Coffee Pod #21: Disrupting & Innovating new learning experiences with Neutopia's Jamie Engel

Jamie Engel spent 15 years in the movie industry as a 3D Animator and a special effects artist with films like Mars Attacks, Contact and Storm Troopers as credits next to his name. Nowadays he is an educational disruptor- lecturing at UTS Business School and with General Assembly in Sydney. He has co-founded two education companies, 'Neutopia' and 'The Future World Challenge', both of which challenge the way we approach learning. In this podcast we tap into the future world of work, how learning and education are changing and how to harness creativity. We also tap into Jamie's creative industry background to talk about what makes a good story and how do we position messaging in a way that engages people.

Coffee Pod #20: Conquering Fear & Managing Risk with Adventurer Jess Watson OAM

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Jessica Watson (OAM) navigated some of the world’s most remote oceans and survived seven knockdowns and 210 days alone at sea to become the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop around the world, aged 16. An extraordinary feat that saw Jess be described as a ‘hero’ by the Prime Minister of the day, made a Member of the Order of Australia and be named the 2011 Young Australian of the Year. Since then Jess, who battled severe dyslexia as a kid, has become a two-time best selling author, completed two university degrees and worked across a variety of commercial and charitable projects. In this conversation we delve into having the audacity to set big goals, managing risk and building courage, overcoming doubters and the lessons she learnt from 210 days at sea. 

Contact: @watsonjessica

Coffee Pod #19: Pushing for progress with UN special rapporteur & former Sex Discrimination Commissioner

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Elizabeth Broderick AO has brought together captains of industry, Governments and Defence Force Chiefs to address gender inequality in Australia and throughout the globe. As Australia's longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner, she has led sweeping cultural reforms for the Australian Defence Force and established 'Males Champions of Change.' This incredible strategy to get the 'who's who' of powerful men involved in tackling work place gender inequality. On the 29th September 2017 she was appointed by the UN Human rights council as a Special Rapporteur and independent expert on the issue of discrimination against women in law and practise. She is a member of the AFPs advisory board and in 2016 was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia. Our conversation looks at what it takes to change social norms, shift behaviour and ultimately see systemic change.  
Contact: @LizBroderick

Coffee Pod #18: 'Lessons from the Front Row: Record-breaking Wallabies Captain Stephen Moore on leadership, wellbeing and high performance'

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Stephen Moore, former captain of the Wallabies, is the 14th most capped Australian rugby union player of all time and has the second most test appearances for Australia. He is also the most capped Australian Super Rugby player of all time and is one of only two players in Australian rugby history to have achieved 100 tests at 150 super rugby appearances. He is also regarded as one of Australia's best captains with the way that he drove really positive culture created a tight-knit unified group and he is deeply considered in his perspectives on leadership, culture and what it takes to unlock excellence. There is so much in this conversation for leaders, for people who are driving cultural change and also for those who are seeking to unlock the benefits of high performance, I can't recommend this coffee pod more highly to you. 

Coffee Pod #17: 'Ideas that Stick, Impact and Drive Change' with Gruen Transfer's Russel Howcroft

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Contact: @howcroft

Russel Howcroft an Australian business man and media personality best known as a panellist on ABC's The Greun Transfer. He is a former National CEO of advertising agency George Patterson, served as an Executive General Manager of Network Ten and currently heads up PWC's Chief Marketing Office. Russel features regularly on all sorts of television and radio programmes, is a former Melbourne Demons board member and currently chairs the Australian Film and Televisionschool. In this Coffee Pod we really get to the heart of what makes a good idea, how is it that you communicate effectively in a really noisey world and what can we do to cultivate creativity.

Coffee Pod #16: 'Champion of Change: How David Thodey transformed a Goliath.'


David Thodey the Chair of CSIRO and JobsNSW. David is probably best known for his role of Chief Executive Officer of Telstra where he lead an extraordinary transformation throughout Australia's Leading telecommunication Company. Prior to joining Telstra David was CEO for IBM across Australia and NZ. He has an honorary Doctorate in Science from Deakin University and in 2017 was recognised for his service to business and ethical business leadership with an order of Australia. In this Coffee pod David and I discuss at length what it takes to drive large scale organisational change how do you keep momentum and get motivation up, how you effectively communicate your message through your organisation and ultimately what does it take to make change stick.

Contact: @davidthodey

Coffee Pod #15: Breaking Free From the Binary with Non-Executive Director Extraordinaire Sam Mostyn

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Sam Mostyn has enjoyed a diverse career across business, politics, science and the arts, international development, not-for-profit sector, indigenous reconciliation and sport.  Sam now serves as a non-executive director on the boards of Virgin Australia, Transurban, Mirvac, and chairs Citibank Australia. She is Deputy Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia and for the past 4 years, Sam has been the President of the Australian Council for International Development. In 2005, Sam became the AFL’s first ever female Commissioner. In this talk we discuss the key pillar for driving change, the role of sport in society and breaking free from ‘binary’ world views.
Contact: @sammostyn

Coffee Pod #14: Awakening Great Spirits in Others with Peter Fitzpatrick AM

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Connect: @PFitzpatrickTD

Peter Fitzpatrick AM is a natural leader who encourages people to reach their full potential. Peter began his career in the military, serving 20 years, before becoming Executive Director of the Law Society of Western Australia and CEO of the WA Motor Trade Association. A strategic advisor to Prime Minister John Howard, Peter was appointed a member of the Order of Australia in 1984 and was the WA state finalist for Senior Australian of the Year in 2008-09.  A committed social change agent, seasoned company director and mentor to the nation's top CEOs- this podcast with Peter is packed with pragmatic leadership tips for handling crises, engaging your people and living out your full potential. 

Coffee Pod #13: Unleashing Creative disruption with Perth's Symphony Orchestra's founder Bourby Webster

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Connect: @PerthSymphony

Bourby Webster's career spanned life as a professional musician (and founding member of multi-platinum group Bond), an elite athlete on the cusp of two Olympics, and a corporate exec before she decided to put it all on the line and start an orchestra intent on disrupting perceptions of classical music. Six years on, the WAAPA lecturer and Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist manages 13 administrators, over 150 musicians, and the orchestra has played to 200,000+- most of whom have never heard an orchestra before. This is a high-energy chat on bringing a vision to life, the interrelationship between the arts and business, and challenging pre-conceptions. 

Coffee Pod #12: Sam Walsh AO: Lessons from a Titan of Industry


Sam Walsh was Rio Tinto chief executive from January 2013 to July 2016, the culmination of a 25-year career with the international mining group. Sam was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2010 and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Australian Institute of Company Director in 2012 . A strong supporter of the arts, Sam serves on the Board of the Arts Council of Australia and is patron of the Western Australian State Theatre. This podcast focuses on driving change in large organisations, the role of business in the community and the challenge of leading 66,000 employees across 40 countries. 

Coffee Pod #11: Learning & Leading - Impact & Innovation with Jan Owen AM, CEO of FYA, Foundation for Young Australians

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Connect: @jancowen

Jan Owen AM is a highly regarded, dynamic social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia's youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. In 2012 she was named Australia's inaugural AFR and Westpac Woman of Influence; in 2014 she received the Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Sydney University; and Jan was awarded membership to the Order of Australia in 2000. Prior to FYA, Jan was Executive Director of Social Ventures Australia & founded the CREATE Foundation, the national consumer body for children and young people out of home care. In this coffee pod we talk about education, leading progress and how to achieve change that matters. 

Coffee Pod #10: The Science of Behaviour & Change with Matt Wallaert

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Matt Wallaert is a behavioural scientist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology and human behaviour.  A former academic, and a serial entrepreneur, Matt became Microsoft’s first behavioural scientist and is now the industry’s first Chief Behavioural Officer at Clover Health. Matt is passionate about helping underrepresented founders, and continues to build side products like, which has helped underpaid women ask for and earn over $2.3B in salary increases. In this podcast we talk about the science of behaviour, motivation and change and how to put it to work to get better results.

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Coffee Pod #9: Influence on the International Stage- Farah Mohamed CEO of the Malala Fund and Founder of Girls20

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Connect: @farahpmohamed

Farah Mohamed M.S.M. knows the power of making an impact at a national and international level and in this coffee pod she shares how to start a movement on a global scale; change the narrative, ensure you have the skills, then drive change in terms of real actions and impact. Of Indian heritage, Farah was born and raised in Uganda before her family was uprooted and sought refuge in Canada. This experience instilled a strong passion for civic participation, and Farah spent 10 years working at the highest levels of Canadian politics before stepping into the social profit sector. Farah is CEO of the Malala Fund, inspired by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, and previously was Founder and CEO of G(irls)20- an organisation aimed at giving women and girls a voice at the G20 table. This is a pragmatic, passionate and powerful coffee pod about how to drive change and make your mark. 

Coffee Pod #8: Hacking Human and Creative Potential with Dr Andy Walshe

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Follow: @drandywalshe

Dr. Andy Walshe is a globally recognized leader in elite human performance. For over 20 years Andy has been “de-mystifying talent” by researching and training high-performing individuals and teams. Andy headed up Red Bull’s High Performance program and was the Performance Manager for Red Bull Stratos- Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump to Earth from the stratosphere in 2012. Prior to joining Red Bull, Dr. Walshe designed a highly successful performance program for the U.S Olympic sky and snowboard teams, and for the AIS. If you want to learn how to take your performance to the next level, this is the podcast for you!

Coffee Pod #7: Founder of Red Balloon and 'Shark Tank's' Red Shark Naomi Simson

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Follow: @naomisimson

Naomi Simson is an award-winning entrepreneur, best selling author, judge on Channel Ten's 'Shark Tank' and the most followed Australian on Linkedin. She began Red Balloon in the front room of her house with $25,000... nowadays it has 3.6 million customers and is one of six business subsidiaries of The Big Red Group that Naomi co-founded. She's won awards from Telstra Businesswoman of the Year to EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Australia, and this chat is packed with advice on starting and building businesses, social influence and more!  

Coffee Pod #6: Social Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

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Follow: @danielmflynn

Dan Flynn is the  CO-Founder and CEO of Thank You- a social enterprise whose >50 product range has provided over $5.5 million to people in need & given 545,000 people access to water. Dan has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Southern Region) and listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. but as you’ll discover it’s not been an easy ride. Dan and Thank You’s story is one of resilience, persistence, incredible out-of-the-box thinking and cultivating and leveraging an engaged community. 

Coffee Pod #5: Rebel with a Cause: Audette Exel AO- Pioneer. Social Innovator. Game Changer.


Forbes has called her a 'Hero of Philanthropy' and the World Economic Forum named her a 'Leader of Tomorrow'... meet Audette Exel AO: a pioneer, an innovator, a passionate advocate, a savvy businesswoman and a true rebel with a cause. As CEO of Adara Group, she has trailblazed one of the first examples of business for purpose: with the business arm of Adara generating more than $30 million since 1998 that's been deployed on Adara Development projects in some of the world's most impoverished communities. This chat is all about finding your calling, being bold and pioneering a new way, and driving a lasting impact. 
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Coffee Pod #4: Lessons from Emma Sinclair MBE- the youngest person to float on the London Stock Exchange

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Emma Sinclair MBE has been described by Tattler magazine as an ‘entrepreneur who’ll run the universe some day’… as you listen to this coffee pod you’ll understand why! Emma is a serial entrepreneur who remains the youngest person to float a company on the London Stock Exchange, doing so at just 29. She is currently a full-time techie having co-founded Entreprise Jungle voted the most innovative enterprise new software company in 2014. Emma is also proud to have been UNICEF’s first business mentor and is currently in the midst of the #helpemmahelpunicef campaign, raising £150,000 pounds to build innovation labs in refugee camps. You can read more or donate here. This coffee pod is packed with tips on how to start, the role of mentors, getting comfortable being uncomfortable and paying it forward.

Coffee Pod #3: Courage and Resilience in the Eye of the Battle with Rabia Siddique

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Follow: @rabia_speaks


You’ll have to hear this coffee pod to believe it! Rabia Siddique, a Perth-born lawyer, joined the British army as a legal officer and found herself being called in as a hostage negotiator during insurgent conflict in Iraq.

Next thing, she’s taken hostage herself. Listen to the remarkable story of how Rabia survived and has gone on to inspire and empower thousands as a leading motivational speaker and business woman.A recipient of a Queen’s commendation for human rights, and an Australian of the Year Finalist, Rabia is a grounded, resilient and passionate leader, with some incredible takeaways for how to get-through and go beyond.

Coffee Pod #2: High Performing Teams & Leaders, and What to Expect from the Future of Work with Atlassian's Dom Price

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Follow: @domprice

Dom Price is a world-leading guru on high performance teams and getting things done in the digital age. As Head of R&D and ‘Work Futurist’ at Atlassian, Australia’s most successful tech company, Dom is a refreshingly practical, no-BS leader with insights and tools that will accelerate your performance to another level. A must-listen for current and emerging leaders alike, and for anyone wanting to know (from the bleeding edge of the tech industry) what the future of work might actually have in store for us, Dom’s Coffee Pod is packed with the practical toolkit to help you get ahead.