This connected life-logo

This connected life

Business & Economics Podcasts >

This Connected Life with Mel Kettle is the show where connected leaders share their experience, values and strategies that have helped them become more connected so they achieve success in life and business.

This Connected Life with Mel Kettle is the show where connected leaders share their experience, values and strategies that have helped them become more connected so they achieve success in life and business.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

This Connected Life with Mel Kettle is the show where connected leaders share their experience, values and strategies that have helped them become more connected so they achieve success in life and business.

Twitter:

@melkettle

Language:

English

Contact:

+61 404600889


Episodes

The importance of rest

11/25/2019
More
In my last solo episode I spoke about the importance of sleep. Today I want to talk about rest. Our brains thrive when they have time to rest. We make over 30,000 decisions a day, so the cognitive load on our mind is immense. If we don’t take some time during the day to rest our brains, our performance, moods and physical and mental health all suffer. The risk of fatigue is well known. When we are over-tired our brain switches off and we have micro-sleeps. These can last from a fraction of...

Duration:00:11:37

Live your magnificent life with Lisa O'Neill

11/18/2019
More
Lisa O’Neill is feisty, funny and fabulous. She has been described as a human version of Berocca and is one of my favourite people for her energy, her positivity and her ability to cut the shit and tell it as it is – always with love. Lisa wants us all to live big lives and to become the best version of ourselves. She is the former fashion editor of NZ Women’s Weekly and today is the author of three books, a highly sought after conference speaker and MC, and a mentor to loads of very...

Duration:00:41:52

The importance of sleep

11/11/2019
More
There are four ways we need to look after ourselves physically - we need to get enough of the right food, water, exercise and sleep. Sleep is often the one that is ignored. This episode is is part 1 of a 2-parter – talking about sleep and rest. Rest is more than just sleep at night. Most of us are aware that we need enough sleep (which doesn’t mean we get enough!), but too many of us go hell for leather during the day, without giving in to our body’s need for rest. And I don’t mean a quick...

Duration:00:15:45

Financial fitness with Lara Bourguignon, CEO SuperConcepts

11/4/2019
More
I first heard of Lara Bourguignon when we received an email she sent to all SuperConcepts clients, introducing herself as the new CEO, and inviting us to get in touch via her direct email if we had any concerns or otherwise. I was incredibly impressed so reached out to her on LinkedIn to say so. I loved how she was so keen to connect, as well as to listen to clients in her early days in the role. Lara was appointed into the position of CEO, SuperConcepts in April 2019. Prior to that, she...

Duration:00:37:31

Connecting through kindness

10/28/2019
More
I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness lately. And how a small, kind gesture can make such a mammoth difference to someone’s life. Kind is possibly my favourite four letter word. Being kind is one of easiest things we can do, and it can have life‑changing consequences. Kindness doesn’t need to be difficult or expensive or time consuming. I feel as we become “busier” we are becoming less kind. If you’re wondering, busy is my least favourite four letter word! I’m so very grateful to have...

Duration:00:14:06

Connecting with food - Dani Valent

10/21/2019
More
I think I first "met" Dani Valent on Twitter about ten years ago, around the time I first bought a Thermomix. #bestkitchengadgetever Dani describes herself as a writer, eater, traveller and cook. Everything she does is linked by a simple idea: leading people to great food experiences. Like me, Dani is passionate about food because she loves connecting with people, and especially connect with people through food. She believes good food is central to a life well-lived. It’s nourishment and...

Duration:00:39:19

Marketing to women

10/13/2019
More
Today I’m talking about marketing to women. A lot of people don’t realise that women are responsible for 90% of consumer purchases. Which equates to over $20 TRILLION in global spending. In Australia, women own just over one third of all businesses, and this number is rising. Australian women are also becoming more educated – in 2014 almost 45,000 more women graduated with tertiary qualifications than men. Also, in many households, women are increasingly becoming the main income earners,...

Duration:00:17:48

Stop drifting and start living with Dominick Quartuccio

10/7/2019
More
Dominick Quartuccio is a NYC based international speaker, author, mentor who focuses on Elevating Performance and Short-Circuiting Burnout. He is also the co- host of his own podcast, Man Amongst Men. You can connect with Dominick via his websites www.DominickQ.com and Do Inner Work. You can also: The Bold Journey Women Want Men to TakeDesign Your FutureLinkedInInstagramMan Amongst Men What Dominick Quartuccio and I talked about The Way of the Superior ManThe 4-hour WorkweekOutwitting...

Duration:00:41:29

Connecting with your health

10/2/2019
More
In this minisode I talk about the health checks we should be having on a regular basis. I recorded this episode about an hour after having my biannual mammogram and ultrasound, and it prompted me to have a chat about looking after our health. A big part of being connected with self is knowing what’s going on with our bodies and looking after ourselves from a medical perspective. Did you know that while most women see a doctor at least once a year, men tend to go far less frequently, have...

Duration:00:11:34

Julie Trell - a human API

9/30/2019
More
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 involved with SheEO last year, and we met earlier this year and the fabulous s p a c e event at Byron Bay. Julie is Head of Telstra’s startup accelerator, muru-D. She has a vast and varied background spanning both startup and...

Duration:00:25:42

Creating collaborative teams

9/25/2019
More
We know that creating collaborative teams, whether in your organisation or more broadly across your industry, can increase ideas, save money and result in better project outcomes. And yet, too often we sit independently within our siloes, frantically working on projects with looming deadlines, wondering if we’re doing the right thing. I’ve been really fortunate to have worked on a number of collaborative projects over my career. Those that have been the most successful, and have given me...

Duration:00:10:30

AFL and art - with Cameron Schwab

9/23/2019
More
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 strategist, working with CEOs and emerging leaders to achieve high levels of trust – personally, culturally, strategically and organisationally – as the basis of high performance. He is also an incredibly talented artist and...

Duration:00:39:20

Connect authentically

9/18/2019
More
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 English Dictionary defines it as “the quality of being real or true”. Brené Brown tells us that “authenticity is a collection of choices we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be...

Duration:00:13:32

Transforming capability with Dr Kelly Windle

9/16/2019
More
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 organisational capability. Currently, she is the VP of Organisation Capability and Corporate HR for BlueScope, a top 100 ASX listed company. Here she is focusing her thought leadership to make great people at work. Her mission is...

Duration:00:49:30

Connecting with laughter

9/11/2019
More
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. Quite simply, laughter makes us feel good. It also improves our physical health and it can definitely improve our mental health. Why do we need to laugh more at work and what can we do to encourage more laughter at work? According to research from Wharton, MIT, and London Business School, laughter relieves stress and boredom,...

Duration:00:09:09

Fully human leadership with Kate Billing

9/9/2019
More
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, generous, funny and determined to make the world a better place. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to share some of her wisdom with you. Kate is an edge thinker and path-maker on a mission to forge better leaders for New Zealand....

Duration:00:49:55

Become a Social CEO - a minisode with Mel

9/6/2019
More
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 a Social CEO. Why is this important? It’s important because people do business with people they know, like and trust. And if they can’t see you or hear you then how will they get to know you? Let alone like and trust...

Duration:00:11:48

Barefoot leadership with Jeremy Watkins

9/2/2019
More
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 and internationally to help them develop new insights, that increase their influence and maximise their impact as leaders. He is on a mission to free leaders and emerging leaders from default patterns of thinking and behaving,...

Duration:00:56:38

How addicted are you to your smartphone?

8/28/2019
More
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 around our smartphones as though they are epi-pens and we all have a fatal illness. Isn’t it great? In this podcast minisode I question why this is. I ask what’s stopping us from being connected, and I reflect on a few...

Duration:00:11:03

Connecting through photography and video with Jen Dainer

8/26/2019
More
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 know, she has shot me three times. Jen and I met at a networking event about ten years ago and have been firm friends ever since. This conversation involves a lot of laughter after a delicious meal potato curry cooked by...

Duration:00:38:01