Gears, Action, Growth:
Shifting Business Culture one Conversation at a Time

Christy Mori chats with Dr. Josephine Palermo whose superpower is to create business cultures that transform organizations team by team. With a Ph.D. in Organisational Psychology, and from working with big corporates and government, to small and large businesses, Josephine is a wellspring of knowledge and experience. On top of that, she owns three enterprises and is a sought-after speaker.

Gears, Action, Growth is a podcast for anyone who is interested in leveraging the power of people in their business. We discuss topics on building great teams and business cultures.

Episode 25: Resetting our Relationships

According to some studies, 10 per cent of the people we meet in our lives don’t actually like us so how do we get along with everyone in the workplace?

We often get stuck in relationship patterns with people, including our colleagues and bosses at work, and feel like that is never going to change.

Episode 24: Staying Focused in a Sea of Distraction

This last week has been one of those weeks where my focus was definitely distracted….by news broadcasts on the pandemic, climate change, and Afghanistan; to mention a few. Interruptions, more news about lockdown extensions, home schooling… So, we discuss ways to create focus during this time of so many distractions.

Episode 23: Dr. Iain Butterworth on Dealing with Doubt and Uncertainty

Josephine and Dr. Iain Butterworth, who are good friends and colleagues, discuss how to deal with doubt and uncertainty of your people in your business.

They discuss why it’s important to check in with your team about their doubts and uncertainties, and importantly how to address these before they lead to poor productivity, absenteeism and bad business culture and outcomes.

Episode 22: Designing for true collaboration: Coworking, Flexibility and Agility

With many of us are still working from home, CEOs are beginning to wonder how will they get their staff back to the office. In this episode we discuss some alternatives to defaulting to ways of working before the pandemic.

Episode 21: Some personal thoughts on Purpose, and what happens if you don’t have one

In this episode, we revisit Purpose, what it means to both of them, and what their purpose actually is currently. We explore this in our work and home lives.

Episode 21: Interview with Natalie Dimbleby, COO, Roots of Fight

Christy Mori chats with Natalie Dimbleby, the COO of media and lifestyle brand ‘Roots of Fight’ about entrepreneurship and running a successful business.

Roots of Fight celebrates the improbable achievements of today’s most legendary athletes, innovators, and cultural icons.

Episode 20: Organisational Psychologist Graeme Bye on Why is Personal Branding important to your purpose

In recent years Graeme Bye, an Organisational Psychologist, and seasoned HR Director ,has been helping his clients with their personal brand. Graeme and Josephine discuss how personal branding became a focus of his work and why, and Graeme talks about the links between ageing and lack of purpose.

Episode 18: Organisational Psychologist Beulah Joseph on Toxic Relationships at Work

Dr. Josephine interviews Beulah Joseph, a Registered Psychologist, researcher, author and Employee Assistance Program Guru about the nature of toxic relationships at work.

We discuss how to identify a toxic relationship or workplace environment, and importantly, what to do if you find yourself in one.

Episode 17: Unique Feminine Strengths for Business

We discuss psychological gender roles, femininity, and the unique feminine strengths we can bring to the business.

Empathy Map https://gamestorming.com/update-to-the-empathy-map/

Episode 16: Creating My Career as a Woman

In this special long episode, Dr. Josephine Palermo shares her journey and provides personal stories of pursuing her career as a woman. Hope you get value from it!

Episode 15: Romantic Relationship at Work

In the theme of Valentine’s Day, we chat about romantic relationships in the workplace. We’ll be discussing if it’s a good idea, what levels of professionalism to keep when we are in relationships at work, and the different effects for men and women, and what to do about handling a relationship breakdown at work.

Episode 14: Relationships and Business

February is relationship month for us so we are starting off the month with a chat about relationships and business, particularly in terms of finding the right business partner and how to build a good partnership. We draw on some famous co-founders for inspiration as well as Lucille Ball!

Episode 13: Downfall of Optimism

Continuing the conversation on Optimism, we now flip the topic to talking about the negative aspects of being overly optimistic in business. As always, please give us your questions and stories: [email protected]

Episode 12: Optimism in 2021

To kickstart our podcast for 2021, we dive into a full conversation about Optimism and how an optimistic outlook grounded in a sense of reality can help businesses and individuals create a sunnier, healthier and more fulfilled future.

Episode 11: Dealing with Burnout

As it’s holiday season, Christy Mori chats with Dr. Josephine Palermo about Burnout and Fatigue and how it can alter lives. We also look at how to recognize the signs and making prevention our best friend.

Episode 10: Customer Delight with guest Matthew Barnet

It’s our 10th episode and we have a wonderful guest to share with us why delighting customers should be part of our business cultures.

We chat with Matthew Barnett, CEO and Co-founder of Bonjoro.

Episode 9: Building Your Best Team

Having a strong team is part of success. This episode discusses about how we can build the best teams and why maintaining your best team is so important.

Episode 8: Compassionate Approach in the Workplace

With some places now coming out of lockdown and others going back in for their second wave, this episode discusses about the importance of a compassionate environment in the workplace and some tips on how leaders can create a culture of compassion in their workplace.

Episode 7: Businesses Finding Recovery After Lockdown

Dr. Josephine Palermo chats with Elis Hoxha of Westwood Knight Accounting about practical ways in which businesses can work their way to recovery after experiencing restrictions and lockdown in some cases.

Episode 6: Remote Work & Coworking

This episode talks about the world of remote working and Dr. Palermo shares her personal story about opening a Coworking Space, Higher Spaces, in Melbourne.

Episode 5: Good Business Culture

We continue the conversation from “bad” culture into “good” culture and how a “good” culture is vital for businesses.

We focus on how much employee engagement will not just be better for the individuals working but the business itself. Dr. Palermo gives tips for leaders for creating and sustaining a “good culture” in business.

Episode 4: Bad Business Culture

This episode explores about what makes a culture “bad” and how people can avoid joining a “bad” business culture and tips for business owners and leaders who want to change their culture to work for them and the people they serve.

Episode 3: Resilience at Work

We dive into topics regarding resilience in life and work. We chat about how resilience can work for us into a positive and constructive way if we recognise the value in the hard times. In business, building a resilient organisation is the difference between surviving or thriving.

Episode 2: Passion at Work

We continue the chat of passion and its place in the workplace including how leaders can cultivate a passionate culture and how jobseekers and employees can ask the right questions in choosing a company that values passion.

Episode 1: Debunking Myths on Following Your Passion

Christy Mori & Dr. Josephine Palermo talk about why following your passion is not all you think it might be.

We chat about the myths of “feeling passionate” and the reality of actually doing the work. There will also be a discussion at the end about the truths of trying to monetize our passions.