100 episodes

Professional women with families have become world class circus performers – skilled in the art of juggling more than a hundred things at once. They are constantly battling mummy guilt, struggling with the mental load, searching for the elusive “work/life balance”, and feel like a fraud when asked “How do you do it all?” For all that – they wouldn’t have it any other way. The fear of dropping a ball every now and then is worth it for the joys of the juggle.



Join Jo Alilovic, employment lawyer, business owner, employer of flexible workers, mother of 3 and her co-host Lucy Dickens, senior associate and mother of two, and their guests as they share insights and advice from everyday jugglers, employers and thought leaders to help professional women have a satisfying career and a fulfilling family life.

The Juggle Jo Alilovic and Lucy Dickens

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Professional women with families have become world class circus performers – skilled in the art of juggling more than a hundred things at once. They are constantly battling mummy guilt, struggling with the mental load, searching for the elusive “work/life balance”, and feel like a fraud when asked “How do you do it all?” For all that – they wouldn’t have it any other way. The fear of dropping a ball every now and then is worth it for the joys of the juggle.



Join Jo Alilovic, employment lawyer, business owner, employer of flexible workers, mother of 3 and her co-host Lucy Dickens, senior associate and mother of two, and their guests as they share insights and advice from everyday jugglers, employers and thought leaders to help professional women have a satisfying career and a fulfilling family life.

    Using design thinking to design your juggle (ep 110)

    Using design thinking to design your juggle (ep 110)

    Today is our final episode from our Design your Decade event to celebrate 100 episodes of The Juggle Podcast.  







    Our intention was to get people proactively thinking about their lives and understanding what they can put in place to make sure that they live according to their values and priorities, not just whatever life throws at them. 







    We had a change of pace for part 3 and invited a design thinking expert, Premila Jina, to facilitate a super-fast design sprint to help us design our juggle.  







    Premila Jina is the Innovation Lead for a local WA based management consultancy. She spends her days designing, developing and implementing innovative programs that enhance customer experience. 







    As well as furthering her corporate career and raising her two daughers, Premila devotes time and energy to global charities focusing on improving the lives of women and children including the Aspire Foundation. 







    Premila strongly believes that we don’t get here on our own, only by passing the baton on can we make the world a better place. 







    We’ve included the audio straight from the event, so you’ll get a feel for the high energy, fun (and a little bit of dancing) that we had going on. 







    In true designer fashion, Premila handed out post-it notes and sharpies and had us all scribbling our thoughts on post-it notes at each break. Rather than let you hear the white noise of our background, we’ll put a few second music break at each point and you can pause and play along yourself. You may even give yourself more than 2 mins per session if you’re not under time pressure like us! 







    Let us know what you come up with! Enjoy! 







    Links  







    * Connect with Primila Jina on LinkedIn * The Juggle Community, our online Facebook group * Find us on Instagram and Facebook * The Juggle website, where you can find all episodes of The Juggle and sign up to be notified when a new episode is released 







    Happy juggling! 

    • 18 min
    Tell me how YOU feel with Dr Marny Lishman (ep 109)

    Tell me how YOU feel with Dr Marny Lishman (ep 109)

    Today we’re sharing the second of 3 presentations from our Design Your Decade 100 episode party back in March. 







    Dr Marny Lishman, joined our panel of guest speakers to share her view on managing the juggle from a psychologist’s perspective.  







    Marny is a Health & Community Psychologist, Personal Coach and Channel 9 Perth’s Resident Psychologist. She works with professionals to facilitate personal and professional growth. Marny believes that the challenges that many people face are that they lack the knowledge, the mindset and the lifestyle balance that one needs to live a healthy, satisfying and fulfilling life.  







    Marny started her presentation by talking about the many different hats we wear and how we don’t fit neatly into a particular box. She shares three mantras that we should adopt to lead a live where we thrive, not just survive:  







    1. Know thyself 2. Eyes on your own lane 3. Own it 







    Recently, Dr Marny distilled many of her ideas in her book – A Beautiful Mess – How to thrive in a modern world. In it she discusses the areas where people get stuck and the little things they can do to get unstuck. So if you like what she has to say, be sure to check out her book too. 







    Links mentioned in this episode:  







    * Connect with Dr Marny Lishman (and buy her book!) here * The Juggle Community, our online Facebook group * Find us on Instagram and Facebook * The Juggle website, where you can find all episodes of The Juggle and sign up to be notified when a new episode is released 







    Happy juggling! 

    • 13 min
    Why you should share your story (ep 108)

    Why you should share your story (ep 108)

    Back in March (when we were still allowed to socialise!) we held an event to celebrate 100 episodes of The Juggle Podcast.  







    Jo and I met in early 2018 and quickly discovered that we had a similar vision: we wanted the world to be a place where women didn’t feel like they needed to leave their career when they had children. Where they didn’t feel “less” because they were choosing to work flexibly. Where they didn’t feel alone and overwhelmed. 







    We created The Juggle Podcast and The Juggle Community on Facebook. We now have over 800 women in that community, have passed 100 episodes on the podcast, have over 53,000 downloads, and now have listeners around the world.  







    We’re all busy going through the motions of life and we don’t often make time to stop, pause and reflect on what we’ve done. So we made sure we did this time! 







    Over the next few episodes we’ll share the presentations given by our amazing guest speakers at the event as we celebrated 100 episodes, celebrated #IWD2020 and #eachforequal and designed our juggle for the coming decade. 







    First up was The Hon Justice Jenni Hill. Justice Hill joined us as a guest back on ep 91 and joined us again at the event to address the audience.  







    Justice Hill has had a distinguished career in the legal industry culminating in her appointment to the Supreme Court of WA in May 2019.  Justice Hill’s family includes her husband and two teenagers, Lachlan and Sophie. 







    Justice Hill gave a really touching and pertinent talk about the importance of sharing our stories – both the good and the bad; the importance of flexible work done right; and how we can support each other in little ways that can often be much bigger than we ever intend. 







    Links mentioned in this episode:  







    * Listen back to our interview with Justice Hill in episode 91 * The Juggle Community, our online Facebook group * Find us on Instagram and Facebook * The Juggle website, where you can find all episodes of The Juggle and sign up to be notified when a new episode is released 







    Until next time, happy juggling! 

    • 20 min
    Living life as a loosely organised chaos with Dr Jemma Green (ep 107)

    Living life as a loosely organised chaos with Dr Jemma Green (ep 107)

    We’re back talking #thejuggle, this time joined by guest Dr Jemma Green, the Executive Chairman and Cofounder of Power Ledger, mother of two and serious super star!







    Power Ledger is a blockchain powered peer to peer energy and carbon credit trading platform that now operates in several countries.  If that in itself isn’t enough work, Jemma is also an expert in residence at Curtin University helping with the commercialisation of tech and the start up ecosystem; a board member, regular speaker on technology and leadership in business, and  a mother of two. 







    We speak to Jemma about life as a loosely organised chaos – how she juggles all these responsibilities, her support networks and life as a female in very male dominated industries. She may have a surprise in store for us too!







    Episode links







    * Connect with Dr Jemma Green on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook * The Juggle Community, our online Facebook group * Subscribe to The Juggle Podcast on Apple Podcastst, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Android  * Find us on Instagram and Facebook * The Juggle website, where you can find all episodes of The Juggle and sign up to be notified when a new episode is released 







    Happy juggling! 

    • 27 min
    A Coronavirus Conversation: Oh the mental load! (ep 106)

    A Coronavirus Conversation: Oh the mental load! (ep 106)

    In today’s episode we are joined again by Katrina Alilovic, our resident psychologist, and Jo’s sister. 







    We figure people probably need a psychologist more now than ever as our worlds are turned upside down and our feelings are changing constantly. 







    During the episode we share how our lives have changed so far with kids home from school and the changes to how we work. Katrina shares her personal story of settling into a new normal and how she has instigated family meetings to ensure that everyone remains well and sane. 







    We stop short of giving too much advice on how to manage things as you are no doubt bombarded with “how to’s” everywhere. Some of our key take aways are: 







    * Be prepared for the long haul. * Create a new “do” and “don’t” list that takes into account your changed circumstances. * Allow yourself to feel all the things – tired, loss, resentment and whatever else. Give yourself time to deal with things. 







    Links mentioned in this episode:  







    * If you want to connect with Katrina Alilovic you can find her here * The Juggle Community, our online Facebook group * Subscribe to The Juggle Podcast on Apple Podcastst, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Android  * Find us on Instagram and Facebook * The Juggle website, where you can find all episodes of The Juggle and sign up to be notified when a new episode is released * Episode 58 – The Walkaway Job  







    Happy juggling! 

    • 32 min
    How to work effectively from home during coronavirus quarantine (ep 105)

    How to work effectively from home during coronavirus quarantine (ep 105)

    We hope everyone is staying safe and well during these crazy times. We know many of you are now working from home with kids so here are a few of our tips from this week’s episode…  







    * If both yourself and your partner are working – negotiate a roster with them. Think about when you work best (eg. Early morning, late at night, whether you like a solid block of 5 hours or prefer shorter blocks of 1-2 hours) * Ask a family member or friend for help. Perhaps you can set up little mini school arrangements between you. * Budget in some down time. It will be really easy to feel like you are on all the time.  * Negotiate with your employer – perhaps negotiate that your work expectations are reduced during that time. You may also be able to access paid carers leave. * Communicate with other staff and clients about your current working situation and be open about it. More than likely some of your clients will be in the same boat! * Plan out a few activities ahead of time now so they can be pulled out of the cupboard when needed. Time to get creative! * Don’t forget your kids! Plan some activities that are just for you and your children so you’re still fitting in that quality time and not feeling overwhelmed. 







    If you’re an employer, Jo is putting up lots of good information on her website in regards to working from home and managing staff obligations. 







    Stay safe Jugglers! 







    Competition time! 







    LawCPD’s great competition will soon be drawing to a close. Enter here for your chance to win 10 hours of CPD courses of your choice (drawn 27/3/2020).  Everyone who enters will receive a discount code to save $25 off their first purchase. 







    Links  







    * The Juggle Community, our online Facebook group * Subscribe to The Juggle Podcast on Apple Podcastst, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Android  * Find us on Instagram and Facebook * The Juggle website, where you can find all episodes of The Juggle and sign up to be notified when a new episode is released 

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

angfortt ,

Great podcast

A fabulous podcast with excellent topics and practical advice, especially for working mothers

Lin*B ,

Thought provoking and enjoyable

This podcast is enjoyable, thought provoking, well researched and very relevant. Great work Jo and Lucy. I look forward to listening every week!

Tracy OMS ,

I always walk away with food for thought

The Juggle is one of my favourite podcasts. There's always a strong articulate and deep conversation leaving you with something to ponder and something to think about. I love that!. A podcast of truth, and for me a great support. Thanks Jo and Lucy by making the juggle of motherhood and career that little bit easier. Thanks lovelies xx

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