29 episodes

A Success Podcast For The Rest of Us. Listen and Subscribe to the Reaching For The Middle podcast to hear guests from all walks of life discuss success and failure in their career, relationships and life. They'll offer key advice, perspective, strategies for a better life, and a funny story or two. Guests Include a Career Coach, Police Officer, HR Director, TV Producer, Podcaster, Actor, Psychologist, Bodyguard, Psychedelic Treatment Coach, Journalist...Your fortnightly dose of inspiration, laughter, and insight.

Reaching for the Middle James Donison

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A Success Podcast For The Rest of Us. Listen and Subscribe to the Reaching For The Middle podcast to hear guests from all walks of life discuss success and failure in their career, relationships and life. They'll offer key advice, perspective, strategies for a better life, and a funny story or two. Guests Include a Career Coach, Police Officer, HR Director, TV Producer, Podcaster, Actor, Psychologist, Bodyguard, Psychedelic Treatment Coach, Journalist...Your fortnightly dose of inspiration, laughter, and insight.

    S2E16 The French Family (Australian Caravan Adventure)

    S2E16 The French Family (Australian Caravan Adventure)

    Michael and Krystal French, and their three boys sold their Queensland home, packed up, and loaded themselves and few meagre belonging into a caravan with the goal of travelling across Australia for a year. 
    I caught up with them on the midway point of their journey, in Port Arthur Tasmania. We spoke about the Why’s, Where’s and How’s of their caravan adventure, what it’s like with three young boys in such a small space, Krystal’s gift for creating engaging social media content (@cyancaravan), whether she’ll return to work as a flight attendant, how Michael has turned his safety (SQE) background into a lucrative business on wheels, and how two strong personalities create balance in a relationship. (stats and costs below)
    French Caravan Adventure Social Media 
    LinkTree (a one stop link for all their socials)  https://linktr.ee/cyancaravan
    Tik Tok https://www.tiktok.com/@cyancaravan
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cyancaravan/
    Wiki Camps – Our Trip Progress https://wctrip.co/au/820709/1040904317
    Camplify – Rent the French’s Caravan – Starting Feb 2023 https://www.camplify.com.au/rv/caravan-rental-brisbane-qld-the-cyan-caravan/33432
    CONTACT
    Michael French  - Risky Business Consulting www.riskybc.com.au
    TRIP STATS (as of 02/10/2022)
    Days on Road:  167
    Months on Road: 5.96
    Start : 18/04/2022
    End: 02/2022
    Caravan parks: 39 and counting
    Accommodation: $ 7,438.64
    Fuel: $6,041.12
    Fuel Litres: 2753.14
    Kms travelled: 19,860kms
    Caravan : New Age, Manta Ray 2022, 19 Foot – Triple Bunk. Walk-through video - Tik Tok.
    Vehicle: Toyota Landcruiser 2021 - Prado – GXL

    Reaching For The Middle podcast Information

    RFTM SOCIAL MEDIA
    Website: https://www.reachingpodcast.com/
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    IG reachingforthemiddle  https://www.instagram.com/reachingforthemiddle/
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    TikTok: @reachingpodcast

    MUSIC
    Absolutes, My Life
    Down Under, Men At Work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s
    Hey Yo Rocco!, Dresden, The Flamingo (code: OGXUKWH2SWEFWFTA)
    South Australia (Mikey Geiger Remix), Fare Ye Well (code: GXPHAZMWNA4VPCBU)
    Cody Martin, Lifted High (code: MXUOWO8HMTX6HIPM)
    I still Call Australia Home, Peter Allen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OCKXLXWNXg
    MENTIONS
    Surrounded By Idiots, Thomas Erikson (book) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39101777-surrounded-by-idiots
    WOMADelaide (Adelaide) https://www.womadelaide.com.au/
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    • 59 min
    S2E15 Jess Weatherall Part II (Why You Should Date A Doctor)

    S2E15 Jess Weatherall Part II (Why You Should Date A Doctor)

    Part two of my conversation with joyful Sr. Medical Education Officer, Jessica "Jess" Weatherall. We discuss post-natal depression, the joys and pains of parenting, surfing on the Gold Coast Australia, a trait not many people know about, training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and how it brings out the feminist in her, and why people shouldn't be so intimidated to date doctors.

    Guest Info:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicayoungprofessional/
    Humans in Health podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/humans-in-health/id1587646111
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humansinhealthpodcast/?hl=en

    'Warren's Way With Words', Warren Young book of poetry: https://www.amazon.com.au/Warrens-Way-Words-Warren-Young/dp/B0B6SY9Z4X/ref=asc_df_B0B6SY9Z4X/?tag=googleshopdsk-22&linkCode=df0&hvadid=544000035774&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6147728178895725183&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9069012&hvtargid=pla-1732325238205&psc=1

    Host info (James Donison):
    RFTM 'About': https://www.reachingpodcast.com/about/
    Digital Media Business 'About':  https://www.jimjampro.com/about


    RFTM Podcast info:

    Website: https://www.reachingpodcast.com/
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    The Reaching For The Middle podcast is edited and produced by JimJamPro Creative Services ( based on the beautiful  Gold Coast, Australia)
    Episode music:
    RFTM theme -  Absolutes, My Life
    Cody Martin, Lifted High (code: MXUOWO8HMTX6HIPM)
    Mine, Emorie (code: HXVT8ZD9P2FVFTRA)

    Movie clip:
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall - NBC Universal (Kunu surf intro scene)
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    • 25 min
    S2E14 Jessica "Jess" Weatherall (Surfing, Science, and Choosing Joy) Pt. 1

    S2E14 Jessica "Jess" Weatherall (Surfing, Science, and Choosing Joy) Pt. 1

    Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Australia, Jess Weatherall is definitely living her best beach life. We spoke about her love of surfing,  career as a Senior Medical Education Officer in the Emergency Department at Gold Coast Health, myths and misconceptions about doctors, being a late 'dating' bloomer, social media and self perception, the ups and downs of family life, and the 'Humans In Health' podcast she co-hosts alongside Brooke Bullock.

    This is a two part episode, stay tuned for the second half where Jess will discuss how she didn't initially feel the calling to be a mother, postnatal depression, learning to rely on others and ask for help, growing up with semi-famous father and his 'uber' optimistic outlook on life, her new found love of the martial art Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and why she  holds to the motto  "choosing yourself is choosing joy".

    Guest Info:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicayoungprofessional/
    Humans in Health podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/humans-in-health/id1587646111
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/humansinhealthpodcast/?hl=en

    Clip:
    Zoё Shuker, Humans in Health - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/zo%D1%91-shuker-finding-her-true-self-through-gender-transition/id1587646111?i=1000548071101

    Episode music:
    RFTM theme -  Absolutes, My Life
    Cody Martin, Lifted High (rights code: MXUOWO8HMTX6HIPM)

    social media:
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjk9rzjHJAQn7m-Zl9rjyQ
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReachingForTheMiddle
    IG reachingforthemiddle  https://www.instagram.com/reachingforthemiddle/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/ReachingPodcast
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    Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0nnl2MazJ308zIr3ZbhTX3
    Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reaching-for-the-middle/id1568157655
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    The Reaching For The Middle podcast is edited and produced by JimJamPro Creative Services (based on the beautiful  Gold Coast, Australia)
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    • 40 min
    S2E13 The Secret To My Success - Kevin Li (TV Producer)

    S2E13 The Secret To My Success - Kevin Li (TV Producer)

    The Secret of My Success series, on the Reaching For The Middle podcast, highlights advice and success stories from past guests, new voices, and listeners, like you. They did the hard yards through life, so you don't have to. Or at least, you can find someone that relates to your personal journey. 

    In this episode, past guest S1 Episode 5, Kevin Li discusses how racism defined his TV career, and influenced how he creates, and educates.

    Check out the description in Kevin Li's past episode to learn more and contact him.

    RFTM info
    Read the Secret To My Success blog: https://www.reachingpodcast.com/blog/the-secret-of-my-success/
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    The Reaching For The Middle podcast is edited and produced by JimJamPro Creative Services ( based on the beautiful  Gold Coast, Australia)
    Music
    Absolutes, My Life
    I’ve Been Feeling So Good, Glaswing (code: 2X1YCSN6TRLOROEI)

    Social Media
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjk9rzjHJAQn7m-Zl9rjyQ
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReachingForTheMiddle
    Instagram reachingforthemiddle  https://www.instagram.com/reachingforthemiddle/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/ReachingPodcast
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    • 15 min
    S2E12 The Secret To My Success (A Call To Action)

    S2E12 The Secret To My Success (A Call To Action)

    In Episode 12, Season 2 Reaching For the Middle host, James Donison, answers that age old question, How To Be Successful. This is also a call to action, for you. Will you take the leap? 
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    LINKS
    RFTM website: https://www.reachingpodcast.com/  (with links to your favourite podcast platform)
    RFTM ‘The Secret To My Success’ blog post: https://www.reachingpodcast.com/blog/the-secret-of-my-success/
    Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0nnl2MazJ308zIr3ZbhTX3
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    The Reaching For The Middle podcast is edited and produced by JimJamPro Creative Services ( based on the beautiful  Gold Coast, Australia)
    RFTM Guest References (head to the episode to listen and for guest links):
    Pancho Fonseca https://www.reachingpodcast.com/pancho-fonseca-pt-1-a-stolen-baby-in-canada/
    Kevin Li https://www.reachingpodcast.com/s1e5-kevin-li-tv-producer-man-of-a-million-ideas-ukulele-musician-in-training/
    Elaine Yong https://www.reachingpodcast.com/s2e2-elaine-yong-communications-manager-journalist-organ-transplant-advocate-pt1/
    Social Media
    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjk9rzjHJAQn7m-Zl9rjyQ
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReachingForTheMiddle
    Instagram: reachingforthemiddle  https://www.instagram.com/reachingforthemiddle/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/ReachingPodcast
    Music
    Absolutes, My Life
    Moments, Reflection (code: RPEJY0UIX50AKIBD)
    I’ve Been Feeling So Good, Glaswing (code: 2X1YCSN6TRLOROEI)

    Episode artwork taken from the 1987 movie The Secret Of My Success, starring Michael J. Fox  
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    • 6 min
    S2E11 (Five Key Factors Of Workplace Well-Being) with Dr. Cameron Norman

    S2E11 (Five Key Factors Of Workplace Well-Being) with Dr. Cameron Norman

    Former Reaching For The middle guest, Dr. Cameron Norman, brings his expertise to this episode, providing five factors that contribute to workplace well-being. He'll also discuss Design Thinking and how it can assist organisations in providing a better workplace for their employees, increasing happiness and retention.

    Guest

    Dr. Cameron Norman is the Principal and President of Cense Ltd. He brings more than 25 years of experience as a psychologist, educator, scientist, evaluator, and designer to the challenge of innovation in human systems and services.
    Cense Ltd. is committed to supporting organizations in strategic learning for innovation. We help them to see their service and product offerings through a new lens to achieve greater impact. Contact: https://www.cense.ca/contact/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cdnorman/
    Censemaking blog: https://censemaking.com/
    Censemaking: The Innovation Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/censemaking-the-innovation-podcast/id1585241330
    Cense Academy: https://www.cense.ca/academy/

    RFTM Links
    Host: James Donison - https://www.reachingpodcast.com/about/
    Website: https://www.reachingpodcast.com/
    Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0nnl2MazJ308zIr3ZbhTX3
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    Google https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy81YmE2NjM3Yy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==

    YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEjk9rzjHJAQn7m-Zl9rjyQ
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ReachingForTheMiddle
    IG reachingforthemiddle  https://www.instagram.com/reachingforthemiddle/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/ReachingPodcast
    Reaching For The Middle podcast is edited and produced by JimJamPro Creative Services ( based on the beautiful  Gold Coast, Australia

    Music

    Absolutes, My Life
    I’ve Been Feeling So Good, Glaswing (auth code: 2X1YCSN6TRLOROEI)

    Podcast reference about toilets

    Flightless Bird: Toilets  - hosted by David Farrier  - https://open.spotify.com/episode/1USxA5AqeNFTDJOfEyLiW9?si=904e17c1efa34d07
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    • 38 min

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