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#20 Joris Cuesta - The Plateau Hacker - Thought Leader

#20 Joris Cuesta - The Plateau Hacker - Thought Leader

July 6, 2020

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, and stagnation, so they can reconnect with the career they love and thrive. 

Do you feel like you have hit a plateau in your career? As though there is no clear way forward? Joris delves deeply into what matters to you, enabling you to drive your unique style of leadership, bring greater innovation to your organisation, and genuinely connect with your people and customers.

Joris’s work creates immense clarity that energises executive teams, empowers managers and excites teams. He has collaborated with companies across various industries, including Fitstop Fitness, DHL Express, MyBudget, Teacher Mutual Bank, UniBank, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Quicksilver, Grey Goose, Chivas and more.

Joris is a passionate and sought-after trainer, mentor and keynote speaker. His clients refer to his infectious energy as a true gift that pushes them the extra mile so they can take their careers to the next level. He works with senior leaders, companies, agencies and individuals looking to make a difference in their lives and, as a result, the lives of their teams and clients.

#19 Tommaso D’Orsogna - Olympic Medalist, 8 X Australian Senior Swimming team member, final year medical Student

#19 Tommaso D’Orsogna - Olympic Medalist, 8 X Australian Senior Swimming team member, final year medical Student

June 9, 2020

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. Whilst aspiring and achieving his dreams in the pool, outside of it, Tommaso has also pursued his dream of being a doctor. Now a final year medical student at Notre Dame University, Tommaso is still actively involved in swimming, not just as an athlete. He is also a Director on the Board of Swimming WA and a part of their High-Performance committee. He is passionate about developing and encouraging future champions both in and out of the pool.

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#18: Nick Hudson - The Push Up Challenge Founder, taking his challenge viral with 55 million ways to raise mental health awareness

#18: Nick Hudson - The Push Up Challenge Founder, taking his challenge viral with 55 million ways to raise mental health awareness

May 12, 2020

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 public speaking across a number of industries.

Nick is involved in various community groups including his local surf life saving club where he has received multiple service awards including club person of the year.

Nick is driven by his motto of ‘bring people together for better’ and achieves this using a community heart and an analytical head. 

This year's Push Up Challenge could push over 100,000 members, its not too late to join here:

https://www.thepushupchallenge.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/pushforbetter

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#17: Josh Fergus, Musician, Educator, Surfer & Rites of Passage facilitator talking about alternative education and becoming a Man

#17: Josh Fergus, Musician, Educator, Surfer & Rites of Passage facilitator talking about alternative education and becoming a Man

April 18, 2020
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 music in Sydney, and now resides in Port Macquarie, NSW working as a mentor to Indigenous boys in high school. 
 
Ferg’s favourite quote is; “We don’t see things as they are; we see them as we are.” (Anaïs Nin)
 
#16; Troy Douglas; Nexba CEO and Co-Founder CEO, growing the countries largest naturally sugar free food and beverage business, managing COVID & growing up

#16; Troy Douglas; Nexba CEO and Co-Founder CEO, growing the countries largest naturally sugar free food and beverage business, managing COVID & growing up

April 14, 2020

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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https://www.nexba.com/

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#15; Jamie Clough - Entrepreneurial journey and his story with, Honey for Life, the art of making honey in Western Australia

#15; Jamie Clough - Entrepreneurial journey and his story with, Honey for Life, the art of making honey in Western Australia

April 11, 2020

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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#14 Dr Arne Rubinstein (mbbs, Fracgp) Rites of Passage Founder and CEO, talking about taking risk, resilience, becoming an adult and a global rites of passage over COVID19

#14 Dr Arne Rubinstein (mbbs, Fracgp) Rites of Passage Founder and CEO, talking about taking risk, resilience, becoming an adult and a global rites of passage over COVID19

April 8, 2020

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 15 years in Emergency Medicine until he moved full time creating programs for parents and their children.

He is the author of the best-seller The Making of Men and has won multiple awards for his work including being nominated in 2008 for Australian of the Year for his groundbreaking work with youth, providing much-needed answers and tools to support a generation of young men and women be happy and motivated about life.

Dr Arne is the proud father of two wonderful young men and a mentor to many others.

https://ritesofpassageinstitute.org/

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#13 Michael Booth - SUP 3x World Distance Race Champion; elite mindset, performance, entrepreneurialism and having a winning mindset

#13 Michael Booth - SUP 3x World Distance Race Champion; elite mindset, performance, entrepreneurialism and having a winning mindset

April 8, 2020
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 sponsors and loyal followers.
 
Michael prides himself on the quality and consistency of his performance and believes that success can only be achieved through hard work, self-belief and dedication – words which he continues to live by during both the off season and the racing season. 
 
There is no doubt that Michael is both physically and mentally strong, pursuing in setting himself some huge personal goals to be the best in the sport as well as encouraging others to reach their goals. Booth launched his own coaching business, which he offers all over the world as well as tailored and personalised online programs, sharing his knowledge and skills in SUP racing. Additionally, Michael has released a paddle range called MB Paddles with the Thor!
When asked, “what’s the secret?” 
 
I really don’t have a secret. I like training hard, I like seeing progress and I love setting myself goals to work towards, there really isn’t any better feeling than when you can and do finally achieve them.
 
#12 X Mike Dyson, Rites of Passage facilitator, being a Man, Chinese Medicine,

#12 X Mike Dyson, Rites of Passage facilitator, being a Man, Chinese Medicine,

April 4, 2020
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 gatherings that help men to become the best they can be for the benefit of themselves and everyone around them.
 
Mike is also a senior facilitator with the Rites of Passage Institute on their Making of Men camps in Northern NSW, delivering profound experiences of connection and growth to teenage boys and their fathers. He also works with schools around Australia on rite of passage programs such as the groundbreaking On Queenslea Drive program at Christ Church Grammar School.
 
Mike believes that men around Australia are keen to explore what a brighter future for blokes might look like and how mateship can be a force for positive change. What they desperately need is more spaces to have those open, honest and real conversations.
 
 
#11: Dan Collins Sprint Canoe 4 x Olympian; Silver and Bronze medalist, resilience, focus, winners mentality and high performance

#11: Dan Collins Sprint Canoe 4 x Olympian; Silver and Bronze medalist, resilience, focus, winners mentality and high performance

April 3, 2020

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 World Championships, Dan has focused his energy on managing transformational, organisational change, driving accountability and performance in the corporate world.

Dan began his thought leadership unbeknownst to him when he tested his performance concepts in the cut and thrust of elite sport within the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Football League, National Rugby League and International Rugby.

Recognising every culture is the result of the sum of the individuals involved, irrespective of title, position or hierarchy, Dan works with organisations in creating a culture of accountability and winners at all levels.

https://dancollins.com.au/

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