Connecting to Aussie Action Abroad ~ Episode 97 ~ My Conversation with Graeme Kent OAM

From managing the Duke of Edinburgh Award to creating a charity called Aussie Action Abroad is this conversation about connection. It’s a charity that’s connected to providing 100% focus on supporting projects in Nepal.

[0:40] Connecting to the Duke of Edinburgh Award
[2:12] Connection to the Nepalese Communities
[5:45] Connection to Humanity
[7:03] How do we create Inequalities
[9:04] Managing my Triggers to Inequality
[11:16] Connecting to Agency’s Mission
[12:55] Connecting to the Heart of Change
[14:54] Is the Heart of Youth & Community Work Missing?
[17:30] Noticing the Changes in Youth Work Over the Years
[19:21] Connecting to Collaboration or Tendering Separateness
[21:41] Connecting to Mutual Cooperation in Nepal
[23:28] Does organisations need to ‘let go’ for Mutual Cooperation?
[25:10] Connecting to Blissful Moments in Nepal
[26:27] Connecting to the ‘All That Is’
[28:21] Connecting to the Heart & looking Inwardly
[29:29] Loving Unconditionally
[30:34] Men Connection is about Opening Up More
[31:59] Men becoming more Open Hearted
[34:07] Connecting to our Hearts for Charities
[35:59] Connecting Aussies Action Aboard

Connecting to Leadership ~ Episode 93 ~ My Conversation with Robert Re

A fascination and connection to Leadership and Self-Leadership have been a life-long journey for this guest. Robert Re has been leading leadership workshops and has now written a book putting all his life’s research into a great resource to implement into our own life’s.

[0:34] My Fascination with Leadership
[1:12] Connecting to Self-Leadership within ourselves
[2:02] Step One ~ Becoming Aware of Oneself
[3:46] Connecting to our Voluntary Self-Enquiry
[5:15] The Blocks of our Effectiveness
[6:47] Acceptance of Vulnerability in Organisations
[8:51] Have Organisations Lost their Hearts to Profit?
[10:24] “Spiritual Capital” is Good for Business
[11:40] Connection Across All Stakeholders
[14:21] Leading People to Connect to their Self-Leadership
[17:00] Connecting to Change through Feedback Loops
[18:42] Connecting to Organisational Flow-States
[19:31] Flow-states are called Perfect Alignment
[21:00] Organisation Vertical Structure Block Flow
[23:53] Six Practices to Improve Effectiveness
[24:46] Finding our Organisations Purpose
[26:22] What is our Organisational Why?
[28:03] Implementing the 6 Proven Pathways into My Life
[29:38] Connecting to my Purpose
[30:53] Connecting to the Ikigai Concept

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 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)

Connection with self, other and All That Is

Episode 18 – Connection Within, Evolves a Spaciousness, Calm and Peace – My Conversation With Brad Clarke

A wonderful conversation about the evolving need for men to connect at Heart level. Moving beyond our reptilian reactions and letting go of our inauthentic facade. Accepting that through our vulnerability is a spaciousness of calm, peace and power within and not power over.

[00:01:51] – Duke Of Edinburgh’s Award Led to Youth Working
[00:03:45] – In Place to Talk About What Heart of Connection Means To Me
[00:04:12] – Is there a difference for men and our journey around the heart of connection?
[00:04:49] – Inauthentic Façade of Masculinity?
[00:07:45] – What’s it like to connect? The Experience of Connection a Spacious Love
[00:09:29] – Connection of Love Brings a Spaciousness in the Mind
[00:11:45] – Taking Connection into Organizations through my Management Consultancy Work
[00:13:53] – Do corporations need to develop more heart of connection?
[00:17:50] – An Energetic Dropping into the Power Essence of Self
[00:20:03] – My Deep Connection to Self Brings Calms and Nurturing Universal Energy
[00:24:08] – Letting go of old tapes is the Healing & Accepting Vulnerability
[00:26:17] – Reconnecting to Calm Spaciousness Shame and Depression Dissolve
[00:26:56] – The Spirit and Soul that is beyond the head and heart?
[00:29:38] – Literally Dropping Energetically Into the Spaciousness
[00:31:35] – Practicing our mill-second glimpses of enlightenment in our busyness