#7: Michael Ellis – The Authentic Life at Work

“Who’s telling the story? Ego and fear or love and connection?” Michael Ellis is a Teacher, Lonely Planet contributor and Head of Culture for Vinomofo: online wine retailer and one of Australia’s biggest startup success stories. Michael shares his personal ‘wellbeing pillars’ as well as his vision of workplaces as a refuge for authenticity; where purpose, talents, and passion align. In addition to sharing his take on gratitude, happiness, empathy and ‘the stories we tell ourselves’, Michael opens up about his private struggle with bulimia and reminds us that ‘everyone has something going on.’

Please note that the following conversation acknowledges challenging issues that could be distressful for some listeners.

Additional information on where to get the best support has been included below:

Support in Australia

To connect with online, phone, or face-to-face counselling and therapy visit Mindstar at https://www.mindstar.com.au/

For immediate crisis or suicide prevention support contact Lifeline Australia on 131 114 via their 24/7 service

Butterfly Foundation for Eating Disorders – https://thebutterflyfoundation.org.au

 

Mentioned in this UNPACK episode:

Vinomofo – https://www.vinomofo.com

Joseph Campbell Foundation – https://www.jcf.org/