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Real Life Story – Michelle McFadyen

Real Life Story – Michelle McFadyen

Michelle is a down-to-earth leader, who has a real passion for helping people to believe in themselves and to help them see their strengths. You can see this as tears form in her eyes when I ask her to leave us with a final thought. This final tip she left us with was...

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Real Life Story – Nikki Beaumont

Real Life Story – Nikki Beaumont

In this real-life interview with the Founder and CEO of Beaumont people, Nikki Beaumont, we chat about how she has grown her organisation and her leadership focus. With over 30 years in recruitment, Nikki Beaumont is passionate about Meaningful Work, and always...

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Real Life Story – Justine Kennedy

Real Life Story – Justine Kennedy

This story of Justine Kennedy was real, raw and full of courage. Justine's career with Bendigo started when she was a client, doing her banking! The power of her ability to create relationships meant that the manager at the time, offered her an interview for a...

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Real Life Story – Emma Taylor

Real Life Story – Emma Taylor

As Head of Technology for Virgin Australia, Emma knows a thing or two about leadership. She has worked in various industries, starting as a programmer with NAB. During this real-life interview, we will hear some of the highlights of Emma's career, and how she got to...

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Real Life Story – Sam Williams

Real Life Story – Sam Williams

In this real-life story we hear from Sam Williams, Head of operations, Smart and Simpler for Woolworths Group. Sam talks about how she is the happiest she's ever been.    She shares her personal turnaround and how tragic circumstances allowed her to really fully...

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Real Life – Erin Strang, CFO Sunwater

Real Life – Erin Strang, CFO Sunwater

In this real life story, Erin Strang, Chief Financial Officer, Sunwater, shares her financial services journey of over 20 years, shares the things she love about leading people and talks about how she overcome the challenges she experienced while working in a male...

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Real Life Story – Kerry Grace

Real Life Story – Kerry Grace

This interview with Kerry Grace was personal, it was a bit raw and Kerry was completely true to her own value of honesty. She spoke of her own imposter syndrome, and how she has learnt to stay true to her values and her own leadership.  Kerry revealed her take on the...

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Real Life – Julianne McKnight

Real Life – Julianne McKnight

Join us as Her Leadership Journey founder Emma Rhoades interviews Julianne McKnight - Head of Risk, Compliance and HR at AliGroup. Julianne will share her story of how she got from role to role without having a piece of paper or formal qualification / certification...

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Real Life – Vicki Barber

Real Life – Vicki Barber

In this real life conversation, you'll hear how Vicki got the nickname Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs (and she didn't even know about it until she left), how she worked closely with Anita Roddick from The Body Shop and spent multiple years in different countries. ...

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Kylie Robinson – Real Life Story

Kylie Robinson – Real Life Story

Hear how Kylie went from a toxic workplace to a new environment, where she was invisible. In less than 12 months, she ended up going from Invisible to Influential and received a promotion to an Executive Level 1 Director role.  Hear how she did it! 

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Real Life Story – Julie Jardine

Real Life Story – Julie Jardine

Julie Jardine has a great story to share and some of these questions asked relate to building confidence, and working in a male dominated environment. Julie is also in our Facebook Group and is always available to help share insights! 

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Real Life Story – Jenny Ruffell Smith

Real Life Story – Jenny Ruffell Smith

Jenny has had a career in shipping - another male dominated industry. She shares her story of growing up on an island in the Carribean, to working around the world and her challenges when taking on a Country Manager role. 

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Real Life Story – Alison Cusack

Real Life Story – Alison Cusack

Alison has her own Law business in the Maritime Industry. She sits as President of WISTA ( Women in Shipping and Trade Australia) and represents on many Federal Maritime and Shipping boards. Take a listen to her approach to dealing with male dominance, and how she's...

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Real Life Story – Tracey Mathers

Real Life Story – Tracey Mathers

Join us as Tracey Mathers shares how she grew her business through her team. What kinds of incentives she provided, and how she treated them to get the best from them. For those of you in business, you'll also get some business insights too!

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