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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Accidental Entrepreneur With A Human Focus | Episode 22

Accidental Entrepreneur With A Human Focus | Episode 22

What happens when unlikely people connect humanly? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks about the power of shared ideas and cross-sector collaboration with Cj Holden, a genuine, down-to-earth human being who is building engaged communities through immersive experiences. Having been in Australia for only 18 months, Cj is about to launch a first-of-its-kind event with hundreds of unlikely people with a similar vision of being a force for change.

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How Bravery Drives Real Change | Episode 21

How Bravery Drives Real Change | Episode 21

How do you effectively drive change? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks bravery, gender equity, and the advantages of being difficult with Dr. Francesca Maclean, a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM. As a champion, mentor, sponsor, and multi-dimensional human being, Francesca is breaking barriers for gender equity in STEM and encouraging people to be brave, step up, say something, and do something.

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Making Work More Human | Episode 20

Making Work More Human | Episode 20

What is your infinite unfinished goal? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks purpose, failure, and the journey of self-discovery with Steven Ma, a curious person whose purpose is to make work more human. As Chief Purpose Officer and Agility Executive at No Moss, Steven co-designs organisations for empathy and agility, emphasising a more human purpose to work. 

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Curiosity and Cultivating Creativity | Episode 19

Curiosity and Cultivating Creativity | Episode 19

What could you do to be more creative? In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso talks curiosity and creativity with Stephen Gates, a designer and someone who loves to teach, coach, and help the world get more creative. As Head Design Evangelist at Invision, Stephen helps teams elevate the impact of design inside their organisations. What could you do to have better ideas?

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Let's Get Real And Human | Episode 18

Let's Get Real And Human | Episode 18

A raw look at being human on your entrepreneurial journey. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, Penny Locaso gets vulnerable and honest about what it means to be human on this entrepreneurial journey. Hint: It's coming to terms that there's no silver bullet or shortcut in realising your dream.

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Habits, Humanity and Taking Action | Episode 17

Habits, Humanity and Taking Action | Episode 17

Bringing consciousness into navigating the digital world. In this episode of the Human First Podcast, I share coffee and conversation with the always thought-provoking, Holly Ransom. CEO at Emergent, professional moderator, and a brilliant mind, Holly is forensically curious about the world around her.

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