9 YEAR GAP - interviews with talented people, their careers and success stories!

9 YEAR GAP - interviews with talented people, their careers and success stories!

Join Robert as he interviews insightful and talented people with success stories. They'll reveal how it all happened and the mindset involved. Let's learn from each other, have some laughs and 'get the conversation going!' Check out our website and socials - LINKTREE @9yeargap INSTA @9yeargap Hosted by singer/entertainer, lawyer and now business analyst Robert Barbaro: www.robertbarbaro.com INSTA: @robarbaro


December 13, 2020 18 min

With guests from all around the world including France, Australia and England, host Robert Barbaro takes us through the guests on 9 Year Gap and points out some of the noteworthy themes featured in the interviews so far.

These include: 1) the organic process of career development, 2) not being afraid to ask questions, 3) trusting past experiences and instinct, 4) focus and 5) teamwork.

Robert will also tell us his...

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This week we are joined by Anisha Gangotra. Her story involves being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and surviving a traumatic car accident. We discuss learning how to be a natural leader; putting life’s pieces back together; dealing with trauma; and the magic of travelling, languages & dance. 

Her career has developed from recruitment to a successful role in marketing and sales and now she works within the NHS menta...

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From Melbourne, Australia, Cailin Howarth starting out as a trained classical singer and performed throughout Australia and Europe. She’s changed direction, studied psychology and become a Performance Psychology Coach to the performing arts, sporting and corporate worlds to name a few!

Cailin tells us about discovering the psychological challenges, needs and solutions for people in the performing arts and how this led t...

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Based in London, UK, Kara R Bieber began her career as a photographer, having her first exhibition at the age of 12. She has now moved into the medium of hand cut collage.
Her amazingly vibrant collages have been featured internationally in galleries, private collections and even department stores! 

Her flair for design, colours and language have led to being the Founder and Editor of Yes Please! Magazine - accessibl...

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November 9, 2020 68 min

From Dali in the Yunnan Province, China, Yiran Duan has shifted from theatre costume making to starting a business in London, UK.

She founded Yi Crafts which promotes and celebrates the history of crafts, tea and indigo manufacturing of the Chinese ethnic minority called Bai. The company offers workshops and classes.

Yiran will discuss: her journey to London, using an Entrepreneur visa (Tier 1) from the UK, findin...

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November 2, 2020 79 min

This week's guest is my friend and mentor David Corcoran. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he now lives with his amazing wife and kids in Vienna, Austria.

We discuss his career history and the mixed bag of jobs he has had over the years: from the corporate world, to cycling instructor, to psychology graduate, to opera singer, to English instructor. He now practices as an executive voice coach and runs his own bu...

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October 26, 2020 88 min

Based in Perth, Australia, James Summers will tell us about the shipping industry and the surprising and forward attitude he took to land his current job. 

This episode gets a little more real and personal. 

Topics include: family history, bullying, mentorship, being in it for the battle,  understanding the world and people around you and of course, shipping. 

A lot is shared and the audience will get a g...

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October 19, 2020 44 min

Based in London, Sophie Medlin is a rising star in the health & diet community in the UK.

As a specialist in gastrointestinal diseases she has gone from working in acute hospitals; to academia, as a lecturer at King’s College London ; and now she co-heads a team of world class specialist dietitians as Founder and Co-Director of CityDietitians in London.

She’s also Chair for the British Dietetic Association f...

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October 12, 2020 58 min

Trishna Bharadia is a true mover and shaker! As a health advocate, writer, inspirational speaker, mentor and ambassador for organisations including MS Society UK, ADD International, Cambridge MS Therapy Centre, Asian MS and Lyfebulb, she has raised awareness to the public and healthcare professions about MS and the needs of patients suffering with chronic illness and hidden disabilities.

You may have seen her on BBC1’s Th...

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October 5, 2020 50 min

From London, UK, Kate McAdam's career story is full of surprises. 

She has gone from rising operatic soprano in the UK to singing teacher to Project Manager in the construction industry for Morgan Sindall. She is also a Trustee of the brilliant Amar-Frances and Foster-Jenkins Trust. 

We spoke about exploring one's options and how untapped and undiscovered skills and talents can lead to a new career. 

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Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Athan Didaskalou has had quite the winding road of a career journey so far. Starting out in small business in the suburbs of Melbourne, he then went on to work in marketing consultancy. After some more successful business ventures, he became the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of international luggage brand July. His insights into starting new ventures and entering different business sectors...

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September 21, 2020 49 min

From Melbourne, Australia, Dave Newington has successfully shifted from an accomplished career as a pianist and touring artist to the recruitment sector as Practice Lead in Service Delivery at Granite Consulting

Dave's story of redirection is encouraging for those seeking a reboot.  

He'll shed light on the what goes on in the mind of a recruiter and share a few tricks of the trade too!

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September 14, 2020 59 min

If you follow patisserie in any shape or form on social media then you no doubt have come across the name, Sharon Heinrich. She is the face of the Paris chez Sharon brand and her Instagram profile and food blog have a significant international following. 

She’s a journalist, pastry chef, popular culinary tour guide and author of “The Best Patisseries in Paris – a Guide to Cake and Dessert Boutiques”. Sharon has one of those stories ...

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September 7, 2020 17 min

We meet Robert Barbaro, host of 9 Year Gap. He'll tell us about his background and the twists and turns of his career in the entertainment, classical music and legal industries. 

He'll also introduce us to the fun and random 9 Year Gap quiz.



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August 31, 2020 1 min

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