The Balanced Leader Podcast

The Balanced Leader Podcast

The Balanced Leader Podcast aims to equip leaders at all levels and from all walks of life, with the tools and techniques they need to elevate their wellbeing. Ultimately, the goal is for listeners to emerge from each episode with practical insights and actionable strategies. By consistently engaging with this podcast, leaders can cultivate the skills and mindset necessary to become the best version of themselves—both in the workplace and in their personal lives. I want to empower leaders to create a positive impact on the world through mindful and purposeful leadership. This is a call to action for leaders to prioritise their own wellbeing. Join us as we redefine leadership success, proving that a balanced leader is a more effective, fulfilled, and impactful leader.

Episodes

April 7, 2024 49 mins
In this episode of the Balanced Leader Podcast, guest Declan Edwards, a happiness researcher and founder of BU Happiness College, discusses the transformative power of positive psychology and its application in both personal development and the workplace. Declan shares his own journey from struggling with self-doubt and anxiety to becoming a prominent figure in the field of happiness research. 

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In this week’s episode of The Balanced Leader Podcast I introduce the PERMA framework, a holistic approach to fostering workplace satisfaction and fulfillment. 

PERMA is one of the most enduring wellbeing frameworks around, originally developed by positive psychology pioneer Martin Seligman. PERMA is an acronym and it stands for Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment. 

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In this episode of The Balanced Leader Podcast, I interview Dr. Kristy Goodwin, a leading expert in digital wellbeing and productivity. Kristy shares insights on how digital habits impact our wellbeing, offering practical tips for leaders and individuals to improve their digital wellbeing without resorting to digital detoxes. We cover topics such as the dangers of digital distraction, the importance of identifying personal pro...
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In this episode of The Balanced Leader Podcast, Mark Bunn, a former professional AFL player and expert in Ayurvedic medicine and Dharmic living, shares his insights and experiences that led him to explore Eastern medicine and a better way of living. 

Mark emphasises the importance of integrating wellness into daily life and focusing less on the ceaseless and conflicting health advice, and focusing more on t...
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This episode tackles the complex and sometimes crippling issue of imposter syndrome. I answer three fundamental questions: 

  • What is imposter syndrome? 
  • Why do we experience it? 
  • And most importantly, how can we overcome it? 

I provide practical strategies for leaders to combat imposter syndrome and thrive in their roles, offering a roadmap to greater self-awareness and confidence in the workplace. 

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In this episode of The Balanced Leader Podcast, guest Jeff McKeon, Chief Growth Officer at Neurocapability, shares his insights on the interplay between neuroscience, leadership, and employee wellbeing. Jeff emphasises the importance of self-regulation, emotional awareness, and the necessity of changing toxic leadership models. 

He provides tips for fostering better employee wellbeing, such as cultivating a...
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January 14, 2024 9 mins
In this episode of The Balanced Leader Podcast, I argue that self-awareness is a superpower for effective leadership. Drawing wisdom from Aristotle's words, I share my personal journey as a recovering over thinker with a relentless monkey mind. Self-awareness, as defined by emotional intelligence expert Dan Goleman, becomes a cornerstone for leadership success, fostering productive and creative teams.

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In this episode of the podcast, we dive into the topic of workplace wellbeing with Phil Wolffe, a Wellbeing Specialist and Director of Kinex Health. We had a great conversation about the significance of meaningful connections and the impact of cultivating wellbeing in our workplaces. From managing stress and mitigating burnout to optimising performance, Phil lays out distinct strategies for cultivating a high-functioning team ...
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December 18, 2023 10 mins
In the latest episode of The Balanced Leader podcast we dive into the question, ‘is sitting the new smoking’? We know physical inactivity is bad, but how bad is it? 

We cover: 

  • Is sitting the new smoking? (Spoiler alert: no, but it's not good for you!)
  • The shocking health risks of physical inactivity.
  • Simple tips to get more movement in your day, both at home and in the office.
  • Inspirin...
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In this episode, I welcome Shannah Kennedy, a master life coach and life planner, and Colleen Callander, the former CEO of two iconic Australian fashion brands, Sports Girl and Suzanne.

The duo delved into discussions about well-being, the importance of setting boundaries, the challenges of burnout and the necessity to establish healthy habits. They also discussed their new book, 'Elevate: Unlock Your Extraordin...
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November 19, 2023 9 mins
This podcast aims to equip leaders just like you, with the tools and techniques you need to elevate your wellbeing. In this initial podcast I answer some questions you may have about what the podcast is all about and what we’ll be covering. 

Some of the questions I answer include: 

  • Who am I? 
  • What’s the podcast about? 
  • Who is the podcast for? 
  • Why did I choose to focus on leaders? 
  • Why wellbe...
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