Seeds

Seeds

Conversations with people who are living with purpose and having a positive impact in our world. We take time to listen to them as they reflect on their life journeys and what has shaped them into who they are today.... Show More

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July 6, 2020 64 min

'Anau shares her story of coming from Tonga as a child.  What is it like to grow up with two cultures and how do you adapt?  This is a really fascinating insight into the story of an immigrant as she is very open and honest with us about her journey.  I love the podcast for the different perspectives it can offer us on life, other journeys and what we might otherwise take for granted.  Check out some of the things that 'Ana...

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'Anau came to New Zealand from Tonga as a child - her full story will follow but this has 4 short excerpts from our conversation telling a few stories about her life. I love the podcast for the different perspectives it can offer us on life, other journeys and what we might otherwise take for granted.

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Kaila is the co-founder of Boma Global and the founder and CEO of Boma New Zealand.  I'd been looking forward to this conversation for a long time because Kaila has had a fascinating life and has an attitude and approach I've learned from.  In this interview we jump back in time to hear about her childhood and find out about some of her journey (including being the subject of an attempted kidnapping as a child).  Her journe...

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Kaila Colbin is on the show next week talking about her life - this is a short compilation of three excerpts from that interview to give a taste of what we talk about.  I sometimes get feedback that people want shorter version of the episodes so - here you go!  

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Rob Lawrence retires in a few days and just turned 70 so in this interview we hear about his reflections on his career and life.  Starting from a young age he had an interest in the outdoors (his Father took him on his PHD research on Beavers as a 4 year old), we discuss what he studied and how his career took him to many different places, including New Zealand.  Rob has also done many varied things and had "interesting jobs...

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Rob Lawrence retires at the end of this month and recently turned 70.  Last week I interviewed him about his life journey and that will come out later this week, but in this short episode he offers 20 life lessons from his last 50 years working in business.

Rob's photography site: https://www.roblawrencephotographer.com/

Linked In profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-lawrence-a678375/

Email: birdman22@xtra.co.nz

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In this live session I discussed with Craig Fisher the paper we released called "Charting the Future: A framework for thinking about change".  We discuss what the paper covers and why we wanted to issue the challenge of 7 questions for organisations to consider when they look at their strategy.  There were 55 attending this Zoom call on Friday 12 June 2020.

To download the paper visit https://www.parryfield.com/charting-the...

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Live panel discussion on Creatives & the Arts: How can they shape our future?  This was held as part of "Vision Week" and this panel brought together 4 thought leaders in the Arts from across a variety of sectors.

We have assembled an experienced lineup of panelists including:

  • Anne Rodda, among other cultural and arts initiatives, Michael Hill Violin Competition organiser, formerly professional Cellist and now adviso...
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    Vicki-Anne shares her life journey in this interview and we talk in detail about her founding NZ Gifts of Love & Strength.  This is a great new charity which was set up to support victims of different events such as the shootings in Christchurch.  We also chat about her background and things she has faced in her life, including Lyme disease, which I did not know much about.  I really enjoyed my conversation with Vicki-Anne and ...

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    Anne started her career as a professional musician before getting involved in a wide variety of initiatives focusing on the creative arts.  In this interview we hear about her life story, the influence of a meeting with Yo-Yo Ma, how she came to move to New Zealand, starting the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, and her role today in helping NFPs shape their futures.  Anne has led a wide variety of organisations includ...

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    Terry Shubkin is Chief Excitement Officer at Young Enterprise which is focused on "Inspiring Students. Unleashing Leaders."  In this interview we hear about her life journey and what led her to taking on that role.  I really enjoyed hearing about her background and interesting journey and lessons learned when making life decisions ("what's the worst that could happen?") as well as the work being done to promote ...

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    Sally curates unique learning experiences, sallyduxfield.com, and delivers may of her programmes at Makahika Outdoor Pursuit Centre and in this interview we find out about her background, influences, time in the military and what led to what she does today.  We also find several rabbit holes to go down including what makes a good leader, how important soft skills are and the role of the 'camp fire' and nature when it comes...

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    David is a lecturer at AUT and Co-Director of Mōhio's Climate Innovation Lab.  In this interview we talk about his early life, the influence of his parents in shaping his focus on impact and many rabbit holes around public policy and consumer choice.  David has a D.Phil in Politics from the University of Oxford and experience in journalism, publishing and the non-governmental sector. His research interests include ethics and pu...

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    May 5, 2020 8 min

    This is a short book review of “New Power: How anyone can persuade, mobilize, and succeed in our chaotic connected age.” By Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms.

    For text of this review look here: https://theseeds.nz/new-power-book-review/

    For more interviews look here www.theseeds.nz

     

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    May 3, 2020 39 min

    Luke is a young entrepreneur and in this interview we hear about the challenges of setting up a new venture.  We also find out about his life story and journey so far.  I really enjoyed my conversation with Luke and learning about Vxt which is a software company revolutionising small business communications by providing affordable voice message management and automation tools.  Seeds podcast is trying to build up an ecosystem of st...

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    April 30, 2020 4 min

    A beautiful original song played on the piano by Matthew Goldsworthy which he performed live for the Impact Unconference last Friday 24 April.

    It was too wonderful not to share with you all. The power of music to evoke memories and emotions.

    Would love to get him in the studio to record with violin and cello in the background - contact me if you want to help make that happen.

    Video of his full performance of other pieces as well (3...

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    This is the audio of part of the opening session at the virtual Impact Unconference held on 24 April 2020 where I shared about the context in which the conference was happening and asked some questions about 'what next'. 

    Full video of opening session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnL6mWDLHCE&t=1s

    Videos of the IU: https://www.impactunconference.nz/videos

    For more videos and interviews visit www.theseeds.nz 

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    Michael is New Zealand's premier speaking coach.  We find out a lot about speaking in this interview - why we fear it and what can help.  You will want to listen in on our conversation as I learned so much from his observations.  We also hear about his early years (including in an orphanage) and leaving school very young and what led to being the speaker coach for people like Lilia Tarawa (over 9 million TEDX listens… and the f...

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    Jenny has spent decades working in Philanthropy in New Zealand. In this interview we hear about her childhood and some of the influences that shaped her, becoming a teacher, travelling overseas and what she learned in India, the work she did with organisations involved in Philanthropy including working with Sir Roy Mckenzie on setting up his personal foundation, being involved in the creation of Philanthropy New Zealand and leading...

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    Glenn has had a variety of roles in social services and is currently helping ex prisoners with accomodation with The Salvation Army in Addington, and prior to that working with Stepping Stone with community mental health recovery.  In this interview we find out about those initiatives but also hear about his cancer journey - from feeling a soreness on his tongue to having surgery just a few days after this interview was recorded.

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