Real People. Real Stories. Unplugged.

A Podcast where Highly Successful Individuals Share Insights they’ve Learned about Success and Happiness.

Careers Unplugged is a podcast hosted by global change specialist Stuart Hayes. In it Stuart interviews highly successful people from all walks of life, including business, sport, the arts and philanthropy. The interviews have a conversational style and guests share candidly about their lives, their struggles, victories and most importantly, the ‘golden nuggets’ of success they have learnt along the way. Listen in and learn practical wisdom from people who have chased their dreams, faced adversity and come out on top.

CU 59: From Surviving to Thriving & Giving with Philanthropist, Vicki Standish

CU 59: From Surviving to Thriving & Giving with Philanthropist, Vicki Standish

Vicki Standish has led an extraordinary life of struggle and achievement, and has never before agreed to be interviewed about it. Her rich and varied working life has spanned jobs from air hostess to working for a not-for-profit organisation negotiating with the Federal Government over issues that included nuclear testing in the Pacific. Abused as a child, she has come full circle to helping children and young people as a philanthropist through her various sub funds and foundations.

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CU 54: How facing your fears can change your life with criminal turned youth crusader, Andrew Gason

CU 54: How facing your fears can change your life with criminal turned youth crusader, Andrew Gason

In this extended edition we learn how facing your fears head on can magically change your life, through Andrew Gason’s most compelling journey from the criminal underworld to making a huge impact as a social crusader today.

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CU 48: Planning to succeed with Olympic athlete, Jeff Riseley

CU 48: Planning to succeed with Olympic athlete, Jeff Riseley

eff Riseley’s meteoric rise to the highest echelon’s of international sport is the stuff of fairy tales – inspired by the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006, Jeff committed to playing his biggest game in life and within two years had competed at both the World Championship and Olympic Games.

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CU 46: How to have impact in your career with AFL coach Paul Roos & retail guru Ian McLeod

CU 46: How to have impact in your career with AFL coach Paul Roos & retail guru Ian McLeod

In the second of our Melbourne Victory special edition episodes, guest co-hosts Adrian Leijer and Leigh Broxham join Stu Hayes to interview non other than AFL Premiership coach Paul Roos and Wesfarmers Retail guru Ian McLeod.

This is an episode not to miss – learn from Paul and Ian as they share openly about their careers, families and the tough path of leadership at the highest level.

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CU 45: Succeed in your career with George Calombaris, Craig Moore and Melbourne Victory

CU 45: Succeed in your career with George Calombaris, Craig Moore and Melbourne Victory

This week on Careers Unplugged Stu is joined by Melbourne Victory football stars Adrian Leijer and Leigh Broxham and interviews Masterchef George Calombaris and Socceroo legend Craig Moore about career change, career transition and what they recommend people should do early in their careers to achieve success in the future.

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CU 44: How Does Humour Help Your Career, with Damian Kristof, Vince Sorrenti & Max Walker

CU 44: How Does Humour Help Your Career, with Damian Kristof, Vince Sorrenti & Max Walker

If you have ever wondered whether it’s cool to be the class clown, whether being funny is likely to get you promoted or is actually holding you back, then don’t miss this episode of Careers Unplugged in which Stu explores the role of humor in the workplace, along with some humorous bonus pieces involving Dr Damian Kristof from The Wellness Guys, sports legend Max Walker and super famous funny man, Vince Sorrenti.

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CU 43: How to get started in sports management with Asian Cup CEO, Michael Brown

CU 43: How to get started in sports management with Asian Cup CEO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown is one of Australia’s foremost professional sports administrators and is presently CEO of Austrlaia’s 2015 AFC Asian Cup organisation body – an event anticipated to bring 45,000 spectators and 3.500 media to this country.

During a career exceeding two decades, Michael has also held significant leadership roles in two other sports, serving as General Manager, Cricket, with Cricket Australia for 9 years and as CEO of AFL powerhouse, Hawthorn for 6 years.

This episode of careers Unplugged is an absolute MUST for anyone who has ever dreamed of making an impact in the professional sporting industry. Michael’s open guidance and sharing are wonderful.

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