We believe that it’s every leader’s #1 priority to build a more caring and resilient team, who enjoys growing together. Results follow, along with more mentally healthy workplaces, as our caring CEOs attest to.
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David Shein has the amazing achievement of starting and building what is known as Australia’s first tech unicorn. David started Com Tech when he first arrived in Australia from South Africa in 1987. Over the next 14 years he grew the company with offices Australia wide and 1400 employees before selling to Dimension Data. Not only was Com Tech profitable since its inception, but it was done without using external debt.
On caring in the workplace: “Treat people fairly and with honesty, treating each employee … as a person, trying to understand what motivates them, what’s important to them, what stage of life they're in, and having empathy and care around that as well." - Stephen...
Stephen Moir, Founder and CEO of The Moir Group, a recruitment organisation specialising in senior leaders in finance, emphasises that beyond technical finance skills, the ability to exert influence across the company is crucial.
Passionate about the environment, Stephen and his wife Carolyn founded the ‘Professionals Advocating for Climate Action’ network dedicated to practical actions. Stephen believes that work significantly shapes our lives, and a satisfying job is essential for a good life.
Olivia Carr, Founder and CEO of Shhh Silk, a global brand that sells silk pillow cases in 50+ countries, shares her remarkable journey, including a marketing coup involving Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner.
Despite a very challenging childhood and lacking tertiary qualifications, she built a successful multi-million-dollar business. In her new book “Self-made”, Olivia has now created a blueprint that has helped hundreds of women to develop and build their own businesses. Olivia’s resilience and innovative approach have transformed her life, making her a true self-made entrepreneur.
"Care in the workplace is the space where we've been able to mature and grow. - Lucas Patchett Snapshot The importance of caring in the workplace Homelessness is a temporary state The resilience to try – fail – learn and grow The following article is based on our...
Lucas Patchett, the CEO of Orange Sky, co-founded this charity that is dedicated to a simple service, which provides an opportunity for Australians doing it tough to connect through regular laundry and shower services.
Although still in his 20’s, Lucas has achieved more in life than many 60 year olds.
As you will hear – it hasn’t always been easy – and they have needed lots of resilience to try – fail – learn and grow. Lucas also outlines a simple thing we can all do when we encounter a homeless person on the street. He has achieved a huge amount after being in the workforce for less than 10 years.
"When you take on the role of leadership, it comes with responsibility. And it's not just a responsibility to deliver business outcomes, but it's a responsibility to look after the people in your care. And so, this notion of duty of care is something that I take on...
"I love that I can make a bit of change in someone’s life." - Victoria Butt Snapshot The importance of caring in the workplace What it means to be a recruiter Meaningful work and self-esteem The following article is based on just a few takeaways from our full...
Darren Black, the CEO of SuperFriend, is an innovative and pragmatic leader who strives every day to create a culture of care.
As a former Army Officer, UN Peacekeeper, and now sitting on the Board of Suicide Prevention Australia and The Australian Men’s Health Forum, he has worked with a number of NFP that have focused on improving the wellbeing of Australians, as he is passionate about improving mental health and suicide prevention.
With the increase in workplace mental health issues and the fact that it is the number 1 issue in the Australian workplace, addressing this issue at work through mental health training online doesn’t have to be a complex, unwieldy process or a system that is difficult...
#54 A diversity and inclusion champion – Victoria Butt Founder, Parity Consulting and Recruitment (s03ep10)
Victoria Butt, established the recruitment company Parity Consulting, in 2012 when she was just 29. She is passionate about hiring the best employees who also share Parity’s values.
As an authentic leader who is prepared to be vulnerable and admit mistakes, she has championed rapidly growing work issues such as mental health and how the workplace can be moreunderstanding and helpful to women going through menopause.