Sharon Natoli is an optimist who believes in the power of food to connect humanity to a better future. She speaks and writes about building human connection through the humble, yet surprisingly powerful, act of eating together.

An Accredited Practising Dietitian who has spent three decades advising individuals and organisations about connecting the nutritional benefits of food to their vision for a healthier future, Sharon’s expertise lies in communication, connection and the future of food and food culture. She is a visionary thinker who strongly believes that while what we eat plays a central role in the health of people and the planet, it’s the ability of food to bring people together where its true power lies.  

Through her speaking and programs, Sharon demonstrates that by eating together, organisations can prepare for the shift to a more human-centred future by aligning values, people and culture in a way that brings joy and connection while increasing retention, engagement and stimulating revenue growth. 

Sharon’s new book, Eating Together – build team connection and workplace culture through the power of food is due out in July 2020.

You can connect with Sharon at, and on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

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What Sharon Natoli and I talked about:

  • The power of food to connect 
  • Brené Brown 
  • Being seen, heard and valued
  • Tips and advice for workplaces and leaders sharing food at work 
  • How Canva and Carmen’s Foods incorporate food and eating together at work into their organisations
  • Sharing meals with clients 
  • Virtual lunches during COVID-19
  • Increasing social isolation and loneliness
  • 40% of people feel lonely at work 
  • Simon Sinek – Leaders Eat Last 
  • Our favourite foods to cook and eat 
  • Butter makes everything better 
  • Match the oil with the cuisine – peanut oil for Thai cooking and ghee for Indian cooking 

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Mel Kettle is all about connection, communication and collaboration. She works with CEOs, leaders and teams to help them better communicate and collaborate (online AND offline) to achieve better relationships, revenue and results. Mel is a facilitator, trainer, speaker, author and mentor who provides practical advice that achieves results while having some fun!

You can download her latest whitepaper, The Social CEO – from invisible to influencer or order a signed copy of her book, The Social Association. To inquire about working with Mel, please email or call her on 0404 600 889.

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