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 42: When Should You Leave Your Job To Start a Business?

CU 42: When Should You Leave Your Job To Start a Business?

In this episode Stu Hayes & Rich Sayer explore the puzzle that has perplexed so many people… whether or not to leave their job to start a business.

Check out this great episode which draws from their personal experiences in leaving secure, highly paid roles to start businesses, as well as their interviews of a wide-range successful guests on Careers Unplugged.

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CU 41: How to Get Started in Events & Entertainment with Instinct Founder, Rich Sayer

CU 41: How to Get Started in Events & Entertainment with Instinct Founder, Rich Sayer

Rich Sayer’s career has been defined by two huge decisions, firstly to step away from life as an advertising executive in the ‘Big Apple’ to become a singer & guitarist, then later, after more than 2,500 gigs playing with some of Australia’s top musicians, to turn Instinct Entertainment into one of Australia’s leading Corporate Events Companies.

Don’t miss this episode in which Stu Hayes explores the entertainment & event management career of his long-time friend and Careers Unplugged co-host.

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CU 40: Nicola Archer, PR ‘Live Wire’ and ‘No Plan’ Planner

CU 40: Nicola Archer, PR ‘Live Wire’ and ‘No Plan’ Planner

Nicola Archer has had an incredible career, including working with a heap of our previous guests on Careers Unplugged and an amazing array of well known and inspiring people.

Nicola has worked in sports marketing & management across the Olympic Games in Sydney, alongside a media magnate, been assistant manager to several iconic Australian Rock Bands – including The Angels, Johnny Diesel and The Baby Animals – and even enjoyed a stint producing the “Chris Tarrant”  breakfast show on London’s Capital Radio Station – such great FUN!
 
Don’t miss this classic episode and learn how Nicola has managed to navigate along her incredible journey…. with no plan at all!!

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CU 39: Susanne Bransgrove, Family Business Leadership

CU 39: Susanne Bransgrove, Family Business Leadership

Wouldn’t it be great if there were more female CEO’s in Australia? In the world?

Susanne Bransgrove is Managing Director of governance specialists AMPLIFI GOVERNANCE, and this week Susanne joins us on Careers Unplugged this week to talk about family business, moving countries, being a female business leader and even field hockey.

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CU 38: Con Georgiou, One Million Acts of Innovation Australia CEO

CU 38: Con Georgiou, One Million Acts of Innovation Australia CEO

Con Georgiou is passionate about two things that are close to our hearts at Careers Unplugged, being innovation and group dynamics. As you will learn in this great episode of Careers Unplugged, the really interesting thing is what he is doing to help these occur side by side.

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CU 36: Front-Line Doctor & Medical Researcher, Assoc Prof Jim Black

CU 36: Front-Line Doctor & Medical Researcher, Assoc Prof Jim Black

Can you imagine what it would be like to be a doctor in a war-zone?

Little wonder Associate Professor Jim Black is committed to helping solve real world health problems with his incredible research team at the Nossal Institute these days.

Jim’s career has morphed incredibly from performing ‘general duties’ in Mozambique and in other front-line health care roles in the developing world to now being an Associate Professor in Global Health in the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health.

His current research interests include the development of low-cost technology for health in developing countries, and especially the uses of mobile devices to enhance the delivery of healthcare services.

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CU 35: Master Facilitator & Super Coach, Blair Singer

CU 35: Master Facilitator & Super Coach, Blair Singer

Could you imagine receiving a standing ovation from more than 12,000 people after delivering a training session?! Or what about receiving a client testimonial in which YOU are credited with their $600 million sales growth?! Don’t miss this SUPER SIZED EPISODE with Blair Singer!

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CU 34: Quirky Cook & Blogger, Jo Whitton

CU 34: Quirky Cook & Blogger, Jo Whitton

Jo Whitton is one of Australia’s most prominent online voices and also our wonderful, heart-centered and inspirational guest on Careers Unplugged this week

Alongside homeschooling her own children, she has been blogging continuously since 2008 and since that time she has developed a colossal following both in Australia and around the world through her site QUIRKY COOKING.

So much so, Jo is presently acknowledged as one of the top 30 bloggers in Australia in the Kidspot Voices of 2014.

Her passion for using basic, fresh ingredients, and cooking ‘from scratch’ started when her own Mum taught her to cook and has flourished ever since. Her mission today is to help open people’s eyes to the possibility that wholesome food tastes great, is easy and fun to make, and meets the needs of those with diet challenges…

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CU 33: Authentic Communicator, Dr Dennis Cummins

CU 33: Authentic Communicator, Dr Dennis Cummins

Do you know how to turn terrible into terrific?

Dr Dennis Cummins originally qualified Chiropractor.owning multiple chiropractic practices in New York, before transforming his life and becoming a trainer who has taught over 64,000 people throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia on how to become more successful through learning to communicate more effectively.

An amazing author, his book “Turning Terrible into Terrific: Changing your life at the speed of thought” is having huge impact on many lives aground the world.

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CU 32: Australia’s Cheese Queen, Sheree Sullivan

CU 32: Australia’s Cheese Queen, Sheree Sullivan

Our guest on Careers Unplugged week, Sheree Sullivan, confesses to becoming an ‘accidental entrepreneur’, building a family cheese empire whilst also juggling family and kids!! Check out this great episode with Sheree…

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CU 30: Robert Riopel, Success Teacher

CU 30: Robert Riopel, Success Teacher

Did you ever get taught that if you worked hard and stayed loyal to your company, you would taken care of?  Does that sound familiar? Does it sound unreasonable?!
This was certainly the upbringing that Robert Riopel, this weeks guest on Careers Unplugged, had and it was also something he deeply believed in – right up until he was laid off for the third time!!
Check out Robert’s journey to resurrect his career, to achieve the kind of success in life he felt he deserved and how he teaches people to do the same.

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CU 29: Ian Wishart, Plan International CEO & Humanitarian

CU 29: Ian Wishart, Plan International CEO & Humanitarian

Can you imagine feeling so strongly about your calling in life you would move from a ‘cushy’ job and embark on a career that would take you to poverty stricken and violent locations to fulfil it?

This is precisely what Ian Wishart, now CEO of the world’s most transparent charity, Plan International did when he left his comfortable career in London and returned to Austrlaia – vowing to never work until he could contribute to something greater as he left.

Don’t miss Ian’s incredible story and the lessons he has for us all.

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CU 28: Cindy Wigglesworth, Spiritual Intelligence Author

CU 28: Cindy Wigglesworth, Spiritual Intelligence Author

Cindy Wiggelsworth is the best-selling & award winning author of
“SQ21:The 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence”, as well as the creator of the “SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence Assessment” that prominent CEOs are identifying as “the next frontier in leadership.”

Not surprisingly, she is also a sought after consultant, speaker & media personality, appearing on Oprah, PBS, Fox,TEDX, many radio programs and conferences… and now with Stu & Rich on Careers Unplugged!

Don’t miss this episode in which Cindy shares her journey and how she ‘feels’ her career path!

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CU 27: Laurence Tham, Wellness Guy & Super Coach

CU 27: Laurence Tham, Wellness Guy & Super Coach

Dr Laurence Tham is a renowned podcaster, mentor & coach in the Wellness, mindset areas & practise leadership areas. He is Founder of “Drive Your Practice” as well as a co-host and founder of Australia’s Top Health Podcast “The Wellness Guys Show”, which... read more
CU 26: Neville Christie, Entrepreneur & ‘Business with Soul’ Ambassador

CU 26: Neville Christie, Entrepreneur & ‘Business with Soul’ Ambassador

It’s hard to believe, but Neville Christie started his apprenticeship as an entrepreneur at the age of 6!
Since then Neville has set up 44 small & medium sized businesses – 41 of which have been successful, alongwith 3 significant failures.

Learn about what Neville has learned on his journey, and also what he is now doing to enhance the lives and businesses of 10,000 entrepreneurs… on the foundation of life & business with purpose, or as he calls it, ‘Business with Soul.’


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CU 25: Merv Neal, Laughter Yoga Ambassador

CU 25: Merv Neal, Laughter Yoga Ambassador

If you are someone who enjoys a good belly laugh from time to time, then don’t miss the incredible story of our guest this week, Merv Neal, whose life was saved by laughter!

Following his successful entrepreneurial career, Merv’s life was re-shaped by a sudden work related illness that doctors told him could not be cured.

Today he is the CEO of Laughter Yoga Australia, with a mission to spread the positive benefits of laughter across the community… including us at Careers Unplugged!

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