This month we are doing a feature on Business Coaches

The key is shifting the focus onto the skills of leadership, rather than the skills of the leader himself.” “The free online course I’m launching today introduces executives to this paradigm shift, via an easy to implement online program that they can complete in a relatively small amount of time, I’m talking as little as 20 to 40 minutes a week, over just three weeks” said Mr Little. “This makes trying behavioural coaching a ‘no brainer’ because the time investment is so small, and there’s no cost, so there’s no barrier!" At the end of the program participants get a comprehensive debrief to help them identify the key things they learned, and how they can easily implement them and become a more effective leader. To register for the free course, or obtain more information about behavioural coaching or Stakeholder Centred Leadership, visit www.executivecoaching.melbourne https://youtu.be/hmn4Pdr2jXs

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Melbourne’s Luna Park

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Boasting two brand new rides, Luna Park holds the promise of a great day out with the whole family, a sure winner for dusting off Melbourne's winter blues and enjoying the spring holidays. Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, Luna Park has been a renowned family destination for more than one hundred years. With many rides to choose from including the classic Dodgem cars, the scenic railway with great views over St.Kilda and the bay and the two new rides- Wave Rider and Fantasy Flyer, there'll be something fun to do from morning to night. The Park is open during the spring holidays Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 11pm and on Sundays to Wednesdays from 11am to 8pm. During the school holidays take advantage of the family unlimited rides offer for only $149.95 which includes unlimited rides for two people aged 13 and over plus two people between the ages of 4 - 12.

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Great family value at Phillip Island

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Spring is the best time to visit Phillip Islands attractions. With many things to see and do and only an hour and a half's drive from Melbourne, there's a great array of fun and affordable activities to enjoy this spring school holidays. Churchill Island Heritage Farm Churchill Island was the site of the first farm in Victoria and its pioneering history is still evident today. It's a great place to explore some of Victorias heritage and tranquil scenery. You can see the old homestead (listed by the National Trust) as it was in it's day and experience daily heritage farming activities including cow milking, sheep shearing and working dogs demonstrations. See the spring baby animals, meet the likes of Max the Clydesdale horse, Lucy the goose, the peacock, the highland cattle and others as you explore the farm grounds and its gardens which surrounded by the bay, are quite picturesque. During School and Public holidays you can also enjoy a wagon ride.

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National Rhododendron Gardens Spring Colour

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If you and your family love beautiful flowers then head up to the national Rhododendron gardens in Olinda for a visual feast this spring. With a lot of flowers just ready to bloom there's no better way to celebrate the coming of the warmer weather than to spend a day in the Dandenongs and enjoy a picnic on the Cherry Tree Lawn. Enjoy a self-guided tour, strolling through 40 hectares of scenic botanic gardens or a picnic by the lake and take in stunning views of the Australian Alps. Alternatively, there is an option for visitors to the garden to enjoy a 25 minute non-stop guided tour on the Garden Explorer Bus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays only from 15 September through to 6 November Exploring the gardens: During the Spring Floral Festival held annually from August to November visitors can enjoy a series of undercover floral displays, including the largest undercover display of daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Melbourne Aquarium Ice Age Premiere

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If you're after a special movie experience to share with the kids these school holidays then the Melbourne Aquarium has just the thing; Ice Age: No Time For Nuts 4-D is premiering on the 19th of September. Presented in high definition 3-D projection with in theatre special effects to further engage the audience. Chris Kearney, the general manager of Sea Life Mebourne Aquarium stated "We are thrilled to bring this new Ice Age experience to our guests. The high-action storyline engages all the senses with amazing scenes that maximise our in theatre special effects." The Ice Age world continues both before and after the show with a specially themed pre-show area that includes interactive touch screens, photo opportunities and follow up afterwards with opportunities to meet King and Gentoo Penguins in their own Penguin Playground. The 4-D theatre is included in the cost of general admission to the aquarium making it a more affordable option this holidays to enjoy both a movie and the fun of the sea life that the aquarium has on offer.

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What can a Business Coach provide for your Business?

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What is all the fuss about with Business Coaches? If you've found yourself wondering what all the fuss is about with coaches these days and are curious as to why more and more people are hiring these professionals to aid them in their business, we've asked the following questions to help ascertain if they can provide good value, what circumstances and business types are best served by business and executive coaches. If you are new in business or even if you are a skilled veteran, there are going to be difficult situation you deal with that can become obstacles to your success. Instead of getting bogged down when the inevitable happens, why not employ someone to help you in improving your circumstances? By engaging someone that's gained expertise in what makes businesses work and understands what strategies you can use to either turn struggling businesses around or to take advantage of market opportunities more effectively, you not only have a chance to see your business situation from a different perspective, and gaining new insight but also you have all their years of business experience and know-how to bring to bear on developing the best business strategies for current market forces.

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Port Phillip review local

Title: Port Phillip review local. Later Title: Bayside review local Weekly review (Bayside and Port Phillip) Former Title: Melbourne weekly Port Phillip Published: Docklands [Vic.] : Metro Media Publishing, 2012-2013. Physical Description: v. : col. ill. ; 32 cm. Subjects:  Port Phillip (Vic.) -- Newspapers. Australia Victoria Docklands Australia Victoria Melbourne Australia Victoria St Kilda Summary: Distributed in Melbourne suburbs in the City of Port Phillip (Albert Park, Balaclava, Elwood, Garden City,                    Melbourne, Middle Park, Port Melbourne, Ripponlea, South Melbourne, Southbank, St Kilda, St Kilda East,                  St Kilda West and Windsor) Notes: "Delivered with Melbourne's best lifestyle magazine, The weekly review" Merged with: Bayside review local; to form Weekly review (Bayside and Port Phillip) Journal Dates: July 25, 2012-Mar. 20, 2013. Related to: Weekly review (Stonnington and Boroondara) Frequency: Weekly Language: English Dewey Number: 079.9451 Libraries Australia ID: 50028639 Contributed by: Libraries Australia

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Behind the Scenes of the Australian Open

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As I complete my 26th Australian Open (one year of my life has now been spent in this arena), I thought I would reflect on how AP covers this major sports event and how our coverage has evolved in the digital age since my first Open in 1989. It was a time of no computers, no Internet, no Wi-Fi, and we never dreamed of transmitting directly from the camera within seconds of capturing compelling moments with the quality we enjoy now. AP Photographer Rob Griffith sets up a remote control camera before the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Serena Williams of the U.S. poses the trophy after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The biggest change has been the camera, the move from the film camera’s four frames a second to the digital’s 14 frames a second.

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Balaclava Walk’s end slows to a crawl

MAJOR parties involved in beautifying works on Carlisle Street were not told of proposed building demolitions as part of a master plan for the Balaclava Walk. The master plan aims to overhaul the area around Balaclava Station, starting next year, as part of other works that would prepare Balaclava for thousands more residents. The walk aims to increase pedestrian and transport access. But part of the master plan to build public spaces and expose historic bluestone on the south side of Carlisle Street at the train bridge needs support from the landowner, state government body VicTrack, to succeed. VicTrack owns two buildings at 205-207 and 209 Carlisle Street but says the master plan’s intentions for the space is news to them. “VicTrack has, to date, not received advice from any party as to any land requirements for the project,” spokesman Mac Henshall said. “Accordingly, we are unable to comment further.” VicTrack has not approached the buildings’ tenants, who have received documents outlining the proposal in a council letter.

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This week make sure you..

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I meet Amy Schumer in a curious corner of Crown’s Club 23. Pushing through its black lace drapes feels a bit like consulting an Eastern mystic or, well, visiting a brothel. It’s clear the US comedian isn’t comfortable, but that might have more to do with her packed schedule than the location. Most of her Australian media appearances could be best characterised as “awkward”. At her stand-up gig later tonight, she’ll describe her current publicity junket as “physical pain”. I ask if her (apparently last-minute) decision to perform a stand-up gig in Melbourne was an attempt to escape the junket and connect with her sizeable Australian fan base. “It’s really not about me getting to know the audience,” she insists. “I just like doing stand-up.” Doesn’t she thrive on her connection with the audience, though? Part of Amy’s appeal is the audience feels they really know her – she’s one of us rather than some lofty Hollywood ideal.

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