22 episodes

A monthly podcast to help people reignite the love of what they do in a post pandemic world. The pandemic gave us a once in a lifetime opportunity to reflect on what is truly important to us and we have seen a huge shift in how people approach work. People are resigning from their careers en masse, starting side hustles, and choosing work that aligns with their values and overall purpose. Join Sinead Connolly, Co-Founder and Director of Lotus People, an award winning Sydney based recruitment agency as she speaks with some incredible business minds, who all love what they do. 

When Work Isn’t Work Sinead Connolly

    • Business

A monthly podcast to help people reignite the love of what they do in a post pandemic world. The pandemic gave us a once in a lifetime opportunity to reflect on what is truly important to us and we have seen a huge shift in how people approach work. People are resigning from their careers en masse, starting side hustles, and choosing work that aligns with their values and overall purpose. Join Sinead Connolly, Co-Founder and Director of Lotus People, an award winning Sydney based recruitment agency as she speaks with some incredible business minds, who all love what they do. 

    Season 2 Episode 8: On social change, why diversity and inclusion is a crucial brand differentiator and doing business with heart with Lyndal Hamwood

    Season 2 Episode 8: On social change, why diversity and inclusion is a crucial brand differentiator and doing business with heart with Lyndal Hamwood

    This episode is a must-listen for any employees or employers wanting to learn more about what they can do to create a diverse, inclusive, and engaged workforce. Lyndal Hamwood is the founder of (ide)ate studio, a DEI consultancy working with businesses to embrace diversity and different perspectives in order to drive inclusion and business growth. Lyndal is passionate about social change, collective intelligence and she and I speak about how small steps result in moving the needle, what ...

    • 46 min
    Season 2 Episode 7: On for-purpose career paths, taking accountability for your own growth, and how even the most senior amongst us get imposter syndrome

    Season 2 Episode 7: On for-purpose career paths, taking accountability for your own growth, and how even the most senior amongst us get imposter syndrome

    I adored this conversation - Anat Hassner is an incredibly impressive Chief People Officer at a large Australian non profit. A PHD in change management, time spent in academia and a hugely successful corporate career which has seen her work shift from working for large organisations to for-purpose businesses, Anat shares so much fantastic wisdom. On topics such as creating a career pathway for herself that was, at the time, undefined, suffering from imposter syndrome, how we can overcome...

    • 42 min
    Season 2 Episode 6: On moving to the other side of the world, personal growth & all things working in recruitment

    Season 2 Episode 6: On moving to the other side of the world, personal growth & all things working in recruitment

    Today I am very excited to take this episode inside the Lotus People Sydney HQs. My guests today are Chloe Jones and Iona Colville. Chloe is a temporary recruitment consultant here at Lotus and Iona has recently been promoted to Divisional Manager of both the perm team and the HR team. As well as being driven, ambitious, and fantastic at their jobs, they are both wonderful humans; they each moved from the other side of the world to set their lives up in Sydney and we talk through the hig...

    • 41 min
    Season 2 Episode 5: On the importance of investing in your career, learning to say no and how to turn your side hustle into a full time gig!

    Season 2 Episode 5: On the importance of investing in your career, learning to say no and how to turn your side hustle into a full time gig!

    I LOVED chatting with Rachael - I think this is an amazing podcast for anyone in our EA community, but good for all!Rachael has had an impressive Executive Assistant career supporting executives across London, Dubai and Melbourne. After many years working closely with and learning from CEOs, Rachael decided to take the leap and start her own business in 2021. Founder of Elevating Corporate Support, Rachael works closely with individuals and organisations to sustain high performance without bu...

    • 47 min
    Season 2 Episode 4: On lessons in leadership, being courageous in your career and in business and the importance of self reflection in order to be happy with Ez Khan

    Season 2 Episode 4: On lessons in leadership, being courageous in your career and in business and the importance of self reflection in order to be happy with Ez Khan

    After an unplanned hiatus, When Work Isn’t Work is back! We sat down with the gorgeous soul that is Ez Khan! Ez is a star of the recruitment industry, an entrepreneur with endless creative ideas and someone who has been courageous at every stage of his career. In this chat we talk about disrupting an industry, the downsides of an entrepreneurial brain and why being courageous in your career will allow you to have a more fulfilled and happy life (oh, and also, why buying a porsche is neve...

    • 42 min
    Season 2 Episode 3: On mindset shifts, maintaining high-performance, and battling burnout

    Season 2 Episode 3: On mindset shifts, maintaining high-performance, and battling burnout

    This is a must-listen for anyone thinking about hanging onto to the Christmas break zen into the new year. An expert in neuroscience, high performance and burnout prevention, I hung on every word that Vanessa Bennett had to say! Vanessa is a high performance coach who has worked with athletes, executives and teams to support them in their growth and success. Previously, she has had a huge executive career within financial services, climbing the ladder and achieving great succ...

    • 50 min

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