21 episodes

Welcome to It's Never About Money, a podcast that uncovers the true meaning of success. Hosted by Joe Stephan, powered by Stephan Independent Advisory.

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Welcome to It's Never About Money, a podcast that uncovers the true meaning of success. Hosted by Joe Stephan, powered by Stephan Independent Advisory.

    Fastrac: Putting SUCCESS into Succession Planning

    Fastrac: Putting SUCCESS into Succession Planning

    James Kostarakis is Managing Director of Fastrac Foodservice, a second-generation family owned and operated food wholesaler to the hospitality sector. James, at just 38, is planning his transition out of the business he has worked in for 20 years. We explored this approach, discussing the parallels between James' transition into taking over Fastract from his father, and now his planning of his own transition out of the lead role. James shares his learnings and experience along the way, including how to negotiate succession planning in a family business, where the next generation is not family.

    Find out more:
    Connect with James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-kostarakis-5409a0214/
    Find out more about Fastrac:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100028285586792
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FastracFS
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fastrac-foodservice/
    Website: https://www.fastrac.com.au/

    • 55 min
    Exclusive v Sustainable - Investing for Success - Part 2

    Exclusive v Sustainable - Investing for Success - Part 2

    This is Part 2 of our discussion with Dr Steve Garth. Steve is the Principal of Principia Investment Consultants and is a member of our Stephan Independent Advisory Investment Committee. I invested Steve onto It's Never About Money because he brings a unique perspective to his role in consulting on investments and investment philosophy. He has a rare combination of technical, research, and communication skills that have taken him to the top levels of academia, finance, and business. He holds a PhD in Mathematics, a Master of Applied Finance, a Bachelor of Science (Honours in Physics) and an Arts degree in History and Politics. In this episode we talk about DIY investing, diversified portfolios, private equity and why investing should be boring.

    Find out more:
    Connect with Steve on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-steve-garth-5619267/
    Website: https://www.principiaic.com.au/

    • 44 min
    Exclusive V Sustainable - Investing for success

    Exclusive V Sustainable - Investing for success

    This week we sat down with Dr Steve Garth. Steve is the Principal of Principia Investment Consultants and is a member of our Stephan Independent Advisory Investment Committee. Steve has a rare combination of technical, research, and communication skills that have taken him to the top levels of academia, finance, and business. This gives him a unique perspective when undertaking his role in consulting on investments and investment philosophy. This is Part 1 of a two episode discussion with Dr Steve Garth where we talk about DIY investing, hedge funds, green and sustainable investments, and why no investors are ever rational.

    Please note that the information contained in this episode is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek professional advice from a financial adviser.

    Find out more:
    Connect with Steve on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-steve-garth-5619267/
    Website: https://www.principiaic.com.au/

    • 43 min
    Flipping feedback on its head

    Flipping feedback on its head

    Peter Muling from Ethical Leaders is all about flipping feedback on its head, and that with the right approach to feedback, every interaction can be positive. In this episode, we discussed the 'Blue Triangle', how to prepare a culture of feedback and his new book, The Power of Triangles. This episode is perfect for anyone who works in a team as there are some great practical takeaways throughout.

    Find out more about Peter:
    Website: www.ethicalleaders.com.au
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-muling

    • 49 min
    Flying Paper Planes

    Flying Paper Planes

    It's interesting how an adverse situation can set you on a new path in life. And sometimes, upon reflection, it seems that the new path was the right one for you all along. This is what happened to my guest, David Harrison, CEO of The Essential Group. Originally trained as an airline pilot, then a salesman at Fuji Xerox, then a family business owner and now a business mentor, his journey and reflections are both interesting and insightful. Here is Episode 17 of It's Never About Money.

    Find out more:
    Follow David and the Essential Group on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidwharrison/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/essential-imaging/
    Read more about the Essential Group:
    https://theessentialgroup.com.au/

    • 49 min
    Passion vs. Money: Can you ever have both?

    Passion vs. Money: Can you ever have both?

    Tim Washington is former corporate lawyer, ex-textile manufacturer, family man and now the future of Australia's clean vehicle industry. Tim's career has taken many turns, but the most important of all was his switch from chasing money to chasing his passions. In episode 16 of It's Never About Money we talk about the transition from the corporate world to small family business, egos and respect, redefining your relationship with your parents and all the lessons he learnt along the way.
    Tim is the founder and director of JET Charge, Australia's largest EV charging infrastructure business. JET Charge is also a co-founder of Chargefox, Australia's largest EV Charging network. Tim is also the Chair of the Electric Vehicle Council, the peak body for the electric vehicle industry in Australia.

    Find out more:
    Website: jetcharge.com.au
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/tim-washington

    • 57 min

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Joe’s relaxed style ensures his guests feel comfortable as he guides them through a range of well articulated questions to uncover how they have successfully achieved and maintained a work/life balance.

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