Episodes
In this episode, I chat with Mel Kettle, author of the book Fully Connected. Mel is a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. Her clients include leaders, teams and organisations that want to achieve real connection and sustained engagement. At the heart of everything Mel does is a commitment to self-leadership. She truly believes that we need to lead ourselves first before we can lead others. This became clear after she survived the debilitating effects of work-related loneliness, stress...
Published 10/03/22
In this episode, I have a conversation with Dr. Paige Williams, author and researcher in Organisational Behaviour.  Paige has over twenty years of experience working with global organisations she helps leaders surface uncomfortable truths, and see the rules they need to break in order to break through and lead themselves, their teams, and their organisations to thrive.   In this conversation, we chat about: What happens when teams lack accountability? How do you define underperformance?...
Published 09/26/22
In this episode, I chat with Renee Giarusso. We share a candid conversation about leading living and learning   Talking Points The power of lifelong learning to unlock potential How can leaders express gratitude authentically Five key worlds to transform the start of meetings How to banish negativity using the 3:1 positivity ratio From limited to limitless as a leader How can leaders remain curious and continue to develop The power of walking coaching. Renee Giarusso is a leadership...
Published 09/19/22
Pip helps Leaders build great teams that work.  Teams that are engaged, empowered and effective every day.  Her work is centred around her 4 Well-Beings of Teams which is the foundation for happier, more productive teams at work.  When these fundamentals are in place, leaders spend less time managing poor performance, and more time helping people thrive and shine.     In this conversation, Pip shares: Her accidental journey from office all-rounder to expert in leading great teams The 4...
Published 09/06/22
In this episode, I chat with Dr Jesse Green and we share a conversation that encompasses many different areas of life including: What it means to achieve a guilt-free work life balance Defining success and navigating the journey to fulfillment  How our priorities change in the different seasons of life Why impact and purpose are as important as profitability Preventing overwhelm with a planned getaway Optimal daily habits including reading Author, speaker, and entrepreneur, Dr Jesse Green...
Published 08/22/22
In this episode, I chat with Dr Tom Verghese.  We share a candid conversation about ageing, life transitions and eldership.   Talking Points How do we approach the last half of life The role of the elder in a youth-orientated world The benefit of creating multi-generational teams in the workplace Shifting the language to combat ageism Instead of retiring, let’s rewire for a new adventure Dr Tom Verghese is a trusted advisor, executive coach, international consultant, author, presenter...
Published 08/08/22
This month marks eight years of being in business. During that time, my brand and service offerings have evolved.  When I began my journey into podcasting in early 2020, I kept the title and topics of conversations quite broad.  With 76 episodes of the Business Chat Podcast under my belt, on reflection, I have most enjoyed the conversations related to soft skills. The podcast has a brand new look, and here is a super short solo episode about the changes.  Welcome to Soft Skills for...
Published 08/01/22
In this episode of the Business Chat podcast, I speak with Lois Keay-Smith, a career counsellor who helps people figure out what they want in their career path and how they can get there.  Individuals who feel stuck often fear changing careers because society dictates that stability is possible by staying in one profession.  However, it’s never too late to transition and enjoy what you’ve always wanted to do. If you’re at a career crossroads and don’t know which path to take, listen to the...
Published 07/26/22
If you’re someone who likes to start a conversation and yearns for connection, you will reap rewards and opportunities on LinkedIn. However, the challenge with this platform is not to come off as spammy or annoying and to utilise LinkedIn for high-value connections. In this episode, I chat with Adam Franklin, a LinkedIn expert, best-selling author, and CEO of Bluewire Media. He believes that LinkedIn is a great platform to look for the people you want to build and nurture relationships with;...
Published 07/11/22
There has been a major shift in business expectations from consumers who call for brands to be socially and environmentally responsible. People are not just blindly buying products and services, but often make the effort to research how businesses treat their employees, if they have environmental programs, or how they create a positive impact on their community.  In this episode, I speak with Michael, founder of ToBe Advisory. He believes that businesses can make a difference if they focus...
Published 06/27/22
Expert and authority may seem similar, but as I discovered when chatting with Petra Zink, there is a key difference.  Petra is an author and founder of impaCCCt and The 360 Talent Co. She speaks about how experts and authorities help business owners with their problems.  The key difference between them is the level of trust they gain from clients. Experts know how to solve problems while an authority strives to generate deeper connections and commonalities through story-telling and...
Published 06/13/22
Decision-making is a crucial skill to be an effective leader. Decisions that are well-crafted help organisations move towards goals and best outcomes.  In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I welcome back my first podcast guest, Rob Hartnett. He is the Vice President of Growth for APAC for NeuroLeadership Institute. Rob talks about what affects decision-making and how to make efficient and effective decisions. We have to remember that decision-making is dependent on our habits,...
Published 05/30/22
Our love for learning is strengthened when we’re in environments that acknowledge and nurture this passion. However, most of our learning institutions focus on traditional approaches that may no longer be relevant, and we need to work towards re-imagining learning at work. In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I have a lovely conversation with Steph Clarke. She helps organisations deal with hard conversations regarding learning and development.  Before the pandemic, people’s way of...
Published 05/16/22
The negotiation process depends on what needs to be achieved. The individuals involved can either participate in competitive or collaborative negotiation. Both of these utilise non-verbal cues that support the communication style and goal of the conversation. In this episode of the Business Chat podcast, I welcome back the amazing Gary Edwards to carry on with the discussion for non-verbal negotiation.  There are lots of factors to consider when negotiating; the environment, tone of voice,...
Published 05/09/22
Our personal branding goes beyond the images we post on social platforms. It needs to be aligned with who we really are, our values, and what we aim to accomplish. In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I speak with Jennifer Holloway. We chat about how to improve personal branding and ways to authentically share your brand without sounding “salesy”.  Jennifer shares her six key elements for creating a personal brand and through these elements, entrepreneurs can showcase what they...
Published 05/02/22
Having conscious communication can be life-changing, it improves internal communication and enhances the power of listening. In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I chat with Jem Fuller, a speaker, coach, author, and adventurer. He talks about conscious communication and how it benefits people on both personal and corporate levels.  The success of our relationships is greatly dependent on our ability to communicate. With conscious communication, we’re aware of the higher purpose that...
Published 04/25/22
In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I speak with Nigel Collin, a Certified Professional Speaker (CSP), author, and founder of the Ingenious Oz Project. Nigel talks about a topic every leader or business owner should know - how to have better business conversations. Communicating is often overlooked since everybody can do it, but an effective conversation creates a significant impact in business. Powerful conversations help build trust and form stronger relationships.  When...
Published 04/18/22
In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I have a fascinating chat about personal branding with Monica Rosenfeld,  she describes personal brand as “consciously creating the perception that you want people to have of you.” To identify an individual’s personal brand, Monica advises going through what she calls the “tree step process.” This highlights a person’s core values, expertise, distinguished physical appearance, and content creation. Personal branding is more than a marketing...
Published 04/11/22
We use critical thinking whenever we need to make a  decision.  In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I chat with Bethan Winn, a critical thinking facilitator, and consultant.  Leaders are presented with day-to-day challenges that require them to make important decisions. By honing critical thinking skills, they become equipped with confidence and clarity to communicate, make good decisions and solve problems. When leaders employ critical thinking, they see beyond their actions and...
Published 04/04/22
There is no better time for leaders to level up their communication skills than now. Leaders need to recognise the importance of early and credible communication to ensure that their people have a valid source of truth. In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I speak with Dr. Neryl East, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and an expert in media, marketing, and influential communication. Neryl talks about how leaders can communicate in “spotlight situations” - when the pressure is...
Published 03/28/22
Introversion is a strength, one that can be harnessed and used as both a professional and personal skill. Introverts are also able to observe more and through this, they’re able to create great quality data and evaluations. In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I have a fascinating conversation with a fellow introvert, Jon Yeo. He is the National President for Professional Speakers Australia and the licensee and Head Curator of TEDxMelbourne. Jon speaks about his journey towards...
Published 03/21/22
Many people see leading as a role they undertake at work only.  Yet when we study the great leaders around us, it's clear that leading is a journey of mastery underpinned by connection and clarity. In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I share a conversation with Ashraf Dashlooty. He’s a consultant, coach, mentor, and master facilitator who’s been helping leaders with their journey to success.  Ash shares the key underlying principles that drive people and key levers that craft a...
Published 03/14/22
It’s been said that psychological safety is the single biggest contributor to workplace productivity.  When employees are in a psychologically safe space, they know that their ideas, questions, and concerns are valued, and their contributions are appreciated and mistakes are a sign of learning and development. In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I have a wonderful chat with Dr. John Forbes, a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Delta Psychology. John chats with me  about...
Published 03/07/22
Empathy is often misunderstood in the business world, but it is a powerful strategy that develops effective leadership. Empathy begins with having a shared understanding.  In this episode of the Business Chat Podcast, I have a fascinating chat with Daniel Murray about leading performance by using empathy.  It’s no secret that there’s a shortage of empathy in business organisations. The main reason behind this is that organisations have become more complex over the years, and what’s...
Published 02/28/22