Embracing True Self, Leading with Purpose

 |  30 April 2024

Episode #118 | Creating Synergy Podcast

We're kicking off with a new episode this year as we sit down with David Panter, the inspiring CEO of Minda Incorporated, for an intimate conversation that promises to uplift, motivate, and transform your perspective on leadership and personal growth.

David takes us through his remarkable life story, sharing the highs and lows, the moments of doubt, and the triumphs of courage that have defined his path. 

From standing firm in his identity in an unaccepting era to spearheading transformative change in healthcare and aged care sectors,  David's story is a testament to the power of leading with authenticity and purpose.

Why Listen?

  • Discover the courage it takes to stand firm in one's identity against the odds.
  • Uncover the insights and strategies behind leading large-scale organizational change.
  • Get inspired by David's commitment to transforming the healthcare and aged care sectors for the better.

Ready to see how embracing your true self can transform your approach to leadership? Then you absolutely need to tune into this episode.

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[00:16:59:19] - David's Role as an AIDS Information Officer

[00:22:02:15] - Princess Diana's Involvement in AIDS Activism

[00:39:01:06] - Being Called In to Fix and Transform Organizations

[00:42:57:02] - The Importance of Authenticity and Being True to Oneself as a Leader.

[00:53:03:05] - State of Minda When David Panter Took on the Role of CEO

[01:39:27:05] - Advice for Emerging Leaders

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Guest Info

David Panter, CEO of Minda Incorporated

David Panter, a seasoned psychologist with an impressive tenure of over 42 years in health and social care. With a career spanning more than two decades in Chief Executive roles, David's leadership journey is marked by a profound commitment to human rights and the delivery of services that honor the diversity of Australian communities. In January 2022, David embarked on his latest venture as the Chief Executive of Minda, bringing his wealth of experience and passion for social justice to the forefront of one of Australia's leading disability service organizations.

Beyond his executive responsibilities, David actively contributes to the broader social service landscape as the Chair of the SA Council of Social Service and a Director of the Australian Council of Social Service. His dedication to creating inclusive and responsive services showcases his deep-rooted belief in the power of community-focused leadership and his unwavering commitment to enhancing the lives of individuals across Australia.

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Daniel Franco

Daniel is a 'People Collector' kind, a steadfast optimist who believes that the power of trusting relationships is foundational to our bright future. He believes that the world is a better place when we work together.

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