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Welcome to the Fit for Work Podcast. The place to be if you’re a health, safety or HR professional and leader wanting to take YOUR workplace from GOOD… to GREAT. The Fit for Work Podcast will serve you up a weekly FEAST of thought leadership, business resources and real-world examples of what’s working and not working in workplaces. Eavesdrop on conversations with professionals in the Workplace Health, Safety and Leadership spaces along with researchers, educators and front-line staff from both white and blue collar, private and public workplaces. Learn the latest trends and practical tools to boost health, happiness, safety, engagement and productivity in your workplace. Let's be part of the solution in taking your workplace from good to GREAT!

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Welcome to the Fit for Work Podcast. The place to be if you’re a health, safety or HR professional and leader wanting to take YOUR workplace from GOOD… to GREAT. The Fit for Work Podcast will serve you up a weekly FEAST of thought leadership, business resources and real-world examples of what’s working and not working in workplaces. Eavesdrop on conversations with professionals in the Workplace Health, Safety and Leadership spaces along with researchers, educators and front-line staff from both white and blue collar, private and public workplaces. Learn the latest trends and practical tools to boost health, happiness, safety, engagement and productivity in your workplace. Let’s be part of the solution in taking your workplace from good to GREAT!
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-08-05 09:19
last episode published
2018-08-04 20:00
publication frequency
13.7 days
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Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author  
salmcmahon5@gmail.com (Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor ) managing editor  
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor owner  
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Number of Episodes
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Business Education Health Management & Marketing Training Fitness & Nutrition

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
4.08.2018

046 Walking the talk

Welcome to this special episode of the Fit for Work Podcast. This episode will wrap up Season 2, where we’ve enjoyed 6 months of guests and topics that I hope have helped scratch your health, safety and leadership itches. We’ll be taking a break for a ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
21.07.2018

045 Learning from lived experience

What could we learn by sharing lived-experiences of mental illness? What difference would it make if leaders shared their own struggles with anxiety or depression? What practical ways can we reduce stigma and promote a safe space at work? In this episo...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
7.07.2018

044 Training with the human in mind

*Are you a death by power point kind of health and safety trainer? *When was the last time you revamped your induction to include blended learning to actually engage the mere human? *Do you employ tech and gamification to boost engagement and track phy...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
23.06.2018

043 Mentally Healthy Workplaces with SafeWork NSW

Why focus on mental health at work? What’s the state of workplace mental health in NSW? What are the most compelling evidence-based interventions? In this episode, I invite back on the show Jim Kelly, Director of Health and RTW for SafeWork NSW. We cha...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
9.06.2018

042 Key levers for optimum performance

What common language can we use to bridge cultures in health and safety? What do you do when leading a global team who don’t see risks that we Aussie WHS professionals think are obvious? What can safety look like in sedentary or lower risk work environ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
26.05.2018

041 A PsychSafe Utopia – can it exist?

Have you ever experienced a workplace bully and not known how to handle them? Have you worked out how to give a voice to your values and stand up for what you feel is right at work? Do you know your individual risk factors or that of your team which co...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
12.05.2018

040 Neuroplasticity for safety and resilience

Can we rewire our brain to improve focus and awareness? And in doing so what impact can this have on injuries and safety outcomes? What are some ways we can practise mindfulness to boost resilience and workplace mental health? This episode I chat with ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
28.04.2018

039 Health, wellness, safety and how it all fits together

In this episode I share Andrew Barretts interview with me on his Safety on Tap Podcast which if you’re not already subscribed to and are a WHS professional, then I highly recommend. As an upcoming speaker at the Safety Institute of Australia National C...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
14.04.2018

038 Hacking your professional development

What does your professional development look like? Do you have a coach challenging you to ‘do the work’ to become a more effective leader? How much influence do you have in your workplace? What are you doing to boost this? Today I interview a fellow po...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
31.03.2018

037 Doing Safety Differently

What does it mean to do Safety Differently? How much could we move health and safety forward by sharing our failures not just our wins? What if you as the leader DIDN’T have to have all the answers? What could work look like if we challenged the system...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
17.03.2018

036 Setting the SafetyScape

Are you a safety leader who wants to go beyond just compliance and check lists? Who wants safety to be regarded as more than an a** covering exercise motivated by fear of fines and prosecution? Who wants to see business leaders value their employees se...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
3.03.2018

035 Can wearable tech shift injury odds?

Are you responsible for injury prevention in your workplace and looking for a more innovative approach? Have you flogged manual handling training to death and failed to see marked improvements in injury rates? Are you open-minded about technology and k...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
17.02.2018

034 Supporting Financial Wellbeing

If money is the leading cause of stress, why don’t we talk more about it more? Why don’t we focus on stewarding not just earning money at work? How can workplaces proactively support their people with financial literacy? What are some simple ways we ca...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
3.02.2018

033 Take A Stand

If you were to design the workplace of tomorrow what would be in it? If money wasn’t an issue should ALL employees be issued a sit-stand desk? Does standing impact on heart health or just injury risk? How much standing is too much? All of these questio...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
20.01.2018

032 Creating an Ageless Workforce

We’re back with Season 2 of the Fit for Work Podcast! We hope to continue our mission of supporting you to make your workplace GREAT and strengthen your conviction that looking after people is not just the RIGHT thing to do but the SMART thing to do. W...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
10.06.2017

031 Creating the Dream Workplace

Let’s picture for a minute your dream workplace… -What would it look like? -What sort of culture would be present? -What would leadership look like? -What value would be placed on health? -What attitude would people have to Safety? -What level of engag...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
27.05.2017

030 Mates looking after mates at work PART 2

PART 2 -Have you ever lost a work mate to suicide? -Have you ever seen a mate struggling but not know if it were your place to ask or the right words to say? -Does your role require of you to look out for the safety of your workforce, but your not sure...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
20.05.2017

029 Mates looking out for mates at work

PART 1 -Why is it that a construction worker is 71% more likely to die by suicide? -What trades and demographics have the highest mental health and suicide risk? -What ripple effect could we create by empowering the workforce to own their own mental he...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
13.05.2017

028 Down to earth Safety for SMEs

DOWN TO EARTH SAFETY FOR SMEs  Are you from a SME who’s Safety manual is so thick and heavy it could take a life? Are you the type who wants to run and hide when your first aid & CPR training comes knocking? Or maybe you’re convinced that Safety is...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
6.05.2017

027 Collaborate: Silos are for storage not humans

COLLABORATE: SILOS ARE FOR STORAGE NOT HUMANS  Do you sometimes feel frustrated at how long collaboration takes and feel that you could get the job done faster if you just did it yourself? Do you want to be a catalyst for change in your workplace, but ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
29.04.2017

026 How to turn your workers comp premiums into profits

HOW TO TURN YOUR WORKERS COMP PREMIUMS INTO PROFITS Ever wondered how to measure Lead indicators rather than obsess over Lag indicators? Ever wondered how your response to an injured worker effects their recovery Ever wondered where to find budget to c...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
22.04.2017

025 Why the construction industry needs wellbeing

WHY THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY NEEDS WELLBEING This episode was birthed from a disappointment I experienced this past week. Its birthed out of a rejection of wellbeing on a construction project.  And its birthed from my strong conviction that the constr...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
8.04.2017

024 Are your colleagues making you fat and sick?

Today we’re mixing things up on the Fit for Work Podcast. Enjoy this recording of my chat with Nicole van Hattem when I was a guest on her Hot and Healthy Podcast. On this episode of the podcast Nicole and I cover: – how your colleagues could be making...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
1.04.2017

023 The modern day approach of the WHS regulator

THE MODERN DAY APPROACH OF THE WHS REGULATOR Do you respond better to carrots or sticks? Do you bury your head in the sand and hope nothing breaks in your sandbox? Is your only encounter with the regulator when audits or disasters strike? Or are you pr...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
25.03.2017

022 Keep calm and…become emotionally intelligent

Keep calm and…become emotionally intelligent Keep Calm and… punch out that report Keep Calm and… say smart stuff in high-pressure meetings Keep Calm and… be a nice person to be around In this episode I chat with Claire Ebstein, head of Proactive Servic...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
18.03.2017

021 Leading the legends and the laggards in your workplace

Leading the legends and the laggards in your workplace Do you regard yourself as an early adopter or a laggard? How much time should we spend managing laggards or rebels in the workplace? What key ingredients build a positive, engaged and trusting cult...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
11.03.2017

020 Breaking out of the safety comfort zone

BREAKING OUT OF THE SAFETY COMFORT ZONE People are the solution not the problem Safety is the presence of positives rather than the absence of negatives AND Safety is an ethical responsibility not a bureaucratic activity These 3 principles shape the id...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
4.03.2017

019 Will a robot take your job?

WILL A ROBOT TAKE YOUR JOB? Should a good safety professional make themselves redundant? Could technology replace the role of the safety professional or worker in general? How can you maximise your ‘human’ to robot-proof your role? These questions and ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
25.02.2017

018 Rallying Workplace Wellness Ambassadors

RALLYING WORKPLACE WELLNESS AMBASSADORS Does wellbeing often feel like a tac on in your workplace? Does it get lost in the operational priorities of the business? How and why do we need to enlist Workplace Wellness Ambassadors? In this episode I interv...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
18.02.2017

017 eHealth trends helping workplaces ‘run’

eHEALTH TRENDS HELPING WORKPLACES ‘RUN’ Do I actually stand at my bedside marching on the spot until my steps tick over to 10,000? …sometimes yes. Do iWatch users really care whether they close those daily activity rings? …absolutely! Has Michelle Brid...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
11.02.2017

016 Wellness Rituals = Workplace Results

WELLNESS RITUALS = WORKPLACE RESULTS Are you an all or nothing person when it comes to your health? Do you snap back from your sedentary slumber to tackle a triathlon? Do you try and eat the elephant in one go believing that the will power and mental f...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
4.02.2017

015 How to identify the mental health pulse of your workplace

HOW TO IDENTIFY THE MENTAL HEALTH PULSE OF YOUR WORKPLACE 1 in 4 Aussies experience anxiety each year (Beyond blue). 1 in 7 Aussies experience depression each year (Black Dog Institute). 45% of us suffer from a mental illness in our lifetime (Beyond Bl...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
28.01.2017

014 Communication that connects: for the few who move the many

COMMUNICATION THAT CONNECTS: For the few who move the many How do we embed health and safety? How do we create ambassadors for health and safety? How do we get people to care? How do we make health and safety sexy? How do we make health and safety simp...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
21.01.2017

013 Become a corporate athlete

BECOME A CORPORATE ATHLETE What do elite cricketers have in common with elite corporates? How does focusing on what’s RIGHT with you and your organisation boost performance? What tools can you add to your toolkit to become a corporate athlete? Welcome ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
14.01.2017

012 Linking wellbeing to productivity, ROI and ROV

LINKING WELLBEING TO PRODUCTIVITY, ROI AND ROV What evidence is there for linking wellbeing to productivity? Why do we want to consider ROV as well as ROI in workplaces? How can we mitigate people risk and what ways do government and insurance bodies a...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
7.01.2017

011 Creating brain friendly workplaces that outperform

HOW TO CREATE BRAIN-FRIENDLY WORKPLACES THAT OUTPERFORM Have you ever had moments where your brain hurts? Not like a headache but in a way that makes you feel you’re working against rather than with your brain? Maybe you’re a chronic multi-tasker, get ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
31.12.2016

010 New Year New View

NEW YEAR NEW VIEW Paul and I team up to share our secrets for setting up the new year well. 10 STEP RECIPE FOR LIVING YOUR YEAR BY DESIGN RATHER THAN DEFAULT 1. Create a Vision STATEMENT ‘My Dream Life’ Write this in the present tense and ask yourself ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
22.12.2016

009 Being hot and healthy in business

BEING HOT AND HEALTHY IN BUSINESS Whats your definition of success? Did you even make it up or did society, company culture or even your parents dictate it to you? As one year draws to a close and we knock on the door of a new year, I thought this powe...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
17.12.2016

008 Desk dwellers save your spine

DESK DWELLERS SAVE YOUR SPINE Do you have a job that requires you to conquer the world via keyboard or stoop over for long periods? Does your back, neck and shoulders complain about it? Have you got grand intentions to keep good posture, but naturally ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
10.12.2016

007 Fighting fatigue and engaging men

FIGHTING FATIGUE AND ENGAGING MEN How do we best engage men in health behaviour change? What are some simple habits we can practice to fight fatigue? Why is mental health such an issue in FIFO and what can we do about it? Welcome to Episode 7 of the Fi...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
3.12.2016

006 Diversity is your competitive advantage

DIVERSITY IS YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE What’s the business case for engineering diversity into our teams? What can HR do to promote diversity – gender, race, ethnicity, age or otherwise – into the workplace? Do safety professionals need to learn ‘busi...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
26.11.2016

005 Lessons from leading cultural change

In this episode we dissect the hot topic of cultural change in the workplace. As a leader do you often find you’re at the mercy of a skinny budget and threatening deadline that limits your ability to proactively change culture because you’re always cha...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
19.11.2016

004 Science reveals that wellbeing is a trainable skill

Do you want to learn how to be the calmest guy in the room? Are you curious to learn how thinking about thinking – or Metacognition – can actually help to make you healthier, safer, more engaged and more productive? What is social genomics and does it ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
13.11.2016

003 Building a Tribe: Women in Safety

Are you really leading, or just taking a walk? Without followers, leaders are just out for a walk. Are you an aspiring leader, influencer or change-agent in your workplace and want ‘followers’, so you’re not just ‘going for a walk’ all by yourself? In ...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
13.11.2016

002 Let’s put the ‘H’ back into WHS

Do you want to create a Workplace Wellbeing Program that “Works Well for Beings”? Are you a WHS or HSE professional who’s lost or been robbed of your ‘H’? Merv Neal challenges us to have REAL and relevant ‘H’ conversations. He also shares 7 areas of Wo...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
13.11.2016

001 Making Business and Life Meaningful

Do you sometimes struggle to connect the dots between making business and life meaningful? Or do you lead people who lack passion, ‘oomph’ and motivation? Today I’m talking to Phill Nosworthy who offers 6 keys to unlocking meaning and motivation in you...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author
12.11.2016

000 Welcome to the Fit for Work Podcast

Welcome to the very first episode of the Fit for Work Podcast. If you’re a health, safety or HR professional or business leader that wants to take your workplace from good to great, then you’re in the right place. Through the Fit for Work Podcast, we’l...
Sally McMahon: Workplace Health Enthusiast, Speaker, Author, Podcaster, Exercise Physiologist, Health Coach, Sports and Exercise Nutrition Advisor author