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Turning the Tide - Igniting the Power of Change

Have you ever been caught in a circumstance that inspires you to ignite change?

Join us for an engaging and heartfelt conversation with Olympic royalty, Michelle Ford, author of the compelling book Turning the Tide. In our latest Cuppa.tv session with Michelle, a gold and bronze medallist at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, shares her incredible journey and the challenges she faced during one of the most politically charged eras in sports history. Get ready to be inspired by her resilience, determination, and the insights she offers from her illustrious career.

Key Points You'll Learn:

  • Historical Insight: Discover the political tensions surrounding the 1980 Moscow Olympics and how they impacted athletes.

  • Doping Scandal: Learn about the East German doping scandal and its long-term effects on female swimmers.

  • Personal Journey: Hear Michelle's story of becoming the youngest Australian Olympian and her path to Olympic gold.

  • Mental Strength: Understand the importance of focus and mental resilience in achieving success against all odds.

  • Olympic Spirit: Appreciate the broader significance of the Olympic experience beyond just winning medals.

  • Advice for Future Athletes: Get inspired by Michelle's advice to young and aspiring athletes preparing for their own Olympic dreams.

Tune in and get an inside look at the trials and triumphs of an Olympic legend. Don't miss out on Michelle's invaluable insights and experiences that continue to resonate in the world of sports today.

Watch now and be inspired! 📚🏅

Want to buy the book? Click here

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Paperback Therapy - Tools for Mastering Your Mental Health

Have you felt the urge to take charge of your mental health and are curious where to start? Dive into a discussion that's all about making therapy accessible, overcoming personal challenges, and the practical tools you can use to enhance your mental health in our latest Cuppa.tv session with Tammi Miller, author of Paperback Therapy.

In this interview, you'll discover:

  • How "Paperback Therapy" can be a self-help guide through its practical exercises for managing anxiety, depression, and more.

  • The importance of choosing the right therapist and building a relationship based on trust and understanding.

  • Why even therapists need therapy and how it helps them stay effective and empathetic in their roles.

  • Tammi’s insights on the cultural and financial barriers to accessing therapy and her advocacy for making mental health support more inclusive.

  • Practical advice on dealing with life's challenges using the tools from her book, designed to help anyone, anywhere.

Tammi's approach is down-to-earth and her advice is backed by personal experience both as a therapist and a client. Whether you're interested in mental health, looking for self-help strategies, or just keen to hear a genuine conversation about improving emotional well-being, this interview is for you!

Watch, learn, and start your journey towards better mental health today!

Want to buy the book? Click here

Is your boss making you sick? 

Ever felt overwhelmed by work demands or struggled to maintain a healthy work-life balance? You're not alone! In our latest Cuppa.tv session, we had the pleasure of chatting with David Lee, the author of 'Is Your Boss Making You Sick? The 8 E's of Equilibrium to Master Work-Life Balance'. David brings over three decades of expertise in media and advertising, coupled with his profound insights as a mind and body coach, to delve into a topic that resonates with many of us.

In this engaging conversation, David shares practical advice and strategies to not just survive but thrive in today's fast-paced work environment. Here are some key insights you'll gain from the replay:

  • Understanding the Impact of Leadership: Learn how effective leadership can significantly influence workplace culture and personal well-being.

  • Strategies for Personal Development: Discover the power of self-care through meditation, journaling, and strategic planning.

  • Navigating Workplace Challenges: Get insights into managing the common yet daunting challenges of remote work and office dynamics.

  • Empowerment Through Continuous Learning: Explore how continuous personal and professional development can be your tool for success.

  • Holistic Approach to Well-being: Unpack the '8 E's of Equilibrium' and how they can be applied to foster balance in every area of your life.

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career, this session is packed with valuable lessons to help you assess and improve your work-life balance. Don't miss out on this opportunity to transform the way you work and live!

Want to buy the book? Click here

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Is your boss making you sick?

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The Last Victim 

Dive into a captivating conversation with Tracy Hall, whose resilience and determination are nothing short of inspiring. In her latest book, 'The Last Victim,' Tracy shares not just her story, but a powerful message of overcoming adversity, financial empowerment, and the dark world of scams that prey on the unsuspecting.

What You'll Learn:

  • Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Hear how Tracy bounced back from personal and financial setbacks to rebuild her life.

  • Financial Empowerment: Discover the crucial steps towards financial literacy and independence, especially vital for women.

  • Recognising and Avoiding Scams: Learn from Tracy’s unfortunate encounter with a con artist and gain valuable tips to protect yourself.

  • The Importance of Support: Understand the critical role of professional help and a strong support network in overcoming crises.

  • Advocacy and Awareness: Be inspired by Tracy’s journey from victim to advocate, and see how raising awareness can prevent financial fraud.

Tracy's story is a stark reminder of the challenges we might face and the strength we can find within ourselves. Whether you've faced financial difficulties, personal setbacks, or are just looking for a dose of inspiration, this conversation is a must-watch.

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🌟 Replay Alert: Planning Your Golden Years with Drew Meredith! 🌟

Missed our live chat with Drew Meredith, co-author of 'The Golden Years - How to plan a happy and financially secure retirement'? Don’t worry, we’ve got the replay ready just for you! Tune in as Drew, a seasoned expert in retirement planning, shares invaluable insights on preparing for those golden years. Whether you’re nearing retirement or just starting to think about it, this conversation is packed with practical advice.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • 📊 The Importance of Retirement Planning: Understand why it's crucial to start planning early and what long-term retirement planning really involves.

  • 🌐 Holistic Retirement Strategies: Discover why retirement planning isn't just about money — it's about crafting a fulfilling post-work life.

  • 💡 Boosting Financial Literacy: Drew emphasises the need for increased financial knowledge among retirees and how it impacts decision-making.

  • 🛠 Avoiding Common Pitfalls: Learn about the typical mistakes people make when planning for retirement and how to avoid them.

  • 📝 Tailored Financial Advice: Find out how personalised financial advice can significantly enhance retirement preparedness.

  • 🗣 Engaging Discussions on Real-Life Scenarios: Gain insights from discussions on actual case studies that bring retirement planning challenges and solutions to life.

Drew Meredith brings his extensive expertise to the table, explaining complex concepts in an easy-to-understand way. Whether you're planning your own retirement or helping a loved one, this interview is a must-watch!

👀 Watch the replay now on Cuppa.tv and take control of your future with confidence!

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Have you ever wondered what it truly takes to break free from convention and transform your life? Join us on Cuppa.tv as we replay an enlightening conversation with Kay Bretz, author of Turning Right - Inspire the Magic. Dive into Kay’s incredible journey from being a high-powered corporate leader to an ultra-marathon legend, and how he mastered the art of self-transformation.

Are you ready to challenge your own limits? Do you seek to reshape your understanding of what you can achieve? Here’s what you’ll uncover in this inspiring episode:

  • The Power of Unconventional Choices: How taking a different turn can lead you to unexpected successes.

  • Integrating Lessons Across Life: Learn how experiences from one part of your life can catalyse growth in another.

  • Embracing the Journey: Discover why focusing on the process rather than just outcomes can enrich your personal and professional life.

  • Courage and Resilience: Gain insights into building resilience and facing fears head-on to achieve your dreams.

Kay’s story is not just about running; it’s about redefining potential and pushing beyond perceived limits. Whether you're a seasoned leader or someone just starting out, you'll find valuable lessons in Kay’s philosophy that can be applied to both personal endeavours and professional projects.

Don’t miss out on this transformative discussion that might just inspire you to take a right turn in your own life. Who knows what magic you’ll inspire?

Watch the full replay below now 

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Want to invite Kay to speak to your team or at your conference? CLICK HERE

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How to transform who you th...

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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?

Want to buy Jem's Book? Click here

Want to book Jem to come in and speak to your business or at an event? Click here

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Unlock the Art of Conscious...

Ever pondered the profound impact of your words? Or how your...

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.

NEXT STEPS:

  • Watch the replay below

  • Want to buy the book: Click here

  • Want to book Jaemin in to speak to your team or at an event? Click here

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🌟 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!

Want to get Martin to come in to speak with your leadership team? Click here to make an enquiry 

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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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Ever find yourself lost in the digital world, mindlessly...