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Some personal thoughts on Purpose, and what happens if you don’t have one

In this episode Christy and Dr. Josephine revisit Purpose, what it means to both of them, and what their purpose actually is currently. We explore this in our work and home lives. And importantly we bust some myths on what happens if you don’t have a purpose! We discuss how this can be so disconcerting

Melbourne Coworking Spaces: The Rise of Remote Work Culture

The coworking space is the perfect place for remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Coworking culture has been growing rapidly in Melbourne, with more spaces opening up all the time. In fact, flexible coworking spaces have been forecast to grow by 21% in 2021! In this blog post, we’ll explore what coworking

Importance of Personal Branding to Your Purpose

In recent years Graeme Bye, an Organisational Psychologist, and seasoned HR Director, has been helping his clients with their personal brand. Graeme and Josephine discuss how personal branding became a focus of his work and why, and Graeme talks about the links between ageing and lack of purpose. As always, please give us your questions

Toxic Relationships at Work

Dr Josephine interviews Beulah Joseph, a Registered Psychologist, researcher, author and Employee Assistance Program Guru about the nature of toxic relationships at work. We discuss how to identify a toxic relationship or workplace environment, and importantly, what to do if you find yourself in one. Here are some tips from Beulah about how to deal

Unique Feminine Strengths for Business

We discuss psychological gender roles, femininity, and the unique feminine strengths for business. Empathy Map https://gamestorming.com/update-to-the-empathy-map/ As always, please give us your questions and stories: [email protected] Listen to all episodes on Apple Podcast Christy Mori (00:09): Welcome to Gears. Action, Growth, shifting business culture, one conversation at a time. My name is Christy Mori and I’m.

Romantic Relationship at Wor‪k

In the theme of Valentine’s Day, Christy and Dr. Palermo chat about romantic relationships in the workplace. We’ll be discussing if it’s a good idea, what levels of professionalism to keep when we are in relationships at work, and the different effects for men and women, and what to do about handling a relationship breakdown

Relationships and Business

February is relationship month for us so we are starting off the month with a chat about relationships and business, particularly in terms of finding the right business partner and how to build a good partnership. We draw on some famous co-founders for inspiration as well as Lucille Ball! Hope you get value from it!

Downfall of Optimis‪m

Continuing the conversation on Optimism, we now flip the topic to talking about the negative aspects of being overly optimistic in business. As always, please give us your questions and stories: [email protected] Articles we think you’ll find helpful: https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/too-optimistic/ https://www.businessinsider.com/overly-optimistic-isnt-the-same-as-mentally-strong-2017-11?IR=T To join our newsletter sign up here http://eepurl.com/hc4CFb Please send your questions or comments to [email protected]

Optimism in 202‪1

To kickstart our podcast for 2021, we dive into a full conversation about Optimism and how an optimistic outlook grounded in a sense of reality can help businesses and individuals create a sunnier, healthier and more fulfilled future. Some articles you might find helpful: https://www.health.harvard.edu/heart-health/optimism-and-your-health https://www.psychologytoday.com/au/basics/optimism https://positivepsychology.com/learned-optimism/ The book Christy loves: “Learned Optimism” by Martin

Dealing with Burnout

As it’s holiday season, Christy Mori chats with Dr. Josephine Palermo about Burnout and Fatigue and how it can alter lives. We also look at how to recognise the signs and making prevention our best friend. To join our newsletter sign up here http://eepurl.com/hc4CFb Please send your questions or comments to [email protected] Higher Spaces: www.higherspaces.com.au Listen

Compassionate Approach in the Workplace

With some places now coming out of lockdown and others going back in for their second wave, Christy Mori discusses with Dr. Josephine Palermo the importance of having a compassionate approach in the workplace and some tips on how leaders can create a culture of compassion in the workplace. To join our newsletter sign up

Businesses Finding Recovery After Lockdow‪n‬

Dr. Josephine Palmero chats with Elis Hoxha of Westwood Knight Accounting about practical ways in which businesses can work their way to Recovery After Lockdown. Helpful links mentioned by Elis: Federal Government Support State Government Support 2021 Federal Budget JobMaker Plan Apprenticeship Subsidy Most local Councils have some sort of COVID support package so might

Remote Work & Coworking

Christy Mori & Dr. Josephine Palermo talk about the world of remote working and Dr. Palermo shares her personal story about opening a Coworking Space, Higher Spaces, in Melbourne.

Good Business Culture

Christy Mori & Dr. Josephine Palermo continues the conversation from “bad” culture into “good” culture and how a “good” culture is vital for businesses. We focus on how much employee engagement will not just be better for the individuals working but the business itself. Dr. Palermo gives tips for leaders for creating and sustaining a

Bad Business Culture

Christy Mori & Dr. Josephine Palermo chats about what makes a culture “bad” and how people can avoid joining a “bad” business culture and tips for business owners and leaders who want to change their culture to work for them and the people they serve. To join our newsletter sign up here http://eepurl.com/hc4CFb Please send

Resilience At Work

Christy Mori & Dr. Josephine Palermo dive into topics regarding resilience in life and work. We chat about how resilience can work for us into a positive and constructive way if we recognise the value in the hard times. In business, building a resilient organisation is the difference between surviving or thriving. If you’d like

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Melbourne Coworking Spaces: The Rise of Remote Work Culture

The coworking space is the perfect place for remote workers, freelancers and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Coworking culture has been growing rapidly in Melbourne, with more spaces opening up all the time. In fact, flexible coworking spaces have been forecast to grow by 21% in 2021! In this blog post, we’ll explore what coworking

Importance of Personal Branding to Your Purpose

In recent years Graeme Bye, an Organisational Psychologist, and seasoned HR Director, has been helping his clients with their personal brand. Graeme and Josephine discuss how personal branding became a focus of his work and why, and Graeme talks about the links between ageing and lack of purpose. As always, please give us your questions

Toxic Relationships at Work

Dr Josephine interviews Beulah Joseph, a Registered Psychologist, researcher, author and Employee Assistance Program Guru about the nature of toxic relationships at work. We discuss how to identify a toxic relationship or workplace environment, and importantly, what to do if you find yourself in one. Here are some tips from Beulah about how to deal

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