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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 pushing...

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


#018: Peter Irvine | Gloria Jeans

9/25/2017
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Peter Irvine joined me to discuss his career which has included being on the marketing team that first launched the restaurant chain McDonald’s in Australia and establishing the Gloria Jeans Coffee franchise in Australia. We discussed Peter’s business journey which began at the age of just 14, his thoughts on educating and helping his children and selling his stake in the Gloria Jeans operation. Peter now speaks regularly at a wide range of business, community and industry events both in...

Duration: 01:03:39


#017: Ben Walton-Healey | Aqua Blu Plumbing

9/18/2017
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Ben Walton-Healey joined me on the podcast this week to discuss his first year in business. Ben worked as a plumber for several years before taking the plunge and starting his out on his own. We cover a lot of nuts and bolts first year business stuff in this episode including: Ben has plans to grow his business AquaBlu Plumbing, is now employing others and has an end goal of spending much more time with his family. This episode is perfect if you have either just gone out on your own...

Duration: 00:55:33


#016: Stuart Lord | Lockelec

9/6/2017
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Stuart Lord joined me on the podcast this week to discuss building his company Lockelec. When Stuart first walked into the family engineering and design business, he knew things were bad. Not one to shy from a challenge, he rolled up his sleeves, pounded the pavement, drummed up business and took on jobs he didn’t know how to do. He did basically anything that would bring in money for the company. But imagine this, you find the work, do the job and collect payment only to have money...

Duration: 00:51:59


#015: Dave Bradley | Bradley Property Group

8/29/2017
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Dave Bradley joined me on the podcast this week to talk property development. Dave began his property investing career in Ballarat with his then business partner Steve McKnight (Trench Talk guest, episode #009). As accountants, they accumulated hundreds of positive cash flowing rental homes and apartment blocks in their quest to replace their accounting practice income. Today, Dave’s focus is property development, his current system for growing his own wealth includes holding close to...

Duration: 01:09:48


#014: Stefan Kazakis | Business Benchmark Group

8/22/2017
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Stefan Kazakis (@stefankazakis) is the founding Principal of Business Benchmark Group and has spent more than two decades at the forefront of business including 25 years as an owner across multiple industries. He has earned a reputation as a leading business strategist for small business owners, many of whom he has coached to extreme profit growth, award-winning success and a greater quality of life. Stefan has also worked with industry leaders such as Telstra, Westfield and the NAB. He...

Duration: 01:17:34


#013: Brendan Nichols | Business & Making Money

8/15/2017
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Brendan Nichols joins me on the podcast this week to talk business and making money. Brendon built a successful business early in his career marketing real estate in the Sydney CBD before becoming a bestselling author published by the industry giant Harper Collins. He has appeared in the media dozens of times and about a million people tuned in to watch the ABC Television documentary on him. Today, Brendon’s business is training people on how to get out of the rat race which has included...

Duration: 01:03:30


#012: Steve Richards | Laser Racing

8/8/2017
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Steve Richards (@steve_richo) is a 4 time Bathurst 1000 Champion. Steve began his racing career in karts at 15 and went on to become the Australian Formula Ford Champion in 1994. His racing achievements are many including, to date, being the only driver who has won back-to-back Bathurst Championships diving for different car manufacturers. After stepping away from the V8 series as a full-time driver, Steve began working through the transition from elite sportsman to that of a successful...

Duration: 01:01:35


#011: Jade Ingleby & Hayley Bishop | Juggling Work & Family

8/5/2017
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Jade Ingleby (choklits.com.au) and Hayley Bishop (@hayleybishop) were brave enough to have a chat for this episode of Trench Talk. I asked them on because aside from being high-achievers and great friends, they both had the wisdom to marry plumbers so it seemed like the perfect fit! Jade left her senior management position with the NAB after she had her first children (twins) and purchased a child care business called Choklits. She’s currently in the process of extending her...

Duration: 01:00:59


#010: Walt Collins | Healthy Homes Australia

8/1/2017
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Walt Collins (@walt_collins), in just two years, has stamped his name into the TV landscape as a busy host who is on air 43 weekends of the year. He’s also a career-long producer and his company BSTV produces many of the TV shows he hosts which include Healthy Homes Australia and Animal Extra both seen on Network Ten. Walt has just announced he’s also producing and co-hosting a new series for the Seven Network called Stay at Home Mum based on the blog of Jody Allen. From England, Walt’s...

Duration: 01:02:17

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