Julian Mather had his heart set on being a photo journalist and yet his first lens was attached to a sniper's rifle. While his journey through the world of work has continued to be eventful, one thread has been constant.
For Leanne Faulkner everything seemed to be going so well. An ‘accidental business’ struck a chord and quickly grew. Then along came the downturn and almost overnight business plummeted and sadly so did Leanne. Her experience precipitated huge change and today she’s devoted to helping others avoid a similar fate.
I got delightfully lost talking with Julie Paterson and it wasn't until some way in that I got back on track with my theme. Funnily enough, letting things sit awhile is precisely what's worked for her.
Yuri Cataldo's creative journey has seen him lecture at Yale, Princeton and Stanford, work in theatre design on Broadway and kickstart a couple of businesses. So what does he do when he's feeling less than energetic? Mainly, he leans on people.
Lisa Sweeney values connection and is constantly on the lookout for partnerships and collaborations. This served her well in her corporate life and clearly suits her role as CEO of Business in Heels. As you’d imagine, she’s a firm believer in the power of a good network.
Ben Fewtrell has been involved in a number of businesses and today spends much of his time helping others build theirs. He’s a keen landscape photographer, pilot and family man and while he’s usually upbeat and energetic, he admits to getting a bit so-so now and then.
Sarah Jenkins knew the time was right to shift direction, but it was only after a little freelance assignment that the flashbulbs really went off. A few years on she’s winning international awards and forging ahead in some exciting directions.
Urs Koenig is not normal. He attempts incredible feats, pushing his stamina to the absolute limit. And he’s no slouch in the world of business either. As you’ll hear, he values variety in his life and whether on stage as an international speaker or on the ground as an international peacekeeper, he knows how to operate at his best.
I’ve followed Valerie Khoo’s business career for around 20 years and she never ceases to surprise and amaze. I can’t think of many accountants who end up as curator of a major arts festival. So how and why does she keep reinventing?
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