Stand Out Life is a podcast dedicated to living boldly in a busy world, with psychologist, Ali Hill.
Throughout these podcasts we sit down with influential women - and a few good men - and chat about how they live a life of purpose while making progress. We dig into their stories, both the successes and the struggles and in doing so, we get some amazing insights into what it takes to live big and ultimately how they’ve found the wins in this crazy busy world.
Let’s dive deep into what it takes to live a Stand Out Life.
Ep107 Mark Matthews - Putting yourself in the path of pain
Every habit that we have has been shaken up across 2020, which opens up new possibilities and new perspectives. Today’s guest is the master of perspective and growth.
In this episode I sit down with returning guest, Mark Matthews to do a dive into the changes this year has bought and ways to finding possibility amongst the new and unknown. Mark shared his story from Big Wave surfing back in Episode 38 - it’s extraordinary ride (pun intended) and if you want to find out more about his professional history tune back into that episode.
In this conversation we chat about putting yourself in the path of pain and anxiety, the pull of growth - even when it’s hard, and how to rise to high performance when everything around you changes. Mark shares a practice that helped him in his professional life that was such a critical part of him being connected to his path that he created an app about it.
As we move towards the reflective time to wrap up the year that has been, and start to look ahead for the next year - take the time to soak up the wisdom, reflections, and insights from Mark Mathews.
Ep106 Marlee Silva - My Tiddas, My Sister
There is power in telling and sharing stories. Far too many stories in this country, in Australia, aren’t given the voice or the platform to be shared. My guest on this episode is both a story-teller and a community-creator.
Marlee Silva is a proud Gamilaroi and Dunghutti woman living in Sydney. She is the co-founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas, a social media initiative, which is dedicated to celebrating Indigenous women and girls through storytelling.
Marlee also writes, produces and hosts her own podcast titled 'Always was, always will be our stories', where she interviews inspiring Indigenous role models who are working to change the world, one day at a time. Marlee has also an author, with her first book just realised; ‘My Tidda, My Sister’. This book is both stunningly written and beautifully designed, weaving optimism and heart into tough and important conversations.
We talk about growing up as the only identified Aboriginal person in her school, the role of story-telling and community connecting, and how the residual trauma of the stolen generation lasts much longer than we might think.
Marlee loves sharing yarns, and her warmth, connection, optimism, and drive are all evident in this conversation. Tune into the story-telling power that oozes out of Marlee Silva.
Ep105 Samantha Gash - Crafting Connected Communities
If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you have never done before”. My guest in this episode lives and embodies this.
Australian Samantha Gash started running as a break from studying law. Little did she know those small steps would turn into a journey that has seen her run over 20,000km across every continent on Earth, and raise approximately $1.3million for charity while advocating for women’s empowerment, social change and access to education.
The list of what Samantha has achieved is long. In this conversation we dive into her experience of a 77 day run from west to east of India covering 3253 kms. She has run across the Simpson Desert.
Earlier in 2020 Samantha wanted to do something to support the Bushfire appeals here in Australia, and pulled together a virtual Relief Run. The response was phenomenal with people all around the world contributing to raise of $1mil.
Samantha has also appeared on Australian Survivor and in the
The World's Toughest Race which is currently airing on Amazon Prime.
We talk about what drives her, the connection back to the trails, and life as a wife and a mum.
Samantha is real, authentic, and as down to earth as they come. You’re going to love every minute of this conversation with Samantha Gash.
Ep104 Jess Douglas - Lessons from the bike
Can you imagine riding for 24 hours? Now imagine that you are doing this through nature trails, and hairy turns, at speed, pushing your body to the limit? Today’s guest is an ultra mountain bike champion (something I didn’t know even existed before this chat).
Jess Douglas is a life long cyclist and a mountain bike champion - 3 x world solo 24 hour & 3 x Australian solo 24 hour champion amongst many other crazy long endurance races and adventures.
Jess has overcome adversity from being a cancer survivor, and has learnt how to turn adversity into resilience and growth. I know for me that’s something I’m deeply interested in at the moment.
Jess talks about her 1% rule - something she practices daily, and something we an all use no matter what we are aiming to grow at.
With her bike as the vehicle to deliver a journey of self-reflection and personal growth, soak up the insights and stories from the remarkable Jess Douglas.
Ep103 Kath Koschel
Can you teach kindness? My guest for this episode not only believes that you can, she has built a curriculum around it and is taking this work to our education system with the aim of teaching and instilling kindness across our communities.
Today I connect with a returning guest, the incredible Kath Koschel. Kath’s story is remarkable - so big in fact that we’ve already dedicated episode 83 to unpacking it. If you haven’t had the chance to tune into that episode yet, make sure you do either before you listen to this one, or afterwards. It will make this episode even more remarkable.
Kath is on a mission to share and spread the message of the power of kindness through her charity The Kindness Factory. When everything around us feels hard and uncertain, kindness reconnects us to our humanity.
Sharing this message with school students far and wide Kath realised the need to show people the small and large ways that we can learn kindness.
We unpack this amazing work, as well as what does kindness mean when it comes to standing up for the hard things. Kindness isn’t soft and fluffy, it can be the courage to say no or to call our important changes such as racism, sexism, and bullying.
Your heart will be encouraged as you hear about the role kindness can play in reconnecting us to our humanity from Kath Koschel.
Connect with Kath at:
Website: www.kindnessfactory.com & www.thekindnesscurriculum.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/kindnessfactory & www.instagram.com/kathkoschel
Ep 102 Janine Garner - The 4 Laws of Brilliance
When you use the word brilliant to describe someone, I’m wondering what comes to mind? Is it elusive, talent, just plain luck? In this episode we unpack what does it mean to be brilliant.
Janine Garner grew up in Yorkshire in the north of England into a traditional farming family. Even from an early age she questioned the world she was in, and sought to explore new horizons.
Janine has certainly trod her own path, with a career that has taken her around the world in marketing and strategy, to now in her own practice consulting with leading brands. The thread through all her work is her ability to connect and collaborate with people - it’s her special sauce.
Janine is a best-selling author and her latest book, Be Brilliant is a call to arms. Using what she has learnt from interviewing the best of the best in her own podcast series, Unleashing Brilliance, she maps a path for any of us - through her 4 Laws of Brilliance, in our chosen field to be brilliant. In fact the people around you demand it from you.
This book is timely and the author is genuine. Enjoy this conversation with the passionate soul, Janine Garner.
Connect with Janine at:
Book ‘Be Brilliant’: www.bebrilliantbook.com
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With her calming manner, Ali asks insightful questions to interesting guests. You’ll always get a great “take home” message from each episode. Love your work Ali.
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Such a fantastic podcast by Ali Hill with deep, genuine and insightful conversations about the real struggles and challenges faced by her guests. Don’t miss it!
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The Margie Warrell interview was fantastic. What a wonderful, inspiring lady. Thanks so much for bringing us this perfectly timed conversation. Listened to it a second time straight away!