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Living With Purpose Interviews
53 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
I recently had a great conversation with Lucy Morris where she explained that her main role in life is tell stories of meaning and purpose. Lucy is the CEO at Baptistcare, a priest, a wife, a mother, a grandmother – the list goes on. I’ve known Lucy for over 20 years and I was struck in this conversation how she has grown into her beliefs and convictions in a such a powerful way. I encourage you to have a listen to the conversation as there is so much to learn from Lucy – she is a thoughtful and accomplished leader.
51 minutes | May 9, 2016
Rachael West has had a number of disparate pathways that have led her to be the founder and director of Finding Yoga. She’s been an engineer, worked in social enterprises, studied circus performance, and trained at an advanced level in yoga. If you get to meet Rachael all this seems logical and plausible. She’s a person who keenly observes her world and who is very interested in the people she meets. I was keen to interview Rachael as I have experienced her as someone who appears to think deeply about what she does, but also has a lightness about her that I’ve experienced as gentle confidence. In the course of this interview I came to see that she has many sources that have influenced her and that she is always learning. Today, she works with many people who experience pain and helps them to “live healthy, meaningful lives”. Rachael has grown her company, Yoga for Pain Care, into an organisation with national presence. Health practitioners and yoga teachers from four states of Australia and New Zealand have completed the training and form part of a network to help people with pain live better lives.
54 minutes | May 6, 2016
Anne Courtney, is a Coach, Retreat Facilitator and Leadership Consultant. In her past, Anne has worked as a social worker, and also led a small not for profit organisation, and in recent years has been running her own business supporting people to deal more effectively with relationships in their families, workplaces, and communities. In this interview I am struck by the changes that Anne has noticed in her life – how she has become more reflective herself over the years and has settled into a path of helping others to see the value of reflection, and how it can facilitate more purposeful action. Anne’s also involved in training people to become Ontological Coaches, which is a process where she enables people to reflect and learn about themselves and how they can support others to do the same. By helping people to become better observers of the human condition Anne is helping them to live better lives.
59 minutes | May 6, 2016
Alicia Curtis is involved in many projects that may seem at first glance to be unconnected. She’s involved in the philanthropy project 100 Women, the Emerging Young Leaders on Boards project, and many other initiatives. What I learnt in having a conversation with Alicia is that she’s passionate about developing the leadership of people that she works with.She told me that “Purpose is a really simple concept – its really about giving your greatest talents in the greatest service to the world. I think a lot of people get caught up in this Holy Grail search – What is my PURPOSE! And I think that it is nothing more difficult than working out what are you good at and how can you serve the world with that.”
46 minutes | May 6, 2016
There are some people, more than others, who make me smile. Suzanne Waldron fits into the category of those who do. She has an energy and authenticity that is infectious. What comes across in this interview is that Suzanne knows this about herself, and has worked out how she can use her ability to get on with people to help them live better lives. Suzanne specialises in the field of human behavioural change and holds a master’s degree in applied coaching and neuro linguistics. Suzanne works with individuals and organisations across Australia and internationally. She is a motivational speaker, coach and facilitator who influences long lasting positive change starting with self.
55 minutes | May 6, 2016
Ian Carter starts this interview by saying that he is a simple person, whose life has had an interesting journey. He started as a Teacher, became a Youth Officer, and a Director of Community Economic Development, before spending the last 20 years as CEO of Anglicare WA. Ian talks about how his Anglican faith has been a key factor in taking on this role, and also staying committed to it over the long term. He also reflects on how his commitment to social justice has deepened over the years, and how having passed 60 he has given himself the liberty to shout at the TV and radio when people make unjust statements. Ian will most likely retire in the next few years, and he reflects on how to do this well, and how he might reflect his purpose once he leaves Anglicare WA.
48 minutes | May 6, 2016
Nicky Howe has done a number of different things in her life, and yet as this interview unfolds there appears to be thread of continuity which sews it all together. Her focus on relationships seems to be the golden thread that guides her path. Whilst she says that she didn’t recognise what her values were until her mid-thirties, Nicky lives a life which is congruent with them, and a life where she has found purpose in a range of different activities. Nicky works as the CEO of Southcare, and publishes a website at www.nickyhowe.com that has details on her coaching, retreats, leadership development, and her writing.
47 minutes | May 6, 2016
Penny Robison is an Assistant Lecturer at Monash University, doing a mixture of research and teaching. She volunteers for the I CAN Network, and is one of the Young Adults group leaders for Aspergers Victoria. She also likes cycling, but hasn’t done much of it over the past couple of years. She was diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome at the age of 14.5, in Year 9, in 1997. In 2015 it is 18 years since her diagnosis!
5 minutes | May 6, 2016
What the “Living With Purpose Interviews” are About?
Over the last year I have been thinking a lot about what my purpose is and what it is that I want to be focusing my time on. As I was doing this it was helpful to hear from some other people and understand how they see these things. Purpose is something so important but we don’t talk about it very often. It’s one of those subjects that seems too deep or personal for most occasions – something that isn’t part of normal conversation. So these interviews give you a way of listening to these types of conversations with a number of people.
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