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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

Why We Need More Coaches and Fewer ‘Experts’ in International Development

Why We Need More Coaches and Fewer ‘Experts’ in International Development

By Kate Wilson, TDi Associate   An intuitive mindset coach and mentor, Kate's insight and expertise is so valuable to our team – we hope it will be for you too. This post was originally published on Kate's website, Resources Reimagined and explores the vital role of coaches in growing women business owners.   Why do we need more coaches in international development? Let me answer this by focusing on the example of women business owners and how they are often supported by donor agencies….   What do women business owners really need? All across the world, women are ... READ MORE

Reconciliation Week 2022: Wrestling with our role in the Indigenous Business Sector

Reconciliation Week 2022: Wrestling with our role in the Indigenous Business Sector

Anna Moegerlein, Deputy CEO, TDi In light of National Reconciliation Week, TDi’s Deputy CEO Anna shares some of the unfolding story around our work in the Indigenous Business sector: What are the challenges we are wrestling with as an organisation, what are our responsibilities, and where do we go from here?       A good friend of mine, Ash, is a Bwgcolman (pronounced Bookamun) Ewamian woman. She first worked with TDi three years ago and she’s now serving on our Board. One thing I love about Ash is her honesty. Recently she said to our team,   “Reconciliation is about you ... READ MORE

Meeting Uncertainty and Crisis with Curiosity

Meeting Uncertainty and Crisis with Curiosity

Anthea Smits, TDi CEO   I’m going to be honest; I had a rough start to 2022.   We endured a bout of coronavirus in January, followed by a series of personal crises. Each of these would have been manageable on their own, but one after the other, at a time when everyone else was gearing up for the year ahead, left me feeling off-balance and unprepared. Around that time a friend shared her goal for the year – to curate her own art exhibition. I also had two other friends reach out to me with great excitement, wanting to book in a long lunch, to share and reflect together on our goals ... READ MORE

Mindset in Entrepreneurship

Mindset in Entrepreneurship

Anna Moegerlein, Deputy CEO TDi I’ve been at TDi for almost six years, and in that time I’ve worked with about 120 entrepreneurs. The one thing I’ve seen, over and over, is that we all get tripped up by our own mindsets. Our mindset has a big impact on our success in business. In fact, I think it’s often the biggest challenge in building a business.   When I say mindsets, I’m talking about the beliefs that we have about ourselves, others and the world. These beliefs are: often self-limiting and working at an unconscious level, so they can be hard to ... 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

Using the Business Model Canvas

Using the Business Model Canvas

When it comes to creating a new business, one question looms larger than all others: “Does this have potential?” The Business Model Canvas is a great starting point. This blog by TDi's Isaac Jeffries describes how to fill out it out. READ MORE

Reflections on a year of Crisis and Challenge

Reflections on a year of Crisis and Challenge

As the mood becomes festive, with the end of a long year in sight, we want to take a moment to pause. It’s tempting to want to switch off, but before we do, we want to share some honest reflections of this past 12 months so that we go forward with the learning and insights of this year’s journey.  READ MORE

Holiday Reading Recommendations

Holiday Reading Recommendations

The TDi team spend a lot of time reading (or listening) to books and podcasts throughout the year. This year has been out of the ordinary, to say the least, so our reading and watching suggestions for this holiday season are a mix of fun and educational - just to match the mood of the year!Carlo Demaio Carlo is the proud Dad to a 1 year old daughter, so his recommendations reflect the most important role he plays. 'Spot Loves His Dad' - Eric Hill 'The Llama Who Had No Pajama' - Mary Anne Hobberman 'Dark Emu' - Brue Pascoe 'Australia Day' Stan Grant Podcast: 'How I built ... READ MORE

It takes a village to grow an inclusive sustainable business

It takes a village to grow an inclusive sustainable business

TDi has been committed to inclusive sustainable businesses since the early days of the social enterprise movement in Australia. READ MORE

Indigenous tourism is key to economic recovery

Indigenous tourism is key to economic recovery

Long-time friend, and associate of TDi, Ash Bartley has just started a new role with Visit Victoria.  We caught up with her recently to celebrate her new role and ask about the opportunity for Indigenous tourism in Australia’s economic recovery. READ MORE

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