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Peter Baines

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#145: Peter Baines on the Power of Choice, Adversity & Measuring Success [Podcast]

Sparta Chicks Radio: Mindset | Confidence | Sport | Women

Peter Baines joined the NSW Police Force at 19 and worked first as a uniformed officer before he transferred across to join the Forensic Services Group and become a real-life crime scene investigator (long before it was cool). Little did he know that decision would change the trajectory of his life. He is now an author, speaker, consultant and the co-founder of an amazing charity called ‘Hands Across The Water’. Peter’s work as a forensic investigator took him first to Bali to identify victims following the 2002 Bali bombing that killed 202 people, including 88 Australia. Then 2 years in 2004 he made his first trip to Thailand to assist with the identification of victims following the Boxing Day tsunami that killed between 250,000 and 300,000 people. In a strange yet beautiful twist of fate, during his third rotation in Thailand, he agreed to raise money to fund a home for a group of children he had met who had been orphaned by the tsunami. And so ‘Hands Across The Water’ was born; a charity that now owns and operates 7 homes across Thailand and cares for hundreds of at-risk children. In his conversation, we discuss: - why action leads to clarity and that if you wait long enough you’ll find reasons not to do the thing, - the ‘postevent’ blues and the struggle with adjusting to ‘normal’ life after an experience that shifts your view of yourself and/or the world, - the importance of understanding your measures of ‘success’ and making sure they align with your ‘why’, - where the idea for the charity rides originated from, and - the impact that bushfires and COVID-19 have had on their fundraising efforts in 2020. Get the full show notes for the episode here. — Visit the Sparta Chicks Radio website here Follow Sparta Chicks Radio on Facebook: facebook.com/SpartaChicks  Follow Hands Across The Water on Instagram: @handsacrossthewater_anz

1hr 11mins

16 Aug 2020

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Repost - Interview with Peter Baines and Ros Harvey

Two Drunk Accountants

This week there is no new episode however we have sliced together 2 really interesting chats that we think are extremely relevant to the current environment we find ourselves in. These were recorded live from Xerocon last year and include one with Peter Baines discussing crisis management and using social responsibility as a profit center in your business and Ros Harvey about how we can use big data to solve big problems we are facing. 


14 Aug 2020

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Ethical Opportunity with Peter Baines OAM

The Ethical Evolution Podcast

When the Boxing Day Tsunami happened in Thailand and the Bali Bombings occurred, Peter Baines was the man they called to forensically investigate and identify thousands of bodies. From tragedy he created hope and opportunity for many children orphaned or abandoned by disaster in Thailand by creating Hands Across the Water. Hands Across the Water started in 2005 and now cares for over 350 children across 7 projects in Thailand.This podcast is brought to you by Ethical Change Agency.


9 Aug 2020

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Leadership in Some of the World's Most Demanding Situations with Peter Baines

Mid Market Matters

From doing forensic services to working in the Interpol in Lyon France to building his own international aid agency, Hands Across the Water, Peter Baines has had a remarkable journey doing humanitarian work and organising not for profit programs to support the needy, especially children. In this session, Peter shares his life experiences and the lessons he’s learned, how SMEs can start supporting a charity to enable business growth, and how a ‘Crisis Clock’ approach can help business leaders get through tough times.


8 Jun 2020

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Leadership during crisis - speaking with Peter Baines OAM


Investigating homicides, leading international teams into scenes of crisis and disaster is not your normal path to global keynote speaker and business consultant. It was this unique path that provided insights into leadership which are so different yet offer relevant reflections and learnings to businesses facing change, growth or challenges of their own. Peter Baines worked in countries following major crisis including Indonesia, Japan, Thailand and Saudi Arabia. His grounding came from two decades as a forensic investigator that saw him unravel the mysteries and discover the secrets of criminals thought rested solely with them.  Prior to finishing his career as a forensic investigator he would spend time working with both Interpol in Lyon, France and the United Nations Office of Drug and Crime advising on Counter Terrorism and capacity building. But it was the work in Thailand that brought the biggest change. In response to the needs of the children left without a home or parents he would form Hands Across the Water and commence fundraising in Australia to build them a home.  Ten years after starting the charity he now spends much of his time helping other charity leaders through The Growth Project and advises business on how they can and indeed should benefit from their engagement with their community partners through corporate social responsibility programs. If you'd like to speak with Peter to enquire on his services or support his charity, you can do at his website.


2 May 2020

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Peter Baines: Operation Purpose - Epic Leadership In The Turning Points

DNA Of Purpose

Welcome to Episode Two, Season Two of The Decoding Purpose Podcast.I'm going to kick off today's podcast with a quote by Steve Jobs that I love.You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.The reason I bring up this quote is that when I interviewed today's guest, I suddenly felt conscious of the fact that I was in one of those ‘looking backwards’ moments. That the person sitting there across from me in the studio was not only an influential person but a person who influenced my career in ways I could have never anticipated upon meeting them.Why is that you may ask? I have spent most of my career working alongside some of the world's best thought leaders. They all had influence, but there were a few that also created epic social impact. Today's guest is one of those people. I first met Peter Baines in my early twenties and his presence in the formative years of my career in the speaking industry, was in looking back one of the main influences in my life leading me to my passion for understanding purpose driven influence. The kind that changes the world.Pete's story also happens to be jaw dropping! Why? Because investigating homicides, leading international teams into scenes of crisis and disaster is not your typical path to becoming a speaker or business consultant. Then again, Pete learnt about leadership on the front line. Where it matters most. He worked on the ground after the 2002 Bali Bombing and the 2004 Boxing Day Thailand Tsunami where his life changed forever. This was the turning point that ignited Pete's purpose - The creation of Hands Across The Water, a charity on a mission to provide children in Thailand with a life of choice.Fifteen years after starting the charity he now spends much of his time helping other charity leaders through The Growth Project and advises business on how they can and indeed should benefit from their engagement with their community partners through corporate social responsibility programs.Welcome to the podcast, Peter Baines.

1hr 3mins

17 Feb 2020

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Peter Baines OAM: Bali Bombings, Boxing Day Tsunamis and Overcoming

The Growth Journey

Peter Baines has one of the most incredible stories you've ever heard. From sitting on the beach watching the Boxing Day test on holiday to flying to Thailand to head up the International Forensic team after the disastrous Tsunamis of 2004. He had performed the same role 2 years earlier in the Bali bombings and had though h'ed seen the worst disaster of his life. How wrong he was. Listen to Peter talk about the monumental challenges he and the team faced and how they broke that down into practical pieces of action. Peter now runs the amazing Hands Across the Water Foundation giving hope and aspirations back to the people of Thailand that are still effected to this day.https://www.handsacrossthewater.org.au/https://www.futureofleadership.com.au/http://peterbaines.com.au/#aboutpeter


4 Feb 2020

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Identifying dead bodies in the Bali bombings & Boxing Day Tsunami | Peter Baines

Tom Panos - Sunday Night Rant


8 Dec 2019

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TMS EP 003 Peter Baines - How One Shared Experience Can Turn 20k into 180k in New Business

Transformational Marketing Show

In this episode we talk with Peter Baines about the importance of shared experiences and how playing the long game can be the best thing a business owner can do in the short term. Show notes - http://twodogsagency.com/how-a-shared-experience-can-turn-20k-into-180k-in-new-business/


26 Nov 2019

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Episode 67 - Peter Baines on Doing Good by Doing Good

Two Drunk Accountants

Today's episode features a chat with Peter Baines who is a global speaker, charity founder, ex police investigator and business consultant who helps businesses turn their corporate social responsibility into profit centers within their business. 


14 Oct 2019