R U Ok? Day: Morning Tea
“As anyone working in the startup space knows, the founder journey can be a tumultuous and isolating experience. “
Suffice to say, challenges upon challenges have been compounded this year, so the goals and purpose of this terrific national initiative are more important than ever. To help, MAP is getting involved by hosting a virtual morning tea, and you are all invited.
You’re invited to take some time out and join us for a virtual morning tea.
This year, you will need to supply the coffee and cakes yourself, we’re sorry, but we can certainly offer real community connections, and genuine support.
What is R U Ok? Day?
R U OK? Day is a national day of action dedicated to reminding everyone that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.
The Melbourne Accelerator Program wants to take the opportunity on this year’s national day of action, to host a morning tea for Melbourne’s startup community, and provide an opportunity to ask each other “Are you OK?”
What Can You Do?
Register a ticket, and join us for morning tea, where we will
- hear from some terrific speakers
- get a chance to meet some new people in some facilitated networking
- learn how to ask “R U Ok?”, and what to do next
- catch up with others in our entrepreneurial community
To be prepared to help others, you can learn R U Ok’s simple 4 step process, so you can have a conversation that could change a life. The four steps are:
- Ask R U OK?
- Encourage action
- Check back in
Morning Tea Schedule
- 11am Virtual Morning Tea Begins, Welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
- 11.05am Velocity 2020 cohort member Kaley Chu, shares how 100 lunches with strangers changed her life
- 11.15am Melbourne Edge Co-Founder, and well-being mentor Valerie Judge
- 11.25am Speed Networking, with a focus on tips and techniques for checking in and helping out.
- 11.45am Final remarks, what to do next, and how to keep supporting our friends
Kaley Chu: Co-Founder of Velocity 2020 Startup, 100 Lunches
Kaley is an author, Keynote & Motivational Speaker, people connector.
In 2018, Kaley turned lunch into a life changing experience. Not just one lunch, but 100 of them, with strangers, over the course of a year!
She is the author of the brand new book, ‘100 Lunches with Strangers’. Since publishing the book, Kaley has been featured in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun, ABC News and been interviewed by radio stations across the country. She is now a TEDx speaker and now sharing her journey and the lessons distilled from those 100 Lunches with the rest of the world.
Valerie Judge: Founder, Melbourne Edge Consultants
Valerie has a background in psychology and business management, with over 10 years’ experience leading and mentoring high performing teams. In 2017, Valerie founded Melbourne Social Work and Psychology Consultants and in 2020 co-founded Melbourne Edge Consultants. Valerie’s preventative approach to wellbeing and mental health is science based and uses a range of psychometric tests to measure outcomes. Valerie helps individuals understand stress, enhance performance and avoid burnout. Valerie remains passionate about empowering individuals to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reach their full potential, through business support, coaching, counselling and mentoring.