CU 54: How facing your fears can change your life with criminal turned youth crusader, Andrew Gason

In this extended edition we learn how facing your fears head on can magically change your life, through Andrew Gason’s most compelling journey from the criminal underworld to making a huge impact as a social crusader today.


CU 46: 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.


CU 45: 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.


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.


CU 34: Quirky Cook & Blogger, Jo Whitton

Jo Whitton is one of Australia’s most prominent online voices and also our wonderful, heart-centered and inspirational guest on Careers Unplugged this week

Alongside homeschooling her own children, she has been blogging continuously since 2008 and since that time she has developed a colossal following both in Australia and around the world through her site QUIRKY COOKING.

So much so, Jo is presently acknowledged as one of the top 30 bloggers in Australia in the Kidspot Voices of 2014.

Her passion for using basic, fresh ingredients, and cooking ‘from scratch’ started when her own Mum taught her to cook and has flourished ever since. Her mission today is to help open people’s eyes to the possibility that wholesome food tastes great, is easy and fun to make, and meets the needs of those with diet challenges…


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 28: Cindy Wigglesworth, Spiritual Intelligence Author

Cindy Wiggelsworth is the best-selling & award winning author of
“SQ21:The 21 Skills of Spiritual Intelligence”, as well as the creator of the “SQ21 Spiritual Intelligence Assessment” that prominent CEOs are identifying as “the next frontier in leadership.”

Not surprisingly, she is also a sought after consultant, speaker & media personality, appearing on Oprah, PBS, Fox,TEDX, many radio programs and conferences… and now with Stu & Rich on Careers Unplugged!

Don’t miss this episode in which Cindy shares her journey and how she ‘feels’ her career path!


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 24: Neda Rahmani, World Music Inspiration

Let’s get one thing straight, multi-cultural artist & world music inspiration Neda Rahamani is a very colourful woman!

Don;t miss this week’s episode of Careers Unpplugged, in which Neda shares her inspiring journey from serving fish & chips to performing in front of 90,000 people… and everything in between, including Tumbarumba, the Brazilian rhythm spectacle; nearly every major stage in Australia including the big day out, Grand Prix, Splendour on the Grass, the Arts Centre Victoria, and, of course, the iconic, Neda – All Colour Project, Neda’s world music and fashion extravaganza.

But what of her personal story? What about her advice, guidance and thoughts about following the ‘spark insider you”?
Don’t miss this episode to learn!!