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#038: Sachi Wickramage | i4Tradies

4/16/2018
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Sachi Wickramage (@sachiwickramage) is a Jury Member of the United Nations’ World Summit Awards Global Contest, a panel that selects and promotes the world’s best Disruptive Digital Innovation Technologies with a Positive Impact on Society. He is also appointed as the National Expert for Australia by the UN WSA to spearhead the World Summit Awards Australian Chapter. In addition to all of that, Sachi is the Chief Operating Officer at i4Tradies. Prior to joining i4Tradies in 2017,...

Duration:01:22:04

#037: Dave Porter | PorterVac

3/20/2018
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Dave Porter (@daveporter) is the Founder of PorterVac, Australia’s only specialist vacuum gutter cleaning service employing qualified and the latest cutting edge technology. The neat thing about Dave’s story is that he started at ground zero. He’s a former roof tiler but knew his time as a roofer was limited, so he closed down the business and went back to the drawing board. He took a chance, started PorterVac and now has a growing business which employs over 30 people. During our chat,...

Duration:00:43:10

#036: Jerome Beekmans | Mr Electric

3/5/2018
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Jerome Beekmans (@jeromebeekmans) is the owner the franchise group Mr Electric Australia. Jerome is a 3rd generation electrician who’s had some great times in the building industry but he’s also had to endure, like many have, some tough times as well. It’s a familiar story for those of you who know the trade sector well; you build your business, grow, take on bigger and bigger work, until, eventually, you run into a client who doesn’t pay you for the work you have completed. For Jerome,...

Duration:01:01:00

#035: Ryan Trainor | BSchool

2/20/2018
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Ryan Trainor (@ryantrainor) is a serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder at BSchool (@bschool_aus). Ryan is an extremely humble guy who would never say it himself, but he's accomplished more in business and life than many of us have probably ever thought possible. He sold his first company to Wilson Parking, his second company to the Washington Post, has been on the BRW Young Rich List, has built schools in India, is a former Carlton Football Club Board Member and Vice-President, and just...

Duration:01:27:42

#034: Simon Griffiths | Who Gives A Crap

2/12/2018
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Simon Griffiths (@simongriffiths) is a toilet paper merchant and Co-Founder at Who Gives A Crap. A little over five years ago, Simon sat on a toilet for 50 straight hours as a publicity stunt to raise awareness for their crowd funding campaign. The plan was to start a toilet paper company and it worked, far better than they ever thought possible! They raised $50,000 and the company that donates 50% of its profits to help solve sanitation problems in emerging countries was off the...

Duration:00:55:06

#033: Amy Kilpin | Triathlete

1/23/2018
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Amy Kilpin (@akilpin) runs her own marketing agency and is an age group triathlete, racing for Great Britain. Amy has some of the most popular brands in the world of Triathlon supporting and sponsoring her journey, though, in her own words, she’s never really won one of the big races. We covered a little of her training, how she has set up her business so she can operate from the road and travel to races, plus, how she landed sponsors before she had even really got going in the...

Duration:00:50:38

#032: Colin Wright | Exile Lifestyle

1/15/2018
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Colin Wright (@colinismyname) is an author who travels full-time. Originally from California, Colin started and ran a branding studio in Los Angeles. After experiencing some financial success, he refocused his attention on being happier, healthier, and doing work he believes in; which meant a dramatic adjustment to the metrics of how he measured success. Shortly thereafter he got rid of everything he owned that didn’t fit into a carry-on bag and hit the road. That was in 2009, he...

Duration:01:02:44

30 from 30 | 2017 Highlights

1/1/2018
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30 Highlights from 2017 featuring – #001: Scotty Cam | The Block #002: Justin Burgoine | Kincrome #003: Shane Jacobson | Kenny #004: Ross Savas | Kay & Burton #005: Andrew Cotton | Big Wave Surfer #006: Trav Bell | The Bucket List Guy #007: Ben Sofowora | Be Empowered Naturally #008: Anthony Koutoufides | koutafit.com #009: Steve McKnight | propertyinvesting.com #010: Walt Collins | Healthy Homes Australia #011: Jade Ingleby & Hayley Bishop | Jugging Work & Family #012: Steve...

Duration:02:22:52

#030: Renee Kiley | Professional Triathlete

12/18/2017
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Renee Kiley (@reneekiley_) has transformed herself from an overweight business owner at 104kgs to a professional triathlete in just 3.5 years. In 2013 at 30 years old, Renee was the owner of multiple successful small businesses, had an extensive investment property portfolio and was earning a very good income. Life looked fantastic on the surface. However, she was also obsessed with work, obese at 104kg, a heavy smoker, unhealthy and unhappy. In March 2014, Renee competed in her first...

Duration:01:07:38

Logan Nathan | i4Tradies

12/11/2017
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Logan Nathan (@logannathan) has developed and built an app for the building and maintenance industry called i4Tradies. He’s also an electronics engineer, Microsoft Brand Ambassador and former employee of BHP where he rolled out the first IBM PS2 machine (the most powerful computer at the time), before then, a little later, introducing the first Apple Macintosh computer to the BHP network. Logan has also worked for Cathay Pacific and Alliance in similar roles. He has spent a career...

Duration:01:17:31

#028: Ben Sofowora | Meditation 3

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you, this is part 3 (episode 28). Please navigate back to episode 25 of the podcast for the full series introduction. Episode 26 is a quick meditation designed to help you release stress. It can be done in any position, even seated so this works perfectly in busy places like seated at an office desk or in a stationary car (parked safely). Episode 27 is a slightly longer meditation designed to help...

Duration:00:19:34

#027: Ben Sofowora | Meditation 2

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you, this is part 2 (episode 27). Please navigate back to episode 25 of the podcast for the full series introduction. Episode 26 is a quick meditation designed to help you release stress. It can be done in any position, even seated so this works perfectly in busy places like seated at an office desk or in a stationary car (parked safely). Episode 27 is a slightly longer meditation designed to help...

Duration:00:14:29

#026: Ben Sofowora | Meditation 1

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you, this is part 1 (episode 26). Please navigate back to episode 25 of the podcast for the full series introduction. Episode 26 is a quick meditation designed to help you release stress. It can be done in any position, even seated so this works perfectly in busy places like seated at an office desk or in a stationary car (parked safely). Episode 27 is a slightly longer meditation designed to help...

Duration:00:12:40

#025: Ben Sofowora |Meditation Introduction for Episodes 26, 27 & 28

11/25/2017
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Ben Sofowora (@bensofowora) is back and has put together a 3-part introductory series on meditation for you. This episode is an introduction to the series by me, Matt Reynolds. Meditation and meditative practices have come up a few times over the course of my interviews so far. Ben and I got talking and eventually decided to do this, an audio introduction to meditation. Ben has 30+ years of yoga and meditation experience, this three-part series is very similar to the meditations Ben...

Duration:00:04:10

#024: Roland Lazenby | Showboat, The Life of Kobe Bryant

11/15/2017
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Roland Lazenby (@lazenby) is the author of the biography “Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant”. Roland, a sports journalist, has spent many years covering the NBA and was also my guest last episode, #023, the first ever interview I recorded. In this episode, we talk Kobe Bryant and Roland’s biography on the famous Laker called “Showboat”. We get into Kobe’s attitude, work ethic and a ton of other stuff on winning and his character. We also covered more on Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson,...

Duration:01:10:29

#023: Roland Lazenby | Michael Jordan, The Life

11/13/2017
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Roland Lazenby (@lazenby) is the author of the biography “Michael Jordan: The Life” and my first ever interview which I recorded in early 2016. Roland is an American sportswriter and educator who has travelled with some of the NBA's most famous and successful teams including Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, the Bad Boys of Detroit (The Pistons) and Kobe Bryant’s LA Lakers. He’s completed hundreds of interviews with stars of the league including over 400 hours for his Kobe Bryant biography...

Duration:01:02:42

#022: Jayne Nisbet | Free-ed

11/7/2017
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Jayne Nisbet (@jaynenisbet) is a former Commonwealth Games Athlete and National High Jump Champion of both Scotland and the UK. Jayne has revealed she dealt with eating disorders throughout much of her career and now talks openly about her struggles in her new book called Free-ed, which she hopes will help others, especially young athletes to live empowered lives. We covered: If you’d like to connect with Jayne, you can find her on both Facebook and on Instagram. Of course, you can...

Duration:01:03:23

#021: Tom Crampton | Trusted Impact

11/6/2017
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Tom Crampton (@trustedimpact) is a cyber security expert at the helm of his own company Trusted Impact. For the past decade, Tom has been helping some of Australia’s biggest and most well-known companies protect their digital information and remain secure online. As a consulting firm Tom and his team work regularly as hackers to first expose business weak points before then helping them implement solutions, plug holes, shore up and protect their most valuable information. Tom’s clients...

Duration:01:04:14

#020: Phillip Di Bella | Di Bella Coffee

10/30/2017
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Phillip Di Bella (Phillip Di Bella) founded Di Bella Coffee in 2002 with $5,000 of his own cash and, from his garage, began building his business. Recently, June of 2017, he completed the sale of his company to Retail Foods Group for $47,000,000. This episode of Trench Talk is an in-depth chat with Phil (who currently has many new business interests) on his journey building Di Bella Coffee. As you can imagine, there’s a lot to learn between $5,000 and $47,000,000. We covered: If you’d...

Duration:01:16:55

#019: Andrii Bondarenko | Cirque du Soleil

10/20/2017
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Andrii Bondarenko (@andrii_bondarenko) is simply incredible and routinely (like almost every day) performs physical sequences that have to be seen to be believed. Andrii has performed with Cirque du Soleil for the past 7 years in various shows and in different roles including “a flyer” which involves is exactly as the name suggests – flying through the air before being caught by the other performers. As a flyer, he has been responsible for carrying out some of the most difficult and...

Duration:00:49:57

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