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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.


Episode 6: 5 Reasons Why Exhibiting can Burn a Hole in Your Organisation’s Budget & How to Avoid It. – Warwick Merry

With over 15 years’ experience in exhibiting, including spending 12 months based at a permanent trade show in Dallas, Texas, and selling his own $900 product while exhibiting around Europe and Australasia, he has a unique perspective on the world of exhibiting. Combining his exhibiting experience with the business mentoring he does, Warwick truly knows how to integrate Exhibiting and Sponsorship into part of your normal business rather than treating it as an additional activity.