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TP 36: Chantelle Baxter

By | September 27th, 2017|Leadership, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

What does it take to build a successful charity? Chantelle Baxter started One Girl, the organisation behind the Do It In a Dress Campaign, in her mid-20s, and after years of building the organisation stepped down as CEO. We learn about her journey, how long it took before she started paying herself, the cost to her physical health, her commitment to transparency and fun, how it helped build a strong relationship with a large community of committed supporters. She also talks about her latest venture, serious health challenges and what’s important to her now after all she’s experienced. This interview is dripping with inspiration, listen up! Links Chantelle's website , on [...]

TP 33: Michelle Redfern Advancing Women

By | August 9th, 2017|Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, World|

Michelle Redfern has a vision of a gender equal world, she does this by Advancing Women. This interview discusses Feminism, Football, Financial Literacy and Leadership. We had a great time talking about equality and diversity, the impact it has on the bottom line, on innovation and the economy. Topics like authenticity, feedback, vulnerability, a sense of belonging and inclusion bring these ideas into a practical on the ground experience of leadership and social change. An example we explored was the AFLW where for the first time in history, women have a professional football league, which has the potential to [...]

TP 31: Abigail Forsyth KeepCup

By | July 5th, 2017|Consulting, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

KeepCup has become Australia's best known re-useable cup, but it didn't start that way.  The humble beginnings for this BCorp include a prototype in a shoebox on a bicycle. Founder and CEO Abigail Forsyth shares what she learned when starting the business, what kept her honest, what's changed in the market re: the attitude toward disposable cups. She told us about what inspired her to question everything and how she plans to use her influence as a successful purpose-based business. With offices in UK and USA, and KeepCups being sold in 65 countries, it pays to stick to your principles! [...]

TP 25: Kathryn Molloy NGO Entrepreneur

By | April 26th, 2017|Coaching, Consulting, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, World|

Kathryn Molloy has been leading the way for over two decades in world-changing ventures. She has run businesses and large not for profit organisations. She has influenced state leaders, government ministers, and large corporations to make better decisions for the future of the planet. I was blessed to work with her 17 years ago and in this conversation, we reminisce about that time and explore what she has been doing since. Her collaborative leadership style continues to alter outcomes for environmental groups in BC, and improved environmental impacts of the Olympics. TOPICS COVERED 360 Feedback How to influence politicians [...]

TP 24: Charles Byrd Evernote Guru

By | April 18th, 2017|Future, Leadership, Productivity, Small Business, Tall Poppy, Technology|

Charles Byrd is an Evernote Guru and Joint Venture expert, he has a lot of wisdom about productivity, what makes it work, technology and how it can help free humans up to do what’s important to us. He talks about how he leveraged a 15-year career in Silicon Valley to launch his own company that scaled up more quickly than expected. Learn the secret ingredient, what inspired him early on, how he uses Evernote, how Tathra uses Evernote, and how their conversation piqued a thread about technology in service of humanity. RESOURCES Mentioned Byrd Word  Charles Byrd on LinkedIn, Facebook Evernote Course: Kill [...]

TP 22: Vern Fettke on Mentors

By | April 4th, 2017|Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, Technology|

What role do mentors play in our society? How can we pass on learned knowledge instead of reinventing the wheel? Vern Fettke is a seasoned business owner, with a real desire to give back. He runs an award-winning financial services company in Melbourne's west and is very involved in community initiatives. We talked about his transition from the military to corporate life, how apprenticeships and succession planning fit together, and the relationship between celebrating failure and Australian bankruptcy laws. If you're interested in the big picture of mentorship, have a listen to see what you can take to heart from [...]

TP 18: Alicia Darvall B Corp Revolution

By | March 8th, 2017|Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, World|

Standing up for what you believe in is gaining currency in the business world, to the point that you risk your reputation if you don't. Business for good isn’t just a nice idea, today, having the certification to prove you’ve got a legit triple bottom line approach is the way to go. Hundreds of businesses in Australia and thousands in the US are leading the way, putting their money where their mouth is and have become Certified B Corporations. CEO Alicia Darvall helps us understand the benefits, the process and the “why" behind becoming a B Corp as part of a movement towards using business as a force [...]

TP 17: Didier Elzinga of Culture Amp

By | March 1st, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, Future, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy, Technology|

As Culture Amp co-founder, not only is Didier Elzinga one of the most forward-thinking CEOs I know, he’s got a really cool name. He’s the kind of CEO that does what it takes for his people to feel valued. He’s also unafraid to answer questions about the relationship of power and authority to leadership. We talk about the role of culture analytics, why engagement hasn’t really improved and the future of work. He’s gone from what he describes as ‘the most naive business plan’ to a third round of venture capital funding. Culture Amp is a Melbourne startup that’s [...]

Highlights from the Working Smarter Summit so far…

By | February 22nd, 2017|Productivity, Self-Awareness, Small Business, Uncategorized|

Last night I watched 4 interviews with world class productivity experts, hosted by David Burkus as part of his Work Smarter Summit. The main thing I got from these thought leaders was not what I expected, that to be more productive, it helps to slow down. To think, to contemplate and consider and even question what we're doing instead of jumping into action. Dan Ariely on Motivation  We waste so much effort when we’re not motivated and when we’re happier we’re more productive. It helps to be aware of how much time we spend on things that don’t make [...]

TP 11: Jessica Watson – Adventurer & Collaborative Entrepreneur

By | January 18th, 2017|Change, Leadership, Small Business, Tall Poppy|

Jessica Watson is an entrepreneur and an adventurer. Best known for her solo sailing journey, circumnavigating the globe at the age of 16. She shares with us what she learned from her experience, how she got so much support and sponsorship, and how she dealt with the naysayers. We learn about what kind of leaders she really is and the start up she’s involved in now, that’s like Trip Advisor for Sailing, bringing disruptive innovation to the marine industry. Deckee fulfils on her dream to get more people sailing, by making it easier for people to enjoy it and just give it a go.   Back to Tall [...]