Podcast – This connected life

As we spend more time with technology, we often forget it’s the human relationship that is most important. People do business with people they know, like and trust, and the best way to increase trust is to increase connection.

This podcast explores how we can become more connectable so we can better connect with ourselves, our family and friends, our colleagues and employees and more.

I share my thoughts and I have conversations with connected leaders who share the experiences, values and strategies that have helped them become more connected so they achieve success in life and business.

Maya Angelou said:

People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them feel.

I really hope you enjoy the show.

Julie Trell, a human API (episode 15)

Julie Trell, a human API (episode 15)

Julie Trell tells me she is a human API. Of course, I'm immediately curious! Of course, once she explains to me what that is, it all makes total sense. And no, I'm not giving a spoiler alert - you can listen to this episode 🙂  I first heard of Julie when I became...

Connecting through collaboration (episode 14)

Connecting through collaboration (episode 14)

I'm sure that most of us have been involved in a collaboration of some sort over the course of our working life. Sometimes they are great, sometimes they are most definitely NOT! We know that creating collaborative teams, whether in your organisation or more broadly...

AFL and art with Cameron Schwab (episode 13)

AFL and art with Cameron Schwab (episode 13)

Cameron Schwab is mostly known for being a former CEO of the Richmond, Melbourne and Fremantle AFL Clubs, and for being the youngest CEO in the history of AFL when he was appointed CEO of the Richmond Football Club at age 24. Today Cam is a leadership coach and...

Connect authentically (episode 12)

Connect authentically (episode 12)

What does it mean to connect authentically? It can sometimes be confusing as authenticity is one of those words a lot of people use - and often overuse. I think it’s one of those concepts we recognise when it’s really obviously there – or not there! The Cambridge...

Transforming capability with Dr Kelly Windle (episode 11)

Transforming capability with Dr Kelly Windle (episode 11)

Dr Kelly Windle is one of the smartest people I know, with five (!!) degrees. She is also very human, as she is a psychologist who is passionate about helping people and businesses evolve. Kelly works with people to align, curate, and accelerate their personal and...

Connecting through laughter (episode 10)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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?

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

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

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!

Introducing… This Connected Life – a new podcast!

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 most important. People do business with people they know, like...

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