Podcast – This connected life

Connecting through laughter (episode 10)

Earlier this week my friend Emma put up a post on Facebook saying that when we are children we laugh 400x a day. And now as adults, we laugh an average of 15x a day. This got me thinking. Why is this? And why is laughter so important? And how can we connect through...

Fully human leadership with Kate Billing (episode 9)

Kate Billing and I met when we both started at Thought Leaders Business School on the same day, about two and a half years ago. I immediately knew we would become firm friends, and we have. As well as being one of the smartest people I know, she is also kind,...

Become a social CEO (episode 8)

We live in a digital world and people today expect CEOs and leaders to be seen and heard. Both within your organisation and within the broader community. This means you need to have an active presence on social media. In this minisode we talk about how you can become...

Barefoot leadership with Jeremy Watkins (episode 7)

Jeremy Watkins (aka the Barefoot Leader) is one of my favourite peeps and so it was an absolute pleasure to chat with him when we were both in Melbourne last week. Jeremy works with Senior Leaders, Corporate Executives, Business Owners and their teams across Australia...

How addicted are you to your smartphone? (episode 6)

I've said many times recently that the irony of our increasingly connected world is that we – as individuals and as organisations – are becoming more disconnected than we ever have before. I can't remember where I first heard this analogy but I love it - we all carry...

Connecting with photography and video with Jen Dainer (episode 5)

Jen Dainer is a Brisbane based photographer and videographer. While she specialises in taking photos in dangerous places - such as hanging out of helicopters! - she is also great at getting reluctant victims clients to enjoy the whole photography experience. I should...

Connecting with teams – do they know your purpose?

A stat I quote often is the one from Gallup that tells us that only 13% of people are engaged at work. This means that 87% aren’t engaged. Imagine what this does to your performance, your productivity, and your profit? Think about how much opportunity is being missed....

Connecting with LEGO with Steph Clarke

Steph Clarke is an accountant turned facilitator and team coach and pommy (that’s a Brit living in Australia for the uninitiated) based in Melbourne. We've not actually met yet, but have some very good mutual friends so I feel like we've been friends for AGES! Steph...

Hacking happiness with Penny Locaso

Penny Locaso and I met at the fabulous s p a c e event we attended earlier this year. Penny is the world’s first Happiness Hacker, on a mission to teach 10 million humans, by 2025, how to future-proof happiness. She advocates fear(less)ness and she definitely...

Introducing… This Connected Life – a new podcast!

I'm thrilled to announce my new podcast, This Connected Life. It was submitted to iTunes today, so while we wait for its approval, here's a sneak peek of what it will be about. As we spend more time with technology, we often forget it’s the human relationship that is...

Business benefits of podcasting

Podcasting is a growing medium and many organisations are finding there are many benefits of podcasting.  American research suggests: 2% of American audio listening is podcasts Podcast listening grew 23% between 2015 and 2016 The average time spent listening to...

A podcast pivot

A few weeks ago saw the release of the last episode of my initial foray into podcasting, The Activity Pod. I’ve learnt a lot from the 25 episodes Annette and I recorded together. Including more productivity tips and tricks than I ever expected! I spoke with and met...

15 (more) seconds of fame – talking podcasting on 612 ABC Brisbane

Yesterday I dragged myself out of bed far earlier than I'm comfy with, so I could go into the 612 ABC studio in Brisbane to chat about podcasting with Spencer Howson. For those not familiar with Spencer, he is Brisbane's #1 breakfast radio announcer. And has been #1...

Do you have a morning ritual?

  "If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?" Steve Jobs asked himself this question every morning, while looking in the mirror. If he said no on too many consecutive days then he made some changes. This was one of his...

Announcing The Activity Pod – my new podcast

I've been a little quite on the old blogging front of late, as I have been working on a new project - a podcast! I'm really proud to announce that it - The Activity Pod - has now been launched. You can find us on iTunes, and soon, hopefully, we will also be on...

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