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Sensei Karen engages with leading experts and accomplished business leaders, diving deep into what it means to be an outstanding leader of people while thriving at work and in life. 

Get ready to be inspired as Karen and her guests share their journeys through captivating stories, offering hard-won wisdom and practical advice that you can use right now. 

We're excited for you to listen and discover how to be Work Savvy! 

You can listen to the latest episode below or browse our library to catch up on any episodes you might have missed.

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Work Savvy Podcast with Jaquie Scammell

Episode 73: The Role Humans Have in the Future of Service

Karen is joined by Jaquie Scammell, Australia’s leading Customer Service expert and Founder of ServiceQ, to discuss the role humans have in the future of service.  

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Episode 72: Building Emotional Resilience

Episode 72: Building Emotional Resilience

Karen is joined by Dr. Jane Foster, the Founder of Emotional Resilience and author of How to Build Greater Emotional Resilience At Work to talk about strategies for growing our capacity to regulate emotion and live a healthier life. 

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Episode 71: Rewiring Your Brain

Episode 71: Rewiring Your Brain

Karen and Kim Hazendonk, a Neuropsychologist, come together to discuss the influence of the unconscious mind and strategies for rewiring the brain.

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Episode 70: Building A Career That You Love

Episode 70: Building A Career That You Love

Karen is joined by Charlotte Blair, one of Australia’s most experienced Gallup Accredited Strengths Coaches, and author of Career Unstuck:  How to play to your strengths to find freedom and purpose in your work again, to talk about how to build a career that you love. 

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Episode 69: Leadership in Education

Episode 69: Leadership in Education

Karen is honored to be joined by Tony Mackay, a highly respected leader in the education sector, to delve into the topic of leadership in Education. 

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Work Savvy Podcast with Wioletta Hislop

Episode 68: Leadership Lessons from the Gym

Join us as we dive into the intersection of strength and strategy with Wioletta Hislop, the powerhouse mentor bridging bodybuilding and business on Work Savvy!

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Work Savvy Podcast with Maria Contera

Episode 67: Recovering from Burnout

On the show today we’re going to kick off, by talking all about Recovering from Burnout. 

 

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Work Savvy Podcast with Kew Jaliens

Episode 66: Mindset Matters

Karen is joined by Kew Jaliens, a former footballer and Olympian, and now Business Coach to talk about the link between mindset and success.    

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Episode 65: AI and the Changing Nature of Work

Episode 65: AI and the Changing Nature of Work

On the show today we’re going to kick off, by talking all about AI and the Changing Nature of Work. To help us unpack this topic, we are joined by Belinda Fyffe. Belinda is the CEO of The Proven Group, a People and Culture Consultancy.  

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Episode 64: The Psychology of Collaboration

Episode 64: The Psychology of Collaboration

On the show today we’re going to kick off, by talking all about The Psychology of Collaboration: Dive into the psychological aspects of collaboration, including how group dynamics and individual personalities affect teamwork. 

 

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Episode 63  Being a successful entrepreneur

Episode 63: Being A Successful Entrepreneur

On the show today we’re going to kick off by talking all about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. 

 

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Work Savvy Podcast with Brett Pomroy

Episode 62: Psychological Safety at Work

On the show today we’re going to kick off, by talking all about Psychological Safety at Work. To help us unpack this topic, we are joined by Brett Pomroy.  Brett is the Principal Lawyer at Salt Legal.  

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Work Savvy Podcast with Bonnie Souter

Episode 61: Trauma and Its Influence on How People Show Up at Work

This week on Work Savvy Karen is joined by Bonnie Souter to talk about What leaders need to understand about the influence of trauma on how people show up at work. 

 

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Episode 60: Leadership coaching

Episode 60: Leadership coaching

Karen and Maddie are joined by leadership coach Karen Stein to unpack coaching. 

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Episode 59: Financial Finesse for Business Owners

Episode 59: Financial Finesse for Business Owners

Karen and Maddie are joined by money expert Jacqui Clark to chat all about financial finesse. 

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Episode 58: Building and Running High-Performing Teams

Episode 58: Building and Running High-Performing Teams

CIO Matthew Perry joins Karen and Maddie to chat all about building and running high-performing teams.

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Episode 57: Difficult Times

Episode 57: Difficult Times

Karen and Maddie are interviewing Jenny Stilwell and talking all about dealing with the difficult stuff. 

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Episode 56: Self-Improvement

Episode 56: Self-Improvement

This week on Work Savvy Cristina Casanovi joins Karen and Maddie to unpack self-improvement and confidence.

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Episode 55: The Powerful Combination of Mindset and Strategy

Episode 55: The Powerful Combination of Mindset and Strategy

Zenia Wood is on Work Savvy this week to chat all about mindset. 

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Episode 54: Burnout

Episode 54: Burnout

Mindfulness expert Melo Calarco joined the show to chat all about burnout. 

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Episode 53: Lessons Learned in Building a Successful Business and Team

Episode 53: Lessons Learned in Building a Successful Business and Team

Business owner Olivia Mangold joins the show to chat all about the keys to building a successful business and team. 

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Episode 52: Managing Performance Remotely

Episode 52: Managing Performance Remotely

This week Maddie is interviewing Karen all about leadership and remote work. 

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Episode 51: Avoiding Turnover

Episode 51: Avoiding Turnover

This week on the show Karen and Maddie have Jane Betts from Aussie Broadband on to chat all about avoiding turnover in the early stages of employment. 

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Episode 50: Why Thank You Is More Important Than Money

Episode 50: Why Thank You Is More Important Than Money

Happy 50th episode! Today we have Wendy Hanrahan joining us to talk all about why thank you matters more than money. 

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Episode 49: Optimising Impact

Episode 49: Optimising Impact

Tiffanee Cook joins Work Savvy to chat all about optimising impact.

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Episode 48: Letting People Go Well

Episode 48: Letting People Go Well

This week on the show Maddie is interviewing Karen all about how to fire people... correctly!

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Episode 47: Communicating with Impact

Episode 47: Communicating with Impact

Communication and presentation skills pro Justin O'Brien joins Karen and Maddie to chat all about how to communicate with impact.

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Episode 46: Martial Arts in the Workplace

Episode 46: Martial Arts in the Workplace

Nadine Champion joins Karen and Maddie on Work Savvy to chat all about martial arts!

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Episode 45: Performance Management

Episode 45: Performance Management

HR expert Sonya Law is back on the podcast to chat all about performance management systems.

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Episode 44: High Performing Executive Teams

Episode 44: High Performing Executive Teams

Gwen Pinnington joins Karen and Maddie to chat all about Exec teams.

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Episode 43: Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

Episode 43: Identifying and Developing Future Leaders

Ros Cardinal is on the show today to unpack leaders.

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Episode 42: Driving Out Bullying from the Workplace

Episode 42: Driving Out Bullying from the Workplace

Cam is back on the podcast to chat all about bullying.

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Episode 41: Addressing Poor Performance

Episode 41: Addressing Poor Performance

Catie is back on the show to chat about performance.

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Episode 40: Getting the Hiring Decisions Right

Episode 40: Getting the Hiring Decisions Right

Angela Horkings is on the podcast this week to chat about getting hiring decisions right and how to avoid hiring the wrong people for your team or business.

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Episode 39: Finding Inner Peace

Episode 39: Finding Inner Peace

Fiona Redding joins the show again, this time to chat all about how to find inner peace.

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Episode 38: Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Episode 38: Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Ros Batson is back on the show to chat all things EQ and leadership. 

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Episode 37: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

Episode 37: Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

We are back for 2023! Karen is back in the hot seat, with Maddie interviewing her all about unconscious bias.

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Episode 36: Building Self-Awareness

Episode 36: Building Self-Awareness

The Happiness Hunter herself, Fiona Redding, joins the show to chat all about self-awareness.

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Episode 35: Creating a Learning Culture

Episode 35: Creating a Learning Culture

Gayle Smerdon joins Karen and Maddie to unpack learning cultures and focus.

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Episode 34: Finding Passion and Purpose

Episode 34: Finding Passion and Purpose

Peter Cook joins Karen and Maddie to chat all about finding your passion and purpose at work and in life.

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Episode 33: Using Cognitive Science to Transform Business Performance

Episode 33: Using Cognitive Science to Transform Business Performance

Ethan Glessich from Kognitive joins the show to chat all about cognitive science and business performance.

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Episode 32: Energy to Struggle Through Tough Times

Episode 32: Energy to Struggle Through Tough Times

Sian Stephens joins the show to chat all about having the energy to struggle through tough times.

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Episode 31: Managing Versus Coaching

Episode 31: Managing Versus Coaching

Richard Day is back on the podcast to chat about coaching. 

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Episode 30: High Performing Teams

Episode 30: High Performing Teams

Pete Clark is back on the show with Karen and Maddie to chat all about peformance. 

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Episode 29: How to Thrive as a Business Owner

Episode 29: How to Thrive as a Business Owner

Marcus Bird joins the show give Karen and Maddie tips on thriving as a business owner.

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Episode 28: Communicating Through Tough Times

Episode 28: Communicating Through Tough Times

Karen and Maddie are joined by Jon Yeo to chat all about communication. 

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Episode 27: What It Takes to Be an Effective Executive Leader

Episode 27: What It Takes to Be an Effective Executive Leader

Alexis Gladstone joins Work Savvy to chat all about Executive leaders.

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Episode 26: Building Courage

Episode 26: Building Courage

Margie Warrell joins Karen and Maddie to chat all about courage.

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Episode 25: Leading People Through Times of Rapid or Dramatic Change

Episode 25: Leading People Through Times of Rapid or Dramatic Change

Karen and Maddie are joined by Angela Boyd to chat all about change.

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Episode 24: Performance Reviews

Episode 24: Performance Reviews

Maddie interviews Karen all about getting the most out of performance reviews.

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