9 Mindsets of my Favourite Difference Makers

9 Mindsets of my Favourite Difference Makers

TDi Senior Consultant Isaac Jeffries shares the philosophies and habits that are the hallmarks of his favourite difference-makers. This is a concrete list of practices and mindsets for working in community, and maintaining connection to people without burning out or burning others. READ MORE

Bilum: The Power of Story to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth

Bilum: The Power of Story to Drive Inclusive Economic Growth

by Annie Smits, TDi CEO   In May this year we attended the first official public screening of The Bilum Story, hosted by the AUS-PNG Network at The Lowy Institute in Sydney. Before the screening, I introduced the film to a crowded room, by bringing to the fore a little bit of background and TDi's heart-connection to PNG, and I'm sharing this speech with you here today. It's a bit of a love letter to PNG, to bilum, and to the weavers, and it's part of our ongoing recognition of the importance of the creative and cultural industries as a whole.      Tonight you ... READ MORE

5 Minutes with Difference Maker Tammy: Ethical Innovation in First Nations Fashion

5 Minutes with Difference Maker Tammy: Ethical Innovation in First Nations Fashion

The challenges of ethical production in the fashion industry are many, but they lead to innovation and creative problem solving. We sat down with Difference Maker Tammy Saville and discussed the joys and challenges of starting her own children’s label, and how the IBA Accelerator is providing practical assistance in helping her meet her social impact goals.  READ MORE

Meet Difference Maker, Ruth

Meet Difference Maker, Ruth

Ruth has worked closely with us on several projects including the Laikim Sister program, as well as our ongoing work with bilum. READ MORE

Holiday Recommendations – 21/22

Holiday Recommendations – 21/22

Looking for some reading, listening or watching recommendations for the holiday season?Throughout the year, in our Newsletter, we have shared various recommendations for reading, listening and watching. We share some of these below that you might like to enjoy over the holiday period. Simon Sinek often comes up in our conversations when we're talking about concepts and resources. We often use The Golden Circle framework that Sinek introduced in his Start with Why book when working with social enterprises and organisations. Annie recently came across this ABC interview with Ash Barty's ... READ MORE

Meet our WOW participants

Meet our WOW participants

We introduce you to some of the participants of the Women of the World program, due to begin in early 2022. READ MORE

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mari Ellingson

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mari Ellingson

Empowering women in business is something we’re very passionate about. So when we get to build local capacity in our women-led business coaching program it’s even more exciting, as the potential impact is so much greater. Mari is one of our Local Business Coach participants in Papua New Guinea and we have loved getting to know her.  Mari owns a business in Port Moresby which develops niche export markets for PNG organic products. She does this by connecting PNG small businesses with SMEs in other countries. Mari decided to apply for the Local Business Coach program so that she could ... READ MORE

Women of the World

Women of the World

Women of the World – a cohort business program offering economic independence and health literacy programs for migrant and refugee women. READ MORE

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mary Handen

PNG Local Business Coach focus: Mary Handen

We are excited to be partnering and building local capacity in our women-led business coaching program in PNG. Mary is one of our Local Business Coach (LBC) participants and we have loved working with her over these past few months. We caught up recently and want to share a bit about Mary.  Mary was born and raised in PNG. An Accountant by profession, Mary has 35 plus years of experience serving in and climbing the corporate ladder abroad and in PNG. Currently an entrepreneur, she is the Managing Director of Jedjays Limited, a provider of clean and sustainable energy through ... READ MORE

Business and mindset coaching offers key to covid recovery for women-led businesses in PNG

Business and mindset coaching offers key to covid recovery for women-led businesses in PNG

TDi are working with PNG Women's Business Resource Centre to recruit and coach a total of 100 women-led SMEs (or deliver 800 hours of coaching) over four rounds of coaching from May through to December, with an average of 200 hours of coaching per round. Alongside, 4 Local Business Coaches are being trained in TDi's method to continue to support women-led SMEs in PNG. Here are the results for the first of the four rounds of coaching. READ MORE

What 10 years and deep curiosity has taught us

What 10 years and deep curiosity has taught us

Last year TDi celebrated 10 years, and over that time we’ve had the opportunity to travel with a number of organisations and often get a bird’s eye view of what’s going on. Recently, TDi's CEO Anthea Smits, had the opportunity to reflect on what the past 10 years and deep curiosity has taught us. This article is a reflection on our top 6 learnings. READ MORE

Meaningful Conversations about Reconciliation

Meaningful Conversations about Reconciliation

This month’s Meaningful Conversation coincided with the start of National Reconciliation Week so we took the opportunity to explore the notion of reconciliation, and particularly this year’s theme which invites brave action. READ MORE

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