Episode 23: Something I’ve been meaning to tell you

Today’s episode is all about creating clarity about what content in the media is doing to our consumption habits and how it makes us feel. First, I need to make a confession. I got busy. Now busy isn’t an excuse for anything, but busy was quickly followed by being overwhelmed. The messages in the media…

Episode 20: The gift of enthusiasm

When you are introduced to Tesh Randall you are pretty sure that she is just another girl next door type who moved to a beach town, but then again we all know that first impressions are often wrong. Following a known path isn’t what Tesh has done and she is quick to tell you that…

Episode 18: The first and best bit of advice

When you talk to a guy like Will Dayble you think about his CV. You see a list of successful companies and imagine that the person you are about to chat with is going to be a poster boy for business school approaches. That is decidedly NOT the case. Yes, he (and his partner) have…

Episode 16: If you love it, it’s not work

On what appears to be a life journey towards having tried her hand at everything, Deb Maybury proudly considers herself a Jack of all Trades. On what appears to be a life journey towards having tried her hand at everything, Deb Maybury proudly considers herself a Jack of all Trades. When asked how sometimes seemingly disconnected topics keep pushing her down new paths, she says “I’m following my skill sets, my interests, and what I love to do.” When asked how she fits it all into her busy schedule, Deb tells us that priorities are critical to her success, and that sometimes something has to go in order for something new to come in. “It’s more about what I choose not to do I think.”

She talks candidly about how all of her passions are fuelled by her desire to never stop learning and tells us that “In order to be the best in anything you have to practice. And practice, and practice.” No matter what though, we have to love what we do in order to discover mastery. “If you love it, it’s not work.”

Episode 14: Curiosity in Conflict

Being armed with the right skills is critical to face conflict without creating even more hurt feelings. Lane Sherman is an expert mediator and author who has focused his career on making functioning teams and fixing broken ones. His first book, The Keys to Collaboration released in 2015 and was the result of more than…

Episode 13: Gettin’ Lucky

Welcome to Episode 13, this was originally supposed to be a guest post, but they have some stuff going on in their world so instead I’m going to talk to you about a couple of things that I think are important instead and you will hear from them on another day. So what’s the haps?…

Episode 3: Mind the Thigh Gap Transcript

{EB} Welcome to Critically Drinking, today on the podcast we’ve got Samara Pepperell. Now, she is an internationally recognised roller skater in the roller derby and ramp skating communities. She goes by the alter ego Lady Trample when she’s on the track and even if you don’t care about roller skating or roller derby she…

Episode 11: The hero’s journey

Frank Bergdoll is a late-life academic, author, and instructor. He believes passionately that all learning is multi-modal and that it is critical to share knowledge sources as a part of a larger ecosystem. Working to formalise his own knowledge has motivated him to enrol in a Master of Arts program as a possible gateway to a Ph.D.. Despite…

Episode 10: It’s gotta come from inside you

Tren Christiansen is a pretty diverse guy. With a professional passion for risk, governance, and project management he faces problems with an analytical mindset. You can find him attacking the problems of the world through pop culture, literature, and sport through his Google + posts, but he is more than a sum of his skills…

Episode 8: The determination to make it work

Allie Downes is on her third country in just over five years. Possibly on the eternal adventure of discovering new places, people, and experiences, Allie is a person you want as your friend. Originally from the UK, Allie and her husband moved to New Zealand on what she describes as an extended adventure vacation that…

Episode 7: Guilty pleasures and office Avengers

Petula Neale is a lot of things, but her passion sits in the role of movie advocate, fan, and critic. She runs an outstanding movie review and commentary site and podcast that can be found on In a Tiff. Today we talk about a few movies that pass the Bechdel test as well as some other…