15 episodes

Vanessa Hall has been exploring, discovering, learning and teaching about trust around the world for over a decade. She has written award winning books, has spoken on stage alongside women who are changing the world, and has refocused her interest in trust to the role that women must play in restoring balance in politics, government, business, community, family and self, and in raising the next generation of trustworthy leaders.

She describes herself as a traveller rather than an expert on trust, and her practical, grounded, honest, raw and compelling stories and insights are what continues to attract people from around the world who know, deep down, that we need to start playing a very different game in a very different way.

Vanessa Hall on Trust and Transformation Vanessa Hall

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Vanessa Hall has been exploring, discovering, learning and teaching about trust around the world for over a decade. She has written award winning books, has spoken on stage alongside women who are changing the world, and has refocused her interest in trust to the role that women must play in restoring balance in politics, government, business, community, family and self, and in raising the next generation of trustworthy leaders.

She describes herself as a traveller rather than an expert on trust, and her practical, grounded, honest, raw and compelling stories and insights are what continues to attract people from around the world who know, deep down, that we need to start playing a very different game in a very different way.

    Writing your story vs writing a book

    Writing your story vs writing a book

    Writing and owning your story is something that can be surprisingly difficult, especially when we have things in our past we'd rather forget. But owning every part of who you are is critical to how you turn up in the world. Writing a book is a very different process, and often one that does isolate parts of who we are for the benefit of the audience. Vanessa Hall shares her thoughts on these two distinct and connected things.

    • 8 min
    Comfort vs Growth

    Comfort vs Growth

    Is it possible to be too comfortable?
    What happens when we seek comfort?
    At what point does comfort become apathy?
    Are we supposed to enjoy discomfort?
    Vanessa Hall explores comfort vs growth and the importance of finding balance between the two.

    • 11 min
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    Trust Me, Famous Words

    Trust Me, Famous Words

    Trust Me, Famous Words: I wrote this song 13 years ago, and recorded it with my younger sister, Belinda, singing the harmony (and the rap!). We called ourselves Sibling Harmony.

    After a long history of broken and betrayed trust, I was feeling pretty sceptical about trust, about people who make all the promises in the world and then break them, yet I felt compelled to do something about it, to take it on somehow, own it, understand it, and help raise awareness about just how precious it is.

    Around about this time, my son, Lachlan, highlighted for me that I was doing the same, breaking trust, breaking promises. I couldn't believe it at first, but it was true, and it hurt. That ignited a passion in me that has now, over these past 13 years, literally taken me around the world. I've written books, songs, training programs, have trained to varying degrees over 30,000 leaders across 17 countries in the truth about trust, have studied it theologically, have tested and measured my models for trust in multiple cultures and industries, including running a 3 year community building project that saw a transformation of a community in Western Sydney (Lalor Park).

    I'm sometimes called 'The Trust Lady' - I'm not sure I like that term, it comes with a lot of pressure and expectation! What I certainly am is passionate about trust, about bringing about a greater awareness and skilling people in just what it means to trust, why we do it, what happens when we do, how to inspire, nurture and restore trust.

    You can find me on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and here, with this podcast, and I’m often popping up at conferences! I look forward to meeting you one day, and hearing your story of trust.

    Vanessa

    • 3 min
    Concrete vs Grounded

    Concrete vs Grounded

    Women across the globe are repeatedly being told they need to be more 'concrete' in their thinking. But as Vanessa explores, women often bring a more 'grounded' approach to business, and it may well be something their male counterparts should value a whole lot more.

    • 10 min
    Power and Vulnerability - can you have and be both?

    Power and Vulnerability - can you have and be both?

    Powerful people can be attractive, and often tell us we can be just like them. Vulnerable people can also be attractive in a different way, and often tell you you can be fully you. Vulnerability is opening up to trust, and invites people to be real, and there is power in that. Vanessa explores each of these in her random way!

    • 8 min
    Intention vs Perception

    Intention vs Perception

    What do you do when you have good intentions about something, but people perceive you differently? Should our intentions alone prove us trustworthy? Can we control others' perception of us? Vanessa Hall explores these questions and wrestles with a trap we can all get caught in.

    • 11 min

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