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The Gift Mindset

Renee Giarrusso, who leads RG Dynamics, wrote The Gift Mindset and is this week’s guest on The Next 100 Days Podcast.

Renee Giarrusso, The Gift Mindset, Australia, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Summary of the Podcast


  • Renee discusses the importance of emotional intelligence and human connection in a digital world.
  • It was the evening for her, and she’d just spoken on this topic to a hospital’s management team.

Emotional intelligence and connection 

  • Renee discusses bringing the human element back into a digital world.
  • Remote work is increasing, and younger generations prefer it, so emotional intelligence is crucial.

The Gift Mindset approach

  • Renee explains The Gift Mindset book
  • This approach finds lessons in challenges.
  • It helps others, including difficult people, by having them become gift-givers of lessons.
  • The book contains 12 related “gifts” like curiosity.
  • Success comes from embedded, not fleeting, changes.

Limitless leadership and growth

  • Limitless Leadership was Renee’s first book.
  • Renee’s first book outlines expanding from technical skills to managing others and leading leaders.
  • Growth requires constant learning, unlearning, and relearning to stay fit in the future, like when the pandemic required a remote approach.

Future plans and opportunities

  • Renee is looking for international expansion, especially in the US and the UK.
  • She explores new programs on emotional clearing and a debating game fostering appreciation of diverse views.
  • Connecting people globally energise through a new platform.

Closing remarks

  • Graham and Kevin thanked Renee and expressed interest in her resources and future work.
  • Renee offers to send materials and stay connected through potential return appearances.

Applying gratitude to challenges

  • Graham reflects on an unsuccessful business and unlearned lessons, finding Renee’s approach helpful.
  • Her openness about difficulties like IVF inspires clients to appreciate diverse ideas and perspectives.

Clips from the Podcast

Renee & Renata

It was actually Renee and Renato! December 1982.

Just Back From The Hospital


Emotional Intelligence


Renee mentioned “BE CONNECTED“, a new sharing app.

Diversity, But How We Should Want It!


Emotional Clearing


Limitless Leadership


Engineer Got Cleared, Wife Reacts!

Renee Provided this Testimonial

Contact Renee

Renee Giarrusso, The Gift Mindset, The Next 100 Days Podcast

The Next 100 Days Podcast Co-Hosts

Graham Arrowsmith

Graham Arrowsmith, Co-Host, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Graham is “The High Net Worth Data Guy” who founded Finely Fettled to help business owners and marketers market to affluent and high-net-worth customers.  Now get all-inclusive affluent direct mail campaigns combining A-lister copy, design, print and postage for £599+vat, without the DIY hassle. Find Graham on LinkedIn.

Kevin Appleby

Kevin Appleby, Co-Host, The Next 100 Days Podcast

Kevin specialises in finance transformation and implementing business change. He’s the COO of GrowCFO, which provides both community and CPD-accredited training designed to grow the next generation of finance leaders. You can find Kevin on LinkedIn and at