230 episodes

Danette and Grahame have over 30 years experience in business, and have over 20 years experience as facilitators and consultants.
With a holistic view, this podcast covers not only how to improve your business, but how to help your employees enjoy their work, and how to improve yourself.

Join us, and if you have any questions you want covered, leave them in the comments, and we may do a full episode on them.

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Magical Learning Podcast Magical Learning

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Danette and Grahame have over 30 years experience in business, and have over 20 years experience as facilitators and consultants.
With a holistic view, this podcast covers not only how to improve your business, but how to help your employees enjoy their work, and how to improve yourself.

Join us, and if you have any questions you want covered, leave them in the comments, and we may do a full episode on them.

Follow us on social media for regular motivation and information

    Master Your Meetings (with Paul McGregor) - Ep. 207

    Master Your Meetings (with Paul McGregor) - Ep. 207

    Are you in a lot of meetings that suck the life out of you? How can you make a meeting something that the team is looking forward to attending?



    In today’s fun chat, we talk to the awesome Paul McGregor. Paul is a speaker, author and facilitator who loves to start with questions, and use them to find answers. In today’s chat, Paul breaks down his recipes for much better settings, how to make sure everyone in your meeting is feeling heard, and how to make meetings that should be emails… well, emails.



    You can reach out to Paul here:

    https://paulmcgregor.co.nz/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/paul-mcgregor/



    Chapters

    00:45 Introduction and Check-In

    04:50 Introduction of Guest: Paul McGregor

    06:25 Why Do We Have Meetings?

    08:00 Simple Ways to Make Meetings Better

    11:00 Tactics for Running Effective Meetings

    15:00 Unorthodox Approaches to Meetings

    26:00 Signs of Unsafe Meetings

    31:20 Final Thoughts and Conclusion



    All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.

    As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

    Listen to/watch this podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/128QgGOlt293SnJkqN1w6e?si=805eef704962447b

    To find out more about our free content, sign-up for future webinars as well as our other services, go to https://magicallearning.com/ and sign up!

    You can also find us on our socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magical_learning/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicallearningteam/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/magicallearning/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb70j5K0EE1DLlCLCvqdsVQ?

    Have a Magical day!

    • 34 min
    Deliberate Leadership (with Rita Cincotta) - Ep. 206

    Deliberate Leadership (with Rita Cincotta) - Ep. 206

    Were you looking to become a leader, or was it just kind of something that happened to you? Are you looking to become a great leader?



    Well, no matter where you are at in your leadership journey, our returning guest and friend of the podcast Rita Cincotta joined us to discuss this idea of deliberate leadership. Rita has just released a new book called "You Are How You Lead" and this is one of the key areas it examines.



    You can pick up a copy of You Are How You Lead Here: https://ritacincotta.com/you-are-how-you-lead/



    You can find Rita here:

    https://ritacincotta.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/rita-cincotta-80a1263/



    Rita mentioned Peter Attia: https://peterattiamd.com/



    Chapters

    00:00 Team Check-In and Travel Plans

    04:50 Deliberate Leadership: Leading with Intention

    21:00 The Impact of Deliberate Leadership on Engagement and Team Performance

    23:45 Attributes and Signs of Deliberate Leadership

    27:00 Practical Exercises for Becoming a Better Leader

    33:30 Applying Deliberate Leadership in Everyday Life





    All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.

    As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

    Listen to/watch this podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/128QgGOlt293SnJkqN1w6e?si=805eef704962447b

    To find out more about our free content, sign-up for future webinars as well as our other services, go to https://magicallearning.com/ and sign up!

    You can also find us on our socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magical_learning/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicallearningteam/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/magicallearning/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb70j5K0EE1DLlCLCvqdsVQ?

    Have a Magical day!

    • 42 min
    Managing Your Energy - Ep. 205

    Managing Your Energy - Ep. 205

    How do you keep your energy levels up? How do you keep yourself from burning out?

    In today's hilarious podcast, the team discusses their recent activities and experiences, highlighting the importance of managing energy levels. They explore the factors that affect energy, such as sleep, mindset, and life's demands.

    The conversation delves into tips for better energy management, including focus, environment, and self-awareness. The chat covers various tips and strategies for employees and employers to better manage their energy. It emphasizes the importance of taking breaks, setting boundaries, working with your body clock, finding joy in work, and being mindful of energy levels. The discussion also touches on the significance of self-care, delegation, and the need to cut oneself some slack. The conversation concludes with a lighthearted moment celebrating International Hug An Earthworm Day.



    All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.

    As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

    Listen to/watch this podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/128QgGOlt293SnJkqN1w6e?si=805eef704962447b

    To find out more about our free content, sign-up for future webinars as well as our other services, go to https://magicallearning.com/ and sign up!

    You can also find us on our socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magical_learning/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicallearningteam/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/magicallearning/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb70j5K0EE1DLlCLCvqdsVQ?

    Have a Magical day!

    • 37 min
    Pivoting in Business - Ep. 204

    Pivoting in Business - Ep. 204

    With the rise of AI and changing work environments, many businesses have to pivot. But what does that look like and how can you do it so that your business grows.



    Summary



    In this episode, the team discusses the topic of pivoting in business. They share personal examples of pivots they have made in their careers and discuss the importance of adapting to change. They also mention some examples of businesses that have successfully pivoted. The conversation explores examples of businesses that have successfully pivoted and discusses strategies for businesses to think about pivoting better. Examples include Magical Learning, a business that pivoted during COVID by offering online learning, and Le Bistro, a restaurant that started offering cook-at-home meals. Other examples include Nintendo, which pivoted from playing cards to toys and then to gaming consoles, and Yamaha, a company that has successfully pivoted across various industries. The key takeaways include revisiting the purpose of the organization, being comfortable with risk and failure, experimenting with new ideas, and embracing change.



    Chapters



    00:00 Introduction and Personal Updates

    04:26 The Season of Autumn and Pivoting in Business

    05:25 Personal Examples of Successful Pivots

    09:15 The Importance of Pivoting in Business and Career

    11:49 Lessons from Businesses that Have Successfully Pivoted

    18:43 Examples of Successful Business Pivots

    24:03 Nintendo: Pivoting from Playing Cards to Gaming Consoles

    27:03 Yamaha: Pivoting Across Industries

    31:43 Strategies for Better Pivoting



    Mentioned was Les Bistronomes, the bistro in Canberra. Here is it's website: https://www.lesbistronomes.net/

    Long Track from Jugiong was also mentioned: https://www.longtrackpantry.com.au/



    All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.

    As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

    Listen to/watch this podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/128QgGOlt293SnJkqN1w6e?si=805eef704962447b

    To find out more about our free content, sign-up for future webinars as well as our other services, go to https://magicallearning.com/ and sign up!

    You can also find us on our socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magical_learning/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicallearningteam/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/magicallearning/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb70j5K0EE1DLlCLCvqdsVQ?

    Have a Magical day!

    • 43 min
    Lessons From Our First Jobs (Reflections #3) - Ep 203

    Lessons From Our First Jobs (Reflections #3) - Ep 203

    We have all had first jobs, and often, they have nothing to do with our future career. However, that doesn't mean they aren't full of amazing lessons we can carry on into our lives.

    In today's reflections episode, the team laughs and learns about each other's first jobs and what they learnt. From paper rounds and picking garlic to Hog's Breath Cafe and Mexican takeaway, this conversation was a blast from beginning to end.

    All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.

    As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

    Listen to/watch this podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/128QgGOlt293SnJkqN1w6e?si=805eef704962447b

    To find out more about our free content, sign-up for future webinars as well as our other services, go to https://magicallearning.com/ and sign up!

    You can also find us on our socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magical_learning/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicallearningteam/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/magicallearning/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb70j5K0EE1DLlCLCvqdsVQ?

    Have a Magical day!

    • 40 min
    Empowering Women at Work (with Emma McQueen) - Ep. 202

    Empowering Women at Work (with Emma McQueen) - Ep. 202

    How do we make our workplaces a great place for women to feel empowered? How can empowering women make everyon feel empowered?



    On todays amazing episode, we talk to the fabulous Emma McQueen. Emma is an amazing coach with an electric energy that breaks down not only how to create an amazing workplace where everyone feels empowered, but also why she is so passionate about this. Emma also talks about how men can empower their co-workers, friends and partners to support them and make a better world.



    If you want to reach out to Emma:

    https://emmamcqueen.com.au/ (you can sign up for her events here)

    https://www.instagram.com/emmarmcqueen/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmamcqueen/

    All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.

    As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

    Listen to/watch this podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/128QgGOlt293SnJkqN1w6e?si=805eef704962447b

    To find out more about our free content, sign-up for future webinars as well as our other services, go to https://magicallearning.com/ and sign up!

    You can also find us on our socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/magical_learning/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magicallearningteam/

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/magicallearning/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb70j5K0EE1DLlCLCvqdsVQ?

    Have a Magical day!

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

3 Ratings

David Jukes ,

Pocket size parcel of goodness

Thank you Danette and the rest of the magical learning team for this great little podcast. I listen to dozens of channels and this is going to stay top of my list. Practical suggestions, backed by research and shared in a sincere easy to listen to format. I am sure it is on the agenda but it would be great to hear you interviewed and interviewing like minded learners. Thank you for this podcast. Exactly what I needed today

Jezfm ,

Amazing Information

This is a great podcast that has given me a lot of really interesting things to think about, and how to be a great employee. I have not only improved myself, but I think I am becoming a better employee.

5 stars!!

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