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Fully Connected by Mel Kettle: how to reconnect with yourself

Steph's Business Bookshelf Podcast

About the book Are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed?Do you feel like you have no time for yourself?Are you wondering how to regain your energy and find joy? Being a leader today is hard. We are pulled in so many directions, with big responsibilities and many livelihoods reliant on us. It may be surprising to learn that our first responsibility is to care for ourselves. To make choices that are right for us, instead of what is right for others. With blurred boundaries between work and life, it can be difficult to find time for this. We’ve glorified being busy to become over-scheduled and over-committed and feel guilty about taking time for ourselves. Fully Connected is for leaders who want to take back ownership of their lives and reclaim their health and energy. On their terms. When you figure out what lights you up and how to say no to what doesn’t bring you joy, you become a better leader as you energise your co-workers, communicate with conviction and create a culture of belonging. In these pages Mel Kettle shares practical, simple and actionable ideas for you to increase your self-awareness, understand what motivates you and prioritise self-care so you can become a fully connected leader. Source: https://www.melkettle.com/store/p/fullyconnectedbook About the author Mel is a trusted mentor to executives and leaders and a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. Her clients include leaders, teams and organisations that want to achieve real connection and sustained engagement. At the heart of everything Mel does is a commitment to self-leadership. She has an over-arching belief that we need to lead ourselves first before we can lead others. This view came after she survived the debilitating effects of work-related loneliness, stress and burnout in her late 20s, and was reinforced when she had a life-threatening melanoma in her early-40s. Mel also brings the unique educational combination of a Master of Business (Marketing) and a Master of Public Health, making her a valuable asset to clients including IRESS, Toll, Queensland Country Bank, ANZ, the Local Government Association of Qld, Pharmacy Guild of Australia, IHC New Zealand, Arup and numerous universities and government agencies.  Mel's sub-speciality is helping women and organisations better understand the impact of menopause in the workplace. She is the founder of the award-winning menopause blog, Just as Juicy (www.justasjuicy.com). She has been a frequent podcast and radio guest talking about her experience and how organisations can better support menopausal women at work. In January 2022 Mel was recognised by leadersHum as one of the Top 200 Biggest Voices in Leadership for 2022, one of only seven Australians on the list. Mel is the host of podcast This Connected Life and the author of two books: The Social Association, published in 2018; and Fully Connected, due out in June 2022. In her spare time, Mel loves to cook, go to the beach, dance around the house and read crime thrillers. Source: https://www.melkettle.com/about Big idea #1 - Connect The first section of the book is about connecting with yourself, but you need more than that to thrive.   If you're struggling, talk to a trusted friend, a colleague, or a doctor to help make some plans to change and regain control. To connect with yourself you need to get back control so that you feel like you have some level of agency about what is happening to you and around you.  To know when something isn't right, you need to be connected with yourself first to know what those signs of physical, emotional, and mental stress might be.  Ultimately if we don't start with leading and connecting with ourselves, it's going to be very hard to lead others.   Connecting with yourself is a leadership capability. It allows you to bring more energy to others rather than being an energy vampire to your team.   Big idea #2 - Prioritise Another big section of the book is about becoming more self-aware, self-motivated and prioritising self-care, which are the three elements of prioritising yourself.   Becoming self-aware is being present with your feelings, your fears, your wants, your needs, your values, your strengths, and your weaknesses. It's thinking about what it is that makes you tick and knowing when those things are out of whack and when to do something about them.   Self-motivation isn't just forcing yourself to do all the things you should do (it’s not all about the green smoothies and 5am runs on the beach). It is about creating your own luck, and when you create your luck, you're taking responsibility for what you spend your time and energy on. Self-care is more than just an occasional spa day (although these are also good), it’s about looking after ourselves every single day and looking after all aspects of our health every day. Rather than waiting till there's a problem or waiting for that one big holiday to rest. All of this will look different to everyone and you need to find ways to build your habits around that. Mel gives plenty of examples of different people and their ways of finding their version of self-awareness, self-motivation and self-care.   She also provides four very helpful foundation principles   being aware of your health and getting regular health checks etc.  getting the basics right. Eat, sleep, move, repeat.  creating clear boundaries and sticking to them.   doing something every day that brings you joy.   Big idea #3 - If not now, when? It feels kind of twee, but we do only get one go at this life.  If we're not building our habits, our resilience, our health, and generally being better connected to ourselves and with others we are going to find things much harder and much more stressful than they need to be. For leaders, this is essential and is the new expectation. We need to step up. To do that, you need to have a solid relationship with yourself in order to best role model and lead others. Support my book habit: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/stephsbookshelfSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12mins

24 Jul 2022

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Mel Kettle: Menopause at work

Dear Menopause

Do you want to take away the guess work of perimenopause and menopause, save yourself time and energy and ditch the shame? Working with me you learn what's happening to you physically, mentally and emotionally, why and what you can do about it. Go to stellarwomen.com.au/stellar-circle/ to find out more.Mel Kettle is an internationally recognised thought leader on fully connected leadership and communication. Mel is a trusted mentor to executives and leaders and a highly sought-after speaker and trainer. Her clients include leaders, teams and organisations that want to achieve real connection and sustained engagement. She is also the founder of the award-winning menopause blog, Just as Juicy (www.justasjuicy.com) and in January 2022 was recognised by leadersHum as one of the Top 200 Biggest Voices in Leadership for 2022, one of only seven Australians on the list. How you can work with Mel: Mel Kettle - Leadership Communication Specialist Connect with Mel here:InstagramLinkedinWe talked about:First Women (book)The First Lady TV Series - Paramount+First Ladies documentary on SBS (based on the book) Mel's new book "Fully Connected" pre-order here Where to find Sonya:InstagramFacebookTake the Midlife QuizStellar Women WebsiteJoin the Stellar Circle Program today at stellarwomen.com.au/stellar-circle

46mins

23 Jun 2022

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Mel Kettle | On Avoiding Career Traps and Burnout

Graduate Theory

Mel Kettle is a communications expert with more than two decades ofexperience in strategic communication and leadership. Graduate Theorywww.graduatetheory.com/24-Mel-KettleAll Linkshttps://linktr.ee/graduatetheoryMel Kettlehttps://www.melkettle.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/melkettle/Content00:00 Intro00:57 Mel before she became a leadership expert07:16 How did moving cities impact Mel13:21 Does Mel have certain things that she likes in cities?15:32 How do you escape 70 hour weeks?18:15 The Feather, The Brick and the Truck26:51 Ranking Decisions32:02 How does someone become a communications expert41:23 Mel's book, Fully Connected43:33 What stuck out to Mel while she was researching the book49:41 Mel's Advice for Graduates51:24 Where to contact Mel52:18 Outro

52mins

4 Apr 2022

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Communicating with Conviction with Mel Kettle

Making a Marketer

Mel Kettle believes communication is about connection and relationships, not technology. As a leader (or anyone really), if you want your communication to have conviction, you first need to make sure that you're fully connected to yourself.  It's also important within organizations to be clear on the common purpose of the organization... and that everyone has the same values. Ask value-based questions when hiring! We talk a lot about leadership and how we show up - if you work with or FOR people, this is the show for you. Our guest... Mel Kittle Mel is an expert at communication that earns trust. She understands how to create strategies that have immediate, meaningful impact. With more than two decades of experience in strategic communication and leadership and a unique educational combination of a Master of Business (Marketing) and a Master of Public Health, Mel is a valuable asset to leaders and teams that want achieve real connection and sustained engagement. Clients rave about Mel’s sharp insight, her ability to simplify the complex and her capacity to mobilise people and ideas so they can increase their visibility and influence. Mel has been recognised in the leadersHum 2022 Power List of the Top 200 Biggest Voices in Leadership. She is the host of podcast This Connected Life and author of The Social Association. Her second book Fully Connected is due out in mid-2022. Mel's book reco: "Together" by Dr. Vivek Murthy We are "Making a Marketer"... in all ways. Check out episode 99 -- and please take a minute to follow, rate, & review us on your podcast platform of choice & get each ep. when it drops! https://bit.ly/mamITuneNEW ::: This episode is made possible by Powers of Marketing - emPOWERing amazing podcast experiences & online events ::: ** Our show music is provided by ourGIFTED editor, MUSICIAN, Avri.Check out his song, "Too Close"! **

29mins

21 Feb 2022

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Mel Kettle on the ‘missing‘ conversation in hybrid working

Phone Calls With Clever People

We're talking hybrid communication My guest is communication expert and my good friend Mel Kettle. She told me that while many organisations have been much more intentional around the role of technology in this new world of hybrid working, many haven't thought as intentionally about their communication. I give Mel a call to learn more about what we can do to communicate better in the new world of work. Mel Kettle is an expert at communication that builds trust. She understands how to create strategies that have immediate, meaningful impact. With more than two decades of experience in strategic communication and leadership and a unique educational combination of a Master of Business (Marketing) and a Master of Public Health, Mel is a valuable asset to leaders and teams that want achieve real connection and sustained engagement. Clients rave about Mel’s sharp insight, her ability to simplify the complex and her capacity to mobilise people and ideas so they can increase their visibility and influence. She is the host of podcast This Connected Life and author of The Social Association. Her second book Connected Leadership – Starts with You is due out in late-2021.Connect with Mel Twitter - https://twitter.com/melkettleLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/melkettle/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/melkettle/Connect With ShaneConnect with Shane on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanemhatton/ or visit www.shanemhatton.com to learn more about his work.

43mins

7 Oct 2021

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Managing plurality of experience ft. Mel Kettle

peopleHum's Podcast

Mel Kettle talks to peopleHum about managing the plurality of experience. Listen to the entire episode to know more. If you like the podcast, please follow the channel, so we could keep producing more content like this!

30mins

14 May 2021

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Ep. 42: How to Communicate with Your Audience with Mel Kettle

Tarun Stevenson Leadership Podcast

In this episode, we sit down with Leadership and Communication Expert – Mel Kettle, who talks about how to communicate effectively with your audience and build relationship as a leader. Websites Mentioned: Mel Kettle: https://www.melkettle.com/ To learn more about Tarun Stevenson go to: https://TarunStevenson.com In this episode, we sit down with Leadership and Communication Expert – Mel Kettle, who talks about how to communicate effectively with your audience and build relationship as a leader. Websites Mentioned: Mel Kettle: https://www.melkettle.com/ To learn more about Tarun Stevenson go to: https://TarunStevenson.com

7 Apr 2021

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MENOPAUSE IN THE WORKPLACE with Mel Kettle

One Question

If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “I would love to have people talk more openly about Menopause - especially in the workforce” ___ Mel Kettle is an expert at communication that builds trust. She understands how to create strategies that have immediate, meaningful impact. Mel has more than two decades of experience in strategic communication and leadership, gained by working with commercial, government and not for profit organisations. Mel works with CEOs, leaders and teams to help them become more connected in an increasingly disconnected world. She is a sought after thought leader, speaker, mentor and facilitator who helps her clients create stronger relationships with their workforce,customers and investors Mel is also the host of the podcast - “This Connected Life”  and author of “The Social Association.” Her second book - “Connected Leadership–Starts with You” - will be available very soon. I met Mel at a ‘not conference’ called SPACE when I spoke on the topic It’s Okay Not To Have Kids. In the Q&A at the end of my talk, Mel shared some of her own experiences around having a childfree life and we bonded from there. Mel and I talked about the Australasian Menopause Society and you can find them here - https://www.menopause.org.au/. And Mel referenced a CIPD (UK) report, which you’ll find here;- https://www.cipd.co.uk/Images/menopause-guide-for-people-managers_tcm18-55548.pdf A great menopause reference site is www.justasjuicy.com Some background info here https://www.justasjuicy.com/managing-your-menopause-at-work/ Connect and find out more about Mel here;- Mel’s ‘This Connected Life’ podcast can be found here: www.melkettle.com/podcasts Instagram: @melkettle Twitter: @melkettle LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/melkettle/ And for more information about the Wabi Sabi Series, please find us here:- https://wabisabiseries.com/ Instagram @thewabisabiseries Facebook @thewabisabiseries If you have a burning topic you’d love society to talk more about, or know someone who’d be great to come on our podcast, drop us a line at hello@wabisabiseries.com

25mins

4 Aug 2020

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107—Mel Kettle—The Importance of Connecting Your Audience

Small Biz Buzz, by Keap

Small Biz Buzz hosts Crystal Heuft and Scott Martineau are joined by Mel Kettle of Mel Kettle and Associates, who is a Communication Specialist whose area of expertise is helping people connect.     “I work with clients so that they can get a clear understanding of how to connect with compassion, with conviction,” said Kettle. “I help people communicate so they connect and engage with their people. Whether it’s their people, their workforce, their customers, their stakeholders, their investors, their volunteers or whoever else they need to have that strong relationship with.” She also has a podcast called This Connected Life where she discusses what’s important when it comes to connection and her audience, as well as welcoming many guests. “Probably 50% of my episodes are guest interviews where I talk to leaders about how they stay connected with their people so that they can achieve the outcomes that they want to achieve both personally and professionally,” Kettle said. Kettle believes that connecting starts with yourself. You need to have that self-connection piece and you need to be comfortable and competent with who you are and to look after yourself physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally. If you don't do that, then you're never going to present your best self as a leader to your workforce or to your client base, which is what many people forget when it comes to connection.   Kettle also provides insights on what small businesses can do to connect to their audience, their family, and themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and what they should be doing to anticipate permanent changes in the workforce for the future. Click play for more.

41mins

20 May 2020

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Episode 49 - Heading into the Roaring 20s | Mel Kettle

inspired energy

In this episode, I chat with Mel Kettle, where she shares insights from the last decade and predictions for the next.Mel is a strategic communications expert, working with leaders to communicate more effectively. We chat about why we shouldn’t keep our personal and business ’selves’ separate, communication preferences, and the importance of kindness.Key episode highlights include:Effective communication needs to have clarity, compassion and conviction.People do business with people they know, love and trust.It’s so easy these days to look at a screen, that we often forget the art of opening our mouths and having conversations.Key lessons/achievements from the last decade:Kindness of people really help you get through tough timesWrote a bookTen more years in businessEveryone is dealing with stuff - often you have no idea of what's happening "behind the scenes".What Mel predicts the next decade will hold:She hopes people realise that real relationships and connection takes time and energy and can't all be created only online. Excited about future technological advances that provide more opportunity to communicate and connect more widely.Personal goals for the next decade:More books, more travel, stay happy, live life, make a difference.Mel’s final message:Be kind.To connect further with Mel, head on over to her site.#podcast #leadership #selfleadership #culture #teamwork #entrepreneur #inspiration #inspiredenergy #coaching #coach #business #professionaldevelopment #personaldevelopment #mentalhealth #cliftonstrengths #strengths #health #ruok #mindset #roaring20s #planning #goals #l&d #hr #traveller #communication

27mins

17 Feb 2020

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