan, Iraq, East Timor, Lebanon and the Solomon Islands. Mark's successful recovery and growth led him to embark on a high-profile career in business. He studied with the Wharton School of Business - before joining the elite consulting firm McKinsey & Company in New York City. Mark was listed in Wharton’s prestigious 40 under 40 awards for business excellence. From there he launched a business, started speaking around the world and became a contestant on the reality TV show, Australian Survivor. In this episode Mark shares: - His dream of joining the SAS and where that started - His journey through combat - His rebuild – coming out of the military and re-building himself Enjoy
Imagine if you could quit the ‘busy’. Imagine getting back in control of your calendar and time. Imagine re-imagining your time so that you can always be your best. Kate Christie has a reputation for helping her clients find 30 hours of lost time a month! She is the Founder & CEO of Time Stylers is a time management specialist; global speaker; consultant and the best-selling author of four books. Kate consults to big and small business, government departments and C suite executives on maximising individual time and managing organisational drag through smart time investment strategies. She has appeared on television, radio and in print as a leading commentator on productivity, time management and maximising work/ life integration to ensure your success across work, family, community, and life. Kate’s most recent book ‘Me First: The Guilt-free Guide to Prioritising You’ is available at all good bookstores. Enjoy
Dominick worked as an incredibly successful senior sales exec in investment banking in Wall St. The bonuses were incredible, the lifestyle one of partying hard, the results (on paper) insane but then burn-out hit. Feeling lost and reaching out to his nearest friend, the wake-up call happened - he realized he had to kill off one ego to re-birth a new identity. Dominick Quartuccio is now an international speaker, author of Design Your Future, and executive coach to high-performers in burnout rich environments. He has a passion for guiding men to do inner work through men's retreats, his Man Amongst Men podcast and his TEDx Talk. He is also an outspoken champion of women's issues, having spoken for a number of women's industry groups and facilitating workshops at their conferences. His work has been featured in the NY Times, on NPR and on TED.com In this raw, vulnerable and open conversation, Dominick shares his journey of unleashing brilliance, and through dong so challenges us to do the same. Enjoy
Ever wondered what the difference is between those that succeed at a high level and those that don’t? My latest guest, Tony Wilson, has a passion for Human Performance and asked himself this question, determined to find the answer. He told me, “The only thing that matters is putting in the work, but it has to be the right work.” Originally a performance coach for elite athletes and sporting teams throughout Australia and the USA, Tony combines cutting edge performance science with contemporary management theory and the result? A unique slant on what is high performance and how to achieve it both in and out of the office. Tony works with leaders around the world to help create the environment for their people to thrive and works with individuals on managing their own performance and productivity. So many tips, tools and insights in this conversation that we can all take today to unlock our brilliance for tomorrow. Listen in and enjoy To contact Tony: tony@performancelab.com.au
In this episode, my guest Terina Allen talks about the need: 1. Take ownership of outcomes and deliverables 2. Take the initiative for your success and the success of others 3. Understand that your own self-doubts and fears will always get in the way of building trust and safe environments for those around you 4. Value yourself and take risks with your own brand and career Terina Allen is a strategist, management consultant, executive coach and international speaker and has delivered results for executives and leaders across 3 continents, 7 countries and 44 states. She serves as CEO for ARVis Institute, a strategy, change and performance consulting firm, and her expertise is featured in Forbes, Fast Company and Business Insider, among others. Terina holds several industry certifications as well as graduate and undergraduate degrees in strategic leadership, organization development and management. Terina can be found at: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/terinaallen/ Website: https://arvisinstitute.com/ https://terinaallen.com/
Recruitment requires intimacy and deep connection. It is a commitment to unleashing the brilliance of people, their potential and unlocking the ability to transform themselves through their career. It is not about the usual bums on seats attitude that might be great for the short term but not sustainable for the long term. Wise words shared by Kara Atkinson, my latest guest. Kara Atkinson is to all intents and purposes a headhunter with over 18 years’ experience. As the founder and CEO of three businesses - SPARC| The Sales Leader Network, The Sales Recruiter and KA Executive Search, Kara has assisted more than 1,000 Sales Leaders into their next role. Knowing today’s candidate is tomorrow’s client, Kara has developed The Sales Virtuoso recruitment methodology; an industry first six-stage system guaranteed to deliver high performing sales people to corporate Australia. Enjoy.
Tony is an entrepreneur, Founder & CEO in online retail. He started his first internet business in 1996 and in 2004 Tony founded Booktopia, an online bookstore, with an allocated budget of $10 a day. The company’s first book sold in 3 days. Fast track 16 years and Booktopia now sells one book every six seconds, with an annual turnover of over $175 million a year. It was listed in AFR/BRW’s Fast 100 eight times, the only company to achieve this feat, and was voted Book Retailer of the Year for the 3rd time in 2019 at the Australian Book Industry Awards. One of the defining aspects of the business is its philanthropic program. So far Booktopia has donated well over $1 million in books and cash to literacy based projects in Australia including indigenous literacy, writers festivals, readers conferences, library fundraising projects and book industry awards. In July 2018 Booktopia also won Best Pureplay Online Retailer at the Online Retail Industry Awards and Tony was acknowledged with the Industry Recognition Award. Booktopia launched a book wholesale distribution business called Booktopia Publisher Services (BPS) in 2016. In 2019 it also launched its own publishing imprint Booktopia Editions so the business can own the whole value chain from publishing right through to distribution as well as retailing. In 2015 Booktopia bought Angus & Robertson, an iconic Australian book retail brand established in 1886. In 2020, Booktopia also bought The Co-op Bookshop established in 1958 after it went into administration. In this conversation Tony shares; - How his ADHD gave him increased understanding around his style of leadership and surrounding himself with the right people - The evolution of an idea - Why it’s important to give something of yourself every single day to create that ripple of change for others - Facing challenges with a smile and saying ‘bring it on.’ If you have any questions at all for Tony he can be found on LinkedIn and asked me to invite you to message him direct. In the meantime enjoy this conversation Janine
Anne Jamieson has over 30 years’ experience in Senior Executive roles within the events and hospitality industry including Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the Accor Hotel Group, InterContinental Hotel Groups and Radisson Hotels. She joined Saxton Speakers Bureau in August 2018 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Saxton Speakers Bureau and Saxton Engage, a bureau that believes in the power of stories to drive positive change. Her accolades are many. She was appointed as Chair of Victorian Tourism Industry Events Council and holds a seat on the Board of Victorian Tourism Industry Council and in 2019, Anne was awarded the Victorian Tourism Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual. In this latest episode Anne shares her journey to CEO and how important it is to not change who you are to fit in. Enjoy Janine
In this podcast, Chad Littlefield "turns the tables" and interviews Janine about her upcoming book release Be Brilliant - How to Lead a Life of Influence. Janine talks about how the book came into being and shares stories and insights on the book's concepts and facets.
Who are you ignoring in the workplace? What are the conversations you are not listening to? Where are those ideas that you may have missed? Oscar Trimboli is on a quest to create 100 million Deep Listeners in the world. He is an author, host of the Apple Award winning podcast—Deep Listening and a sought-after keynote speaker. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and the world. Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams in local, regional and global organisations, Oscar has experienced firsthand the transformational impact leaders and organisations can have when they listen beyond the words. He consults to organisations including Cisco, Google, HSBC, News Corp, PayPal, Qantas, TripAdvisor helping executives and their teams listen to what’s unsaid by the customers and employees. Check out listeningquiz.com to see how well you are listening right now. Enjoy this conversation and make sure to listen in carefully as there are some many take-aways that you can put in to practice to unlock your inner brilliance.
Janine introduces her latest book release "Be Brilliant - How to Lead a Life of Influence" available in all good bookstores 1st July 2020. In this podcast, Janine reads and explains the first chapter of the book. Enjoy
Neen is the author of Folding TimeTM and her latest book Attention PaysTM is available at bookstores around the world. Over the past two decades Neen has been advising some of the coolest companies in the world including Viacom, Comcast, Paramount Pictures, and even the FBI, on how to improve their strategic planning, communication, and leadership development. When she is not speaking on stage, you might find her on the back of a Harley Davidson (pause) — as you’ll see, she’s a wee bit small to drive the bike herself. Please join me in welcoming, originally from Sydney Australia, now a proud new US citizen... speaker, author and insanely slow runner, NEEN JAMES!
Gabrielle Dolan can tell you a story or two. In fact, it was while working in a senior leadership role at National Australia Bank that she realised the power of storytelling in effective business communication. Since that epiphany, Gabrielle has found her calling as a global thought leader on authentic leadership and business storytelling. In this podcast learn about: - What makes a powerful story - The framework to a good story - Why story-telling is a critical skill for unleashing your brilliance. Gabrielle is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, educator and author. She has worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world and helped countless of Australia’s top 50 companies and multinationals to humanise their communications - Telstra, EY, Accenture, VISA, Australia Post, National Australia Bank, ANZ, Vodafone and the Obama Foundation to name drop a few. Bringing humanity to the way business people communicate isn’t just a career, it’s a calling. The ultimate expression of her passion for the cause is her Jargon Free Fridays movement/ global movement (jargonfreefridays.com). To find out more visit gabrielledolan.com Enjoy
Dr Kirstin Ferguson began her career at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) where she became an Air Force Officer, went on to study law and work as a senior executive in a corporate law firm before becoming CEO of a global safety consulting firm. Dr Kirstin Ferguson is a professional company director, keynote speaker and author. She sits on a number of ASX listed and private company boards and is also the Deputy Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation As well as Honours degrees in Law and also History, she also has a PhD in leadership. Kirstin was the creator of the Walkley nominated #CelebratingWomen campaign in 2017 and is also the author of the award-winning book Women Kind with co-author Catherine Fox. Enjoy
Have you ever thought about your life as seasons? What about those window moments when you can explore the possibility and the mirror moments of self reflection? My latest guest, Rohan Dredge is passionate about personal responsibility versus blame and works with leaders to get them ready before they have to be ready. Committed to helping create leaders that can, teams that care and message that matter Rohan is committed to helping us all reach our potential. Listen in and enjoy.
Have you ever found yourself asking, ‘Can I? Could I? Should I?’ Have you ever let fear stop you from doing what you really want to do? Do you ever find yourself asking how can I be more courageous? Nadine Champion is on a mission, challenging people to change their thinking in order to create their own success. She asks, “Why not you?” Nadine’s life changing 10 Seconds of Courage concept is a powerful call to action. Having overcome life threatening challenges, her story of perseverance is truly unforgettable and filled with instantly useable mindset tools. Nadine is a highly sought after thought leader on courage, inner strength and resilience. Her delivery is hilarious, educational and touching in equal measure. The protege of a legendary master, she is the winner of a Gold medal at the World Cup of martial arts, an undefeated champion kickboxer and a cancer survivor which all add up to a unique perspective on adapting to change, overcoming obstacles and winning against all odds. Listen in
Are you sipping or gulping your connection with others? Chad Littlefield and I connected on-line over a mutual passion around powerful connection that matters. Chad, describes deep connections as those you gulp versus sip. Chad is the co-founder and Chief Experience Officer of We and Me, Inc. (www.weand.me)—an organization whose mission is to create conversations that matter. He is passionate about amplifying connection and belonging – as he said on this podcast “without connection, life really has no meaning”. He is a TEDx speaker and author of the Pocket Guide to Facilitating Human Connections, and most recently, Chad and his partner Will Wise launched their new book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter, now a #1 Amazon Bestseller. Listen in as we chat about all things "connection" in this age of isolation and social distancing.
What would it look like is you were more deliberate and intentional about the legacy you are leaving? Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Leah Kitoloh ran away from home with a backpack and knew that she couldn’t afford to fail. As a speaker, brand activator, coach and the founder of A Women’s Worth Chapters Leah is passionate about positively contributing towards building a legacy for future generations. Leah is recognised for her future based mindset, her enthusiasm, agility and focus. Her growth mindset and vast experience across Africa allow for innovative approaches towards human performance improvement initiatives within any organisation. Leah has designed and developed a bespoke tool, the 4Cs – Celebrate | Connect | Collaborate | Create, for individual and organisational transformation. Leah’s primary purpose is the contribution towards building future proofing skills for ourselves and those who follow in our footsteps, by collaborating and creating initiatives with recognised thought leaders. Listen in.
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