7 episodes

Work Life by Design will inspire you with stories of transformation, explore everything from organisational psychology to brand and identify opportunities that exist in your workplace environment to inspire human potential.

As a passionate entrepreneur with a desire to create places where both people and business thrive my desire is to inspire you to find your place at work and in life.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, an executive leader or passionate about people and their experience of work, this podcast will give you a dose of inspiration on how you can shake up your 9 to 5.

Work Life by Design Melissa Marsden

    • Management
    • 5.0, 13 Ratings

Work Life by Design will inspire you with stories of transformation, explore everything from organisational psychology to brand and identify opportunities that exist in your workplace environment to inspire human potential.

As a passionate entrepreneur with a desire to create places where both people and business thrive my desire is to inspire you to find your place at work and in life.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, an executive leader or passionate about people and their experience of work, this podcast will give you a dose of inspiration on how you can shake up your 9 to 5.

    The True Purpose of Workplace

    The True Purpose of Workplace

    What is the True Purpose of our Workplace?  This episode explores why we go to work, how we came to be at this place we call work and how our workplaces fill a social need and connection in each of us.  We also look at how our workplaces connect our personal purpose to that of the organisation and how we can achieve significant productivity and performance gains when we socialise at work.  

    • 18 min
    Babies at Work, It can Work! With Nadia Taylor

    Babies at Work, It can Work! With Nadia Taylor

    “If in doubt, do it!”
    Putting off starting a family in exchange for your career, is a conversation that I have had many times with my female friends and colleagues.  In this episode of Work Life by Design I’m chatting with Nadia Taylor from Mapien on her experience of shifting from thinking she didn’t want children to integrating her new son Atlas not only into her career but also into her workplace.
    As a passionate advocate for returning mums to the workplace, I was fortunate enough to watch as Nadia navigate this experience successfully, returning to work with Atlas in arms at 2 weeks old.  Nadia inspired me that it was possible to continue to operate a successful business and return to work with a baby with a little planning.
    As an Executive Director at Mapien, Workplace Strategists, Nadia shares with us her career journey of growing from a graduate to building a million dollar practice and how deciding to have a child was decision she had put off.  We discuss the impact that a lack of role models can have on your perception of what is acceptable, the fear that stops us from asking for opportunities at work, along with the cultural shift that comes from having a baby in the office. 
    If you are considering starting a family and how you can continue your career or are an organisation looking to embrace greater flexibility for your workforce, you need to tune into this episode!
    Melissamarsden.com.au
    Mapien.com.au
    Take your baby to work by Sarita James

    • 31 min
    Transforming Leadership with a Calm Mind with Amber Hawken & Brett Robinson

    Transforming Leadership with a Calm Mind with Amber Hawken & Brett Robinson

    "I believe the most powerful thing on the planet is the human mind, and we all have one. So why not take the best version of it with us everywhere we go."  Brett Robinson
    In this episode I had the pleasure of chatting with Amber Hawken and Brett Robinson.  These two individuals have an infectious passion for enabling people to achieve their biggest potential and for each of us to be the most optimised human being we can be, and together they have founded Calm Mind Co. Created to shape conscious leaders and shift cultures using mindfulness, meditation and mindset, by first beginning with the individual and then rippling out into the collective.
    Amber is a powerhouse With a Diploma of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, she is also a qualified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Deep State Re-Patterning Therapist and a Meditation Teacher.
    Brett, has consulted as a Performance Coach & therapist at Olympic Level, Various AFL, NRL & ARU teams and many other athletes.  Brett says that he used to be addicted to human performance, now he’s addicted to human behaviour, coaching CEO’s and high performing business owners and entrepreneurs on mindset, emotional intelligence, nutrition, breathing, gut health and so much more!
    In this episode our conversation delves into the impact our physical, mental & emotional capacity can have on enabling us to live optimally, the transformational effect of leading with a calm mind on our business’s and the impact of dissolving the separation that can exist so we can bring our whole self to work. 
    I loved recording this episode and the conversation has continued to mull over in my head.  I hope that you are able to take as much value from this as I did and that it may open up a new perspective for you and your business.
    Melissamarsden.com.au
    https://calmmindco.com
    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-amber-hawken-podcast/id1208011314
    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/your-life-of-impact-with-brett-robbo/id1254861349

    • 52 min
    The Brand Story Founded on Country Values with Dugald Warby

    The Brand Story Founded on Country Values with Dugald Warby

    Your brand is so much more than a logo.  It’s your story, what you stand for and how you want to be seen.  In this episode I’m pleased to be introducing you to Dugald Warby. Duge is one of the partners at Hall Chadwick Qld, a firm that was founded 40 years ago with deep roots back to Western Queensland.
    In this episode, Duge and I discuss their pride for their history, how they have managed to maintain their small firm mentality and what it takes to make it 40years in business.  With a client base that spans from inner city to loyal 3rd generation rural clientele we explore how these relationships have stood the test of time and the impact that Hall Chadwick’s strong country values have played in this.
    Having the pleasure of looking deeper into their organisation several years ago when designing their new workplace, I had the opportunity to look under the façade and get to the heart of their business, to truly understand their culture and how their country heritage infused their business.  Duge and I discuss how they started the journey of “we need more space, we need a new office” to how the design of their workplace has enabled their team and the feeling that it gives to people before they have even met someone, and how the space reflects who they are really are.  
    Hall Chadwick | https://www.hallchadwick.com.au/
    Hall Chadwick Case Study
    Hall Chadwick Breakfast Seminar
    Melissamarsden.com.au

    • 24 min
    The Scientific Impact of Workplace Design with Dr Libby Sander

    The Scientific Impact of Workplace Design with Dr Libby Sander

    Designing a workplace that yields results is in fact a science.  Dr Libby Sander is Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Bond University, where she researches the impact that our workplaces have on our lives across, neuroscience, architecture, psychology, entrepreneurship and urban design. 
     
    As a follower of Libby's work, I was intrigued to understand the link between a well designed and considered space and the comfort and performance levels of individuals.  In this episode we discuss the effects that our environments have on our ability to concentrate, communicate and perform and how the aesthetic beauty of the space we occupy can also subliminally affect our preferences.   
     
    You'll learn about how our brains react to our physical environments and why it is so important to consider our environments holistically, including lighting, air, noise, colours, materials and amenities.  Libby shares with us her framework for defining our best work environments, as well as how our unique personalities impact on our personal preferences for spaces and why a one size fits all approach doesn't work. 
     
    Libby Sander | Linkedin
    Melissa Marsden | www.melissamarsden.com.au

    • 53 min
    The Value of designing for Business Values with Nadia Taylor

    The Value of designing for Business Values with Nadia Taylor

    In this very first episode of Work Life by Design, I am pleased to be introducing you to Nadia Taylor.  Nadia is not only an Executive Director at Mapien Workplace Strategists, she is also an amazing woman! 
    Mapien have been on an transformational journey over the past 2years that has seen them evolve from a traditional, slow moving organisation to one that has rapidly adopted change, achieved a successful business merger and acquired several businesses. 
    I have had the joy of knowing Nadia for about 4 years now.  COMUNiTI have also had the extreme pleasure of calling Mapien one of our clients and the privilege of supporting them in this transformation that saw them achieve their highest financial performance in their 35year history only 6mths after moving into their new work environment.  
    In this episode Nadia shares just how important it is to have a strong foundation of values in your organisation and the business value that can be achieved by measuring every decision against these values.
    Nadia has an extensive knowledge of leadership and people experience which she has combined with a hands on approach to growing a people focused business.  She also loves to travel and explore new horizons, preferably with her 3 year old son Atlas by her side.  
    Mapien | https://www.mapien.com.au/
    Nadia Taylor | https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadiataylor/
    Melissa Marsden | https://www.melissamarsden.com.au/
    COMUNiTI Livingstones Project Profile

    • 30 min

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