14 episodes

We’re amplifying the important stories of practitioners and leaders within People, Performance and Culture who are passionate about making a difference and courageously delivering better experiences for humans at work. We’re speaking with thought-leaders, firestarters and changemakers inspiring others to be bold and realise that they too can make an impact if they are willing to take action.

Humanity Works Sprouta

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We’re amplifying the important stories of practitioners and leaders within People, Performance and Culture who are passionate about making a difference and courageously delivering better experiences for humans at work. We’re speaking with thought-leaders, firestarters and changemakers inspiring others to be bold and realise that they too can make an impact if they are willing to take action.

    Season 2 The Trials and Triumphs of a Trailblazer with Yvonne Weldon

    Season 2 The Trials and Triumphs of a Trailblazer with Yvonne Weldon

    In 2021, Yvonne Weldon made history as the first Aboriginal Australian to be elected to City of Sydney Council. In this conversation with Craig Forman Yvonne talks about the challenges and gifts of growing up amongst struggle and racism, what it means to be a trailblazer, the good and the bad and the personal and historical significance of being named 2022 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the year.

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    Show Notes:
    Councillor Yvonne Weldon - https://www.yvonneweldon.com.au/

    NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year
    https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2022/03/09/yvonne-weldon-named-nsw-aboriginal-woman-year

    Lord Mayor Run
    https://womensagenda.com.au/latest/yvonne-weldon-is-the-first-aboriginal-person-to-run-for-lord-mayor-of-sydney-she-wants-to-bring-integrity-back/
    https://indigenousx.com.au/grassroots-activist-to-politician-yvonne-weldon-and-team-unite-making-history-for-first-nations-people/

    Sixty-Seven Days, by Yvonne Weldon


    Credits:

    Host: Craig Forman
    Writers: Alessia Campagna and Craig Forman
    Producer and Editor: Alessia Campagna
    Technical Producer: Anthony Watson www.luma.city
    Executive Producers: Leonie Rothwell and Marcus Worrall
    Marketing & Promotion: Valerie Saindon and Sophie Callahan

    We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which the podcast is taking place today. We pay our deep respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.  We would also like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

    • 57 min
    Season 2 The Value of Big Picture Thinking in the Australian Tech Industry With Kate Pounder, CEO of TCA

    Season 2 The Value of Big Picture Thinking in the Australian Tech Industry With Kate Pounder, CEO of TCA

    The Tech Council of Australia's (TCA) goal is to have 1 million Australians employed in tech jobs by 2025.

    In this episode, Craig Forman sits down with TCA CEO Kate Pounder who shares her personal motivation behind making this goal a reality and how the TCA is driving policy shifts that will ultimately make Australia the best place to start and scale a tech company.

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    Listen to this episode now to discover: 
    How Kate went from living in a small rural town that had no technology to becoming CEO of Tech Council Australia How Kate’s background and upbringing built her confidence to take on big challenges in her career (and the big lessons she took from her parents) Changing a 10-year career overnight: What Kate did next when she suddenly found herself without a job (and why it turned out to be a great thing)Kate unpacks what it’s like to be CEO of a rapidly growing organisation, Tech Council AustraliaAnswering the biggest questions facing society - the work that drives Kate’s passion to create an impact with Tech Council Big picture thinking: Why it’s essential to communicate the bigger vision when uniting multiple stakeholders on a solution Discover why Kate believes Australia will become the best place to found and scale a company (and how the Tech industry will help)Learn about the exciting new initiatives Tech Council Australia are working on to address the issue of diversity in the sector Plus so much more! Show Notes:
    Tech Council of Australia - Launch Promise 
    Safety Culture
    Deputy
    Employment Hero
    Canva
    Forage
    Go 1
    Academy XI
    Open Learning

    Credits:

    Host: Craig Forman
    Writers: Alessia Campagna and Craig Forman
    Producer and Editor: Alessia Campagna
    Technical Producer: Anthony Watson www.luma.city
    Executive Producers: Leonie Rothwell and Marcus Worrall
    Marketing & Promotion: Valerie Saindon and Sophie Callahan

    We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which the podcast is taking place today. We pay our deep respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.  We would also like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

    • 56 min
    Season 2 Building a Profit for Purpose Business With Mable CEO and Co-Founder Peter Scutt

    Season 2 Building a Profit for Purpose Business With Mable CEO and Co-Founder Peter Scutt

    In this conversation, Co-Founder and CEO of Mable, Peter Scutt shares his personal catalyst behind bringing his organisation to life to empower people who are ageing, or those with a disability, to customise their own care and support.

    Craig and Peter take a  deep dive into what the term “profit for purpose” means and how tech can drive systemic change and build better solutions.

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    Listen to this episode now to discover: 
    Great ideas are often born from everyday problems, hear how Peter’s own family struggles led to the creation of his company Mable  Broken systems: How we can uncover better solutions to complex problems by creating an entirely new model How Mable is attracting some of the best talent from around the world through their organisation purpose and impact Discover how Peter has doubled the Mable platform year after year since its inception (and why he can’t see growth slowing down anytime soon)Profit For Purpose: What does it mean exactly and why is it so important? Why having a core purpose in your organisation is critical for success Demanding change: Peter unpacks the policy reforms brought about by people living with disability who want more agency and inclusivityThe Gig Economy: Peter brings a new perspective and shares what Mable is doing to ensure improved outcomes for everybody who engages with their platform How Mable is providing a pathway and empowering service providers to become small business owners Plus so much more!   
    Show Notes:

    Mable - Disability and Aged Care Support

    National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
    https://www.ndis.gov.au/

    Aged Care Inquiry Report 2011
    https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/aged-care/report   

    Disability Care and Support 2011
    https://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/completed/disability-support

    Credits:

    Host: Craig Forman
    Writers: Alessia Campagna and Craig Forman
    Producer and Editor: Alessia Campagna
    Technical Producer: Anthony Watson www.luma.city 
    Executive Producers: Leonie Rothwell and Marcus Worrall 
    Marketing & Promotion: Valerie Saindon and Sophie Callahan

    We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which the podcast is taking place today. We pay our deep respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.  We would also like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

    • 49 min
    Season 2 Getting to the Heart of Leading High-Stake Deals with Marie-Frederique Romain, Airbus

    Season 2 Getting to the Heart of Leading High-Stake Deals with Marie-Frederique Romain, Airbus

    Marie-Frederique Romain is the VP of Sales for the Pacific Region at Airbus and one of the youngest female executives in the aviation industry. In this episode, Craig and MF (as she's known in aviation circles) talk about challenging traditional narratives in the workplace, what it looks like to lead by example, and how she closes high-stake deals by drawing on empathy, vulnerability and compassion.

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    Listen to this episode now to discover:
    Who influenced Marie’s early on in her career and the lessons she took from impactful leaders who came before herHow Marie leveraged her gender and age to build her career and why it was a strengthLeadership role and family? Marie unpacks the career issues women face when growing their familyMarie takes us through the process and number of people involved in the selling of an aircraft (more than you might imagine)Marie shares her thoughts on leadership and why authenticity and vulnerability are so important todayDiscover the role humility plays in salesMarie’s shares her insights on diversity, equity and inclusionSpeaking up when experiencing inappropriate comments in the workplace (and why this is everyone’s responsibility)Plus so much more!  Show Notes:
    Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

    Project Sunrise - Historic deal with Qantas and Airbus 
    https://australianaviation.com.au/2022/05/video-inside-qantas-project-sunrise-a350-1000s/ 
    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/qantas-project-sunrise-worlds-longest-flights-intl-hnk/index.html

    https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/media-releases/qantas-announces-project-sunrise-aircraft-order-for-non-stop-flights-to-australia 

    Credits:

    Host: Craig Forman

    Writers: Alessia Campagna and Craig Forman

    Producer and Editor: Alessia Campagna

    Technical Producer: Anthony Watson www.luma.city 

    Executive Producers: Leonie Rothwell and Marcus Worrall 

    Marketing & Promotion: Valerie Saindon and Sophie Callahan

    We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which the podcast is taking place today. We pay our deep respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.  We would also like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

    • 58 min
    Season 2 Aligning Performance and Culture Through Moments That Matter With Cornelius Chang from Grab

    Season 2 Aligning Performance and Culture Through Moments That Matter With Cornelius Chang from Grab

    In this episode, host Craig Forman speaks with Cornelius Chang Head of People and Organisational Development at Grab, South East Asia's largest ride-hailing and food delivery company.

    Craig and Cornelius compare notes on their military experience and how it's shaped their views of culture and leadership, and dig into how Grab is using ToMo (Total Motivation) to build a thriving Culture First workplace. 

    Explore Sprouta’s Activation Pack full of free tools and resources to help you drive impact. Go to   www.sprouta.com/activate

    Listen to this episode now to discover: 
    How Cornelius’s military background influenced his views on leadership, and the courage to go after what you really wantA breakdown of Cornelius’s role at Grab, and the three key pillars he builds his work on Cornelius’s thoughts on the relationship between performance and culture (and why you can’t excel at one while ignoring the other) The importance of strengthening the bonds between employees, and why focusing on the everyday experience of employees is vital to gaining real engagement Discover why inclusion is vital when building a diverse workforceCornelius shares the personal story that led him to turn away from a successful career as a consultant and why he believes we all are capable of courageCornelius shares his insights on the gig economy and what Grab are doing for their Driver PartnersThe big question Cornelius is ruminating on right now Plus so much more!   

    Show Notes: 
    Singapore National Service 
    Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation, Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi

    Credits:

    Host: Craig Forman

    Writers: Alessia Campagna and Craig Forman

    Producer and Editor: Alessia Campagna

    Technical Producer: Anthony Watson www.luma.city 

    Executive Producers: Leonie Rothwell and Marcus Worrall 

    Marketing & Promotion: Valerie Saindon and Sophie Callahan

    We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which the podcast is taking place today. We pay our deep respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.  We would also like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

    • 54 min
    Season 2 How to Build a Movement, Not Just a Company With Didier Elzinga

    Season 2 How to Build a Movement, Not Just a Company With Didier Elzinga

    In the first episode of Humanity Works Season 2, Craig Forman sits down with Culture Amp Co-Founder and CEO Didier Elzinga to talk about his alternative approach to compensation, how to build a movement and his personal journey striving to build an anti-racist and equitable organisation.

    Explore Sprouta’s Activation Pack full of free tools and resources to help you drive impact. Go to   www.sprouta.com/activate

    Listen to this episode now to discover: 
    What inspired Didier to create Culture Amp, a culture-first company How he landed the role of CEO at just 26 years old The career trajectory that led Didier to Culture AmpThe importance of storytelling in effective leadership Why Didier didn’t offer commission-based salaries to his sales team for quite a few years after launching Culture Amp (and why he’s changed his mind now)Hear Didier’s thoughts on compound privilege, diversity and learning what he's doing to build an inclusive cultureDidier discusses the role privilege has played in his own career Discover the biggest challenges in building a culture first companyPlus so much more!   

    Show Notes: 
    Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation, Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi 
    Culture First - https://culturefirstglobal.cultureamp.com/
    Culture Amp – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - https://www.cultureamp.com/platform/solutions/diversity-inclusion

    Be Anti-Racist - https://www.ibramxkendi.com/ 
    Explore Sprouta’s Activation Pack full of free tools and resources to help you drive impact. Go to   www.sprouta.com/activate

    Credits

    Host: Craig Forman

    Writers: Alessia Campagna and Craig Forman

    Producer and Editor: Alessia Campagna

    Technical Producer: Anthony Watson www.luma.city 

    Executive Producers: Leonie Rothwell and Marcus Worrall 

    Marketing & Promotion: Valerie Saindon and Sophie Callahan

    We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which the podcast is taking place today. We pay our deep respects to all Elders past, present and emerging.  We would also like to extend that respect to any Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples listening today.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

CandaceNGN ,

Creating a positive and powerful business culture

I have enjoyed listening to Humanity Works. It's given me some great insight into ways to create a positive and productive work culture which I see as such a critical piece in business. I greatly appreciate having some examples to draw upon in this series from some already very established businesses.

ABetterJones ,

Amazing show

This is an incredible show talking about deeply important subjects. We all need to learn how to bring more humanity and empathy to the workplace. This show helps.

ster1174 ,

Disclaimer: I’m the host

I am the host of this podcast but I really am so impressed with how the team came together built a concept and brought it to life in such a beautiful way.

The goal was to share both the human and the practice that is behind some of the influential leaders who are rethinking how we work and bringing these approaches to life within organizations.

Even after recording these conversations, I am enjoying going back and listening. And every time I do, I seem to pull a new gem of information out.

I hope you take a minute to check this podcast out.