Podcast – This connected life

Managing your money with John Barton

Managing your money with John Barton

   John Barton is the CEO of MGD, a Brisbane based wealth management company. What struck me when we first met many years ago, was his generosity in sharing his knowledge and his time. He's driven by an absolute focus on values, quality, teamwork and corporate...

How do you ask, listen and observe?

How do you ask, listen and observe?

It’s been an interesting week with the government announcing the lifting of some of the COVID-19 restrictions. I have to admit, I’m a little anxious about it all, but I am looking forward to being able to see a few more family and friends.  In this podcast episode, I...

People stuff with Zoë Routh

People stuff with Zoë Routh

 I feel like I say this ALL THE TIME, but I loved this conversation with Zoë Routh. We met about three years ago when I joined Thought Leaders Business School, and I liked her immediately! We have loads of things in common – a love of food and travel, pet chickens,...

Managing your energy

Managing your energy

    Are we all sick of Zoom yet? I've been averaging about 20 hours a week on Zoom, and last week was closer to 30 as I was completing an online course for four days. Let me tell you, it's been an energy KILLER. Which is fitting as this post is about...

Finding beauty within imperfections with Michelle Cox

Finding beauty within imperfections with Michelle Cox

Michelle Cox and I met in May 2019 at the space series event and immediately bonded. Previously a global CEO, COO and currently a non-executive director, Michelle has owned, founded and headed up many companies in her twenty-five years in the corporate world. An elite...

Working from home – staying connected with your team

Working from home – staying connected with your team

  Last week I spoke about how to work from home. This time I’m speaking about how you, as a manager or leader, can stay connected with your teams when you are all working in different locations. There are three main things we need to consider when we work from...

Staying connected when working from home

Staying connected when working from home

How are you??? It’s definitely a weird and challenging time right now, and for many of us, our routines are dramatically changing. Change can bring with it fear and uncertainty. It can also bring hope and opportunity. Yes, I’m definitely scared, however, I’m choosing...

Happy families with Dr Justin Coulson

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?

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...

Connecting through travel – and so much more with Kim Stockham

Connecting through travel – and so much more with Kim Stockham

Kim Stockham and I first met about 14 years ago through our local chamber of commerce. We bonded over the challenges of working from home and staying sane! We also bonded over our shared love of travel. Today Kim is based in Singapore, heading up Corporate...

Approaching 50 – ten things I learned in my 40s

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

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

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

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?

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!

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...

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