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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


Why Email is Killing Productivity & What You Can Do About it – Donna Hanson

In this reverse Expert Insight’s interview, Warwick Merry interviews Donna Hanson, Productivity Speaker, Trainer and Educator. Donna is normally your host for the Expert insights Show, but this month we are flipping the table and talking to Donna about Email, why it is killing our productivity and what you can do about it.


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...


Episode 25 : Vulture Cultures – How to stop them ravaging your organisation’s performance, people profit & public image – Leanne Faraday-Brash

Leanne is an Organisational Psychologist, speaker, coach and facilitator with extensive experience in leadership development, culture, change and workplace justice. Whilst Leanne consults in a range of areas, the common thread is the emphasis on improving organisational effectiveness and workplace climate for all staff to increase performance and promote organisational health and wellbeing. Leanne aims to help managers improve their organisation’s performance, profit and public image by...


Episode 24 : How to Make Your Meetings More Productive – Kristin Arnold

Kristin Arnold is the president and founder of Quality Process Consultants. Kristin is passionate about teamwork, engagement, action and momentum. Kristin’s passion for teams is reflected in her writing, speaking, facilitation and consulting. She is the author of several books in the Extraordinary Team Series (Team Basics, Email Basics and Team Energizers), as well as a newspaper columnist and contributing author to a myriad of other team-based books. Kristin was one of the first female...


Episode 23 : How Finding Your Passion Can Make You More Productive – Keith Abraham

Keith is about delivering substance that is relative to the real world of business. He shows business people how to work smarter, engage their people, rekindle their passion and capitalise on their current market opportunities. Most importantly, his strategies are proven and have achieved some phenomenal results. From humble beginnings, Keith climbed the ladder to head a team of 65 with a $15 million dollar budget at the tender age of 27. Over the past 16 years, Keith has built a...


Episode 22 : How Social Justice & Diversity Can Increase Productivity Right Now! – Jessica Pettitt

For more than a decade, Jessica has been educating people to support and embrace a more diverse environment. With a Masters in Higher Education Administration and her background as a College Administrator in South Carolina, Oregon, New York & Arizona, Jessica is well versed in the education space. She has worked in various student services offices on university campuses, as well as acting in a range of advisory roles relating to LGBT (Lesbian Gay, Bi Sexual and Transgender) and Women’s...


Episode 21 : 5 Reasons Why Speed Reading Should be a Part of Your Learning & Development Program – Jennifer Goddard

Jennifer is the Director, Buzan Centre: Australia/NZ and co-founder of Mindwerx International. An expert in the area of creativity and innovation, Jennifer works with a wide variety of organisations in Australia, NZ, USA, Middle East, South Africa, UK, China and Asia. One of only four Master Trainers in Tony Buzan’s Mind Mapping® and other Advanced Learning Techniques, including Speed Reading and Memory, Jennifer mentors a worldwide network of trainers and L&D professionals. Interestingly,...


Episode 20 : How Optimism can Increase productivity, Optimism, the key to High Performing Workplaces, – Unsure about title…. Got any ideas?? – Helen Macdonald

Helen Mac is Australia’s Corporate Optimist. She specializes in maximising opportunities in individuals & teams, creating optimal performance in organizations of all sizes. Combining decades of experience in culture change and practical psychology based on her BA (Psych), [is this Bachelor of Arts with Psych major?] Helen works with leaders, individual contributors and teams to dramatically shift their thinking and optimise outcomes. Her client list is diverse, coming from industries as...


Episode 19 : 5 Ways Human Resources Professionals Can Use LinkedIn® to Save Time when Recruiting – Gordon Shaw

Gordon is a former Past President of the Institute of Management Consultants in New Zealand and is also a Certified Management Consultant. Through his company Sempre Avanti, Gordon provides expertise to help organisations manage change and social media in a way that is strategic, fast tracks processes and delivers measurable results.


Episode 18 : P.I.L.O.T Your Way to Productivity – Elizabeth McCormick

Elizabeth truly shattered the “glass ceiling” in the military when she became an Army Black Hawk Pilot. Elizabeth has flown a range of missions and supported the UN peacekeeping operations in Kosovo receiving the Meritorious Service Medal for excellence in service and in 2011 was awarded the Congressional Veteran Commendation. Since retiring from the military, Elizabeth has a corporate career as a global contract negotiator and motivational speaker. Today she shares with us her experiences...


Episode 17 : 5 Reasons Why Massage Should Be Part of Your Corporate Wellness Strategy – Donna Sargent

Donna Sargent who is the founder and Managing Director of Wellbeing2u Pty Ltd which incorporates a workplace massage business, Massage2u. Donna’s passion for healing clients took her to the corporate world, where in 2008 Massage2u became an established provider of workplace massage. Massage2u’s has provided stress relief in the form of massage for clients such as KPMG, ANZ Bank, BT, Credit Corp, Selleys Yates, Nestle, RACQ, and Virgin Australia to name a few.