About Gina Brooks

Gina Brooks is the Director of Training x Design and has been helping people to Think more, Do more & Feel more for over 20 years. She speaks and writes about leadership, emotional intelligence, culture and how to stimulate creativity and innovation at work through learning.
1 04, 2019

Use strengths to help you lead from the front

Strengths-based workplaces have been proved to outperform their competitors. When you know your strengths, you can help your team with theirs.

20 03, 2019

Should you put laugh metrics in your annual report?

Good feelings, love and laughter indicate a good culture. But will your board take you seriously?

14 03, 2019

In the Aged Care industry, broken cultures break people

Australia's Aged Care industry has normalised toxic workplace culture. We would be remiss in thinking that the Royal Commission will solve the problem.

6 03, 2019

If you’re having fun at work, does it mean you’re not working?

Contrary to what people think, you can - and probably should! - have fun at work. Here’s why.

20 02, 2019

How to create a beautiful culture by focusing on the small (gratitude) things

Gratitude is what helps you create a warm, engaging, appreciative culture. And it starts with the small stuff. Read on to find out how.

6 02, 2019

How to improve everything – and smile more – using Flow

Being in Flow, or 'in the zone' isn't some accidental occurrence. You can cultivate it - and teach your employees. This shows you how.

22 01, 2019

Curiosity: The medicine for all your ills

Where would the human race be without curiosity? Most likely, we would still be huddled together in dark, fireless caves, getting awfully tired of the taste of raw meat, and going everywhere on foot. There would have been no fire, no wheel, no advancement of any kind. Without curiosity, humanity would scarcely be able to [...]

8 01, 2019

Unravelling the murky mindset muddle

What is it that frames success or failure in any given activity? It's your mindset. Your mindset governs the things you know, your mentality in pursuing things you don’t know yet, and how you perceive the world and your place within it. Which is all well and good, but what does it mean? And if [...]

20 12, 2018

Happiness is a choice

Do you think that ‘happiness’ and ‘work’ are two words that don’t belong in the same sentence? Well, it might surprise you to learn that you can choose happiness as a way of life, to great effect. But this seems awfully simplistic, doesn’t it? Aren’t some people simply unable to be happy? And what is [...]

11 12, 2018

Spiralling upwards: What upward resilience spirals look and feel like

You might remember that in a recent article, we defined resilience, determined why it is important in the modern Australian workplace, and took a look at a few ways resilience can be sewn into the corporate fabric. Today, let's build on that, and examine how resilience can not only be maintained, but strengthened over time. [...]