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Best Alf Priestley podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Alf Priestley podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Welcome to the Podcast 'Don't Retire, Refire'! If you reject the notion of traditional retirement and want to continue to do something meaningful with your next chapter in life, this podcast if for you! You'll find ideas, tips and inspiration from experts, role models and authorities with host Alf Priestley. Having spent over twenty five years advising CEOs, business owners and professionals on optimising their lives, Alf Priestley serves his clients and their families as an experienced advi ...
 
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In this episode, Paul shares how he grew his Dingo Software company from a small consulting firm to substantial business using his entrepreneurial skills. However, along this path, he found that he was spending more and more of his time in managerial functions, which was not why he got into business in the first place. Through personal reflecti ...…
 
Having been diagnosed as a dyslexic at a young age, Tim found learning hard. However, he had the good fortune to do a carpenter apprenticeship with a 65-year-old mentor who encouraged him to think in pictures. This was a turning point in Tim's life. In fact, this skill of picturing has been proven to dramatically increase one's ability to learn ...…
 
Alf first learned about ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) from a neighbor of his, who was part of the SOG (special operations group - police). They are the equivalent of military SAS/commando unit, but in the civilian jurisdiction. They are deployed into dangers environments often associated with Bicki gangs, terrorism and rouge snippers ...…
 
In this episode Wes outlines his experience as an executive in a public company. Alf has known clients in similar positions who describe a culture of peer competition and combatants. Climbing the corporate ladder is more about not making mistakes, not taking risks, looking good, agreeing with leadership and taking credit for any progress that i ...…
 
From being a RAAF navigator with a secure job for life, to completing a law degree, to being director of tax services at a major accounting firm, Shane has known change. In this courageous podcast, Shane shares his own emotional journey and issues with having a "Professional Identity Crisis". He tells us of the feelings of being a the top of yo ...…
 
Rhys is a young man who had his heart set on making an impact in the world. He initially thought this might be through an organisation such as "Engineers without Boundaries", so he set out to study engineering at Monash University in Melbourne. What looked like a certain career path initially, turned into a ‘no go’ zone when he graduated at the ...…
 
Aynsley is a very well regarded and qualified certified financial transitionist, who began her career as an investment specialist. She tells the story of reaching a point in her life where she wanted to make more of a difference for her female clients than just investing money for them. Particularly she wanted to help those who are at the point ...…
 
As an experienced graphic designer Grant knows what it's like to create some new, which has not been done before. From an eclectic background starting in the sciences he studied engineering, then gravitated to printing and finally ending up as a graphic designer. Through this time his skills changed and evolved from drawing on a drawing board t ...…
 
In this episode, we explore the options available by buying a franchise. Suzanne has a great deal of expertise in helping individuals to figure out if business ownership is a good fit for them, and especially whether buying or starting a franchise is an option and how that fits into their life. She takes an "inside out" approach of firstly help ...…
 
Gail is an author of several "personal experience" driven books. One of her latest relates to her experience around the age care requirements of her parents. Gail shares her lack of awareness of the complexity of the age care facilities, Centrelink, hospitals, legal and financial requirements. On top of this are the difficult conversations resu ...…
 
In this episode Ingrid talks about the 5 stages of design thinking for our next career. She expands on the role of fear in our lives and how this is revealed in our false assumptions about how we and the world are. These false assumptions show up in our story about what we can and can't do. Part of the solution to our story is cultivating and a ...…
 
In this episode, Jon explores what he believes is a misreading of Charles Darwin's original quote. The phrase “survival of the fittest“, which was coined not by Darwin but by the philosopher Herbert Spencer, is widely misunderstood. For starters, there is a lot more to evolution by natural selection than just the survival of the fittest. There ...…
 
In this episode we interview an inspiring young man. Chris is now 36years of age, married with two kids and a mortgage. Since May 2018 he has been following what he initially thought was going to be his dream career - as a data engineer with a V8 Supercar team. This career transition from his paraplanning business initially felt like the right ...…
 
David spent 25 years as a senior executive and Director of Smorgon Consolidated Industries which was one of Australia's largest family companies. Since then he has held a number of positions, notable president of the Western Bulldogs Football club, and the inaugural chairman of Family Business Australia. Today he shares his wisdom as a well-reg ...…
 
Dr Weil’s is an organizational consultant, executive coach, educator and psychologist. For the past 35 years, he has provided guidance and support to senior executives, family businesses, and for-profit and non-profit organizations in the areas of values-based leadership and organizational culture, innovation, team building, strategic planning, ...…
 
In this third episode in the series, Kathy shares an interesting distinction between being a contractor vs a consultant. At its essence, a contractor fulfils a known gap in a business that has well defined, predetermined steps. Whereas a consultant looks to add value by helping their customers to transform challenges into opportunities for prog ...…
 
Kevin is a 35-year marketing veteran from Kansas, City, Missouri, USA. He is the founder and managing partner of Skopós, a brand refining and value building practice for small and medium sized private and family businesses. It has helped clients not only achieve tens of millions in annual growth, but also materially increase the sense of purpos ...…
 
75% of business owners regret selling their business one year after they exit. This shocking statistic is why John Warrillow developed "PreScore" which measures a business owners current emotional state to exit their business. In this episode John shares the 4 key drivers that his research indicates leads to this regret, and what to do about it ...…
 
Kathy herself is a shining example of having multiple "Side Hustles" These are paid additional areas of work outside your main income earning career. She is a career coaching, runs a "gig" platform for career coaches across the east cost of the USA, provides small businesses with marketing and digital strategies and lastly is involved in execut ...…
 
Ross shares his wisdom which is drawn from a history of helping others in the worst of situation - murder, massacres, traumas. He has seen the worst, and best of human nature. His experience is that most people will experience a sense of emptiness at retirement. We can feel that we are no longer doing useful things, we can feel disconnected and ...…
 
In this episode Ingrid discusses her readings and experience around “Identity” - who we think we are. She explains that in the USA, one of the first questions asked when meeting someone new is: What do you do? By the way, I don't think that this is a phenomenon unique to Americans, it’s world wide! The answer to this innocent question typically ...…
 
As a highly regarded Behavioural Scientist who works in both the corporate and sports world, Milo-Arne debunks the old belief that “You can't teach an old dog new tricks!” Milo-Arne explains that this old myth originated in the 1960’s when researchers believed that changes in the brain could only take place in infancy and childhood. Now with im ...…
 
In this episode Ingrid firstly shares the history of the term ‘portfolio career’, which dates back to the 1900’s. This concept is not new or just a “millennial thing”. She then expands on why one might want to consider to bring this mindset into your own life, transforming it into a “portfolio life”. Ingrid has a diverse life herself, from a ca ...…
 
Kathy is a self confessed lover of what people do for work. She is fascinated about what they like and don't like about this important part of people's lives. Being an entrepreneur herself, one of her “gigs” is to lead a team of 70 career coaches on a platform called ‘Turningpointboston’ that she founded. According to well regarded sources, 50% ...…
 
Luke has a business called Modern Visual which specialises in consulting, marketing and technology. As such it engages with and employees individuals who were born after 1995 - defined as millennials. He shares his experience of working with millennials and what they are looking for. They are very digitally aware and often prefer that mode of c ...…
 
In this episode Ingrid shares her experience on what makes up a fulfilling career. Most people tend to drift reactively from one environment to another which can sometimes lead to a fulfilling career, but mostly not. Ingrid encourages her clients to drive their career as if it was their own company. To deliberately design your career as if it w ...…
 
In this episode we explore why it's important for business owners to plan their succession to next generation or staff, or their exit as an outright sale to a new owner. Often the business is the owners “superannuation” plan. By this we mean that often business owners reinvest everything back into their business and little is saved in tradition ...…
 
In this episode we interview an inspiring young man. Chris is 35 years of age, married with two kids and a mortgage. With these perceived commitments most people would think that he would be the last person involved in changing careers. As he discovered, not being particularly driven during his formal school years has not held him back from edu ...…
 
In this episode we explore the life of a serial 68 year old entrepreneur. Marc has to be the most well connected person I have ever meet. He talks about his extraordinary life and business career, time in the airline industry with TAA, playing and then coaching in his chosen sport, interviewing over 600 successful people in his “Reds & Business ...…
 
In this episode Stephen expands on his own values and why it is emotionally important for him to feel an alignment with the business’s “higher purpose”. This was originally subconscious in his early days with Laminex, but is now a significant factor in his decision making process. Even though Stephen comes from a corporate financial background ...…
 
Starting his work life as a graduate in engineering out of university, Steve has had several career changes. He makes an interesting distinction between a business that has been “corporatized” with its command and control leadership style, where shareholder return on equity is the dominant focus. And a business that has been “professionalised w ...…
 
After 30 years of owning a successful accounting practice, Harry transitioned his business to dealing with the undiscussables in family business. These include the often delicate subjects of difficult family relationships in a business environment. He makes the point that a well structured family business often has a competitive advantage from ...…
 
Mental health and suicide is a major issue for Australian males. In this episode Anthony shares his chilling story which should have ended his life 15 years ago. Through a stroke of luck he survived and through trial and error has subsequently developed a process which helps him to flourish. He now shares this through his public speaking and “T ...…
 
In this episode we talk to Paul Chippendale who started his career as an engineer with Telecom - the precursor to Telstra. Paul explains the importance of his background as a engineer to what he is now able to do with human development. He expands on an advanced methodology for turning the drudgery of work into an exciting and purposeful part o ...…
 
In this episode we talk with Stephen about his experience having left his long term employer. We explore the reason he wanted a change and what he has done since the move. Stephen discuss the importance of getting yourself out there, “planting seeds”, and his new awareness around of the value of Linkedin. He then goes on to talk about deliberat ...…
 
Ted has just turned 80 years old and is now fitter than he has been in years. He shares his experience in transitioning to an interesting, fulfilling portfolio career life which has him excited to get out of bed in the morning. He talks about “giving it a go”, embracing fear, being more entrepreneurial and being deliberate in creating what you ...…
 
Tony is a well regarded TEC chair and has created a business called “The Culture Doctor”. He shares his journey from having a safe career as a school principal, then transitioning into a doctorate in the sociology of change. He shares his research and insights into the value of designing your life rather than drifting. Living your life “Victori ...…
 
In this episode Kat (20), and Alf (60), share their perspectives and take aways from the book “PEAK”. Both agree that it provides inspiration that high performance is not limited to those that have the gift of “natural ability”. However to do this our educational system needs to move from knowledge based to skill based, along with a different m ...…
 
Through hardship comes pain, new insights and often opportunity. In this episode Terri shares her journey from financial planning, divorce, and now a fulfilling life helping people find their purpose and passion in business and in life. Trick and traps around communication, relationship and emotional intelligence especially for middle aged men ...…
 
Through his role as a TEC chair, Harvey shares his observations on what happens to CEO’s and business owners as they approach succession and retirement. He talks about the emotion of fear around their personal financial security which is often tied up in the business’s value, and about the loss of meaning in their life as one’s identity is comm ...…
 
Rick helps businesses to design differentiating marketing strategies. He shares his views on the world needing more entrepreneurial leaders who have learned the skills of creating value, serving community and ultimately leading lives that are personally significant. He also talks about an optimal life being circular, where we are both generativ ...…
 
Stephen has been with Davey Water Products for 18 years, rising to the position of general manager of finance and IT. He talks about the “family” culture that kept him as a loyal team member of Davey, but now reaching the point of wanting to moving on. He talks about his conservative nature and being terrified at the move. In the face of this f ...…
 
Paul helps baby-boomer business owners with the exit strategies. In this episode he shares the economic motivation behind why large companies are actively seeking to buy small businesses. The specific ingredients that make small business attractive. A unique, yet simple tool call the “Pitch Deck” and its application. And lastly the key question ...…
 
Craig is a well know business futurist and innovation specialist. In this episode he shares his thoughts on of human jobs and task that will become redundant in the future, and those that will be created. He also talks about how a job for life with its associated full time work is disappearing, and will be replaced by project work in the upcomi ...…
 
Craig is a well know business futurist and Innovation expert. In this episode Craig shares his thoughts on the future of work and how we are on the cusp of entering the fourth industrial age and its impact on the nature of work.By Alf Priestley
 
Alan describes his life growing up, moving to Australia and how he went about the sale of his business. During this episode, we explore the hollowness of “pleasantville” with its allure of instant gratification. Alan then expands on his life philosophy of doing something useful for others, which from the outside can seem selfless, but in realit ...…
 
As director of Haycom, Alan currently takes a strategic role in shaping the company's future. "Over 40 years of delivering event services has provided Alan with a trusted reputation within the rapidly evolving events and multimedia industries. Providing Australian businesses with end-to-end, creative and technical event solutions, Alan has soli ...…
 
Jon is a highly experienced FBA accredited adviser. He helps families in business to resolve conflicts; improve family dynamics, communications and decision making; develop practical family and business plans, including succession; professionalise the operations of both the family and the business and improve prospects for being a long term, su ...…
 
Robert Fritz, composer, filmmaker and organizational consultant is founder of Robert Fritz Inc. and author of the international bestseller The Path of Least Resistance. In this episode you'll hear stories from people who created a meaningful life beyond 'retirement' and how you can do the same.By Alf Priestley
 
Welcome to the Podcast 'Don't Retire, Refire'! If you reject the notion of traditional retirement and want to continue to do something meaningful with your next chapter in life, this podcast if for you! You'll find ideas, tips and inspiration from experts, role models and authorities with host Alf Priestley. Having spent over twenty five years ...…
 
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