Tony Angus Chat Time Podcast

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Tony Angus Chat Time is a podcast for the listener who is curious about life. In each episode I'll be chatting with a guest about the way we live and what really matters to us. From education to health, politics to martial arts, climate science to psychology, Chat Time is an easy listening experience and an enjoyable way to learn.

Ian Beeson - Leadership
Jun 29 2020
Ian Beeson - Leadership
Ian’s interest in leadership and teamwork was sparked many years ago, with his involvement in the Scouts, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and the Rotary Youth Leadership Award programs.  His early professional life focused on delivering effective Information Services to consulting clients, as a member of what is now Accenture, then as the leader of Information Services functions in both Mobil Oil and Phillip Morris.  During his career with Mobil, Ian served as a member of the international audit team, and led a comprehensive systems update project in Lagos, Nigeria.His work with Phillip Morris led him to support the effective management of information systems projects around the Asia-Pacific region, and his teaching of project management techniques gave him his introduction to the Ken Blanchard SLII® solutions family.  He became accredited to deliver the SLII® and Building High Performance Teams® programs within Phillip Morris and then joined Blanchard International Australia in 2006.As Managing Director of Blanchard Australia, Ian serves clients across a broad range of fields from education through heavy manufacturing, from financial services through pharmaceutical manufacturing and from fitness through telecommunications. He is based in Melbourne but serves his clients across Australia and around the world. His passion lies in supporting people to fulfill their dreams.Ian can be contacted through www.blanchardaustralia.com.au  or on Linked In at
Paul Veldman - Martial Arts/Use of Force Legislation
Jun 20 2020
Paul Veldman - Martial Arts/Use of Force Legislation
Paul is an ex-police member with Victoria Police.  His final role within the police department was as a program developer within the Operational Safety and Tactics Training Unit (OSTTU), where he was one of the members responsible for researching, designing and developing weapons and tactics training programs for operational members.  Paul is the owner/operator of the highly successful Kando Martial Arts group in south-eastern Melbourne, where he oversees 6 schools and approximately 2500 students.  Paul is also the owner of the wonderful online martial arts advisory and consulting service Martial Arts Business Success (MABS), where he helps schools to become more professional and financially successful.In this episode Paul and I discuss a number of things relating to martial arts, business management, leadership, tactics and use of force.  We also breakdown our thoughts of the George Floyd incident in the US.You can get in touch with Paul through his Facebook page, which is   All of the thoughts expressed on the Tony Angus Chat Time podcast are opinions.  We all have them and we are all entitled to express them.  Please do not get your nose bent out of shape if you disagree.  That's more than likely to happen occasionally.  I'm happy to hear your thoughts on ANY TOPIC as long as you present yourself in a mature and balanced way.  If not, be prepared to be completely ignored (as should be the case.  TRUE?)Enjoy :)
Paul Gretton-Watson - High Conflict Personalities
Jun 9 2020
Paul Gretton-Watson - High Conflict Personalities
Paul Gretton-Watson, Director, Consulting at Converge International, has more than 25years’ experience in developing and delivering solution-based strategies, programs and training designed to meet the challenges of people and organisations. He heads up Converge International’s national research and innovation function with a focus on leading edge product development and thought leadership in areas of complex people risk.Paul’s practical experience and specialist knowledge ensures that he is sought after as a speaker and training facilitator. He uses a positive psychology approach to build teams’ performance through appreciative enquiry and using a strengths-based approach. His areas of expertise and research include: high conflict personalities in the workplace, assessing and managing psychosocial risk in individuals and teams, managing the human aspects of change, and building team morale, engagement and performance. He also works with executive leaders both as an executive coach, trusted advisor and facilitator.He is currently completing a professional PhD focusing on workplace bullying and disrespectful behaviour in surgical workplaces. He has partnered with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as one of the lead evaluators of the “Operating with Respect” program being rolled out across Australia and New Zealand and plans to complete his research program for his doctorate in 2020.In this episode Paul and I discuss High Conflict Personalities and the effects of COVID-19 on the workplace.  We also take a brief look at narcissism, including the personality traits of the president of the United States.