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25. The Gift of Adversity

  Sala Takiveikata was born in Fiji and moved to Australia in 2010. Since coming to Australia, Sala has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University and is currently working to achieve the Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) qualification....

24. Leadership Experiences of a Refugee

  Quang Nguyen is a man who values the time he spends with his family. He believes all business owners should be able to spend time with their families or for doing whatever it is that they love. Being a first-generation refugee, he has grown up doing his best to...

23. Are You Born With Resilience?

  Are you born with resilience? Andrew Paton-Smith is the Founder and CEO of Jazoodle based in Wyong on our beautiful Central Coast. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Wyong Race Club where he has been part of the Directorship Team which has turned it into...

22. Developing a High Performance Sales Culture

  Alex Dawson is a Senior Consultant for the Asia-Pacific region with RAIN Group, which is a global sales training and performance improvement company. His primary focus is working with companies to deliver profitable growth through impactful sales transformation...

21. How to Build Organisational Culture

  Elizabeth Houghton is a seasoned HR professional with broad industry experience across FMCG, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Information Technology, Engineering, Motorsport and financial services. Her expertise in the HR Leadership space stretches across...

20. How a Leaders Motive Impacts Team Dynamics

  Tracey Dean is the Owner and Director of BTS Accounting Services on the Central Coast with over 25 years experience in the finance world. She is very passionate about the continual improvement of the accounting and finance functions in organisations and using...

19. Leading in a World of Change

  Sam Sooialo is the Owner & Director of Profit & Values. His areas of speciality include Executive Coaching, Business Change and Cultural Transformation. Sam's focused specifically on bridging the gap between Operations and HR. Sam is heavily involved in...

18. What Rugby League Taught Me About Leadership

  Matt Sharp is the Owner & Director of Sharp Property Buyers, where he helps people secure their dream home or secure their future by investing in quality investment properties. Away from his buyers agent business, Matt coaches rugby league at the elite...

17. The Importance of Self-Care for Leaders

  The Importance of Self-Care for Leaders. Sean Smith is the New Installations Director for Schindler Lifts Singapore where he has lived since 2018. Prior to his move to Singapore, Sean held a number of different roles in the Jardine Schindler Group in Jakarta...

16. Thoughts from a Life-Long Learner

  Thoughts from a Life-Long Learner. Stuart McLaren is the current Scottish National U16 Head Coach & Coaching Mentor for Performance Academy Coaching at the Scottish Football Association. He is a UEFA Pro Licence & AFC ‘A’ Licence qualified coach and was...

Listener Reviews

The Culture of Things

Listener Reviews

Grant Williams

The Culture of Networking
I have just listened to Episode 12 - The Culture of Networking. An awesome episode that everyone should listen to. So many business owners think that networking is merely 'showing' up. This episode really shines a light on what networking really is and the importance of following up. It is a really thought-provoking episode that covers that simply and in a way that made me think deeply about the way that I network.

Sonya Cavanough

As a new listener, I am inspired by the conversations between Brendan and those he interviews. I could literally listen to Brendan all day and find him to be an authentic, genuine leader who has other people's best interests at heart. Looking forward to hearing more!

Liam Covi

Awesome Podcast.
Fantastic content with really interesting guests.


A good take on perspective.
There was a good sense of openness about the interviews with each of Brendan's guests. This provides interesting insight into their professional surroundings and how they deal with their unique work environments. There is also a connection to personal aspects of their world that relates to characteristics in the work place, which adds to the interesting interviews. Great work!

Mic Pilon

A different take.
It's nice to hear from real people indenturing what hasn't worked. This is far more insightful than the usual "if you do this everything works" ideas. Much more applicable to real business and leadership.

Scott Hunter

Great podcast Brendan! Information & interesting. Keep them coming.

RJ Singh

Culture King.
Fantastic listen....pointed and relevant. Brendan brings all his wisdom and experiences into dynamic conversations.


Great listen, thanks for sharing this valuable content.


Great Podcast.
Great interviewing style, easy to listen to. Really enjoying the podcast. Keep up the great work Brendan.

Simon Levy

Recommended listening.
A very enjoyable interview...looking forward to the next one! Well done Brendan.
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