Series 4: Navigating the Workplace

In our latest series, our FLN Committee members interview academic, recruitment and industry professionals from all corners of the world to find out how we should be navigating the challenges and opportunities that come up in the workplace.


Recruitment Trends You Need to Know About

In conversation with Dan McCarthy, One Search

Companies across all industries are continuing to navigate the post-pandemic landscape, facing challenges including the so-called Great Resignation. Hear about the opportunities this global talent crisis presents, from internal promotions to flexible working, and learn how to negotiate your salary package with confidence.


Core Skills to Make You Stand Out

In conversation with Darryl Murphy, Aviva Investors

With nearly three decades of experience in the infrastructure sector, our industry guest gives insight into what makes new talent attractive. Learn essential tips to improve your interview performance, and key advice on how to build your career plan and personal brand.


Technical vs Management Career Paths

In conversation with Elizabeth Neely, WSP

At some point in your career, you may be faced with a critical choice; become a subject matter expert or go down the managerial route. Find out how to seek the right training for your professional development and learn about the valuable role of transferable skills.


Learning & Development Journeys

In conversation with Ronit Deggelmann, Siemens Energy

Reskilling and upskilling are key for internal progression. Blended learning and new technologies, such as VR, bring new opportunities for corporate training. Our guest guides us through her own career development journey where internal training played a key role.


Managing a Multigenerational Team

In conversation with Adam Kingl, Author and Educator

For the first time in history, there are five generations in the workplace. Millennials are the ones stepping into leadership, managing individuals with different mindsets, sense of purpose and drivers for success. But challenges aside, how can you engage and motivate a diverse team?


Freelancing Tips for Beginners

In conversation with Doreen Abeysundra, Fresco CleanTech Solutions

How do you start your transition from full-time to freelancing? Hear from our industry guest on key considerations when building your own business, gain advice on how to build your industry portfolio, and explore the impact globalisation and new technologies might have on your business plan.


Building Your Personal Brand on Social Media

In conversation with Rorisang Mzozoyana, Senior Legal Counsel

A strong personal brand can attract exciting and new opportunities your way. Although LinkedIn is the top social media platform for professionals, Instagram and TikTok are critical to engage younger generations. Explore how to use these tools to share your expertise and connect with your peers.


The Future of Hybrid Work

In conversation with Ben Wigert, Gallup.

Hybrid work has become the new norm for most offices. Studies confirm that these flexible workplace models can help employees achieve a work-life balance, efficiency, and autonomy. But how can leaders build an engaging and productive office dynamic whilst maintaining flexibility?

Series 3: Taking Control of Your Career

We empower you to take control of your career by thinking about the future, deciding what it is you want to achieve, and setting out your path to getting there.


Living the (Work) Life You Want to Live

In conversation with Nanna Kies, SAFE PLACES – Accelerating Growth.

Do you have a path to fulfilling your dreams? We talk about finding your ‘true North’ – what does this mean and how can this help us shape the career we want?


Shaping Your Career Narrative


In conversation with Emma Penny and Marcus de Luca, Heidrick & Struggles.

How should you set your long-term career goals and how can you pivot away from a specialism or sector?


Finding (and Keeping) a Mentor, Coach or Sponsor

In conversation with Philippa Eddie, Infrastructure and Projects Authority.

Learn how to find the right mentor, coach, or sponsor for you, and how to develop the relationship that’s going to serve you and your career.


Approaching Challenging Conversations

In conversation with Jo Darby, Voice in the Room.

We all face challenging conversations at work, whether it’s asking for something you want, diffusing a situation or seeking help. Find out how to prepare yourself for these situations and learn new skills to take back control if the conversation isn’t going the way you want it to.


Preparing for Performance Reviews

In conversation with Lissa Appiah, WeApply Career Services.

Performance Reviews are an integral part to our career development and progression. Discover why we should be keeping a brag file, how you can approach pay rise and promotions and how to deal with a disappointing performance review.


Developing Healthy Habits

In conversation with Dr Alka Patel, Lifestyle First.

The last two years have been tough on everyone and developing healthy habits in both our professional and personal lives has never been so important. What does this mean for our careers and how can it help us to achieve our goals?


Preparing to be Powerful in Contemporary Leadership

In conversation with Dion Johnson, The Womanologist.

We chat to Dion about how you can have influence and create an impact no matter where you are in your career or in an organisation. She encourages us to heal our old wounds, get our heads straight, and develop our hook to help us offer powerful contributions and grow into the leaders of tomorrow.


Crafting your Growth by Growing your Careercraft

In Conversation with Nomita Nair, Caxton & Co.

What does career growth really mean to you? Learn to differentiate between intrinsic and extrinsic career growth; the importance of self-awareness, adaptability and agility to take ownership of your career path; and how to apply careercraft strategies to help you grow your career in a way that better fits your needs and your environment.

Series 2: Breaking Down Barriers

Amongst the many external challenges that we face, we also have to contend with our own internal
anxieties that can come with career progression, our day to day lives and the uncertainty of a crisis.


Building Confidence

In conversation with Kate Boorer, Young Professional Women Australia, and Fiona Pearman, Pearman & Partners.

The definition of confidence can be complicated, it is intrinsically linked with identity and can therefore mean different things to different people. Building confidence is a journey and isn’t something that can happen overnight, so where can we start?


Mitigating Unconscious Bias

In conversation with Rina Goldenberg Lynch.

Unconscious bias is generally understood to be a universal thinking, and can occur/materialise at unexpected times, impacting on how we interact with our colleagues and teams. Can unconscious bias be overcome or is it something we have to learn to mitigate?


Understanding Mindfulness

In conversation with Susan Peacock.

At a time where many people are experiencing pressure in a new environment, mindfulness has never been more important or more talked about. But how does this translate into a working environment, and how can you use it to your advantage to get the most out of your day?


Communicating with Different Personality Types

In conversation with Paolo Pironi.

Human beings are social animals, we succeed when we’re part of a group but if we aren’t communicating properly, we risk missing out on the potential of our colleagues or causing friction. We learn why it’s so important to be able to communicate with different personality types and how to overcome communication issues.


Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

In conversation with Kiran Scarr.

We crave comfort in our lives because we associate this with safety and security, but actually it envelopes us in scarcity mindset. As soon as you place yourself in discomfort zone and embrace the adventure it brings – the opportunities for growth are boundless.


Influencing Corporate Social Responsibility

In conversation with Andy Lennard and Katy Beechey.

As Corporate Social Responsibility takes on a more central role in many organisations, we talk about why it is so important, what the future is for CSR in the context of a post-COVID world, and how you can get involved and influence your organisation to do more.


Embracing Impostor Syndrome

In conversation with Caroline Flanagan.

Impostor Syndrome can impact people at all stages of their career, and whilst it isn’t something that can be overcome, it can be embraced. Learn how to accept your Impostor Syndrome, in order to channel it into deliberate action to help you believe in yourself.


Creating Meaning at Work

In conversation with Joanna Dawson.

With so many of us working remotely, a lack of structure and social interaction can leave us feeling demotivated and exhausted. It’s time to take action to re-connect, re-frame and create meaning at work.

Series 1: Building Resilience & Connectivity

There is no better time to develop your soft skills, build self-resilience
and learn how to develop client and personal relationships.
Listen to the full series now.


The Here and Now

In conversation with Ruth Cooper-Dickson, Champs.

This episode talks you through pressure vs performance, understanding burnout and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our base-level anxiety. You will also learn how to add realistic and meaningful self-care practices to your mental wealth tool box.


Looking Towards Recovery

In conversation with Ruth Cooper-Dickson, Champs.

To become resilient we have to work through difficult, stressful, life changing or traumatic events in our life. We often loosely use the word resilience, yet there are 122 definitions of its meaning in academia, showing we can all evolve and become resilient in different forms. In the second part of our discussion with Ruth, we look to the future and talk through concepts such as growth mindset, grit and post-traumatic growth.


Growing Your Network During a Pandemic

In conversation with Peter Kane, The BD Consultancy.

During these uncertain times, almost all gatherings are being cancelled and new ways of doing business are on the rise. So, how can you maintain and build working relationships without leaving your desk?


Transforming Your Relationship Building Plan

In conversation with Peter Kane, The BD Consultancy.

The way that organisations build relationships and win work has been forced to transform. Many relationship and marketing plans that seemed strong on 1 March – are worthless today. In the second part of our conversation with Peter, we address the ways you need to tilt right now – and how to do it.


Adopting a Growth Mindset

In conversation with Carlo Pozella and Tom Burrell, Marsh. 

The importance of a growth mindset and the ability to adapt to changes has been highlighted as we navigate the new normal. In this episode we find out how a growth mindset can be applied through your everyday actions to positively impact your work and personal life.


Building Your Personal Brand

In conversation with Kate Boorer, Young Professional Women Australia.

Your personal brand can make the difference in helping you stand out from the crowd, especially during challenging times. We explore what you need to do to build an authentic personal brand, and how to communicate your message effectively to take advantage of the opportunities that are out there right now to achieve your professional goals.


Boosting Your Career Motivation

In conversation with Nomita Nair, Caxton & Co.

As we move into a ‘post-normal’ world, how can we remain motivated about our careers, think about new opportunities or prepare our careers? We explore these issues, challenge some of the assumptions that may be holding you back and suggest ways you can inject energy into your career and personal life.


Saying ‘No’ at Work

In conversation with Dominic Gaobepe, Cohesion Collective.

Saying ‘yes’ comes naturally to many of us, particularly in our professional careers, however knowing when to push back is key. Saying ‘no’ can have a positive impact on your work and life. We will be learning when you should be empowered to say ‘no’ and how to do it in the most effective way… but also when you should still say ‘yes’.

What our listeners think

I am going to recommend it to my team to listen to as the tips are great – even if you kind of know them, hearing them again about setting boundaries and understanding our own presumptions is really helpful to hear again…