Geelong Business Connect with its Community ~ Episode 64 ~ My Conversation with Ben Flynn

Ben Flynn is the CEO of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce and has a background in marketing, accounting and finance and has worked in many places across the world. His conversation is about businesses in Geelong are well connected to their community. This is his conversation.

[3:38] My Connection to Marketing 101
[5:40] Enjoying Connections with People
[7:38] Connecting to Nature ~ Outback
[10:20] Connecting to the Simplicity of Nature
[11:25] Experiences of Nature feeds My Resilience
[14:16] Being in the Present Moment
[16:03] Men Connecting to Simplicity of Nature
[18:33] Learning from Women’s Connections?
[21:53] My Connection to Branding 101
[24:07] Staff connecting to Purpose Driven Businesses
[25:48] Larger Companies Connecting Back to Communities
[27:31] Uniqueness of Geelong Business Community Connection

Connecting to & Embracing Adoption ~ Episode 63 ~ My Conversation with Anne Janev

This conversation with Anne Janev is her story about embracing her adoption. She shares how the impact of adoption whilst deeply loved left something missing. Her story connects us with her journey with adoption and its subtle presence in her connections.
[0:43] Connecting to Geelong My Home
[2:52] Connecting to My Family of 5 Children
[4:05] Making My Children Safe & Secure
[5:20] Connecting to My Adoption
[9:24] My Connection to Music Moves Me
[12:56] “Disconnect to Reconnect”
[16:20] Mother’s Connect to Children First & Self Second
[17:21] More time for Self-Reflection & Self-Connection
[22:03] Connecting to My God ~ Is Trust
[23:10] Abandonment In my Adoption
[24:15] Adoption – There’s A Missing?
[27:23] Let Adoptees Ask Their Questions
[28:32] Connecting My Adoption Jigsaw Pieces Came Naturally

Connecting to My True Self ~ Episode 62 ~ My Conversation with Roxie Bennett

Roxie Bennett is a real personality of Geelong. She runs her business Roxie Bennett Life Changer as well as being a successful radio announcer with Bay FM. She is currently writing a book about her Butterfly Plan program that has seen Roxie transform herself. This is her Heart of Connection conversation.

[1:02] Connecting to my Transformation Year
[3:12] Connecting to all Our Personality Traits
[5:38] Connecting Above the Line
[6:39] Connecting to the Teachings in Times of Darkness
[9:24] Connecting to Others in Tough Times?
[11:46] Connecting to our Inner Self
[12:46] Connecting to our Giving Self-Love
[14:26] Universal Connection in Times of Need
[17:07] Connecting With Love?
[20:49] Connecting to Our Flow State ~ Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, Spiritually.
[22:30] Aligning to Our Deepest Intention
[28:22] Connecting to Letting Go
[32:58] Being Grateful
[36:50] Connecting to the Butterfly Plan

Connecting to Our Community ~ Episode 61 ~ My Conversation with Martin Duke

Martin Duke is a councillor with the Surf Coast Shire. He has been councillor for now for nearly three years and enjoys every moment of it. He’s been with the CFA, the (Country Fire Association) for the past 20 years. He is actively engaged and connected to our community.

[0:49] Enjoying Connections with People
[1:59] Men and Connection are they connected to themselves?
[3:21] Men’s Social Conditioning Is Very Questionable
[6:06] Connections Improves My Well-Being
[8:38] Connection Is Vital
[11:26] Connecting in Childhood Makes it Natural for Me
[13:27] Connections Create Energy
[14:46] Connection to our Communities
[16:39] We need Connections
[21:00] Connecting to Men’s Health & Well-being is Changing
[26:01] Men connect to emotions rather than Bottling them
[32:25] Connecting to Aliveness Within

Connecting to All Of Me ~ Episode 60 ~ My Conversation with Nicole Scott

Nicole is a mental health advocate with Headspace and has found that the best way to connect to herself is by giving to others. Nicole has found a deep connection to this and it lights her world up. Nicole is studying life coaching with the Life Coaching Institute in Melbourne and is soon to be moving into a Social Work degree studying at Deakin.

[0:58] Connecting to Myself by Sitting with & letting be.
[2:15] Connecting to the ‘Comfort within my Discomfort’
[4:47] Connecting & Healing Our Inner Child Wounds
[6:33] Making time to notice & connect to our Inner Self
[10:12] Hearts Flow-state Connection to Others
[10:39] Community Connection Imperative to our Well-Being
[15:05] Flow-state is a Deeper Love & Connection
[17:09] Our Flow-state managers our Personality Boardroom
[18:06] Connecting to What Intuitively comes to Consciousness
[21:03] Connecting to our Loving Presence
[24:39] My Connection to Love
[26:11] Intellectual Brain & Our Emotional Brain
[31:14] Connection to Courage in Our Vulnerability

Connecting to Social Connections ~ Episode 59 ~ My Conversation with Tony McManus

Tony McManus is a sought after speaker on many levels in the community for Beyondblue and RUOK across Southeast Australia. He was the first independent chairman of the headspace local consortium across 100 headspace centres across Australia. He then an established the headspace Geelong fund.

[0:35] A Passion to Social Connections
[1:23] Making time for Connection in our Busyness
[2:10] Men’s Connections lost in busyness
[5:38] Heart Connection at 1-on-1 level
[7:02] What is Preventing Men’s Connections?
[8:18] Connecting to our Vulnerability is not a Weakness
[11:56] Men Learning to Navigate our Emotional (Brain) Health
[14:49] Men’s Social Conditioning a product of old Toxic Masculinity
[15:47] Men’s Connections in ‘Doing’ Based Communities
[19:11] Men’s Positive Connections in Community Groups
[21:47] Losing Connections in Men’s quest to be a Provider
[24:02] Serenity in Bonny Doon ~ Man’s Version of Mindfulness
[26:07]Mindfulness ~ ‘Simply Being at the Back of the Boat’
[28:21] Connection to ‘All That Is’ ~ a Reboot (Disconnect to Reconnect)

Connecting to my Inner Child ~ Episode 58 ~ My Conversation with Theo Demetriou

Theo Demetriou is an open hearted man who has learnt so much in his journey with his children. His self-development journey has been to heal his inner child. Theo is a metal artist who is producing some beautiful sacred geometry. He connected with us all at the World Heart of Connection Day and this is his Heart of Connection conversation.
[0:46] Learning to Connect ~ Listening to my Children
[3:29] Disconnecting from our Childhood
[6:33] Connecting to the Inner Child
[7:49] Men’s Vulnerability an Unsafe Space?
[11:40] Connecting to our Loving Flow-State
[12:17] Losing Ego in Love Flow-State
[13:31] What prevents Men & our Connections?
[17:50] Learning from the Pain of our Disconnections
[20:11] Connecting to our Aliveness
[23:10] Connecting to our Deep ‘All That Is’
[28:37] Men’s connecting to different forms of Mindfulness
[32:16] Connecting to Positive Childhood Memories

Connecting & Supporting People Diagnosed with Brain Cancer ~ Episode 57 ~ My Conversation with Bec Picone

Bec Picone is the co-founder and CEO of Peace of Mind Foundation a ‘not for profit’ Brain Cancer Support Group she and her brother started five years ago. The foundation provides incredible support and resources for people and families going through brain cancer and associated complications.

[0:52] Connecting to my loss of a loved one
[3:03] Connection is a Core Value of our Organisation
[4:01] Forming Connections Heals Anxieties
[6:40] Connecting to the Loss & Grief of Death
[8:38] Reaching to the Depth of Resilience
[11:28] Connecting to my Flow-state of Passion & Purpose
[13:17] Co-creating flow-state connections
[14:43] Checking in on my Connection to Self my Self-care
[16:44] Healthy Disconnection to Reconnect to Self
[19:09] Flow of “All That Is” a Purpose???
[21:22] Driving on my Own is my Meditation & Prayer Time
[24:44] Energetic Sharing our Non-verbal Connection
[26:26] Connecting to Our Incredible Hearts
[30:10] Connecting to Our Pure Heart

Connecting to my Call to Help Others ~ Episode 56 ~ My Conversation with Pauline Butler

Pauline Butler is involved in both the corporate world and operates Chi, Connection, Healing and Insight. Through her life experiences, she sensed that she needed to help others. She was then able through her learning workshops and combining her adult education profession has merged the two practices into the CHI connections. This is her Heart of Connection conversation.
[1:06] Connections were lost
[2:12] Connections to All Aspects of our Self ~ Good, Not so Good, Indifferent
[4:11] Connecting to My Energy
[4:45] Connecting to my Heart’s Energy
[5:18] Connecting to my Heart ~ there is no Disconnection
[7:06] Re-connecting my Disconnection
[8:29] Healing the Wounds of Disconnection
[10:02] Connecting to our Emotional Hurts
[11:40] Connection creates a deeper Flow-State
[13:49] Connecting mindfully saves Energy for Loving-Kindness & Compassion
[16:34] Connecting to my Empowered Loving-Kindness
[20:15] My Hearts Connection to the “All That Is”
[23:26] Sitting Silently to Reconnect
[26:36] Healing the wounds down our old ‘Rabbit Holes’
[28:35] Connection to our Gift of Self-Love

Connecting to what feels True, Right & Calm ~ Episode 55 ~ My conversation with Beverley Gibbie

Beverley Gibbie has the gift of self-connection through her years of deep inner work healing the emotional wounds of her birthing imprint. She is a mother of two and a grandmother of four grandsons and Kim. This is her Heart of Connection podcast conversation.

[0:28] Connections to Geelong are long-term
[1:12] Connection to myself feels Real, Right & Calm
[4:10] Connecting to the Gift of Healing
[6:09] Connecting and trusting my Knowing
[7:47] Connecting to truth of my Soul or my Spirit
[10:05] Flow-state Connection
[12:08] Connected Flow-state of Love, Warmth & Acceptance
[13:19] Flow-state of Love connects me to my Higher Self
[17:45] Connection to Universal Love is Healing
[22:01] Inner Journey Search Opened my Higher Self Connection
[29:50] Connections & Conversations open our Energy
[33:54] Changing Australia’s Culture around Therapy
[35:23] Connecting to Heal & Release