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Fortitude at Work
24 minutes | Jun 26, 2019
Episode 30 Wingman
Do you remember Goose from Top Gun? He was Maverick's wingman. Today we talk about how we all need a wingman in our life - or a wingwoman... or a wingperson! It's important to have someone who can provide us with unconditional positive regard when we just need someone to talk to. John and I discuss their role, how to find a wingperson and what to do when you have one. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27 minutes | May 27, 2019
Episode 29 Gratitude
It's a term that's overused nowadays, but a life skill that is so important. This week we talk about having gratitude - what it is, how to cultivate it and why it's important. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
29 minutes | May 16, 2019
Episode 28 Self-Care
This episode is a doozy! 20 self-care hacks that you can try when you never have the time to spend on yourself. These are easy and fun ideas to take some time-out without needing to go sit on a deserted island. A great episode! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Apr 26, 2019
Episode 27 Grief
A universal emotion that we will all experience at some time in life is grief. This may be due to the loss of a loved one, loss of identity, loss of lifestyle - there are lots of reason we may experience sadness in life. In this episode we talk about what grief is, how you can connect with someone who may be experiencing a time of grief and what you can do if you yourself are feeling sad. This is a valuable discussion for anyone who wants to connect with someone on a deeper level but is unsure how to approach it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | Apr 2, 2019
Episode 26 Unconditional Positive Regard
Want to be an effective communicator? You need one essential element - the ability to listen with unconditional positive regard. In this episode we talk about what this is, what it looks like and how you can practice it. This is a great episode for small business owners who want to improve their relationships with staff and customers. It's also fabulous for parents, friends, and work colleagues. Hmmmm.... sounds like it's worthwhile for everyone! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | Mar 11, 2019
Episode 25 Relationships
We all need them in some form. We all need to feel connected, like we are part of something. In fact, connections are critical for our ongoing wellbeing. This podcast explores how to make them and what makes relationships work. We discuss communication, talking, listening and connecting. This is a topic we can all related to. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | Feb 19, 2019
Episode 24 Josh Osborne
This week we have a very insightful guest joining us for a chat. Josh Osborne owns videography company - Joos Productions. I worked with Josh when establishing my new online presence for Fortitude at Work and was struck by his positive outlook on life and desire to help me be my best. I wanted to know more about his general attitude to living so positively, so John and I grilled him on the couch! You'll love hearing about his insights and his attitude to life is infectious. Enjoy! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26 minutes | Feb 6, 2019
Episode 23 Walk 'n Work
Today we'll be talking about my small business support service - Walk 'n Work. It's quite a unique coaching/mentoring service where I meet a small business owner at their office and we head out for a 40 minute walk. during that time, we can talk about any aspect of their business they choose to discuss, and they know our talks will remain confidential. I have had a lot of interest in the service so thought it best to explain it, and why it is so popular in this episode. Perhaps you'd like to book a walk too? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | Jan 30, 2019
Episode 22 Goals
We're well into the new year now - how are those goals going? In this episode we explore why we goal set and why we don't achieve our goals. It's a great episode for everyone, especially small business owners who often have targets in their head for their business but not formally established. It's also interesting for the general listeners because we've probably set a goal or two for the new year and we discuss what might keep us anchored back in old habits instead. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
41 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
Episode 21 - Roger Mathison
We continue to mix it up this week with another special guest joining us. Rodger is a registered psychologist who has made a significant contribution to Lifeline Central Coast along with John. Today we talk about connections - his insights from years of working with a wide variety of people. It's a fascinating conversation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28 minutes | Dec 19, 2018
Episode 20 Christmas
Despite the goodwill and cheer, Christmas can be a tough time to navigate for many of us. This is especially true if you're also carrying some extra business stress. We have a slightly different approach to Christmas in our family but it took a lot of work to get there! Sometimes there's value in trying a different way, or just holding on to what is really important. We thought this was a timely discussion to be had. Merry Christmas everyone :) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30 minutes | Dec 13, 2018
Episode 19 Kindness
It's that time of year again! Christmas has come around so quickly. This week we're talking about kindness. It's perhaps the best gift we can give ourselves and one another at this special time of year. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
48 minutes | Dec 6, 2018
Episode 18 Our First Guest - Sue Henry
We're mixing it up a bit and have decided to interview local Coasties who we admire for their ability to connect with others. We want to learn what they do, how they do it and why they do it. This episode we're excited to introduce you to Sue Henry - an inspirational lady who has had some very confronting life experiences. Join us as we hear her story. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Nov 22, 2018
Episode 17 Boundaries
There is a paradox in the idea that the more time I make to simply love myself the more able I am to love others. I need to be selfish to be giving. This episode explores the idea of personal boundaries - why they are important and how to develop them. This is a great episode for those needing to find reason in their desire for time out and is particularly interesting for small business owners who struggle with charging others for their work. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
38 minutes | Nov 13, 2018
Episode 16 Resources
This week we talk about all the wellbeing resources and services now available for free to support small business owners. Importantly, there are also resources available to help those helping others and that's often the case in small business. In summary, you can check out: Ahead for Business – www.aheadforbusiness.org.au Heads Up (the small business section) - https://www.headsup.org.au/healthy-workplaces/for-small-businesses Victorian Small Business Commission - www.vsbc.vic.gov.au/mentalhealthplan Australian Taxation Office - https://www.ato.gov.au/General/Financial-hardship/Small-business-owners-experiencing-mental-health-issues/ Safe Work NSW - https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/safety-starts-here/mental-health-at-work-the-basics/mental-health-@-work/what-you-can-do/i-am-a-manager/small-business-tools-and-resources Workcover Queensland - https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/injury-prevention-safety/mentally-healthy-workplaces See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Nov 1, 2018
Episode 15 Parenting
It's an experience shared by so many of us - parenting. It's a topic that many small business owners tell me they feel guilty about because they're busy working on their business and this means time away from the family. Join us this week for our take on this challenging life-skill. There is no right or wrong way - only the best we can attempt at any given time. This is our take on it. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
Episode 14 Selling
We're all sales people. Every day we have to sell our position to someone - maybe the boss at work or your partner regarding restaurant choice. Certainly small business people need to know how to sell well so their business thrives. In this epsiode we discuss the psychology of selling and persuasion. This is an interesting discussion that brings out the sales person in all of us. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Oct 5, 2018
Episode 13 Ego
Were Skyhooks right? Ego is not a dirty word? In this episode we explore the idea of ego and the role that it plays shaping our behaviours and decisions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
31 minutes | Sep 24, 2018
Episode 12 Connections
This week we look at how we can connect with others. This might be in a personal relationship, or strengthening connections with employees. Being present to the presence of others, building relationships or knowing when a connection isn't working are all essential life skills to have. This is a great episode for those who want to really make the most of their relationships with the people around them. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
36 minutes | Aug 29, 2018
Episode 11 Mindfulness
It's the most heavily used word in this podcast and can be tagged in every single episode - mindfulness. What is it? Why does it help ? How can we be mindful? This episode explains it all and talks about why mindfulness is such a valuable communication tool. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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