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 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 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 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 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.’


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!!


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 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.