CU 43: 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.


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.


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.


CU 13: Damian Kristof, Wellness Guru

Our special guest in this episode is none other than “Wellness Guy”, Damian Kristof.
Familiar to many Wellness Couch listeners as co-founder and host of the Wellness Guys – Australia’s No.1 ranked Health Podcast, as well as host of smash hit TV show “Downsize me” and special guest presenter on national radio channel, TRIPLE M.

Don’t miss Damian’s journey to becoming a celebrity wellness guru, Naturopath & Chiropractor as well as being the creator of “Forage”, his own range breakfast cereal.


CU 11: Larry Gilman, Hollywood & Broadway Star

Our special guest in this episode, Larry Gilman, has lived within the media, stage & film worlds for more than 30 years
and has pretty much done EVERYTHING
or won everything in that time!
And we’re not joking!!

Larry has worked as an actor, writer and director for some of the biggest movie studios in the world, including Paramount, Universal & Columbia in films such as COOL RUNNINGS, REPO MEN, WOMAN IN RED & DEATH WISH, on TV shows such as MASH, HILL STREET BLUES, COLUMBO, TEXAS RANGERS and Broadway hit, THE RITZ.

He has also a renowned communication coach who has led more than 1000 communication workshops across around the world


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.


CU 01: Brian Kelly, Renowned Retail CEO

Retail CEO Brian Kelly
The inaugural episode of Careers Unplugged kicks off with one of Australia’s business leaders. Brian Kelly has spent more than 30 years as a senior executive in the retail & career management industries. He has held
leadership roles as CEO of national retail giant Retravision and GM of Pioneer Electronics, 
and CEO of Australia’s leading career Management Company for Youth, Managers, Executives and Professionals. 


Stu’s Take on “How to Nail a Job Interview”

If you have an interview doming up soon or plan on getting back in the market, then check out Stu’s punchy take on this week’s great Make It Big Training episode… “How to Nail a Job Interview” Enjoy the video and then click the link below to watch Stu Hayes & Rich Sayer explore the…