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Summer Series Ep. 10 - Daniel Herbert, CEO of SSKB Group

In this episode you’ll hear from Daniel Herbert, CEO of SSKB. We are going to be covering some powerful strategies that he learnt through 67 tests for the Wallabies. He was apart of the glory era of Australian Rugby, won the RWC in 1999, the Bledisloe Cup and beat the British and Irish Lions in 2001. He Captained the QLD Reds and was world player of the year in 1999. Critically he has now gone to a successful corporate career with the commercial side of the QLD Reds and is now CEO of...


Summer Series Ep. 9 - Why You Should Run Across a Desert... and Love it!

In this episode I talk about why you should run across a desert (and love it). Huh? What I really mean is why you should do something epic. In 2007/8 I conducted a personal growth experiment by tackling the Gobi March a 250km ultra marathon across the toughest terrain in the world. This is a bit of that story and what I discovered on…and didn’t expect.


Summer Series Ep. 8 - Vivek Bhatia, CEO of QBE Insurance

In this episode you’ll hear from Vivek Bhatia. At age 26, Vivek was a Indian migrant watching the big businessmen in their expensive suits walk around Sydney. This inspiring story is how he rose above the pack to become a CEO in just 10 years. Vivek is now CEO and MD of iCare which delivers insurance and care services to the people of New South Wales. Whether a person is severely injured in the workplace or on the road, iCare supports their long-term care needs to improve quality of life...


Summer Series Ep. 7 - Executing Your Life Vision

In this episode we talk about executing your Life Vision as part 2. If you haven’t listened to Episode 57 of building your Life Vision I’d recommend doing that first. There is an old saying, “Vision without execution is just a dream”. And, chief, I’ve got a confession so make this was me. I was a dreamer with all sorts of grand ideas about who or what I’d become. I always had new ideas and goals that all seemed to flow from my creative mind. I was the line from poem “George Gray” by...


Summer Series Ep. 6 - Jennifer Holland, CEO of Throatscope

In this episode you’ll hear from Jennifer Holland, Founder and CEO of Throat Scope. Jennifer’s passion lies in inventing, designing and developing medical products that will revolutionise the healthcare industry. Her first invention was Throat Scope, which has had outstanding success across the globe and began as the foundation of Holland Healthcare. Throat Scope was the recipient of ‘What’s Your Big Idea Queensland?’ in 2011, which included a $50,000 prize money from the Queensland...


Summer Series Ep. 5 - Building Your Life Vision

In this episode we build your own Life & Career Vision. "George Gray" I have studied many times The marble which was chiseled for me-- A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor. In truth it pictures not my destination But my life. For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment; Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid; Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances. Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life. And now I know that we must lift the...


Summer Series Ep. 4 - Damien Price, Spiritual Guru

In this episode we take an entirely new angle. I’ve been wanting to bring in some gurus on particular topics and it brings me great pleasure to start with our spiritual guru Damien Price on Spiritualism and how it fits in the corporate world. Damien Price is a Christian Brother and has taught for over thirty years in schools throughout Australia and New Zealand. Over the past twenty years Damien has been involved in working with disadvantaged youth, homeless men and women, refugees and...


Summer Series Ep. 3 - Life Scoreboard

In this episode we build your own Life Scoreboard. Like most successful professionals, you probably started your career with clear ideas about what you wanted to do and who you wanted to become. Then, as time progressed, you got caught up in the corporate life. Before you knew it, you were running from one meeting to the next, and what you expected of yourself started to come second to what others expected of you. Add to the equation the responsibilities that come with a family and a...


Summer Series Ep. 2 - Mike Pratt, Secretary of Treasury for NSW Government

In this episode you'll hear from Mike Pratt. Mike is the Commissioner for Service, NSW Government, leading major service reform across the NSW Government. He is also Deputy Chancellor of Western Sydney University, Chairman of Bennelong Funds Management and a Non-Executive Director of Credit Union Australia. Mike was CEO of Consumer and SME Banking, North East Asia, with Standard Chartered Bank. He is a former President of the Australian Institute of Banking & Finance.He was also Group...


Summer Series Ep. 1 - Taking the Path Less Travelled

In this episode we will be talking about another pattern that has emerged through many of the CEOs on the show and that is “Taking the Path Less Travelled”. Have you ever found yourself boxed in to a role or industry? Ever felt stuck in your growth or feel like your network and knowledge set is limited to your profession and industry? Ever had the nagging gut feeling that you need to do something drastic to change things up but you find any number of reasons why you shouldn’t? Feel like...


93. Isabelle Nussli CEO of Find-Your-Self on the CEO-Chairperson Relationship and Overcoming the Drivers of Conflict

For full show notes go here: This week we are joined by Isabelle Nussli. She is the former US CFO and chairperson of the NUSSLI Group, a leading international provider of portable and permanent infrastructures for sport and cultural events at exhibitions just like the Olympics. They built the iconic Bondi Beach Volleyball Stadium at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and have been involved in FIFA World Cups. Isabelle is the author of the Amazon bestselling book...


92. High Performance Teams - Part 10 - Situational Delegation

More Today we dive into High Performance Teams, Part 10. This is the final episode in the people pillar and so far we have discussed the right people, the right role, the right strategic development plans for them and the right coaching and one-to-ones. So now you've got the right people on the bus, got them all sitting in the right seats, you're developing them all in the right way over their entire career, looking to develop them and make them into the best people...


91. Roland Frasier, CEO War Room Mastermind on Creative Business Deals, Modelling and Masterminding

See more at This week we are joined by Roland Frasier, CEO, War Room Mastermindand the Principal/Founder at Traffic & Conversion Summit, DigitalMarketer, Praxio, Rival Media, Plattr. He is the co-founder and/or principal of multiple Inc. Magazine fastest growing companies (e-commerce, e-learning and SaaS). Serial entrepreneur who founded, scaled or sold almost two dozen different businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing...


90. High Performance Teams - Part 9 - Coaching and 1:1s

This is episode 9 on our 25 part series on High Performing Teams. The first 5 episodes were about your MISSION which includes your vision, purpose, strategy, values and goals of your team. And then for the last three weeks we've been talking all about your PEOPLE. We have already covered getting the right people on the bus, putting them in the right role, and then getting a strategic development plan together for that individual. Today we talk all about the coaching and one-to-ones....


89. Infomedia CEO Jonathan Rubinsztein on Bringing Values to Life, Compressing Time and Motivation

See more at This week you and I are joined by Jonathan Rubinsztein, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Managing Director of Infomedia. Infomedia (ASX:IFM) is a leading global provider of SaaS solutions to the parts and service sector of the automotive industry. Founded in 1987, Infomedia supplies online parts selling systems, sophisticated service selling systems, a range of publications, as well as data analysis and information research for automotive and...


88. High Performance Teams - Part 8 - Strategic Development Plans

For more information go to In this episode we are going to continue our focus on the People pillar of High Performance Teams. In particular, building strategic development plans for each of your team members. One of my great mentors, all through his books, obviously never met the man, was basketball coaching legend, John Wooden. He said, "I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a...


87. High Performance Teams - Part 7 - The Right Role

Part 7 of our series on building High Performance Teams continues to look at the second pillar - People. And in this case The Right Role for your people. Once you’ve formed the right group of people, which we covered in Ep 86, now its about taking a step back and analysing if you have the right role for each of those people. A role that will bring out their best and get the job done for the team. The best people can crash and burn in the wrong role and a low performer can start...


86. High Performance Teams - Part 6 - Right People

For more info check out In our first five minisodes on leading high performance teams we built your mission and this was the vision, purpose, strategy, values and goals of your team. We’ll spend the next 5 weeks focusing on what makes it all happen - PEOPLE. And to start off we’ll look at getting the RIGHT PEOPLE on your team. As Jim Collins said, “Get the right people on the bus and wrong people off the bus.” In many ways, this is actually the first step....


85. High Performance Teams - Part 5 - Goals

In our first four minisodes on leading high performance teams we built your vision, purpose, strategy and values. The final element in building the first major pillar of High Performance Teams is Goals. These are the goals or metrics that will inform you on your progress and success. Goals must be: - Clearly defined and linked to other goals with a measure, target performance on a particular date - Must be aspirational targets with timeframes that result in a paradigm shift or...


84. Golf Master Coach, Steve Bann on Coaching the World’s Best Golfers, Confidence and the Improvement Lifecycle

Our guest this week Golf Master Coach, Steve Bann on Coaching the world’s best golfers, confidence and the improvement lifecycle. Here is what Stuart Appleby had to say about our guest. "I have worked with Steve Bann since I was 18 years old and he is my coach to this day. Steve has helped me shape my game in every aspect from the start and helped me win on the nationwide PGA tour and internationally. Steve is the most knowledgeable coach in the world and can help any golfer of any skill...