Each week, your host Mike Davis brings you inspiring conversations with purpose-driven leaders from our local community. Guests join Mike for a relaxed conversation at his home to discuss their life and career journey, purpose and how they create social impact through their work. Tea, coffee or single malt whiskey are served as we traverse meaningful subjects and gain insights into business and community. Wisdom, experience and banter are combined to offer you a supreme 45-minute podcast immersion.
324 Melanie Greblo: Removing Barriers
This week on the podcast, I’m thrilled to bring you my conversation with Melanie Greblo. Melanie is the Founder and CEO of Scriibed and Banksia Academy. Scriibed is tapping an under-represented remote workforce to enable their full participation whilst delivering excellence to customers. The program is designed for impact, from employment models to support programs for women facing barriers to employment due to trauma.
323 Jason Fox: The Quest
Dr Jason Fox is a Wizard-Philosopher masquerading as a leadership futurist. Jason is an accomplished author, keynote speaker, blogger and facilitator of participatory learning and leadership programs spanning a range of key topics.
322 Kon Karapanagiotidis: Welcome Home
Kon is the CEO and Founder of the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). Kon was recently named Melburnian of the Year. The ASRC is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum.
321 C Care: Food Friendships
C Care is a leading front-line community organisation supporting individuals and families experiencing food insecurity and social isolation. C Care are all about connecting the community through food and friendship. Today I’m speaking with CEO, Rabbi Shlomo Nathanson and Philanthropy Manager Stacey Dodge.
320 Krystian Seibert: Australian Generosity
Krystian is Associate Commissioner at the Productivity Commission. The Productivity Commission provides independent research and advice to Government on economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians.
319 Lee Schofield: Future Now
Lee Schofield is Co-Founder of Future For Now. Future For Now are your strategic partners, educators, and guides in the ever-evolving world of Artificial Intelligence, automation, and low code technologies.
Real conversations – this is what the world needs
I love what Mike is doing here. Not only is he deftly showcasing some of the brightest minds and warmest hearts on the planet, he is doing so in a way that is authentic, organic and emergent. The unedited, single-take format of this podcast is what I crave. I’m so tired of pitch-perfect polished and pithy purpose platitudes oriented towards soundbites catering to a busy and distracted listener. I want to be in amongst a real conversation, what with the hesitations and pauses, and that sense of delightful bafflement that occurs when a conversation ventures beyond the edge of knowledge. And that’s what Mike offers us here with Humans of Purpose. I feel like I am eavesdropping upon two wondrous people in deep conversation at a bar or a café. Mike brings out the best in this format, and is a very generous host. He keeps it lively, and is a consummate conversationalist. If you seek insight into purpose-driven business and work—without it feeling like a fabricated PR stunt—this is the podcast for you. It doesn’t get better than this!
Inspiring and relevant
A great podcast featuring inspiring interviews and relevant business and leadership topics. Tune in!
As someone who works in the purpose space, I’m always on the hunt for good podcasts that share real stories of purpose in action. Loving this podcast for doing just that! Highly recommend it.