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Following Your Passion

Passion In The Workplace

Christy Mori & Dr. Josephine Palermo continue the chat of passion and its place in the workplace including how leaders can cultivate a passionate culture and how jobseekers and employees can ask the right questions in choosing a company that values passion. Please send your questions or comments to [email protected] Listen to all episodes on

Following Your Passion

Debunking Myths of ‘Following Your Passion’

Christy Mori & Dr. Josephine Palermo talk about why following your passion is not all you think it might be. We chat about the myths of “feeling passionate” and the reality of actually doing the work. There will also be a discussion at the end about the truths of trying to monetize our passions. Please

5 Top Tips How to Deal with Difficult People at Work

Written by Josephine Palermo, Director of Geared for Growth, and co-Creator Higher Spaces We never expect people to act in ways that are disturbing or uncomfortable to us. When someone acts in this way we often ask ourselves “why did they do that!!??” Understanding what lies behind a behaviour is the key to knowing how

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Dynamic Pricing: How to discount without diluting your brand

Written by Dr Josephine Palermo, Director, Geared for Growth and co-creator Higher Spaces Rafi Mohammed, founder of Culture of Profit and author of “The 1% Windfall: How Successful Companies Use Price to Profit and Grow” recently spoke to Harvard Business Review. He said that business leaders should re-evaluate their pricing strategy rather than panic and

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Doing business in times of uncertainty is like twirling your skirt

Written by Josephine Palermo, Director Geared for Growth, and co-creator Higher Spaces. During this very strange time of uncertainty, I often feel both optimistic and pessimistic. I err on moving forward which means taking calculated risks, and investing in, rather than contracting, my business efforts. I focus on challenging myself to be relevant in the

Lessons After Lockdown

Written by Christy Mori, Higher Spaces Community Manager Photo credit to Andrew Hutch   “Never Enough” vs. “Enough” “Gratitude turns what we have into enough” – Aesop The “Greatest Showman” soundtrack includes a song called “Never Enough”. Amongst the beautiful melody and the epic voice, the lyrics always make me reflect on gratitude and abundance.

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Coolthinc – All about Livable Sustainable Architecture

Coolthinc are offering complimentary design work! Yes, that’s a picture of the Carlton Gardens and it’s a  Coolthinc design! They specialise in livable architecture and value sustainable living. As part of the Higher Spaces community Skills Hub, Coolthinc are offering a complementary design work for your place of residence, work, and/or play. You will receive

Get Leads & Grow Your Business Online

We recently attended Kleo Merrick’s webinar, ‘100 Ninja Ways to Get Leads & Grow Your Business Online’. Thanks to her hard work, there actually were 100 suggestions! Since listing all the methods might be an overwhelming read, we chose our top 20 to share with you! A Call to Action in your email signature: We

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Shine a Light on Untapped Potential in Your Business

Written by Josephine Palermo, Geared for Growth and Co-Creator Higher Spaces Everyone loves free stuff. Most business owners don’t even know they have free resources at your fingertips! Untapped potential sits in your business cycles; your sales cycles; the relationships you have with your suppliers and partners; and your customers. There’s untapped potential in the ways

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Surviving Business Lockdown: Online Events, Media, and Communications with Adam Weiss

Written by Christy Mori, Higher Spaces team Thanks to MeetUp Group, Melbourne Silicon Beach, we were able to attend the online lunch session: Surviving Business Lockdown: Online Events, Media, and Communications with Adam Weiss. For those that missed it, here’s an overview of the presentation: Tips for Web Meetings and  Webinars Live Streaming Videos Traditionally-Produced

Advice: Finding Financial Relief for Businesses during COVID-19

Written by Josephine Palermo, co-Founder Higher Spaces Finding it difficult to navigate through the enormous amounts of information about financial relief the government is providing? So were we. So we asked Elis to help. In a recent Higher Spaces Lunch and Learn session Elis explained billions of dollars in relief packages for SME’s (Small/Medium Enterprise)

Tips for conducting successful virtual workshops

  Written by Josephine Palermo, co-Creator Higher Spaces Five years ago, an online recruitment company Flex.Jobs projected that 50% of people in the US will work remotely by 2020. Little did they know that the whole world would be working remotely by March 2020 due to Covid-19. For those of us who coach and train

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Working Well Remotely – We are All in this Together

Written by Josephine Palermo Geared for Growth and Co-Creator Higher Spaces We had a great conversation today about working well remotely at our Lunch and Learn Session. It was great to hear from everybody and to share ideas. This topic is particularly relevant because the work environment has shifted to home. Children are being home-schooled,

Braving leadership during Covid-19

When we heard the first announcement on Sunday 22 March by Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews about the imminent shutdown of all non-essential services, Josephine and I got on a call immediately at 5pm to discuss what this means for our coworking business at Higher Spaces.

Caring for each other during COVID-19

Our ways of living and working are changing so fast as a result of Covid-19. We understand everyone is worried and doing their best to prepare and stay safe. Our top priority is to support our community through these unprecedented circumstances. We are dedicated to protecting the health of our community so that you can

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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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