11 episodes

How to Change a Life talks to people who have made life-changing decisions, and asks them - what happens next?
Hear from global industry leaders, passionate locals, and CQUniversity’s experts who explore the science of changing our lives.

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How to Change a Life talks to people who have made life-changing decisions, and asks them - what happens next?
Hear from global industry leaders, passionate locals, and CQUniversity’s experts who explore the science of changing our lives.

    Getting a voice with Sabi Kaphle

    Getting a voice with Sabi Kaphle

    Sabi Kaphle didn’t want to be a midwife.


    Forced into nursing school by her family as a teenager, the young Nepali woman felt powerless.


    But when she saw how the health system was failing pregnant women, and the risk to lives of mums and babies, Sabi found her passion in giving them a voice.


    First working for UNICEF and now as a Public Health lecturer at CQUniversity, Dr  Kaphle shares her steps for tackling power imbalance, through purpose and persistence.


    She also previews her debut book, Socio-cultural Insights of Childbirth in South Asia – Stories of Women in the Himalayas, available from July 2021.


    This is the final episode for this launch season of How to Change a Life, hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.


    Subscribe to How to Change a Life on your podcast app to listen back to all the season one episodes, and follow CQUniversity on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for more life-changing stories.

    • 23 min
    Finding answers to save lives with Darren Delaney

    Finding answers to save lives with Darren Delaney

    Former truckie and current CQUniversity PhD student Darren Delaney wants to know why accident investigators fail to find the cause of so many truck crashs, after seeing two of his best mates die on the roads.

    • 20 min
    Cultural caring and connecting with Sam Cooms

    Cultural caring and connecting with Sam Cooms

    Noonukul Quandamooka woman Sam Cooms started on her career path determined to help her Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) community, and tells CQUniversity's How to Change a Life that becoming a mum to children with disabilities gave her new priorities and cultural understanding.

    • 22 min
    Transforming beaches with Sasha Job

    Transforming beaches with Sasha Job

    Physiotherapist Sasha Job knows her work can change people’s lives.


    And when patients are struggling to achieve mobility and fitness, she's seen first-hand that getting on the beach can make a huge difference. 


    This episode, the determined Bundaberg lecturer and researcher explains her mission to make our beaches accessible for everyone.


    If you’re an Australian living with a disability or limited mobility, or if you’re aged over 65, complete Sasha's U-BEACH survey here.


    How to Change a Life is hosted by Mary Bolling from CQUni Communications. Music by CQUni alumnus Tristan Barton.


    Subscribe to How to Change a Life on your podcast app, and follow CQUniversity on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for more life-changing stories.

    • 19 min
    Starting to talk with Michael Bowles

    Starting to talk with Michael Bowles

    When Brisbane dad and estimating manager Michael Bowles wasn’t coping, the first step to recovery was just starting to talk about it. Now researching suicide in the construction industry, the CQUniversity PhD student busier than ever – and his mission to help industry workmates has helped him find balance, too.

    • 22 min
    Crashing out and building back with Caitlin Peacock

    Crashing out and building back with Caitlin Peacock

    CQUni Paramedic Science student Caitlin Peacock chose her career because she wanted to help people, and she made the decision while she was in prison. Now 21, she shares how a car crash and subsequent criminal charges became the worst days of her life, and how determination to take a different path pulled her through.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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Symesi ,

Life changing

Really great storytelling. Every time a podcast finishes and I feel like I’m left wanting more!

Mama Mare B ,

Great stories

Love the insight into building careers, and ideas for building them better.

Katejmcmahon ,

Already hooked!

Gotta Be Done’s Mary Bolling takes on the big questions with a fascinating bunch of people. Love the wit, warmth and empathy.

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