Falling Through The COVID-19 Cracks | Episode 34

Have you stopped to consider who might be falling through the cracks of COVID-19? Penny Locaso joins Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Innovation Leader Abiola Ajetomobi as she shares the effect of COVID-19 on those seeking asylum.
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Adapt At Any Age | Episode 33

To celebrate Mother's Day and share a story that has already inspired 8,000+ people on LinkedIn, I decided to invite my amazing Mum, Sandra Reed, onto the Human First podcast couch. Since COVID-19 hit I have been committed to sharing stories that uplift and encourage a little more joy into our days. This week is no exception.
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The Artists Way | Episode 32

How important is creativity and it's expression to humans? This week Penny Locaso is joined by Actor, Singer & Producer Blake Bowden. Blake shares the effect of COVID-19 on the arts industry and the unconsidered implications for a workforce that is casual in nature.
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Leadership In Crisis | Episode 31

In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso is joined from the COVID-19 epicentre by Leadership Guru and one of the Top 50 Business Thinkers in the world, Dorie Clark. Together they discuss what it really feels like for the average person on the street in New York, the role of the leader in this new normal, and how to challenge reactionary behaviour that may not serve you.
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How Has This Crisis Changed The Scientific Community? | Episode 30

The way science is being done around COVID-19 is vastly different from anything before. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso joins biologist Tiffany Vora as they discuss how cultural habits and the way of doing science has been turned on its head.
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Surviving The Next 24 Hours | Episode 29

Penny Locaso joins behavioural scientist Milo-Arne Wilkinson as she shares the effect enforced isolation can have on us physically and emotionally. If we listen to what our brain is saying about isolation, it's like being grounded as a child - isolation is a punishment.
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The Pursuit of Happiness | Episode 28

What does happiness really look like? What if your version of happiness and success isn't what you thought it was?
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Crushing The Stigma Around Mental Health | Episode 27

A better way to finding your happy. What does it mean to be human? To Aaron Williams, it means being present, surrounding yourself with family and friends, and enjoying the simplicity of life. However, sometimes finding your happy place is not as easy as it sounds.
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Building the Next Generation of Innovation Leaders | Episode 26

Penny talks role models, real innovation, and selfies with Madeleine Grummet, an authentic human being that shows up as she is. As a co-founder, investor, and startup mentor, Madeleine works across the innovation ecosystem bridging the gap between education and the tech industry.
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How To Be A Dreamer, Wanderer, and Wonderer | Episode 25

Penny Locaso sits with Sarah Anderson as she shares her fascinating path from visual artist at Melbourne University, to running corporate communications at ANZ, to starting her own business, and to becoming a yoga instructor. What is the mindset that has helped her along her journey?
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Finding Wobbly Balance in Life | Episode 24

Forget about finding balance in life, find tilt instead. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso interviews Brooke McAlary, author of the book 'Slow', and discusses how she is imperfectly embracing being an author, being a mother of two children, and trying to live mindfully.
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Reviving The Lost Art Of Letter Writing | Episode 23

When was the last time you wrote a letter? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks about the power of creativity and our inner muse with Melanie Knight, a human being who is passionate about human connection and spreading safe spaces around the world for people to be creative and social in subtle and playful ways. Melanie is reviving the lost art of letter writing through two big projects - Dead Letter Club and The Library of Letters.
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Accidental Entrepreneur With A Human Focus | Episode 22

What happens when unlikely people connect humanly? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks about the power of shared ideas and cross-sector collaboration with Cj Holden, a genuine, down-to-earth human being who is building engaged communities through immersive experiences. Having been in Australia for only 18 months, Cj is about to launch a first-of-its-kind event with hundreds of unlikely people with a similar vision of being a force for change.
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How Bravery Drives Real Change | Episode 21

How do you effectively drive change? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks bravery, gender equity, and the advantages of being difficult with Dr. Francesca Maclean, a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM. As a champion, mentor, sponsor, and multi-dimensional human being, Francesca is breaking barriers for gender equity in STEM and encouraging people to be brave, step up, say something, and do something.
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Making Work More Human | Episode 20

What is your infinite unfinished goal? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks purpose, failure, and the journey of self-discovery with Steven Ma, a curious person whose purpose is to make work more human. As Chief Purpose Officer and Agility Executive at No Moss, Steven co-designs organisations for empathy and agility, emphasising a more human purpose to work. 
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Curiosity and Cultivating Creativity | Episode 19

What could you do to be more creative? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks curiosity and creativity with Stephen Gates, a designer and someone who loves to teach, coach, and help the world get more creative. As Head Design Evangelist at Invision, Stephen helps teams elevate the impact of design inside their organisations. What could you do to have better ideas?
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Let's Get Real And Human | Episode 18

A raw look at being human on your entrepreneurial journey. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso gets vulnerable and honest about what it means to be human on this entrepreneurial journey. Hint: It's coming to terms that there's no silver bullet or shortcut in realising your dream.
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Habits, Humanity and Taking Action | Episode 17

Bringing consciousness into navigating the digital world. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, I share coffee and conversation with the always thought-provoking, Holly Ransom. CEO at Emergent, professional moderator, and a brilliant mind, Holly is forensically curious about the world around her.
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AI For Humanity and For Good | Episode 16

Bringing spirituality and morality to technology. Rita Arrigo, Digital Advisor at Microsoft, shares how engaging with customers who look at the world in different ways has shaped her perspective on how AI can truly amplify human potential, and not replace it.
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Technology's Two-Headed Dragon | Episode 15

Just because it can be done, does it mean we should. This week, Raymond shares with Penny his insights into the world of biotechnology and DNA sequencing, discussing his wish for us to know what the basic technologies are, understand what they do, what we should integrate into our lives, and what we need to put at a distance.
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What If Success Looked Like Discovering That What You Thought You Knew Was Wrong? | Episode 14

When did you last surprise yourself? Human First host Penny Locaso talks about intentional adaptability, the foundational skillset required to navigate and shape the future, and the post-delivery findings of the world first IAQ™️ Program recently delivered to fifteen brave intrapreneurs, from a global giant.
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Less Doing More Being In 2019 | Episode 13

Create The Space For More Being Happiness Hacker and Human First host Penny Locaso shares her 2019 commitment for creating intentional space for less doing and more being. Focusing on how you show up in the every day may very well enable you to realise the magic in the journey that is life.
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Yin & Yang of Technology | Episode 12

Conversation, Curiosity & Exploration - Futurist In Residence at MYOB, Keran McKenzie, and Penny, have a discussion around the exciting world of data availability, and its corresponding causes of concern.
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Impact Investing | Episode 11

AI Lock-in Loop - Mike Butcher, Editor At Large at TechCrunch London, chats with Penny about the technology trends Mike has observed as having the largest impact on society and how they have provided permission to change society’s conversations around the refugee crisis.
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Future Presents Opportunity | Episode 10

Student, Thought Provoker, and Conscious Being. 17-year-old, Carey Grammar year 12 student, Matt Blanch provides a discourse on some changes and trends affecting young adults today, offering a unique perspective on the future.
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Money With Heart | Episode 9

Using Banking For Good. Holly Ziegal Ruxin, CEO & Founder Montcalm TCR, just off a jet from San Francisco, sits down on the Human First couch with Penny to discuss curiosity, perfection, and how life-changing lessons can be learnt from a 5-year-old.
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Why Busy = Bullshit | Episode 8

Are You Jack Of Busy? Penny Locaso shares a hack that has fundamentally shifted her life and the way that she looks at what she’s doing with her time. How removing the word ‘busy’ from her vocabulary has created the space to be more human.
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Empathy In The Workplace | Episode 7

What is the global mind? Dot Connector, Brian Lim - IT Manager/Consultant at Fishburners and HyperCubes Co-Founder joins Penny in a frank discussion about using technology and empathy to work on the hardest problems in the hardest places.
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Digital Native Vs Digital Immigrant | Episode 6

Loved, Loathed, Longed For, Learnt... Dom Price, Work Futurist and Head of R&D at Atlassian, sits on the Human First couch with Penny to explore how he sees the advancements in tech and AI affecting the future of work in the unprecedented multi-generational workforce.
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Skilling University Students To Lead Tomorrow | Episode 5

Building empowered communities through university... Josh Farr discusses how founding his business, Campus Consultancy, is helping students gain a 17-month head-start on their competition when entering the workforce, our ability to empower ourselves to create change, human connection, and Josh's hacks for thriving in the overwhelming technological future.

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