Rise Thrive 2023 Program
RiSE pays our respects to the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people, the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet.
John Foong, Domain
RiSE President John Cunningham discusses the epidemic of stress and anxiety in real estate and how we can proactively address it through awareness and conscious decision-making in small moments every day.
To be a true champion, you need to be resilient. No one knows this better than Wayne Schwass - one of AFL’s most successful football players and now a passionate advocate for mental health awareness. Wayne has launched both the Sunrise Foundation and Puka Up - a social enterprise that focuses on mental health, emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention.
What will property management look like by 2030? Emily Sim explores how PM will be the heart of every real estate business, driven by passionate specialists with clear career paths whose work is a powerful source of sales leads.
A strong sense of self gives us the strength to make brave decisions. As Australia’s longest-serving High Court judge, Michael Kirby knows what it means to be right, especially when it is not popular. His dissenting judgments are famous for being on the wrong side of the majority, but on the right side of history. As a highly decorated human rights champion, professor and international jurist with appointments across several UN missions, we are honoured to have Michael’s wisdom and experience to inspire us to be decisive, ethical and inclusive.
Take a break, grab a coffee, a snack and hydrate. Lunch is at 1:30PM so make sure you’re fueled up.
The traditional real estate mindset is set on GCI - but is that the number we should focus on? Financial expert Lisa Jennings runs us through some key metrics you need to measure, with new ways to think and talk about money.
Drew Ginn is an Australian five-time world champion rower, four-time Olympian and triple Olympic gold medallist who was a member of Australia's prominent world-class crew – the coxless four known as the Oarsome Foursome. He shares how to apply an Olympic mindset to your real estate career.
Join David Bowie and industry leaders in a panel discussion on workplace transformations that yield significant returns. Learn practical strategies to drive innovation and maximise your organisation's potential. Unlock creativity, adaptability, and growth for a brighter future.
Award-winning agent Cathy Baker believes a great real estate agent is someone clients can trust to guide them through their property journey, as well as being an active part of their local community. Visibility = Credibility.
Thomas Keneally was born in 1935 and his first novel was published in 1964. His most famous novels include stories of people trying to be good and do what is right under extraordinary pressure, including The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Schindler's List and The People's Train. Thomas discusses how it's the words we choose that determine our narratives.
Justin Miller was just one of the boys enjoying a bit of locker room banter just as much as the next bloke - until he realised the ripple effect of his words. This is a powerful conversation about how language normalises behaviour and how we can be better.
If you agreed to let your team work four days a week, would the world end as we know it? How can we even consider it if all we hear about is how stressed and busy everyone is? Suzanne Brown reveals the lessons from Rentwest participating in the global four-day work week trial.
Open your wallet, stretch out your bidding arm and help us raise funds to support industry wellness initiatives with chief auctioneer, James Bell. We’ve got some unique experiences and prizes so bidding promises to be fierce.
Join us in the Rise Loungeapalooza for lunch to continue conversations with friends, play and enjoy wellness treats from our RiSE partners.
Barkindji Warrior Shantelle Thompson describes herself as a life weaver - bringing together with intention, courage and heart her roles as a First Nations woman, mother of six, storyteller, athlete, role model, Indigipreneur, founder, guide and teacher. After being diagnosed with crippling postnatal depression at the age of 33, Shantelle took up Brazilian jiu-jitsu to help her heal. Shantelle explains how we need to help ourselves to be the writer of our own stories.
How do you manage success in a family business when you and your partner are together - literally - 24/7. Two real estate power couples discuss how they manage work-life balance, relationships and business success.
Ever joined a gym, made a budget, quit sugar, stopped smoking… with all the best intentions to succeed only to find yourself quitting? Then you beat yourself up and compare yourself to others? You’re not alone. Tanja Lee helps us discover that it is not what happens to us that defines us, it is what we tell ourselves as a result.
Known as The Streets’ Barber, Nasir Sobhani earned his affectionate title by offering free haircuts and shaves to the homeless and less fortunate on the streets of Melbourne. His inspirational story of compassion and generosity has now received significant attention globally. Strongly spiritual, Nasir shares how to use your natural talents to be charitable and help those less privileged.
Operating within the highly competitive Sydney market of Balmain, Andrew Liddell has successfully found a harmonious balance between prioritising his family and personal well-being, while simultaneously excelling in his professional endeavours. Andrew remains unwavering in his commitment to uphold his values and demonstrates a genuine concern for others. So how does he do it ?
Heart On My Sleeve was born on May 30, 2017, when founder Mitch Wallis shared a video of his story, describing his battles with anxiety, depression and a lifetime of mental illness. He spoke about the conflict he felt between having the “perfect” outside life on social media, while suffering deeply beneath the surface. The video went viral and saw people from around the world tattooing hearts on their arms and sharing their stories. From that day, a movement was born - and RiSE is proud to be driving the message inside real estate.
Reflection on the learnings from the day.