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 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 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 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! 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 »

CU 10: Peter Jones, Event Manager Extraordinaire

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 »

CU 03: Jim O'Connor, Micro Brewer & Entrepreneur

Our guest on Careers Unplugged this week, Jim O’Connor, started working for one of the world's largest accounting advisory firms, Andersen, whilst in his early 20s, taking him across Asia in different roles. He later acquired, managed and sold a successful agricultural business with his brother, before embarking on an entirely different journey... as founder and co-owner of boutique brewery, The Fortitude Brewing company. Read more »

How to avoid being extinct in your career or business

Have ever wondered whether your career or business is moving in the right direction? Change is an inevitable part of life after all, and this means we need to take steps to make sure we are change embracing... even if we feel comfortable. Let's us not forget that dinosaurs were […] Read more »