CU 10: Peter Jones, Event Manager Extraordinaire (1)

Our guest today is one of Australia's leading event producers, with over 1200 shows in both Australia and overseas for clients including the Australian Football League, Grand Prix, Qantas and Australian Olympic Committee. He has been the recipient of 24 awards from the meeting & events industry association of Australia, including being inducted into the hall of fame in 2 categories. Some of his recent events have included – Visits to Melbourne by both Her Majesty the Queen and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Oprah Winfrey and the AFL Grand Final Parade. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Fr Bob Maguire, Social Entrepreneur

Ever wonder how Catholic priest could be an Entrepreneur? Father Bob has worked as a beekeeper and been awarded an Order of Australia for his tireless service to the community & work with the poor, in addition to receiving “the Australian Entrepreneur of the year award”. He has hosted TV shows, podcasts and radio programs, and even had a documentary about his life premier at the Melbourne Film Festival. He has founded multiple charities, including Open Family... all whilst serving the community as a Catholic priest! Read more »

Tiffiny Hall, TV Star, "Ninja" & Author

Would you have the courage to throw away a career on TV to follow your dreams? Tiffiny is an award winning author, a Logie nominated Television personality, and a 5th Dan black belt in Taekwondo, with more than 15 national titles. She is also, without a doubt, Australia’s most famous Ninja, having written WHITE NINJA, RED SAMURAI & BLACK WARRIOR amongst other novels. She is also a wonderful Anti-bullying crusader for school children across the country. 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 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 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... Read more »