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. Read more »

CU 47: How to teach anyone anything with Sarah Singer-Nourie

Sarah Singer-Nourie’s story is the stuff of legend - a disengaged school kid who was exposed to a new way of learning, turned her performance around and ultimately committed to a life of both teaching AND teaching people to teach in ways that engage their audiences. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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!! Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »