Human Connection in the Age of Digital Distraction
26

Wednesday, 26 September

6 8 pm AEST

United Co.

425 Smith Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

TWOSIX Wellness logo
United Co. logo
The Bar Counter logo
Planet Food logo
Ayomo logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Human Connection in the Age of Digital Distraction

Rahul Soans (Moderator) Photo


Co-Founder, Disruptive Business Network

Dr Addie Wootten Photo


Clinical Psychologist & CEO, Smiling Mind

Al Jeffery Photo


Cultural Architect and Integrative Performance Facilitator

Megan Luscombe Photo


Relationship Coach, meganluscombe.com.au

26

Wednesday, 26 September

6 8 pm AEST

United Co.

425 Smith Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

TWOSIX Wellness logo
United Co. logo
The Bar Counter logo
Planet Food logo
Ayomo logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

'Sorry...I was distracted...'

Technology, social media and the Internet are useful tools, filling us up with information and helping us in our work and daily lives.

But even as they've had a significant impact in expanding our world and connecting us, technology too threatens to push us further apart.

In an age where we are always on, available to friends, clients or co-workers at any time and the lure of a YouTube spiral is never far away it can be challenging to actively engage with people right here and now in real life (or is that IRL?!).

Join us to hear from a panel of tech, relationship and mindfulness experts who will explore how we can balance our personal relationships with our use of technology to build healthier patterns and interactions.

Takeaways

Join us and be reminded of…

  • Why the real-world is so much more important than any blog or Instagram post
  • What you're missing when you’re looking down at your phone - a change in scenery or catching a smile from a stranger as you walk by.
  • How you feel when you connect with someone face-to-face
  • How being without technology can improve your mental health & wellbeing
  • Tactics to use technology with intention rather than as a distraction

About the Panelists

Rahul Soans (Moderator) Photo

Co-Founder,
Disruptive Business Network

Rahul is an Engineer with a Masters in International Business. In another life, he was a project manager in the telecommunications industry, and after coming to his senses, he fell into the social enterprise and startup world in Melbourne. He has cut his teeth working for startups, founded a consulting company and now runs The Disruptive Business Network - an event series and consulting service that looks at how new ideas and technology are changing business. He is also the co-founder of Balancingact3, a consultancy that equips purpose-driven businesses and organizations from the human rights and human services sectors with the tools and knowledge to transform, innovate and create services that advance human rights.

Dr Addie Wootten Photo

Clinical Psychologist & CEO,
Smiling Mind

Dr Addie Wootten is the CEO of Smiling Mind and a Clinical Psychologist by background. Smiling Mind has seen significant growth over the last few years - we have reached over 3 million downloads and we're now supporting more than 50,000 educators to bring mindfulness into their classrooms in schools across Australia, and internationally.

Smiling Mind also works with hundreds of businesses to bring mindfulness into their workplaces via its workshops and specialised Workplace app.

Addie brings her extensive background in clinical psychology, research and e-health to her position of CEO of Smiling Mind. Addie is a well-known leader in her field. Prior to joining Smiling Mind Addie delivered and researched innovative programs to enhance the wellbeing of people with cancer. She has developed and evaluated a range of online wellbeing tools, and has published widely.

Addie has been using mindfulness meditation as a part of her clinical psychology practice for many years, and also has a strong personal mindfulness practice.

Al Jeffery Photo

Cultural Architect and Integrative Performance Facilitator

Al Jeffery is a cultural-architect, integrative performance facilitator, and international speaker. With his book, Modern Tribe as the basis for his work, he works with entrepreneurs and teams to cultivate cultures of connectedness, group-flow and wellbeing. Starting his entrepreneurial journey at 12 and having been listed in Australia's Top 30 Under 30 entrepreneurs twice in a row, and as a mindfulness and performance coach, Al merges these two worlds of business and wellbeing. He’s worked with teams at the likes of Apple, Google Australia, AusPost, Bendigo Bank and more facilitating offsite retreats and leadership programs to enhance team performance.

Megan Luscombe Photo

Relationship Coach,
meganluscombe.com.au

Megan Luscombe works as a life & relationship coach and pre & post natal doula for singles, couples and families. Her words have featured in The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Triple J, The Sydney Morning Herald, Woman's Day and more. She's known for her honesty, humour and her ability to be unapologetically raw.

About Our Partners

TWOSIX Wellness

TWOSIX Wellness are holistic health and workplace wellbeing experts. Co-founded by friends Bree and Emma in Melbourne, TWOSIX Wellness offer everything from workplace wellbeing programmes to an online hub bursting with information and inspiration on all things health. Having come from over 10 years in a corporate environment both Emma and Bree are passionate about changing the culture of work in Australia, ensuring that wellness is a sustainable practice inside of all workplaces. They offer everything from weekly classes to monthly wellness workshops and programs, to one off people and wellbeing days and everything else inbetween. All sessions have a emphasis on stress management, wellbeing and creating a sustainable work-life balance. Bree and Emma have worked with corporates across Australia to create programmes that empower staff to lead a consciously healthier life in and outside of the office. They believe that with a healthy body and healthy mind, staff will be more motivated personally and professionally to be the best versions of themselves.

To find out more head to twosixwellness.com.au

United Co.

United Co. is Melbourne’s newest business and innovation centre in the heart of Fitzroy. With a focus on wellbeing and innovation, United Co has been architecturally and culturally designed to foster a connected, creative and balanced working environment. With world-class facilities, United Co offers private offices, coworking and dedicated desk plans, meeting rooms and event spaces, end-of-trip facilities and wellness centre. Work can be fun and success can be stress-free. Re-defining the future of work.

To find out more about United Co, or book a tour, head to unitedco.com.au.

The Bar Counter

Indulgent flavours meet wholesome goodness with The Bar Counter. We’ve crafted a range of healthy snack bars that not only taste amazing but have been designed to suit your lifestyle. We use only the finest ingredients and each bar is made with no artificial colours or flavours. With High Protein, No Added Sugar, Gluten Free, Raw and Energy bars available, we have something to suit all your health food needs.

Whether you’re on-the-go, or just wanting a quick hunger fix, The Bar Counter is the snack you can feel good about.

Find us in the health food aisle at Coles.

Planet Food

Inspired by the goodness of nature, Planet Food takes a holistic approach to health by providing healthy cooking and snacking options.

HIGH QUALITY

Through stringent testing and product development, we work closely with our supply partners to ensure that our products are made to the highest quality standards.

ALL REAL, NOTHING ARTIFICIAL

We pride ourselves in delivering customers food products that support a healthy lifestyle. Our foods only contain real ingredients with no artificial colours or flavours.

HOLISTIC MADE EASY

By having national distribution at Coles Supermarkets, Planet Food has made eating healthy easy and accessible for all.

Ayomo

Ayomo started out as a simple dream for us. Juicing has always been a part of our lives, and we continue doing so because it feels good. Ayomo is our way of sharing easy and healthy living with you. Ayomo Cold Pressed Juices is our flagship beverage range. Our juices are 100% raw, 100% natural, and 100% delicious. We source our fresh ingredients from local farmers. Fruit to bottle. Nothing else, and nothing in between. It's the respect we give our produce and farmers. Ayomo started out as a simple dream. Now, it is our way of living. And we’re passing Ayomo on to you.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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