Presentation at ‘Wellthy Living, Collective Wisdom,’ Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Learn some tips and tools for life from Romi’s presentation at Wellthy Living, Collective Wisdom: Let’s create magic together. 

In this interview she explains how to listen to your body in decision making and demonstrates this through ‘The Art of Gutism’ live with an audience member. She discusses negative thought patterns, the impact of our tone of voice, shares tips on journalling and identifying emotions and ends with sharing the importance of letter writing as a process of letting go.

Live Interview: Melbourne Jewish Writer’s Festival, Australia

Part 1

Part 1 of this live interview with Romi Grossberg by Danny Blay held at The Melbourne Writers Festival, focuses on her previous role as manger of ‘Tiny Toones’, a hip hop centre for street kids in the slums of Phnom Penh. They discuss the reality of life there, the constant moral dilemmas, the love, the learning and eventually the transition from Cambodia to Thailand. 

Part 2

Part 2 of this live interview with Romi Grossberg by Danny Blay held at The Melbourne Writers Festival, starts with her transition from Cambodia to Thailand. They focus on her current work in counselling, writing therapy, emotional intelliegence and her latest book ‘The 5-Minute Guide to Emitional Intelligence.’

Australia Network Interview

Kate Arnott from ABC’s The Australia Network interviews Romi Grossberg, Manager of Tiny Toones Cambodia.

Romi brought her Cambodian hip hop group from ‘Tiny Toones’ on tour to Melbourne Australia to perform on stage at Chapel Off Chapel. Tiny Toones is a local Cambodian NGO working with street kids using hip hop and breakdance as the primary tool to engage with the underworld of Phnom Penh in the slums. The former street kids and now the teachers. Also featured in the interview are – Beaver, Fresh and Diamond.

Tedx Phnom Penh

In Febraury 2011, Cambodia held its first ever Tedx in Phnom Penh.

As Manager of Tiny Toones I was asked to present. Of course I wanted founder ‘KK’ to do it with me even though I knew I would get a certain “no.” KK is a humble and shy man. I did however manage to convince him to be recorded on video which we shot on my balcony over endless laughs (the offcuts could make a video on its own!).

Those that know me know I would never go anywhere without ‘my kids’ – the beloved staff and students of this hip hop centre. When asked to perform, my first question was “can I bring my kids up on stage?” which was initially met with silence. After explaining who they were and no they are not little children but teens and older… I was given permission.

Below is the Tedx presentation we did. The performance by ‘my kids’ was choreographed by them under the guidance of KK.

… and yes I did write a story about the lead up to Tedx: the fear, anxiety, excitement and the ultimate performance. Sections can be read in imprint 14: ‘A Perfect Statue’ or for those who can’t be bothered reading, you can watch it on video here in the blog from when I performed the written story at open-mic in Thailand.

We called it ‘Dance Your Life Around.’

 

Kha’s unbelievable solo.

Kha and Slick’s ‘dance fight’

The team

And I couldn’t have done it without Shhort…