#9 - Forecasting and Climate Change - Dr Kesten Green
Dr Kesten Green is an expert and leading researcher on forecasting methods and applications.
Dr Green has testified to the Australian Senate Economics References Committee, provided submissions to the New Zealand parliament and US Congress, and has consulted for and worked with the US Department of Defence, Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency and other organisations.
We explore forecasting in the context of climate change, the contentious nature of the climate change debate and how the debate has a quasi-religious nature to it. We unpack some of the issues and flaws with the IPCC's approach to forecasting and even touch on the re-emergence of the Polar Bear.
#8 - Timu Time - Caleb Timu
Caleb is a professional Rugby Union player, currently playing in the south of France with Montpellier. Caleb formerly played for the Queensland Reds and played test Rugby for the Wallabies.
Caleb currently co-hosts the Timu Time podcast, with his wife, where they courageously and openly explore a range of complex and personal issues including marriage, faith and their personal challenges with addiction and mental health.
A wonderful human being doing great things on and off field and a thoroughly interesting discussion.
#7 - The Mentoris - Paul Farmer
Paul is the founder of the Mentoris Group, a Brisbane based Business Strategy and Business Mentoring Firm. We discuss his work and the unique, personal way in which he creates meaningful change for clients, the thought process behind changing careers and venturing into the unknown and also squeeze in some Rugby banter.
A fantastic bloke who is doing wonderful things for his clients.
You can find Paul at:
• Website - https://mentorisgroup.com.au/
• Instagram - @brisbane_business_coach
• Facebook - @mentorisgroup
You can contact Paul via the above channels or email - firstname.lastname@example.org
#6 - Overcoming Adversity - Rebekah Stokes
Rebekah is an amazing young woman who has overcome serious adversity in her life, including being the victim of Coward Punch Attack, to come out the other side and help people succeed in their own lives.
We talk about a range of issues including:
• What life was like growing up as a Lesbian woman;
• How an unprovoked Coward Punch Attack changed her life and the physical and mental health impacts that followed; and
• The fun and frustration of raising children.
For information and support in relation to One Punch / Coward Punch attacks, you can follow the "Stop. One Punch Can Kill" group on facebook @STOPonepunchcankill or via their website - http://stoponepunchcankill.org/
You can also find information about the Kelly Family's "Stay Kind" work and the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation on facebook at @staykindorg
#5 - Couching the Mind - Jayden Woolaston
Jayden Woolaston is the co-creator and co-host of the Couching the Mind podcast.
We cover a range of issues including how near death experiences have impacted our lives and our mental health, the value of opening up and sharing your struggles with others and also delve into a heart breaking story of sexual assault.
Jayden is a remarkable young man who is determined to share his experience and make a difference in the lives of others and even wrote a song about his struggles and his way through them.
You can find/contact Jayden and Couching the Mind via the following:
You can also listen to Jayden's song "Just Keep Moving On" via:
#4 - Finding an Outlet - Viliame Lea
Viliame Lea is a promising young Rugby Union player, having represented Queensland and Australia at junior levels.
We cover a range of issues including Vili's aspirations to play professional rugby, the pressure that brings and the Mental Health challenges that exist in people his age. We also explore what it is like growing up in a Tongan family and living up to the standards of a father who was a very good rugby player.