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#10 X Scott Wilson: Gooniyandi and Gadgerong man from Broome, Western Australia growing up away from home and becoming a Man

#10 X Scott Wilson: Gooniyandi and Gadgerong man from Broome, Western Australia growing up away from home and becoming a Man

April 2, 2020
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 passion for storytelling and creative arts he created Ice Cream Productions, and works on various projects as illustrator and writer in comic/cartoon series and film. He spends his spare time illustrating, watching films, hanging with friends and exploring with hopes of stumbling across something rare.
 
Scott has a profound belief in the power of imagination – “imagination is everything, it is a preview of life’s coming attraction. It is the evidence of things not seen, a glimpse of what can be your reality if you choose, everything I have imagined has been manifested through belief and persistence."
 
 
#9 X Jordan Fogarty, Be Media founder and CEO,  Entrepreneurship, Resilience, overcoming life threatening injury, winners mindset

#9 X Jordan Fogarty, Be Media founder and CEO, Entrepreneurship, Resilience, overcoming life threatening injury, winners mindset

March 30, 2020
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 Companies in Australia, listed in the top 100 fastest growing companies, top 100 Cool Companies and as a Google Premier partner.
 
Be Media has a fierce commitment to driving strong and measurable return on investment for clients. He has a reputation for creating rapid success in whatever he gets his teeth into and has built a team of 35+ class-leading digital professionals, with a growth rate of over 400% in the recent financial year and offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
 
Be Media is now considered one of the go to digital marketing agencies in Australia and beyond, representing many leading brands. With a strong core team and culture that is unrivaled, they have become renowned in their ability to reinvent company's marketing efforts.
 
Jordan is always looking at ways to accelerate the growth of businesses and takes a broader look at the companies he works with and the key drivers of success.
 
 
 
#8 X Will Kaye; Hive & OKMG (OK Media Group) Co-founder and GM, Resilience, mental health and SaaS products

#8 X Will Kaye; Hive & OKMG (OK Media Group) Co-founder and GM, Resilience, mental health and SaaS products

March 23, 2020

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 has led to the signing some impressive clients and achieving a national client base for his businesses.

Will attributes any ’success’ of the businesses to a strong connection and trust between business partners and a great support network of family and friends.

https://okmg.com/

https://www.hivo.com.au/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamkaye9/

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#7 X Liv Gamble; High school educator, Self awareness, mental health, managing workload and burnout in the workplace

#7 X Liv Gamble; High school educator, Self awareness, mental health, managing workload and burnout in the workplace

March 16, 2020

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 Science (Exercise and Health), followed by a Diploma of Education. Liv worked as an Adjunct Teaching Fellow at UWA, lecturing Master of Teaching students in Physical Education.

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#6 X Christian Zurakowski; school leaver 2019, talking about mental health and iyarn in school

#6 X Christian Zurakowski; school leaver 2019, talking about mental health and iyarn in school

March 9, 2020

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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#5 X Dr Neale Fong - Mental Health Commission, West Coast Eagles Chaplin for 20+ yrs, Chairman of Bethesda hospital

#5 X Dr Neale Fong - Mental Health Commission, West Coast Eagles Chaplin for 20+ yrs, Chairman of Bethesda hospital

March 2, 2020

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 director of his own consulting company, Australis Health Advisory with a strong track record of engagements with state and commonwealth governments, and private and not for profit health companies. He is also involved in a number of digital health start-ups based in WA, Singapore and China.

Dr Fong shares with Lockie what it's like to be in leadership and the public eye, his strategies for dealing with public pressure, and his ideals as a father.

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#4 X Kosta Lucas; Chief Program Director of People against Violent Extremism, independent researcher and civil society professional, weight loss and mental health

#4 X Kosta Lucas; Chief Program Director of People against Violent Extremism, independent researcher and civil society professional, weight loss and mental health

February 19, 2020
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 2016, Kosta launched his own consultancy, SynqUp.
 
Lockie and Kosta also yarn about Kosta's incredible weight loss journey.
 
 
#3 X Jesse Phillips; Sprint Canoe, Olympian, High performance, winners mindset, health and fitness and being a coach

#3 X Jesse Phillips; Sprint Canoe, Olympian, High performance, winners mindset, health and fitness and being a coach

January 24, 2020

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 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by placing in the 2012 ICF Oceania Qualification Tournament in Penrith, New South Wales. Phillips and his partner Stephen Bird finished sixth in the final by four hundredths of a second (0.04).

In early 2013, after his first Olympic Games, Jesse alongside doubles partner Stephen Bird commenced as sponsored ambassadors with Perth-based contractor.

Jesse recently competed for Australia in the world Marathon Championships and is in training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games.

http://jessephillips.com.au/

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#2 Professor Leonard Collard; Noongar Elder and community leader talking about being INCREDIBLE, transitioning into eldership and being a leader

#2 Professor Leonard Collard; Noongar Elder and community leader talking about being INCREDIBLE, transitioning into eldership and being a leader

January 24, 2020

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 commenced a three-year study of Noongar place names and intends to create a public website of 25,000 Noongar words for different places around the South West of Western Australia. In 2014 he announced his project to create the world's first online Aboriginal encyclopaedia, Noongarpedia, to preserve the endangered Noongar language 

Len has been part of the Indigenous Communities Education and Awareness Foundation (ICEA) as an ICEA Classic patron, since its establishment in 2011.

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#1 X Annie Fogarty (AM) Australian of the Year finalist and West Australian of the year in 2020 sharing the future of education for the next generation

#1 X Annie Fogarty (AM) Australian of the Year finalist and West Australian of the year in 2020 sharing the future of education for the next generation

January 20, 2020

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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