- Jules Allen has appeared on Australian Story and The Project, and major magazines New Idea, the online Women’s Weekly and The Collective.
- Along with Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, Jules crusades for adoption reform.
- Masterchef contestant 2013 and a vocal campaigner on the key role food plays in functioning families.
- Gifts in Shitty Wrapping Paper - TEDx Melbourne 2016.
- Gifts in Shitty Wrapping Paper - How to Turn Adversity into Ambition
If there’s a topic Jules knows inside out, it’s this one. Through overcoming her own personal challenges, she now lives by the mantra that our biggest challenges in life are our greatest gifts.
We don’t always have a say over what it is that we experience in life. How do we take all of our experiences, good or bad, and turn them in to our greatest asset?
Resilience keeps you alive where as overcoming adversity, armed with the right tool kit, provides you with an opportunity to thrive. It’s not what happens to us in life that defines us. It’s what we chose to do with it.
In this presentation Jules leaves her audience absolutely spellbound as she delicately intertwines her personal trials with a tried and tested theory for, not just overcoming your ordeal, but striving as a result of it. She inspires even the most troubled person and restores a sound belief in their sense of purpose.
Making Millenials (GEN Y) Work for You
For the first time in modern history we have 5 generations in the workplace. Millennials, the newest generation to hit the work force, are the largest population since the baby boomers. By 2020 they will make up 50% of the work force.
Millennials are entering the work force with a different motivation and set of needs than the previous generations. Companies and business are now struggling to accommodate this new breed and productivity in the work place is being detrimentally affected.
There are companies, however, such as Apple, Virgin and Microsoft that have successfully navigated a middle ground between the old and the new and productivity is on the rise.
As a consequence of their affinity with the digital world, millennials can be your greatest asset if they feel valued in the work environment.
As a consequence of adaptive approaches and communication methods, companies can attract and retain the top of the millennial talent. There is a greater attraction towards companies adopting the model of a learning environment as opposed to a knowing environment.
Millennials are here to stay. Figuring out what drives this generation and developing a dynamic, fast paced, interactive work place is imperative for the survival and future productivity of any company.
With 20 years of experience working with this next generation, Jules is well versed in the issues at hand. In this presentation she will inspire even the most sceptical of Baby boomers of the benefits of working with, not against this new wave of Gen Y’s.
- Teens - Don't Take it Personally
Teens don’t behave the way they do to affect us. They behave the way they do because of what is going on for them! Their behaviour, whether we like it or not, is the clearest insight we have in to what is going on for them. Their words can, at times, be confusing and misleading but their actions never lie.
It’s not about us, it’s about what’s going on for them. Always! Connection is the absolute key to keeping your child safe and raising a well balanced teenager. This is easier said than done when they seem to be pushing you away. It’s really a matter of separating out the behaviour from the child; not always easy.
- Food - Love in Action
One of the greatest issues affecting our young people today is a lack of a sense of belonging. Food is the greatest weapon in tackling this core issue. The trickle down affect is, more often than not, beyond comprehension. There is no greater healing tool than food. It has stood the test of time. It affects our well being on every level from physical to emotional health. It taps in to all the senses and, as a consequence, affects our neural pathways.
As parents, we have three times a day that we can stay connected to our children, through food. It’s not just about what you feed your child, it’s the way in which it is done. It is the greatest and most consistent expression of love. If wielded well, it can combat a myriad of issues affecting your young person. The kitchen being the heart of your home is, by far, the greatest way to impart on your children a strong sense of their place in the world. It is the greatest way to stay connected at a time when dialogue is sometimes missing.
Jules was the highlight of the day for the Resi workers. What she spoke about really resonated with them.
Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
You could hear a pin drop – for the entire time of Jule’s presentation. Students, staff and parents alike were deeply connected to her and the content of her presentation. Many have also commented that Jules immediately established a personal connection to the students from our school. She was very “human and real with them” her link was authentic.
Phoenix P-12 Community School
Jules Allen was a captivating guest speaker for our recent “Life is a Roller Coaster” event. Jules connected with the audiences on their level, which ranged from students Yr. 8-12 to adults, which made them open to actually accepting and retaining her message. Jules used the power of life experiences to illustrate her points which the audience respected the fact that she wasn’t perfect. Jules was very down to earth and took the time to answer questions and then after each presentation circulate with the audience.
Cleve & District Mental Health & Wellbeing Group
Jules was spot on with her talk and the way she related to the audience. It was a very powerful time and deeply impacted much of the audience.