Episodes
I know some of you will be eye rolling when I say that this is one of my favourite chats to date, but I think you might agree once you actually have a listen. I'm going to have to cut myself short in this intro because there is SO much I could say about why Mark Manson is one of my favourite people in the world but the episode itself makes it clearer than I could here. Best known as the author of ground-breaking NY Times Best Seller, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck, I once mistook Mark's...
Published 07/01/20
I'm sure I'm not the only one who has been experiencing a lot of ups and downs with the uncertainty and chaos of this year so far and I can't think of anyone better to give us some perspective and guidance on getting through adversity than the divine Elle Halliwell. Hers is a story I can never hear too many times that brings forth every ounce of emotion I have in admiration and awe and I'm so grateful she has shared it again today for the yay-borhood. Elle began in the world of journalism...
Published 06/24/20
You might know that this week is Men's Health Week and while, of course everyone's health is equally important, I really support the particular focus this week on the unique challenges faced by men in both their physical and mental health. As you'll hear, men's health outcomes often fall far behind those of women and they still face a lot of stigma around the perceived "weakness" of seeking help, so I think this is a wonderful way to remind men they're not alone and to help women too...
Published 06/16/20
It's been a little while since our last INTRApreneurial guest, but I'm delighted to have one of the best with us today - Jasmine Smith, Director of People and Culture from Swisse Wellness. You know I love a good non-linear way to yay, so I found Jasmine's story captivating from her nomadic and adventurous childhood to make up artistry, then a late entry to tertiary studies in behavioural science after her first child, a successful career in retail and sales and only after seven years at each...
Published 06/10/20
This week, we've got another way to yay full of twists and turns ending up nowhere our guest thought she'd be but exactly where she was meant to be. Nicole Liu started out on the very conventional "finance-y" pathway, climbing, (much like me) a ladder she thought she was genuinely passionate about. That was until a misdiagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome and the similarly inaccurate news that she was necessarily infertile threw her world upside down and opened her eyes to the difficulty of...
Published 05/27/20
I'm so excited to have something a little different for you this week - a JOINT podcast episode with Stef and Jess Dadon, the fashion entrepreneurs behind How Two Live, Founders of Twoobs and hosts of their own fabulous, How Two Live podcast. I've mentioned that one of the silver linings to come out of isolation this year is the new ways we've been finding to connect with each other and I was so stoked when these spectacular sisters reached out with the idea of hosting an episode...
Published 05/19/20
I'm not sure about you guys but these crazy times have definitely made me reflect on, among many other things, the way we communicate and connect with each other. What a perfect time to have today's guest join the show to dive a little deeper into just that - I'm delighted to have expert communicator, TEDx speaker, and Emmy-award winning voice actress, Tasia Valenza, join from New York. You might not have realised, but you've almost definitely heard Tasia's incredible voice (or voices)...
Published 05/14/20
Well, I think I've held up pretty well so far on the show - it's not easy to leave me speechless, but this week's guest cracked me. I'm always so impressed and inspired by everyone's self-awareness, reflection and honesty, but Jake Edwards is just on another level. IMPORTANT NOTE - This is a little heavier than usual and we do touch on suicide in the context of Jake's incredibly inspiring recovery. A conversation about yay in any depth has to acknowledge how severe the challenges can be for...
Published 05/07/20
This week's podcast guest and I both love rambling as much as each other and we go all over the place in what I was humbled to hear was perhaps the most honest chat she's had, particularly with all the time we've had recently for reflections. You've almost certainly seen the work of the wonderful Lana Wilkinson - Australia's most beloved celebrity and fashion stylist behind the best dressed at the Logies, Brownlow, Races, TV and everything in between - as well as founder of her very own shoe...
Published 05/01/20
I feel like March went for a year and April has gone in the blink of an eye. Hope you're all continuing to adapt to #iso and, as our last guest Harlan Coben described, bringing your own weather to the picnic. Meanwhile, I've got another wonderful lockdown chat for you with the absolutely delightful Abbey Way as part of what she affectionately refers to as #DowntimeAbbey. If you haven't already seen her work although millions of you have, Abbey is making waves in the world of TV as a Channel 7...
Published 04/24/20
Published 04/24/20
I'm so excited about this week's episode because, as most of you know, I'm a die-hard crime fiction reader so I'm fangirling a bit over our guest - the wonderful Harlan Coben. As much as I consume crime novels, movies and TV shows, I've never actually met or spoken to one of the many authors I admire so I was bowled right over when Harlan agreed to join the show from New Jersey. To many of you, he probably needs no introduction, but if you didn't already know, Harlan is the #1 New York...
Published 04/16/20
Welcome back beautiful people, hope you're all keeping safe and well. I'm so glad to be joined this week by absolute legend, Moana Hope, to share her totally refreshing approach to life, undying dedication to her family and appreciation of the little things. She has such an incredibly interesting story and such wise words for us all on embracing what makes us different, especially in a world where we so often feel pressured to be the same or do the same as others. I found our chat to be the...
Published 04/09/20
I hope you're all keeping safe and well and getting through iso. I've got another episode that was recorded before things ramped up, so again, I hope it gives you a lovely little break from these crazy times. I've heard this story SO many times but it never gets old, I literally met Kate when I fangirled all over her way back at a women's event before I'd even graduated. I never imagined I'd get to speak alongside her or chat with her on a podcast, but that's just another example of how...
Published 04/02/20
Another week of craziness, I can't believe how quickly things are changing. I hope you are all looking after yourselves and finding ways to get through physical distancing and time at home. While it is a very grave time for so many of us, I have been finding so much comfort in laughter and focusing on the things we still have to smile about. So, I'm going to keep bringing you as much as yay possible and you might have seen I started on Wednesday with a little yay filled humpday live lunch...
Published 03/29/20
I can't believe how much has changed just since our last episode. First and foremost, I just want to send out waves of love and support into your ears - we are all being impacted in different ways, but it's a challenging time for everyone and these either bring out the best or the worst in us so let's all focus on looking after ourselves and one another as best we can. I still think it's hysterical that anyone needs to be reminded to wash their hands but stay vigilant in those small ways we...
Published 03/18/20
While I was up in Sydney, I was lucky enough to spend time with Madison de Rozario, three-time Paralympian who is heading off for her fourth in Tokyo this year. Madi made her Paralympic debut in wheelchair racing at just 14 years old at the Beijing 2008 games taking home three silver medals since then as well as a string of other accolades and achievements. She is an incredible role model and advocate for the visibility of the disabled community, reshaping our perception of disability and...
Published 03/13/20
International Women's Day is coming up this Sunday 8th March and I thought we'd dedicate both this episode and next to two women who embody female empowerment, equality and achievements. To be fair, every woman AND man who has generously come on the show has been incredible in a different way making it pretty much impossible for me to ever have themed "special guests" - they're all so special. But particularly as a woman who has grown up taking the dialogue about women's rights largely for...
Published 03/04/20
If you were following our wedding last year, you probably saw the fun we had with our amazing wedding dance choreographer Jarryd Byrne who we then passed on to Samantha Gash and Mark Wales for their wedding. He very generously organised tickets for the four of us to the second episode of the new season of Dancing with the Stars on Channel 10 where he is the professional partner to Celia Pacquola and it was an absolute BLAST, it's such an amazing show to watch and to see it in studio was even...
Published 02/26/20
This week's guest is neither our first doctor nor our first guest who has experienced war zones, but is definitely our first war zone doctor to join the show. With 11 honorary doctorates, an order of Canada, and an incredible career as a physician and philanthropist, Dr Samantha Nutt is one of the most interesting and articulate people I've had the pleasure to chat with. From starting out in Somalia in her early 20s with UNICEF to founding War Child Canada to help children and women affected...
Published 02/20/20
This episode has been a long time coming, but I finally sat down with my wonderful manager and absolute girlboss, Genevieve Day, founder of her own trailblazing agency, Day Management. If you've ever wondered about how things work in influencer land, we cover it all in this episode right back from those very early days when the market was emerging and Gen saw an opportunity to jump right in leaving her PR career behind to start her own business. From one sole talent on her books to now a...
Published 02/16/20
I am SO excited about this week's guest - I know I say that every week, but this one is truly still blowing my mind. I don't think there are many people in Australia or anywhere for that matter who haven't heard of the stunningly beautiful Miranda Kerr and it's an absolute honour to have her join us from her home in LA. While she grew up in a small country town as a bit of a self-professed tomboy, Miranda started her modelling career at 13 when she won the Dolly Magazine model search in 1997...
Published 02/11/20
This episode has been a long time in the making and even longer since I've admired these two both separately and together. Guy and Jules Sebastian are two of the world's biggest legends and the sweetest couple to have spent time with. With almost twenty years together, I thought they'd make the perfect guests for a power couple episode going all the way back to their teenage days when they met in little old Adelaide singing together. Yep, Jules sings too - one of many behind the scenes...
Published 02/07/20
Welcome back to the second episode we recorded over in the West during our quick visit to Perth. In case anyone has been waiting for an example of someone who didn't have to leave the law to find their yay, my dear friend Amy Barber is your woman. As you'll hear, her legal career would have been my dream career if business hadn't fallen into my lap and I am continually in awe of her resilience, open-mindedness and sense of social justice. While she too started out in corporate law at the...
Published 01/29/20
Thank you all so much to everyone around the world who participated in the Relief Run over the weekend. There were over 18,000 of us running in almost 200 countries and we raised over $1 million for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund. Special thanks to those of you who joined our Seize the Yay community runs, this yayborhood continues to blow me away with your generosity and spirit. This episode worked out with such perfect timing, I'm delighted to have our dear friend and...
Published 01/21/20