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Episode 37 : How Work/Life Balance impacts on productivity – Sharon Weinstein

Sharon is a speaker and author who specialises in work/life balance. Prior to her commitment to work/life balance, Sharon, a registered nurse by education and passion, worked 100 hours per week, 3 countries per week until she missed a family event because of a flight delay in Eastern Europe. The plane had contraband on board, and the delay extended for 4 days. Sharon realized that she needed to shift her paradigm and ‘get a life.


How to Boost Your Focus, Memory & Productivity – Nishant Kasibhatia

Nishant Kasibhatla is a professional speaker, corporate trainer and an author. He is a Guinness Record Holder (2011) and has worked with organisations such as Oracle, American Express, Qatar Airways and Petronas delivering presentations that are mesmerising, memorable and message driven. He has over two decades of experience and has worked with companies, schools, students and individuals in over 19 countries and 5 continents.


Episode 36 : Linking Technology & People to Drive Workplace Productivity – a Conversation with Productivity Experts Donna Hanson & Sally Foley Lewis – Sally Foley Lewis

With 20+ years experience and a MBA under her belt, Sally’s inspired people across a range of industries: from health clubs in Germany to shipbuilding yards and oil and gas companies in the Middle East, to community organisations in outback Australia. She has also helped managers and leaders in aviation, telco’s, hospitality, education, professional services and finance. With her exceptional qualifications, diverse program and project management, and leadership experiences, she’s an expert...


How Storytelling can increase Your Own & Your Organisation’s Productivity – Simone de Haas

Simone de Haas has a brilliance with stage and story that has been honed by a creatively inspired career of over 30 years. She is a multi-award-winning Theatre Director, Producer and Performer, as well as an Acting Coach for Film, Television & Theatre. She has won theatre industry awards including the coveted Matilda Award for Directing, Acting & Design and an ABC Radio Bell Award for Best Production and Best Director. As The Speakers’ Director, Simone designs and facilitates 'Purposeful...


Episode 35 : 5 Things HR & L&D Professionals MUST Know To Unlock the Human & Creative Potential of Their Organisatio – Ricky Nowak

Known as The Communication Catalyst for her ability to get results, Ricky Nowak has been a stand out light in leadership skills training for 20 years. She is known for her ability to get results by inspiring leaders to create positive and sustainable change in behaviour and outcome She is a published author, professional speaker, presenter and executive coach. Ricky is 1 of only 18 professional coaches in Australia accredited to deliver the Stakeholder Centred Coaching Model developed by US...


Episode 34 : How Your Office Layout Could Be Decreasing Your Productivity….and What you can do about it – Narelle Haw

With 20 years experience in the corporate world, including time spent working within large organisations such as Woolworths, The Body Shop and the National Australia Bank, Narelle Haw is founder of Harmony Enterprise Australia a company dedicated to creating workspaces with soul. A certified Building Biologist and Design Psychology Coach, Narelle has worked with many organisations including accountants, financial planning firms, corporation and schools. Narelle is a guest lecturer on Healthy...


Unlocking Your Own (& Your Team’s) Mental Roadblocks to Increase Productivity – Debbie Petersen

Debbie Peterson is a Professional Keynote Speaker, Keynote Trainer and Mindset Expert who works with companies to motivate, educate and inspire their employees to focus on the mindset that creates bottom-line results. Debbie has successfully worked with professionals at various stages of career in corporations, charitable organizations and associations to help them discover what holds them back, eliminate limiting beliefs, and supercharge the mindset to achieve professional success in areas...


Episode 33: 5 Ways HR Professionals can Help Staff Accelerate Personal Productivity – Michael Licenblat

Michael is a resilience expert who helps organizations keep great people by teaching them how to stay productive under pressure - without burning themselves out. Michael believes that achieving results in business is more about becoming resilient to pressure and bouncing back from setbacks than any other factor. Michael has since helped 100’s of companies such as ColesMyer, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Toyota, St George, and MLC, learn how to stay dollar productive when the pressure is on, so...


How burning the silos can increase productivity – Karen Snyder

Karen has a Masters in organisational development from John Hopkins University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. Her clients include NASA, US Patent and Trademark Office and the University of Chicago. Karen and her team deliver a range of programs that deliver bottom line results.


Episode 32 : Saying Sorry Properly – How saying sorry can increase your productivity – Danielle Storey

Danielle Storey is the co-owner of an award-winning international multi-million dollar family-run business, The Cartridge Family. The Cartridge Family is based in Melbourne servicing Australian and New Zealand businesses for over 16 years. She is also a professional speaker in business/marketing, sales/customer service and employee engagement. She is an experienced and skilled mentor as well as being a specialist in exhibiting and sponsorship management. A talented communicator, with proven...


How Your Resilience Impacts on Your Own & Your Organisation’s Productivity – Kim Becking

In this Expert Insight’s show, we speak to Author, Leadership Coach and Motivational Speaker Kim Becking about resilience and it’s impact on personal and organisational productivity. Kim certainly knows about resilience and it’s impact on life. She has been helping organizations, leaders, teams and individuals boost their resilience, reduce stress and overwhelm, conquer change and communicate and connect in a more authentic and meaningful way for over twenty years.


Episode 31 : Inspiring Ownership to Increase Productivity – Meridith Elliott Powell

With a background including corporate leadership positions in banking, finance and healthcare, Meridith works with leaders and organisations create ownership at every level to increase profits. Meridith believes success in today’s economy requires EVERY employee to be fully engaged, take ownership and drive results. With seven out of 10 workers being disengaged, companies are investing money trying to solve the problem when what’s required is in fact a cultural change. Meridith’s clients...


Episode 30 : How good (and bad) internal and external customer service can impact on your productivity – Marilyn Suttle

Marilyn is a human potential expert and the author of the book Who’s Your Gladys which focusses on how to develop Customer retention to increase profits and create happy, connected customers (internal and external) that come back. She is also a listed as a recommended Human Potential Trainer by Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Marilyn offers practical tools to maximize success with customers and coworkers. She taps into the human desire to excel, maximize potential and...


How Presentation Skills Impact on Your Own & Your Organisation’s Productivity – Lisa Braithwaite

Before starting her business as a public speaking and presentations coach, Lisa developed programs and training g materials in the non profit sector. Lisa has been interviewed in a wealth of publications in the US including the Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Wall Street Journal and on We speak with Lisa about how presentation skills impact on your own and your organisation’s productivity.


Episode 29 : 5 Ways HR & L&D Professionals can engage employees in the process of change. – Marcia Xenitelis

Marcia is an acclaimed international professional speaker, author, consultant and coach. Her experience in understanding the difference between communication strategies that simply inform employees about what is happening and those strategies that engage employees in the process of change distinguishes her from her contemporaries. Marcia's approach when working with organizations that want to realise the benefits of their business transformation programs and information technology...


Episode 28 : Busy Brain Syndrome – How it is effecting you and your organisation’s productivity – Lucia Kelleher

Dr Lucia Kelleher has decades of experience as a business Improvement consultant, organisational psychologist, and behavioural neuroscientist. She specializes in behavioral change, how to adopt and prevent change relapse. Following her PhD, Lucia discovered Busy Brain Syndrome which she describes as the result of brain changes due to technology which has created to much information and “stuff” for the human brain to process. Busy Brain


Episode 27 : 5 Ways to Ensure Happy Healthy Staff – Lisa Renn

Lisa Renn is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionalist with over 13 years experience in community health and private practice. She is a media spokesperson for the Dietitian’s Association of Australia and is committed to providing her clients with accurate and practical nutrition and lifestyle information to help them live their potential. She has made appearances on Channel 9’s “What’s Good for You” and “A Current Affair”. With so much talk about obesity, health and...


Food Intolerances can Impact on your own and your organisation’s productivity – Tracy Shuckrath

A former event planner with her own food allergies, Tracy consults and educates clients and audiences to understand the real impact on personal and organisational productivity of food intolerances and allergies in the workplace. Whilst it may seem like more work, not considering them can impact on your own and your organisation’s productivity.


Episode 26 : How to Increase Your Productivity by Getting People to say Yes! – Lindsay Adams

Lindsay Adams is a speaker, workshop facilitator, and coach. For over twenty years Lindsay has worked both in Government Owned Enterprises and in his own businesses. Lindsay’s focus is on business relationship building strategies to underpin sales, enhance teams and create outstanding leaders.


Communicating your Value to increase productivity, performance and profits – Pegine Echevarria

Pegine…if it is good enough for Oprah, Shakira and Madonna it is good enough for her! She is one of eight women and the first Latina to become a member of the Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame, other members include Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar and Tony Robbins. Hispanic Business Magazine named her one of the top two Hispanic motivational speakers in the country. A former Bronx gang member she moved to Europe, to get out of the gang. In Spain she opened and sold two businesses at a profit by...