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April 10

Ever pondered the profound impact of your words? Or how your communication style shapes your relationships and leadership? Dive into an enlightening session with Jem Fuller, the author of 'The Art of Conscious Communication for Thoughtful Men,' and embark on a journey to revolutionise the way you interact with the world.

Here's what you'll uncover:

  • The Essence of Conscious Communication: Discover how to bring awareness and intentionality to your conversations. It's not just about what you say, but how you say it.

  • Vulnerability in Leadership: Unravel the power of showing your true self. Learn why leaders who embrace vulnerability forge stronger, more trusting teams.

  • The Ego's Role: Ever find yourself defensively responding in conversations? We'll explore how the ego shapes our reactions and how to navigate its influence for healthier dialogues.

  • Cultural Wisdom: From the ancient teachings of Eastern philosophies to the rich insights of Indigenous cultures, find out how diverse perspectives can enrich our understanding of communication.

  • Practical Tips for Every Day: Get equipped with actionable strategies to enhance your communication skills, including the power of pausing, embracing openness, and the art of truly listening.

Are you ready to transform the way you communicate? This replay isn't just a conversation; it's a stepping stone towards deeper connections, more empathetic leadership, and a more mindful approach to your words and actions.

Dive in now by watching the replay video below and start your journey towards mastering the art of conscious communication. Your words have the power to change your world. Are you using them wisely?

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April 03

In this Open Book conversation we delved deep into the transformative world of self-permission with personal development coach Jaemin Frazer. In this eye-opening episode, Jaemin shares insights from his groundbreaking book, The Self-Permission Method, and guides us on a journey towards achieving success by being unapologetically ourselves.

What You'll Discover in This Episode:

  • Beyond Self-Discipline: Why traditional success methods might be holding you back, and how the concept of self-permission can propel you forward.

  • The Four Pillars of Self-Permission: Explore Jaemin’s enlightening approach to overcoming life’s hurdles without the struggle.

  • Redefining Success: Learn how to succeed by aligning your actions with your true self, rather than external expectations.

  • Practical Wisdom for Daily Living: Jaemin provides actionable steps to implement the self-permission method in your daily life.

Ready to Give Yourself Permission to Succeed?

This episode is more than just a conversation; it’s a doorway to transforming how you view success and personal growth.


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March 27

🌟 Just Dropped: Toolkit for Turbulence with Martin Bean! 🌟

Hey there! If you missed our latest Cuppa chat with the incredible Martin Bean, author of 'Toolkit for Turbulence', don't fret! The replay is now live on our site, and it's a must-watch for anyone navigating the choppy waters of leadership and innovation.

In this engaging conversation, Martin spills the beans (pun intended 😉) on turning adversity into your ally and leading with agility in today's ever-changing world. Here's what you'll discover:

  • 🌀 Adaptability is Key: Learn how to pivot from a defensive to an adaptive mindset, turning challenges into stepping stones.

  • 💡 Practical Wisdom at Your Fingertips: Get a sneak peek into the 'Toolkit for Turbulence' with actionable strategies that real-world leaders are using to navigate disruption.

  • 🌱 Growth Through Turbulence: Find out how turbulence can be a catalyst for personal and organizational growth.

  • 🗣️ Embrace Vulnerability: "It's about putting people first," Martin shares. Discover why showing your human side is a strength, not a weakness.

Don't miss out on these insights and more. Whether you're leading a team, managing a project, or just keen on personal development, this chat's packed with gems you'll want to hear.

👉 Check out the replay below and let's turn those turbulent waves into a surf you can ride to success!

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March 26

The Science Behind Digital Distractions: Understanding and Overcoming Your Tech Triggers

In today's digital age, it's all too easy to find ourselves lost in the endless scroll of social media, the constant pinging of notifications, and the allure of just one more episode on our favourite streaming service. But what's really happening behind the screen? Dr. Kristy Goodwin sheds light on the science behind digital distractions and offers practical tools to help us navigate our tech-laden world more mindfully.

Why Can't We Look Away?

Have you ever wondered why it's so hard to resist checking your phone, even when you know you should be focusing on something else? "Our brains are wired to respond to these digital notifications," explains Dr. Goodwin. "They trigger a release of dopamine, making us feel good and encouraging us to repeat the behaviour." It's a cycle that can be hard to break, but understanding it is the first step towards regaining control.

The Impact of Constant Connectivity

Constant connectivity isn't just distracting; it can have profound effects on our mental and physical wellbeing. "We're seeing a significant impact on our ability to concentrate, our stress levels, and even our sleep patterns," Dr. Goodwin points out. It's crucial to ask ourselves: How is our digital consumption affecting our lives beyond the screen?

Practical Tools to Manage Digital Distractions

So, what can we do to mitigate these effects and reclaim our focus? Dr. Goodwin suggests a few strategies:

  • Digital Detox: Designate tech-free times and zones in your home to encourage more face-to-face interactions and activities.

  • Mindful Notification Management: Curate your notifications so that you're only alerted about the things that truly matter, reducing the constant pull to check your device.

  • Tech Hygiene: Establish a wind-down routine that replaces screens with more calming activities before bed to improve sleep quality.

Overcoming Your Tech Triggers

Identifying your personal tech triggers is a key step towards managing them. Are you reaching for your phone out of boredom, loneliness, or anxiety? Recognising these triggers can help you develop healthier responses.

Dr. Goodwin's Insight

"One of the most powerful things we can do is to become curious about our digital habits," advises Dr. Goodwin. "Instead of berating ourselves for getting distracted, let's ask why we were drawn to our devices in the first place."

Your Turn to Reflect

How does your digital consumption align with your priorities and values? Are there changes you could make to ensure that your tech use is enhancing rather than detracting from your life?

Dive Deeper

For those keen to explore this topic further, watching the full replay of Dr. Kristy Goodwin's talk is highly recommended. You'll gain deeper insights into the science of digital distractions and discover more strategies to manage your digital wellbeing effectively.

In the end, it's not about demonising technology but learning to use it in a way that serves us. With a little awareness and some practical adjustments, we can all navigate the digital world more mindfully.


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March 21

Stateless but Not Voiceless: Fadi Chalouhy's Journey of Hope and Resilience

In the tapestry of human experiences, some stories are woven with threads of resilience and hope, transcending borders and status. Such is the narrative of Fadi Chalouhy, a stateless man whose voice rings clear, advocating for change and understanding. This World Harmony Day, Fadi, alongside Indigenous leader Paul Callaghan, shared profound insights on, challenging us to reflect on our place in the world and our impact on it. But what can we learn from Fadi's journey and Paul's wisdom?

The Essence of Belonging

"Being stateless doesn't mean being without a sense of belonging," Fadi shared, illuminating the paradox of his existence. How often do we equate identity with papers, neglecting the rich tapestry of experiences that truly define us? Fadi's resilience in the face of adversity begs the question: where do we find our sense of belonging?

A Lesson in Resilience

Fadi's narrative is a testament to human resilience. "Every day is a fight for recognition, for rights that many take for granted," he says. This relentless struggle sheds light on the broader issues of displacement and statelessness affecting millions worldwide. How do we, as a global community, respond to this crisis? Paul Callaghan echoes this sentiment, highlighting the importance of listening and learning from these stories to foster a more inclusive world.

The Power of Voice

"One voice can make a difference," Fadi reminds us, a statement that resonates deeply in today's digital age. His journey from invisibility to a beacon of hope for many is a powerful reminder of the impact one individual can have. But it's not just about speaking up; it's about listening, understanding, and acting. What steps can we take to amplify voices like Fadi's and ensure they're not just heard but heeded?

Embracing Empathy and Action

Paul Callaghan's insights during the conversation underscored the value of empathy and action. "Understanding and empathy are the foundations upon which we can build a better future," he noted. In a world brimming with diversity, how do we practice empathy in our daily lives? How do we move beyond empathy to actionable change that uplifts those around us?

Key Learnings to Consider and Action

  • Reflect on Identity: Consider what truly defines us beyond the confines of paperwork and borders.

  • Foster Inclusivity: Take active steps to understand and support the stateless and displaced within our communities.

  • Amplify Voices: Use our platforms, no matter how small, to highlight issues of statelessness and human rights.

  • Embrace Empathy: Seek to understand the experiences of others and respond with compassion and solidarity.

As we navigate our interconnected world, stories like Fadi's and insights from leaders like Paul are essential beacons, guiding us towards a more understanding and compassionate society.

Watch the replay on below and join the conversation. Let's not just listen to these stories; let's be inspired by them to create change, one action at a time.


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March 20

Dive into our empowering session with Dr. Jane Foster and discover how you can grab the steering wheel of your life! 🚗💨 It's all about mastering your emotions and building resilience, no matter the bumps on the road.

Why press play?

  • Unlock the secrets of emotional resilience 🗝️

  • Embrace the power behind the steering wheel analogy 🛣️

  • Transform your emotional language for the better 📚

  • Learn the impact of connection, even if it's anonymous 🤝

Feeling like you're on a never-ending rough road? 🚧 Curious about how to navigate life's challenges with ease and confidence? This is the moment to shift gears and drive towards a brighter, more resilient future. 🌈

Next steps

  • 🔗 Watch the replay below and take control of your emotional journey today!

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March 13

Curious about a world that celebrates differences? 🌍☕ Watch the replay for an enlightening chat with Jodi Rodgers. 

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With over 30 years of experience, Jodi—a renowned sexologist, counsellor, and special education teacher—brings her wealth of knowledge from working globally in education, disability, and sexuality. 📚💼 Recognised from Love on the Spectrum on ABC and Netflix, she's on a mission to share the power of understanding and inclusivity. 📺❤️

In this engaging chat, you'll discover:

The beauty of neurodiversity 🧠🌈

Tips for inclusive workplaces 💼🤝

Insights into autism across cultures 🌏💡

Ready for a cuppa that could change the way you see the world? Join our conversation with Jodi Rodgers and step towards a more empathetic, inclusive community.

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March 12

The Art of Balancing Ambition and Happiness: Lessons from Chibs Okereke

In the whirlwind of striving for success, it's all too easy to lose sight of what truly matters – happiness. But Chibs Okereke, during his enlightening chat on Cuppa (Watch it here), reminds us of the golden mean. "It's about striking a balance," he muses. "You can chase your dreams without losing yourself in the process."

Finding Joy in the Journey

Chibs emphasises the importance of enjoying the journey towards your goals. "Ambition is a driving force, but happiness is the fuel that keeps the engine running smoothly," he shares. It's a reminder that our pursuits should not only be about the end goal but also about savouring the steps along the way. The laughter, the learnings, and even the stumbles are all part of a rich tapestry that adds depth to our ambitions.

Setting Realistic Goals

One of the key takeaways from Chibs' conversation is the importance of setting realistic goals. "It's not about lowering your expectations," he clarifies, "but about setting achievable targets that push you to grow without pushing you over the edge." This pragmatic approach ensures that we remain motivated by our achievements rather than disheartened by unrealistic aspirations.

The Importance of Self-Care

Chibs also touches on a topic close to many of our hearts: self-care. "You can't pour from an empty cup," he points out. In the hustle to achieve our dreams, it's crucial to remember that taking care of our mental and physical well-being is paramount. Whether it's finding time for hobbies, spending moments with loved ones, or simply taking a break, self-care is what enables us to chase our dreams sustainably.

Navigating the Pressure

The pressure to succeed can often feel overwhelming, but Chibs offers a refreshing perspective. "Pressure can be a diamond maker, but it can also be a dream breaker. It's all about how you manage it." He advocates for a balanced approach to dealing with expectations – both our own and those of others. Recognising when to push forward and when to step back is essential in maintaining our happiness amidst ambition.

Embracing Failure

Perhaps one of the most profound insights Chibs shares is on the topic of failure. "Failure is not the opposite of success; it's a stepping stone towards it." This reframe encourages us to view setbacks not as endpoints but as valuable lessons that guide our path to success.

Final Thoughts

As we navigate the complex dance between ambition and happiness, Chibs Okereke's wisdom offers a beacon of light. His conversation with us is a reminder that achieving our dreams doesn't have to come at the cost of our joy. By finding balance, setting realistic goals, prioritising self-care, managing pressure, and embracing failure as a part of the journey, we can pursue our ambitions while also ensuring our happiness.

Let's take a leaf out of Chibs' book and remember, "Happiness and ambition are not mutually exclusive; they are two sides of the same coin. It's all about finding your balance."

Watch the full replay below 

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March 11

Harmony Unbound: A World Where Differences Unite Us

In an era where divisions seem all too common, doesn't the celebration of World Harmony Day shine like a hopeful beacon, urging us all to embrace unity amidst our wonderfully diverse human tapestry? At the heart of this year's observance, we find a deeply moving conversation coming up between Indigenous Leader Paul Callaghan and Fadi Chalouhy, a 'Stateless' man. Together, they illuminate a path towards cultivating a world where everyone, regardless of background, feels genuinely valued and included.

Find out more about the show on March 21st here

What's the essence of World Harmony Day, if not to recognise and celebrate the beauty in our differences, whilst also acknowledging our shared human journey? The Cuppa between Callaghan and Chalouhy isn't merely a conversation; it's an exploration into the depths of empathy, understanding, and acceptance. It serves as a potent reminder that our society's strength lies in our capacity to connect with one another on a profoundly human level, transcending borders, cultures, and beliefs.

Fadi Chalouhy's harrowing tale of statelessness puts a human face on the abstract notion of exclusion. Deprived of the basic rights that many of us take for granted, Chalouhy's story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the unyielding pursuit of dignity and recognition. His narrative compels us to confront the grim reality that many people globally face daily — a life where their very existence is rendered invisible.

Yet, amidst these adversities, World Harmony Day offers a stage for stories like Chalouhy's to be heard and for voices like Callaghan's to lead us towards understanding and action. It's a day for us to reflect on our collective duty to foster an environment where everyone, regardless of their status, can flourish.

But isn't the significance of World Harmony Day more than just a singular event? It's a collective call for each of us to contribute to building a more inclusive society. By engaging in open dialogues, listening to the stories of those different from ourselves, and challenging the structures that perpetuate division, we can craft a world where everyone feels truly valued and included.

The conversation between Paul Callaghan and Fadi Chalouhy on World Harmony Day is not just an event; it's a symbol of what we can achieve when we come together in the spirit of harmony. It challenges us to look beyond our preconceptions, to embrace our shared humanity, and to strive for a future where harmony, empathy, and understanding aren't just ideals, but realities.

So, as we embrace the lessons of World Harmony Day, let's acknowledge that whilst our differences define us, they don't have to divide us. Together, we can create a global community rooted in love, respect, and unity — a community where every individual, no matter their origin or circumstances, is recognised for their inherent worth and potential. Let this World Harmony Day be a stepping stone towards that more harmonious world, shall we?

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March 06

Breaking the Burnout Cycle: Sustainable Strategies for Women in Leadership

In the hustle and heart of the corporate world, where the lights never dim and the emails never stop, lies a hidden challenge that many leaders, especially women, grapple with - burnout. It’s a word we’ve all heard, perhaps too often, yet its impact on women in leadership roles can’t be overstated.

Jo Wagstaff, a beacon of resilience and authenticity, recently shared her insights on this very topic during an enlightening conversation on As someone who has not only navigated the rough waters of corporate leadership but also carved a path for others to follow, Jo’s experiences and strategies are a treasure trove for any woman aiming to lead without losing herself to burnout.

“Breaking down gender barriers was only a part of my journey,” Jo shared. “The real challenge was ensuring I could do so sustainably, without succumbing to burnout.” Her words resonate with many of us who juggle the demands of leadership with the desire to maintain our well-being.

But how exactly do we break this cycle? Jo offers some invaluable advice, grounded in her own experiences and the wisdom she’s gathered along the way.

Understanding the Cycle

Burnout doesn't happen overnight. It’s a gradual process, often creeping up unnoticed until it’s too late. For women in leadership, the pressure to perform, to prove, and to pioneer can amplify this risk. “I was my own worst enemy,” Jo admits, highlighting a common trait among high achievers - the harsh inner critic that drives us to overextend ourselves.

Top Tips for Sustainable Leadership

  1. Embrace Authenticity: “Lead, not as you’re told, but as you are,” Jo suggests. Embracing your authentic self in leadership isn’t just about being true to your values; it’s about leading in a way that’s sustainable for you.

  2. Set Boundaries and Stick to Them: It’s easy to say yes to everything, but knowing when to say no is critical. Jo advises, “Ask yourself, what am I saying yes to, and at what cost?” Boundaries help protect your energy and your time, both precious resources in the fight against burnout.

  3. Practice Self-Compassion: Be kind to yourself. Leadership comes with its share of trials, and not every decision will be perfect. Jo emphasises the importance of self-compassion as a tool for resilience. “Soft and fluffy as it sounds, self-compassion changed my life,” she reveals.

  4. Prioritise Well-being: This goes beyond the occasional spa day. True well-being encompasses physical, mental, and emotional health. Jo encourages leaders to find what replenishment looks like for them and make it a non-negotiable part of their routine.

  5. Seek and Offer Support: No leader is an island, and building a supportive network can be a lifeline in challenging times. Likewise, be that support for others. Leadership is as much about lifting others as it is about guiding them.

Ready to watch?

Jo’s conversation on is a goldmine of insights (watch here), not just for women in leadership but for anyone seeking to lead authentically and sustainably. If you’re looking for more wisdom, strategies, and perhaps a bit of inspiration to break the burnout cycle, I highly recommend watching the replay of Jo’s interview on It’s not just an interview; it’s a roadmap for resilient leadership.

In a world that often feels like it’s spinning too fast, finding sustainable ways to lead and live is more important than ever. Jo Wagstaff’s journey and advice remind us that while the challenges are real, so are the opportunities to overcome them. Let’s lead like we mean it, without burning out in the process.

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