52 episodes

Hi, I'm Tristan White - welcome to The Think Big, Act Small Podcast. This is an information-packed resource for leaders, entrepreneurs and managers wanting to improve their business and their life. We interview leaders with a proven track record of success to uncover ideas, lessons, tips and strategies that in turn we can all use to fast-track our personal and professional growth, and take action to help us become even better versions of ourselves.

Think Big Act Small with Tristan White Tristan White

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    • 4.9, 16 Ratings

Hi, I'm Tristan White - welcome to The Think Big, Act Small Podcast. This is an information-packed resource for leaders, entrepreneurs and managers wanting to improve their business and their life. We interview leaders with a proven track record of success to uncover ideas, lessons, tips and strategies that in turn we can all use to fast-track our personal and professional growth, and take action to help us become even better versions of ourselves.

    052: The return of Glen Richards - former MD at Greencross Vets

    052: The return of Glen Richards - former MD at Greencross Vets

    You may know Glen Richards better as a shark on Channel 10's Shark Tank Australia. 
    Returning for his second interview on the Think Big, Act Small podcast, we get further into Glen's back story, including how he transitioned from a practising vet to the managing director of Greencross Vets.
    This transition created more time and space in his life - as well as being a better leader and making better business decisions, he was also able to spend more time with his family.
    For this new season of the Think Big, Act Small podcast, that leadership transition will be a theme we dig deep in with many guests.
    Enjoy :)
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    • 32 min
    051: David Carroll - COO, Bodycare Workplace Solutions

    051: David Carroll - COO, Bodycare Workplace Solutions

    David is COO of Bodycare Workplace Solutions, where he helps lead a team of 140 people. 
    He's a qualified Exercise Physiologist and Physiotherapist, and a lifelong learner.
    This episode explores David's transition from customer-facing technician to people-focused leader.  Including the ups, the downs, the wins and the learnings.
    This is the first interview in a series that get to know and learn from emerging leaders who are in the trenches of building themselves and their teams.  
    Finding the time and space to coach and grow your team - as well as develop your leadership skills - is something most leaders will grapple with along their journey of becoming the best leader they can. 
    The series will explore the important transition that nearly every emerging leader has to grapple with: from being a team leader that is also a technical team member working with clients to being an inspiring people-focussed leader that has the time and space to coach and support their growing team without the added demand of trying to directly serve clients as well.
    Enjoy :)
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    Sign up to the 'Culture Is Everything Kickstarter Program' at https://www.tristanwhite.com.au/kickstarter-program/
    Download the Culture Is Everything checklist to audit your team culture at tristanwhite.com.au/

    • 36 min
    050: The return of Mark Middleton - Global CEO, Icon Group

    050: The return of Mark Middleton - Global CEO, Icon Group

    Welcome back for Season 3 of the Think Big Act, Small podcast!
    For this first episode of the season, we welcome back Mark Middleton from the Icon Group.
    In the chat with Mark, we turn back the clock to learn the detail of Mark's transition from founder, leader and technician of a small team in regional Queensland, Australia, to the inspiring, people-focused leader of the 3,000 person team he leads these days.
    This transition from customer-facing technician to people-focused leader with the time and space to coach and grow the team is something most leaders will grapple with along their journey of becoming the best leader they can.
    For this new season of the Think Big, Act Small podcast, that leadership transition will be a theme we dig deep in with many guests.
    Enjoy :)
    ___
    Join me at TIME OUT! Live daily huddle with Tristan White at facebook.com/tristanjwhite
    Sign up to the 'Culture Is Everything Kickstarter Program' at https://www.tristanwhite.com.au/kickstarter-program/
    Download the Culture Is Everything checklist to audit your team culture at tristanwhite.com.au/

    • 49 min
    049: Season two highlights - "Big lessons from serving others"

    049: Season two highlights - "Big lessons from serving others"

    To round out Season 2, here's a collection of answers to the first question I've asked all the guests on our interview-style episodes: What's a big lesson you've learned from serving others?
    The list of guests and the episode they appeared on is included below if you want to revisit the full episode.
    014: Chris Ducker – Business Mentor & Founder of Youpreneur.com
    015: David Meerman Scott – Speaker, Blogger & author of 10 books
    016: Verne Harnish – Author of ‘Scaling Up’
    017: Brian Scudamore – Founder, 1800 Got Junk
    019: Mark Middleton – Global CEO, Icon Group
    020: Kevin Lawrence – Coach, author, speaker, lifelong learner
    021: Brian Goulet – founder of Goulet Pen Company
    023: Jules Lund – media personality and founder of TRIBE
    024: Claude Silver – Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia
    026: Cathie Reid – Co-founder, Icon Group
    028: Nick Sinclair – Founder, The Outsourced Accountant
    030: Sel Watts – founder, Wattsnext
    032: Lisa Messenger – Founder & CEO, Collective Hub
    034: Ross Tomkins – Therapy Direct Health Care
    036: Xavier Duursma – Professional AFL footballer
    038: Brad Giles – Leader, Coach & Author of 'Made To Thrive'
    Enjoy :)
     
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    • 29 min
    046: Culture Lessons - Do you have a generous budget to show your love for team members and their families when bad stuff happens at home?

    046: Culture Lessons - Do you have a generous budget to show your love for team members and their families when bad stuff happens at home?

    This solo episode digs deep into item #17 on the 'Culture Is Everything' checklist: Do you have a generous budget to show your love for team members and their families when bad stuff happens at home?
    Life has inevitable ups and downs - doing caring things for team members during tough times is a powerful way to strengthen connections within your team. It seems like the right thing to do (because it is!).
    Enjoy :)
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    • 9 min
    048: Culture Lessons - Do you document your culture with an inspiring culture library or memory bank?

    048: Culture Lessons - Do you document your culture with an inspiring culture library or memory bank?

    This solo episode explores the final item (#19) on the 'Culture Is Everything' checklist: Do you document your culture with an inspiring culture library or memory bank?
    There are so many wins, challenges, smiles, tears and lessons learned while growing a team with a strong culture; we need to document these memories as we go.
    I recommend you create an annual culture book (a yearbook dedicated to your team) just like these examples:
    The Physio Co - 2019 Culture Book The Physio Co - 2018 Culture Book She Maps HealthCert Zappos Last thing - stay tuned next week for a wrap of Season 2 featuring key take-aways from each guest that has appeared over the year.
    Enjoy :)
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

FiWhite* ,

Fantastic diversity of genuine thought leaders

Every podcast brings something new to the table. His affable nature enables him to connect with everyone high flyers to novice entrepreneurs. A quick scroll through the episodes will show how exceptional the guest list really is, which in itself is a real credit to Tristan. His manner is inquisitive, humble and always curious. An essential for anyone leading a team!

LachyN ,

Culture deserves clarity

I love Tristan’s podcast and how he brings so much clarity to the things that truly matter in running and growing a business. Culture really is everything!

Anthony Murphy ,

A New Favourite!

I listened to the first 3 available episodes in one sitting and I’m left wanting more. Tristan White is such a brilliant mind and businessman and the caliber of guests on the show is going to make it all time favourite of mine. Looking forward to the next episode to drop! Great work TW!

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