- Lifting Performance through Mind Training with Derek Leddie - 24th February 2018
In this interactive presentation Derek will draw on 3 case studies (the premiership winning 2014 South Sydney Rabbitohs, the 2017 AFL Preliminary Premiers The Adelaide Crows and the Uncle Tobys division of Nestle winning their Global Commercial Success Award 2015/16 and the mind tools that contributed to these high performance outcomes.
Derek will share why these organisations looked to the mind to get a competitive advantage, how they overcame the barriers to mind training and what mental tools shifted the team to a higher performance. You will also have the opportunity to put these tools into practice.
The many benefits of Mind Training include:
- Reduced negative thoughts and feelings that lower performance
- Reduced volume of noise in the mind that causes internal distraction
- Significant reduction in stress, anxiety and overwhelm
- Less fatigue through better sleep
- Improved emotional mastery and communication
- Increased ability to think clearly and maintain positive self-talk under pressure
- Increased ability to get into the brain state of innovative and intuitive thinking
- Increased mental resilience
Derek Leddie is an expert at lifting mental performance. A mind trainer, mind coach and speaker, he has worked with elite athletes, leading edge corporates (Lend Lease, Deutsche Bank, Reserve Bank of Australia) smart progressive SME’s, HSC students and even carers of people dying from Motor Neurone Disease. He is a founder of the mind performance company OutOfYourMind and has an amazing track record of helping organisations win big in the corporate and sporting world. Using simple mind tools backed by the latest neuroscience they give organisations a competitive advantage through training the key differentiator- the mind.
- Owning your Story with Amy Molloy - 3rd March 2018
We all have a back story - the events, milestones and conversations that have brought us to this point in our lives. Your story may contain trauma, disappointment or regret for a decision that you made – or a decision that you didn’t. So, how can you make peace with your past and find a way to express, digest and share your story in a way that empowers you?
Amy Molloy has spent a decade interviewing people who have survived unimaginable challenges, from 9-11 rescue workers to tsunami survivors and anyone who has been personally tested. In this revealing talk she shares the lessons she learnt writing her new book, The World is a Nice Place; how to overcome adversity, recover joyfully and turn your greatest challenges into a limitless life. A revealing presentation that uncovers the healing power of owning your story, and how to share it in a way that allows you to move forward.
Amy Molloy is a writer, editor and author who produces inspirational content for the biggest names in Australian and UK publishing. Since publishing her first book at the age of 23 – a memoir about her experience of being a young widow – she has carved a career as a ghostwriter, authoring books and articles for people who struggle to find the words to tell their story. Now an author for Hayhouse, she is currently writing a series of spiritual self-care books for children teaching young people tools to soothe themselves and express themselves.
- Food, Mood, Nutritional Absorption and your Gut with Jayta Szpitalak - 17th March 2018
How stress and other emotions have a bidirectional relationship when it comes to food
With our current high paced lifestyle and ubiquitous use of on-demand technology, stress, anxiety and depression are on the rise. Around 1 in every 3 Australian women and 1 in every 5 Australian men will experience some form of anxiety in their lifetime.
When it comes to managing stress, we can often turn to food to cope, but what we often fail to realise is the very same foods can be contributing to a higher level of stress and may aggravate those anxious vibes.
When stressed or depressed our digestive system slows down and our nutritional absorption is often inhibited. Simultaneously as we may eat some nourishing foods, our emotional state may affect the way we digest those good foods, so a negative food may cancel out the positive foods ‘good vibes.’ In this presentation you will discover what methods you can take to increase nutritional absorption, especially of ‘superfoods’ and find out what foods can help alleviate some of those negative emotions.
Vijayta Szpitalak, fondly known as Jayta, is the founder of up-and-coming brand Fermentanicals Pty Ltd. Columbia University trained Mental Health Therapist, a Yoga psychotherapist and an IIN Nutritional Health coach, Jayta combines her multi-disciplinary approach to wellness focusing on the Gut-brain connection. New to the health food scene with products launched July of 2016, Fermentanicals combines Jayta’s two professions of Psychology and Nutritional Health, with a mission to tackle issues of bioavailability in supplements and to empower and support an individual’s path to achieve physical and mental wellness holistically.
- Get Moving - The small steps to finding (and keeping) your Sanity, Vitality & Joy with Lizzy Williamson - 24th March 2018
Movement holds the power to transform how you look, feel and live. However many of us find it challenging to make it a sustainable part of our lives. We face roadblocks of time, motivation and money. We forget to ‘put our own oxygen masks on first before assisting others’ or feel guilty when we do. We look at exercise as a chore or a punishment for eating a certain way. We exercise because we hate our bodies not because we love them.
In this session Lizzy will arm you with the tools you need to breakthrough what is getting in your way of getting your body moving. She reveals the steps that have helped the thousands of people she has coached or done her online workouts plus enabled her to overcome disordered eating and depression. Through her stories, tips and take-home action steps, Lizzy will inspire and empower you to move your body more and feel so good when you do.
Lizzy began her career as a professional dancer working around the world on cruise ships, TV shows and events. Incorporating her love of movement, Lizzy became a Personal Trainer plus an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and has spent the last 15 years helping women feel good in their body, mind and soul through exercise. She is also a fitness presenter, instructor, speaker, soon to be author, founder of The 2 Minute Workout, plus a contributor to several online publications including Lorna Jane's Move Nourish Believe, BellaMumma and MindBodyGreen.