Rank #1: Ep 18. How to ask questions like a Human Centered Designer feat. Chi Ryan (2/2)
“Being different gives the world color.” - Nelsan Ellis How does a Human Centered Designer think about and ask questions? Well, there are few in the industry better to ask than the talented Chirryl-Lee Ryan. Chi has almost 20 years of experience in visual design, research, and human centered design. She’s worked, and led teams, at some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies in the world including Fjord, Isobar, and Idean. During part 2 of 2 of her interview, we get into more of the nitty gritty of how she goes about inspiring others to ask questions and techniques she uses to ask questions. Make sure you follow the Better Questions Better Life on the socials and join in to the conversations using the hashtag #BQBL Make sure to check us out on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Rank #2: Ep 17. 3 Foundational Pillars you need to know
“Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” – Brene Brown What is being empathetic? Is your knowledge undermining your ability to ask questions? These, and many more questions are asked, and talked about in today’s episode as we focus on shoring up the 3 foundational mindset pillars that everything else in this podcast is built upon. So don’t miss this episode! Make sure you follow the Better Questions Better Life on the socials and join in to the conversations using the hashtag #BQBL Make sure to check us out on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Click here to check out part 1/2 of Chi Ryan’s interview here.
Rank #3: Ep 8. How to ask questions like a Qualitative Researcher/Entrepreneur feat. Ainslie Williams
Ever wonder how a Qualitative Researcher asks questions? I know I did!!
Rank #4: Ep.4 How to ask questions like a police officer feat. Narelle Fraser (Part 2)
Today's episode is part 2 of Narelle Fraser's interview. Narelle is a retired Police Detective with the Victoria Police who has a career spanning 27 years. 15 of those as a Detective at the Rape and Homicide Squads and Missing Persons Unit, but dedicating much of her career to investigating child abuse and sex offences. This interview is an amazing glimpse and rare glimpse in to how she went about asking questions and investigations. Both with victims who had suffered some of the most horrific things a person can experiance, and asking questions to those who committed these crimes. I highly recommend you check our some more episodes where Narelle goes in to more detail about some of the things she experianced in her career. Link to Australian True Crime (iTunes)
Rank #5: Ep.2 How to ask questions like a police officer feat. Narelle Fraser (Part 1)
Today's episode features Narelle Fraser who is a retired Police Detective with the Victoria Police who has a career spanning 27 years. 15 of those as a Detective at the Rape and Homicide Squads and Missing Persons Unit, but dedicating much of her career to investigating child abuse and sex offences. This interview is an amazing glimpse and rare glimpse in to how she went about asking questions and investigations. Both with victims who had suffered some of the most horrific things a person can experiance, and asking questions to those who committed these crimes. I highly recommend you check our some more episodes where Narelle goes in to more detail about some of the things she experianced in her career. Link to Australian True Crime (iTunes)
Rank #6: Ep.1 How you can ask better questions to live a better life
“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” – Tony Robbins Welcome to the first episode in the Why 2 Podcast’s first episode of the new miniseries all focused around how we can ask better questions to live better lives. This first episode is a short introduction to this new project and centers around answering 3 key questions: 1. What is it? 2. Why did I create it? 3. Why should you care??!?! www.projectwhy2.com
Rank #7: 22. Michael Ellis - What it takes to build a world class culture
When I learned about Michael Ellis's (Head of Culture for Vinomofo) background, I couldn't figure out why he was so successful given his background. This conversation was a deeply personal one for me, as if you had gone back just a few years into my history, I would have told you how I aspired to work with a fast-paced, innovative, and people focused company that was redefining what Culture was in an organisation. That dream would basically have looked exactly what exactly what Mikey has done at Vinomofo. He’s worked with the Founders of Vinomofo to grow it from about 40 staff here in Australia to over 130 staff across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and now expanding into the US Market. They’ve been featured in the Top 25 Great Places to Work 2016 list, received an award for Most Successful Staff Engagement, and have created one of the most sought-after employer brands in Australia (and one of the coolest offices that has a massive wine bar!!). However, a quick look at Mikey’s history shows that prior to his role starting at Vinomofo just 3 years ago, he had pretty much no HR experience or HR education that you would think someone would need, or at least have, to create what he has done now. The funny thing here is that I started my university career, with the idea that if I got an HR degree, and plugged away in the Corporate HR world for 10-15 years, I might be finally in the place to do what he’s done - but obviously that was just the traditional success narrative and this chat is all about exploring Mikey’s journey to get to where he is now and how you can to. Connect with Mikey on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin.
Rank #8: 20. Fiona Triaca - The nuts and bolts of starting a business
So when I sat down with Fiona my question was simply this, how does someone go from TV to Investment Banking, and finally land on Design Thinking Consulting and training? On the surface of it, Fiona Triaca's career makes no sense. Currently, she is the Founder and CEO of Naked Ambition where they teach the habits of innovation to corporate mavericks so that they can solve complex challenges, seize opportunities and lead their company into new territory. But if we scroll back in her CV, you’ll see that she had actually received a Masters Of Arts in Creative Media and Screenwriting. But then a quick look at her working life, you’ll see that while she did have a short stint in film, she quickly switched to the world of Investment Banking where she spent over 8 years before starting Naked Ambition. What I found was a very interesting insight as to the fundamental skills, insights, and mentality that she used to climb her way up in the Investment Banking world where she quickly identified an opportunity that led her to start her business. This is an especially important chat if you’ve ever noticed a problem with your industry or the nature of your work and had a brilliant stroke of insight as to how you might be able to change it. http://www.naked-ambition.com.au/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/fionatriaca/ https://twitter.com/MyNakedAmbition
Rank #9: 19. Antonluigi Gozzi - Taking on a billion dollar industry
Gigi is currently Founder and Managing Director of LiveHire. LiveHire is an ASX traded company who are the technology firm behind the Live Talent Ecosystem. This is where people privately connect with Live Talent Communities of the best employer brands. More importantly, though, LiveHire's purpose is to empower the flow of the world's talent, to create a more agile, open and awesome working world. And what an awesome world they have created, after starting Livehire in 2012 with co-founder Michael Haywood, Livehire has grown to extraordinary levels. Just to give you a sense of what that means, at the time of recording they have achieved a 170million dollar market cap and now work with some of Australia's largest companies like Bupa, Telstra Health, KPMG, Roy Hill, and so many more!! However, if we go back just a few years before LiveHire started, we find that Gigi had just completed a degree in Mechanical Engineering in Italy. Shortly after he received his degree, he made the bold decision to move to Australia. His story is really all about how from having nothing and not even able to speak English, he leveraged his learned skill set and opportunities to tackle one of the biggest problems you and I will probably have at some point in your life, getting a job! He and his, team have boldly taken the 11.2 billion dollar industry of recruitment in Australia head on and have their eyes set to disrupt the broad 400 billion dollar global staffing industry. This is a unique look into the story and mind of a successful tech entrepreneur. Someone who started actually further back than most of us will, in that he didn’t even speak the same language, but has now gone on to create an incredible business in only a relatively few short years. While it might seem like a mystic feat to achieve the levels he has today, his story sheds the thoughts, decisions, and mindset behind what has made LiveHire so successful today. https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonluigigozzi/
Rank #10: 16. Adam Jelic - How to become a Goal Digger
Adam Jelic is currently Founder and Managing Director at Mi Goals. Their mission to help you unlock the potential within yourself to dream, plan and take action on the life you want. More than a stationery brand, they’re a global community of dream chasers and action takers. I had actually originally found Adam and Mi Goals from a Kickstarter campaign where I was blown away to see that they raised 4 times their goal and had amazing outpouring of support and interest in their latest product, Goal Digger. To be honest from the outset, this isn’t a triumphant, ‘overnight success story’ where by doing these 2 simple things you can create a million dollar business for yourself tomorrow. It’s the story of Adam’s life, as he recounts how he faced the challenges that we all face when we chase our dreams. That challenge of self doubt, people pushing you towards the safe path, the responsibilities that life can thrust on you unexpectedly, and ultimately how to live towards your values and goals. But in that, Adam has done something that very few people have accomplished and something I have utmost admiration for. He has faced those same challenges we face and actually pushed past all of that to create the incredible business and brand he leads now. Like I said, this isn’t an overnight success story, but a real and honest recount of exactly how he connected the dots to live a meaningful life he does now. It’s almost weekly that I am speaking with people, just like you who are listening to this now, who get told their idea aren’t viable or they tell me that they can’t quit their job to chase that passion, or they’re family expects them to follow the safe route, and Adam’s story is the quintessential one of how he still managed to make it happen and provides us the lessons to help you do the same. Telling his story is the reason I started the podcast, that I truly believe that everyone of you listening has the potential to chase your dreams and make it big. That we all face the same challenges in life but we are all able to break through them and become the best version of ourselves. Doesn’t have to be starting a business, but it’s all about living with purpose, chasing your dreams, and ultimately becoming a goal digger. Please make sure to subscribe to the Why 2 Podcast wherever you’re listening to this and it would be awesome if you can leave a review, especially on iTunes. Make sure to follow the Why 2 podcast on Facebook where you can find us by searching for the "Why 2 podcast". Special thanks to Belinda Coomes from Red Lemon Productions for being the Why 2 podcast’s audio engineer.