Break Free From Corporate Podcast with Gavin Sequeira

Break Free From Corporate Podcast with Gavin Sequeira

Break Free From Corporate - Be Your Own Boss is the only podcast of its kind, designed especially for entrepreneurs that have come from the corporate world. Whether you are still in your corporate job waiting to break out and get your business idea off the ground, or if you are transitioning out of the corporate world to running your business full-time, or if you have already left the corporate world and have already made the transition yet seem to be stuck and unsure of how to get your business to really take off, then this podcast is for you. Every episode contains an insight into everyday entrepreneurs just like you and me, who have made the transition and set up successful businesses and they share their insights with us - to inspire us all to pursue our dreams, never give up and continually learn from others who've done it before. I know you are going to get some valuable tips that will surely save you thousands of dollars, and countless hours from avoiding the mistakes commonly made by first time business owners, especially those coming out of the corporate world. If you would like to share your support and see more episodes on this podcast, then please leave an honest review and hopefully this will get shared with more people around the world, which means we impact more lives - and this is a cause us entrepreneurs can really get behind! Best wishes in your business moving forward! Gavin Sequeira

Episodes

August 27, 2021 54 min

In this podcast, Caitlin shares her story of balancing a high pressured corporate marketing role at the agency where she worked and had to make a tough decision when her son was born with a heart condition. In searching for answers she turned to Google and was blown away with what she was discovering and often people would ‘fact-check’ for themselves online. She realised that she was playing small and the fear that was holding her ...

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In this podcast, Raj shares how he was able to shift his mindset by following successful people, which led him out of his corporate job as an IT/Computer Consultant towards becoming a successful Real Estate Investor that saw him featured on late night TV. This enabled him to quit his full time job. However, when the housing market crashed, he had the challenge of having to rebuild from scratch and learnt an important lesson of not ...

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In this podcast, Ray Homsany shares his journey from being a teacher who loved what he did, to finding himself stuck in the red tape and administrative bureaucracy within the education industry. Ray loves teaching Maths, English and Science to his students, however was finding that because of the breakages in the system, he was not able to offer the quality time to his students and started to notice skill gaps emerging across the b...

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In this podcast, Kay shares her journey that started as a youth worker for deaf kids, then saw her become an MMA fighter and then a police officer for several years. Whilst she loved her job, Kay noticed she was so badly affected by stress that her skin gave way and her throat almost closed up! In an effort to address this, she knew she needed a change and looked for other ways to earn an income. As she researched into entrepreneur...

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In this podcast, Tara shares how she left her job as a graphic designer working in the surf industry on the South coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tara loved what she did and her work took her around the world to capture images to promote their brand. It was during this period she met her husband who also worked at the surf brand as a graphic designer. Whilst they enjoyed what they did, the company made changes to the way they ...

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In this podcast, Tracy shares her journey growing up in Northern Queensland, Australia with her dad being a Flying doctor and having to travel and change schools constantly. This taught her resilience as a kid growing up. Her 30+ year career as a teacher and principal in remote parts of Queensland made her witness a lot of troublesome issues like bullying, trauma, paedophilia, violence, drugs and corruption. This pushed her to ...

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In this podcast, Gail shares her journey of trying to find out what her passion was. Starting from her early days she completed speech and theatre degree and wanting to be a stage manager and work in theatre and with her interest in sales, she ended up in Television in Chicago area working as a sales manager. Whilst she loved the fast paced life, high income and was able to travel to exotic places, buy lots of things with her dispo...

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In this podcast, Johann shares his amazing journey which started when he was 15 working for McDonalds and then Hugo Boss where he was top sales consultant. When he found out that he wasn’t being rewarded well enough and these were his early experiences working for others. He graduated with honours in genetically modified canola, only to find out shortly after he began that the Australian government put a ban on this type of work, s...

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In this podcast, Zahrina shares her journey from the corporate world where she was in Marketing for fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) and was doing really well. She was achieving great results professionally, however unfortunately became the subject of bullying from one of her colleagues. This ended up affecting her skin and was not good for her mental health and unfortunately the way management handled it was n...

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In this podcast, Angel shares his journey that started in Spain where he worked for several hi-tech companies helping CEO’s and C-level executives to accelerate the growth of their business, as a business development expert, training sales teams and uncovering hidden gems within the company. This took him to the Americas and Latin America. He really enjoyed helping people taking their game to the next level and experiment with new ...

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In this podcast, Getrude shares her transformational journey that has taken  her and her family from their home country of Zimbabwe in Africa across the world throughout Asia, Europe, United States and New Zealand. Her parents instilled her with important life skills which included having a long-term vision and using her creative skills to solve everyday problems creating business opportunities that make a difference in peoples liv...

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In this podcast, James shares his journey of studying Arts and Law and qualifying as a lawyer but never ending up in the profession, often cited as someone who was too ‘hip hop’. This was the universe signalling that he was meant for something else. He started his career in public relations, corporate affairs and investor relations at a large telco company, where he worked on fun promotional events launching various products and ra...

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In this podcast, Scott shares how he started off his career as a chartered accountant working for a national engineering group and then went onto work for a large tobacco company where he got a wide range of experience including roles in financial accounting, internal auditing and even marketing management and was able to see the big picture of how business worked. During a recession, he ended up working in the insolvency side of b...

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In this podcast, Alex shares his exciting journey on how he got started in business. From his early days as a courier driver and being a rifleman in the Australian army, Alex learnt a lot about structure, discipline and hard work. Also, his time at university once again reinforced the importance of having structure and his desire to learn set him up for his time in the corporate world. Alex’s love of sports led him to join the reta...

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In this podcast, Kevin shares how his rather fun journey in and out of corporate to entrepreneur and business visionary. From his early days as a data analyst and web designer, Kevin worked out he loved to figure out how stuff worked and spent his time learning, creating and designing. His definition of ‘work’ was doing what he loved and he spent many hours improving on his skills. This took him to his dream job in Silicon Valley a...

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In this podcast, Amy shares how she began her journey in the corporate world working in several roles ranging from customer service to financial planning and it wasn’t till early on in her marriage that an opportunity for her husband Alan and her to enter the hospitality business as restaurant owners became a reality. Amy shares all the highs and lows over the last several years of being in business and how they literally learnt on...

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In this podcast, Anfernee shares his adventurous journey that took him from the shores of Australia across the world to Canada and then across the world again to his ancestral birthplace of Laos. Anfernee has done everything from being a team leader at a large corporate call centre, to project management, sales consultant and marketing advisor in various large and small organisations, to blogging, teaching salsa, volunteering with ...

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In this podcast, James shares how he started his career in the corporate world in Sales and very quickly decided that he wanted to help others succeed more than just pursuing individual achievement. He then went into Sales management which unfortunately came with a pay cut, however, this led him to gain experience in becoming more of a coach and mentor to others, which he thoroughly enjoyed. When the day came where he was told his ...

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In this podcast, Melina shares her journey from her early days working in retail sales where she was quickly thrust into management and developed a unique ability to assess people, understand where they were coming from and find creative ways to solve problems. Her early ventures into photography and wedding expos saw her question the way the industry worked and she used her creative flair and talent to revolutionise the industry. ...

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In this podcast, Geoff shares his story that took him as a young man around the world in search of his passion. Starting off as an architect of buildings, Geoff realised he could never be satisfied doing the same thing over and over. He was a creative soul that needed to be free and just couldn’t see himself confined to being at a desk or cubicle for the rest of his career. This decision saw Geoff’s corporate days short-lived. Thro...

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