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Welcome to seeds, a podcast where we talk with people making a positive impact with their lives.  We listen to them reflect on their journeys and in a long form podcast dig deeper to better understand what motivates their choices. 

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Hosted by Steven Moe


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Supported by Parry Field Lawyers

ISSN 2538-1113

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Aug 19, 2019

Reflecting on the intersection between our creative lives and the power of vulnerability.  The full text of this is here: 

Inspiration from a variety of sources including Theodore Roosevelt, Vincent Van Gogh, Brene...

Aug 18, 2019

Darren has worked for many years in the NGO sector and now assists organisations to maximize social impact through Direct Impact Group.  In this interview we talk about his childhood and early years and career before he joined an NGO.  We focus in particular on governance and impact and how you go about maximising...

Aug 12, 2019

Bill Murphy is the founder of Enterprise Angels and of the Purpose Capital Impact Fund.  In this episode we talk a lot about entrepreneurs, start-ups and impact investing.  However, we also talk about Bill's life and what has led him to what he does today. 

If you enjoy this check out earlier episodes as there are...

Aug 6, 2019

This is a short presentation in Melbourne at the Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ) annual conference.  The topic was looking at private enterprise and business in the context of how they relate to charities so I shared some reflections on what is going on right now in the world and the fact...

Aug 5, 2019

Ian was the ambassador to Japan at the time of both the Christchurch and Tohoku earthquakes of 2011.  In this interview we hear all about his childhood and what led him to the diplomatic service.  We also find out about what he loves most about Japan and what it is actually like to be a representative of a country....