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Reaching for the Middle

Reaching for the Middle

A Success Podcast For The Rest of Us. Listen and Subscribe to the Reaching For The Middle podcast to hear guests from all walks of life discuss success and failure in their career, relationships and life. They'll offer key advice, perspective, strategies for a better life, and a funny story or two. Guests Include a Career Coach, Police Officer, HR Director, TV Producer, Podcaster, Actor, Psychologist, Bodyguard, Psychedelic Treatment Coach, Journalist...Your fortnightly dose of inspiration, laughter, and insight.

Recent Episodes

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S2E16 The French Family (Australian Caravan Adventure)

Oct. 7, 2022

Michael and Krystal French and their three boys sold their Queensland home, packed up, and loaded themselves and few meagre belonging into a caravan with the goal of travelling across Australia for a year.  I caught up wi…

Life Advice Relationship Advice Mental Health Advice Motivational

S2E15 Jess Weatherall Part II (Why You Should Date A Doctor)

Sept. 23, 2022

Part two of my conversation with joyful Sr. Medical Education Officer, Jessica "Jess" Weatherall. We discuss post-natal depression, the joys and pains of parenting, surfing on the Gold Coast Australia, a trait not many peopl…

Life Advice Career Advice Mental Health Advice Motivational

S2E14 Jessica "Jess" Weatherall (Surfing, Science, and Choosing Joy) Pt. 1

Sept. 9, 2022

Born and raised on the Gold Coast, Australia, Jess Weatherall is definitely living her best beach life. We spoke about her love of surfing,  career as a Senior Medical Education Officer in the Emergency Department at Gold Co…

Career Advice Teaching Motivational

S2E13 The Secret To My Success - Kevin Li (TV Producer)

July 9, 2022

The Secret of My Success series, on the Reaching For The Middle podcast, highlights advice and success stories from past guests, new voices, and listeners, like you. They did the hard yards through life, so you don't have to…

Guest: Kevin Li
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S2E12 The Secret To My Success (A Call To Action)

June 24, 2022

In Episode 12, Season 2 Reaching For the Middle host, James Donison, answers that age old question, How To Be Successful. This is also a call to action, for you. Will you take the leap?

Career Advice Motivational

S2E11 (Five Key Factors For Workplace Well-Being) with Dr. Cameron Norman

June 10, 2022

Former Reaching For The middle guest, Dr. Cameron Norman, brings his expertise to this episode, providing five factors that contribute to workplace well-being. He'll also discuss Design Thinking and how it can assist organis…

Recent Blog Posts

The Secret of My Success - A Reaching For The Middle blog

Turning mistakes and setbacks from our past, into successful futures. Secret revealed.

About the Host

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James Donison

James Donison is an alumni of the Canadian Broadcast Industry, now living in sunny Australia with his beautiful wife and daughter. He juggles family life with his career as a video and photography professional for JimJamPro Creative Services, which also produces and edits other creator's podcasts.

As with most people, James has experienced ups and downs in his life but, unlike others, he is willing to candidly discuss his successes and failures.

He started this podcast to reconnect with friends during COVID, but the Reaching For The Middle podcast has evolved into a knowledge base of life lessons, career misfortunes and success tips, heartbreaking stories, and laugh out loud moments.

If you sometimes think to yourself "Is this it, is this all there is?" and "Am I the only one who feels this way?" then join James Donison on his journey for betterment and become 11% happier (had to one up the 10% Happier podcast ;) with every listen.

(To donate and help fuel (through coffee) the creation of this podcast, click on the yellow coffee cup icon on the page. Thanks.)

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