9:30 AM09:30

Five Dysfunctions of a Team


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team outlines the root causes of politics and dysfunction on teams, and the keys to overcoming them. Counter to conventional wisdom, the causes of dysfunction are both identifiable and curable. However, they don't die easily. Making a team functional and cohesive requires levels of courage and discipline and an understanding of the scaffold to having healthy honest conflict, with clearly defined outcomes. Based on Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book,The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, this workshop will take teams and team leaders through the five dysfunctions pyramid, with facilitated exercises and strategies to break through dysfunction, create a shared language for change, and reboot teams for high performance, whatever they do. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Polly McGee who will be using her insights as a former UTAS, ANU and UC staff member and senior executive leading teams in Commonwealth and State government to tailor this workshop specifically for UTAS participants.


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to Nov 4

The Good Hustle Workshop Yoga Australia Tour


Yogis of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart - get ready, The Good Hustle workshops are coming to your town. Stay tuned for dates and to book your spot. 

Join author, entrepreneur and yogi Dr Polly McGee to learn how to create heart centred businesses based on the philosophical teachings of yoga, combined with the principles of lean startup businesses and UX design.

In this workshop Polly will address how to:

·      Come up with a sustainable business idea that fits your yoga lifestyle

·      Engage with your market before launching to ensure product market fit

·      Understand how to use your yoga training as a power tool to build your business resilience

·      How to value your work and evaluate your pricing structure

·      Key marketing channels to reach your ideal audience

·      Building your brand story and communicating that to your customers

·      How to be an intrapreneur in your existing workplace as you transition to your own business

·      Strategies for managing stress, uncertainty and chaos in an agile and elegant way 

Your Teacher:

Dr Polly McGee is an author, entrepreneur, digital strategist, and yogi. A former executive, she has helped Government, Academic and Private enterprises to refine their business ideas, cultures and connect more deeply with their market. Voted one of the most influential people in Australian Start-ups, Polly has merged her entrepreneurial and yogic philosophy practice to create a blueprint for heart-centered businesses to sustainably scale their impact. Polly is strongly committed to compassion, selfless service, yoga, meditation and patting retired greyhounds. Her latest book, The Good Hustle, is available now.

Bring Along:

Your preferred tools to take notes – laptops, tablets or notepads. Comfy clothes and your curious, open, compassionate mind. Your ideas and willingness to share in the group to create collective brilliance.

Who Is This For?

This workshop is for anyone who is looking to start a yoga business, grow a yoga business, has an idea for a heart centred business concept and wants to explore the opportunity, is looking to create a more yogic environment in their existing workplace, is considering transitioning from their yoga/heart centred side hustles and make them more full time. 

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AusRail 2018. Rail - For a Better Future
to Nov 28

AusRail 2018. Rail - For a Better Future

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Super excited to be giving a keynote the Southern Hemisphere's largest annual Rail Industry event. Rail, like other industries is made of people, and with people comes the need for union, connection, heart centred customer service and putting the needs of others first. Which sounds a lot like yoga. 

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In Conversation with Jessie Cole, Author
5:30 PM17:30

In Conversation with Jessie Cole, Author

From the author of Darkness at the Edge of Town and Deeper Water comes a memoir of loss, grief and survival. For Jessie Cole, much of growing up in northern NSW was idyllic: friends, family, nature. But when two members of her immediate family suicided within six years of each other – one her father and one her step-sister – Jessie’s life changed markedly.

Join Jessie and I at Fullers for a discussion of her new memoir, one she began over ten years ago as an act of therapy in order to carve out peace in a place of pain.


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Calm Mind Project Festival
9:00 AM09:00

Calm Mind Project Festival

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Hey - guess what? We’re having a FREE mindfulness festival on September 8th 2018 at Justin Park, Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast and everybody is invited.

It’s to raise awareness about the importance of mindfulness, meditation and movement and how they can help us build emotional resilience, inner peace and fulfillment in our lives.

Calm Mind Project is an organisation that runs programs in schools teaching students and teachers how to cultivate emotional resilience, confidence and overall mental, emotional and physical wellbeing through mindfulness, meditation and self awareness.

Right, here is a snapshot of the day. We hope you dig it!

Three tents of epic-ness and one giant MainStage of yoga, movement, soundscape, meditation and inspiring speakers.

Aside from the main stage as above, we will have a chill out zone, ongoing meditation classes, workshops and speakers who are all experienced in these practices, teaching take home tools and techniques that you can wind into your everyday.

Got kids? No worries. Obviously with our school programs, are in full swing of supporting youth resilience and wellbeing. We will be running youth yoga and mindfulness workshops and will also have a kids corner!

We want this to be an experience that lasts even after you walk away from the festival. If you simply just learn how to breathe better, we will be stoked!

At Calm Mind Project we do things a little different. The founder, Amber Hawken, has a dorky sense of humour and believes laughter and simplicity above all, can do great things for our inner resilience. All of our programs (and this festival) are designed to be FUN, easy and accessible to every person, like - ever, on the planet.

We would love you to come along, have fun, take home practical skills and in general, have a good time.

We will also have food trucks and other awesomeness to fuel your bodies (we love food - a lot) and the auditory magic that is, Rob Edwards, will lull us with his good vibes as the day winds down.



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to Aug 11


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Work+Life X 2018 is a conference for people seeking to consciously design their work-life experience.  

Over two carefully curated days participants will explore the intersection between our personal and professional selves and take a journey into re-imagining how we craft these modern, working lives of ours.

We'll dive into what it means to take a holistic and integrated approach to our ever-overlapping relationships between business, career, leadership and life. Join us as we tackle the challenges and opportunities of working in a world that asks us to bring all of who we are to what we do. 

We'll be talking about boundaries, nature, culture, digital nutrition, family life, flexible working, wellbeing, energy, spirituality, community, the whole self and a whole lot more. 

If you are seeking greater flowwellbeing and fulfilment for yourself or your people, join us on 10 & 11 August 2018 at Greenfields and take a journey into the Work+Life eXperience.

For speaker info click HERE

For tickets purchase click HERE

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Happiness and Its Causes
to Jun 26

Happiness and Its Causes

What is Happiness & Its Causes?

Happiness is important. It’s important for your own life satisfaction and enjoyment. And it is equally important for your family, the people in your care and the people you work with.

Since 2006, Happiness & Its Causes has been an important forum for exploring the many and varied causes for a happy and fulfilling life. We present the world’s brightest minds in psychology, science, education, business and the arts over an unforgettable two days. Be inspired by a faculty of 40+ speakers from around the world, presenting to an audience of 2,000+ conference delegates.

Join us at Happiness & Its Causes 2018 for a rich and inspiring experience, connecting with like-minded delegates and speakers. Explore the big questions in life and uncover what will bring lasting, genuine happiness for you, those you love and those in your care. It is equally relevant to individuals and professionals. Bring your whole family or work group to this inspiring event! 


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Firestick Farming
10:00 AM10:00

Firestick Farming

Completely thrilled to be facilitating this fascinating discussion on fire and indigenous land management practices as part of the BoFA Film Festival. 

Firestick Cultivation:
Did the original custodians of our land have it right?

After an introduction by Director,  Roger Scholes (The Tale of Ruby Rose), speakers will discuss whether the management of our vulnerable high country might learn much (or not) from the original custodians of Tasmania’s high country. Speakers include high country expert Harold Riley, historian Professor Henry Reynolds, University of Tasmania, plus  Paul Black, State Fire Manager,  Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania, Andry Sculthorpe, Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, Vica Bailey, Director, The Wilderness Society,  and Leigh Walters, Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Book your free seat at Eventbrite.com.au

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3:00 PM15:00

How To Create A Business With Heart

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Polly McGee presents "The Good Hustle"

Have you ever yearned to do something meaningful?

Have you finished your Teacher Training and wondering what now?

Do you have a business that just isn’t quite where you want it to be?

Is your head and heart full of ideas but your fear of failure acting as a barrier?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Good Hustle is your go to workshop. Combining the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary business practice this session is a compelling blend of mindfulness, spirituality and entrepreneurial action

Across a dynamic three hours you will discover:

  • How to understand your dharma;
  • The yoga of business;
  • Being in service as a way of living and working with meaning;
  • Identifying your ‘good hustle’ idea and evaluating its market potential; and
  • How to use the ancient wisdom of Patanjali’s yoga sutras a blueprint for contemporary living.

Come prepared to walk away motivated, inspired and with clear direction. Come prepared to change your life.

Cost: $50 including a free copy of "The Good Hustle" book (currently retailing at $24.99).

The speaker

When business strategist Dr Polly McGee spent two months in an ashram becoming a yoga teacher, she hoped to learn enough about life and balance to help her stop falling on her asana. She didn’t expect to discover a unique way of combining the spiritual pathway to happiness with the process of creating sustainable heart-centred businesses that so many of her clients had been searching for.

Polly is an author, speaker, entrepreneur educator, digital strategist and yogi who has managed multimillion dollar innovation grants programs and worked with hundreds of people to refine their business ideas and connect with their market. Voted one of the most influential people in Australian Start-ups, Polly has merged her entrepreneurial and yogic philosophy practice to create a blueprint for heart-centred businesses to sustainably scale their impact. Polly is strongly committed to compassion, selfless service, yoga and meditation. 

Click HERE to purchase your ticket - spaces limited.

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5:30 PM17:30

Business, bubbles, books, booze + broads!


Join notorious local broads Kim Seagram, Nat Fryar and Polly McGee for an engaging night with the 5 B's - Business, Bubbles, Booze, Books and Broads.

Enjoy the Nat's new sparkling wine Bellebonne,  Abel Gin Company's Sloe Gin, and the Launceston launch of Polly's new book The Good Hustle. How are these three life essentials all linked you ask? The big reveal is on the 22nd of March in the Barrel Room at Saint Johns.

Entry price includes a signed copy of The Good Hustle, a welcome cocktail, nibbles and the priceless wisdom from the 3 broads in conversation.

Participants will have access to exclusive discounts on sloe gin and bubbles. Tickets limited, so jump in and reserve a place for your posse here!

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Q&A with Lisa Messenger and Dr Polly McGee
6:15 PM18:15

Q&A with Lisa Messenger and Dr Polly McGee

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Murdoch Books and Collective Hub present an inspirational evening with Collective Hub founder Lisa Messenger, and Dr Polly McGee, entrepreneur, educator, yogi and author of new book The Good Hustle. This Q&A-style event will focus on how to create a happy, healthy business with heart.

When business strategist Polly McGee spent two months in an ashram becoming a yoga teacher, she hoped to learn enough about life and balance to help her stop falling on her asana. She didn’t expect to discover a unique way of combining the spiritual pathway to happiness with the process of creating sustainable heart-centred businesses that so many of her clients had been searching for.

Whether you’re a business owner, extremely career-oriented or just wanting more, these ladies will first-hand show you how to get started, stay on track, and not get derailed by doubt using the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary business practices.


– How to stay on track with your business goals

– How to seamlessly blend entrepreneurial action and spirituality

– Tips for how to fully engage in your career and life

– How to set goals and smash them

Who is it for?

– Anyone who’s seeking inspiration and a sense of direction
– Anyone who’s feeling stuck and wants more out of life

What You Will Get

– Collective Hub gift bag
– Light snacks and refreshments

Dr Polly McGee

Dr Polly McGee is an author, entrepreneur, educator, digital strategist and yogi. As co-founder of Start-up Tasmania, she was voted one of the most influential people in Australian start-ups. She has worked with hundreds of start-ups to help them refine their business ideas and connect with their markets. A prolific speaker and writer on digital strategy and small business, Polly contributes to a range of publications and has created a suite of digital and video content and workshops. She continues to coach heart-centred entrepreneurs, helping them scale their businesses to make a greater impact in the world.

Lisa Messenger

Lisa Messenger is the vibrant, game-changing founder and CEO of Collective Hub. She launched Collective Hub as a print magazine in 2013 with no experience in an industry that people said is either dead or dying. Collective Hub has since grown into an international multimedia business and lifestyle platform with multiple verticals across print, digital, events and, more recently, co-working spaces – all of which serve to ignite human potential.

Lisa is an international speaker, bestselling author, and an authority on disruption in both the corporate sector and the start-up scene. She well and truly traverses an array of industries, having been engaged to speak across the globe for organisations including IBM, L’Oréal, Telstra, Facebook, C3 Church, Commonwealth Bank, CPA Australia, Purina, Harcourts, McDonald’s, and Estée Lauder.


Tue. 6 March 2018


6.15pm - 8.15pm AEDT


IDEAL SPACE - Ground Level 483 Riley St Surry Hills, 2010


$80 – $120





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The Good Hustle Book Launch in Hobart
5:30 PM17:30

The Good Hustle Book Launch in Hobart

A revelation and revolution, combining the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary business practice in a compelling blend of mindfulness, spirituality and entrepreneurial action.

Tasmanian author, entrepreneur educator and yogi, Polly McGee, has founded a unique way of combining the spiritual pathway to happiness with the process of creating sustainable heart-centred businesses that so many of her clients have been searching for. If you’ve ever yearned to do something meaningful that matters and create a business with heart, The Good Hustle is your go-to handbook on the real-life path to enlightenment.

Join Polly at Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins St, Hobart.

 Tickets are free but booking is essential as places may be limited. 


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