PODCAST

Made For More

Ally Nitschke

Leadership is an inside-out job. The Made For More podcast is the ultimate leadership resource providing advice on tangible and tactical skills to level up your leadership. Including your leadership mindset, to lead yourself, your team and your organisation. The podcast interviews lighthouse leaders from all areas of leadership; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors, speakers and gurus. Step away from the theory and the rule book and get ready to lead from your heart with courage and empathy. Do More | Be More | Achieve More and Win Your Own Game at madeformore.com.au
045: Is being a generalist the new black? With Jo Thomas
The Benefits of Being a Generalists in the Current Business Environment Generalists are people who choose to focus their time and resources on learning about a wide range of topics. Most leaders in today’s world are generalists. They perform multiple tasks, sometimes across departments, and understand all the moving parts of an organization. Unfortunately, the current business environment places more emphasis on specialising that we’ve forgotten the value of being a generalist.  Of course, the world needs specialists, and there’s nothing wrong with having an area of focus. However, people should be mindful of the demerits of specialization. For example, people tend to specialise without knowing why. They pursue lucrative college degrees, spend years perfecting the craft, only to find out later that this is not where their heart is at.  Nevertheless, the one misconception we need to push out the door is that specializing is the only way to get ahead and take up a leadership position. In fact, the opposite holds true. Most aspiring leaders should be able to wear many hats within an organization. Businesses need specialists to solve problems. But they also crave generalists to connect the dots. Today’s guest, Jo Thomas, is one such generalist. She is the CEO of the Australian Institute of Business, the largest online MBA provider in Australia.    Topics we Discussed Include: ·        Getting to Know Jo Thomas (03:25) ·        Why Jo Considers Herself an Accidental CEO (08:40) ·        Jo’s First Taste of Being a Generalist (12:02) ·        Data Science and Building Predictive Algorithms (13:50) ·        Why Data Science is the Career of the Future (15:30) ·        How to Give Your Career a Definitive Direction (15:50) ·        Why Jo Decided to Pursue an MBA (19:40) ·        How to Pandemic has Made it Easier to Build Communities Online (23:55) ·        Jo’s Leadership Experience at LED Lighting (26:29) ·        Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Aspiring Leaders (31:50) ·        The Best Leaders Know Their Numbers (35:20) ·        How Leaders can Know Their People (39:40) Links and Resources https://www.linkedin.com/in/jo-thomas/ (Jo’s LinkedIn) https://www.aib.edu.au/ (The Australian Institute of Business) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
Vor 5 Tagen
45 Min.
042: How to Communicate with Influence with Gary Edwards
We live in a digital-centric world where we've, unfortunately, lost the art of effective communication. Today's communication channels have become increasingly volatile, uncertain, and complex, making it harder to collaborate and improve problem-solving within organisations. The pandemic certainly hasn't helped much either, but that doesn't negate the fact that effective communication is still one of the most crucial aspects of business success.    As a leader, your ability to convey your message with meaning and purpose is extremely crucial in the workplace. Whether you're trying to communicate with a co-worker, the CEO, or an associate, you can take steps to influence others. But there is a problem; not many leaders know how to create a clear message and purpose. It's even more frustrating when leaders struggle to evaluate and tailor their communication to the proper occasion.   If you ever want to capture attention and spark behavioral change, you must be able to influence emotion and motivate action. We've all seen great communicators in action. And what they usually do is they command a room and articulate a vision. But how do they manage to be so engaging and persuasive? In today's episode of the Made for More Podcast, Gary Edwards shares strategies for leaders and entrepreneurs on how to have trusted conversations with their colleagues, clients, customers, and prospects.    Topics We Discussed Include: Getting to Know Gary Edwards (03:20) Gary's Slow Transition from Law into Teaching and How His Family Reacted to it (06:19) Defining Influence and Its Link to Business Success (09:35) How Leaders Can Strengthen Their Ability to Influence Others (12:15) Influence, Communication, and Negotiation in The Workplace (17:30) The Link Between Poor Communication and Conflict in the Workplace (21:10) Why Proper Leadership Starts Effective Communication (23:10) The Connection Between Beliefs and Behavior (26:45) The Most Overlooked Communication Skills in Leadership (29:17) Gary Talks About His Favorite Magic Trick (34:08) Top Five Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders on Influence (37:49)   Connect with Gary Edwards https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyedwardsinfluencecoach/ (Gary’s LinkedIn) http://garyedwards.com.au/ (Gary’s Website) https://gettalk.at/influen (Ten Strategies to Be More Influential in Any Situation) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide) Full shownotes - www.madeformore.com.au/40
13-09-2021
41 Min.
040: Finding The Keys To Parenting Success with Nellie Harden
Successful parenting is tricky. The kids don't come with a 'manual,' and the guides we find online do not guarantee quick fixes because, let’s face it, every child is different. So, how do some parents make parenting look so easy while others struggle? In fact, the question should be, what defines a truly successful family?  First, success is subjective, and your definition of success might not necessarily match the next person's definition. However, some things remain constant among parents, and that's raising happy and contented kids who mature into responsible, hardworking, and caring individuals. Yet, it's no secret; these milestones are not reached quickly or easily. It takes 6570 days, to be precise.  Parenting, at its core, is all about making crucial decisions to prepare your kids to be exceptional in school and tackle the world as responsible adults. Wouldn't it be nice if we could all build solid foundations for our kids and still have big belly laughs along the way? That's why we're pleased to have Nellie Harden with us today. Nellie is a family life coach and mentor who helps parents build a strong foundation of Self-Led Discipline and leadership for their children.   Topics we Discussed Include: Getting to know Nellie Harden (03:15) Dissecting the 6570 Family Project (08:01) Why parents are the true architects of their child's life (11:05) Successful parenting: Shifting out of survival mode (12:45) How to set family goals and build happy families (17:10) The four principles of the Family "ROKS" (18:19) What's it like raising four kids? (19:50) Promoting Self -led discipline in children (26:10) Top five tips for building parent leadership (31:02)   Connect with Nellie Harden https://www.linkedin.com/in/nellie-harden-b7b3ab73/ (Nellie’s LinkedIn) https://www.nellieharden.com/ (Nellie’s Website) https://www.nellieharden.com/vault (The Family Success Vault) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)   Episode shownotes - madeformore.com.au/40
30-08-2021
38 Min.
039: Rethinking The Role Of The Modern CFO with Alena Bennett
10 or 20 years ago, the role of CFOs in the corporate world was pretty straightforward. They kept books and records for their companies, did financial reporting, and maintained statutory compliance. Interestingly, CFOs operated behind the scenes and made company decisions sorely based on budgetary reasons; all the other strategy implementation and decision-making were left to the rest of the C-Suite executives. But in today’s world, that’s no longer the case.    Gone are the days when CFOs only had technical skills that revolved around financial reporting, compliance, and audits. The CFO of today plays a key role both in capital allocation and corporate leadership decisions.   Unfortunately, not many CFOs possess the crucial leadership skills needed to accommodate the quick pace of innovation and heightened competition in today’s economy. And sadly, not many are willing to learn these essential skills. So, what can be done the situation? Today’s conversation with Alena Bennett is centered around outlining the roles and responsibilities of the modern CFO and helping current and aspiring CFOs develop effective leadership and communication skills.    Topics we Discussed Include: Getting to know Alena Bennett (02:39) Modern CFOs: A new type of finance executive (05:10) Building good working relationships (07:15) Why Alena decided to settle on the world of CFOs (08:12) How CFOs have evolved from bookkeeping into corporate leaders (10:32) Essential leadership skills for technical leaders (12:48) People leadership skills for the modern CFO (15:45) How CEOs can support their CFOs improve operational efficiency (18:28) Dissecting Alena’s new Book: CFO of the Future (20:29) Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (25:20) Temporal landmarks and goal achievement (27:15) Links and Resources https://www.linkedin.com/in/alenabennett/ (Alena’s LinkedIn) https://www.alenabennett.com.au/ (Alena’s Website) https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/1416524282 (Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl) https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Surprising-Truth-About-Motivates/dp/B0032COUMC/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2AAB61RX7XBZ7&dchild=1&keywords=drive+daniel+pink&qid=1629391523&s=books&sprefix=Drive+%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C573&sr=1-1 (Drive by Daniel Pink) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
23-08-2021
31 Min.
038: 6 Steps To A Winning Mindset with Charlene Norman
Have you ever noticed that your thoughts, to some extent, affect how you behave? Like, for the most part, thoughts lead to actions, and not the other way round. For example, if you believe you’re going to have a great, productive day, chances are, you will have a good day. This fundamental truth is one of the reasons why mindset is so important. Unfortunately, our minds often prove difficult to manage. Although our thoughts can be a source of happiness and positivity, the mind somehow enjoys reminding us of our anxieties, failures, and limitations.   Learning to control your thoughts is essential for building a sense of calmness in life and at the workplace. When you learn to control your mind, you open your life to unlimited possibilities and find the path to lasting, unshakeable contentment.   Today we’re going to talk about mindset. It’s no secret that how we think about things determines our beliefs, actions, and relationships. If you’re struggling with self-limiting beliefs or approach life with a negative mindset, this episode is for you. There are many ways to shift your mindset towards success, and our guest for today, Charlene Norman, is here to help us master the power of positive thinking.    Topics we Discussed Include: ·     Getting to Know Charlene Norman (02:00) ·     How to Overcome Low Self-Esteem and Build Your Confidence (04:56) ·     Tips to Help You Develop an Inner Winning Mindset (08:10) ·     Confidence: How to Overcome Self-Limiting Beliefs (09:45) ·     The Six Steps to a Winning Mindset (11:56) ·     How to Start a Gratitude Practice and Change your Life (16:28) ·     Tapping into the Value of Experience (20:20) ·     Learn how to Control your Mind (22:58) ·     Why you Should Always Push Yourself to do More (23:54) ·     Finding Purpose in Everyday Moments (25:30) ·     Life Doesn’t Happen to you; it Happens for You (29:30) ·     Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders (31:50)   Links and Resources https://www.linkedin.com/in/canorman/?originalSubdomain=ca (Charlene’s LinkedIn) https://www.bulletproofconsulting.ca/ (Charlene’s Website) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
16-08-2021
34 Min.
037: Critical Steps for Intentional Leaders When It Comes To Change Management with Dr Ian Brooks
Critical Steps for Sustainable Change Management and Long-Term Adoption Change management is arguably one of the most critical factors that guarantee business success in today's rapidly changing world. However, managing change is tough. And postponing change can be detrimental to future success. Companies that fail to adapt and grab growth opportunities are most likely to be outcompeted by flexible competitors. Interestingly, part of the problem is that most organisations don't know what to aim for. Transformation initiatives lack intent such that five executives spearheading change in the same organisation will give you five different answers when asked about the objectives of change campaigns.  This begs the question, why do so many initiatives fail, leading to wasted resources, frustration, and distrust? Why do change promoters fail to attend to employees' healthy, authentic, and justifiable reactions to disturbance of their routines?  The answer: sustainability and intent. Although the last decade has seen an increasing number of organisations embrace the idea of change management, transformational practices are not sustained over time. That's why we're pleased to have with us Dr. Ian Brooks, a personal and professional development guru. He talks about the critical aspects of change management, leading with intent, and the power of consistent work ethic.  Topics we Discussed Include: Getting to know Dr. Ian Brooks (01:59) Dr. Brooks' Passion for Psychology and Personal Development (04:45) The Heart of Resilient Leadership in the Corporate World (08:28) The Crucial Aspects of a Change Management Process (11:40) Intention: Building Capabilities to Transform Your Story (17:45) Why Change Begins with Personal Acknowledgement (21:47) Building Capabilities for Work and Life (25:20) Embracing New Routines and Behavior (28:20) Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders (30:42) The Power of Consistent Work Ethic (32:46) Embracing Failure and Closing the Gap (34:03) Links and Resources https://rhodessmith.com/ (Dr. Brooks’ Website) https://www.amazon.com/Intention-Building-Capabilities-Transform-Story/dp/1735975001 (Intention: Building Capabilities to Transform Your Story) https://twitter.com/DrB_Intention (Connect with Dr. Brooks Via Twitter) https://www.instagram.com/drb_intention/ (Check Out Dr. Brooks’ Instagram Page) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
09-08-2021
37 Min.
036: Mindfulness Leadership Connection In A Busy New Age World with Nicola Lipscombe
Mindful leadership is important now more than ever. Not because of our current complex and fast-paced way of living, but because mindful leadership is way more effective. Think about it this way, why do so many people believe that they can get more done if they switch to autopilot and get through the day in a somewhat scripted routine? Mind you; we're not against following a routine. But an unchallenged overreliance on patterns can be detrimental to an organisation. This is because disengagement leads to missed opportunities and mistakes. Moreover, it can be dangerous to get too comfortable and stop paying attention, letting your mind drift from the present.    Wouldn't it be nice if you could completely shift every aspect of your leadership while guaranteeing job satisfaction and productivity? Well, guess what? You can. Mindful leadership is focused on cultivating significant levels of self-awareness, wisdom, and self-mastery, allowing leaders to express their best self in all aspects of leadership and inspire greatness in others.   This uncomplicated shift is the basis of our topic for today's discussion. Our guest, Nicola Lipscombe, is a mindful leadership expert who preaches heart-wise leadership and living purposeful lives.    Topics we Discussed Include: Getting to know Nicola Lipscombe (02:33) Teaching Communication Skills to Pharmacy Students (07:20) Nicola's Travel Adventure Around the World (09:40) Values-Based Leadership: Leading from the Inside Out (11:30) What is HeartWise leadership? (14:07) Brene Brown’s Pillars of Courageous Leadership (16:30) Yoga and Mindfulness (17:40) Nicola's Meditation Routine (19:20) Friday's Mindful Moment (22:40) Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Upcoming Leaders (27:06)   Links and Resources https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicola-lipscombe/detail/recent-activity/ (Nicola’s LinkedIn) https://www.nicolalipscombe.com/ (Nicola’s Website) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
02-08-2021
34 Min.
035: Women In Business Can Change The World with Tina Tower
With most organisations preaching gender equality in the workplace, women continue to be under-represented. The reality is that, for aspiring women leaders, being hard-working, smart, and savvy isn't enough. Sadly, the situation worsens when it comes to entrepreneurship.    When a woman plans to open up a business, naysayers often predict that the business is doomed to fail. That type of thinking is untrue and only promotes negative stereotypes. However, for women, starting a business still comes with its fair share of difficulties. For example, female entrepreneurs often lack access to capital and exhibit different mindset constraints such as risk-aversion, which impede business growth. Thus, for female entrepreneurs to succeed, it all comes down to personal traits, entrepreneurial skills, and how supportive fellow female entrepreneurs are towards achieving their goals.    Men have been dominating the world of business ever since the industrial revolution. But the digital age gave birth to influential women like Tina Tower, giving rise to a whole new era of women in business. Tina is a serial entrepreneur, author, world traveler, and high-performance business consultant. In 2014, she was the winner of the Australian Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year award and later named by Huffington Post as one of the Top 10 Aussie Women to watch in business. In this super exciting discussion, we talk about women in entrepreneurship, the pandemic's effects on the online business space, and how to hire new employees.    Topics we Discussed Include:  Getting to know Tina Tower (03:52) Things Tina had to unlearn after selling her business (07:27) Women empowerment in the business world (09:20) 100 women making $1 million a year by 2025 (13:02) When and how to hire the right people (14:57) Building your empire as a female entrepreneur (16:30) Unique and profitable niches in Her Empire Builder (22:20) The pandemic's effect on the online courses space (23:25) Dissecting the million-dollar micro-business (25:35) Tina's book tour party (28:10) Top 5 tips for aspiring businesswomen and future leaders (29:40)  Connect with Tina Tower Tina's book tour https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-tower-b28a5136/ (Tina’s LinkedIn) https://www.tinatower.com/ (Her Empire Builder Website) https://www.amazon.com/One-Life-Have-Your-Dreams-ebook/dp/B07ZPKTM85/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Tina+Tower&qid=1624940877&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 (How to Have the Life of your Dreams) by Tina Tower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0981HFP5J/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=Tina+Tower&qid=1624940877&s=digital-text&sr=1-2 (Million Dollar Micro Business )by Tina Tower https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/her-empire-builder-with-tina-tower/id1451216203 (Her Empire Builder Podcast) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide) For full show notes, go here: www.madeformore.com.au/35
28-06-2021
39 Min.
034: What It Takes To Be A Leader Across The Globe with Cam Miller
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Is it a solid idea for a new product or a strong business plan to back it up? Yes, both these things play a part in the initial stages of entrepreneurship. But, for a new entrepreneurial venture to achieve long-term success, the entrepreneur must have the leadership qualities necessary to transform that vision into reality.   It’s no secret that you can’t grow a business without employees. Yet, most business owners focus their attention on everything except leading their teams and forget that employees don’t see the bigger picture from an entrepreneurial perspective.   The business world is overwhelmed with expensive, complex, and time-consuming growth strategies. These strategies look fool-proof in the boardroom but fail when deployed in the real world. Your business craves leadership strategies that take the organization where it needs to go in simple and easy-to-follow steps. In this episode, we’re pleased to have Cam Miller with us. Cam boasts a string of successful global careers and leadership experience in engineering, investment banking and co-founded what has twice been the UK Babywear Brand of the Year. We talk about leadership    Topics we discussed include: Getting to know Cam Miller (02:45) Growing up in an engineering family (06:45) Career change and employee burnout (10:36) The differences in leadership styles between France and Australia (12:45) How to transition from engineering to a career in business (16:45) Why entrepreneurship is not for everyone (21:05) Leadership differences between executives and entrepreneurs (26:10) Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (34:01) Building a culture of ownership in the workplace (37:45) Inputs versus outputs in impact monitoring and business success (39:10) Benefits of coaching for employees and entrepreneurs (41:00) How to spot and deal with work burnout (45:00)   Connect with Cam Miller https://www.linkedin.com/in/thecammiller/ (Cam’s LinkedIn) https://cam-miller.com/ (Cam’s Website) https://www.instagram.com/journeyofcam/ (Cam’s Instagram)   Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide) www.madeformore.com.au/34
21-06-2021
49 Min.
031: Lessons In Leadership In Your Early 20s with Trevor Oldham
Are you in your 20s with dreams of launching and scaling a business? Are you worried about your chances of success? You’re not alone. Most people will argue that you’re too young and lack professional experience. Some will further highlight that you’re not mature enough to handle the responsibility of owning and operating a business. That may be true, but don’t let the naysayers dissuade you from becoming an entrepreneur. After all, the only way to achieve your goals is through trial and error. Just do what you have to do to get it done, no matter the odds. Remember, some of the most successful and notable entrepreneurs of today launched their business in the 20s, some in their teens. The likes of Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Mark Cuban are people you should look up to.   Of course, the path to successful entrepreneurship is not without its fair share of difficulty. People sometimes work years without earning a single penny or witness several of their businesses fail one after another. But they braved the storm, and today we’re pleased to have one such entrepreneur. Trevor Oldham is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Podcasting You, a podcast booking agency that helps real estate investors raise capital, generate more exposure, and increase their networking opportunities. We talk about the difficulties of running a business in your 20s, proper onboarding and training of new employees, and the money mindset.    Topics Discussed Include: Getting to Know Trevor Oldham (01:56) Trevor’s Journey into to Podcasting World (06:58) How to Successfully Build a New Team (08:03) Why Proper Onboarding and Training is Key to Employee Success (09:40) How to Streamline your Candidate Selection and Hiring Process (11:20) Key Tips for Exceptional People Management (14:12) Improve your Leadership Skills Through Personal Development (16:30) Podcasting You’s Inspiring Vision for Growth (18:52) How to Successfully Manage Remote Teams (21:01) The Biggest Business Challenges Plaguing Growing Companies (22:10) Money Mindset: Change the Way you Think About Money (24:10) Podcasting You’s Business Model and Services Offered (25:50) Trevor’s Top 5 Go-To Podcasts (29:01)   Links and Resources https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevorjoldham/ (Trevor’s LinkedIn) https://podcastingyou.com/about/ (Podcasting You) https://www.instagram.com/trevoroldham/ (Trevor’s Instagram) https://buildingwealthmadesimple.com/ (Building Wealth Made Simple) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
10-05-2021
30 Min.
030: Leadership For The Ever-Changing Aged Care Needs Through Workplace Culture with Sophie Bretag
Workplace culture is the character and personality of an organization. It's what makes an organization unique and is the sum of its values, traditions, beliefs, interactions, behaviors, and attitudes. Positive workplace culture attracts talent, drives engagement, impacts happiness and satisfaction, and affects performance. Unfortunately, organisations let their workplace culture form naturally without first defining what they want it to be.   Recent research by Deloitte has shown that 88% of employees and 94% of executives link business success to corporate culture. Establishing a culture within a workplace environment takes a lot of time and repetition. Still, it takes a committed group of individuals to ensure that standards are maintained, especially in an aged care facility. Unlike the vast majority of workplaces, aged care facilities are homes to the residents within its walls; thus, leaders must create an environment that operates more like a collaborative community instead of the typical workplace.    Excellent care requires upper management that encourages dialogue from their staff regarding process improvement due to residents' ever-changing needs. Our guest for today, Sophie Bretag, is a human resource specialist who's passionate about workplace culture, employee well-being, industrial relations and Return to Work strategies. We talk about forming connections with your team, the benefits of a highly functioning team, and workplace culture.   Topics we Discussed Include Getting to know Sophie Bretag (03:04) Sophie's transition from sales to working in an aged care facility (05:00) Sophie's go-to self-care routines (09:15) The benefits of forming morning connections with your team (14:37) Sophie's passion and thoughts on mental health (19:50) Why leaders must create time for self-care (22:30) Creating professional boundaries (26:50) Dissecting Sophie's project on Metta Leaders (29:15) Appreciating caregivers in critical and aged care (34:50) Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (34:50) SHOW NOTES: https://my.captivate.fm/www.madeformore.com.au/30 (www.madeformore.com.au/30) Connect with Sophie Bretag https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiebretag/ (Sophie’s LinkedIn) https://st-pauls.org.au/ (St. Paul’s Lutheran Homes) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
26-04-2021
43 Min.
029: In the Mind of a Miner - What Mental Health Means in Today’s Mining Industry with Rob Kalwarowsky
In an industry that runs 24/7, 365 days a year, mining never stops. The work is hard and hazardous, while the working conditions are among the most unfriendly of any occupation. Furthermore, the typical miner earns good wages and is also forced by circumstances to work longer hours, live away from family, and operate in extremely dangerous or remote environments. All this, coupled with the notion that miners must not show any signs of weakness, means that the industry is flooding with people experiencing mental health issues.  According to the Hunter Institute of Mental Health, men and women in the mining industry suffer predominantly from anxiety, which is likely brought about by tight schedules, finances, work stress, and personal issues. Although the exact cause of these mental health issues is not known, what is known is that lifestyles associated with mining can pose distinct challenges for mental health, family, and relationships. Our guest for today, Rob Kalwarowsky, aims to encourage mining executives to invest and focus on promoting good mental health practices and policies in the mining industry. Rob has spent more than 10 years as a reliability engineer & asset manager within mining, oil and gas pipelines, and consulting industries. His primary focus areas are failure prediction, condition monitoring, spare parts optimization, asset management and people-centric leadership.   Topics we Discussed Include Getting to know Rob Kalwarowsky (02:45) Rob’s thoughts on leadership and high performance (06:00) Dissecting people-centric leadership (07:51) The link between leadership and mental health (09:50) Converting a disengaged employee into an engaged one (11:00) Importance of soft skills among technically gifted individuals (14:04) Impact of change management across industries (15:31) The gap in leadership training (17:50) Leadership is a choice and not a rank (19:05) Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (21:02) Adopting a growth mindset (22:28) Vulnerability in heavy industries (24:53) www.madeformore.com.au/29  Connect with Rob Kalwarowsky https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert-kalwarowsky/?originalSubdomain=ca (Rob’s LinkedIn) https://highperformancenarrative.com/ (Rob’s Website) https://anchor.fm/highperformancenarrative (Rob’s Podcast) Reach out to Rob via Email Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
19-04-2021
33 Min.
028: The Future Of Leadership Is In Our Youth with Erin Faehrmann
Every generation has its own struggles. The sad reality is that older generations often struggle to understand and relate to the issues plaguing today's young adults and soon-to-be adults. Additionally, these problems are completely different from how it was a decade ago. Of course, they may differ depending on who you ask, but it's clear that something needs to be done. The rise in social media use has also contributed to a change in how our young generations learn, consume information and interact with each other. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it is different. Thus, it would be best if parents, organisations, and teachers all joined hands to tackle these issues from a combined front. Unfortunately, there exists a communication gap between the youth and their elders. The good news is that our guest for today, Erin Faehrmann, and her organisation, Youth Opportunities SA, provide opportunities that positively impact the youth to better their lives and those around them. We talk about the personal leadership program, the power of goal setting, and the benefits of play in today's work environment.    TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE Getting to know Erin Faehrmann (03:01) How Youth Opportunities SA is impacting the youth through digital media (06:20) Embracing technology in a post-pandemic world (08:10) How working in several organizational departments prepares one for leadership (10:50) Why most leaders are generalists (15:15) Erin's personal leadership program (16:40) Importance of setting achievable goals (20:10) How youth can adopt and implement goal setting strategies (25:47) Analysing the goal-setting program Erin's journey towards leadership and challenges faced (28:04) Why leaders need to adopt play in the workplace (30:10) Erin's go-to play resources (34:07)  Benefits of using ice breakers during meetings (35:55) Erin's Four Big Decisions (38:30) Erin's top five tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (41:37) www.madeformore.com.au/28  Links and References https://youthopportunities.com.au/ (Erin’s Website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/erinfaehrmann/?originalSubdomain=au (Erin’s LinkedIn) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
12-04-2021
45 Min.
027: Leadership In Retail with Alison Crabb
Not many industries are as people-intensive as the retail industry. Even with the pandemic giving birth to contact-less transactions, there is still constant interaction between the store manager, store employees, and the customers.  Leaders in the retail space were already being seriously challenged before the pandemic hit. The sector experienced a period of unprecedented change and transformation that required a shift from the traditional brick and mortar environment. With that, managers need to develop leadership skills that will be tested as they navigate a new reality of cleaning, lower foot traffic, and employees needing more rules of what they can and can't do.  As with any leadership role, retail management is a highly challenging and complex role. It gets even trickier when a manager is in charge of several stores. The good news is that a leader can manage different teams over a more expansive geographical space through influential leadership. And that's what our guest for today, Alison Crabb, will try to dissect. Alison is a retail leadership expert with more than 25 years in the industry. We talk about influential leadership, the power of delegating responsibilities and how strategies and work environment affect results.    TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE: Getting to know Alison Crab (03:10) How Alison switched from teaching to retail (05:55) Alison's journey into leadership and entrepreneurship (08:30) Alison's first encounter with leadership and how she matured her leadership traits (11:09) The power of delegating responsibilities (15:08) Alison's transition from a store manager into an area leader How to lead and influence multiple teams (20:40) How strategies and the environments affect results (24:20) Analyzing Alison's book: The Essential Guide For Area Leaders in Retail (26:32) The top 5 tips for leaders (28:31) Links and References https://alisoncrabb.com.au/blogs/ (Alison’s website) https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisoncrabb/ (Alison’s LinkedIn) https://alisoncrabb.com.au/product/the-essential-guide-for-area-leaders-in-retail/ (Check out Alison’s Retail Leadership Book) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous) Conversations Guide Show Notes: www.madeformore.com.au/27
05-04-2021
34 Min.
026: Starting, Managing & Scaling Multiple Businesses with Simone Douglas
To succeed in today’s highly competitive business world, you need to be flexible and have exceptional planning and organizational skills. Unfortunately, many people start a business thinking that they’ll instantly be successful, only to find that running a business is much more than putting in the hours. The dedication, creativity, and even luck required to make a business successful can demoralize even the most inspired entrepreneurs.   If starting one business is all that, what happens when someone juggles one, two, or even three businesses? When you add another venture into the mix, you’re not doubling your workload; you’re probably tripling it. Moreover, running multiple businesses does not mean each one will require an even split of time and energy. As any serial entrepreneur will tell you, starting, managing, and scaling multiple businesses is not all that crazy. In fact, it boosts your financial security, forces you to maximize all your skills, and diversifies your portfolio. But how can you divide your time among all your ventures and still make time for family? Today’s guest, Simone Douglas, is a serial entrepreneur running multiple thriving businesses ranging from hospitality to digital marketing and is also a best-selling author. If you’ve ever thought about opening multiple businesses, then this episode is for you.   TOPICS WE DISCUSSED INCLUDE:  Getting to know Simone Douglas (03:40) Dissecting the role of a Fix-It specialist (07:04) How personal reflection can positively impact an organisation’s business culture (09:14) How Simone took over and scaled The Duke of Brunswick Hotel (10:06) Why Simone decided to go gluten-free with her pub (11:00) The evolution of the social media space (14:37) Simone’s thoughts on new social media platforms (18:30) How Simone balances social media usage and family life (21:26) Dissecting the world of BNI (23:56) How Simone successfully runs her businesses while taking care of her team (28:21) Top 5 tips for upcoming leaders (30:55) Connect with Simone Douglas  https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonedouglassocialmediaaok/ (Simone’s LinkedIn) https://socialmediaaok.com.au/author/simone-douglas/ (Check out Simone’s Website) https://www.amazon.com.au/Seriously-Social/dp/0648666727 (Simone’s latest book) Connect with Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous) Conversations Guide www.madeformore.com.au/26
29-03-2021
36 Min.
025: Healing In A Busy World Takes A Spark Of Consciousness with Jared Schuster
Breaking a bone or experiencing a severe cold can make life a little unbearable. Fortunately, a doctor's appointment later, you're practically good to go. However, with spiritual matters, it gets a little complicated than that. Firstly, most of us don't even acknowledge that we're hurting, which makes seeking help even harder. This is mostly because spiritual and mental health issues are often shamed and ridiculed.    Deep down, we all know we aren't immune to life's lemons. Thus, whenever unforeseen things happen, our weaknesses are usually compromised, making us vulnerable. Vulnerability generates fear, which is why most people would rather suffer than seek help.   Of the thousands of people trying to find themselves, only a few manage to do so, and even fewer openly share how they did it. With us today is Jared Schuster, a holistic life coach who spent years learning from Yogis and Shamans, all in the hope of finding himself. We talk about spiritual healing, Ecuadorian healing ceremonies, and how to find your life's purpose.      Topics We Discussed Include Getting to know Jared Schuster (02:16) Why money doesn't necessarily guarantee happiness (06:50) Jared's life-changing encounter with traditional healing ceremonies (10:25) Jared's deepest learnings from his time in Ecuador (11:40) Analyzing the different kinds of healing ceremonies (13:40) Jared's approach to life after leaving Ecuador (15:10) How Jared implemented healing teachings into his everyday life (16:22) The link between spiritual healing and self-compassion (19:48)  The importance of communication and connecting with our feelings (23:30) Dissecting Jared's manifestation course (26:16)  RESOURCES MENTIONED Jared's https://www.sparksofconsciousness.com/ (Website) Jared's https://www.instagram.com/sparks_of_consciousness/ (Instagram) Check out Jared's https://www.sparksofconsciousness.com/offerings (self-guided masterclass) Connect with Jared via https://www.linkedin.com/in/jaredsschuster/ (Linkedin)   CONNECT WITH ALLY NITSCHKE Madeformore.com.au Connect with me on LinkedIn Connect with me on Instagram and https://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore (Facebook) Subscribe to my https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ (Youtube) channel Get a copy of our' https://www.subscribepage.com/s8b0h0_copy2 (Crush It Daily' Planner) Get our https://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Courageous Conversations Guide) www.madeformore.com.au/25
22-03-2021
29 Min.
024: Happy Healthy Workplaces with Rosie Bartlett
Every year, we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month and Self-Care Day, yet it takes tragedies before people can talk about mental health. Unfortunately, the stigma surrounding mental health issues means that millions of people worldwide suffer in silence due to the fear of being shamed. The pandemic might have highlighted the need to have meaningful discussions about mental health, but there is still more to be done. With this in mind, leaders need to adopt a new leadership style where they embrace vulnerability and create safe spaces where team members can be open about their mental health.  Nonetheless, the first step towards a happy and healthy workplace is by focusing on self-care. Self-care is vital for building resilience towards life's stressors that can sometimes be overwhelming. When you take steps to care for your mind and body, you'll be better equipped to live your best life. With us today is Rosie Bartlett, founder of Mindseye Training and a principal master instructor with over 13 years experience in the mental health space. We discuss how mental health affects productivity, the importance of self-care, and how to create happy and healthy workplaces.     Getting to know Rosie (02:05) Defining mental health First-Aid (04:17) How to create and develop happy and healthy workplaces (06:07) How mental health care has evolved over time (07:05) How the pandemic shaped our approach to mental care (09:50) The link between mental health and your team's productivity (10:52) Why happy and healthy workplaces are more productive (14:06) The future of happy and healthy workplaces (16:28) First-Aid protocols when dealing with mental care (19:39) Rosie's go-to self-care regime (21:49) Why leaders need to have a self-care system (25:29) The importance of practicing self-care (26:58) Defining boundaries from a self-care perspective (27:50) Rosie's tip 5 tips (29:40) www.madeformore.com.au/24 Connect With Rosie Bartlett Rosie Bartlett'shttps://www.mindseyetraining.com.au/ ( Website ) Connect with Rosie on https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosie-bartlett-38419b54/ (LinkedIn)  Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au/ (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me on https://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ (LinkedIn) Connect with me on https://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore (Instagram) and https://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore (Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide)
15-03-2021
35 Min.
023: Use Creative Thinking to Move Innovation From Strategy to Reality with Marque Kabbaz
Have you ever asked yourself what the more successful companies do differently that makes them so successful? Is it their market understanding, their customer focus, or maybe a visionary growth strategy? Yes, all these factors can play a part in a company’s fortunes, but one thing makes all the difference. We know that they don’t develop innovative ideas by a stroke of good luck because luck is not guaranteed.  The one thing that makes them win consistently and attract the best talent is cultivating a culture of innovation. They build frameworks within their teams that support consistent strategic and creative thinking. They understand that every new day packs new problems that require different problem-solving techniques. Unfortunately, only a small proportion of organisations are giving their employees room to be creative, and even fewer are cultivating a culture of innovation. That’s why we are pleased to have with us today Marque Kabbaz, an industry leader in the strategic and creative thinking space. We talk about building a culture that promotes innovation, the evolution of design thinking, and how innovation is slowly taking over our everyday lives.   Topics we Discussed Include: Getting to know Marque Kabbaz (03:35) Resilience in the creative industry (06:20) Combining creative and strategic thinking to develop creative problem-solving skills (12:15) Innovation as a mindset (15:45) Building a culture of innovation (18:15) Why forward-thinking Organisations are prioritizing innovation (21:00) How Isobar stands out through startup accelerated thinking (22:11) How innovation is slowly creeping into every aspect of our lives (30:10) Dissecting Marque’s BCII program at UTS (32:25) The evolution of design thinking (36:08) Top 5 tips for leaders and upcoming leaders (37:25) Connect with Marque Kabbaz on https://www.linkedin.com/in/marquejk/ ( LinkedIn) Connect With Ally Nitschke http://www.madeformore.com.au (Madeformore.com.au) Connect with me onhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/coach-leadership/ ( LinkedIn) Connect with me onhttps://www.instagram.com/ally.madeformore ( Instagram) andhttps://www.facebook.com/ally.madeformore ( Facebook) Subscribe to myhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWzPxo5P5XTBcKvQyUQEpyQ ( YouTube) channel Get ourhttps://www.madeformore.com.au/ ( Courageous Conversations Guide) www.madeformore.com.au/23
08-03-2021
43 Min.
022: Flex Your Empathy Muscle with Madhavi ParkerSeason 2 Made For More podcast Intro

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