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A podcast where we talk all things culture, leadership & teamwork across business and sport.

41. The Art of Self-Mastery

  In today’s episode, Brendan dives into an inspiring discussion with RJ Singh - founder of Ultra Habits, an ultra-endurance athlete, self-mastery mentor and a proud husband and father of two. He is the director of Cora Group - an integrated business to business...

40. Are you Sick, Fat and Tired?

  Dr Pat Boulogne has helped thousands of people over the last 35-plus years stop adapting their lifestyle to pain and chronic problems by focusing on the whole person. She has a passion for getting people to live healthier lives by focusing on the food they put...

39. A Business Couples Secret Sauce

  Marcus Nicholls & Ariel Endean are Business Coaches & Consultants, Speakers, Authors, and occasional relationship rescuers. They have been in Business & a relationship for a quarter of a century. During that time they have bought, built, managed...

38. The Leadership Journey of School Captains

  Robert & Taylem were the 2020 School Captains at Central Coast Grammar School. I have had the privilege of working with both Robert & Taylem over this past year. We have talked about so many things related to their leadership journey and their...

37. Why Have 500 Lunches With Strangers?

  Nick Bendel is the owner of Hunter & Scribe, a copywriting and content marketing agency that writes blogs, social media posts, emails, ebooks and media releases for small businesses. Nick publishes a daily marketing newsletter called Nick’s Marketing Tips....

36. Junior Wallabies Coach Talks Leadership

  Nathan Grey was born in Gosford and educated on the Gold Coast, He was a committed, hard nosed and straight running inside centre who gave his all for club, state and country. Nathan played three years of 1st XV rugby for The Southport School alongside former...

35. Being Stronger Than My Excuses

  Julie Watson is the General Manager & Founder of ‘Stronger Than My Excuses’. She is a successful Central Coast businesswoman for over 30 years and author of two e-Books. Julie now helps people to find their own inspiration through the ‘Stronger Than My...

34. The Challenge of Transforming Your Culture

  Transforming your office culture is not easy! There are many courageous leaders who take up the challenge. There are few who stick with it - Alex is one of the few! Alex Carver is a physiotherapist by trade, and has worked his way up to now be the Managing...

33. Transition From Peer To CEO

  Ian Lynch is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Link Housing. Pacific Link Housing is a Community Housing Provider and Registered Charity providing housing solutions for those in our community who have the greatest need, as well as operating a successful...

32. How To Deal With Life’s Stresses

  Luke Sullivan and Shaun Sullivan are brothers and together, run Teams Challenge Australia, along with Luke’s wife Emily. Teams Challenge Australia (TCA) is a team building, leadership and wellbeing company based on the Central Coast. Luke and Shaun are both...


Listener Reviews

The Culture of Things

Listener Reviews

Nick Bendel 01/06/21

I've been a subscriber to The Culture of Things from the first episode, so I was really excited when Brendan invited me to appear on the podcast. I really enjoyed the experience. Brendan is a fantastic interviewer - he asks thoughtful questions, listens attentively to the answers and then asks really good follow-up questions. At the same time, he keeps things light, so the interview feels like a friendly chat rather than a hostile interrogation. I've been interviewed by many people and have been asked the same questions a million times, so I was pleasantly surprised when Brendan threw a few new ones at me. That reflects his research and his active listening skills.

Andrew Paton-Smith 01/04/21

The Culture of Things is a highly engaging podcast and Brendan, naturally curious and explores topics with his guests in a very natural, conversational way. As a guest, I found myself talking about areas of interest that I had not initially planned on talking about. Brendan’s curiosity, got us into these areas which made for a highly authentic, and at times, raw recording. Brendan’s guests are well thought through, bringing a diverse and intelligent conversation across multiple facets of teams, leadership, culture and management. Highly recommended!

Sean Smith 05/01/20

I have really enjoyed listening to this podcast. Brendan hosts guests and has simple and genuine discussions about his guests experiences and stories. This is an excellent way to learn from other people's experiences and has helped me come up with new ideas around how to lead my team.

Ian Lynch 01/04/21

Thanks for a great interview, Brendan. Given the quality of guests you have on The Culture of Things podcast, it was an absolute honour to appear as a guest, and a open and honest chat.

Grant Williams

The Culture of Networking
I have just listened to Episode 12 - The Culture of Networking. An awesome episode that everyone should listen to. So many business owners think that networking is merely 'showing' up. This episode really shines a light on what networking really is and the importance of following up. It is a really thought-provoking episode that covers that simply and in a way that made me think deeply about the way that I network.

Sonya Cavanough

Inspiring!
As a new listener, I am inspired by the conversations between Brendan and those he interviews. I could literally listen to Brendan all day and find him to be an authentic, genuine leader who has other people's best interests at heart. Looking forward to hearing more!

Liam Covi

Awesome Podcast.
Fantastic content with really interesting guests.

Rompecoco

A good take on perspective.
There was a good sense of openness about the interviews with each of Brendan's guests. This provides interesting insight into their professional surroundings and how they deal with their unique work environments. There is also a connection to personal aspects of their world that relates to characteristics in the work place, which adds to the interesting interviews. Great work!

Mic Pilon

A different take.
It's nice to hear from real people indenturing what hasn't worked. This is far more insightful than the usual "if you do this everything works" ideas. Much more applicable to real business and leadership.

Scott Hunter

Great podcast Brendan! Information & interesting. Keep them coming.
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