How to remotivate yourself

How to remotivate yourself as the world opens back up again with Dr Natalie Flatt PhD

Are you feeling exhausted from a long and crazy 2020 and 2021?

In this Live on Linkedin, Tom Bosna and Dr Natalie Flatt team up again to discuss the current state of play in motivation, socialising and strategies to help people who really need to ease back into ‘normality’.

This conversation is all about creating a healthy discussion around mental health.

Note: At the time of this recording Melbourne, Australia was easing with restrictions after two lockdowns. For those all over the world in this situation, we empathise with you and are thinking of you.

If you are an individual in need of support, check out https://connectmymind.online/

If you are a workplace and interested in exploring how you can support your workforce, head across to Connect Psych and review their innovative solutions for workplaces.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Diet Myths with our Corporate Dietitian

Diet myths with Gemma Monaghan, Corporate Dietitian

When it comes to diet, nutrition and cooking, everyone is an expert!

In a world full of misinformation, it can be hard to find the right information and make the right choice.  When it comes to food and eating healthy, we all know what we need to do, but sometimes new diets come up in mainstream media that we see and need to understand.

Our guest, Gemma Monaghan is an accredited practising Dietitian, with qualifications in low FODMAPs and spends her working week educating corporates on all things nutrition.

In Episode 11 of Well Workplaces Podcast, our guest Gemma shares her insights on:

  • Her journey into Dietetics and Nutrition and love for cooking
  • What Intermittent Fasting is all about and the pros and cons
  • How Keto diet is one of diets she talks with clients about
  • Alternative milks and there nutritional value
  • The future trends in food, dining and nutrition

This was an interesting conversation with some great science to back it up.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Hybrid working and the best of both worlds

Hybrid working and the best of both worlds with Jerry Kennard, CEO of Evoke Projects

With hybrid working and work from anywhere policies starting to take shape, there’s no better time for workplaces and landlords to reinvigorate the physical environment.

In Episode 20, we’re excited to talk with Jerry Kennard, CEO of Evoke Projects about the latest trends in workplace design, fit-out and how workplaces are adapting to promote healthier spaces.

Jerry and Tom discuss:

  • The key trends in the office fit-out market in 2021
  • How clients are adapting with hybrid working
  • Where wellbeing and office fit-outs come together
  • WELL Building standards – a practical guide to use

To connect with Jerry Kennard and hear more about Evoke Projects go to www.evokeprojects.com.au

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Gamification and Corporate Wellness

Gamification and Corporate Wellness with Damien King, Founder of PUML

Is their anything better than a workplace challenge to stoke friendly competition and social engagement at work?

PUML is a very clever start up health technology business that has honed in on one of the most important aspects of life: movement, fun and social engagement.

In Episode 19 of the Well Workplaces podcast, Tom Bosna speaks with Damien King who is the CEO and Founder of PUML. The discussion focuses on:

  • How Damien has taken his career from technology and landed in the boutique world of corporate wellness
  • Why PUML was created and how technology can be used to create healthy change
  • How gamification actually works and the design nuances of PUML
  • Why the workplace is a great place to start when looking to create healthy change.

If you would like to learn more about PUML, head across to https://puml.io or connect with Damien King on Linkedin.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Is resistance training the best anti-ageing intervention on the planet?

Is resistance training the best anti-ageing intervention with Senior Physiotherapist, Riain Casey


We have all seen Physiotherapists for many different reasons. Sometimes, it’s simply for pain relief and other times it’s for rehabilitation of an injured area. For modern day health practitioners, though, there is a growing body of evidence that points towards the benefits of exercise therapy in maintaining optimal health and preventing a range of chronic diseases. In fact, almost 25% of the worlds adults are classified as physically inactive – it’s a big issue! It’s also interesting that almost everyone knows that exercise is good for them, but some of us simply don’t get enough movement in our day.

This is where our expert Riain Casey comes in.  Riain is the definition of a modern-day health practitioner that sees his role as a Physiotherapist, as much more than pain relief. In fact, he defines his purpose as to facilitate movement through physical activity promotion.

The big question for Riain is: How should we train and why?

In Episode 5 of the Well Workplaces Podcast, Riain Casey drops so many knowledge bombs on all things resistance training and physical wellbeing.

  • Riain shares his journey from Ireland to Australia and his experience in treating people in various lie stages from couch potato, to athletes, corporate and elderly.
  • He shares a story about realising the huge benefits of strength training during University and how he worked with one of Irelands most respected strength and conditioning groups to learn his craft.
  • Riain discusses how resistance training in its basic form can be done by most of us with very little equipment
  • He talks about the top five ingredients for any resistance programs
  • He shares the analogy that resistance training is the best anti-ageing cream going around and all the amazing benefits
  • Riain talks about how in 2020, he has had to adapt and pivot in his Physiotherapy role and how soft skills and exercise prescription have allowed him to navigate telehealth and corporate programmes

This was such a detailed and passionate discussion between Riain and Tom that I think you’ll agree that we should unpack further topics from this man.

To connect with Riain Casey please head across to @the_phit_physio on Instagram and follow his great content and expert tips on all things wellbeing and physical health.

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Social impact and wellbeing insights with YGAP

Social impact and wellbeing insights with Mark Harwood CEO of YGAP

Have you ever considered your why?

At a deep level most of us end up on various career journeys for different reasons. Perhaps we are born into a world where financial success and career progression are expected and a product of our upbringing.

For other people, like Mark Harwood, prioritising wellbeing and connecting with a deeper sense of community is extremely important and fulfilling.

In Episode 3, our inspiring guest Mark Harwood, CEO of YGAP shares his stories on:

  • How he started his role as CEO at YGAP just before the COVID-19 crisis and how the YGAP team have adapted during this challenging time.
  • His career progression from working in a corporate environment at Accenture and changing his path towards working at World Vision and why that was important to him as a person.
  • He shares his passion for how YGAP believes in the power of entrepreneurship and some of the great stories from the First Gens program
  • Mark shares his story on how he ditched his car forever in favour of cycling to commute around the community for his overall wellbeing.

Connect with YGAP at ygap.org and to share a ygift with a colleague or friend and also check out the Well Workplaces ygifts

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

How to practice mindfulness in a distracted world

How to practice mindfulness in a distracted world with Melo Calarco, High Performance coach

Do you spend 47% of your time off task?  Athletes, CEOs and entertainers alike have brought mindfulness practice to our attention over the last five years.

In fact, mindfulness practice is simply described by expert Melo as attention training.  Yes, we all live in a world of distraction where our phones, emails and general business make it difficult to be present.  Our guest, Melo Calarco is a high performance coach and leader in the field of mindfulness and in Episode 8 Melo shares his deep insights on:

  • How he travelled the world on a mountain bike, staying with indigenous tribes and learnt a lot about people and mindfulness practice
  • He worked with a Psychiatrist on mindfulness training and how marrying the best of eastern and western practice is key to making things simple for corporates
  • How novices can start practicing mindfulness by starting with only one small habit creation
  • Non-formal and formal practice is easy to implement in a world full of distractions
  • The future of workplaces and how mindful teams and leaders can influence real change

This was a fascinating discussion with really tangible tips that can be applied today.

About Melo

Melo Calarco Website https://melocalarco.com/

Book in a FREE Chat with Melo https://calendly.com/melo-1

FREE insight timer App link which Melo has a few meditations on  http://insig.ht/mindfulmooves

FREE COVID-19 Support Package – https://melocalarco.teachable.com/p/mindfulness-support-package-covid-19

Melo’s Linkedin Profile- https://www.linkedin.com/in/melo-calarco/

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Wellbeing when you have Billable Hours

Wellbeing when you have Billable Hours… How to drive wellbeing culture and performance for busy lawyers, with Zoe Holland, People & Culture manager at Wotton & Kearney Lawyers.

In this episode, Josh chats with Zoe Holland, who is the People & Culture Manager at Wotton & Kearney Lawyers.  Zoe has worked in a number of roles, but has found herself in her dream role and is a niche expert in managing people, culture and wellbeing for law firms.

Zoe shares her insights into engaging employees that are often time poor, work hard, and charge in billable hours and minutes as part of their role.

This is a great listen, as Zoe gets into:

  • The myths, and stigma around how wellbeing is prioritised within law firms
  • The changing landscape of the legal services industry, and how the wellbeing of employees has been thrust into the spotlight
  • Practical insights into what works in the way of wellbeing initiatives for legal and similar professional services
  • The sad, but real truth that law firms aren’t at all as crazy and hectic as an episode of Suits
About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

Micro-markets and the future of workplace eating

Micro-markets and the future of workplace eating is here with CEO of Morsl, Karla Borland

Nutrition is the foundation of a great working day.  Do you agree?

In episode 16 of Well Workplaces podcast, Tom Bosna interviews Karla Borland who is the CEO of Morsl.

Karla founded Morsl after working many years working in Finance where she remembered working long hours and having issues with finding healthy snacks at work.

  • Morsl was born out of the vision to create healthy changes through healthy eating.
  • Australia’s first micro-market is high tech and a self-service automated food and drink marketplace that fits within a workplace.
  • Morsl is employee centric with a focus on 80/20 principle to nutrition.

About Karla:

After 17 years in the banking industry, having worked in Sydney, Singapore and Zurich, she left my role as a Director of Credit Suisse and found Morsl in 2018. Morsl offers Australia’s first self-service food and drink market for workplaces.

The idea for Morsl was borne out of a daily frustration of trying to eat healthy in the office. Karla wanted to eat healthy, but was time poor and didn’t have the knowledge to read nutritional labels. She always ended up at the vending machine every afternoon buying a coke and chocolate.

After analysing the market in Australia, realised there was a gap in how corporates provide their staff with access to healthy food options in a way which is integrated and sustainable for employees. Providing staff with seminars on nutrition and cooking classes is a fantastic form of education but our Morsl markets now allow them to put those learnings into practice on a daily basis.

Morsl’s mission is to have a real impact on employee health by improving the eating habits of employees.

Connect with Karla Borland and Morsl http://www.morsl.com.au/

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.

The workplace must orchestrate positive human experiences where people can thrive

The workplace must orchestrate positive human experiences where people can thrive, Graeme Scannell Head of Workplace Experience MYOB

How would you design a workplace if you had the (benefit?) of Covid-19 hindsight and this new hybrid work flow we are all in right now?  In episode 17, Josh Lambert interviews Graeme Scannell who is the Head of Workplace Experience at MYOB.

Graeme was in charge of designing the amazing new digs for the MYOB team at their state-of-the-art Melbourne HQ, which was able to be adapted and modified through rapid change due to Covid-19.  He also talks to Josh about his passion for workplace design, the need for flexibility and adaptability of the workplace to suit all employees, and the linkage between workplace design and our overall wellbeing.

And of course, the podcast is packed with insights into the role of the workplace, as we start to fill up office buildings and work environments across the globe – albeit working in a different and more digitally-inclusive way.

We hope you get a bit out of this session, and subscribe to our podcast to get access to more industry leaders such as Graeme.  Connect with Graeme on LinkedIn

About us:

Well Workplaces is a movement by Pinnacle Health Group.  Our vision is for a world where workplaces lead and create healthier communities.  Well Workplaces podcast has been designed to create genuine wellbeing conversations in the workplace and share expert knowledge in practical ways.

Connect with Well Workplaces on LinkedIn or connect with hosts Tom Bosna and Josh Lambert and we would love your feedback so please rate us on Apple podcast so we can be of service to you.