15 episodes

Unexpected Conversations on Uncomfortable Topics

Wabi Sabi Series Michelle Cox

    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9, 53 Ratings

Unexpected Conversations on Uncomfortable Topics

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP - the harsh truth with Amy & Laura

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP - the harsh truth with Amy & Laura

    If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?
    “We wish people would talk more about the reality and the truth and the messiness of being self employed, freelance, running your own business. On the surface, these are often glamorised and many people aspire to be your own boss - but the reality can be quite different. Self Employment Sucks! But no one tells you that. We also have the complexity of working with the person we love as well - which has other complications.”
    What gets up our goat is when people say “You must have the best life” - but they don’t always understand how hard we work or how tough we’re doing it in the background.”
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    Amy Lovat and Laura Kebby are the bibliophiles behind social enterprise Secret Book Stuff. Partners in business and life, they are both freelance writers, avid readers, whisky enthusiasts, and advocates of all things books and kindness.
    Secret Book Stuff is currently operating as an online store full of pre-loved and brand new books as well as bookish gifts. For every book sold, they plant a tree via One Tree Planted and donate a book to a child in a rural Australian community.
    Send a book to a friend or treat yo'self, tell the "secret book girls" what you like to read, and they will find your perfect match.
    They are currently running weekly writing groups via Zoom and do an Instagram live book reading every fortnight with wine. Jump online and join in!
     
    Connect with Amy and Laura here:-
    Instagram: @secretbookstuff
    Facebook:  @secretbookstuff
    Website: www.secretbookstuff.com
     
    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-
    https://wabisabiseries.com/
    Instagram @thewabisabiseries
    Facebook @thewabisabiseries
    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

    • 42 min
    MENOPAUSE IN THE WORKPLACE with Mel Kettle

    MENOPAUSE IN THE WORKPLACE with Mel Kettle

    If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?
    “I would love to have people talk more openly about Menopause - especially in the workforce”

    • 25 min
    OUR SCHOOLS ARE BROKEN with Adriano Di Prato

    OUR SCHOOLS ARE BROKEN with Adriano Di Prato

    If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?
    “That all stakeholders in education need to stop holding on to the schools we know and start evolving schools that we truly need in support of all young people’s flourishing. That we are living in a moment of historic importance. That the current crisis is a turning point, not just for the rise of digital education, but for the entire education system.
    We need to be doing schooling differently.”
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    My guest today Adriano Di Prato is a breath of fresh air in the education system. A learning designer, prominent educational thought leader and was the social architect of a new dynamic learning ecosystem titled - Polaris, a vision for faith, learning and life for a new world environment. He is a current Partner in a School for tomorrow, a global educational network supporting students, teachers, and school leaders to thrive in a new world environment.
    Adriano is a former President of the Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA) and in 2015 he was awarded Life Membership of the association for significant contributions to Catholic education. In 2019 Adriano was selected on the annual Hot List of movers and shakers in Australian education by The Educator AU magazine. Adriano is the former Deputy Principal of Marcellin College, Bulleen and Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook Australia. Adriano is passionate about shaking up education and co-hosts a popular podcast called ‘Game Changers’.
    As a kid who learnt more about life through sport, travel & trial & error, than I ever did at school, I have been a long believer that our education framework needs a shake up so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with Adriano on such an important issue.
     
    Connect and find out more about Adriano here;-
    Twitter: @AdrianoDiPrato
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/adrianodiprato
    Website: www.aschoolfortomorrow.com
    And check out his podcast - Game Changers - Series Three launching soon.
     
    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-
    https://wabisabiseries.com/
    Instagram @thewabisabiseries
    Facebook @thewabisabiseries
    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.

    • 36 min
    FACING YOUR FEAR with Christine Khor

    FACING YOUR FEAR with Christine Khor

    If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?
    “I would like people to talk more about what they are really scared of"
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    Christine Khor is a powerhouse & always fun to have a chat to. She’s an executive coach and recruiter, CEO of both Chorus Executive and Peeplcoach, director on The Hunger Project's national board and Advisory Council Member - Future of Work Program chaired by David Gonski. She’s a leadership facilitator, presenter, speaker, author and fits in being a mum with all that as well!
    Christine’s belief is that a business can only be successful when their people are successful.
    She founded Chorus Executive; a holistic talent management consultancy over 20years ago and in the last 2 years, started up Peeplcoach, an on-demand career and executive coaching and development platform.
    She saw a gap in the market and felt that coaching should be more accessible to everyone. Peeplcoach provides a wide range of benefits of executive coaching to thousands of individuals at a significantly lower cost than traditional coaching services.
    Chris & I met at a conference a few years back & have always had such liberating conversations and this was no exception.
    Connect and find out more about Christine here;-
    www.peeplcoach.com
    www.christinekhor.com.au (http://www.christinekhor.com.au/)
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinekhor/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/christinekhor/)
    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-
    https://wabisabiseries.com/
    Instagram @thewabisabiseries
    Facebook @thewabisabiseries
    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

    • 27 min
    WHY WE SUCK AT CONDOLENCE with Edwina Symonds

    WHY WE SUCK AT CONDOLENCE with Edwina Symonds

    If there’s one thing you wish society would talk more about, what would it be?
    “I would love to know why we, as a whole, suck at condolence so badly.”
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    Edwina Symond and her husband Ant faced the worst year of their lives in 2018 when their firstborn son Sebby died when he was just ten months old.
    Ed, like me, has faced a huge amount of loss in her life; she lost her mum as a young girl, her dad in her early twenties and her beloved Grandma Mardi, to a long battle with dementia in 2013.
    Rather than wallow like many could have, Ed and Ant have chosen a positive path to speak about the loss of Sebby and the grief that encompasses them daily as bereaved parents.
    She shares stories and resources on her website The Griefy Way, to help other parents navigate the early stages of the loss of a child.
    Eddy & I have had many conversations around death and grief over the years and whilst this conversation is not for the faint-hearted, we cover so many important topics around grief and condolence - it’s a must listen for all.
     
    Useful links
    In the episode, we talked about ‘The Ring Theory’ around grief which you can read more about here;- Susan Goldman 'The Ring Theory'
    Connect with Edwina here:-
    Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/edwina-symonds-9bb6ab61/?originalSubdomain=au
    Her website: https://www.thegriefyway.com/
    What does "she" look like?

    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-
    https://wabisabiseries.com/
    Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries
    Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries
    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

    • 30 min
    SPIRITUALITY IN LEADERSHIP with Mary Dwyer

    SPIRITUALITY IN LEADERSHIP with Mary Dwyer

    If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be?
    “I’d like to discuss how a deeper enquiry into what would happen if we were to bring spirituality into leadership”
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    Mary Dwyer is the founding director and CEO of Impact Solutions International, specializing in large-scale cultural change, conflict transformation and ethical leadership development. She works with business, spiritual and political leaders nationally and internationally. Mary believes that loving kindness is a powerful instrument for the transformation of global leadership. She views herself as a citizen of the world, travelling and working across the globe, but makes her home in Tasmania, Australia.
    In 2018 she published her first book, The Final Act of Grace, which has since won a Hay House/Balboa Press Publishing award. The Final Act of Grace is a leadership/spiritual teaching memoir. Full details of her work can be found at impactsolutions.com.au and www.marycdwyer.com (http://www.marycdwyer.com/)
    Host - Michelle Cox
    Guest - Mary Dwyer
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    Useful links
    Connect with Mary here:-
    Website: marycdwyer.com
    Her Company - Impact Solutions International:  www.impactsolutions.com.au
    Her Book - The Final Act of Grace: http://www.marycdwyer.com/the-final-act-of-grace/
     
    And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:-
    https://wabisabiseries.com/
    Connect with us on Instagram here:- @thewabisabiseries
    Connect with us on Facebook here - @thewabisabiseries
    If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com
     

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

LauHalf ,

Such an enjoyable listen, each and every episode!

Real people and their stories, all based around something they wish the world would talk more about. The interviewer Michelle, draws out the deep nuggets from each person with great insight. Each episode makes me think about my own conversations with others, and to notice more what they shy away from talking about. Very thought provoking.

Dan Edwin ,

Insightful series

Great variety of speakers - enjoyable podcast.

B Matters ,

Obsessed!!!

I have now listened to 4 episodes back to back and I’m hooked on this podcast series! The conversation is so authentic and each guest she brings onto the show has incredible insights to share. Can’t wait to see what else Michelle comes up with. 10/10 from me!!

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