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If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be? “That you don’t necessarily need to be talented to be successful.” ______ My guest today will be recognisable to many of you. For over 20 years Carolyn Miller has been working in the marketing and advertising industry and has been a strategist at multiple award-winning agencies. She’s also a regular panellist on the highly popular ABC Television Program ‘The Gruen Transfer’. Carolyn has also featured as a contributor in the best-selling 'Gruen Transfer' book in addition to being on a variety of TV shows like Sunrise and The Today Show. Carolyn is the Founding Director of Communications Consultancy ‘The Honeycomb Effect’ where her client base includes high profile brands such as Nespresso, Yahoo!, Pfizer, Lend Lease and The Australian Institute of Sport. Carolyn has a quick wit, is well read and is not afraid to speak her mind. So it was not surprising that we hit it off immediately when we first met this time last year. She’s my kinda gal. Carolyn it’s awesome to have you here today - welcome   Connect and find out more about Carolyn here;- Website: carolynmiller.com Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/millercarolyn/   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be? “Our success will kill us all.” ___________ My guest today is one of the most decent humans you could ever meet. Louka Parry is an educator, strategist and entrepreneur and works at the global forefront helping schools, systems and organisations adapt for the future. As a school teacher, he was promoted to Principal at 27 years old and was named Inspirational Public Secondary Teacher of the Year for South Australia. He has spent the last 6 years working across systems globally to support positive change and impact. A rapid learner, he holds two Masters degrees, speaks five languages and has undertaken studies at Harvard and a fellowship at Stanford’s d.school. As CEO and Founder of The Learning Future, he works globally supporting schools and organisations to create thriving learning environments with a focus on innovation, future skills and organisational culture. Louka’s compassion and genuine interest in others is evident when you meet him. He has a beautiful warmth and I could happily chat to him all day about weird and wonderful topics. He’s an incredible communicator - which is testament to him learning several languages later in life - an epic effort considering when he was 19 years old, he could only speak English. Connect and find out more about Louka here;- Website: www.loukaparry.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/loukaparry LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louka-parry-41813055/ And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “The C word is killing us. Convenience. It’s the most destructive human trait. Moreso even than greed.  Fast. Disposable. Cheap. Instantly gratifying. I think we all need to change our thinking and conversations around "convenience" being a good thing. Because it raises the question - WHY do we need this convenience? What are we making more time for? And what are we losing in the process? Mindfulness. Experience.” _____ André Eikmeier is a $100m startup founder, brand visionary, adventurer, storyteller, and passionate thought leader on purpose, culture, growing tribes and being human. He talks openly about his own failures and the insights that have shaped him and built his success. As a startup founder and champion of change for good, André is probably best known for co-founding and building online wine startup Vinomofo into a $100m global company renowned for its strong customer culture and helped change the very brand of wine in this country - I myself was an early fan of the brand & still buy (way too much) from them today!! Life before that is a twenty-year story of 5 failed businesses and 3 different careers, from writing to acting on screen and stage to fronting Australia’s biggest covers band of the 90s...mixed in with a year-long kombi wine adventure. In 2018, André founded Good Empire, a global community platform to gather, unite and empower people to live more connected, purposeful, and impactful lives. As a guy with a strong moral code and champion of change for good - he seems to hit his soul's work. With Year of the Planet they’re helping people change their lives to live more sustainably, and now the One Million Butterflies project is helping empower and reconnect people around the world through this time of big change, fear and uncertainty. He’s driven by purpose, to bring to life into a more equal, abundant and sustainable world. Andre is a big thinker and our conversations often cover a wide range of topics...I can’t wait to see where this one takes us! Connect and find out more about Andre here;- Website: goodempire.org LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andreeikmeier/ Instagram: @andre.eikmeier  and @the.good.empire Other resources: yearoftheplanet.org and onemillionbutterflies.org. And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be? “I want to talk about disability and the often preconceived ideas that surround it.” _______ Ingerlise Svaleng is one of the most positive humans you could ever meet. She has the kind of energy that just makes you feel good when you spend ``time with her. Ingerlise has a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology and has made a career out of connecting the dots between positive psychology, leadership communication and change management. Ingerlise has been published in the The Coaching Psychologist journal and with a keen interest in wellbeing, one of the best gig’s she’s ever had was as the Editor of a national health magazine. With a stellar career working with many of the countries top corporates she’s now focusing on doing good, not just well. Ingerlise is the founder of 21 gifts, a kindness project aimed at shifting the narrative surrounding a child diagnosis. Inspired by her daughter Maia, they partnered with hospitals to provide hope, joy and inspiration at time of diagnosis, through to a welcome-to-the world gift box as well as medical outreach presentations. Ingerlise is a pretty special human and I am delighted to have the opportunity to talk with her about a topic that is often not discussed. I hope you enjoy the open and insightful conversation with Ingerlise. Connect and find out more about Ingerlise here;- Website: www.twentyonegifts.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingerlisesvaleng This video shows more about Ingerlise and Maia’s story and in the podcast we refer to this blog that Ingerlise wrote recently. Ingerlise suggested two podcasts to listen to if you’d like to learn more on the topics we discussed;- Dylan Alcott podcast - ListenABLE, and Too Peas in a Pod - Podcast about parenting multiples with disabilities and additional needs. And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there is one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be? “A topic that isn’t talked about nearly enough is Identity: or more specifically, shifting identity states. It plays a massive part of our lives and governs so much of our behaviour, yet we know SFA about it.” ___ A behavioural scientist, Darren Hill knows first hand what’s required to build high performance cultures. Along with a client book of Fortune 500 and ASX 200 companies, Darren’s the co-founder of Australia’s premier Behaviour and Motivation Strategy company, Pragmatic Thinking — a company that has made the Australian Financial Review's Fast 100 list the last 3 years running. Darren's a best-selling Author, published in multiple languages and is a regular in mainstream media, such as Sky Business News and Channel 9 and the Australian Fin Review. In 2018 Daz was awarded the Australian Educator of the Year award by the Professional Speakers Association, a remarkable feat given the only person who can read his writing on a whiteboard is his Executive Assistant. Daz & I have known each other for a number of years and you couldn’t find a more down to earth, quintessential aussie bloke who cuts through the crap & always gets you thinking. Connect and find out more about Darren here;- Instagram: www.instagram.com/pragmaticthinking Facebook: www.facebook.com/pragmaticthinking Website: www.darrenhill.com.au LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fromdarrenhill And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I want to talk about Conditioning. To explore what we women and men have been conditioned to become; how we might start to unbecome unlearn what we were taught, set ourselves free to be our authentic selves.” ___________ Nardia Joy is one of those people that you love the moment you meet her. She’s warm, engaging, talks from the heart but pulls no punches. Nardia is the founder of transformational leadership company, Nardia Joy. A company that teaches leaders and founders to lead from the inside, authentically and to find a way of leading that brings out the best in them and their teams. She helps leaders gain a deep understanding of why they do what they do, become self aware of their impact and take ownership. Her work is deeply transformational. A self-professed love teacher, Nardia is also building a community of women through her new venture, Rainbow Fire Love Queen, whose mission it is to teach women how to love themselves, from the inside out, just as they are. Nardia is such a divine human to be around and our conversation covers many different concepts, please enjoy. Connect and find out more about Nardia here;- Instagram:@rainbow.fire.love.queen Facebook: @rainbow.fire.love.queen Website: www.rainbowfirelovequeen.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/nardia-joy And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I want to talk about drugs and dependencies - from junk food to plant medicine (the good, the bad and the beautiful)” “The interest for me comes from our search for out of body experiences. Why we're often afraid of losing control, where does addiction come from, what can we learn from plant medicine, and discuss how different cultures use plant medicine.” _____ Mykel Dixon is an award-winning speaker, learning designer, event curator, musician and author of the hot of the press book - Everyday Creative – a dangerous guide to making magic at work A musician by trade, gypsy by nature, fierce non-conformist and prolific anti-perfectionist, he works with senior leaders and teams of Fortune 500 and ASX 200 companies to unlock breakthrough creativity. I’ve always found Mykel to be someone who not only breaks the mould of what typical MC’s, speakers or performers do… he smashes the absolute crap out of it! He’s confronting at times as he challenges our notion of what’s ‘normal’  - but it’s exactly why I love spending time with him. He shakes things up. He shakes me up...and today’s conversation was no different. I hope you enjoy this incredible conversation with the formidable, Mykel Dixon.   Connect and find out more about Mykel here;- In our episode, Mykel talked about his new book ‘Everyday Creative - a dangerous guide to making magic at work’. Get your copy here;- www.everydaycreatives.com Website: www.mykeldixon.com Insta: https://www.instagram.com/mykeldixon/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/mykeldixon Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mykeldixon/?originalSubdomain=au   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I wish people would talk more about the pressures and the stigma of raising children with behavioural challenges and what we can do to help these beautiful families.” _____ Sharon Collon is the founder of The Functional Family an organisation that supports families that are affected by ADHD and behavioural issues.   Both Sharon's husband and 2 eldest sons have ADHD.  She is passionate about providing resources and support for other parents that are buckling under the pressures of raising children that are challenging.  Sharon works with parents to help create sustainable home environments that are both functional and more joyful. Sharon helps to empower these families with the ability to advocate for their child and put an end the stigma that often comes along with the diagnosis. This is such an interesting topic - and one that is not talked about often at all and Sharon brings a different perspective for us all to consider.  Connect and find out more about Sharon here;- Facebook and Instagram @thefunctionalfamily https://www.facebook.com/thefunctionalfamily/ The Functional Family Private Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/thefunctionalfamilygroup/ And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I think people can talk more about what they’re going through when life is tough; when things are hard. How can we be better at reaching out or talking to people about it.” _________ Nicolas Brown has spent most of his career in Not for Profit organisations as well as in State and Local Government. Working with young people in Australia and overseas has been the main focus for Nic and in 2015, he began work at batyr as the School Program Manager in the early stages of batyr’s growth. He moved through the ranks and took on the role of CEO in 2019 where he continues to support batyr’s growth and reach toward smashing the stigma around mental health and empowering young people to create a mentally healthy Australia. Nic’s work to date have enabled him to gain valuable experience in preventative education, mental health and suicide prevention in the areas of schools, universities and the importance of sharing lived experience stories and vulnerability. Nic has sat on advisory committees for the Global Coalition for Youth Mental Health and on the Integrated Content Technical Advisory Group for the Beyond Blue National Education Initiative and he currently sits on Suicide Prevention Australia’s Policy Committee. Nic is an impressive individual - but he’s also just a really nice guy - as you’ll hear from our conversation today. He’s genuinely making a wonderful difference to our country and it was a delight to get to talk to him about things he’s passionate about. _______ Connect and find out more about Nic here;- Instagram: nic_bede Twitter: nic_bede And find out more about batyr here;- Web: https://www.batyr.com.au/ Facebook @batyraus instagram: @batyraus Twitter: @batyrAus And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?   “I would love to talk about our mindset and in particular about abundance mindset. I think it is driving so many of our decisions in business and in life and not a lot of people are talking about what’s going on under the hood.”   ____   My guest today is the gorgeous Pru Chapman! She has over 15 years experience in business strategy, leadership development, and a Psychology degree to boot! You won’t find someone more passionate than Pru about helping people find more purpose, freedom, and fulfilment in the work they do. She’s worked with over 15,000 entrepreneurs across all industries, from start-ups to early-stage entrepreneurs through to big business. Pru is the host of not one - but two podcasts: One Wild Ride & The Owners Collective which are definitely worth checking out. She’s created a global community of game-changers and daring disruptors and has nurtured them on their way to success, financial freedom and purposeful living.  A client once told Pru that working with her is like hauling your business through an intense Crossfit session followed by a double espresso and a lazy triathlon after that. And you’d better believe it - she’s a bloody dynamo & oozes both a yogic calmness and strategic business woman - all at the same time. Our chats over the years have always been fascinating as we cross between our love of business through to spirituality and sharing our zest for living a life that’s true to you. I hope you enjoy my conversation with the delightful, Pru Chapman.   Connect and find out more about Pru here;-   We talked about Pru’s new program:   Business Mentorship program High-End Hustlers opening in October 2020. Find out more here;- https://theownerscollective.com/highendhustlers/   Social Channels Instagram: @ownerscollective and @onewildride_ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pruchapman Website: https://theownerscollective.com   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I think society should have more conversations about our legacy, the impact we want to have (not just in our financials and how much we earn) but the impact on the planet. Impact on each other; impact on society and the outcomes we want to achieve. Because I fear that we’ve got carried away with busyness. We’ve got carried away with outputs. And I’m done with it” ____ Dominic Price has a career that has reached far and wide through Europe, US and Asia Pacific. Dom is a Work Futurist at Atlassian, the home of the most intelligent t-shirt wearers in the business! Dom has a deep passion for understanding the future of work and his job is to help Atlassian scale. The future of work is all about unleashing the power of teams and Dom helped pioneer what is now a legendary, globally shared ‘Team Playbook’, enabling teams to remain nimble, autonomous and focused - and anyone, from any company can access this wisdom. Prior to this role, Dom was previously the GM Program Management for a global gaming company and a Director of Deloitte. Whilst originally from Manchester, after 17 years, he is proud to call Australia home. Aside from copious in depth chats on random topics, I’ve attended a few of Dom’s key note sessions before & I always come away with a number of key things to apply to my everyday life. He’s practical, insightful and has a wonderful take on the world. I hope you enjoy this fabulous conversation with Dom Price. ___________ We talked about the Atlassian Team Playbook - you can find that here;- https://www.atlassian.com/team-playbook Connect and find out more about Dom here;- Twitter : @domprice Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/dominic-price-0892243/?originalSubdomain=au And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “Growing older! And what does it mean being an elder in society - particularly in a white, western world.” ______ Moira has worked from the kitchen table as a direct service social worker through to the cabinet table as a Chief of Staff to a Minister. She has extensive strategic and operational experience in the not-for-profit sector and in government at state, regional, national & international levels. Moira received an Australian honour in 2019 (AM) for her significant service to the community of South Australia. She is a Director of Ethical Fields, Non-Executive Director for Scope Global and just been appointed Elder-in-Residence at SheEO. She also provides advice to Australia's leading systems change organisation Collaboration for Impact.  Moira is the founder of Chooks SA, Hen House Co-op and a co-founder of Collab4Good. Moira is a social entrepreneur and such a strong advocate for women and people who are disadvantaged so I was super excited to have her on the podcast. Connect and find out more about Moira here;- Twitter: @moirawere @HenHouseCoop Instagram: @Moira_Chooks @HenHouseCoop (henny penny) Facebook @Chooks SA Websites: henhouse.coop ethicalfields.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/moirawere/   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I want to talk about resiliency and navigating our new world. I'll go a bit broader than just mental health and talk about the implications of the 'new world' for young people including things like: impact on employment (young people have highest level of unemployment) and the skills required for the future (for example what does future work look like the demand for people skills, technical skills, entrepreneurialism etc); mental health impact, barriers to help seeking and what does 'resilience' actually mean; and why there may be a need to redefine what the 'australian dream' (aka owning your own home) is for future generations.” ______ Sebastian Robertson is a recognised entrepreneur and executive. He’s currently helping to shape the Australian drone industry as the co-founder and CEO of BIRDI, a technology platform that enables businesses to integrate drones into their operations by providing an 'end to end' management system. Prior to BIRDI, Sebastian headed up a very different business - the social enterprise batyr -a preventative mental health charity.  As its founding CEO for 5 years, Seb established batyr as a national leader in innovative programs for young people in mental health. He remains actively involved in the organisation today as its Chairman. Seb has many accolades including being named Sydney Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the School for Social Entrepreneurs - not that he would ever tell you that as he’s one of the most humble blokes you could ever meet. Seb is understated and yet has achieved so much in his early years even after overcoming adversity. He loves challenging the status quo and tackling some of life's big problems. I am always elated after I spend time with Seb - he’s just one of those humans that makes your heart glow. I hope you enjoy the conversation. We talk about RUOK Day - Thursday 10th September, 2020. Find out more here;- https://www.ruok.org.au/join-r-u-ok-day ______   Connect and find out more about Sebastian here;- BIRDI: A drone platform helping to facilitate job opportunities for pilots across the country and assisting businesses and enterprises to integrate drone technology and data into their operations. https://www.birdi.com.au/ Batyr: A preventative youth mental health organisation - if you know a school that is interested in getting a program to reach out to the team - or if you’re a young person and want to learn to share your story please do so as well - they are the stories that'll change the next generation. https://www.batyr.com.au/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebrobertson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebrobertson/ And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I want to talk about resiliency and navigating our new world. I'll go a bit broader than just mental health and talk about the implications of the 'new world' for young people including things like: impact on employment (young people have highest level of unemployment) and the skills required for the future (for example what does future work look like the demand for people skills, technical skills, entrepreneurialism etc); mental health impact, barriers to help seeking and what does 'resilience' actually mean; and why there may be a need to redefine what the 'australian dream' (aka owning your own home) is for future generations.” ______ Sebastian Robertson is a recognised entrepreneur and executive. He’s currently helping to shape the Australian drone industry as the co-founder and CEO of BIRDI, a technology platform that enables businesses to integrate drones into their operations by providing an 'end to end' management system. Prior to BIRDI, Sebastian headed up a very different business - the social enterprise batyr -a preventative mental health charity.  As its founding CEO for 5 years, Seb established batyr as a national leader in innovative programs for young people in mental health. He remains actively involved in the organisation today as its Chairman. Seb has many accolades including being named Sydney Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the School for Social Entrepreneurs - not that he would ever tell you that as he’s one of the most humble blokes you could ever meet. Seb is understated and yet has achieved so much in his early years even after overcoming adversity. He loves challenging the status quo and tackling some of life's big problems. I am always elated after I spend time with Seb - he’s just one of those humans that makes your heart glow. I hope you enjoy the conversation. We talk about RUOK Day - Thursday 10th September, 2020. Find out more here;- https://www.ruok.org.au/join-r-u-ok-day ______   Connect and find out more about Sebastian here;- BIRDI: A drone platform helping to facilitate job opportunities for pilots across the country and assisting businesses and enterprises to integrate drone technology and data into their operations. https://www.birdi.com.au/ Batyr: A preventative youth mental health organisation - if you know a school that is interested in getting a program to reach out to the team - or if you’re a young person and want to learn to share your story please do so as well - they are the stories that'll change the next generation. https://www.batyr.com.au/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sebrobertson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sebrobertson/ And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “Invisible Woman Syndrome and the fact women do seem to disappear from view after a certain age.” Not only do we owe it to ourselves to remain visible, but we also owe it to younger women who are learning that their value is tied to a timeline that suspiciously coincides with changes in physical appearance. We need to be telling them that their value will exist for as long as they do. We need to be showing them all the reasons they can look forward to becoming wiser and embracing the wisdom that only time can offer. ______ For the past 15 years, Carlii Lyon has been shaping the personal brands of remarkable individuals from across the globe. Her past clients include a world-leading supermodel (the beautiful, Miranda Kerr), New York Times bestselling authors, inventors, musicians, and even a British celebrity foot reader! ...I need to ask more about that! Today, Carlii spends her time educating teams of iconic international brands about personal branding as well as helping everyday individuals master the art of putting themselves out there. Something I can say first hand, many of us are pretty uncomfortable with! She is a disarmingly beautiful person who is so authentically herself that I was instantly attracted to Carlii when I met her last year. She has a depth of wisdom you don’t often see in this industry and always has such great stories to tell so I’m looking forward to seeing where the conversation takes us today. ________ Connect and find out more about Carlii here;- Carlii’s “The Brand in You” course is going online for the first time in September (which has just sold out!). She has just launched more dates for the course in October, which you can find more about here:- The Brand in You Insta- @carlii_lyon Linkedin- www.linkedin.com/in/carliilyon Web- www.carliilyon.com And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “It would be about talking less and listening more. Everyone is talking over each other and trying to get others to understand their point of view. Everyone’s trying to get you to buy something, or buy into something. There’s a lost art of listening and I think social media has amplified that. I want people to understand the power of different” ______ There’s no doubt we’re all in a time of unprecedented change, and for many, this change is pretty scary. Today's guest has spent his life embracing change, questioning the norm, analysing patterns, then designing and applying frameworks to reinvent the future. A few ways to describe Finbar O’Hanlon could be strategic thinker, or global technology pioneer, maybe digital media architect, inventor, futurist and definitely musician… but Finbar describes himself simply, as a purveyor of different. He’s spent the last 30 years living in different countries, helping people and organizations see through a lens that empowers the execution of innovation. He lives and breathes the future. As a musician and artist Finbar has played, and recorded with artists from bands ranging from Limp Bizkit to the legendary Cure. He even has his own signature guitar. But there’s more to this musician than meets the Rockstar-eye. Finbar helps global companies see through a different lens so they can uncover unrealised value. His ideas have helped launch three publicly listed companies with over $40 million dollars in startup capital and he’s been granted 13 patents in multiple different countries.   He’s so bloody refreshing in a corporate sea of sameness and everytime I chat with Finbar, he challenges my thinking in such monumental ways - I can’t wait for the next time we meet! I hope you enjoy this wonderful conversation with the fabulous Finbar!   _____   Connect and find out more about Finbar here;- Website: www.finbarohanlon.com Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/finbarohanlon   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “We need more men in the kitchen and other gender bullshit barriers. We talk about gender inequality but we avoid the awkward, confronting and uncomfortable areas of the conversation." ___ Amelia Veale is the Chief Storyteller and Director at Narrative Marketing. She spends most of her time developing strategic marketing content for clients, and investigating storytelling in the digital world with her Be The Drop podcast guests. Amelia has a passion for improving connection and engagement for brands and their customers, through the power of story. She has been working on a brand new project - an 8 part documentary series called, Transcending The Gender Narrative. Find more about it here;- https://transcending.narrativemarketing.com.au/ Host - Michelle Cox Guest - Amelia Veale __ Connect and find out more about Amelia here:-   BIO: http://narrativemarketing.com.au/amelia-veale/ Website: https://narrativemarketing.com.au/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/be_the_drop/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/narrativemarketing Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/be_the_drop Podcast: http://narrativemarketing.com.au/be-the-drop-podcast/   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “We wish people would talk more about the reality and the truth and the messiness of being self employed, freelance, running your own business. On the surface, these are often glamorised and many people aspire to be your own boss - but the reality can be quite different. Self Employment Sucks! But no one tells you that. We also have the complexity of working with the person we love as well - which has other complications.” What gets up our goat is when people say “You must have the best life” - but they don’t always understand how hard we work or how tough we’re doing it in the background.” ___ Amy Lovat and Laura Kebby are the bibliophiles behind social enterprise Secret Book Stuff. Partners in business and life, they are both freelance writers, avid readers, whisky enthusiasts, and advocates of all things books and kindness. Secret Book Stuff is currently operating as an online store full of pre-loved and brand new books as well as bookish gifts. For every book sold, they plant a tree via One Tree Planted and donate a book to a child in a rural Australian community. Send a book to a friend or treat yo'self, tell the "secret book girls" what you like to read, and they will find your perfect match. They are currently running weekly writing groups via Zoom and do an Instagram live book reading every fortnight with wine. Jump online and join in!   Connect with Amy and Laura here:- Instagram: @secretbookstuff Facebook:  @secretbookstuff Website: www.secretbookstuff.com   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I would love to have people talk more openly about Menopause - especially in the workforce” ___ Mel Kettle is an expert at communication that builds trust. She understands how to create strategies that have immediate, meaningful impact. Mel has more than two decades of experience in strategic communication and leadership, gained by working with commercial, government and not for profit organisations. Mel works with CEOs, leaders and teams to help them become more connected in an increasingly disconnected world. She is a sought after thought leader, speaker, mentor and facilitator who helps her clients create stronger relationships with their workforce,customers and investors Mel is also the host of the podcast - “This Connected Life”  and author of “The Social Association.” Her second book - “Connected Leadership–Starts with You” - will be available very soon. I met Mel at a ‘not conference’ called SPACE when I spoke on the topic It’s Okay Not To Have Kids. In the Q&A at the end of my talk, Mel shared some of her own experiences around having a childfree life and we bonded from there. Mel and I talked about the Australasian Menopause Society and you can find them here - https://www.menopause.org.au/. And Mel referenced a CIPD (UK) report, which you’ll find here;- https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/menopause-guide-for-people-managers_tcm18-55548.pdf A great menopause reference site is www.justasjuicy.com Some background info here https://www.justasjuicy.com/managing-your-menopause-at-work/   Connect and find out more about Mel here;- Mel’s ‘This Connected Life’ podcast can be found here: www.melkettle.com/podcasts Instagram: @melkettle Twitter: @melkettle LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melkettle/   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “That all stakeholders in education need to stop holding on to the schools we know and start evolving schools that we truly need in support of all young people’s flourishing. That we are living in a moment of historic importance. That the current crisis is a turning point, not just for the rise of digital education, but for the entire education system. We need to be doing schooling differently.” _____ My guest today Adriano Di Prato is a breath of fresh air in the education system. A learning designer, prominent educational thought leader and was the social architect of a new dynamic learning ecosystem titled - Polaris, a vision for faith, learning and life for a new world environment. He is a current Partner in a School for tomorrow, a global educational network supporting students, teachers, and school leaders to thrive in a new world environment. Adriano is a former President of the Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA) and in 2015 he was awarded Life Membership of the association for significant contributions to Catholic education. In 2019 Adriano was selected on the annual Hot List of movers and shakers in Australian education by The Educator AU magazine. Adriano is the former Deputy Principal of Marcellin College, Bulleen and Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook Australia. Adriano is passionate about shaking up education and co-hosts a popular podcast called ‘Game Changers’. As a kid who learnt more about life through sport, travel & trial & error, than I ever did at school, I have been a long believer that our education framework needs a shake up so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with Adriano on such an important issue.   Connect and find out more about Adriano here;- Twitter: @AdrianoDiPrato LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/adrianodiprato Website: www.aschoolfortomorrow.com And check out his podcast - Game Changers - Series Three launching soon.   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I would like people to talk more about what they are really scared of" -- Christine Khor is a powerhouse & always fun to have a chat to. She’s an executive coach and recruiter, CEO of both Chorus Executive and Peeplcoach, director on The Hunger Project's national board and Advisory Council Member - Future of Work Program chaired by David Gonski. She’s a leadership facilitator, presenter, speaker, author and fits in being a mum with all that as well! Christine’s belief is that a business can only be successful when their people are successful. She founded Chorus Executive; a holistic talent management consultancy over 20years ago and in the last 2 years, started up Peeplcoach, an on-demand career and executive coaching and development platform. She saw a gap in the market and felt that coaching should be more accessible to everyone. Peeplcoach provides a wide range of benefits of executive coaching to thousands of individuals at a significantly lower cost than traditional coaching services. Chris & I met at a conference a few years back & have always had such liberating conversations and this was no exception. Connect and find out more about Christine here;- www.peeplcoach.com www.christinekhor.com.au LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinekhor/ And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there’s one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be? “I would love to know why we, as a whole, suck at condolence so badly.” _____ Edwina Symond and her husband Ant faced the worst year of their lives in 2018 when their firstborn son Sebby died when he was just ten months old. Ed, like me, has faced a huge amount of loss in her life; she lost her mum as a young girl, her dad in her early twenties and her beloved Grandma Mardi, to a long battle with dementia in 2013. Rather than wallow like many could have, Ed and Ant have chosen a positive path to speak about the loss of Sebby and the grief that encompasses them daily as bereaved parents. She shares stories and resources on her website The Griefy Way, to help other parents navigate the early stages of the loss of a child. Eddy & I have had many conversations around death and grief over the years and whilst this conversation is not for the faint-hearted, we cover so many important topics around grief and condolence - it’s a must listen for all.   Useful links In the episode, we talked about ‘The Ring Theory’ around grief which you can read more about here;- Susan Goldman 'The Ring Theory' Connect with Edwina here:- Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwina-symonds-9bb6ab61/?originalSubdomain=au Her website: https://www.thegriefyway.com/ What does "she" look like? And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I’d like to discuss how a deeper enquiry into what would happen if we were to bring spirituality into leadership” ---- Mary Dwyer is the founding director and CEO of Impact Solutions International, specializing in large-scale cultural change, conflict transformation and ethical leadership development. She works with business, spiritual and political leaders nationally and internationally. Mary believes that loving kindness is a powerful instrument for the transformation of global leadership. She views herself as a citizen of the world, travelling and working across the globe, but makes her home in Tasmania, Australia. In 2018 she published her first book, The Final Act of Grace, which has since won a Hay House/Balboa Press Publishing award. The Final Act of Grace is a leadership/spiritual teaching memoir. Full details of her work can be found at impactsolutions.com.au and www.marycdwyer.com Host - Michelle Cox Guest - Mary Dwyer __ Useful links Connect with Mary here:- Website: marycdwyer.com Her Company - Impact Solutions International:  www.impactsolutions.com.au Her Book - The Final Act of Grace: http://www.marycdwyer.com/the-final-act-of-grace/   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com  
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “The need for positive self talk and mindset. We are taught to be nice to other people and to say nice things to others but more often than not we do not learn the same for ourselves and this can really have a strong negative impact on our life!” __ Julie Demsey is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, transformational coach and business leader who has spent her career helping individuals and organizations grow and thrive. She understands firsthand the challenges faced by both entrepreneurs and corporations, having come to Australia from the Silicon Valley where she held leadership positions with various large companies and startups. Her unique combination of skills has made Julie a sought after speaker, facilitator, mentor and adviser for the Australian business community. Julie is passionate about working with people, groups and organisations to adapt their mindset for greater personal satisfaction and professional success. Julie has started a new business with Sue Hogal at http://foundcoaching.com.au - supporting businesses and individuals in getting their mindset in shape during Covid to be able to focus on their business. Host - Michelle Cox Guest - Julie Demsey __ Useful links Connect with Julie here:- Website: http://juliedemsey.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliedemsey/ Insta and Twitter: @Julie Demsey Found Coaching: http://foundcoaching.com.au   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “What I would love society to have more conversations around is the art of questioning. The art of asking deeper questions, different questions, sitting in questions, not running to the answers.” ___ Alison Hill is a Registered Psychologist, Telstra Business Woman Award finalist and CEO of AFR Fast 100 company Pragmatic Thinking, a motivation and behaviour strategy company. She is co-author of the top business book 'Dealing with the Tough Stuff: How to achieve results from key conversations, and author of Stand Out: A real world guide to get clear, find purpose and become the boss of busy.  An influential keynote speaker, producer and host of the incredible Stand Out Life podcast - which I’ve had the pleasure of being on twice now. Ali is a regular on Channel 9 has regular articles published with Fairfax Group (including the AFR, SMH & The Age), News Limited (The Daily Tele & Courier Mail), and The Huffington Post (http://www.alisonhill.com.au/in-the-media/). Her work has found its way inside a few big businesses you might have heard of… PepsiCo, Siemens, McDonalds, Sydney Trains, BHP Billiton, Bond University, Griffith University, and BlueCare just to name a few. Ali presents her unique and authentic message as a sought after international keynote speaker and MC where she engages her audience with humour, practicality and real-world thinking. Ali & I met in Uluru at a conference many years ago & connected instantly. Ali is an incredible conduit of helping people find their voice and it’s a thrill for me to get her on the other side of the mic as it where & be the one asking the questions for a change. Ali’s Stand Out Life podcast can be found here: https://www.alisonhill.com.au/standoutlife We talked about a specific interview that Ali did with Teela Reid - Episode 87: The truth-teller of our time. Since then, Ali has just finished a second interview with Tesla (# 99 - Facing our truth). They are both fantastic interviews so be sure to check them out. __ Connect with Ali here:- Instagram: www.instagram.com/alihill Facebook: www.facebook.com/standoutlife Website: www.alisonhill.com.au LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/fromalihill/   And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
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Created by
Michelle Cox
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Dec 1st, 2020
Latest Episode
Dec 1st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
32
Avg. Episode Length
29 minutes
Explicit
Yes
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Episodic
Language
English

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