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Captivating Leadership with Rebecca Livesey
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 22: The Power of Positive Media
In today’s digital space, we have the power to share positive, powerful messages through just about every medium. From video, to podcasting, social, digital and traditional media and even radio, leaders everywhere have the power to share positive media and make a difference. In today’s episode, I welcome, Desmore Samios, a sought-after podcaster, content creator and online media entrepreneur to discuss how she uses her purpose to spread positive media. A conversation, I know you’ll all enjoy!In this episode, we discuss:Desmore’s story and background in the media and how she got to where she is todayHow feeling good helps us do good - for our people and organisations but also the worldHow Desmore has brought feminine & masculine energy into play - both functional and dysfunctional. Particularly moving from ‘fear-based work to inspiring and uplifting work’Desmore is an innovator in the fields of podcasting, presenting and sharing. She is a keenly sought-after podcaster, content creator and online media entrepreneur, with a reputation for her effervescent delivery, recognisable voice and vibrant personality. Desmore genuinely enriches the lives of her listeners and is a pioneer in the new era of digital media. Creating uplifting content that will help her listeners acquire and grow their wider knowledge to confidently feel good within. Desmore’s conversations and content reveals many ‘tricks of the trade’, interesting viewpoints and techniques to achieve a more relaxed, happier and balanced lifestyle.Tune in leaders, you’ll enjoy this one.
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 21: What history can teach us in Leadership
Have you ever been curious about diversity of thought in leadership and the patterns in our people? In today’s episode, I welcome Penny Ismay, History Professor at Boston College to discuss history in britain and how moving from an agricultural society to an industrial society over a couple of generations can be translated into the patterns of people in organisations today. Intrigued and interested at how history and leadership are connected? Tune in to today’s episode!Penny and I discuss:How feminine and masculine energy is used in a historical role and why empathy is so importantWhy diversity in organisations is more than the balance of men and women, but more about diversity of thoughtHow to motivate people to do more, showing care and contributing to the greater good Professor Ismay is interested in how the radical changes associated with modernity were made socially meaningful in Britain and around the world. Her current project examines the surprising ways in which Britains used friendly societies to navigate the new social landscape of rapidly growing urban centers in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She teaches courses on early modern and modern Britain and its empire, revolution and social trust in modern Europe; money and credit, and sociability and associational life.Tune in leaders!
42 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 20: Your life is given to YOU - Setting up for success in 2019
Today we are joined by Nicole Van Hattem, Brisbane based, Holistic Success Coach for Women in Business. Together we discuss sustainability and success, why you need to view your people first and the importance of self care.For over 20 years, Nicole has worked in corporate banking, finance and various other industries before embarking on a new path which led her to begin Nicolevanhattem.com. After experiencing a huge physical and mental burnout from working 16 hour days, not eating, not sleeping and living on caffeine she desperately needed time off. But the reality check didn’t hit her until she got the news that her boss had died from a heart attack.Now a qualified holistic health coach, Editor in Chief and Broadcaster, Nicole is passionate about coaching in the corporate world where both men and women experience an imbalance. She is a strong believer in listening to your body and becoming connected from within.Some of the insights you’ll discover from this episode are:Always viewing yourself and your team as people first. If people don’t function the workplace doesn’t function eitherSelf-care is not selfish it is self-responsibilityDiscussions on wellness and sustainability in female leadersA balance of masculine and feminine energy for busy schedules and lifestyleAsking yourself the big questions of “what is my definition of success?” Am I in alignment with my definition of success?Setting yourself up for the 2019 new year with the mentality of you are here for you. Putting self-care and your wellbeing first and taking control of the decisions you make in your life.Tune in leaders!
29 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 19: Embracing both Strategy and Culture
In this episode, we welcome Simon from MEC Mining to hear his views of functional leadership (in particular, feminine energy), how he went from a technical engineer fresh out of university to a leader with over 14 years experience in business. Simon believes that the foundation of leadership is trust and creating a great culture will enable people, teams and organisations to thrive.Simon believes in having a supportive team that is going to back the decisions made and adapting to market changes is fundamental to creating a solid work culture that are passionate about what they do. By building on the basis of trust and good relationships we create strong cultural workplaces that people thrive in.Simon and I discuss the importance of balancing masculine and feminine energy in the workplace and how to find a balance of both energies rather than leading with the dysfunction!Tune in leaders!
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 18: Embracing Re-birth - Living your potential
In this episode, we welcome again Nicky from Evergreen Coaching and delve into Embracing Re-birth, sharing insights and strategies about success, the imaginary corporate ladder and how we define success as leaders - it often comes from the masculine energy in us. In this episode, we look at all kinds of success and why re-birthing gives us a chance to explore all our potential.If you’re struggling to measure success in your work or in your role as a leader, this episode is a great one for you to go back to the drawing board and consider your beliefs around success.As leaders, we need to be prepared to leave the corporate ladder and think more holistically, not being so focused on moving up and leaving others behind. We need to continuously be re-birthing in order to propel us forward when we need to and think of all the ways that will help us succeed as leaders.Nicky and I both share our experiences of success and the first re-birthing moments we had that led us to think differently about success, work and leadership.Be prepared to change your mindset around dysfunctional success and broaden your thinking around the corporate ladder.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 17: Confidence through Aligning our Inner and Outer Selves
After speaking about the values of feminine energy and how to use it more at work, in this episode we consider how we present ourselves (whether it be from a masculine or feminine perspective), and how this reflects on us as a leader. I welcome Ann Whitaker to talk about confidence and how we represent ourselves on the outside, especially at work.We discuss how to find inner and outer confidence, how colours make us feel and why feminine energy is more than just the way you dress (it’s not just florals and pink!).Some of the insights you’ll discover in this episode are:How to present your core values and leadership style through the colours and clothes you wearHow your mindset is affected by the way you dressHow colour makes you more approachableWhy navy is sometimes a better colour choice than blackHow to find your style as a leaderHow to stamp your individual style at workWhy men and women are stuck in black and white when it comes to corporate dressTune in leaders, you'll enjoy this one.
28 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 16: The Art of Sales
In this episode, we welcome back Nicky from Evergreen Coaching and delve into the ‘Art of Sales’, sharing insights and strategies from selling an idea in business to selling products and services to selling a vision, purpose and culture as a leader. Whether you are a business owner or a corporate executive within a big organisation, we are all in the business of selling, and to be effective in sales, we need to understand our mindset and the mindset of those we sell to.In this episode, we will share insights on:Selling and manipulationSales v Influencing/PersuasionGood v Evil with Sales Selling and ManipulationSales in Leadership - how to get your team over the line on an ideaAnd so much more! Tune in leaders, this is our most practical leadership podcast yet and you won’t want to miss this one!
32 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 15: Behavioural Profiling
In this episode, I delve into Behaviour Profiling, one of the most important and useful tools you can use as a leader to understand your behaviours and triggers but also the behaviours of those in your team and in your organisation. Being a great leader means understanding why you act and respond the way you do, while being responsive to the triggers and behaviours of your team, to adapt your approach to get different results with different people.We need to flex our leadership style and behaviours to ensure we can influence the system, culture and team we are in, and to make a difference in the world of work and get the best out of our team.In this episode, I share insights, tools and strategies on:Effective behaviour profiling tools and how to generate insights from your teamHow to adapt our style to get different results with different peopleWhy the person with the most behavioural flexibility controls any system that they are inHow to flex your style to make a lasting differenceHow to look at the world through the filter of behaviour profilesTune in leaders, this is our most practical leadership podcast yet and you won’t want to miss this one!
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 14: Connecting into our Bodies and Business
In this episode, we are joined by Leona Mirtschin from Body, Life and Soul, a health clinic which empowers people to take charge of their health, fitness and wellbeing through correct and efficient exercise, proper nutrition and mindful living.Leona and I delve into feminine energy, in particular the role it plays in our physical wellbeing, exercise and connection to self and how we can all (yes, men and women!) approach business in a feminine way.It’s an interesting one - covering how our physical bodies are a reflection of what’s going on inside, and Leona shares her expertise about how she works with men and women to give them more balance and find the core of what is going on both internally and externally.You can find out more about Leona here, and contact her via email.
27 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 13: Intuitive Business
Intuition is the natural intelligence that allows us to be ahead of the curve; to generate innovative ideas, to communicate powerfully with people and be intune with ourselves and others around us - in our personal and professional livesIn this episode, we welcome Christine Howitz from Cornerstone HR, a human resources consulting business dedicated to empowering business owners with the knowledge and strategies required to manage their team effectively. Christine is drawn to small businesses and is focused on making a difference in their lives and their business.Christine and I delve into intuition both in our personal lives and in our roles in business whether that be as a business owner or within a leadership role in corporate. Sharing valuable insights on trusting and believing in yourself and what you stand for, showing care, dignity and grace to those around you, communicating gratitude to empower others and as a leader, setting your intentions and your purpose for the day and sticking to it.By managing your state and mental attitude through times of uncertainty and stress you will be able to in turn manage situations, people and outcomes you wish to achieve.Remember: when you tune into your people, you will know what’s going on before it even shows up and that is leadership.You can find out more about Christine here and contact her via email.
32 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 12: We're feminine and feminist!
The feminine and the feminist - do you relate to one more than the other?Do you think we need the masculine energy within us to get the feminine off the ground?Have we reached the point of an identity crisis with women and how they describe themselves - is there an extreme of what labels we use? Are we destined to always resolve something through the masculine, rather than the feminine?Let’s go through the shift and change between feminine and feminist. In this episode, Bec and Nicky discuss the two words and what they mean. While one is much more well known and accepted, it still comes from a very feminine place - but is the feminine undervalued because it comes from a different energy?We discuss insights around both these two words in relation to:Is feminine dysfunctional?Are we destined to always resolve something through the masculine?Why is it an issue to be labelled feminine?Curious over controlHave we devalued care - and why?You can find out more about Nicky here, and contact her via email
40 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 11 - Overcoming Hyper Masculinity
I believe that it’s not just women who need to value their feminine energy more but also men. Men are often conditioned to believe that long hours and discipline is valued more than emotion and empathy and have devalued their feminine side for a long time. We are starting to see this positive change now in younger men - through an increased understanding of the importance of collaboration and relationships, but there is still work to be done. Through these conversations we really hope that we can spread the message to leaders everywhere that feminine energy is valued in all of us - regardless of our gender.In today’s episode, I welcome Michael Aichholzer who shares his story. We discuss his experiences with ‘hyper masculinity’, his time spend in the military (and all the challenges that come with that), and his current role giving back to young men as a mentor at MensLink.We will share insights on:How contemporary messages around manhood and masculinity are confusing boys and men alikeWhy young men need positive male role models to guide them to become good young menWhy we need young men to be able to access and talk about emotions, and not look at vulnerability as a weaknessThe organisation, MensLink and the work they are doing to help, support and mentor young men in Australia.You can find out more about Michael and MensLink here.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 10 - The Energy of an Entrepreneur
When you think of the energy of an entrepreneur, what comes to mind? Mindset? The need to always be busy, get things done and run on no energy? In this episode, Nicky-Miklos Woodley joins me to discuss what the energy of an entrepreneur actually means and what kind of energy we bring into our businesses each day and how this reflects in our work, in particular discussing the idea of ‘creative chaos’We share valuable insights for the entrepreneur and business owner who is finding themselves in a constant state of chaos and know that they are operating in the masculine car seat and need to slow things down, be more in tune with their mindset and trust themself and those around them.We will openly share insights on our own experiences as business owners as well such as:Conditional trust v unconditionalThe energy style that we bring into our organisationHow do we trust ourselves?Self trust, self love and self respectThe business owner v the entrepreneur - which one are you?What is entrepreneurship?You can find out more about Nicky here, and contact her via email.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 9 - Modelling Excellence in Leadership
As leaders, how can we improve processes when we are internalising and making a decision?How can we better understand ourselves and our triggers, our team and their behaviours?In this episode, I delve into the IDEA model (Internal, Decision, External and Assess) and how this model and process can help leaders, just like you.We discuss how we take information in, do something with it internally and then reflect it back into the world as a behaviour.As a leader, it is our role to collect and understand as many frames and lenses as possible so that we can continue to adapt and understand our internal behaviours. That way we’ll be in a position to make better external decisions.Tune in leaders!
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 8 The Power of Business to Transform Lives
I believe that business is one of the platforms that allow us to truly influence, impact and transform not only the world but the lives of others.In today’s episode we talk about just that, with someone who is quite special to me. Wendy Daily, is the CEO of iSanctuary, a growing NFP in the US, which empowers young women rescued from human trafficking. iSanctuary teaches women how to support and sustain themselves through learning new skills, one of which is jewellery-making, but encompasses all the associated business skills that goes with it.Join Wendy and I as we discuss why businesses need to identify what their purpose is, focus on it, and ensure it’s a purpose that’s worth living for:Why we all need to be different to accomplish our missionWe are here to empower and not fix what is brokenAnd why no organisation can do it all but if everyone does their portion, we can really make an impact.You can find out more about iSanctuary here, and make a donation and contact Wendy personally hereTune in and discover the amazing work Wendy and iSanctuary are doing.
29 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 7 Culture Orb
What comes to mind when you think of culture? The sea in which we swim?The ocean that holds the organisation together?The unwritten ground rules?Processes, systems and behaviours?Culture is held by us: the leaders. And as leaders, we hugely impact the culture of our organisations and our people. Good and bad. In this episode, I share insights on how you can link strategy and culture together - and what the benefit of doing so are. We’ll cover how:Mindset impacts behaviour and culture and why we need to understand the differences of every team memberWhere you may have gaps in alignmentWhy you need to have hard conversationsHow the structure of an organisation affects cultureInstead of treating our people last and expecting them to fall in line with the existing culture, let’s put them firstTune in as I cover the three key strategies that could be missing from your culture.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 6 - Structure and KPIs
With a new financial year, we thought it would be the perfect time to discuss structure & KPI’s, two words that we talk about a lot in our business and are essential for sustainability and success.While some of us prefer to set monthly, quarterly or even yearly KPI’s to work towards, others prefer to set structures and goals in place. But do they mean the same thing? Do they have the same outcome, just with a different approach or goal to get there? What do the words mean to you? Does one resonate with you more than the other?In this episode, we welcome back Nicky-Miklos Woodley from Evergreen Coaching to discuss some key valuable insights:Structure and flow.Measure a benchmark of success.Direction and goals.Guided direction and celebration.How to create sustainability and structure in success.And most importantly, how do we have trust, both in ourselves, the people we work with and in our business.You can find out more about Nicky here, and contact her via email.
33 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 5 - The Role of Relationships in Strategic PR
Do you value relationships in your role as a business owner or a leader? Do you spend time with the people you work with and really get to know them and connect with them?In this episode, we delve deep into the power of relationships, with Publicist and PR expert, Morgan Spencer from Martini Mondays. Morgan and Bec discuss relationships and the role they play in strategic PR, and the importance of communicating your message as a leader in corporate.Morgan also shares valuable insights around:Leadership: how she leads her team and her clientsThe importance of a strong message;and...what leadership looked like in corporate PR and why she runs her business very differently.You can find out more about Morgan here and contact her via email.
36 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 4 - Leading with the 5Cs of Feminine Energy
Do you find yourself micromanaging your team? Controlling a project or overly stressed in time of change when you want to be able to step back? These are all signs that we are leading with too much masculine energy in our roles at work and as leaders. The need to control and always be certain, is our masculine energy coming into play and for many of us, changing the way we approach situations and tapping into our feminine energy isn’t natural to us - we have been conditioned to be more masculine in our approach.But, is it actually effective?As a leader or a business owner, knowing when and how to bring functional feminine energy into your role can be challenging. We often don’t know when or how and feel that we may not get the results from our people. Some questions that come to mind could be, How do you show care to your team without overcompensating? And how to show you care but not going too far and still remaining in a position of authority? Or how do you collaborate with your suppliers in a way that makes it about the business and not about each other?In this episode, Bec dives deep into feminine energy and the different ways it can be applied to your role as a leader so we can make a difference in our workplaces!We uncover: Change, Collaboration, Creativity, Care and Collective - the 5 C’s to practicing feminine energy and examples of how we can use and apply each one every day at work.You’ll walk away from this episode with a different mindset and outlook on how you can approach work with not only your employees and your team but also your suppliers.
31 minutes | 3 years ago
Ep 3 - Hustle with Heart
Is there a buzzword that gets thrown around that you don’t resonate with at all? It could be the word itself that you don’t like or maybe it’s what the word stands for that you don’t resonate with?In this podcast, we delve into a word that gets thrown around a lot in the business world. The word: hustle.What comes to mind when you think of that word? Does it motivate or inspire you or does it make you feel stressed or rushed?We all have different meanings towards certain words, and in business and leadership, there are some words that we resonate with more closely than others. In this episode, we delve into the meaning behind the word hustle and what it means in business. We also discuss other words in business that may resonate with people more closely that stem from the same meaning. Discussing both the functional feminine and masculine of the word.
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