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. 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 »

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. 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 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 »