Falling Through The COVID-19 Cracks | Episode 34

Falling Through The COVID-19 Cracks | Episode 34

Have you stopped to consider who might be falling through the cracks of COVID-19? Penny Locaso joins Asylum Seeker Resource Centre Innovation Leader Abiola Ajetomobi as she shares the effect of COVID-19 on those seeking asylum.

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Adapt At Any Age | Episode 33

Adapt At Any Age | Episode 33

To celebrate Mother's Day and share a story that has already inspired 8,000+ people on LinkedIn, I decided to invite my amazing Mum, Sandra Reed, onto the Human First podcast couch. Since COVID-19 hit I have been committed to sharing stories that uplift and encourage a little more joy into our days. This week is no exception.

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The Artists Way | Episode 32

The Artists Way | Episode 32

How important is creativity and it's expression to humans? This week Penny Locaso is joined by Actor, Singer & Producer Blake Bowden. Blake shares the effect of COVID-19 on the arts industry and the unconsidered implications for a workforce that is casual in nature.

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Leadership In Crisis | Episode 31

Leadership In Crisis | Episode 31

In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso is joined from the COVID-19 epicentre by Leadership Guru and one of the Top 50 Business Thinkers in the world, Dorie Clark. Together they discuss what it really feels like for the average person on the street in New York, the role of the leader in this new normal, and how to challenge reactionary behaviour that may not serve you.

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How Has This Crisis Changed The Scientific Community? | Episode 30

How Has This Crisis Changed The Scientific Community? | Episode 30

The way science is being done around COVID-19 is vastly different from anything before. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso joins biologist Tiffany Vora as they discuss how cultural habits and the way of doing science has been turned on its head.

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Surviving The Next 24 Hours | Episode 29

Surviving The Next 24 Hours | Episode 29

Penny Locaso joins behavioural scientist Milo-Arne Wilkinson as she shares the effect enforced isolation can have on us physically and emotionally. If we listen to what our brain is saying about isolation, it's like being grounded as a child - isolation is a punishment.

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The Pursuit of Happiness | Episode 28

The Pursuit of Happiness | Episode 28

What does happiness really look like? What if your version of happiness and success isn't what you thought it was?

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Crushing The Stigma Around Mental Health | Episode 27

Crushing The Stigma Around Mental Health | Episode 27

A better way to finding your happy. What does it mean to be human? To Aaron Williams, it means being present, surrounding yourself with family and friends, and enjoying the simplicity of life. However, sometimes finding your happy place is not as easy as it sounds.

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Building the Next Generation of Innovation Leaders | Episode 26

Building the Next Generation of Innovation Leaders | Episode 26

Penny talks role models, real innovation, and selfies with Madeleine Grummet, an authentic human being that shows up as she is. As a co-founder, investor, and startup mentor, Madeleine works across the innovation ecosystem bridging the gap between education and the tech industry.

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How To Be A Dreamer, Wanderer, and Wonderer | Episode 25

How To Be A Dreamer, Wanderer, and Wonderer | Episode 25

Penny Locaso sits with Sarah Anderson as she shares her fascinating path from visual artist at Melbourne University, to running corporate communications at ANZ, to starting her own business, and to becoming a yoga instructor. What is the mindset that has helped her along her journey?

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Finding Wobbly Balance in Life | Episode 24

Finding Wobbly Balance in Life | Episode 24

Forget about finding balance in life, find tilt instead. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso interviews Brooke McAlary, author of the book 'Slow', and discusses how she is imperfectly embracing being an author, being a mother of two children, and trying to live mindfully.

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Reviving The Lost Art Of Letter Writing | Episode 23

Reviving The Lost Art Of Letter Writing | Episode 23

When was the last time you wrote a letter? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks about the power of creativity and our inner muse with Melanie Knight, a human being who is passionate about human connection and spreading safe spaces around the world for people to be creative and social in subtle and playful ways. Melanie is reviving the lost art of letter writing through two big projects - Dead Letter Club and The Library of Letters.

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