The first female CEO of State Schools Relief since it's inception in 1930, Sue Karzis has a lifetime commitment to improving the lives of students and young people.
Predominantly supplying clothing to at-risk and in-need disadvantaged families with the support of the State Government and partners, Sue is driving a further expansion of assistance for those in need. From improved economy of in-house uniform supply to free eye tests and glasses for children in school to iPads for non-verbal children to use for communication at home.
We talk about growing up the daughter of immigrants, from navigating the education system lacking the diversity it has today, to making life better at school for children all over the state.
Find out more about State Schools Relief here;
Trigger warning; We speak about child sex offenders, offences and work of that nature that comes up through Bens work in the Public Protection Branch of the South Australian Police Force.
Juggling artistic pursuits with a family of five children, an eldest child with an autistic spectrum disorder and working in the confronting reality of child sex offences, we chat about life, excellence, improvement and what it means to work in such a confronting area of law enforcement.
How Ben finds time to paint, play music and the lessons that he is trying to teach his children. The nature of juggling work and family and why embracing being rubbish at something at the beginning is so important.
If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can keep up to date with Ben and his artwork here; Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benjaminpmgt
This week we chat to 3 x Australian long-distance trail champ, PhD Student, Ultra Trail World Tour Runner, Neurological Occupational Therapist and, super coach Kellie Emmerson
Learn about what it takes to run 160km races with over 10,000m of vert (elevation), how to juggle relationships with a high achieving life and why ultra runners don't have toenails!
You can keep up to date with Kellie here!;
Just Be Nice Project Podcast - Denae Brown - Strong Body, Strong Mind. From Building Strength to Building a Life After Domestic Violence.
This week's podcast is with one of Australia's most successful CrossFit athletes, with a long career including several trips to the CrossFit games and Australian Regional competitions.
We chat about what it takes to be so driven, to compete at such a high level, how she juggles motherhood with lofty goals and the how she is building a new life after leaving an abusive relationship.
Domestic Violence is a tragedy that affects 1 in 6 Australian women, we are so incredibly grateful to Denae for her bravery in speaking about her experiences and sharing her story so that others can understand the warning signs and know that they are not on their own. A truly open account of the difficulties and challenges faced on many levels, Denae is a beacon of honesty and a fantastic role model to all mothers, women and people looking to be better humans.
Denae on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/denaebrown/?hl=en
Denaes Webpage: http://www.denaebrown.com
If you or anyone you know is suffering abuse or violence at the hands of a family member, please do not hesitate to call the police or 1800 Respect to speak to someone 24/7.
The Just Be Nice Project is committed to continuing to build comprehensive support network for families recovering from violence and abuse, ensuring that they will remain housed, secure and have their mental health taken care of for the long term, while fighting the causes and social symptoms that create environments of violence and abuse.