Reframe of Mind

Episode 35: Why Mentoring is Important

Are mentors really that important?

Andy Le Roy & Louise Poole, Reframe of Mind Hosts

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We think they’re worth their weight in gold, but as we always say, don’t just take our word for it! Mentoring is on the minds of lots of Google searchers with questions like “who mentored Gordon Ramsay, “who mentored Justin Bieber,” and even “who mentored Jesus?”

 

We don’t have the answers to any of those questions by as your trusty guides in this mental health story called Reframe Of Mind we (Louise and Andy) were really keen to find out how mentors can make a difference and how a mentorship can help you. As we push ahead building our own little empire with Welcome Change Media, we were especially interested to find out how mentors help to create success with startup businesses like our own.

 

This episode’s guests include Indiginerd founder, Cienan Muir, female economy expert, Jacinta Carboon and 2021 NSW Young Australian of the Year, Nathan Parker, amongst others. Each guest has their own relationship to mentoring and being mentored and perfectly illustrate why mentoring is important not only in leadership, but in the workplace in general.

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Reframe of Mind contains discussion around mental health that may be disturbing to some listeners.

 

If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know, please seek professional individual advice. 

 

Some of the main crisis lines in Australia are listed on our Mental Health Crisis Resources page, including those that operate 24/7 like Beyond Blue and Lifeline.

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Guests this episode:

Former Australian Diamonds Head Coach, now head of high performance and assistant coach for the London Pulse

Award-winning inspirational speaker, consulting CEO and author.

Board Director, Mentor. Mother, Entrepreneurial thinker and innovative strategist. Empowerer of women.

World-leading Australian neuroscientist in occupational therapy and stroke rehabilitation and recovery research.

Wellbeing Educator specialising in prevention of burnout and empathy fatigue.

Professor of Entrepreneurship, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University.

Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindjeri man, Australian Indigenous Comic Con Director, Founder of Indiginerd popculture company.

Australian doctor, lawyer, scientist and disability advocate.

Pilot, mentor and motivational speaker with an inspiring story and message of resilience.

Ultramarathon runner, Maori Sportswoman of the Year (2008), 2 x best-selling author. 

Show Notes

Here’s some extra things you might not know about our guests, as well as some of the things mentioned during the episode.

Lisa Alexander AM

Lisa’s career has gone from strength to strength to strength in Australian Netball, rising from Victorian state representative player and member of the Australian senior wider squad, she became head coach of the Melbourne Phoenix in the Commonwealth Bank Trophy, and took the team to two title wins in 2002 and 2003.

 

After taking the Adelaide Thunderbirds to victory in the ANZ Championship title in 2009, Lisa was appointed as head coach of the Australia national netball team in 2011, where she coached the team to a string of victories including gold medal successes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Netball World Cup, as well as silver medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2019 Netball World Cup.

 

Following the end of her contract as  Diamonds coach in March 2020, Lisa has since now taken on the role of Head of High Performance and Assistant Coach for London Pulse.

Knowing what you’re working with is vital to getting the outcomes you want, as Lisa explains in this keynote address:

Connect with Lisa Alexander on her social media below:

Lucy Bloom

Lucy Bloom is an Australian writer, speaker and management consultant who explores the topics of leadership, communication, changing the world and creative thinking.

 

She has worked as Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Cambodia and is the former CEO of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. 

 

Lucy’s strengths are in digital marketing, branding, story telling and fundraising. She has achieved online audiences in their millions and was Australia’s first person to be named in the world’s top 30 #socialceos.

 

Her charitable work has transformed lives in Australia and overseas, and her top-selling memoir, Get the Girls Out, was published by HarperCollins in 2019.

Connect with Lucy on her social media below:

Lucy shares her stories and insights with an auditorium full of librarians in this keynote speech:

Professor Leeanne Carey

Leeanne Carey is an occupational therapist and neuroscientist and is recognised as a world leader in the science of occupational therapy, evidence-based rehabilitation, and translation of neuroscience to stroke rehabilitation. 

 

Her program of research spans 30 years and focuses on five main areas: 

 

          (i) Restorative approaches to stroke rehabilitation.

          (ii) Translation and implementation of evidence-based practice. 

          (iii) Nature of sensorimotor impairment and impact on function. 

          (iv) Targeting of rehabilitation through novel brain imaging and biomarkers. 

          (v) Impact of depression and cognition on stroke recovery and participation. 

 

Her research is new and original, and represents a shift in rehabilitation focus.

Leanne talks about brain structure and function in Episode 22:

The Science of Changing Your Thinking

Connect with Leeanne on her social media below:

Leeanne talks about her approach to helping stroke patients regain their sense of touch in the video below:

Leeanne Carey is Professor and Founding Head of the Neurorehabilitation and Recovery research group, Stroke Division, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Discipline Lead of Occupational Therapy in the School of Allied Health, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.

 

The Florey Institute teams work on a range of serious diseases including stroke, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and motor neurone diseases, depression and addiction. 

 

Learn more about the signs and treatments for Stroke here.

Connect with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience on social media:

Annie Harvey

Annie works with adults and teens to help maximise their wellbeing and resilience. In our current world of ‘busyness’, she shows us not only how to be STILL just for a few moments, but also shares her own strategies to prevent burnout. All her tools are evidenced based and well researched and she only shares what she uses herself.

Annie works with individuals and groups: from Education to Health & Social Work, from Public to the Corporate sector. Annie offers keynotes, energisers, workshops, training and 1:1 mentoring and coaching.

Check out Annie’s website The Still Effect here.

Watch Annie’s Ted Talk on Laughter:

Annie explores the issue of burnout in Episode 11 – Mental Health and Workplace Culture:

Alex Maritz

After more than a decade in Executive Directorships for multi-nationals as a corporate entrepreneur, Alex entered academia full-time at La Trobe University as Professor of Entrepreneurship. Roles included Chief Operating Officer of Sony Playstation and Managing Director of Blockbusters Entertainment National Sales Manager at Boots Pharmaceuticals and Glaxo SmithKline.

 

Alex’s research areas include: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Entrepreneurship Education, Senior Entrepreneurship, Indigenous Entrepreneurship, Startups, & Management.

Check out Professor Alex Maritz’s La Trobe University profile here.

 

Alex features in another of our Reframe of Mind episodes:

Watch Alex Maritz on Youtube discussing starting a business later in life:

Cienan Muir

Yorta Yorta and Ngarrindjeri man, Cienan Muir is the creator of IndigiNerd and director of Indigicon, which is a platform to promote the contribution of Indigenous creativity across the creative industries.

Cienan’s professional background also includes having managed and organised youth orientated events such as the annual Koorie Youth Summit and ‘Blackout’ which is a smaller regional event for young people.  Both events act as feedback loops for young people to talk through what they need within their communities.

 

Through IndigiNerd, Ceinan and his team  work to provide events, big or small, for popular culture enthusiasts, video gamers or comic book readers with the aim of giving people who attend these events a platform and network to meet likeminded people.

 

The space IndigiNerd provides encourages an organic conversation around culture, healing and the cultural loads that young people experience. 

Cienan speaks about IndigiNerd and about being deadly and proud:

Speaking from his ancestral homelands, Cienan talks about the “We Matter” campaign.

Lisa Tamati

Lisa is a former endurance runner and has pushed her body to the limits, but not without gaining some insight into scientific theory about how our bodies work.

 

Lisa was the first Kiwi woman to finish the Badwater Ultramarathon, which is through hottest desert on earth, running 217km non-stop through Death Valley. She ran the length of New Zealand (2250km) for charity. Amongst other achievements, Lisa walked 250km in 7 days, carrying her entire water and food supply on her back and has run over 140 extreme ultramarathons in places including the Sahara and Gobi deserts as well as the Himalayas.

 

But Lisa’s story is not just about endurance running. She hosts a successful podcast and runs a business to help people optimise their health through the science of epigenetics. She has authored four books including Relentless, in which she tells the story of how she helped her mother defy the odds and make a full recovery from a stroke and brain aneurism.

Lisa tells her story of growth through discomfort in Episode 24:

Who is Lisa Tamati?

Watch the full movie about LIsa’s Himalayan experience here:

Lisa Tamati has authored a number of books, including Relentless, in which she tells the story of beating the odds, never giving up hope, doing whatever it takes, and what it means to go ‘all in’ after her mother Isobel had a an aneurysm and stroke and was left with massive brain damage.

Connect with Lisa on her social media below:

Watch the full movie about LIsa’s Gobi Desert Ultra Marathon Race here:

Watch the full movie about Lisa’s 333km non stop running event across the barren Sahara desert here:

Lisa hosts her own podcast ‘Pushing the limits’ where she interviews world leading experts across many genres from cutting edge scientists and leading doctors to biohackers, elite athletes and high performance experts to anti-ageing and longevity experts.

 

Check out some of her episodes below:

Nathan Parker

NSW Young Australian of the Year, Nathan Parker dreamt of becoming a fighter pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force from the time he turned six. He was on the way to that dream when a bus accident left him severely injured resulting in the amputation of his left hand. Nathan was the first upper-limb amputee in the history of the Australian Defence Force Academy to complete his final 12 months and graduate, and has since represented Australia in sports bringing home gold at the Invictus Games.

With the aid of his bionic arm, Nathan reached his goal of becoming a pilot, and now teaches others to fly as well.

 

Listen to Nathan’s full length episode of Reframe of Mind below:

Dinesh Palipana

Dinesh Palipana is doctor, lawyer and disability advocate.

He became QLD Australian of the year in 2021, and was the first person with a spinal cord injury to graduate from medicine in Queensland.

 

Dinesh talks to us about his ‘personal why’ and how it has supported him to thrive in a career he loves despite initial well-meaning but misplaced concerns from people around him at the time of his recovery.

Transcript

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Check out all the guests who appear this season:

Former Australian Diamonds Head Coach, now head of high performance and assistant coach for the London Pulse

Award-winning inspirational speaker, consulting CEO and author.

Board Director, Mentor. Mother, Entrepreneurial thinker and innovative strategist. Empowerer of women.

World-leading Australian neuroscientist in occupational therapy and stroke rehabilitation and recovery research.

Co-founder and Managing Director of Thankyou.

Australian social psychologist, currently Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Diversity trans-relator, educator, life coach, speaker and consultant. 

Best-selling author, entrepreneur and global presenter.

Wellbeing Educator specialising in prevention of burnout and empathy fatigue.

Business expert, best-selling author and international keynote speaker on mastering the power of mindsets.

Highly-awarded cognitive neuropsychologist at the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney.

Founder and CEO of LAJOIE SKIN, qualified and experienced chemist, marketer with a passion for sustainability and the dance floor.

Internationally recognised public speaker, educator and researcher on high performance.

Experienced senior executive and board director with an international track record of leading teams to address complex challenges.

Professor of Entrepreneurship, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University.

Inspirational speaker & performance coach turning near death into durability model of strength, self-esteem, overcoming adversity.

Highly experienced strategist, leadership champion and expert in the area of human potential.

Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindjeri man, Australian Indigenous Comic Con Director, Founder of Indiginerd popculture company.

Director of Positive Minds Australia, widely published Author of Resilience, Wellbeing, Confidence & Social Emotional Intelligence.

Associate Head of Learning and Teaching in Psychology, Director of Postgraduate Professional Training Programs in Counselling and Psychology.

Australian doctor, lawyer, scientist and disability advocate.

Pilot, mentor and motivational speaker with an inspiring story and message of resilience.

Author and coach on resilience in the face of stress, anxiety and fear created by a life changing diagnosis.

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Clinical Director with the School of Psychological Science at UWA.

Australia’s very own ‘Dr Happy‘, at the forefront of the positive psychology movement and founder of The Happiness Institute.

Ultramarathon runner, Maori Sportswoman of the Year (2008), 2 x best-selling author. 

Australian expert on mental health, Director of The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, Principal Research Fellow at the University of Sydney.

Award-winning performer, comedian, author, educator and broadcaster.

Professor of the Department of Psychology, Director of the Music, Sound and Performance Lab at Macquarie University.

New Zealnad explorer, public speaker and best-selling author.

Queer, non-binary, Jewish writer, performer, activist and public speaker based in Naarm/ Birraranga / Melbourne.

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