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. Read more »

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! Read more »

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! Read more »

CU 24: Neda Rahmani, World Music Inspiration

Let’s get one thing straight, multi-cultural artist & world music inspiration Neda Rahamani is a very colourful woman! Don;t miss this week’s episode of Careers Unpplugged, in which Neda shares her inspiring journey from serving fish & chips to performing in front of 90,000 people… and everything in between, including Tumbarumba, the Brazilian rhythm spectacle; nearly every major stage in Australia including the big day out, Grand Prix, Splendour on the Grass, the Arts Centre Victoria, and, of course, the iconic, Neda - All Colour Project, Neda’s world music and fashion extravaganza. But what of her personal story? What about her advice, guidance and thoughts about following the ‘spark insider you”? Don’t miss this episode to learn!! Read more »

CU 22: Marshall Thurber, "An Evolutionary Event In our Time"

What would you ask the godfather of business? Marshall is a real estate developer, businessman, educator, inventor, author, visionary, public speaker... and a guy who never fitted in at high school . He has taught trainers such as Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki, Jack Canfield, Blair Singer & T.Harv Eker, and was called “an EVOLUTIONARY EVENT IN OUR TIME” by the legendary industrialist and thinker Buckminster Fuller, whom he studied under for decade. Marshall also studied with W.Edwards Deming - who himself was described as one of the 9 hidden turning points of ALL HISTORY!! Read more »

CU 21: Andrew Laidlaw, Royal Botanic Gardens Landscape Architect

Does your career bring joy to others? Andrew Laidlaw is the landscape architect at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and has been a lecturer in Garden Design for 25 years at the University of Melbourne, He is also the winner of: - 3 x Gold Medals at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show; - The Landscape of the Year Award; and the - 2005 Victoria Tourism Award for Best New Tourism Development, for his work at the Children’s Garden… More recently, Andrew is regular presenter on ABC 774’s Saturday morning gardening program amongst other media and is currently creating the “Gardens of Peace in GAZA”, with W Moira Kelly. Read more »

CU 17: Deborah Torres-Patel, Celebrity Voice Coach

Can you image sharing the stage with Michael Jackson? Deborah started her career as a singer, performing for millions on radio, animated film,TV, Broadway and on international concert stages, with entertainers such as Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson. Today, she is one of the world’s most highly regarded voice, presentation and public speaking mentors, working with many of the world’s best-selling authors, and leaders. She’s been featured on CNBC and CNN television in global publications like TIME and Forbes and shared large public speaking platforms with leaders like Jack Canfield, Anthony Robbins and Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair... Read more »

CU 16: Sally Cooper, Violin Virtuoso

Our special guest in this episode is Sally Cooper, one of Australia's most sought after musicians and very much a shinning star in the Australian entertainment industry. Before the age of 9, Sally had performed with all major Australian symphony orchestras and she has subsequently performed with Rock icons such as: Rod Stewart, Michael Buble, Harry Connick Jnr, Guy Sebastian, Kate Ceberano, Ronan Keating & Delta Goodrem and on appeared on TV shows including: “X Factor”, “Australia's Got Talent”, “The Footy Show” & “Dancing With The Stars”. Sally shares her incredible story openly and with great insight into achieving success in all walks of life. Read more »

CU 14: Peter Rowsthorn, Funny Man

Special guests Peter Rowsthorn has had us all laughing with his performance on the screen “The Comedy Company”, “Kath & Kim” and “Thank God Your Here”. He’s a professional comedian, an M, a host and a legend of the Australian Comedy scene.. Read more »

CU 12: Carren Smith, Soul Survivor

Our special guest in this episode is Carren Smith, a courageous and incredible woman who has touched the hearts and lives of thousands and thousands of people all around the world. Carren is now an inspiring speaker who has made more than 800 professional presentations, sharing her story of survival and the pathway she has followed to a life that is thriving. An author of books including “Soul Survivor” and for magazines including “Marie Clare”, “Empower”, “Insight”, “Business Matters”, “APN”, “Dare Magazine”, “Spark Magazine” and others, Carren has also been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC Radio, Prime Radio, Chanel 7, Channel 9 and others. Read more »