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Dive Deep, Climb High

Focusing on leadership in higher education, Mel Loizou asks her guests to share what leadership means to them. The Dive Deep Climb High podcast is fun, honest, and relatable. It enables you to dive deep into your role and the leader you are.

To climb high, unleashing the power and potential of you and those around you. With inspiring stories, practical tips, and a little bit of fishiness this show will help you realise that sometimes the apparently impossible is absolutely possible. 

Dive Deep. Climb High. Can Do Leadership in a World of Can’t.


Mar 28, 2023

In this episode, we dive deep into serenity and peace. Together with Martin, we explore whether it really is possible to achieve serenity in leadership and the benefits of developing such an approach. Sharing tools and tips that he has learned throughout his life, Martin explains why he believes as leaders there are times when we need to be proactive and other occasions when we need to lean back and chill.



“When you talk with people who are doing great things or have made astonishing discoveries connecting the dots and ask them when this happened, they rarely, if ever, say we got this in a seven-hour meeting. They say, oh yeah, it came to me whilst I was running, in the shower, washing my car or ironing my shirt. All sorts of stuff where you disengage from cognitive activity. This is when the intelligence of the heart and gut can bubble up and connect the dots for you.”



Martin Laschkolnig is the founder and director of the “Institut fur Potentialentwicklung” (Institute for the Development of Potential) in Linz, Austria. He is a Past President of the German Speakers Association ( and has been an inspirational speaker to audiences on 4 continents from San Diego to South Africa, from Costa Rica to the Himalayas and across Europe. 

He is an expert for motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and inner peace and how these affect leaders, their teams and the performance of people and enterprises. Combining an economic education and entrepreneurial background with years of studies in Buddhist Philosophy and Theory of Perception with Tibetan monks in India led to a new and different approach to view and solve our problems.


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Mel is a Consultant, Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, Podcast Host & Mum. Specialising in leadership and change management in the Higher Education sector, Mel uses her Fish Climb Trees philosophy to help individuals, teams and organisations, shift from that place of believing they can’t, to one where they know they absolutely can. 

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