Bourby Webster's career spanned life as a professional musician (and founding member of multi-platinum group Bond), an elite athlete on the cusp of two Olympics, and a corporate exec before she decided to put it all on the line and start an orchestra intent on disrupting perceptions of classical music. Six years on, the WAAPA lecturer and Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist manages 13 administrators, over 150 musicians, and the orchestra has played to 200,000+- most of whom have never heard an orchestra before. This is a high-energy chat on bringing a vision to life, the interrelationship between the arts and business, and challenging pre-conceptions.
Sam Walsh was Rio Tinto chief executive from January 2013 to July 2016, the culmination of a 25-year career with the international mining group. Sam was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2010 and was awarded a Gold Medal by the Australian Institute of Company Director in 2012 . A strong supporter of the arts, Sam serves on the Board of the Arts Council of Australia and is patron of the Western Australian State Theatre. This podcast focuses on driving change in large organisations, the role of business in the community and the challenge of leading 66,000 employees across 40 countries.
Jan Owen AM is a highly regarded, dynamic social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia's youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. In 2012 she was named Australia's inaugural AFR and Westpac Woman of Influence; in 2014 she received the Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from Sydney University; and Jan was awarded membership to the Order of Australia in 2000. Prior to FYA, Jan was Executive Director of Social Ventures Australia & founded the CREATE Foundation, the national consumer body for children and young people out of home care. In this coffee pod we talk about education, leading progress and how to achieve change that matters.
Matt Wallaert is a behavioural scientist and entrepreneur working at the intersection of technology and human behaviour. A former academic, and a serial entrepreneur, Matt became Microsoft’s first behavioural scientist and is now the industry’s first Chief Behavioural Officer at Clover Health. Matt is passionate about helping underrepresented founders, and continues to build side products like GetRaised.com, which has helped underpaid women ask for and earn over $2.3B in salary increases. In this podcast we talk about the science of behaviour, motivation and change and how to put it to work to get better results.
Farah Mohamed M.S.M. knows the power of making an impact at a national and international level and in this coffee pod she shares how to start a movement on a global scale; change the narrative, ensure you have the skills, then drive change in terms of real actions and impact. Of Indian heritage, Farah was born and raised in Uganda before her family was uprooted and sought refuge in Canada. This experience instilled a strong passion for civic participation, and Farah spent 10 years working at the highest levels of Canadian politics before stepping into the social profit sector. Farah is CEO of the Malala Fund, inspired by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, and previously was Founder and CEO of G(irls)20- an organisation aimed at giving women and girls a voice at the G20 table. This is a pragmatic, passionate and powerful coffee pod about how to drive change and make your mark.
Dr. Andy Walshe is a globally recognized leader in elite human performance. For over 20 years Andy has been “de-mystifying talent” by researching and training high-performing individuals and teams. Andy headed up Red Bull’s High Performance program and was the Performance Manager for Red Bull Stratos- Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking jump to Earth from the stratosphere in 2012. Prior to joining Red Bull, Dr. Walshe designed a highly successful performance program for the U.S Olympic sky and snowboard teams, and for the AIS. If you want to learn how to take your performance to the next level, this is the podcast for you!
Naomi Simson is an award-winning entrepreneur, best selling author, judge on Channel Ten's 'Shark Tank' and the most followed Australian on Linkedin. She began Red Balloon in the front room of her house with $25,000... nowadays it has 3.6 million customers and is one of six business subsidiaries of The Big Red Group that Naomi co-founded. She's won awards from Telstra Businesswoman of the Year to EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Australia, and this chat is packed with advice on starting and building businesses, social influence and more!
Dan Flynn is the CO-Founder and CEO of Thank You- a social enterprise whose >50 product range has provided over $5.5 million to people in need & given 545,000 people access to water. Dan has been named EY Entrepreneur of the Year (Southern Region) and listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. but as you’ll discover it’s not been an easy ride. Dan and Thank You’s story is one of resilience, persistence, incredible out-of-the-box thinking and cultivating and leveraging an engaged community.
Forbes has called her a 'Hero of Philanthropy' and the World Economic Forum named her a 'Leader of Tomorrow'... meet Audette Exel AO: a pioneer, an innovator, a passionate advocate, a savvy businesswoman and a true rebel with a cause. As CEO of Adara Group, she has trailblazed one of the first examples of business for purpose: with the business arm of Adara generating more than $30 million since 1998 that's been deployed on Adara Development projects in some of the world's most impoverished communities. This chat is all about finding your calling, being bold and pioneering a new way, and driving a lasting impact.
Emma Sinclair MBE has been described by Tattler magazine as an ‘entrepreneur who’ll run the universe some day’… as you listen to this coffee pod you’ll understand why! Emma is a serial entrepreneur who remains the youngest person to float a company on the London Stock Exchange, doing so at just 29. She is currently a full-time techie having co-founded Entreprise Jungle voted the most innovative enterprise new software company in 2014. Emma is also proud to have been UNICEF’s first business mentor and is currently in the midst of the #helpemmahelpunicef campaign, raising £150,000 pounds to build innovation labs in refugee camps. You can read more or donate here. This coffee pod is packed with tips on how to start, the role of mentors, getting comfortable being uncomfortable and paying it forward.
You’ll have to hear this coffee pod to believe it! Rabia Siddique, a Perth-born lawyer, joined the British army as a legal officer and found herself being called in as a hostage negotiator during insurgent conflict in Iraq.
Next thing, she’s taken hostage herself. Listen to the remarkable story of how Rabia survived and has gone on to inspire and empower thousands as a leading motivational speaker and business woman.A recipient of a Queen’s commendation for human rights, and an Australian of the Year Finalist, Rabia is a grounded, resilient and passionate leader, with some incredible takeaways for how to get-through and go beyond.
Dom Price is a world-leading guru on high performance teams and getting things done in the digital age. As Head of R&D and ‘Work Futurist’ at Atlassian, Australia’s most successful tech company, Dom is a refreshingly practical, no-BS leader with insights and tools that will accelerate your performance to another level. A must-listen for current and emerging leaders alike, and for anyone wanting to know (from the bleeding edge of the tech industry) what the future of work might actually have in store for us, Dom’s Coffee Pod is packed with the practical toolkit to help you get ahead.
Against the odds, Layne Beachley emerged from humble beginnings to become a 7-time world champion surfer. Now one of the world’s most highly regarded motivational speakers, she’s devoted her life post sport to helping others unlock their potential. In this raw, inspiring and powerful coffee pod, Layne reveals what it took to become (and remain) a world champion: framing success, traversing challenges, setting powerful goals and managing expectations and pressure on the journey to the top.