Dear 21 Year Old Me - life lessons from leaders

Dear 21 Year Old Me - life lessons from leaders

Anchored by their 21st birthday and reflecting on their aspirations, our guest discusses how their perspectives on life and leadership have been framed, what critical life and leadership lessons they’ve learned, and what they would say today to their 21-year-old self.

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February 22, 2024 72 mins

In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Garry Pearson OAM

  • We go back in time to 1973 when our guest, Garry Pearson, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Garry reflects on his experiences commencing as a teacher and then moving into executive roles.

  • We talk about how Garry's leadership style has evolved, and the importance of humility. 

  • Ga...
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In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Craig Norenbergs

  • We go back in time to 1989 when our guest, Craig Norenbergs, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Craig reflects on his experiences growing up in Canberra.

  • We talk about how Craig's leadership style has evolved, and the importance of humility. 

  • Craig reflects on how he got his start...
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In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Michael Manthorpe PSM

  • We go back in time to 1984, when our guest, Michael Manthorpe, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Michael reflects on his experiences growing up in Queensland, and how then he eventually joined the Australian Public Service.
     
  • We talk about how Michael's leadership style evolved, ...
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In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Russell Dixon.

  • We go back in time to 1996, when our guest, Russell Dixon, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Russell reflects on his experiences growing up in Dunedin, New Zealand, and then he eventually got involved in the world of entertainment.
     
  • We talk about how Russell's leadership style on and o...
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In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Katherine Rich.

  • We go back in time to 1988, when our guest, Katherine Rich, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Katherine reflects on her experiences growing up in Dunedin, New Zealand, and then how she eventually got involved in politics.
     
  • We talk about how Katherine approached some significant public poli...
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In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Doug Weller.

  • We go back in time to 1977, when our guest, Doug Weller, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Doug reflects on his experiences growing up in Queensland, and how he took some chances that came his way and ended up in regional radio. 
     
  • We talk about how Doug backed himself and forged a career in j...
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September 6, 2021 82 mins

In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Darcy Milne.

  • We go back in time to 2015, when our guest, Darcy Milne, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Darcy talks about his career on and off-air, and how he cut a deal with his school principal that saw him eventually work on one of Australia's top radio shows - and then, why he left it, and what he l...
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In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Hacia Atherton.

  • We go back in time to 2009, when our guest, Hacia Atherton, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Hacia talks about how her life was framed by her passion for horses, and how an accident changed her view of the world - and herself - in an instant. 

  • We talk about how Hacia literally had to...
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In this episode of Dear 21-Year-Old Me, with guest Stuart Wenn.

  • We go back in time to 1990, when our guest, Stuart Wenn, turned 21, and look at what was happening in the world, and closer to home back then.

  • Stuart talks about his career on and off-field, and what it took to be at top of his 'game' - an Australian Football League field umpire - and how a chat with his school coach was a sliding door m...
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