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Magical Learning Podcast

169 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago -

Danette and Grahame have over 30 years experience in business, and have over 20 years experience as facilitators and consultants.
With a holistic view, this podcast covers not only how to improve your business, but how to help your employees enjoy their work, and how to improve yourself.

Join us, and if you have any questions you want covered, leave them in the comments, and we may do a full episode on them.

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Episodes

Glow worm cave NZ

January 27, 2023 03:10 - 57 seconds - 512 KB

Enjoy our thoughts on a quick trip to a glow worm cave in NZ

Away in NZ

January 20, 2023 01:36 - 36 seconds - 347 KB

We are currently away in New Zealand as a family enjoying some R&R. Hope you get to do a bit of the same where you are.

Building Strong Professional Relationships: The Key to Success - Ep. 142

January 13, 2023 03:00 - 19 minutes - 17.7 MB

First new episode back fro 2023 and what a great episode it was. In today's episode, the team breaks down some of the keys to creating and maintaining great business relationships, as well as what the benefits of that are. If you are someone that struggle with the people side of business, this is a great podcast for you. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. A...

How to Start the Year Off Right (Ep. 96 Re-Release)

January 06, 2023 03:00 - 31 minutes - 29.6 MB

Hey everyone, I hope your 2023 is going well. Today we are just re-releasing one of our favourite episodes, and it is perfect for our first episode of the year. Are you finding that new years resolutions are a little too hard? Are you struggling to choose ones that you even want to stick to? In today's episode, Danette, Grahame, Allen and Jez break down why you fail at your resolutions, what are some tips to achieve yours and even some resolutions that they all suggest for 2023. All Magic...

Getting Out of a Slump (With Dr. Kirsten Peterson) (Ep. 134 Re-release)

December 30, 2022 05:43 - 58 minutes - 53.9 MB

Happy New Year! We hope you have had a good break. This week we are re-releasing Dr Kirsten's Podcast as it was algorithmically submerged due to a certain word in the title that has nothing to do with the content of the podcast itself. It was a great chat and the team gets quite personal with this amazing person, so if you missed it the first time, enjoy this one. And she has a new book out that is amazing and you should check it out. In today's podcast, the team is lucky enough to be joined ...

2022 Wrap Up - Ep. 141

December 23, 2022 03:00 - 33 minutes - 31.3 MB

What a year it has been for the podcast! We have had a bunch of guests, a bunch of great questions and an amazing amount of lessons. In today's conversation, the team discusses all of their favourite episodes from the year, what lessons they will be taking into the new year, and what they learnt this year from the podcast. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present....

The Intelligent Leader - Ep. 140

December 16, 2022 03:00 - 31 minutes - 29.4 MB

What makes a leader an 'intelligent leader'? How can we all become better at leading people and ourselves? In today's episode, looking at the question through the lens of Jahn Mattone's concept of 'The Intelligent Leader', our team breaks down good and bad leaders they have had in the past, how to become better, and why it's important to become an intelligent leader. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay ...

OpenAI’s ChatGPT on Business Culture - Ep. 139

December 09, 2022 03:00 - 10 minutes - 9.83 MB

What does the most advanced chatbot on the cutting edge of AI technology think about Business Culture? What can we learn about a system that best understands efficiency? In today's solo episode, Jez sits down with this disruptive tool and sees what it thinks.  Links: https://chat.openai.com/auth/login Forbes Article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ariannajohnson/2022/12/07/heres-what-to-know-about-openais-chatgpt-what-its-disrupting-and-how-to-use-it/?sh=2ebdd3052643 All Magical Learning...

Fostering Safety in the Workplace (with Marie-Claire Ross) - Ep. 138

December 02, 2022 03:00 - 34 minutes - 31.5 MB

Fostering safety in the workplace is something that we don't always talk about, but after today's chat, I think you will.  Today we got the chance to talk to Marie-Claire Ross, author of the book "Trusted to Thrive: How leaders create connected and accountable teams". While we only cover one section of the book (Fostering Safety in the Workplace) you will see how much of a profound advantage that can create for your team. It's also our first ever ML Recommendation that is also an interview ...

Wise Counsel (with Louise McDonough & Helen Innes) - Ep. 137

November 25, 2022 03:00 - 45 minutes - 42 MB

What should you do in situations where you aren't sure of the next step? What makes someone a good person to turn to for advice? In today's podcast, the team talks to Louise McDonough and Helen Innes of Metis Coaching and Training; an organisation committed to exceptional public service – to make Australia a better place to work and live. They break down understanding wise counsel, how to be it for others, and how to find wisdom for yourself. To find out more about them, go check them out ...

The Impact of Kindness - Ep. 136

November 18, 2022 03:00 - 37 minutes - 34.5 MB

Kindness doesn't just impact the person you are being kind to; its impact can ripple throughout many people. Maybe its someone who is watching it happen, maybe its someone in the future seeing the impact of that kindness. In today's episode, the team breaks down all the ways kindness has impacted them, and how they have seen amazing ripple effects of kindness throughout their life. Sorry about the audio at the start, it gets better. ML Recommendation: 'Big Panda and Tiny Dragon' by James...

Aboriginal Inclusion (with Dr. Connie Henson & Felicity Chapman) - Ep. 135

November 11, 2022 03:00 - 50 minutes - 47.1 MB

How can we all be better at including Aboriginal people and customs into not only our workplaces, but our life? Why is it important? In today's amazing and emotional episode, the team chat with Dr. Connie Henson and Felicity Chapman about just that, and much more. Drawing on scientific and lived experience, the duo weave beautiful images about what Australia could look like with a better inclusion and understanding of Aboriginal people and culture. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did. ...

Long Covid without Covid (with Dr. Kirsten Peterson) - Ep. 134

November 04, 2022 03:00 - 57 minutes - 53.7 MB

Have you found adjusting to the world after the Covid lockdowns harder than you expected? Is burning out become more common for you? In today's podcast, the team is lucky enough to be joined by Dr. Kirsten Peterson, who has worked for the olympic teams in both the USA and Australia in various capacities, but specifically as a sports psychologist. She shares her journey to becoming a sports psychologist, why we are feeling the drain in a post-covid world and how she is turning years as a spo...

Why your Energy Management Matters (with Heather Hutchings) - Ep. 133

October 28, 2022 03:00 - 37 minutes - 35 MB

People talk a lot about time management... but what if you don't have the energy when you have allocated time to complete a task? Our guest today, Heather Hutchings, is an expert in understanding how to get the most out of your time by understanding your energy. When do you work best? What gives you the most energy? and how can you work with your body to get more done? You can find Heather Hutchings here: www.unleash-yourbusiness.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/business-coach-trainer-fac...

Your Persona - Ep. 132

October 21, 2022 03:00 - 32 minutes - 30 MB

Why do we behave differently around some people? How much of your personality should you show at work? In today's episode, the team is back in a classic regular episode to tackle those questions and more. If you want to know how to be a bit more yourself, this is the podcast for you! ML Recommendation: https://www.acknowledgethis.com.au/ https://open.spotify.com/episode/74v4uzwF8eTUaKo22Wu1Ma?si=xEuYFr-jSx2NZAZRbjN5CQ All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the beautiful lands of ...

Why Developing Ourselves as Leaders is so Important Today (with Dr. Mike Smith) - Ep. 131

October 14, 2022 03:00 - 42 minutes - 39.7 MB

What makes a great leader, and why should we all strive to be one? Even if you aren't in a position of power in your workplace, why should we try and become better leaders? In today's podcast, we are lucky enough to be joined by Dr. Mike Smith, CEO of John Mattone Global and Intelligent Leadership Coaching International. He also was a part of the U.S Air Force for 26 years and has a PhD in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, with a specialization in Leadership Development and Coaching, ...

Being the Spotlight that Helps Others Shine (with Sherri Skeans) - Ep. 130

October 07, 2022 03:00 - 49 minutes - 45 MB

What is it that makes someone a great supporter? How can you become one, not only to others, but to yourself? Today, the team is joined by Sherri Skeans, who has worked with and supported influential people like Robin Sharma and Eric Edmeades. She shines a light on how to look after people so that they can be their best when they need to, how look manage your own battery, and how to help others shine. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wirad...

How Happiness Affects Peak Performance (w/ Dr Greg Wells) - Ep. 129

September 30, 2022 04:00 - 51 minutes - 47.9 MB

Many of us associate working hard with dissatisfaction, either in the work or in other parts of our life. In today's episode, we are luck enough to be joined by Dr Greg Wells; father and husband, Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, Ted x and Titans Summit speaker, writer of 4 books and commentator for the Canadian Olympic Swimming team. He breaks down peak performance from many angles, and also gives us some of his philosophies around other parts of life that ca...

What Inspires You - Ep. 128

September 23, 2022 04:00 - 27 minutes - 25.8 MB

We have a lot of podcasts about things that you can apply to your work, your life, or your daily practice, but today we wanted to learn a bit more about the people on this podcast and what inspires them. This is a fun, funny and interesting look at what inspires the team on the ML podcast! ML Recommendation: https://www.amazon.com.au/Boy-Mole-Fox-Horse/dp/0062976583 All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respe...

R U OK: How to Be There for Someone - Ep. 127

September 16, 2022 04:00 - 30 minutes - 28.5 MB

R U OK day is a great reminder to all of us to check in on the people around us to make sure they are doing ok. However, we don't think it should be limited to just the one day, so in this episode the team breaks down how to be there for people every day of the year. They also talk about ways they have seen work, not work, and why they think it is important to check in. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our res...

Leadership & Becoming a Great Human Being Pt. 2 (with Harry Koras) - Ep. 126

September 09, 2022 04:00 - 23 minutes - 21.6 MB

Here is part 2 of our conversation with the awesome Harry Koras. Today, we break down life, leadership and being a great human being with our dear friend and CEO of Life Worldwide Harry Koras. Harry has done it all; from founding to selling a security business, speaking at huge functions, to mentoring people from CEOs of multi-million dollar companies to blue collar hard workers, he has a great richness of experience to draw from. Plus he blast to talk to! To find out more about Life World...

Leadership & Becoming a Great Human Being Pt. 1 (with Harry Koras) - Ep. 125

September 02, 2022 07:44 - 30 minutes - 27.9 MB

Another classic 2 part interview with a great guest! Today, we break down life, leadership and being a great human being with our dear friend and CEO of Life Worldwide Harry Koras. Harry has done it all; from founding to selling a security business, speaking at huge functions, to mentoring people from CEOs of multi-million dollar companies to blue collar hard workers, he has a great richness of experience to draw from. Plus he blast to talk to! To find out more about Life Worldwide, check ...

Collaboration (Quick Bite) - Ep. 124

August 26, 2022 04:03 - 8 minutes - 7.93 MB

Here is a quick bite podcast for you this week on collaboration. This week Kanika talks about the collaborative process behind her project More Than Melanin, and how you too can begin collaborative work without the headaches that sometimes come with it. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message. Listen ...

On Kindness - Ep. 123

August 19, 2022 03:35 - 26 minutes - 24.5 MB

We all know we should be more kind, but how do we do it, and why? In today's epiosde, the team breaks down not only why we should do it, but how to do it more effectively, not only to others, but to yourself as well. ML Recommendation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZGY0wPAnus&ab_channel=TED All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As always, if you are having trouble...

Flow States (and How to Find Them) - Ep. 122

August 12, 2022 04:00 - 37 minutes - 34.3 MB

Flow states are a concept that get thrown around a bit. But what are they and how do we get into them? In today's episode, the team breaks down what they are, how to get into them, and what they do to get into them. They also have a bigger discussion about whether you can get into a flow state trying something new. ML Recommendation: Cinema Therapy - https://www.youtube.com/c/CinemaTherapySolutions All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradj...

Adaptability Quotient (AQ) - Ep. 121

August 05, 2022 04:00 - 28 minutes - 26.5 MB

What is AQ and can you develop it? What makes someone more adaptable and less adaptable? AQ is a bit of a hot button topic, and today the team bring out their ideas on not only what it is, but how you can be better at it. The ML Recommendation: Adam Grant - Think Again https://adamgrant.net/book/think-again/ All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As always, if you are...

Growing Young Leaders Pt. 2 (with Stu Saunders) - Ep. 120

July 29, 2022 04:00 - 26 minutes - 24.9 MB

Part 2 of our great 2 part chat with Stu Saunders. In today's episode, the team chats with Stu Saunders; founder and owner of YLCC (Youth Leadership Camps Canada) which has been running for 30 years. He also runs the OSLC (Ontario Student Leadership Conference, which is the largest multi-day youth leadership conference in Canada. He has also been awarded the Canadian Leader of Distinction award, and was named one of the top 30 leadership trainers in the world, a list that includes Stephen C...

Growing Young Leaders Pt. 1 (with Stu Saunders) - Ep. 119

July 23, 2022 01:33 - 36 minutes - 33.4 MB

Our first ever 2 part episode! And what a guest to do it with. In today's episode, the team chats with Stu Saunders; founder and owner of YLCC (Youth Leadership Camps Canada) which has been running for 30 years. He also runs the OSLC (Ontario Student Leadership Conference, which is the largest multi-day youth leadership conference in Canada. He has also been awarded the Canadian Leader of Distinction award, and was named one of the top 30 leadership trainers in the world, a list that includ...

Creating Better Working Environments for Women (With Samantha Jung-Fielding) - Video Edition

July 15, 2022 05:23 - 40 minutes - 36.7 MB

This episode was so good, I had to upload the video edition at the same time as the audio, so enjoy! All of Samantha's information can be found on the audio edition of the podcast!

Creating Better Working Environments for Women (with Samantha Jung-Fielding) - Ep. 118

July 15, 2022 05:00 - 40 minutes - 37.9 MB

What makes working environments poor for women, and how do we make them better? And what are the benefits for everyone if we do? In today's episode, our guest Samantha Jung-Fielding joins us to discuss these questions and many more. Samantha owns and runs Happinessence, and also has recently noticed a niche in the corporate world regarding making workspaces better for women. I hope you get as much out of this as we all did. Samantha can be found here: https://www.happinessence.co.nz/ Lin...

Starting Again (w/ Eric Fenton) - Ep. 117

July 08, 2022 05:56 - 29 minutes - 27.6 MB

Do you feel like you want to start again? Do you not know where to begin? In today's episode, the team breaks down what it means to start again, how to do it and how to test if it is even for you. We are joined by Danette's brother Eric Fenton, who works with Alaska Airlines for this chat. ML Recommendation: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?referrer=playlist-the_most_popular_talks_of_all&autoplay=true The power of vulnerability Also Brene Brown’s latest b...

Experiencing Awe (Video Edition)

July 05, 2022 04:12 - 28 minutes - 25.8 MB

Here is the video version of our episode "Experiencing Awe" Sorry about missing last week's episode, normal scheduling will resume from this week.

Understanding the 4-Day Work Week (Video Edition)

June 28, 2022 01:01 - 31 minutes - 28.6 MB

Here is the video edition of our podcast on the 4-Day work week. If you are having trouble viewing it, jump on the Spotify app!

Experiencing Awe - Ep. 116

June 24, 2022 05:28 - 28 minutes - 26.8 MB

What does experiencing awe really mean? How can you do it on a daily basis, and why is that good? In today's episode, the team breaks down what awe is, why it's good, and what you can do to experience it. There may be more ways than you think. ML Recommendation: https://youtu.be/oXk1DSbXsZk All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As always, if you are having trouble, y...

Understanding the 4-Day Work Week - Ep. 115

June 17, 2022 04:05 - 32 minutes - 29.8 MB

Have you been hearing a lot about the 4-day work week, but not understand what it is all about? In today's fun episode, we break down not only what it is, but why it works, and how it may even be inevitable. ML Recommendation: https://www.amazon.com.au/Karma-Yogis-Guide-Crafting-Destiny/dp/1761044419/ref=sr_1_3?adgrpid=87101124716&gclid=CjwKCAjwqauVBhBGEiwAXOepkV6AmnnvEx8a7JjNRPEZCQrAYDKDVR2ZshOv-_1iVrm2hGGDVsytShoCdSAQAvD_BwE&hvadid=584073269210&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9071354&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&...

Improving Online Learning (Video Edition w/ Craig Crowther)

June 15, 2022 05:45 - 49 minutes - 45.3 MB

Here is the video edition of last week's podcast because it was so fun!

Improving Online Learning (with Craig Crowther) - Ep. 114

June 10, 2022 08:29 - 50 minutes - 46.7 MB

Do you struggle with online learning not working for your business? Do you want to be more effective at making content that makes a difference? Today's guest to talk about all that and more is the CEO of Cahoot Learning: Craig Crowther. Cahoot Learning is a trailblazer and the gold standard in the online learning space, and Craig is here to tell us why. He also covers how he got there, why he loves it, and how you can get better online learning for you and your company. ML Recommendations:...

Taking Responsibility - Ep. 113

June 03, 2022 03:32 - 31 minutes - 29.5 MB

Do you find that no one at your work takes responsibility? Is it something that you struggle with? In today's great episode, the team breaks down what makes people feel they can't be responsible, what makes people more comfortable with it, and how you can do it better to improve you and the company. ML Recommendation: Golden: the power of silence in a world of noise by Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz: https://www.amazon.com/Golden-Power-Silence-World-Noise-ebook/dp/B09CPZZSPS All Magical Learni...

Practicing Mindfulness (Video Edition) - Ep. 112

June 01, 2022 02:36 - 31 minutes - 28.8 MB

Just because we had such a fun episode, we thought this could be a great one for you all to watch! Enjoy!

Practicing Mindfulness - Ep. 112

May 27, 2022 05:15 - 32 minutes - 29.9 MB

Is mindfulness something that you struggle with? Is it something that hasn't worked for you in the past, or is it something that you feel is overrated? In today's episode, the team break down all the benefits of mindfulness, how to practice it, and how to take it a little less seriously. Thermain Trees - How Adults get Indoctrinated https://youtu.be/IaUhR-tRkHY   Plum Village - https://www.youtube.com/plumvillage All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunn...

How to Stay Consistent - Ep. 111

May 20, 2022 03:35 - 23 minutes - 21.5 MB

Do you struggle to keep something going once you start it, even if you know the end result of sticking with it will be great? In today's episode, the team breaks down what makes us inconsistent, what to do to stay consistent, and how to ask yourself if this is even something you want to be consistent at. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin, Ngunnawal and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As always, if you are havin...

Learning to Love Reading Again (Video Edition)

May 13, 2022 04:40 - 29 minutes - 27.2 MB

We just had so much fun on this call, we decided to upload the video edition today as well. Did you used to love reading, but now struggle to find the energy or motivation? Do you want to experience the wonder of reading again? In today's laugh filled episode, the team break down how to get back into the joy of reading, and how to not put pressure on yourself when it comes to books. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our ...

Learning to Love Reading Again - Ep. 110

May 13, 2022 03:31 - 30 minutes - 28.3 MB

Did you used to love reading, but now struggle to find the energy or motivation? Do you want to experience the wonder of reading again? In today's laugh filled episode, the team break down how to get back into the joy of reading, and how to not put pressure on yourself when it comes to books. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As always, if you are having trouble, you can alwa...

Removing Self-Doubt (with Scott Woolford) - Ep. 109

May 06, 2022 03:39 - 28 minutes - 26.6 MB

Do you struggle with Self-Doubt? Do you wonder where it came from, and how to overcome it? In today's episode, the team break down it's origins and how to bounce back if you are struggling with self-doubt. They are also joined by Scott Wolford, a miner who lives just outside of Narrabri, QLD to give his unique insight into the topic. Also Kylie James' book mentioned at the top of the podcast can be found here: https://www.amazon.com.au/Inspired-Life-inspirational-stories-passion-ebook/dp/B...

Making a Mid-Life Comeback (with Kylie James) - Ep. 108

April 29, 2022 04:18 - 34 minutes - 32.3 MB

You may have heard of a mid-life crisis, but did you know there is another way to have an important mid-life moment? It's called a mid-life comeback, and our very special guest today has done just that. Kylie James is a coach that has changed her life, from working a job that wasn't fulfilling, and now being able to have the freedom she was looking for. In today's episode, she shares her journey to making her mid-life comeback, and how you can do the same. You can find out more about Kylie...

How to Value Add - Ep. 107

April 22, 2022 05:09 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

Value Adding is a bit of a buzz word at the moment, but it is also a great way to get new clients, and to have them come back. In today's episode, the team break down what value adding is, why it's good, and how to do it effectively, not only in business, but also for yourself. All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present. As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a me...

Tips for Starting a Business - Ep. 106

April 15, 2022 04:00 - 18 minutes - 17.3 MB

If you are thinking about starting a business, it can be hard to decide on a lot of key factors.  Will people want my product? Will it be successful? How much will I have to work?   In today's sit down,  Danette talks about what she has noticed from running a business for over 24 years, but also what she has seen through other businesses in that time.  All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past an...

Leadership 101 (Video Edition)

April 13, 2022 02:14 - 28 minutes - 26.1 MB

Here is the freebie for the week, the video edition of the last podcast. Jump over to spotify to check it out!

Leadership 101 - Ep. 105

April 08, 2022 04:18 - 29 minutes - 27.2 MB

If you are just starting out as a leader, there may be so much going on that it is hard to work out what you should do, what you should work on, and what you can do for your team.   In this episode, the team jumps on to give their advice from good and bad leadership they have seen, as well as some tips to make you a better leader.   All Magical Learning podcasts are recorded on the lands of the Kulin and Wiradjuri nations, and we pay our respect to their elders past and present.   As alwa...

Finding your Why (Re-Release)

April 01, 2022 03:00 - 29 minutes - 27.4 MB

The team is off for a much needed break this week, so if you are a new listener, this is one of our classic episodes from our catalogue that our audience loved.  We will resume regular podcasting next week!  Have a Magical week.

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