Thriving Matters Podcast
Enhance Everyone’s Life

Enhance Everyone’s Life

June 7, 2022

"Life is too short for anyone to be spending their time, grieving and suffering - Yes it is as simple as that!"

Karen Chaston knows that if you feel that there is something missing in your life maybe that something is you!

A life changing event in July 2011 with the death of her 27 yrs old son Dan created a totally new space for Karen to understand people more.

So how did she renew her focus after this sudden and cruel shock? Listen in as we share how we really don't know how to deal with loss and significant change in our journey of life and how it's possible to love despite despair and pain.

Karen shares her 9 areas of life and the Five Step Process that makes the loss easier to manage, an empowering process:
1. Stop
2. Accept
3. Identify (forgiveness)
4. Complete acknowledgement (out loud)
5. Pivot for a deep dive (new possibiities)

"The gift is not in the loss- it comes after wards when you unravel the loss..."

I hope you enjoy our conversation with Karen, an exceptional person and leader!
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To connect with Karen:
URL: thechastoncentre.com/
URL: karenchaston.com/
Email: karen@karenchaston.com.au
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/empowerwomen/

To connect with Carrie:
Email: carrie@carriebenedet.com
URL: www.carriebenedet.com
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriebenedet/

Shift Gear

Shift Gear

May 17, 2022

Sandy McDonald talks about the power of stories to change lives.
Sandy loves to knit and share the world of creation for good!

Over 43 years of being in business, Sandy's heart-centred approach to life and work is all based on the purpose of better communication, whether you are an author, speaker, coach and trainer.

Coming to Australia in 1984 from Africa, Sandy lives her passion that 'stories' must land where they are meant too. Her speciality audience is middle grade learners and readers and with three grandchildren, her judges, her stories hit the mark.

Listen is as we share Sandy's story... you'll here about the Knitter's Square, bushfires, grandchildren, and how Sandy's values have influenced her life work in all she does! A great sense of humour as well as humility, Sandy coins her own 'good storytelling chemicals' - oxytocin + cortisol = "oxisil" which we could say are the heart and soul of her true being.

I hope you enjoy our conversation! Every podcaster loves a little love, so share this with someone who you think will benefit and enjoy and leave a review on their fav podcast platform.

To connect with Sandy:
Email: sandy@sandymcdonald.com
URL: sandymcdonald.com
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandyamcdonald/

To connect with Carrie:
Email: carrie@carriebenedet.com
URL: www.carriebenedet.com
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriebenedet/

What’s Driving You?

What’s Driving You?

March 21, 2022

Our guest is Raj Nathoo, Business Coach, who is a Certified International Business Coach, Trainer and Certified Advisor.

Raj shares his personal story of leaving Sth Aftrica and migrating to Australia in 2003 for the long term benefits of his family. Raj experienced first hand the effects of apartheid and racism first hand which led to him seeking a new beginning.

Starting as an entrepreneurial accountant in his adolescent years, thriving in life and work has been a rich experience for Raj across all areas of business. Being supported by his extended family, trust underpins the way Raj builds and supports relationships in life and work.

Listen in as we talk about Raj's motivation and main interest in “people” strengthened by years of working in coaching and learning and development.

'Helping others in their business or career starts with understanding what motivates you.' People make organisations work…having the right people is the difference!

Every podcaster loves a 'little love' so if you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your friends, family and colleagues and leave us a review on your fav platform!

To connect with Raj:

Email: Raj.nathoo@keyactlearn.com

LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajnathoo/

To connect with Carrie visit:

LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriebenedet/

Email: carrie@carriebenedet.com

URL: https://carriebenedet.com/

Lines Within - Grace Yourself.

Lines Within - Grace Yourself.

March 11, 2022

When you meet Courtenay Hickey you will instantly connect with her - a vibrant young Australian entrepreneur, passionate about mental health and how we can support our youth through education - 'Thriving Matters' that are so close to the wellbeing of our younger generation!

As we share her life story to date, listen in to how Courtenay has created a circle of support around herself and her purpose where gratitude -'shifting her heart'- has made a difference to thinking more optimisically.

“Your tongue has incredible power, and we must be mindful of what we speak over ourselves.”

Learn about the program Courtenay has developed and is now facilitating -Lines Within - a Mental Wellbeing Program and the heart behind it.

'We all go through seasons where our mental wellbeing can be impacted, and we all know someone that may be struggling with their mental health.'

Courtenay is passionate about equipping individuals with the knowledge and tools while they are in High School. This is typically when we start dealing with stress and anxiety, plus it can set them up well for their years post-school.

Courtenay shares some tips and tricks of what she currently does most days - daily journalling, moving her body and 10 minutes of silence to keep and maintain her own mental wellbeing. Understanding her own past has paved the way for her to be in this position today. I hope you enjoy our conversation!

Every podcaster loves a 'little love' so if you enjoyed this conversation, share it with your friends, family and colleagues and leave us a review on your fav platform!

To connect with Courtenay visit:
Email: courtenay@lineswithin.com
URL: courtenay@lineswithin.com
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/courtenay-hickey-475645117/

To connect with Carrie:
Email: carrei@carriebenedet.com
URL: www.carriebenedet.com
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriebenedet/

Steel Caps ’Kickass’ Attitude

Steel Caps ’Kickass’ Attitude

February 22, 2022

Jody and I have a fab conversation about thriving through it all! After 30 years in the corporate world, Jody now works with heavy equipment, in earthmoving and rail. Kicking off the 'high heels for high viz' Jody now drives coal trains in Queensland, Australia.

Settle in and enjoy her new passion, the reasons behind her decision to apply for her new career after 8 months of rejections and how this has grown into a passion to support women in diverse industries. You will not be disappointed!

Recently Jody has received a Mumspreneur Award, become a published author of ' High Heels to Hi Vis" and hosts a radio show - a true 'Glo Getter' here in Australi and USA,

Learn about Jody's 'Yes you can" perspective on life, her vision to work with women at all levels especially targetting of senior leadership roles. How you thrive in life and work can take a few blows and consistency pops up as a must do strategy to embed.

We discuss how diversity in your team is essential to building a 'positive potluck culture' that helps with uncertainity and change and reinforce confidence for a new venture ahead. Don't keep this episode tp yourself!

You can find Jody via:

LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jodysainsbury/
Website: kickasswomen.com.au/
Email: jody@kickasswomen.com.au

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Calling People In

Calling People In

February 9, 2022

Experiencing racism, sexism and bullying in her corporate experience, Gloria Tabi has a deep sense of community responsibility and service.

A research specialist in Social Analysis on Race, Social Inequalities and Anti-Racism, Gloria is newly published author of 'Inclusive Teams & Workplaces' and founder of Voice Everyday Racism as well as Managing Director of Everyday Inclusion. Gloria is a Black African Australian woman, a proud mum of 4 who loves the 'joy' her family gives her eveyday day.

Join us as we explore Gloria's strong sense of volunteering and fundraising, her involvement in P&C leadership roles as well as her experience working in corporate Australia.

Gloria's has a strong message about valuing the distinctive differences in each workplace team and their abilities that enrich an inclusion and diversity culture that our world needs to acknowledge and amplify.

Gloria has 10 Blind Spots every manager needs to know to create equity and inclusion for high performing teams - don't miss these!

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To contact Gloria:
LI: linkedin.com/in/gloriatabi
Website: everydayinclusion.com.au
Email: african.gloria@gmail.com

To know more about Carrie Benedet:
LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriebenedet/
Website: www.carriebenedet.com
Email: carrie@carriebenedet.com

Stylish Essence

Stylish Essence

January 18, 2022

When you get a guest that is described as 'a true entrepreneur.. a gutsy lady boss renowned for tact and her ability to read a room' then you are super curious to meet her and also to have her as a podcast guest!

 

Jane Vandermeer has two companies, 'Finesse Business Style' and 'Intuitive Whispers', and with her effortless style, she has spanned a very successful fashion business career of over 25 years.

 

Listen in as we talk about conscious 'thriving' and when Jane was diagnosed with cancer and adrenal fatigue and what wellbeing strategies and changes she trusted herself to manage and benefit from. A confessed 'reformed workaholic', Jane used her superpower of intuition, research, time and energy over a six month period to create and market award winning ethical breast cancer deodorant for women and then a range of Parfum Oils.

 

Jane shares her absolute belief in being kinder to yourself, letting go of what is not necessary in our day to day busyness and 'muscling up' your heart truth. Being discerning and responsible and actively supporting your network of champions is her 100% brave for living life!

 

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To connect with Jane visit:

intuitivewhispers.com.au (Company Website)

finessebusinessandstyle.com (Company Website)

https://www.linkedin.com/in/janevandermeer/

 

To connect with Carrie visit:

www.carriebenedet.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriebenedet/

’The Wake’ you leave could be your ’Wake-up Call’!

’The Wake’ you leave could be your ’Wake-up Call’!

January 3, 2022

'The Wake' you leave could be your 'Wake-up Call'!

 

Marie McCarthy has a beautiful Irish lilt when she speaks - but don't let that fox you into thinking that she is petite and demur! In the best possible way, Marie has that 'grit and gumption' that is tenacious, empathetic and creative all at once!

 

Listen in to this Thriving Matters episode with an Irish lass who specialises in personal and corporate Mindset - using her coaching skills and her unique TTR Method Program (Triple Transformational Results)

 

We dig into how understanding who you really are is life giving. Knowing how your 'saboteur habits' that you have learnt over many years have a neural highway that you can re learn so you are in control of your self and can understand your motivations better.

 

Marie shares that her journey to where she is today has involved not one but two significant times where she 'stepped back' to get clarity, got comfortable with her feminine energy and kept learning.

 

Filling up your buckets isn't over when you reach the rim! Marie is an advocate for NOT saying 'I'll be happy when..." her advice is to 'enjoy the journey not the destination!"

 

Contact: Marie McCarthy

linkedin.com/in/mariemccarthymindsetcoach

facebook.com/groups/mindsetmasterywithmariemccarthy (Mindset Mastery with Marie)

 

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Don’t wait to get your shit together. Do it now. Why waste a perfectly good life?

Don’t wait to get your shit together. Do it now. Why waste a perfectly good life?

December 20, 2021

'The first thing that I do when I wake up, besides you know, the things that all humans need to do first thing in the morning, is I hop back into bed, and I pick my Kindle up, and I read and I spend, you know, an hour or two reading just for absolute pleasure. So this morning, when I got up, I did that. And then my brain starts ticking. And I start thinking about the things that I have to do for the day. And it's like, my legs swing out of the bed, and my brain is writing the story that's in my head. And it's like, I've got to get out of bed and go and write this before it's gone!"

 

Our guest this episode, Annette Densham has 35 years in media and has worked on storytelling most of her adult life. Join us as we look at how important our stories are and why being vulnerable is the new sexy - being open to sharing connects us together.

 

You will love the way Annette uses humour as a life saver, openly says shes swears too much and how to looks bullies straight in the eye - she is totally audicious, real and gutsy. Annette talks about her latest venture, The Audicious Agency - where the brain and heart of business comes together for purpose and passion.

 

Take Annette's advice...'Don’t wait to get your shit together. Do it now. Why waste a perfectly good life?"

 

You can find Annette via:

LI: linkedin.com/in/annettedensham

Website: theaudaciousagency.com

Email: annette@theaudaciousagency.com

 

If you enjoyed this episode, we would appreciate some love!

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Chance. There’s magic within us all

Chance. There’s magic within us all

December 6, 2021

Listen in with Gill Holden, a thriving gal of 'faith, hope, love and luck!' who shares her life story to date as well as how she has used adversity and vulnerability to supercharge her 'can do' attitude for success.

 

Gill reflects on growing up in Dublin in a family of 8 children, the impact of her Dad's death when she was 14 years old and arriving in Australia at 18, until now.

 

'Success wasn’t a topic in school that we ever learned to cope with or to even understand. Nor was our purpose, how adaptable we would need to be to overcome the challenges that life throws our way, and how by merging our human skills, our passion, and our non-negotiables, we all have the makings of a career path that might lead us to a calling we never knew existed.'

 

Learn about Gill's 'The 5 A’s Framework: Agility, Adaptability, Accountability, Approach-ability and Awareness' and the truth behind seeking work, finding work, being interviewed and how you always get a chance to interview your potential employer.

 

Gill's purpose is driven by values of care for others, service and compassion to give people the chance to find their own potential. Gill charges organisations to make a commitment to hiring at least one person who comes to you with nothing but HOPE.

 

You can find Gillian via:

LI: linkedin.com/in/recruitcoachconsult-cloverlane

Website: cloverlaneconsulting.com (Company Website)

Email: gill@cloverlaneconsulting.com

 

If you enjoyed this episode, we would appreciate some love!

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