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The Leadership Lessons

Conversations on how to lead for the critical decade ahead.

What do we need for the decade ahead? More female leaders!This podcast series features conversations with female leaders on how to lead for the critical decade ahead.Conversations that will enable us to tackle some of th
Latest Episode6/10/2021

Happiness as a leadership trait

Season 4, Ep. 1
There is so much to learn from Turia Pitt: resilience, strength, courage and confidence. But also how she's approached happiness and continues to choose and constantly pursue it, and why happiness can be a powerful leadership trait. Welcome to Season 4 of The Leadership Lessons! And a huge introduction to our new host, Shirley Chowdhary, who takes over from Kate Mills' excellent work over our first three seasons. This week, we speak with Turia, a talented athlete and former mining engineer with a life-altering story that most Australians would be familiar with. Turia was caught in a raging grassfire during a 100km ultra-marathon in 2011. She suffered full thickness burns to the majority of her body and underwent more than 200 medical procedures. She would then go on to spend more than two years in hospital fighting to recover.Turia harnessed her harrowing experience to become a spokesperson for self-love, contentment, courage, confidence and resilience. She describes herself on her website as somebody who "makes cool stuff that helps people get happier." “I believe that we’ve all got the inner resources to be able to cope with whatever life throws our way,” she says, adding that “a lot of people just never get tested so they might not know that about themselves yet," she tells Shirley. Take a listen. Leave a review. And check out more about Turia here. The Leadership Lessons is produced by Allison Ho at Women's Agenda, and made possible thanks to the support of Salesforce. You can check out our other podcast, The Women's Agenda Podcast.
6/10/2021

Happiness as a leadership trait

Season 4, Ep. 1
There is so much to learn from Turia Pitt: resilience, strength, courage and confidence. But also how she's approached happiness and continues to choose and constantly pursue it, and why happiness can be a powerful leadership trait. Welcome to Season 4 of The Leadership Lessons! And a huge introduction to our new host, Shirley Chowdhary, who takes over from Kate Mills' excellent work over our first three seasons. This week, we speak with Turia, a talented athlete and former mining engineer with a life-altering story that most Australians would be familiar with. Turia was caught in a raging grassfire during a 100km ultra-marathon in 2011. She suffered full thickness burns to the majority of her body and underwent more than 200 medical procedures. She would then go on to spend more than two years in hospital fighting to recover.Turia harnessed her harrowing experience to become a spokesperson for self-love, contentment, courage, confidence and resilience. She describes herself on her website as somebody who "makes cool stuff that helps people get happier." “I believe that we’ve all got the inner resources to be able to cope with whatever life throws our way,” she says, adding that “a lot of people just never get tested so they might not know that about themselves yet," she tells Shirley. Take a listen. Leave a review. And check out more about Turia here. The Leadership Lessons is produced by Allison Ho at Women's Agenda, and made possible thanks to the support of Salesforce. You can check out our other podcast, The Women's Agenda Podcast.