GPE015 – Secrets on how to travel better with purpose, passion and positivity!

An enlightening chat with the host of the amazing Thoughtful Travel Podcast

This episode is with the host of The Thoughtful Travel Podcast! Tune in as Amanda and I talk travel from every angle. We look into cultivating the right mindset for travel, budget travel tips, slow travel vs fast travel, solo travel, travelling in unusual ways, travel stories and much more! In this interestingly adventurous conversation we dive into Amanda’s experience podcasting, talk about some weird and wonderful things that’ve happened to us both in Japan and we discuss volunteering and how that fits into people’s adventures abroad. Please sit back and enjoy this travel/adventure-based episode!

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Blogging and social media consulting

Not a Ballerina

Amanda Kendle Not a Ballerina

GPE014 - GET INSPIRED! Creativity, art & following your passion!

An inspiring chat about following your passion with Australian artist, Danielle Weber!

In this fresh episode, we gain unique insights into the life of a painter. I speak to Australian artist Danielle Weber and she shares her secrets on gathering inspiration, her creative process, art, passion and doing what you love. We speak about doing what you love and building a life around that. We also discuss some of the challenges we face as creatives and how to push past that and become a better, more self-aware version of ourselves. Touching on life lessons we briefly discuss drugs and alcohol and experiences Dani has had growing up that have made her the woman she is today. This is a light, fun, creative and artistic look at a great artist and her creative process when it comes to creating new paintings. Hope you enjoy our chat!

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Check out Dani’s artwork:

Here’s here wonderful Instagram! @daniellesartworkofficial

Danielle's artwork official

GPE0013 - A Buddhist monk shares his secrets to happiness

A Buddhist Monk's secrets to happiness

Join me as I chat with Buddhist Monk, Kelsang Dornying about life, mindfulness, Buddhism, happiness and cultivating a more peaceful state of being. I’m also inviting you to take part in a very special GUIDED MEDITATION with Kelsang Dornying and I at the very end of the podcast (1:08:27).

Here are some ways I believe this specific episode can help you:

  • Gain some actionable tips on living a happier more mindful life

  • Get a unique insight into Buddhism and the positive states of mind it cultivates

  • Get a Buddhist Monk’s perspective on the world and how it’s changing

  • Feel calmer, happier and more connected to the universe

  • Enjoy a 5-minute guided meditation at the end of the podcast!

Podcast Overview: In this deep, relaxing and peaceful conversation with Buddhist Monk, Kelsang Dornying (from the Kadampa Meditation Centre), we cover topics like how to live a happier more fulfilled life, mindfulness, meditation, Buddhism, anticipation, love and living in the moment. Lessons within this discussion will help you lead a happier, more content life if you put them into action.

Kelsang Dornying explains why a lot of people wander aimlessly through life, searching for happiness and never truly finding it. He then gives actionable advice on how to become a more peaceful, fulfilled and happier person (today!). He breaks down his concepts in this podcast and gives some great analogies that really help to explain his thoughts and ideas. If you’ve ever been interested in meditation, mindfulness, Buddhism and cultivating a calmer, more focused mind, then this self-development podcast episode will be great for you!

We also discuss Buddhism, Buddhist teachings, secrets to happiness and the Buddhist path to enlightenment. We touch on the certain states of mind that cultivate a happier way of being. Living in the moment and realising that we’re all impermanent. We talk about things like how at any given day at any given time life could end and the importance of really living your life to the fullest as you may not be here tomorrow.

This conversation goes deep and this description does not come close to doing it justice, so please tune in and let me know what you think in the comments section below! Do you agree with Kelsang Dornying and the Buddhist way of thinking and being? Why, why not?

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Kadampa Meditation Centre

Kelsang Dornying

Mindfulness and Meditation -  Gen Kelsang Dorning 

A 5-minute introduction to Buddhism



GPE012 – Travel advice & philosophy you can’t afford to miss!

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Travel tips and advice from hosts of The World Wanderers podcast

Hosts of The World Wanderers podcast talk travel + transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle If you’re travelling anytime soon, this is the episode for you! Join me as I talk with the extremely well-traveled hosts of The World Wanderers Podcast. We speak about their journey, travel tips and tricks (including how to budget abroad, how to pack, the right mindset for travel, travel philosophy and much much more!). We had a chat about world travel and discussed their journey, their mindset, becoming a nomad and exactly how they created a life for themselves that they’re now super passionate and enthusiastic about. This is an episode that will hopefully inspire you to travel more, learn a new language for the fun of it, and push your boundaries with what ever you choose to pursue in life. If you’re after adventure stories, travel tips and hacks, travel advice, chilled vibes and a good listen, then tune in because this one’s a great one!

The World Wanderers


GPE011 – The ‘ESSENCE’ of health with Dr Craig Hassed!

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A Mindfulness Expert’s guide to stress management and a healthier life!

In this short but super sweet episode I speak with Dr Craig Hassed who literally wrote the book on mindfulness. We discuss personal development through stress management and how to live a healthy, happy life. We talk about the inner workings of stress and the toll it takes on the human body. We also discuss how to stay fresh, young and healthier by applying certain mindfulness techniques to our busy lives. So, if you want to know stop living such a stressful life in this busy chaotic world, then this is the episode for you. Enjoy!

The ESSENCE of health

GPE010 – An adventurous deep dive with freediving record holder Adam Stern

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Adventure, lifestyle and free-diving!

In this exciting episode, Adam Stern, the national freediving record holder of Australia shares the world of freediving with us. We talk adventure, lifestyle, how freediving works, what could go wrong, the ocean, the underwater world and much more! Adam shares a few of his favourite dive locations and shares his motivations for diving and his story of how it all began for him. This is an episode that’s filled with passion and purpose and for anyone looking for a new adventurous activity to try, this episode is definitely for you! Join us in our exploration of adventure, creativity and purpose by deep diving into this very special episode of the Good People Effect.


Deep Week - Adam's Freediving Course in Bali!

Other Freediving Courses w/ Adam

Scuba and Cave Diving in Tulum, Mexico 

Cocos Keeling Islands (Adam's Sweet Spot for Diving)

Check out Adam's Instagram: @adamfreediver

GPE009 - How you can do more good in the world & become a better human!

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Helping people make a real difference

In this super sweet episode I chat with Michael Dello-lacovo, a PhD candidate in space science who specialises in asteroids, the former CEO of Effective Altruism Australia and host of the Morality is Hard podcast. We talk about some of the problems in today's world and how we, as everyday people, can help make a difference. We speak about what Effective Altruism is, a little about effective charities and positive initiatives around the world and how to get involved. We also talk space, the universe and asteroids as this is what Michael has studied for quite some time now! If you want to be a better, more giving, more helping, more charitable person, and use your life to make a strong impact on this planet, then this is the episode for you my friend.


The Why & How of Effective Altruism - Peter Singer 

Michael Dello-Lacovo - Morality is Hard podcast 

What is Effective Alruism?



GPE008 – Find out your life purpose, while also exploring your inner creativity!

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Creativity chats w/ International Creative & Corporate Coach Chloe Boreham!

In this unique episode, I talk creativity with international creative life coach Chloe Boreham and discuss her life strategies for self improvement, motivation, organisation and well-being. Feel free to eaves drop and you may even discover your life’s purpose! We talk about how to find your life’s purpose, what to look out on your journey that can really push you forward. We talk creativity, creative expression, different creative outlets and we discuss the importance of being brave in order to develop yourself as a person. We talk life coaching, personal development, diving into the unknown, living a purposeful life, being adventurous with your decision making and just going for it with fun and enthusiasm.

Kanban organisation boards

CB Creative Coaching 

More about Chloe here!

GPE007 - Yoga Guru TED talker, Abria Joseph on removing negative self-talk, and dreaming it real!

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Discover strategies on how to dream it real, and kill self-inflicted negativity.

Get ready to explore the power of dreaming it real and find out exactly how it can change your experience in life. My good friend Abria Joseph and I talk about motivation, inspiration, having dreams and taking action. We also discuss the benefits of yoga, well-being and positivity. Through this discussion you’ll find out strategies, tips, tricks and a few techniques on how to eliminate negative self-talk and grow as a person by doing so. This episode is mainly focused on purpose, self-development and self-growth. If you want to learn how to apply self-help techniques to your life to improve your mental health and overall well-being, then this episode is for you. If you’re curious about yoga, meditation, breathing techniques and mindfulness then this episode is for you. If you’re bored on the train, or going for a run, and are into improving your life, then this episode is probably for you too 😊! Enjoy…


Pranaforce Yoga - Dream It Real!

Removing Negative Self-Talk (Video)

Dream It Real - Abria Joseph (Video)

GPE006 - Getting motivated, planning your future & living a life of awesomeness.

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In this super chilled episode, Josh Carrell and I discuss creative inspiration.

We talk about ways to push yourself through procrastination and how to start motivating yourself and the people around you to do more and be more. We divulge a few personal growth tips and tricks, about sharing and goal setting. We also talk about inspiration, confidence, new beginnings, career change, the 9-5 grind and the light at the end of the tunnel that’s obtainable by all of us. We discuss the fear of public speaking and brave moments that take us beyond what we tell ourselves we’re capable of. There’s also a sweet little spoken word piece of Josh’s thrown in there as a little treat towards the end of the episode!


Little Foot & Co

"I Say Ghost" Spoken Word Piece - Josh Carell

GPE004- Stepping outside your comfort zone and being open to opportunities

It’s travel adventure story time with the legend, Papa D

In this super sweet episode you’ll meet a good friend of mine, Papa D. Join us as we share some of our interesting travel experiences and talk about some of the mischief we’ve gotten into around the world. This is a fairly relaxed, chilled out, casual conversation where we touch on stepping outside your comfort zone in order to grow. We also talk a little about openness and the importance of meeting new people and learning and growing from each new interaction. We talk a little underwater diving and we also swap canyoning tales. Enjoy!


Luang Namtha (Laos) Travel Info

Canyoning in Switzerland!

The World is Not as Dangerous As You Think

PADI Diving Open Water Course Melbourne 

Cham Island Diving 

Top Diving Spots in the Philippines 

Canyoning in Vietnam!

Snowboarding / Skiing in Hakuba Japan Info

My New Handpan Album!


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GPE002 - How to become a kinder, happy person today

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This episode touches on creating good vibes and making a positive change in your life, and in the life of others through kindness.

This episode features a chat with the very lovely Eden Violet. We explore kindness and talk about how to make a positive change in your life and become a happier person.
We also talk positive habits, how to form them and how when you do an act of kindness, both parties get something positive from it. There’s a section where we go into creative expression, creativity in general and why it’s so good for the soul. And Eden goes into detail about her charity initiative, Little Foot & Co, which hosts creative, fun, care-free and safe spaces to encourage youth to be themselves and grow. So, sit back, relax and enjoy this self-improvement episode, that will hopefully motivate you to become an
even better person.


Little Foot & Co - Creative spaces for people to connect, have fun, learn and grow

Eden's Poem - 'Moonlit'

The 30 Best Food Documentaries That You Can Watch Right Now


GPE001 - Those personal growth through experience chats!

Let’s talk personal development, the importance of moderation and good times!

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In this laid-back episode, I have an exciting conversation with Jay Pietro, the Creative Director of Evolve Digital Media. We touch on some interesting insights to do with personal growth through experiences, passion, creativity, adventure and travel. We also explore Jay’s love for cinematography and film, while also looking into health and well-being techniques. This is a relaxed chat that goes off in a few different directions, but hopefully it will motivate you to adopt a growth mindset, embrace openness and pursue your passions, and interests!


Evolve Digital Media

Stairway to Heaven (Hawaii)

Butterbox Canyoning Adventure (Blue Mountains)

2018 Cherry Blossom Forecast (Japan)

Little Ramen Bar (Melbourne)

The Wim Hof Technique 

Wes Anderson Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

Stanley Kubrick's 13 movies ranked from worst to best

All 6 Darren Aronofsky Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

GPE000 - So What's "The Good People Effect"?!

Welcome to The Good People Effect Podcast

This is a short introductory episode that will give you a little background on who I am, why I started the show and what The Good People Effect is all about.

Please check it out as it's a great warm up to the show. Hope you love it!



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