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Approaching 50 – ten things I learned in my 40s

I turn 50 next week - eek! Where have the last ten twenty years gone??? Obviously I'm older, hopefully wiser, and I have definitely learned A LOT. I thought I would share my top ten learnings of the last ten years to commemorate the end of my 40s. Which, let's face...

Tony Ryan

I first met this week's guest, Tony Ryan, about 12 years ago when I joined Professional Speakers Australia. Back then Tony was a bit of a legend in Australia's speaking community, and today is no different. He is a lifelong educator, parent, and futurist, and has...

Becoming more self-aware

An important leadership quality is being self-aware. Something most of us can improve! Being self-aware is about understanding what motivates you, the impact you have on others, what you do well and where you struggle. Stephen Covey says that self-awareness involves...

Emergency management with Andrew Short AFSM

Andrew Short AFSM is the Assistant Commissioner for the State Emergency Services for Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES). Andrew is no stranger to the challenges associated with providing effective emergency management, having worked for QFES for over 20...

Do you know your purpose?

I recorded this episode at South Bank, in Brisbane, on a revoltingly humid day! All the meeting rooms at the State Library were booked so I thought I'd sit outside in the shade - it was VERY HOT! And I had company - a few beautiful Australian Water Dragons. This week...

Coping with overwhelm – at Christmas and throughout the year!

As I write this it’s only 9 days until Christmas. Which I feel snuck up more quickly than usual this year! Christmas and the holiday season can be a really difficult time for a lot of people. And even for those who love it, there can be pockets of stress and...

The importance of rest

In my last solo episode, I spoke about the importance of sleep. Today I want to talk about rest. Our brains thrive when they have time to rest. We make over 30,000 decisions a day, so the cognitive load on our mind is immense. If we don’t take some time during the day...

Live your magnificent life with Lisa O’Neill

Lisa O'Neill is feisty, funny and fabulous. She has been described as a human version of Berocca and is one of my favourite people for her energy, her positivity and her ability to cut the shit and tell it as it is – always with love. Lisa wants us all to live big...

The importance of sleep

It's seriously hard to feel like connecting with people if you're tired! Let's face it, the only thing I want to be connecting with when I'm sleep deprived is my pillow. This week's episode is about the importance of sleep. Ironically, the week I recorded this I...

Financial fitness with Lara Bourguignon, CEO SuperConcepts

I first heard of Lara Bourguignon when we received an email she sent to all SuperConcepts clients, introducing herself as the new CEO, and inviting us to get in touch via her direct email if we had any concerns or otherwise. I was incredibly impressed so reached out...

Connecting through kindness

I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness lately. And how a small, kind gesture can make such a mammoth difference to someone’s life. Most of us are kind to our family and friends - what do we need to do to be more kind at work? Being kind is one of easiest things we...

Connecting with food with Dani Valent (episode 19)

I think I first "met" Dani Valent on Twitter about ten years ago, around the time I first bought a Thermomix. #bestkitchengadgetever Since then we have become firm friends. As she lives in Melbourne and I'm in Brisbane, we don't have a lot of opportunities to hang...

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