CU 30: Robert Riopel, Success Teacher

Did you ever get taught that if you worked hard and stayed loyal to your company, you would taken care of?  Does that sound familiar? Does it sound unreasonable?!
This was certainly the upbringing that Robert Riopel, this weeks guest on Careers Unplugged, had and it was also something he deeply believed in – right up until he was laid off for the third time!!
Check out Robert’s journey to resurrect his career, to achieve the kind of success in life he felt he deserved and how he teaches people to do the same.

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CU 26: Neville Christie, Entrepreneur & ‘Business with Soul’ Ambassador

It’s hard to believe, but Neville Christie started his apprenticeship as an entrepreneur at the age of 6!
Since then Neville has set up 44 small & medium sized businesses – 41 of which have been successful, alongwith 3 significant failures.

Learn about what Neville has learned on his journey, and also what he is now doing to enhance the lives and businesses of 10,000 entrepreneurs… on the foundation of life & business with purpose, or as he calls it, ‘Business with Soul.’


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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!

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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!!

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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.

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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!!)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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