Magical Learning Podcasts

Welcome to The Magical Learning Podcast!

Danette and Grahame have over 30 years experience in business, and have over 20 years experience as facilitators and consultants. With a holistic view, these podcasts cover not only how to improve your business, but how to help your employees enjoy their work, and how to improve yourself.

Episode 121 - Adaptability Quotient (AQ)

What is AQ and can you develop it? What makes someone more adaptable and less adaptable?

AQ is a bit of a hot button topic, and today the team bring out their ideas on not only what it is, but how you can be better at it.

The ML Recommendation:

Adam Grant – Think Again https://adamgrant.net/book/think-again/ 

 

Episode 120 - Growing Young Leaders pt. 2 (with Stu Saunders)

Part 2 of our great 2 part chat with Stu Saunders.

In today’s episode, the team chats with Stu Saunders; founder and owner of YLCC (Youth Leadership Camps Canada) which has been running for 30 years. He also runs the OSLC (Ontario Student Leadership Conference, which is the largest multi-day youth leadership conference in Canada. He has also been awarded the Canadian Leader of Distinction award, and was named one of the top 30 leadership trainers in the world, a list that includes Stephen Covey, Robin Sharma and Tony Robbins.

He talks about how to grow young leaders, what problems today’s youth face, and how to look on the bright side.

You can find Stu here: https://www.instagram.com/ylccstu/ 

and for more info on what else he is doing look here: https://instabio.cc/3101615SxrX3D 

 

 

 

Episode 119 - Growing Young Leaders pt. 1 (with Stu Saunders)

Our first ever 2 part episode! And what a guest to do it with.

In today’s episode, the team chats with Stu Saunders; founder and owner of YLCC (Youth Leadership Camps Canada) which has been running for 30 years. He also runs the OSLC (Ontario Student Leadership Conference, which is the largest multi-day youth leadership conference in Canada. He has also been awarded the Canadian Leader of Distinction award, and was named one of the top 30 leadership trainers in the world, a list that includes Stephen Covey, Robin Sharma and Tony Robbins.

He talks about how to make your kids better leaders and people after the pandemic, how to parent better, and how to become comfortable with discomfort.

You can find Stu here: https://www.instagram.com/ylccstu/

and for more info on what else he is doing look here: https://instabio.cc/3101615SxrX3D

ML Recommendation:

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/notes-on-grief

Episode 118 - Creating Better Working Environments For Women (with Samantha Jung-Fielding)

What makes working environments poor for women, and how do we make them better? And what are the benefits for everyone if we do?

In today’s episode, our guest Samantha Jung-Fielding joins us to discuss these questions and many more. Samantha owns and runs Happinessence, and also has recently noticed a niche in the corporate world regarding making workspaces better for women. I hope you get as much out of this as we all did.

Samantha can be found here:

https://www.happinessence.co.nz/ 

And her podcast is Behavioural Alignment, which you can listen to here:

https://podcasts.apple.com/ye/podcast/behavioural-alignment/id1592933354 

The ML Recommendation:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6710474/ 

 

Episode 117 - Starting Again (with Eric Fenton)

Do you feel like you want to start again? Do you not know where to begin?

In today’s episode, the team breaks down what it means to start again, how to do it and how to test if it is even for you. We are joined by Danette’s brother Eric Fenton, who works with Alaska Airlines for this chat.

ML Recommendation:

 

 

 

 

Episode 116 - Experiencing Awe

What does experiencing awe really mean? How can you do it on a daily basis, and why is that good?

In today’s episode, the team breaks down what awe is, why it’s good, and what you can do to experience it. There may be more ways than you think.

ML Recommendation:

https://youtu.be/oXk1DSbXsZk 

Episode 115 - Understanding The 4 Day Work Week

Have you been hearing a lot about the 4-day work week, but not understand what it is all about?

In today’s fun episode, we break down not only what it is, but why it works, and how it may even be inevitable.

 

Episode 114 - Improving Online Learning (with Craig Crowther)

Do you struggle with online learning not working for your business? Do you want to be more effective at making content that makes a difference?

Today’s guest to talk about all that and more is the CEO of Cahoot Learning: Craig Crowther. Cahoot Learning is a trailblazer and the gold standard in the online learning space, and Craig is here to tell us why. He also covers how he got there, why he loves it, and how you can get better online learning for you and your company.

ML Recommendations:

– Legacy by James Kerr – https://www.amazon.com.au/Legacy-James-Kerr/dp/147210353X

– The Eden Project – https://www.edenproject.com/ 

 

 

 

Episode 113 - Taking Responsibility

Do you find that no one at your work takes responsibility? Is it something that you struggle with?

In today’s great episode, the team breaks down what makes people feel they can’t be responsible, what makes people more comfortable with it, and how you can do it better to improve you and the company.

ML Recommendation: Golden: the power of silence in a world of noise by Justin Zorn & Leigh Marz

Episode 112 - Practicing Mindfulness

Is mindfulness something that you struggle with? Is it something that hasn’t worked for you in the past, or is it something that you feel is overrated?

In today’s episode, the team break down all the benefits of mindfulness, how to practice it, and how to take it a little less seriously.

Thermain Trees – How Adults get Indoctrinated https://youtu.be/IaUhR-tRkHY   

Plum Village – https://www.youtube.com/plumvillage 

 

Episode 111 - How to Stay Consistent

Do you struggle to keep something going once you start it, even if you know the end result of sticking with it will be great?

In today’s episode, the team breaks down what makes us inconsistent, what to do to stay consistent, and how to ask yourself if this is even something you want to be consistent at.

 

 

 

Episode 110 - Learning to Love Reading Again

Did you used to love reading, but now struggle to find the energy or motivation? Do you want to experience the wonder of reading again?

In today’s laugh filled episode, the team break down how to get back into the joy of reading, and how to not put pressure on yourself when it comes to books.

Episode 109 - Removing Self-Doubt (with Scott Woolford)

Do you struggle with Self-Doubt? Do you wonder where it came from, and how to overcome it? In today’s episode, the team break down it’s origins and how to bounce back if you are struggling with self-doubt. They are also joined by Scott Wolford, a miner who lives just outside of Narrabri, QLD to give his unique insight into the topic.

 

Episode 108 - Making a Mid-Life Comeback (with Kylie James)

You may have heard of a mid-life crisis, but did you know there is another way to have an important mid-life moment? It’s called a mid-life comeback, and our very special guest today has done just that. Kylie James is a coach that has changed her life, from working a job that wasn’t fulfilling, and now being able to have the freedom she was looking for. In today’s episode, she shares her journey to making her mid-life comeback, and how you can do the same.

You can find out more about Kylie here:

https://www.kyliejames.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/kyliejamescoaching/

https://www.instagram.com/kyliejamescoaching/?igshid=sn3i0h4dtnwg 

 

 

 

Episode 107 - How to Value Add

Value Adding is a bit of a buzz word at the moment, but it is also a great way to get new clients, and to have them come back. In today’s episode, the team break down what value adding is, why it’s good, and how to do it effectively, not only in business, but also for yourself.

Episode 106 - Tips for Starting a Business

If you are thinking about starting a business, it can be hard to decide on a lot of key factors. Will people want my product? Will it be successful? How much will I have to work?  In today’s sit down,  Danette talks about what she has noticed from running a business for over 24 years, but also what she has seen through other businesses in that time. 

 

Episode 105 - Leadership 101

If you are just starting out as a leader, there may be so much going on that it is hard to work out what you should do, what you should work on, and what you can do for your team.  In this episode, the team jumps on to give their advice from good and bad leadership they have seen, as well as some tips to make you a better leader.  

 

 

 

Episode 104 - Creativity For Non-Creatives

Creative or not creative is a state of mind. Whether you’re running a massive corporation, or a one person business, creativity keeps you agile and responsive to the world. In today’s special episode the team breaks down not only some of the mythology around what is and isn’t creative, but also what are some simple tips to inject it into your business (and life).

Episode 103 - Developing Your Power Skills

Many people used to think of Power Skills as “soft” skills, when really they are what make any business adaptable and successful. In today’s episode, the team talks about how powerful the power skills actually are, and how they can be used not only to improve your business, but also your life outside work. With greater awareness around listening, empathy, emotional intelligence and more, you too can improve your work life and your home and social life.

 

Episode 102 - Changing Your Approach

Are you finding managing people a little harder than you thought it would be? Are you finding that relationships around you aren’t developing in the same way they are for others around you? In today’s episode, the team discusses how to fix this. Many times you are just doing what has worked for you, but if that is no longer working, than this is a great episode to build some more adaptable skills.

 

 

 

Episode 101 - Looking on the Bright Side of Life

Are you struggling to see any good in the world? Is it hard to look forward to things? In today’s episode, the team discusses not only how to change your perspective, but also how it feels to change it. John and Allen both discuss their own journeys to a positive perspective and how that has worked out for them.  

Episode 100 - Everyday Inspiration

What are ways we can be inspired the everyday events that occur around us? How does artist Suellen Cook draw inspiration from her surroundings to make powerful composite photograph artworks?  

In today’s episode, the team is joined by artist Suellen Cook to talk about her story from Antarctica to Artist. We also learn about the journey she goes on to start and finish her projects, and what parts of the everyday give her inspiration. 

Check out her work here: https://www.suellensaideecook.com.au/    

 

Episode 99 - Empathy

Empathy is something that we always hear about, but why is it actually good?  In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, John, Allen and Jez break down some of the science of empathy, the power of empathy, and taking on the challenge of being empathetic.  

 

 

 

Episode 98 - Getting Out of a Rut

Are you feeling like you are in a rut? Do you need something to push you out of it? In today’s episode, we are talking to the team about not only how to identify if you are in a rut, but how to get out of one, and what things can cause it.

Episode 97 - Activating Your Creativity

Do you not get the most out of your creative muscles? Are you not even sure how to start being creative?  In today’s episode, the team is joined by first timer Leggas to discuss creativity and how to activate yours.  

 

Episode 96 - Self-Awareness (with Claire Markwick)

Do you feel as though you are being forced into a role you don’t naturally fit into? Do you feel as though your uniqueness is being shut out?  In today’s podcast, our guest Claire Markwick felt the exact same way, and then she changed careers. She breaks down how self-awareness contributed to her founding her company Reignite Performance Coaching, to how she changed her career, to how you can be a little more self-aware. The team at ML also give their thoughts on self-awareness.  Check out Reignite Performance Coaching here to find out more about Claire and her business: https://www.clairemarkwick.com.au/  

And check out her podcast here (episode 36 has Danette in it): https://open.spotify.com/show/03QkMTuzPM8FNRbGHQcaL8?si=2021c4fd605e41ee 

 

 

 

Episode 95 - Being Present with Others

Are you finding that the magic is a bit lost in your life? Do you need a richer experience  If so, you may need to be more present with others in your life. In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, John and Jez all break down why presence is the key to feeling great, and how to become more present.  

Episode 94 - The Power of Patience

Do you find it hard to take time for yourself? Are you always feeling a little stressed? If so, you may need some more patience in your life. In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, John, Kanika and Jez all break down why patience is important, why it’s hard to come by, and how to get more of it in your life.

 

Episode 93 - Starting The Year Right

Are you finding that new years resolutions are a little too hard? Are you struggling to choose ones that you even want to stick to?
In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, Allen and Jez break down why you fail at your resolutions, what are some tips to achieve yours and even some resolutions that they all suggest for 2022.

 

 

 

Episode 92 - Leadership Conversation on the Isle of Man with MANX

Happy New Year (almost)! Once more, we are still on holiday, so we have the second and final episode of our unreleased interviews over the break. This was from 2019 when Danette and Grahame were doing work with the Isle of Man. You will learn a bit more about thier philosophy and their business history, as well as some good lessons for us all.

Episode 91 - Leadership Conversation at Digital Trades School, Ontario

As a little treat for the holiday season, please enjoy a previously unreleased interview with Danette and Grahame at the Digital Trades School in Ontario, Canada.

 

Episode 90 - What We Learned From 2021

On our last episode of the year that has been recorded in our normal format, John, Grahame, Danette and Jez look at the year that was, and the year to be. We want to thank all fo you for being great supporters of the podcast, and look forward to chatting again with you in the new year.  

 

 

 

Episode 89 - The Impact of Negative Experiences at the Workplace

Negative experiences at work can have a lot of reverberations not only at the workplace, but also in your life. And this can be for both employee and employer. In today’s conversation, Danette and Jez all talk about not only negative workplaces that they have worked in and the lessons they learned therein, but also how having a negative work experience can affect you short and long term.

Episode 88 - Influences in Your Life

In life, we are surrounded by influences that can make our life easier or harder. They can also bring us closer to, or farther away from our goals. In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, John and Jez all talk about the things that influence us both positively and negatively, and how to course correct so you can start getting back on track with your goals.

 

Episode 87 - Making a Change

Making a change can be hard. For some people, they aren’t even sure if making a change is the right decision.  In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame and Jez all talk about the things that stop us making a change, the things that force us to change, and the ways change helps us grow.

 

 

 

Episode 86 - The Impact You Have on Others

Many people don’t know the impact they have on others. However, if you feel like you want to see more of your impact, this podcast may help you to be better at it.  In today’s episode, Jez is joined by Grahame, Danette, John and Kanika as they all talk about the ways you can make your impact. It may feel overwhelming, and you may not know where to start, but I think you’ll see it doesn’t have to be hard at all. 

Episode 85 - Emotional Governance for Higher Performance (with Jeremy Khoh)

Have you ever wondered how to control your emotions, especially when something heightens them? Have you ever wondered if there is a simple way to calm down and breathe? Do you want to find your purpose?  In today’s episode, the team is joined by guest Jeremy Khoh, as he breaks down the above questions, as well as some of his own amazing philosophies.

 

Episode 84 - How You Can Make a Difference

Do you ever feel like making a difference, but don’t know when to start? Are you afraid of making a difference?  In today’s episode, Jez is joined by Grahame Gerstenberg (CEO), Danette Fenton-Menzies (Dir. of Learning), John Scollen (Senior Facilitator) and Kanika Chopra (Content Creator Wizard) as they all talk about the ways you can make a difference. It may feel overwhelming, but I think you’ll see it doesn’t have to be at all.

 

 

Episode 83 - Leadership in the Workplace

Are you someone who feels like there needs to be more leadership in your workplace? Do you want to be a leader, but not know where to start? In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, John, Allen and Jez all tackle this topic through different lenses, and look at the difference between leadership and mentorship, and how important Self-Awareness is to a leader.

Episode 82 - Bringing Positivity into the Workplace

Do you find that your business has a negative energy? Are you not sure how to change it?  In today’s episode, Jez is joined by Grahame Gerstenberg (CEO), Danette Fenton-Menzies (Dir. of Learning), John Scollen (Senior Facilitator) and they all talk about the ways you can affect positivity in the workplace, and how that can improve your company as a whole.

 

Episode 81 - Changing the Workday / Workweek Structure

Do you find the current workday structure constricting or frustrating? Are you wondering what are some alternatives. In today’s episode, Jez is joined by Grahame Gerstenberg (CEO), Danette Fenton-Menzies (Dir. of Learning), John Scollen (Senior Facilitator) Allen Hunt (Dir. of Rural Business) and Kanika Chopra (Content Wizard) to look at this topic from all angles.

 

Episode 80 - Finding Your Why

Are you struggling to find your purpose in life? What gets your out of bed in the morning? In this podcast, Danette, Jez, John and Kanika tackle how to find your why, why it can be so elusive, and what to look for to find yours.

Episode 79 - What Being an Effective Leader is

Have you ever wanted to know what being an effective leader is, or what you can do to become one? In today’s episode, Jez and Danette break down the topic, and give their thoughts.

 

Episode 78 - Finding Moment of Awe

Do you wish that you could find some more moments that inspire you? Are you finding there isn’t too many awe-inspiring things going on? In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame and Jez look into this subject, and give their answers. They may surprise you!

 

Episode 77 - Improving Your Self-Confidence

What is it that makes us confident, and why is that important? Is it all up to us, or do others play a part? In Today’s episode, Jez is joined by Danette Fenton-Menzies (Director of Learning), Grahame Gerstenberg (CEO) and John Scollen (Director, Programs) to break this topic down from all angles.

Episode 76 - Rediscovering Your Curiosity

Do you know what type of curiosity you like? Did you used to be curious, but now struggle?In this episode, Danette, Kanika and Jez all talk about the things they find curious, what they do to become curious, and they also talk about the Wizard of Oz, and other science experiments about curiosity.

     

    Episode 75 - Improving Communication in Lockdown

    Are you feeling like you aren’t being heard? Are you finding it hard to find the right words to say what you need to say? In today’s bonus Thursday afternoon episode, Danette and Grahame discuss how you can better get your point across to those around you in this time. 

    Episode 74 - Ways to Handle Stress and Resilience

    Do you struggle to find ways to handle stress and resilience? Well, in this super Spotify Greenroom Danette, Jez, Grahame, John, Kanika, and special guests all discuss the Pandemic Blahs, and how to deal wth them. As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

    Episode 73 - Navigating Lockdown (Bonus Episode)

    Are you currently in a lockdown? Are you finding it is affecting you? In this podcast, taken from our free webinars that we are running on Thursdays at 12:30 AEST, Danette talks about some ways to Navigate lockdown.

       

      Episode 72 - Navigating the Pandemic Blahs

      Are you feeling a bit down this week, or even this year? Are you finding life a little colourless? Well, in this super Spotify Greenroom, Danette, Jez, Grahame, and John all discuss the Pandemic Blahs, and how to deal wth them. As always, if you are having trouble, you can always send us a message.

      Episode 71 - Increasing Your Presence

      Do you want to find yourself more present in day-to-day life? Are you looking to get out of your head. In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, and Jez all talk about increasing your presence.

      Episode 70 - The Upside of Failure

      Are you finding that you fear failure (or success)? In today’s episode, Danette, Grahame, Jez and guest Leo all talk about what failure holds us back from, and what it can bring into our lives.

       

      Episode 69 - How to Motivate Your Team (Greenroom)

      Do you wish you could be a better motivator? Do you feel like you or your team are no where near their potential. In this episode, Danette, Grahame, Jez and special guest Leo all discuss this, from building your company to be motivated, to being a great, motivating presence, and getting the most out of your team.

      Episode 68 - The Power of Curiosity

      Are you finding yourself stagnant or run down? Do you struggle to feel motivated? In today’s episode, recorded on Spotify Greenroom, Danette Fenton-Menzies; our Director of Learning, Grahame Gerstenberg; our CEO, and Jez F.M; our media manager, all talk about the power of curiosity, and how they each approach it and use it to thrive in their own ways.

      Episode 67 - Improving How You Give Feedback

       Do you find it hard to give great feedback, or give critiques in a positive way? Do you find yourself often having to explain again and again your issues? In this webinar, Danette covers one of the most important skills of a great leader; giving feedback. Learn strategies that can help you prepare for and deliver feedback in a way that works, more of the time.

         

           

          Episode 66 - Powerful Coaching Questions

          Are you interested in either getting a coach, or becoming one yourself? In this episode, Danette talks about some important things to think about when coaching, picking a coach, or just good questions to ask yourself.

          Episode 65 - Building Your Strategic Thinking Skills

          Do you want some quick and easy tips to increase your strategic thinking? Do you want your business to become more adaptable? In today’s episode, Danette runs through not only tips that she uses to increase her strategic thinking, but also how Magical Learning stays so adaptable.

          Episode 64 - What I Wish I Had Known When I was Young

          Today’ we were testing out Spotify’s new app “Spotify Greenroom”, which allows podcasters to connect with their audience live on a podcast. In today’s chat Danette, Jez and a guest Samir all discuss “What they wish they had known when they were younger. Follow us on social media to join in our next Spotify Greenroom Recording.

             

            Episode 63 - Building Your Adaptability Quotient (AQ) Skills

            Are you struggling to keep up with the ever changing world? Are you looking for skills to keep you adaptable? In today’s episode, Danette gives you some great skills to remain adaptable and ready for the future, for both your work, and life!

            Episode 62 - Building a Great Culture

            Do you want your business to be a pleasure to come to? Do you want your team to feel like family? In today’s episode, Danette talks about some things to do to make your team culture amazing, which has a host of benefits.

            Episode 61 - Interview Techniques to Step Up and Stand Out

            Do you want to nail that interview for a new job? Do you want to be memorable in all the right ways? In today’s episode, Danette covers some great ways to make sure that you stand out in that interview, and give yourself the best chance possible!

             

            Episode 60 - The Stories the Numbers Tell

            Do you struggle with numbers? Do you find that the moment you see financial documents you freeze? In this podcast, Danette gives you a short snippet of one of our most popular courses at the moment “The Stories the Numbers Tell”. Look on our website to book it in for your team today here.

             

            Episode 59 - Intelligent Leadership

            Do you want become an intelligent leader? Do you find yourself struggling to command when you should? In this mini-webinar, Danette utilises ideas expressed by John Mattone and others to give you great ideas on how to be an intelligent leader.

            Episode 58 - Want to Achieve More?

            Do you want some easy tips and tricks to do more in your day? Do you want to be able to be more efficient at finding time for the things you love? In today’s episode, Danette gives you some great tips on how to spend your time in a way that makes you better.

               

              Episode 57 - Building Your Problem-Solving Skills (Masterclass)

              Having good problem solving skills is crucial in your professional and personal life.  In this masterclass we will cover:  Why it is important to build your problem-solving skills, the steps to problem-solving, strategies and techniques for problem-solving, and one action that will help you to continuously improve your problem-solving skills

              Episode 56 - Cleaning Up Your Stinking Thinking

              Are you struggling with bad habits and bad thoughts? Do you find that you need to expand your thinking? In this episode, Grahame talks about ways to clean up your thinking, and some techniques you can use to better your mindset. As mentioned in the podcast, you can check out the blog post that inspired this podcast here.

              Episode 55 - Improving Your Presentation Skills (Webinar)

              Do you want to feel more confident every time you give a presentation or speech? Do you want some tips on how to structure a more engaging presentation… how to carry yourself more confidently, to build vocal strength and depth? This Legacy Webinar is presented by our CEO Grahame Gerstenberg, and involves plenty of tips and research to help you deliver your best presentations.

                Episode 54 - Public Speaking with Confidence (with Jez F.M)

                Do you have a fear that you may not be the best public speaker? Are you afraid you’ll get up there and forget everything you know? Well, never fear! In this episode, Danette is joined by Jez F.M, a stand up comedian and her son. They talk about why neither of them gets nervous before speaking, and some tips to become better and more calm on stage.

                 

                Episode 53 - Taking Perspective

                Do you find that people may take what you say in the wrong way? Are you struggling to understand perspectives across either age or geographic gaps? In today’s episode, Danette talk about how to make your own perspective even better, as well as how to communicate better towards others.

                Episode 52 - Building a World-Class Team (Webinar)

                We have reached our full year of podcasting today, as we are at our 52nd episode! In today’s episode, we have another classic webinar for you… this time from Grahame. In this webinar, Grahame talks about what makes a world-class team, how to grow and adapt with your team, and what you can do to help your current team.

                  Episode 51 - The Journey to Self-Mastery (Webinar)

                  This is an ML Classic Webinar; which means it is one of our most popular and relevant. In this recording of our free webinar from April 2019, we discuss what you can do to start moving towards self-mastery, achieving a life that inspires you and motivates others to become leaders.

                  Episode 50 - The Easiest Way to Influence in Business... Storytelling

                  What is the skill you would most want to improve if you wanted to increase your influence? Well, it might surprise you, but it is actually storytelling. The ability to better convey your concepts through storytelling has knock on effects, not least of which is an increased level of influence.  In this episode, Danette lays out some techniques from one of our most popular new courses “Storytelling in Business”.

                   

                  Episode 49 - Social Influence and Change (with Kanika Chopra)

                  Today’s guest, Kanika Chopra, talks about her zine ‘More Than Melanin’ – a creative publication that specifically finds contributors that are people of colour and queer. In this episode, Danette and Kanika talk about the why behind the zine, and what tips Kanika has for people wanting to lead, or learn more about, the space. You can also contribute to/ get a copy of the next More than Melanin zine here.

                    Episode 48 - Autumn and Letting Go

                    Do you love the changing seasons of Autumn or Fall? Whether you do or not, it is a great opportunity to take a look at the things in your life you, like the tree, want to release. Both Danette and Grahame talk in conversation about the beauty of the season, and how you can change your life to help yourself in the next couple of months.

                    Episode 47 - Active Learning Masterclass Recording

                    Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Do you want to engage more of your mind more of the time? In this 90 minute Masterclass, both Danette and Grahame take you through some techniques to become a better learner. It’s full of techniques and tips you can use to become your best version of yourself. If you would like to watch a video recording of this masterclass, click here.

                    Episode 46 - Improving Your Reading Habits

                    Are you struggling to find time to read? Are you afraid you’ll read a book you don’t like, or that wasn’t helpful to you? In this 2-part episode, Danette and Grahame take a couple of minutes addressing important ways to re-discover your love of reading.

                      Episode 45 - Mentoring

                      Have you ever considered being a mentor? Have you ever wondered why people get mentors? In this episode, Danette and Grahame chat about not only their experiences of being mentors, but also being mentees. They also discuss the difference between coaching and mentoring, how to get the most out of your mentor, and what to expect.

                       

                      Episode 44 - A 60 Second Meditation a.k.a. The Toe Meditation

                      Do you Struggle to meditate? Do you think it is not for you? Grahame, our CEO, also used to think this, however, he found that this 60-second meditation can be the momentum builder you have been looking for. So whether you love meditating, or you just want to give it a real go, this podcast is for you!

                      Episode 43 - Rejuvenation: A User's Guide

                      Welcome Back! We are so excited to have you for Season 2 of the Magical Learning Podcast! In today’s episode, both Danette and Grahame are on to talk about their tips for rejuvenation. If you are finding that all of your problems from 2020 didn’t end on January 1st 2021, you may need to rejuvenate. If so, this is the perfect podcast for you!

                        Episode 42 - How to Succeed with Your New Year's Resolutions

                        Do you struggle to keep your new year’s resolutions? Do you find yourself beating yourself up for not forming a life changing habit instantly? Well, don’t worry, in this episode, Danette, who has successfully implemented positive daily habits this year, gives you her tips to succeed.

                        Episode 41 - A Happy Holidays from Magical Learning!

                        Happy holidays from all of us here at Magical Learning. We hope you can have a positive 2021 (stay tuned on this channel for our episode on New Year’s Resolutions). Enjoy your time off and have a wonderful break.

                        Episode 40 - Improving How You Learn Through Reading or Listening to a Book

                        Do you find that you read a book and learn a lot, only to forget most of it? Are you not a reader? If you said yes to either of these, this is a great podcast. Danette has been the most avid reader you have ever met, so learn why she loves to read, and how she remembers it all!

                           

                           

                          Episode 39 - Building Your Emotional Intelligence

                          Do you think EQ isn’t important to you or your career? Well, listen to this podcast and see if that view remains true. In this episode, Danette gives you some great facts and stats about EQ, and then tips and tricks to get better.

                          Episode 38 - Identifying and Replacing Bad Beliefs

                          Are you someone that really feels like they are struggling to stay afloat in 2020? Are you someone that self-sabotages once success nears? In this episode, Danette and Grahame have conversation around why people have bad beliefs, and the processes to change them, even if you have held onto them your whole life.

                          Episode 37 - Life Lessons from an 80 Year Old: A Conversation with Uncle Mac

                          Today’s episode is a bit different. Danette talks with her uncle, Uncle Mac, about his life and some of the life lessons he picked up along the way. Mac is notorious for his fun loving attitude and wry wit, both are shown here. We hope you enjoy this one!

                           

                           

                          Episode 36 - Being a Great Leader Webinar Recording

                          Are you looking to become a better leader? Do you want to be able to recognise great leaders? In this webinar, Danette uses brain science, a myriad of books, and a research to show you how to be a better leader. 

                          Episode 35 - A Nature Walk with Danette and Grahame

                          This is a real treat for fans of our podcast. Danette and Grahame go on one of their famous nature walks, and you can join them. They talk about what they like about nature walks, what you can get out of them, and why they are the best way to slow down, stop and destress. You also can hear the animals they encounter on their way.

                          Episode 34 - Improving Your Thoughts

                          Are you finding that you beat yourself up over little slip ups? Are you not challenging your brain in a way you would like? In todays episode, Danette gives you a bunch of quotes and techniques to improve your thinking, as well as improving other aspects of your life. If you want to move to another better phase of your life, this podcast may be for you.

                           

                           

                          Episode 33 - Listening to Understand

                          Do you ever find yourself listening to reply? What you may not know is that is severely hampering your relationships and emotional intelligence. In this podcast, Danette not only helps you recognise if this affects you, but also gives you some great techniques to combat being a bad listener, and even how to become a great listener. This episode is also packed with quotes by Brene Brown, Stephen Covey and Alfred Brendel.

                          Episode 32 - Goal Setting and Delegation Webinar Recording

                          Do you struggle giving other people tasks to do? Do you try and do everything yourself? In this webinar from our free webinar series, Danette gives you some tips and trick on how to avoid being the centre of your business’ world. You can also watch this webinar on our Youtube channel.

                          Episode 31 - The Power of Journalling

                          What is something Albert Einstein, Frida Kahlo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Charles Darwin all have in common? They all kept journals; some we have to this very day! Journaling is an underrated (but highly important) way to make sure that not only do you remember what you have thought about, but also what you have learned. You can use it when you are older to teach people what you were like when you were their age.

                           

                          Episode 30 - Creativity and Innovation Webinar Recording

                          I had to make this one a podcast because it was so good. Enjoy our 30th episode as a special treat to you for being great listeners. You can also view this podcast if you want to watch it on our Youtube channel here.

                          Episode 29 - Gratitude: The Miracle Drug

                          Do you want to see an increase in all aspects of your happiness? Do you want to feel calm, relaxed and thankful? In this episode, Danette gets into the weeds about how gratitude can not only improve your mood, but improve your life.

                           

                          Episode 28 - How to Learn Online

                          Do you struggle with online classes? Do you find learning online at uni, or even just for fun hard when you are separated from your instructor? As we have launched ML Live and ML Academy, this is one of our most requested topics, so we thought we should to a podcast on it.

                          Episode 27 - The Importance of Coaching

                          Have you ever wondered why people would hire a professional coach? What does a professional coach even do? In this podcast, Danette not only tells you what a coach does, but also gives you some examples of things she does when coaching people in the professional field. If you have ever had any questions about professional coaching, this episode is for you!

                          Episode 26 - How to Communicate Effectively in Online Meetings

                          Do you find people struggling to stay engaged and interested when in online meetings? Are you finding it hard to keep people’s attention. In this episode, Danette give you some great tips to making people want to stay engaged and interested in what you have to say!

                           

                          Episode 25 - Getting Out in Nature

                          We all know that getting out into nature is good for us. But the question is, what are the actual benefits? In this episode, Danette breaks down why you should spend some time looking at or being in nature, and what that could do for your efficiency, productivity and mental health.

                          Episode 24 - Where Are You Leaking Time?

                          Do you feel like you are losing time being busy, and not sure how to achieve your goals? In this episode, Danette finds your areas leaking time, and helps you make sure you are on the right path, as efficiently as possible. 

                          Episode 23 - Growth: The Science and Simple Techniques

                          Want to know a little bit about growth? Do you want to keep growing? In this episode, piggybacking off our last episode, Danette lays out her research and life experience in the realm of Growth. 

                          Episode 22 - Change = Uncomfortable = Growth

                          Do you feel comfortable in your life, but feel like you are just treading water, and not going in the direction you want to go? In this podcast, Danette discusses one of the mottos we have here at Magical Learning, which is Change = Uncomfortable = Growth. She gives you a way to rate and review your days to begin heading in the right direction.

                          Episode 21 - Kindness

                          Do you love random acts of kindness as much as Danette? In this episode, Danette analyses kindness from all angles, and gives you some great tips on how to be kind to yourself and others.

                          Episode 20 - Sitting in Uncertainty

                          Are you having a tough time staying calm during this disruption? Does it feel tough and hard to understand, and hard to work out what you should be doing? In this episode, Grahame joins us to help you reframe and adjust to this time, and gives you important tips to keep yourself calm and in the game.

                          Episode 19 - Rain on a Tin Roof

                          Today, we are bringing you a slightly different episode. Danette talks to you about legacy and the story of her farm, all over the soothing sounds of rain on a tin roof. We hope you enjoy this slightly different approach, it was really enjoyable to record.

                          Episode 18 - Curiosity

                          Are you struggling to find you curiosity? Are you finding it hard to make new improvements to your business? In this episode, Danette offers her advice on her favourite mindset, being curious! The link that she refers to in this episode can be found here.

                          Episode 17- How to Improve and Build Habits with Celebration!

                          Ever wondered why you can’t quite seem to form the habits you want? Or even worse, they begin to disappear after you get in a rhythm? In this episode, Danette tells you how she develops her habits, so that she can improve by 1% constantly, which amounts to a lot by the end of the year.

                          Episode 16 - Growing Employee Engagement

                          Are you struggling to connect with your employees during this disruption? Are you finding it hard to keep them engaged? In these times, Grahame offers his wisdom (with a healthy dash of quotes) to help you keep your employees engaged and ready to thrive. This recording it taken from our free June 2020 webinar. For a more visual experience, you can watch the webinar on our YouTube channel here.

                          Episode 15 - Embracing Fear

                          Are you feeling a bit directionless at the moment? In this episode, Danette helps you to use fear as your guide to growth and a more fulfilling life. If you are feeling afraid of anything, this is the podcast for you!

                          Episode 14 - Morning Rituals for Success

                          Have you struggled to find your groove during the COVID-19 disruption? Are you wondering what you should do about it? In this podcast, Danette tells you about her approach to the morning ritual, as well as some steps you can take the night before to have a great night’s sleep. Plus it is all recorded over the soothing sounds of the outdoors in the Australian countryside.

                          Episode 13 - Life-Work Balance

                          Are you working from home now, and struggling to separate work from life? Are you struggling to find any time for yourself or to put yourself first? In this podcast, Danette lays out some techniques and ways to make sure that you are feeling good in this disruption.

                          Episode 12 - Minute Taking for Beginners

                          What do you struggle with when you try to take minutes? Is it the pressure? Do you know exactly what your role is? Did you never get formal training? Magical Learning is proud to announce our first course that you can take completely online, and not only that, but it is free. In this episode, Jez and Grahame discuss the course, what you can get out of it, and how to sign up. Add to your professional resume with this awesome course.

                          Episode 11 - Great Questions: A Conversation

                          In this episode, Danette and Grahame have a conversation talking about great questions that have changed their life, and questions that you can ask yourself to change yours. This is our first conversational episode, and if you want to join the conversation with great questions you have been asked or thought about, please let us know! Also this is recorded outside, so you can enjoy the peaceful wind-chimes in the background.

                          Episode 10 - Why Some Businesses & People Thrive During Disruption?

                          Have you been wondering why during this disruption, why some people have been seeming to do well and cope while others are struggling? In this outdoor episode, Danette helps you to not only identify if you aren’t doing well, but gives you some easy tips to puts yourself in the right direction.

                          Episode 9 - Mental Health and Resilience

                          Are you feeling a little less resilient? Has COVID got you down a bit? In this episode, Danette offers you some tips not only on how to notice signs that you are beginning to feel down, but also some quick and easy tips to get you back on your feet. This episode was recorded out on the farm, and we get a few crows as guests. That’s just what living out of the city is like. We hope you enjoy.

                          Episode 8 - The Magic of Lifelong Learning

                          Do you want to know how to become a lifelong learner? Are you excited to learn how to enjoy learning? In this podcast, Grahame gives you tips and a mentality to become a lifelong learner, why it’s important, and elevate your career prospects. This recording it taken from our free May 2019 webinar. For a more visual experience, you can watch the webinar on our YouTube channel here.

                          Episode 7 - Communicating In Multi-Generational Teams

                          In this podcast you will learn the characteristics of different generations, how to communicate and inspire more effectively with the different members of your team, and strategies and tools to promote greater respect and teamwork within a multi-generational team. This recording it taken from our free February 2019 webinar. For a more visual experience, you can watch the webinar on our YouTube channel here.

                          Episode 6 - Meet Your Teachers: Danette and Grahame

                          If you are listening to this podcast, and you don’t know what Magical Learning is, and who these people are that are telling you all this, this is the perfect introduction. Beyond having over 30 years in business, they are also true facilitators of bringing out your potential. To learn a little more about who you will be learning from, have a listen to this. This is taken from a fireside chat with Digital Trades School, Ontario.

                          Episode 5 - Transitioning to Working From Home

                          As disruption continues, more of us are being asked to work from home. For many of us, this is a completely new way of working and it presents challenges we haven’t experienced before. Danette explores how you can work effectively to increase productivity, increase your resilience and wellbeing, and stay connected with others.  For a more visual experience, you can watch the webinar on our YouTube channel here.

                          Episode 4 - Helping Your Children to Learn at Home

                          As many children are now learning from home we wanted to support you to make their learning effective. You will learn about the latest brain science, the different ways we learn, the importance of breaks and some great tips and tricks to help your children learn more effectively. This recording is taken from our How You Can Thrive During Disruption webinar series. To watch the webinar recording, click here.

                          Episode 3 - Leading a Remote Team Through Disruption

                          As more of us are relocating our work desk to home, managers and team leaders are also facing new challenges and opportunities, in keeping their teams focused, productive and connected. Learn how to understand your team members better, bring focus and clarity to virtual meetings, and increase communication. For a more visual experience, you can watch the webinar on our YouTube channel here.

                          Episode 2 - Adapting To Change

                          In this uncertain time, it can feel difficult to keep your head above water. Join Danette as she takes you through steps to not only better survive through change, but to actually thrive! Learn about Adaptability Quotient (AQ) and why it is the ‘new competitive advantage’ according to Harvard Business Review. This recording is taken from our February 2020 free webinar. For a more visual experience, you can watch the webinar on our YouTube channel here.

                          Episode 1 - Improving Employee Appreciation

                          Are you going through a lot of staff in your workplace, or feeling under-appreciated as a staff member in your organisation? In this episode, Danette offers some advice on how to make your employees feel valued and appreciated, leading to greater workplace satisfaction and job retention. This recording is taken from our March 2020 free webinar. For a more visual experience, you can watch the webinar on our YouTube channel here.