Thought Leaders Future Shapers – Committee for Ballarat Podcast



Committee for Ballarat have recently launched their podcast Thought Leaders Future Shapers and I was honoured to be invited to speak with Michael Poulton, CEO of Committee for Ballarat. The podcast shares the stories of leadership and innovative thinking from local Ballarat people. We talked all things leadership, community, the future of Ballarat and a bit about the journey of Inspire HQ and my approach to working with our clients to build great workplaces.

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I’m particularly passionate about the work Committee for Ballarat do and if you are not familiar with their work or would like to learn more about what they do you can check them out via the below link. As a born and bred Ballarat local, I’ve seen lots of change and growth over the years and I’m excited about the forecasted population growth and what this means particularly for jobs, careers and business in Ballarat.

Committee for Ballarat work across all three tiers of government and their message is clear – Ballarat and the region is a dynamic regional centre that provides attractive lifestyle opportunities, sound connectivity, strong employment and investment prospects and has a strong focus on innovation and sustainability. Ballarat region’s population is currently around 170,000 and this is projected to increase to approx. 260,000 by 2056. In the face of Ballarat’s growing population, Committee for Ballarat aim to ensure liveability and prosperity are enhanced.*

*Source Committee for Ballarat website


Angela Connor is the Founder and Director of Inspire HQ, one of regional Victoria’s leading recruitment, human resource and career coaching companies. She understands the significance of having the right team of people in a business and is passionate about helping business to attract, recruit and engage the right people so those people can inject their talents into the business; creating an environment where they can do great work and love what they do. Find more useful information and advice at or by following Angela on LinkedIn.


Disclaimer: The material contained in this publication is of a general nature only. It is not, nor is intended to be, legal advice. If you wish to act based on the content of this publication, we recommend that you seek professional advice.



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