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Fantastic stories and insights from business leaders


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Fantastic stories and insights from business leaders




Andrew Schauble - Geelong Food Relief Centre

Andrew has gone from playing AFL with Collingwood and the Sydney Swans to working around the world as a consultant His passion for helping others now sees him as the CEO of the Geelong Food Relief Centre. An fascinating story.


Jess Anderson - Crew Faced Makeup Artistry

Jess Anderson has worked hard all her life from leaving home at a young age to moving from Queensland to Lara. Jess is a Virgin Cabin Manager and runs her own business employing nine staff creating magic through Crew Faced Makeup Artistry.


Diana Taylor - Lawyer, NED, passionate Geelong Cats supporter and author

Diana is a very determined and focussed person that knew at 12 years old that she wanted to be a lawyer. Diana loves sport and her career has combined the love of law and sport This journey and how she went about it is all explained, as a help to others, in her book 'The Playbook'.


Cameron Brown - Mr Browns Menswear and BCU

Cameron is the General Manager of Mr Browns and Browns Corporate Uniforms a long standing family business in Geelong West A business that started in 1956.


Damien Chappell - Landserv Environment

Damien is the Managing Director of Landserv a private, family owned business that has at its core purpose is to provide progressive, balanced contaminated land and environmental engineering solutions to shape our communities and enhance the environments we work in.


Russell Malishev - Malishev Homes

Russell Malishev owns Malishev Homes, one of the most awarded home builders in Australia, having won more than 110 national, state and regional awards. His father started building back in the 60's. Russell shows why education is so important as he developed and grew the business.


Aamir Qutub - Enterprise Monkey

Aamir has a great story of perseverance. Arriving in Geelong from India to do an MBA at Deakin University and his first job as a cleaner at Avalon Airport. Aamir now runs an E business solutions company spanning three countries.


Saliba Pictures - Erin & Luke Saliba

Erin and Luke have a passion for the creative industries, in particular film. They are on a journey to put Geelong on the map for film making. They are also successful film makers and actors with their film Paper Champions on Netflix.


Chris Davies - Evologic

Chris has a story of wanting to be an architect but ended up founding his own IT company serving the needs of businesses. A great story and some interesting thoughts for businesses needing IT support.


Juliana dos Santos Gebara - Bendigo Bank

Juliana started life in Brazil and moved from a deportment school to a high school in the USA with a passion to learn and grow. Juliana has a great story on her journey to Australia and her new home in Geelong.


Zara Ramia - L'l Pako

Zara has worked in hospitality since she was 13. After trying a couple of different roles she is now back following her passion. Zara has a passion for customer service and being the best - this is evident in our chat.


Dominique Ho - ViewPoint Digital Media

Dominique started wanting to be a chef and had evolved into a trainer in the food industry, then a serious accident changed her direction in life. A great story of determination and taking risks.


Vanessa Schernickau - Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Vanessa has a career in organisational change and leadership. Her passion has always been about knowledge and the role libraries can play. A interesting and insightful conversation.


Megan Rovers - Geelong Property Hub

Megan has a story of seizing opportunity and the importance of having good mentors in her journey to developing the Geelong Property Hub.


John Ekberg - Managing Director - Coastyle Building Solutions

John started as an apprentice chippy and then while playing ice hockey starting making team uniforms. This led to a career in apparel till John went back to to roots and stated building on The Bellarine.


Gareth Kent - Preston Rowe Paterson - Property Valuers & Advisors

Gareth started his working life at an early age on his parents farm and went through a number of careers to now be the owner of his own business. Gareth is also passionate about his community and is the Chair of Lazarus House.


Jana Perera - The Gordon TAFE

Jana has a passion for education and business and this comes through strongly in this interview. The free TAFE courses at The Gordon can help a business ensure their staff are well trained across a wide range of businesses from hospitality to building.


Bill Winter & Mark Edmonds discuss NED and Advisor roles

How and should you get on a Board. What to be aware of and the need for good due diligence.


Nick Klein - LBW Advisory

Nick grew up wanting to be an architect and is now one of the Principals at LBW Advisory one of the premier accounting firms based in Geelong. A fascinating journey.


Keith Christenson

Keith had his own travel company called Conference Associates. They were specialists in incentive travel programs. Keith has led large company groups to conventions and company events all over the world. He is one of the most travelled people we have met. Past clients have included Barry Plant, Mobil, ARL, Metcash.