42 episodes

This Connected Life with Mel Kettle is the show where connected leaders share their experience, values and strategies that have helped them become more connected so they achieve success in life and business.

This connected life Mel Kettle

    • Management
    • 5.0, 8 Ratings

This Connected Life with Mel Kettle is the show where connected leaders share their experience, values and strategies that have helped them become more connected so they achieve success in life and business.

    The Truth about Ageing with Rose Herceg

    The Truth about Ageing with Rose Herceg

    Rose Herceg is the Chief Strategy Officer at WPP Australia & New Zealand and one of Australia’s most respected social forecasters.Rose’s first business, Pophouse launched in 1998, became known as Australia’s best-regarded company for innovation, social trends and business strategy. BRW Magazine named Rose the number one innovative thinker in the country and Pophouse the country’s best place to go for new business models and emerging trends data. In 2002 Rose was recognised with the Small Businesswoman of the Year Award.Rose is also the author of three books – her latest ‘The Power Book’ has been translated into several languages.You can connect with Rose at WPPaunz.com and on LinkedIn. What Rose Herceg and I talked about:Finding balance during COVID-19Working from homeFinding little moments of joy and pleasureFinding solutions for clientsTaking mental breaks through the day and sleep at nightCrazy TV shows, movies and books we loveTelling the truthFeeling real connections with social mediaHow our current hyper-reality is forcing a level of clarity in our livesMonumental change and being awakened to the possibility of who you want to beWPP Report busting some myths about ageingTurning 50 and figuring out who you want to beAgeist stereotypesMarketing is for youth but people over 50 have 46% of the disposable income in AustraliaUnconscious bias to ageing – death awaits us all!We fear what we do not knowDo you feel like you have had a day well lived? You can connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #thisconnectedlife and tagging me @melkettle. I’m always happy to hear from listeners, and if you have a guest you would like to nominate or would like to nominate yourself, you can apply here.Also, if you enjoyed this podcast, I would love you to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or via the podcast app on your smartphone. If you REALLY loved it, please leave me a rating and review on iTunes.

    • 41 min
    Managing your money with John Barton

    Managing your money with John Barton

    John Barton is the CEO of MGD, a Brisbane based wealth management company. What struck me when we first met, many years ago, was his generosity in sharing his knowledge and his time. John is driven by an absolute focus on values, quality, teamwork and corporate citizenship, and while this is apparent in his work, it also comes across in his volunteer community work. He is currently the Chair of Business South Bank and sits on the board of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation. He has almost 30 years experience in banking, financial services and wealth management roles, and, unsurprisingly, a strong focus on the charitable and not-for-profit sector as part of MGD’s Philanthropic Advisory team. He is also fascinated by the area of behavioural economics – the study of emotions and psychology and how they influence real-world finance and investment decisions.Away from the office, John is a regular cyclist and is frequently seen riding his bike in and around Brisbane. He also enjoys golf and sharing a good cabernet.You can connect with John at www.mgdwealth.com.au and on LinkedIn or Twitter.You can listen to this episode via the link below, on Apple Podcasts or Spotify or via the podcast app on your smartphone. What John Barton and I talked about:We are social beingsSharing experiences and helping others where we can How we can thrive and find purpose in life Checking in on people during COVID-19 – who has been automatic and who has surprised youNatural positives of COVID-19How we can manage our personal finances – what is the reality of where you are right now and where you may be in the months ahead Creating a personal budget of where income is coming from but also where the expenses are going to What are we spending money on in our personal lives?Marie Kondo your finances – “does this subscription bring me joy in my life?” Peter Cook – “everyone is dysfunctional with money” – how do we hasten slowly?Cycling, Zoom coffee and Zoom beer with friends Staying connected with your workforce Start with Why by Simon SinekSeamless by Anders Sörman-Nilsson. You can connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #thisconnectedlife and tagging me @melkettle. Mel Kettle is all about connection, communication and collaboration. She works with CEOs, leaders and teams to help them better communicate and collaborate (online AND offline) to achieve better relationships, revenue and results. Mel is a facilitator, trainer, speaker, author and mentor who provides practical advice that achieves results while having some fun! Download her latest whitepaper, The Social CEO – from invisible to influencer or order a signed copy of her book, The Social Association. To inquire about working with Mel, please email mel@melkettle.com or call her on 0404 600 889.

    • 35 min
    How do you ask, listen and observe?

    How do you ask, listen and observe?

    Mel Kettle explores the importance of asking, listening and observing for effective communication and how we can improve our ability to communicate to connect.

    • 17 min
    People Stuff with Zoe Routh

    People Stuff with Zoe Routh

    Zoe Routh and Mel Kettle talk about people stuff, chickens and connection.

    • 47 min
    Managing your energy

    Managing your energy

    Are we all sick of Zoom yet? I’ve been averaging about 20 hours a week on Zoom, and last week was closer to 30 as I was on an online course for four days.Let me tell you, it’s been an energy KILLER.Which is fitting as this episode is about managing your energy.A critical component of leadership is knowing and managing your own energy levels.Albert Einstein said everything is about energy.And he is completely right. Because if we don't have energy, we don't have the ability to do what we want to do or what we need to do in life. In this episode I talk about:The types of energy – physical, emotional and spiritualWhere we get our energyThings that sap our energyHow we can get a quick energy boostWhat saps our energyWhat gives you energy? And what saps it?Thanks so much for listening! Please subscribe if you haven't, so you don't miss an episode. You can connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #thisconnectedlife and tagging me @melkettle

    • 13 min
    Finding beauty within imperfections with Michelle Cox

    Finding beauty within imperfections with Michelle Cox

    Michelle Cox and I met in May 2019 at the space series event and immediately bonded.Previously a global CEO, COO and currently a non-executive director, Michelle has owned, founded and headed up many companies in her twenty-five years in the corporate world. An elite athlete in her youth, she’s won awards in sport as well as business and personally overcome cervical cancer.Michelle is the founder and author of the Wabi Sabi Series which includes a number of books that focus on topics we don't often talk about.Wabi Sabi is a traditional Japanese philosophy that focuses on finding beauty within imperfections in our lives and gracefully accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay. The first three books in the series are available now at wabisabiseries.com or your favourite online stores:Doctors are not godsIt's okay not to have kidsDeath doesn't have to be morbidYou can connect with Michelle on LinkedIn. Michelle's website is wabisabiseries.com.What Michelle Cox and I talked about:Space Conference, Byron Baytaking a creative breakit’s okay for us not to have childrenbeing harshly judged for not having childrenliving a life that is absolutely right for yousupport vs judgementbecoming a writerdeathchallenges in lifebeing an eternal optimistRegression TherapyMany Lives Many MastersBrené Brown booksGut by Julia EldersRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert IwasakiFuture Fit by Andrea ClarkeMichelle Obama – BecomingMelinda Gates – A Moment of LiftSuper Soul Sunday– Oprah WinfreyRich Roll interview with Dr Zach BushYou can connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #thisconnectedlife and tagging me @melkettle

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Oscar Trimboli ,

Crisp, clear and actionable

Mel respects your time and communicates what matters quickly and effectively.

Annette - World Travel Tribe ,

The Ultimate Connection By The Master Connector

My new most favourite podcast. Mel Kettle is the Master connector. I've watched Mel for years connect over Social Media, authentically and ethically. She is the perfect person to help CEO's, teams and businesses connect and communicate effectively to grow organisations and businesses.

Mel will help with your branding, messaging and positioning to attract and keep your members, customers or clients.

Lea Hughes ,

Mel lives and breathes CONNECTION

So excited that Mel has released her very own podcast. She truly values the human connection and I can’t wait to see how she does it by listening in to this pod.

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