Can happiness really be indexed?
Does meditation have direct impact to a person’s happiness?
Forbes, a leading source for business and financial news, had its own fair share of interest in people’s happiness that they even wrote a full blog about it - saying that some people were born with a disposition towards happiness while others were more prone to embracing misery. Time Magazine, in a separate article, explains that neither very good events nor very bad events seem to change people’s happiness much in the long term.
As complicated as it may seem, the fact is, emotion is the underlying factor in making decisions and directions in life. Thus, emotions have a direct impact as well in your business.
In this workshop, we deliver to you a simplified guide to happiness and how meditation can be one of the most effective methods in attaining this elusive state of emotion. With the help of a group of experts in this realm, we will define the different influences that may be affecting your emotions and how to redirect them to positive orientation. Join us, share your story, and take advantage of this exceptional time with the experts.
Al Jeffery is an international keynote speaker, for-purpose entrepreneur and facilitator. Listed in the Top 30 Australian Entrepreneurs Under 30 and twice nominated for Young Australian of the Year, Al has become known as a divergent thought-leader bringing together ideas around human performance, community, sustainability and innovation. Al is currently pioneering co-living here in Australia at Base Commons and when not speaking or facilitating you’ll find him practicing yoga, hiking, playing guitar or reconciling his relationship with silence through meditation.
After numerous business attempts growing up, and a couple of successful ones, Omar finished school and chased the dream of becoming a professional golfer. Realising this wasn't to be, he quickly found his passion for business. Since then, he has established a prove track record in venture development and investment, in a variety of sectors including professional services, property and entertainment.
Most recently Omar’s focus has been on education and the entrepreneurial eco-system of Australia. In 2014/15 Omar developed and launched Australia’s first and only bachelor degrees in Applied Entrepreneurship and Applied Social Entrepreneurship with an education startup Ducere.
In 2015 Omar became an Ambassador of the G20 Global Entrepreneurship Week and in 2016 worked as a Sherpa with the G20 Australian Young Entrepreneur Alliance.
In February 2016, Omar co-founded The Plato Project - a new business school driven to foster entrepreneurship and business leadership that unlocks both commercial and social value.
WeTeachMe is our vision of the future of learning: Inspired and impassioned learning that is run by the people, for the people.
In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal to be the biggest school in the world. As we start on our new journey to attain our next ambition, we begin with empowering thought leaders in every corner of the world by equipping them with the right tools and knowledge that will help them spark new ideas and bringing these ideas to life.
In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to assist us in spreading our message into the world. We launched The Masters Series so that we could begin sharing the gifts, knowledge, and experience—of those who have achieved against all odds, the unimaginable in their life.
To achieve this aim, we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of the world of entrepreneurs to share their learnings and experience in an unwavering effort to help those who are in constant search to find the answers. From creating thriving companies out of company to achieving gold medals in the Olympics, learn from the best of the best.
The development of Melbourne as a knowledge city has long been a priority. Today, the knowledge city concept remains a central component to the vision of the city. The City of Melbourne seeks to create a future in which the knowledge sector is better branded, understood, valued and experienced.
“The City of Melbourne continues to develop new ways to gather and share information to support those whose innovations and developments underpin the growth of the city. We broaden understanding and respect for Melbourne’s diverse knowledge sector and ensure learning can be a lifelong process.”
Inspire9 is the original community-led co-working space for Melbourne’s startups, freelancers, and creative entrepreneurs. It is a community in the truest sense. We share ideas, responsibilities and opportunities. We collaborate on projects, help our neighbours with a tricky technical problem and broker business deals over a game of pool or ping-pong. At the end of the week, we savour the satisfaction of work well done over a cheese plate and glass of something nice at our friendly Friday Night Drinks.
The Dream Factory has created a space for extraordinary people to gather and innovate in design, technology and social change. It is owned and powered by Impact Investment Group and has become one of Melbourne’s premier workplaces and event locations. The building features an ample on-site and secure car parking, very accessible bike paths from Melbourne CBD and inner north, great end-of-trip facilities, and loads of breakout spaces, meeting rooms and communal areas. The rooftop is one of Melbourne’s best panoramas of the city and port and is accessible to all its tenants.
SPARK empowers, educates and brings together Melbourne's most aspiring entrepreneurs. An initiative by Deakin University, our mission is simple: To invite everyone, Teach the curious, and Empower the best.
SPARK is more than just a moment in time, a source of funding, an event, or even a community. Spark is an startup ecosystem designed to help solve real problems and create a better future.
Startup Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation set up to create More Founders and Better Founders.
Startup Victoria is the go-to destination for all startup related topics. We believe that Melbourne can be one of the world’s best cities to build a startup. We want to help make that a reality by helping to accelerate the growth of Victoria’s startup ecosystem.
Wade Institute is home to The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. When you’re teaching people to create, make and innovate, the space they occupy should invite them to create new things from the moment they walk in. The Wade Institute centre will do just that.
Rather than walk into a building full of classrooms and offices, students will enter a space with a kit of parts, from walls and screens to different desk parts and lights. This main studio workshop is a white canvas with colourful parts ready to become whatever students and staff need it to be – from open plan classroom to office, customer lab or forum to pitch their business idea.