On this episode of UNPACK Aaron drop in and clink glasses with Michael Ellis, Head of Culture for top shelf Aussie online wine retailer and startup Vinomofo. Having grown to become one of the countries most successful businesses, Vinomofo undoubtedly owe a great deal of their success to a workplace culture that nurtures and attracts exceptional humans. Michael uncorks the ‘FO credo of ‘Step-Up, Care more, Keep it Real, Do Some Good and Have Fun’ as well as his vision of workplaces as a refuge of authenticity; where purpose, talents and passion align.
As a teacher, writer and regular contributor to lifestyle publications such as the Lonely Planet, Michael shares his take on gratitude, happiness, empathy and the stories we all tell ourselves (with a splash of favourite Vino fueled memories for good measure!) Wine puns aside, in addition to sharing his gifts as a charismatic leader and change maker Michael generously opens up about his own private struggle for balance and battle with bulimia. Whether it be an eating disorder or something else entirely Michael’s exceptional courage to share reminds us that ‘everyone has something going on’. Incorporating this understanding into how we treat one another might even be a pretty good start towards becoming exceptional ourselves! Check out Michael Ellis ‘The Authentic Life at Work’ on UNPACK here