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Break Free From Corporate - Be Your Own Boss is the only podcast of its kind, designed especially for entrepreneurs that have come from the corporate world. Whether you are still in your corporate job waiting to break out and get your business idea off the ground, or if you are transitioning out of the corporate world to running your business full-time, or if you have already left the corporate world and have already made the transition yet seem to be stuck and unsure of how to get your busi ...
 
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In this podcast, Steven shares his journey out of engineering, a field he has studied and worked so hard to excel at, and where he had moved up as far as he could on the corporate ladder. In one of his last jobs at Samsung, he experienced his darkest hours where his health took a toll fuelled with alcohol consumption. It was also during this time t…
 
In this podcast, Daniel shares the journey of how his parents came to Australia during the Vietnam war as refugees with absolutely no money and no possessions. In his words, they were so poor that they would run out of food. Daniel believed that to be successful in life you had to be born into wealth and therefore he had no dreams. Using Tom Cruise…
 
In this podcast, Dave shares his journey that started back in the day, when he worked for the Kodak factory during his time at college. His career saw him try his hand at various different jobs in broadcasting as a radio and television instructor covering all aspects of the business from lead anchor to marketing and advertising, even writing award …
 
In this podcast, Caitlin shares her story of balancing a high pressured corporate marketing role at the agency where she worked and had to make a tough decision when her son was born with a heart condition. In searching for answers she turned to Google and was blown away with what she was discovering and often people would ‘fact-check’ for themselv…
 
In this podcast, Raj shares how he was able to shift his mindset by following successful people, which led him out of his corporate job as an IT/Computer Consultant towards becoming a successful Real Estate Investor that saw him featured on late night TV. This enabled him to quit his full time job. However, when the housing market crashed, he had t…
 
In this podcast, Ray Homsany shares his journey from being a teacher who loved what he did, to finding himself stuck in the red tape and administrative bureaucracy within the education industry. Ray loves teaching Maths, English and Science to his students, however was finding that because of the breakages in the system, he was not able to offer th…
 
In this podcast, Kay shares her journey that started as a youth worker for deaf kids, then saw her become an MMA fighter and then a police officer for several years. Whilst she loved her job, Kay noticed she was so badly affected by stress that her skin gave way and her throat almost closed up! In an effort to address this, she knew she needed a ch…
 
In this podcast, Tara shares how she left her job as a graphic designer working in the surf industry on the South coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tara loved what she did and her work took her around the world to capture images to promote their brand. It was during this period she met her husband who also worked at the surf brand as a graphic d…
 
In this podcast, Tracy shares her journey growing up in Northern Queensland, Australia with her dad being a Flying doctor and having to travel and change schools constantly. This taught her resilience as a kid growing up. Her 30+ year career as a teacher and principal in remote parts of Queensland made her witness a lot of troublesome issues like b…
 
In this podcast, Gail shares her journey of trying to find out what her passion was. Starting from her early days she completed speech and theatre degree and wanting to be a stage manager and work in theatre and with her interest in sales, she ended up in Television in Chicago area working as a sales manager. Whilst she loved the fast paced life, h…
 
In this podcast, Johann shares his amazing journey which started when he was 15 working for McDonalds and then Hugo Boss where he was top sales consultant. When he found out that he wasn’t being rewarded well enough and these were his early experiences working for others. He graduated with honours in genetically modified canola, only to find out sh…
 
In this podcast, Zahrina shares her journey from the corporate world where she was in Marketing for fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) and was doing really well. She was achieving great results professionally, however unfortunately became the subject of bullying from one of her colleagues. This ended up affecting her skin and was…
 
In this podcast, Angel shares his journey that started in Spain where he worked for several hi-tech companies helping CEO’s and C-level executives to accelerate the growth of their business, as a business development expert, training sales teams and uncovering hidden gems within the company. This took him to the Americas and Latin America. He reall…
 
In this podcast, Getrude shares her transformational journey that has taken her and her family from their home country of Zimbabwe in Africa across the world throughout Asia, Europe, United States and New Zealand. Her parents instilled her with important life skills which included having a long-term vision and using her creative skills to solve eve…
 
In this podcast, James shares his journey of studying Arts and Law and qualifying as a lawyer but never ending up in the profession, often cited as someone who was too ‘hip hop’. This was the universe signalling that he was meant for something else. He started his career in public relations, corporate affairs and investor relations at a large telco…
 
In this podcast, Scott shares how he started off his career as a chartered accountant working for a national engineering group and then went onto work for a large tobacco company where he got a wide range of experience including roles in financial accounting, internal auditing and even marketing management and was able to see the big picture of how…
 
In this podcast, Alex shares his exciting journey on how he got started in business. From his early days as a courier driver and being a rifleman in the Australian army, Alex learnt a lot about structure, discipline and hard work. Also, his time at university once again reinforced the importance of having structure and his desire to learn set him u…
 
In this podcast, Kevin shares how his rather fun journey in and out of corporate to entrepreneur and business visionary. From his early days as a data analyst and web designer, Kevin worked out he loved to figure out how stuff worked and spent his time learning, creating and designing. His definition of ‘work’ was doing what he loved and he spent m…
 
In this podcast, Amy shares how she began her journey in the corporate world working in several roles ranging from customer service to financial planning and it wasn’t till early on in her marriage that an opportunity for her husband Alan and her to enter the hospitality business as restaurant owners became a reality. Amy shares all the highs and l…
 
In this podcast, Anfernee shares his adventurous journey that took him from the shores of Australia across the world to Canada and then across the world again to his ancestral birthplace of Laos. Anfernee has done everything from being a team leader at a large corporate call centre, to project management, sales consultant and marketing advisor in v…
 
In this podcast, James shares how he started his career in the corporate world in Sales and very quickly decided that he wanted to help others succeed more than just pursuing individual achievement. He then went into Sales management which unfortunately came with a pay cut, however, this led him to gain experience in becoming more of a coach and me…
 
In this podcast, Melina shares her journey from her early days working in retail sales where she was quickly thrust into management and developed a unique ability to assess people, understand where they were coming from and find creative ways to solve problems. Her early ventures into photography and wedding expos saw her question the way the indus…
 
In this podcast, Geoff shares his story that took him as a young man around the world in search of his passion. Starting off as an architect of buildings, Geoff realised he could never be satisfied doing the same thing over and over. He was a creative soul that needed to be free and just couldn’t see himself confined to being at a desk or cubicle f…
 
In this podcast, Daniel shares his story of how he faced a tough choice of staying in a corporate IT job that would compromise his integrity with the direction the business was heading. After deciding this was not the path for him, he made a conscious effort to pursuing something that he was more passionate about, even though at that stage he could…
 
In this podcast, Melo shares a journey that has taken him several times around the world to find his true passion in life. Melo learned to manage highly challenging and stressful situations, build mental endurance and rise above adversity from his life lessons on the road where he cycled, trekked and travelled over 30,000km’s around the planet on h…
 
In this podcast, Frank shares his personal journey of how he made the daring choice to pave his own path and leave behind a well-established career in the corporate world. In his early 20’s he was already a successful marketing and product manager for some of the biggest brand names in the country like Cadbury, Kraft and Uncle Tobys. However, Frank…
 
In this podcast, Sandy shares her journey from her earlier time in Canada to her home in Australia and the challenges of being in an executive role as HR director of big companies as well as balancing her time as wife and mother of 2 young children. Sandy saw that there was a major lack of care and services that were being offered to people that we…
 
In this podcast, Terry bares all in sharing his journey from humble beginnings that saw his family flee on a boat during the Vietnam war. Coming to Australia with literally nothing but the clothes on his back and growing up with a single Mum from an early age, Terry appreciated how hard it was to survive and work hard for your money. He saw others …
 
In this podcast, Liza openly shares how she embarked on her entrepreneurial journey to start a part time business whilst being in a demanding corporate sales job where she excelled. Not satisfied with smashing her targets and being a top achiever, Liza yearned for having time freedom and looking after her health and was getting burnt out with stres…
 
In this podcast, Mimi shares her compelling story of transition – one I’m sure you’ll be amazed at for no challenge was too hard. Coming from a traditional background of working hard, Mimi did exactly this as a senior corporate lawyer, then transitioned her skills into the recruitment industry and did this for a numer of years and travelled oversea…
 
In this podcast, Alex is pretty open about how he got started in business and failed in his first 4 attempts! As someone who’s worked in various businesses and in the corporate world, Alex had pretty good skills, but was frustrated at the methodologies being shared by business coaches and consultants he came across that were using outdated marketin…
 
In this podcast, Robert shares his journey from his early days at university doing DJ work, which was his way of paying through university until he landed his feet in the corporate world to get a ‘real’ job. After 8-9 years and completing an MBA, Robert was at the top of what would appear to be a very successful sales career where he was in senior …
 
In this podcast, Christie shares with us her journey from the corporate world where she was involved in commercial clinical research for a large pharmaceutical company and wanted to use her position to make a difference in the world through her work. However being a small cog in a big wheel meant she was not going to achieve her goals and so her qu…
 
In this podcast, Richard shares his journey from corporate as a senior commercial photographer, to pursuing his passion with cars and starting up his own photography business (www.furhoff.com) around what he knew best – photography and what he loved – boy toys i.e. cars, bikes, etc. and combined the two. The result has been a much ‘in-demand’ servi…
 
In this podcast, Gabrielle (Gab) shares her journey from corporate as a senior marketing manager at IBM, to pursuing her passion empowering women – Aprelo (www.aprelo.com). She started pursuing her business on the side and is now doing this alongside running her own marketing consulting practice CMO On Demand (www.cmoondemand.com.au) – thereby comb…
 
In this podcast, Ruth shares her journey from corporate which began as a practice manager at Ascot Angiography in New Zealand and then in large organisations like the Department of Health and Fremantle Hospital in Perth as a Project Manager. Ruth goes through how she started her business Acorn Life Path (www.acornlifepath.com.au) a little over 3 ye…
 
In this podcast, Simone shares all in her journey as a senior loyalty programs manager in the corporate world responsible for nurturing and developing loyalty and joint venture partnerships for companies like American Express. She now heads up her own company Partner2Grow (www.partner2grow.com) – which is designed to educate and nurture partnership…
 
In this podcast, Karen (Kaz) shares her journey which began in the corporate world working for IBM where she was a senior marketing and operations manager. Kaz goes through how she started the business part time whilst in corporate and over the last 8 years has really created a recognisable brand for her personal training and fitness business - Min…
 
In this podcast, Paul describes life after 18 years as a senior executive, GM and Director at Coca Cola. Today Paul runs his own business Think To Act (www.thinktoact.com), a virtual and cloud consulting company – where he trains other businesses how to better leverage themselves. Paul shares his passion in helping others and what it took for him t…
 
In this podcast, Jeff describes how he bounced around from one sales and marketing job to the next in the car industry before being head hunted to a digital marketing agency and heading up their sales and marketing. After developing a passion for social media and becoming an expert in LinkedIn, Jeff started up his own company Social Gen (www.social…
 
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