Travis is the presenter and producer of the award winning ABC podcast ‘The Parenting Spectrum’, a member of the Australian Autism Research Council, Vice Chair of the Board at Autism Camp Australia, an Education Consultant, Autism Advocate, professional speaker, adventurer and father to an incredible autistic son. He has taught in schools all over the world and worked with autistic students for more than 20 years. Travis travels the country presenting workshops and keynote addresses to students, parents, teachers and allied health professionals about autism, parenting and how to be a positive guide. In 2020 he was awarded Autism Spectrum Australia ‘Parent/Carer of the Year’.
This weeks guest on the Sounding Board Parenting podcast is direct, doesn’t pull any punches and is definitely NOT a fence sitter when it comes to multiple topics on parenting. We LOVE it! Karalee Katsambanis is also the Author of best selling book, ‘Step Parenting with Purpose’. A book packed with valuable insights and practical tips from an authentic soul who herself has long been on the journey of step parenting | www.karaleekatsambanis.com
It’s been slightly longer since our last episode. There are several reasons behind that, including taking extra time to make this one extra special as our host, Shaun is joined by his Life Partner, Lover and Wife, Jess for an intimate exploring of parenting chat. Whether it’s about creating the best environment for kids to flourish or facing the home truths of taking on the behaviours that our parents showed with us (the good and bad). This chat definitely possesses value for anyone who listens | www.soundingboardparenting.com.au
The SBP podcast is blessed to have Daisy Lane Publishing Founder, Jennifer Sharp, join us to explore the world of parenting. For Jennifer, this world now also involves being a grandparent. How parenting has changed across generations, the importance of reading for a parent-child relationship and the benefits that adopting a proactive attitude can bring into your life are a few of the topics touched on in this conversation. | https://www.daisylanepublishing.com/
Whether it’s the relationship between teacher and parent, finding more pockets of time for creativity or using the power of questioning to take the connection with your child to another level. There’ll be something in this episode for you with Jessica Terlick returning to Sounding Board Parenting for her 3rd time, an SBP first!
Like all of the guests that join the Sounding Board Parenting podcast, Dana Hooker is a high performing parent in her own right. It was only 5 weeks after giving birth to her daughter Alice that was she back on the training track as an elite AFLW athlete. To say that footy is a BIG part of both Dana and Alice’s lives is an understatement. In fact, as an infant Alice would travel with her Mum and her teammates, otherwise known as Alice’s “30 Aunties” around the country all season long. Being a Mother has seemed to have had a positive impact on Dana’s career, with her already being the recipient of multiple club champion awards, multiple All-Australian team honours and being admired by many. Throughout this epic chat, we touch on several different areas of Dana’s parenting life including the challenges faced, how the parenting she experienced as a child helped to shape who we see today and what young Alice has taught her so far. If you hang on until the end, you may even hear young Alice having her own input into the conversation.
We loved having Kacey on the podcast a couple of weeks ago which is we have brought her back so quickly for her 2.0. In this episode, we delve deeper into Kacey’s parenthood journey with her daughter Tilly, including how her belief systems have changed and gain even more insight into children’s health http://kaceynaturopath.com.au
In this epic episode of Sounding Board Parenting, we explore the world of parenting with Resilience Project Founder, Hugh Van Cuylenburg. Hugh is a Father to Benji and Elsie who shares the joy of parenting with his Wife, Penny. Whether it is expanding the comfort zones of elite sporting teams and corporate companies, or educating our future generations through schools on how important our mental wellbeing is, Hugh is having a positive impact on the lives of many through the power of resilience. From our chat with Hugh, it is clear that this has carried through his parenting as well and there a multiple parenting gems for anyone to take away from this episode https://theresilienceproject.com.au/about/
Kacey Gerovich considers herself to be one of a few people that get to work in a passion of theirs, hers being Naturopathy. When she isn’t transforming lives through her work, Kacey enjoys being a Mother for her daughter Tilly. As we explore the world of parenting, Kacey touches on things like how she would do things differently, letting go of control and her passion for children’s health.
Despite spending nearly a quarter of his life in hospital, this week's guest Michael Crossland has forged a highly successful career as an inspirational speaker and has shared the stage with the likes of Sir Richard Branson, the Dalai Lama and Tony Robbins. Michael has also represented Australia in his chosen sport, has established a school and orphanage in Haiti and is also a best selling Author.
However, we don't believe there is anything more extraordinary in Michael's life than being a Father to Lachlan (2) after he and his Wife Melissa were told they wouldn't be able to have kids. Michael steps into the arena of vulnerability in a BIG way during this chat, taking us through the highs and lows of his life to date, which parenthood plays an important role in. The Sounding Board Parenting team would also like to send a loving congratulations to Michael and Melissa as they recently announced that they are expecting their second child.
If Michael's story intrigues you, we highly recommend you go and watch the award-winning documentary on his life, by ABC’s Australian Story, which has been viewed by over 4 million people | https://michaelcrossland.com
A devoted Mother to two daughters and Wife to Paul, Natalie also plays an often transformational role in the lives of many others as a energy healer and soul guide. Whether it is understanding the sense of energy being experienced in the wider community or being the connector between one of her clients and a loved one who has passed away, Natalie has explored the world of parenting from an angle not many of us would have. Enjoy as we take a deep dive into her own parenthood journey along with the journeys of many other souls she has encountered.
This week the Sounding Board Parenting podcast is joined by Karen Dennett.
Karen plays many different roles in life and to be honest there were too many to list here. It's fair to say she has a lot going on, which includes being a Mum to three young adolescents, who provide her lot's joy while pressing many buttons along the way. Karen is also leading the company she founded, Engaging Education, which is all about working in partnership with industry partners to engage teachers and students in learning experiences that bring the business concepts to life that bring the business concept. Sounding Board Parenting would also like to congratulate Karen for her nomination in the 2020 AusMumpreneur awards.
Prepare yourself for a hit of reality.
Episode 21 of Sounding Board Parenting features Nina Cruz, who considers being a Mother to two children, Keira (6) and Jacob (9), to be the most transformational experience of her life. Nina is also known as one of Australia's top certified conscious parenting coaches after being trained by Dr. Shefali Tsabary herself. Ever heard of the concept of re-parenting your inner-child? You're about to.
You may find this amazing person salsa dancing across your social media. You may have watched one his awesome webinars or lecturers as he is a leading Professor in the field of entrepreneurship. Or you may have stumbled across him the way we did, listening to him talk about his beautiful family and how important it is to #FutureProofYou
Father of two, Julien Marchand, jumps on episode 20 of the Sounding Board Parenting podcast to explore his world of parenting and everything that comes with it.
In episode 19 of Sounding Board Parenting we explore the world of parenting with legendary Journalist and Father of two (now adult) children, Adam Shand.
Adam may well be known best for his groundbreaking work covering Australia’s underworld in recent decades which has included books on infamous figures Carl Williams, Mark “Chopper” Read and outlaw bikers just to name a few.
COVID has created a lot of changes in the lives of many and Adam believes this includes people looking seriously at the different roles they play in life and asking themselves, “who am I?”
Adam is a hero of his own drama who in this conversation, opens up about what he has seen that brings bikers to tears, having discussions about racism with his mixed race children and lessons he learnt from his Father in his final years.
This week on the Sounding Board Parenting podcast we are blessed to be joined by Emma Campbell. Emma believes the role she plays first and foremost in life is being Mumma to a beautiful nearly 2 year old boy Oscar. Emma is also a purpose and business coach through her business Find That Thing which is playing a BIG role in the personal transformation of many lives. That’s not even including the impact she is having as a performance and leadership coach for an AWESOME company. On top of all that Emma is still finding time to connect with her Husband Alex and group of friends who she describes as absolutely legendary. We kick off this episode with Emma describing how parenting has changed her life, which may just expand your perspective.
Jessica Terlick is back for a second time on the poddy after first jumping on in episode 7! This chat takes a different path to our first, with us diving into the impact personal development can have on a persons life, especially a parent. We chat about what giving more choice to children can do for the family along with insights to how we can improve a parent-teacher relationship from someone who is a parent AND a teacher.
Heidi opens up about struggling for clarity at times on the roles she plays in life, which currently revolve around being a Mum to baby Memphis along with building a business, being a Wifey to Griffo and staying connected as a friend and daughter. Not to mention a media career which has now led to Heidi having a positive impact on the lives of Mum’s and Women all over | https://www.heidileeanderson.com/
This week is special and different all in one. What you’re about to listen to is the FIRST EVER Sounding Board Parenting chat with more than one parent. In this episode, you will hear from Kav and Beth Temperley who are parents to a blended family which includes Ziggy, Cassia, Hunter and Violet. Both Kav and Beth are creatives at heart, which they try to bring into their parenting as often as possible. Kav, who is also the Lead Singer and Songwriter for ARIA award winning rock band, Eskimo Joe, was once quoted as describing his family dynamic as “the Brady bunch without Alice to clean everything up.” We start the episode midway through Kav describing what it has been like as a blended family through the COVID pandemic.
This week’s guest is Stuart Cattanach, a Dad to Jett and Orlando who are 6 years and 19 months old respectively. Stu is also a Husband to Emily, whilst considering being a confidant to his close mates to be one of the most important roles in his life. Sounding Board Parenting would like to wish Stuart and Emily all the best for when they welcome a new addition to their family in the coming weeks.
This week’s guest is Michael Ray, a man who gained clarity through adversity that many would crumble under, that his primary role in life as a single Dad is to be an example and leader for his 8 year old daughter Charlie, but not in the way you might expect. Michael has what could be described as a colourful resume. A former boxer, bodybuilder, nightclub bouncer, AFL fitness coach and now, an ascending speaking, writing and media career.
This week's guest is Michelle Cowan, who is a Mum to Albie (aged 11) and Milly (aged 9) along with being a pioneer for Women's footy having held coaching roles with the West Coast Eagles, Fremantle Dockers and Melbourne Demons. Michelle is also a Wife to Chris and sought after Keynote Speaker in the world of leadership.
Julie believes her roles in life currently include human, Mother to Sawyer and Avery and Life Partner to Dan. On top of all that Julie is a New York Times Bestselling Author, Former Dean at Standford University and leading speaker on parenting whose TED Talk has had nearly 5 MILLION views | https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/
Dave Clare is a Father, or as he now likes to put it, a friend and not a walking ATM to his three adult children Jordan, Mitchell and Dylan. He is also a devoted Husband to Tova and a respected Author and Speaker on the topic of leadership | http://www.daveclare.com/
This weeks guest is Jessie Parker, who Sounding Board Parenting is stoked to announce as our first repeat guest after first appearing in episode 2. Jessie opens up a few cans of worms in this chat including the reality of parenting during a pandemic, having a different parenting style to her Husband Kane, how her journey with conscious parenting began and the life of a start up podcaster.
This week’s guest is Luke Benedictus. For a long time, Luke believed his life to be defined by his career, which has seen him hold the position of Editor with Men’s Health Australia. Luke has experienced A LOT of life changes in recent years, including becoming a Father to Joe and Marc while also being a supportive husband to his wife, Sarah. On top of all that he still finds time to write for the website he co-founded, The Father Hood | https://www.the-father-hood.com/
Piers McCarney is a primary bread winner for better or worse, trying present and engaged Father, Husband to Alison, contributor to his local community and is a believer that consideration should be given beyond your individual family.
This week’s guest is Amy Jacobson, who plays many different roles in life including being a Mum to Amelia who is 13 and Koen who is 11, a Wife to Mark, emotional intelligence expert with a flourishing public speaking career and someone who is here to challenge people’s mindsets to own performance and amplify engagement | https://findingyoury.com.au/
This week’s guest is Andrew McUtchen, who is an at-home athlete, Step-Dad to Alyssa, Dad to Indie, Isla and Neve, a thinker, a creator, a mate; an at-home chef, putter-to-bed specialist and when that’s all done, a husband to Fiona.
After working more than 12 years in the human services field, Ivan Reinoso (father of three), moved to India to work in congregational development. Originally from Ecuador, South America and having lived in different countries, he shares his learning experiences as a father of - now grown-up two sons and daughter.
This weeks guest is Cameron Schwab, who is a Step-Father to Chrissy, Father to Evie, Husband to Cecily, former CEO of two AFL clubs, artist and is now helping to shape future leaders through his company, designCEO | www.linkedin.com/in/cameronschwab