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July 6, 2020 41 min

As a reformed rat racer, start-up survivor and private company workaholic, Joris Cuesta is referred to as the Plateau Hacker. With more than 15 years’ experience working within marketing, branding and management teams, Joris knows how to get leaders unstuck in their careers, redefine their edge and re-ignite the fire behind their performance.

Joris is obsessed with helping leaders in organisations overcome disconnection, isolation...

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Tommaso D'Orsogna is an Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist from Perth, WA. He spent 8 years on the Australian swim team, competing at four World Championships, four World Short Course Championships, two Pan Pacific Championships, two Commonwealth Games and an Olympic Games in 2012. He spent nearly five years at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra moulding himself physically and mentally for peak performance. Whi...

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Nick is the founder of The Push-Up Challenge and is known for his decisive and personable leadership style and his track record of motivating teams, workplaces and communities to deliver results. Building The Push-Up Challenge from its humble origins, Nick has led the event to attract around 50,000 participants and raise $2.5M for mental health in 2019. He has significant experience in organisational strategy, project delivery and...

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Josh Fergus (BSc Anthropology/Psych, Post Grad Education) is a teacher, musician, surfer, and meditator. With interests stemming from breath work to psychology, Steiner education, permaculture and alternative approaches to living, Josh lives from the heart and has been steering his many life skills and experiences in more recent times towards rites of passage work. He hails from Western Australia, spent years living and playing mus...
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Troy co-founded Nexba with friend Drew Bilbe in 2011. For Nexba's CEO-Global, his favourite thing is turning creative ideas into sustainable businesses. Troy’s experience as a marketing executive and paralegal inspired his interest in strategic brand management. He oversees everything connected with the strategic global expansion of Nexba.

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Jamie Clough is an inspirational entrepreneur. Onto his second business, in honey! He houses 60 million bees in Western Australia and he has a great vision for his business.

https://www.honeyforlife.com.au/

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Dr. Arne Rubinstein (mbbs, fracgp)

Founder & CEO, The Rites of Passage Institute.

Dr. Arne Rubinstein is an internationally recognised expert on Childhood Development and Rites of Passage.  His programs have been attended by over 200,000 people in more than 20 countries around the world and are now a part of over 50 schools around Australia.

Dr Arne is a medical doctor and specialised first in Family Medicine and then spent ...

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Michael Booth; known as the Aussie SUP Powerhouse continuing to dominate in the sport internationally, is fast becoming the most highly regarded and respected SUP contender world-wide.    The last four years has seen the best of Booth as he has become APP World Tour Distance series champion, 3 x World Distance Race Champion, 3 x Australian Champion, 3 x European Tour Champion. Needless to say, Michael continues to impress his spons...
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Mike Dyson is a Rites of Passage facilitator with a passion for reframing mental health and masculinity in a positive light. As founder of Good Blokes Co, Mike provides places for men and boys to connect better and to explore a better way to be a bloke amongst the shifting modern landscape of manhood and masculinity. Good Blokes Co facilitate father son camps, mother son camps, mates camps, rites of passage camps and men’s gatherin...
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Lockie chats to Olympian, sports advisor and thought leader Dan Collins about vulnerability and resilience.

From humble beginnings growing up in Blacktown, to competing on the world stage across four Olympic Games, Dan Collins’ ongoing pursuit for excellence is nothing short of convincing.  

Since retiring from his Olympic quest for Gold in the sport of Kayaking, taking home both Silver and Bronze medals along with numerous Wor...

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Scott is a Gooniyandi and Gadgerong man from Broome, Western Australia. He graduated from UWA in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Anthropology and Indigenous history and heritage studies. Scott is currently managing his time engaging with various youth organisations in Sydney and Melbourne, including Year 13, Aurora Education Foundation and an Australian Youth Advocate for Mental Health (AYAHM) with Headspace. With a passi...

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Jordan Fogarty is market leading business growth strategist. With various roles from founder and CEO of Be Media, President of Entrepreneur’s organization under 35 group and much more.   He had been awarded as a top 40 under 40 businessperson and top 30 under 30 in Australia.   His role at Be Media sees him leading one of Australia’s fastest growing digital growth agencies that has been listed as the Top 100 Most Innovative Compani...
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Will Kaye is a good mate and entrepreneurial professional with a demonstrated history of starting and running startup software and communications businesses.

Will Kaye is currently the Managing Director and co-founder of a digital asset management platform ‘HIVO’ and digital consulting agency ‘OKMG’.

With an education in law and commerce Will has an ability to understand, work and negotiate across a variety of industries which ha...

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Lockie chats to Liv Gamble, who at 25 was Head of the Sports Department at a school with 1200 students.

Liv has worked at Santa Maria College for six years where she is house coordinator and Head of Sport. Liv teaches Health, PE, Outdoor Ed and PE Studies. She has also been coordinator of Punmu Immersion Tour to remote communities.

Liv originally studied at University of Western Australia (UWA), where she completed a Bachelor of ...

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Lockie chats to our youngest yarner yet, Christian Zurakowski, all about growing up, leaving school and how to work things out as a Millennial.

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Dr Fong is a registered medical practitioner with over 35 years’ experience in a wide range of leadership roles in the private and public hospital systems.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Bethesda Health Care, Chair of the Western Australian Country Health Service Board, Professor of Healthcare Leadership at Curtin University, and a director of a number of health companies. He is the managing dire...

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Kosta works as an independent researcher and civil society professional in preventing and countering violent extremism. After working for the Commonwealth Government in countering violent extremism policy, Kosta became the Chief Program Director of People against Violent Extremism (PaVE), Australia's first bespoke countering violent extremism non-government organisation founded by the Hon. Dr Anne Aly MP in 2013. Then in late 2...
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Jesse Phillips is an Australian sprint canoeist. He is a five-time national champion (2010-2014) in the men's kayak doubles (200 m), and a member of the Bayswater Paddle Sports Club, under his personal coach Ramon Andersson. Phillips has also studied towards a bachelor's degree in media at Murdoch University but deferred due to Olympic qualification and selection commitments.

Phillips qualified for the men's K-2 200 me...

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Len is a Noongar elder, professor and Australian Research Council chief investigator at the School of Indigenous Studies University of Western Australia.

Len is a Whadjuk/Balardong Noongar, the traditional owners of the Perth region of Western Australia. He has a background in literature and communications. His research includes Noongar interpretive histories and Noongar theoretical and practical research models.

In 2011 Len comm...

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With her husband Brett, Annie Fogarty AM founded the Fogarty Foundation in 2000 to help advance education and to build stronger communities.

We talk about the upcoming Australian of the year awards and the recent $15 million impact fund along with the future of education. 

https://fogartyfoundation.org.au/

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