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.


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.


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.


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.


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…


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!


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.


CU 20: Kim Morrison, Self-Care Entrepreneur

Kim is a professional health and lifestyle educator, with a background in
aromatherapy alongside tactile therapies, homeobotanical therapy, fitness consulting and personal training.

She is now acknowledged as a world leader in her field of self-care

She is a mother, An author of 4 books, Owner of chemical free Aromatherapy and Skincare range called Twenty8 And an inspiring, educational & motivating speaker (who also has her own podcast!!)


CU 18: 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!