Welcome to The Work Well, Live Well Podcast, where we talk about how to Work Well and Live Well.
Episode 18. Finding Meaning with Dr Michael Steger
In this episode I am talking to Dr. Michael F. Steger.
Mike is a Professor of Psychology and the Director for the Center for Meaning and Purpose at Colorado State University.
An internationally recognized authority on the benefits of finding meaning in one’s life and in one’s work, Dr. Steger is a sought after speaker and enjoys providing keynotes, workshops, and retreats around the world on topics ranging from meaning and purpose, flourishing at work, positive education, effective leadership, and expanding clinical practice by incorporating meaning and purpose assessment and interventions.
He is the developer of the most widely-used measures of meaning and purpose in the world, including the Meaning in Life Questionnaire and the Work and Meaning Inventory.
Mike has published his research in more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and three books, including Designing Positive Psychology, Purpose and Meaning in the Workplace, and the Handbook of Positivity and Strengths-Based Approaches at Work. Dr. Steger offers a number of online courses on elevating success in work and life, including his newest courses: Meaning in the Moment (https://wholebeinginstitute.com/meaning-in-the-moment/) and Mastering Your Motivation, available through www.michaelsteger.online.
Find the Meaning in Life Questionnaire Here
Find the Work and Meaning Inventory (WAMI) Here
Episode 17. Jamie Getgood - Redundancy with Heart.
In this episode, I am talking to Jamie Getgood about redundancy with heart.
With GM Holden closing its manufacturing operations in Australia, Jamie undertook leadership in the development of a best practice Transition Centre to support all employees in receiving the support, advice and training to help them transition into new work. he was instrumental in not only developing internal strategies but creating networks within multiple government departments, the supply chain, employers and community groups.
Jamie’s passion for people, his focus on employee engagement and the success of the business is evident in his achievements. This passion allowed him to develop pivotal relationships with all of the employees which is crucial in assisting in their transition into new opportunities.
As a result his work, Jamie was named as the South Australian AND Australian Leader/Manager of the year at the Australian Excellence Awards in 2017. These accolades and his drive to support all people, have seen him develop a reputation as a leader in the transition space in this country.
Episode 16. High Quality Connections with Marcia Ryan.
Marcia Ryan, is the founder of Wellbeing Works, She has extensive experience delivering development solutions to organisational leaders and teams seeking guidance to create positive change, maximise talent, enhance employee engagement and build high performing teams. She has also coached leaders who were required to lead others through challenges with care and build resiliency to manage change and cultivate collaborative teamwork.
Marcia designs and delivers collaboration, wellbeing and resiliency workshops that provides participants with practical strategies they can implement immediately at work. She also provides organisational coaching services, using a strength-based approach.
Marcia holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology and specialises in the application of positive psychology in organisations to improve team collaboration and work relationships that are supportive, enabling and energising. Her speciality is helping others build highquality connections, to build trust, respectfully engage and enable success in others that leads to higher team performance and a positive workplace culture.
Marcia has recently produced a tool to help amplify the way we connect – the High-Quality Connection Cards, available for purchase from www.wellbeingworks.net.au.
HQCCoP Facebook Group - we always welcome new members! https://www.facebook.com/groups/HQCCOP/
10 Keys to Happier Living - Vanessa King https://www.actionforhappiness.org/book(She also has a book for children - 50 Ways to Feel Happier https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ways-Feel-Happy-activities-happiness/dp/1784930857/?tag=actioforhappi-21) and of course the wonderful Action For Happiness monthly calendars: https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars
Quote from Shane Lopez - Making Hope Happen - a really cool book summary video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQmeZ1fcSN4
Episode 15. Becoming Anti Fragile with Dr Paige Williams
In this episode, I am talking to Dr Paige Williams about Learning to Thrive Through Disruption, Challenge and Change
Dr. Paige Williams is an honorary fellow and researcher at the Center for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne.
Paige uses the latest research in neuroscience, positive psychology, and systems thinking to help leaders leverage their energy, attitudes and mindsets to benefit from the dynamic, complex and uncertain environment in which most organizations now operate. She is determined to help leaders move beyond just the need for resilience so that they can become ‘anti-fragile’.
This is the focus of her new book, Becoming Anti-fragile:
To find out more about Paige, visit her website www.drpaigewilliams.com
There you will find her details about her book – Becoming Anti Fragile and the link to the Anti Fragile Survey that you can take for free.
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Episode 14. The Benefits of Nature on Our Wellbeing with Lisa Barker
Lisa Barker is the founding director of Heliotropia Wellbeing, a Melbourne based wellbeing consultancy, specialising in co-creating custom designed wellbeing workshops and webinars with individuals, groups and organisations. Heliotropia means ‘turn towards the sun’ and describes the natural tendency of all living things to turn towards what is life-giving and away from what depletes us. Lisa also loves to coach and has developed her own coaching practice based on strengths and systemic wellbeing. Lisa is absolutely passionate about the science of wellbeing and has two post graduate qualifications in Positive Psychology from the University of Melbourne. Lisa is also passionate about nature and loves to assist people to build a connection with nature for personal wellbeing. She grew up in the Adelaide Hills and spent her childhood almost entirely outside. Her love of nature has naturally led to a deep commitment to the environment. Lisa is an outstanding educator, having devoted many years to teaching. She has taught from ages 4 to 16 in her career, influencing hundreds of young lives over this time. Lisa also studied and taught Japanese for many years and has a deep love of Japanese language and culture. Outside of her work, Lisa and her partner Chris have raised three daughters who are now young adults living and working in the US and the UK. Lisa is an avid ocean swimmer and swims throughout the year with a group of women at Point Lonsdale. She credits the ocean as her greatest source of wellbeing and the closest and most intimate form of nature connection there is.
Episode 13. Workplace Wellbeing with Dr Michelle McQuaid
Michelle McQuaid is a best-selling author, workplace wellbeing teacher and playful change activator. With more than a decade of senior leadership experience in large organizations around the world, she’s passionate about translating cutting-edge research from positive psychology and neuroscience, into practical strategies for health, happiness, and business success.
An honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, she blogs for Psychology Today, Huffington Post and Live Happy and her work has been featured in Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, Boss Magazine, The Age and more.
She holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and has completed her PhD in Appreciative Inquiry under the supervision of Professors David Cooperrider and Celeste Wilderom.
Michelle lives to help people discover their strengths, move beyond their fears, and finally discover what it truly takes to flourish with confidence.
How to find Michelle:
The Wellbeing Lab: www.thewellbeinglab.com
Making Positive Psychology Work: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/making-positive-psychology-work-podcast/id1124670073?fbclid=IwAR3qimiXYIGeaHsvgTqkSXAV_xnzen4JRZwaSh35EZektac5vDCXpFH0LHo
Tiny Habits: https://www.booktopia.com.au/tiny-habits-b-j-fogg/book/9780358003328.html
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Great interview with Stephen Archer Managing Director from Mindfulness Works for Organisations
Always an interesting listen when Stephen is involved. Provides different points of view on mindfulness and benefits