Happy families with Dr Justin Coulson

Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s most respected and popular parenting authors and speakers. He is sought after for his expertise in family life, relationships, and wellbeing and resilience; and he is the founder of ‘Happy Families’. Justin has a PhD in Positive...

Do you have a morning routine?

You might be asking what does a morning routine have to do with connection, well I’m here to tell you it has EVERYTHING to do with it! There are so many benefits to having a morning routine – not least that it helps set our day up for success. A morning routine can...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...