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 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 19: Tiffiny Hall, TV Star, “Ninja” & Author

Would you have the courage to throw away a career on TV to follow your dreams?

Tiffiny is an award winning author, a Logie nominated Television personality, and a 5th Dan black belt in Taekwondo, with more than 15 national titles. She is also, without a doubt, Australia’s most famous Ninja, having written WHITE NINJA, RED SAMURAI & BLACK WARRIOR amongst other novels.
She is also a wonderful Anti-bullying crusader for school children across the country.

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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 17: Deborah Torres-Patel, Celebrity Voice Coach

Can you image sharing the stage with Michael Jackson?

Deborah started her career as a singer, performing for millions on radio, animated film,TV, Broadway and on international concert stages, with entertainers such as Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

Today, she is one of the world’s most highly regarded voice, presentation and public speaking mentors, working with many of the world’s best-selling authors, and leaders.

She’s been featured on CNBC and CNN television in global publications like TIME and Forbes and shared large public speaking platforms with leaders like Jack Canfield, Anthony Robbins and Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair…

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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 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

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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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CU 08: Cyndi O’Meara, Nutritionist & Author

Our special guest, Cyndi O’Meara, is the international best-selling author of “Changing Habits Changing Lives” and “Companion Cookbook”, as well as being an internationally acclaimed nutritionist & speaker, an award winning business woman and a proud and active mother of 3!

Don’t miss this great episode of Careers Unplugged with Cyndi, share her story, learn from her experiences and insights and be inspired!

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