Entrepreneur – In my day we called them migrants

Willing to risk and jump into the unknown, we were called migrants 1968 coming towards the port of Fremantle, my mother looked at the flatness of the land, with no buildings and said to my dad, “Where are we going to find work here?” Like most migrants to Australia, they arrived from countries with ancient […]

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A life without a CV – You are better than that

The moment we start writing our CV, we begin to define ourselves and I assure you that you are better than your CV, no matter how exaggerated it is.  Often a CV will try to identify qualifications, experience and character by its author and the unfortunate aspect of this is, the reader will read it […]

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Rubbish tip to beauty – Smart cities must reclaim urban sanctity

My childhood rubbish tip turned into a bird sanctuary with parks and gardens. I can’t help but believe there’s far greater ways to create urban cities that capture the holistic advantages of nature. A concrete jungle geared purely towards commerce costs far more than being nature minded as we inhabit. Suburbs have distanced many from […]

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You can’t legislate against serial bullies – they must repent (have a change of heart)

Get up close and personal and do it with a smile. Yes, a serial bully can change if we help them see the error of their way. They must have a change of heart, not just a change in outward behaviour. My heart races when this subject arises but it must be addressed all the […]

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Who will replace elders like John Stefanelli? Building a new city on their foundations

It takes Time, so have the long view – Develop patients with people – Have respect for nature, it’s a great teacher The three gems I gleaned at the end of our conversation from John’s vast business and life experience. From a wood-mill, tree plantations, cattle, fishing charters, tyres, news paper, developments, shopping centre or […]

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Prison Motivational Talk; Captive audience and tough love

Two years later, prisoners are on new paths because something happened that day. The room is empty and the prison guards prepare to bring in about fifty young men, average age, low twenties. These young men are in the prime of life and stuck behind walls paying back to society their time in exchange for […]

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Wretched chatter – Why I switch my phone off

God does not shout to make himself heard, be still and hear God speak. Silence can be the loudest experience for some of us when our soul is not rested. We tend to busy ourselves with more chatter, more noise until a breakdown happens rather than a breakthrough. Taking photos while doing a charity drive […]

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Belly flops and less rules

I think therefore I AM ~ René Descartes Encourage common sense and deregulation Walking along the Swan River early on a particular Sunday morning I reminisced on the simplicity of my childhood. Coming down to this river with a bunch of my friends, climbing this bridge and jumping into the water was the norm. (We were […]

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Construction Boss called me The Chaplain

Mentoring in Construction is a tough gig, Gerry was my doorway. The following is my story and intro into the high rise construction industry in Perth Western Australia through construction Boss, Gerry Hanssen. Gerry has become a friend and mutual agitator to make a difference in the lives of people and the building industry. ‘The […]

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To our youth – We dream too small

Discovering we dream too small To any young upcoming leader In my late teens I had a dream that I’d travel the world and teach ethics & faith, make a difference and be an encouragement every place I set my feet. For thirteen years starting at seventeen years of age I worked tirelessly developing my […]

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3500km in three days – Beach River Desert – Mental Health is everyone’s business

run for a friend ; Run for a friend ; is an idea that was fostered out of a tragedy when my youngest daughter shared that a close friend of hers took her own life. My daughter and I discussed how we can make Beth’s short-lived life count and decided to launch ‘run for a […]

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Senior Detective to Construction Mentor

Looking for significance rather than job security. I’ve known Chris for over two decades and our paths have passed in recent years through the amazing world of social media. For years I had the privilege of using vehicles like Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram, sending out daily messages in the hope of challenging the audience to […]

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Emerging Economies – Old wine skins and new pathways

Ask yourself when you’re around a suspected old wine skin “Do relationships & ideas thrive or die around them?” “no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins” (an ancient method […]

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Groomers enslave – Mentor’s set us free

A definable moment, he thought he was my boss, but he just needed a mentor (I volunteered without his permission, I cared too much) A young Director he was, thirty something. He walked me through my new role within the company. Desk, pigeon hole, board room and resources to start producing, the sky was the […]

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