We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which Moments of Clarity is recorded, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend this respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait peoples of all communities.
Thursday Nov 17, 2022
Thursday Nov 17, 2022
Our guest today on Moments of Clarity is Malcolm Preston. Malcolm Preston is an Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management, teaching sustainability on their MBA and Executive Education programmes and visiting Faculty at Harvard Business School. He is also the Sustainability Adviser to a number of large international businesses and one small sustainability start-up. Malcolm recently retired as the Global Head of Sustainability Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), leading a team of some 700 sustainability and climate change experts. Malcolm lead PwC’s thought leadership on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and, in particular, the role of the private sector in their achievement. An accomplished speaker, Malcolm has spoken at numerous events including as a keynote speaker at the Rio +20 Summit, the World Bank, the New York Stock Exchange, and the United Nations. During the podcast we discuss Malcolm's career with PwC, the art of public speaking, his love of teaching, his love of travel, situational deprivation as a tool to living a good life, pivoting from a life of audits to climate change, reimagining our societal structures to adequately deal with the climate crisis, challenging the system within 'the brand boundary' and a moment of clarity. Linkshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmpreston/ https://www.kellogg.northwestern.edu/faculty/directory/preston_malcolm.aspx https://twitter.com/malcolmhpreston Time Stamps 0:00 - 17:06 Introduction with Matt and Toby 17:07 - 44:10 Part 1 with Malcolm Preston 44:11 - 68:02 Part 2 with Malcolm Preston 68:03 - 69:17 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for our music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our Instagram page @momentsofclaritypodcast or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Thursday Oct 27, 2022
Thursday Oct 27, 2022
Our guest in this episode of Moments of Clarity is Josie Gibson. Josie is co-founder and director of The Catalyst Network, a membership community of accomplished changemakers and a mentorship program for graduates and creative entrepreneurs. She is also the founder and director of CatalystFX, which she created to address the urgent need for different thinking and responses to complex business, social, and environmental issues. Josie is active in national and international initiatives exploring new work, community and economic models. She is an advisor with multiple leading organisations in different industries and is also a Senior Industry Fellow at FORWARD, RMIT's new Centre for Future Skills and Workforce Transformation. Josie's incredibly rich professional history is matched by her personal life and experiences which we discuss today. In today's episode we talk about the expectations of a working-class Irish Catholic family, a trip to Japan, a man named Ed, individualism vs collectivism, the need for mutual contribution and respect, reciprocity, connection, urbanisation and Richard Florida, networks, self-organisation vs hierarchy and a moment of clarity. Linkshttps://www.catalyst-fx.com/ https://www.catalyst-fx.com/the-catalyst-network/ https://about.me/josie.gibson https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/get-involved/join-our-corporate-membership-program/meet-our-corporate-members-josie-gibson-catalyst www.linkedin.com/in/josiegibson https://twitter.com/josiejosieg https://medium.com/rmit-forward https://soundcloud.com/rmit-forward/rmit-forward-skillscast-s1e03-josie-gibson-culture-conversations Time Stamps 0:00 - 19:50 Introduction with Matt and Toby 19:51 - 44:07 Part 1 with Josie Gibson 44:08 - 69:00 Part 2 with Josie Gibson 69:01 - 70:13 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for our music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/momentsofclaritypodcast/ or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Thursday Oct 13, 2022
Thursday Oct 13, 2022
Welcome to the 10th installment for Season 3 of Moments of Clarity with Matthew Sortino and Toby Kent. We have something a little different for you in this episode - 2 guests! And not just any guests, Matt and Toby are joined by Toby's former business partner and good friend Brett Ellis ESM and Toby's dad, Dr Randolph Kent. Brett has a stellar record of achievement as a senior executive in state and local government, community organisations and small business in areas as diverse as emergency management, public safety, environmental management, risk management and societal resilience. During a 30-year career Brett has held senior strategic planning, culture change and operational roles in organisations tasked with supporting communities and implementing major change management programs. As a result of his expertise and experience, a number of initiatives he led inform state, national and international disaster and resilience policies and frameworks. His expertise has seen him perform senior government operational roles during significant emergency events and disasters including the State Consequence Manager, State Relief and Recovery Manager and Municipal Emergency Manager. Brett has been awarded the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) for distinguished services to the community for improvements to Public Safety and the National Emergency Medal for sustained service during the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires. Dr Randolph Kent is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a Visiting Professor at the African Leadership Centre at King’s College London, Honorary Professor at University College London’s Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction, as well as a member of the Global Science Forum of the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Previously he has directed the Humanitarian Futures Programme at King’s College London, where he and his staff worked from 2004 to 2016 with a wide range of multilateral, bilateral and non-governmental organisations to strengthen their strategic and planning capacities for dealing with longer-term disaster threats. Prior to this Dr Kent was assigned as UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia (2003), UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Kosovo (1999), UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Rwanda [1994-1995], Chief of the UN Emergency Unit in Sudan [1989-1991] and Chief of Emergency Prevention and Preparedness in Ethiopia [1987-1989]. Since leaving the United Nations, much of Dr Kent’s attention has been focused on projects dealing with organisational and systems behaviour. These interests had led to appointments on a range of governmental and non-governmental committees in Denmark, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the private sector, he had served on the policy committees of DHL Deutsche Post Sustainability Advisory Council and Deloitte’s Humanitarian Innovation Panel. Dr Kent's publications include include 'Anatomy of Disaster: The Relief Network in Action' as well as 57 book chapters and journal articles and co-edited, 'The Study and Teaching of International Relations'. He is also currently writing a book – Planning from the Future: Why it Matters - intended to guide governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations on ways to address new types and ever more complex disaster threats. Links https://www.firesticks.org.au/ https://www.resilientco.au/ www.linkedin.com/in/brett-ellis-esm https://www.kcl.ac.uk/people/randolph-kent Humanitarianism InFocus with Randolph Kent - A New Debate Production https://youtu.be/cZmwtYkSy_A https://rusi.org/people/kent Time Stamps 0:00 - 4:57 Introduction with Matt and Toby 4:58 - 57:36 Part 1 with Brett and Randolph 57:37 - 90:25 Part 2 with Brett and Randolph 90:26 - 91:39 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for our music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/momentsofclaritypodcast/ or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
Wednesday Sep 28, 2022
Our guest today on Moments of Clarity is Adriano Di Prato. Adriano is a founding partner of a School for tomorrow, a global educational network supporting students, teachers, and school leaders to thrive in our new world. He is co-host of the Game Changers podcast series and co-author of the Hawker Brownlow Education book, Game Changers: Leading Today’s Learning for Tomorrow’s World. Adriano is a former President of the Victorian Catholic Secondary Schools Deputy Principals Association (VCSSDPA). He was the Deputy Principal at Marcellin College, Bulleen, for 12 years, where he was heralded in positioning the school as one of the best performing Independent Catholic boys’ schools in the state. He was also Deputy Principal at Caroline Chisholm Catholic College, Braybrook for 4 years. In 2019, 2020 and 2021, Adriano was honoured to be selected on the annual Hot List of movers and shakers in Australian education by The Educator magazine. In 2022 The Educator magazine listed Adriano in their Top 50 Most Influential Educators in Australia. In this episode we discuss Adriano’s early life, education and leadership, edupreneurship, his passion for the arts, creating communities of transformation, care, depression, faith, a moment of clarity and much more. Links https://www.aschoolfortomorrow.com/ https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/game-changers/id1503430745 https://adrianodiprato.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/AdrianoDiPrato https://www.instagram.com/adrianodiprato/?hl=en https://twitter.com/GameChangersPC https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianodiprato http://www.instagram.com/gamechangerspc Time Stamps 0:00 - 14:17 Introduction with Matt and Toby 14:18 - 41:55 Part 1 with Adriano Di Prato 41:56 - 67:53 Part 2 with Adriano Di Prato 67:54 - 69:09 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for our music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/momentsofclaritypodcast/ or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Wednesday Sep 14, 2022
Wednesday Sep 14, 2022
Gilbert Rochecouste is the Founder and Managing Director of Australia's premier placemaking consultancy group, Village Well. He is recognised locally and internationally as a leading voice in placemaking, regenerative practice and the creation of vibrant, resilient and loved places. Gilbert truly is the best in the business and has worked with over 2,000 cities, towns, main streets and communities over the past 25 years. Although, Gilbert has worked across Australia and the world, Melbourne has been the beneficiary of his projects with it's laneways, markets, suburban main streets and even the incredible Abbotsford Convent protected and revitalised by his work. Gilbert co-founded the EPOCH Foundation promoting the adoption of business ethics. He has been on the boards of Ross House, Donkey Wheel House Trust and Hub Australia. He is a sought after speaker and facilitator for community engagement activities and an agent provocateur of positive change and inspiration. Links https://www.gilbertrochecouste.com/ https://www.villagewell.org/ https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/art-and-design/article/curious-world-gilbert-rochecouste https://www.linkedin.com/in/gilbert-rochecouste-7a556325 https://www.epochinstitute.com.au/ Joanna Macy - https://www.joannamacy.net/main Joseph Campbell’s The Hero’s Journey https://www.jcf.org/works/titles/the-heros-journey-book/ Hugh Mackay - A Crisis of Meaning https://www.panmacmillan.com.au/author/hugh-mackay/ Viv’s Place https://www.launchhousing.org.au/vivs-place-safe-supported-housing https://www.rumi.org.uk/poetry/ Time Stamps 0:00 - 8:17 Introduction with Matt and Toby 8:18 - 38:02 Part 1 with Gilbert Rochecouste 38:03 - 63:39 Part 2 with Gilbert Rochecouste 63:40 - 64:53 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for our music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our Instagram page @momentsofclaritypodcast or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Tuesday Aug 30, 2022
Tuesday Aug 30, 2022
Our guest today on Moments of Clarity is Mark McKenzie-McHarg.Mark is principal of Mach 2 Consulting, a Victorian consultancy which he co-founded in 1993. Prior to this, he had 5 years consulting experience with KPMG Management Consulting, as a senior consultant and then as an associate director. This followed 10 years public sector experience in local government management in metropolitan Melbourne. Mark’s work in the public and private sectors has given him broad-ranging consulting experience in organisations as diverse as municipal councils, water authorities and merchant banks. The types of consulting engagements he has managed range from high level strategic and business planning to feasibility analysis, business case evaluation and leadership training programs. Mark lives in the rural town of Yackandandah in North-East Victoria where he has a deep connection with the community. In March, 2002 a notice appeared in the window of the High Street petrol station announcing that it would be closing in ten days time. It was the only petrol station in the surrounding area and marked a potential decline of the town. Mark, along with six other people, decided to do something positive about it and formed a company called the Yackandandah Community Development Company Pty Ltd (YCDCo). Mark now pours much of his energy in community ventures around regional Victoria and building a sustainable and thriving future for the regions. Links http://www.mach2consulting.com.au/ https://totallyrenewableyack.org.au/ http://www.ycdco.com.au/ https://www.exploreyackandandah.com.au/ Time Stamps 0:00 - 12:00 Introduction with Matt and Toby 12:01 - 40:57 Part 1 with Mark McKenzie-McHarg 40:58 - 61:07 Part 2 with Mark McKenzie-McHarg 61:08 - 62:08 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for our music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our Instagram page @momentsofclaritypodcast or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
Our guest today on Moments of Clarity is Darren Pereira.Darren is founder, director and master speaker at Success Integrated. He works with corporates and as a coach but his main game is with school students, staff and parents where he has inspired over 500,000 people across 7 countries for over 20 years. Darren is one of the most in-demand, charismatic & energetic speakers in the world. He is naturally engaging & humorous and his no-nonsense advice leaves his audience with a range of practical strategies they can implement immediately.In today's podcast we discuss Darren's early life, trauma, conditioning, winning and losing, failing, making it, getting out of the comfort zone, the importance of finding a mentor, dishonesty, the hope of our youth, celebrating diversity, finding your passion, shaping your destiny, spiritual thinking and more. Links https://successintegrated.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenpereiraofficial https://www.instagram.com/darrenpereiraofficial/?hl=en https://www.facebook.com/DarrenPereiraOfficial/ Mentions https://www.matthewsyed.co.uk/resource/bounce-the-myth-of-talent-and-the-power-of-practice/ https://www.ziglar.com/ Time Stamps 0:00 - 11:53 Introduction with Matt and Toby 11:54 - 46:45 Part 1 with Darren Pereira 46:46 - 71:28 Part 2 with Darren Pereira 71:29 - 72:42 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for our music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our instagram page @momentsofclaritypodcast or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Wednesday Jul 13, 2022
Wednesday Jul 13, 2022
In today’s episode Matt and Toby discuss fatherhood, Father Ted and have a rich and insightful discussion with Dr Michelle Moloney. Dr Michelle Maloney is is the Co-Founder & National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA). AELA promotes the understanding and practical implementation of Earth centred governance - with a focus on creating systems change within western law, economics, ethics, education and culture. Michelle is Co-Founder and Director of the New Economy Network Australia and Co-Founder and Director of Future Dreaming Australia, a not-for-profit organisation created in partnership with Indigenous Elders, which works to build cross-cultural ecological knowledge and create an Earth centred society. Michelle is a tireless and unwavering change agent that has dedicated her adult life to learning about and now implementing shifts from our current human extractivist centred way of being towards a regenerative and ecological approach. The work Michelle has done for over 30 years in academia, law, governance, community, social change and ethics is incredible - and we believe she is only getting started. In today’s conversation we discuss Michelle’s early life and inspiration, her love of the living world, the work of Thomas Berry, systems change, Earth Law, the history of western society, being an apocaloptimist, redefining the good life and building a tapestry of change. Links and References Australian Earth Laws Alliance - https://www.earthlaws.org.au/ New Economy Network Australia - https://www.neweconomy.org.au/ Greenprints - https://www.greenprints.org.au/ Future Dreaming Australia - https://www.futuredreaming.org.au/ Thomas Berry - https://thomasberry.org/quote/the-great-work-our-way-into-the-future/ https://thomasberry.org/a-new-story-for-the-earth-de-mystifying-earth-jurisprudence/ Time Stamps 0:00 - 13:22 Introduction with Matt and Toby 13:23 - 34:20 Part 1 with Dr Michelle Moloney 34:21 - 61:11 Part 2 with Dr Michelle Moloney 61:12 - 80:54 Part 3 with Dr Michelle Moloney 80:55 - 82:09 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero for our branding and design work and to Christian Prochilo for music and sound editing. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends and family. You can also check out our instagram page @momentsofclaritypodcast or our website at www.moc-pod.com.
Tuesday Jun 28, 2022
Tuesday Jun 28, 2022
Ash Rosshandler is the CEO of GoodCompany and his purpose is to connect businesses with charities, to work together for a better world. The GoodCompany platform empowers volunteering, donating, fundraising, matched donations and charity gift card rewards. Their clients include Optus, AGL, IAG, CSL, NBN, MYOB, Medibank and many more. In this podcast, Ash opens up about his childhood, his love of problem solving, his journey and his Meatloaf impression. Listen in. You will be in good company. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends, family, colleagues and social networks. You can also check out our instagram page @momentsofclaritypodcast or our website at www.moc-pod.com. We would also love to hear from you so reach out on our website, socials or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Links and Recommendations https://www.goodcompany.org/ https://www.goodcompany.com.au/au https://www.goodcompany.org/goodcompany-volunteer-mystery-bus https://www.ted.com/talks/yuval_noah_harari_the_actual_cost_of_preventing_climate_breakdown https://www.ted.com/talks/yuval_noah_harari_the_war_in_ukraine_could_change_everything?language=en Long Walk to Freedom By Nelson Mandela https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/318431.Long_Walk_to_Freedom Time Stamps 0:00 - 15:02 Introduction with Matt and Toby 15:02 - 62:45 Conversation with Ash Rosshandler 62:46 - 63:59 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero and to Christian Prochilo for helping make this podcast possible.
Wednesday Jun 15, 2022
Wednesday Jun 15, 2022
Kelly O'Shanassy is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Conservation Foundation - Australia’s national environmental organisation. With over 700,000 members the ACF works to unite people across Australia to speak out for a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive. The ACF pushes for bold solutions to the pollution and extinction crises that are currently impacting Australia and the globe. They use evidence-based advocacy, courage, creativity and common sense to change our story for the better using people power to fix our broken systems. They are completely independent and funded by donations from community members. So get involved! Kelly has had a long and distinguished career advocating for the natural world working in the business, government and not-for-profit sectors. She is an incredibly, passionate, intelligent, dedicated and experienced leader as you will find out in our conversation today. We discuss Kelly’s early inspirations, the importance of values, a love of nature as the great unifier, the need for groups and teams to affect change, the power of leadership, hope, optimism and a moment of clarity. Thank you so much for listening to Moments of Clarity. Remember to subscribe, review and share episodes with your friends, family, colleagues and social networks. You can also check out our instagram page @momentsofclaritypodcast or our website at www.moc-pod.com. We would also love to hear from you so reach out on our website, socials or via email email@example.com For more from Kelly and the ACF https://www.acf.org.au/ Twitter: @kellyoshanassy https://evanwallacetalks.com/2021/05/14/caring-for-the-environment-in-2031/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellyoshanassy/ Time Stamps 0:00 - 7:14 Introduction with Matt and Toby 7:15 - 47:45 Conversation with Kelly O'Shanassy 47:46 - 48:47 Outro Thank you to the team at Ex-Zero and to Christian Prochilo for helping make this podcast possible.
Moments of Clarity
Moments of Clarity is a podcast hosted by Matthew Sortino and Toby Kent. Through analytical, honest and uplifting conversations, Matt and Toby delve into the personal and professional lives of a diverse range of guests. They garner the vision, expertise, as well as the more everyday qualities of those who align their values and their actions. In cutting through the noise of a world overloaded with information and disinformation, they are also willing to engage with those whose values may not immediately align with their own. It makes for an insightful and entertaining mix.
Matthew Sortino began Moments of Clarity in January 2020 as a way to bring his daily thoughts and innate curiosity to life. Frustrated by the information overload, constant negativity and polarised nature of online communication he decided to create a podcast that cut through that noise and explore, through honest and open conversation, how inspiring individuals come to not only identify their values but make the world a better place by living by them each and every day. Matthew is an educator based in Melbourne, Australia, working across primary and secondary schools for over a decade. He loves to travel, read, exercise and spend time with friends and family. He lives with his wonderful partner, their daughter and they are expecting a second child very soon. After a successful first 50 episodes of Moments of Clarity, Matthew is now joined by former guest, guest-host, friend and now official co-host, Toby Kent.
Toby Kent is an expert in sustainable development and resilience. Before moving to Australia, Toby spent two decades working across five continents to help major corporate, government, and non-government organisations achieve their commercial and operational objectives in more sustainable ways. He has the distinction of being the first person in Australia to hold the title of Chief Resilience Officer, a position he performed for metropolitan Melbourne for over five years. Moments of Clarity is a way for Toby to explore his passions, challenge his own preconceptions, and make bad jokes.