Posts tagged Entrepreneur
Jason Partington - Meditation for Men

Jason Partington is 47 years old and was born in Adelaide. He lived in Sydney for 20 years and have called Avalon Beach home for the last eight years.

20 years ago, he was on a self absorbed journey which was filled with negativity and left him depressed and regularly reaching for alcohol (amongst other addictions) to escape his life and solve his problems. Jason's ego was out of control and he didn’t know who he was and what to live for … He was a lost soul, and was about to lose everything… when he hit rock bottom.

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Nicolas Depierre - A Young Entrepreneur’s ambition of reducing Obesity amongst Children

I am an aspiring entrepreneur, with an enduring passion to disrupt and innovate the health, fitness, and nutrition sectors. I am an expert in health, fitness, & nutrition, with an ambition of becoming the next successful Australian tech entrepreneur. Since 2014, I have built a reputation for my efforts and achievements in personal development and training. As a 2017 National Champion, I have structured a lifestyle to remain at 6% body fat year round, with future ambitions to compete on an international….

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Brad Smith - Trust in your labour

Brad Smith is an Australian entrepreneur, speaker, champion Superlite MX motocross rider and advocate for safe motocross riding practices. He was knocked back by over 50 manufacturing plants during the start-up of his motocross brand “braaap” however, his drive and tenacity lead him to successfully build Australia's only motorcycle company. Brad is the recipient of several achievement awards including two times Australian Young Entrepreneur of the year and four times Australian Retail Business of the year. Brad is also on the advisory board to the Reserve Bank of Australia. In 2008 Brad launched the first braaap store, a retail outlet intended to be “the motocross equivalent of a surf shop”. Braaap has since expanded and has four retail outlets across Tasmania and Victoria and is available in seven countries worldwide.

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Jo Burston - If she can I can

Jo Burston is the founder and CEO of Job Capital a company she grew from nothing to $40M in less than 5 years with a team of 12, co-founder and director of Phronesis.Academy and founder of the entrepreneurial movement Inspiring Rare Birds, Rare Birds works to promote opportunity for women in entrepreneurship and has a global vision to have ten million women in its community by 2020.

Jo has been recognised as one of Australia’s top entrepreneurs for the past six years and is a leading authority on global women’s entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship as a whole, and SMB markets. Jo is an active mentor for fast growth entrepreneurs both men and women, and is passionate about encouraging young Australians to endeavour to find out exactly who it is that they want to become, and create their own jobs to achieve this.”

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Jan Owen - Socially enterprising

“Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia's youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors.

In 2012 she was named Australia's inaugural Australian Financial Review and Westpac Woman of Influence; in 2014 she received the Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) from the University of Sydney; and was awarded membership to the Order of Australia in 2000. She is the author of Every Childhood Lasts a Lifetime (1996) and The Future Chasers (2014).”

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Federico Re - Creative Entrepreneur

“For two decades, Federico has built his reputation as an entrepreneurship coach, mentor, motivational speaker, journalist, and business writer across the Australian business sectors.

He is the founder of a niche coaching practice, tailored for aspiring entrepreneurs, SME business owners, CEO’s, and world-class business leaders.

Federico’s journey is inspirational, one where an enduring passion blossomed into an entrepreneurial adventure. In 1997, at only 22 years of age, Federico co-founded his first business venture – a designer stationery and giftware company which defied the sceptics. His business achieved the unthinkable, delivering and sustaining revenue growth of more than 50% per annum over 10 consecutive years, reaching retail sales of more than $10 million per year, throughout Australia and New Zealand.”

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Michelle Melbourne - Sliding door moments

Michelle is a talented business professional with an entrepreneurial spirit and a leadership skill for bringing people together to achieve the ‘aspirational state’. With over 25 years of international business experience, she has a passion for technology, people and change.

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