9 episodes

Life is a blank canvas and you paint your own story.

The Blank Canvas - a podcast where Director & Producer Lee Rogers chats with the trailblazers, artists, thought leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs, and creators. Those incredible individuals who inspire us to live large.

The Blank Canvas Podcast Lee Rogers

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Life is a blank canvas and you paint your own story.

The Blank Canvas - a podcast where Director & Producer Lee Rogers chats with the trailblazers, artists, thought leaders, athletes, entrepreneurs, and creators. Those incredible individuals who inspire us to live large.

    008: Layne Beachley

    008: Layne Beachley

    Episode 8 of The Blank Canvas Podcast with Layne Beachley.

    Trail blazer doesn’t even begin to describe Layne Beachley AO. Seven-time world champion. The only surfer in history to claim six consecutive world titles. One of the pioneers of big wave tow-in surfing, she held the record ‘biggest wave ever surfed by a woman’ - 50 foot! Layne Beachley’s no b******t leadership style blazed a trail for equality, in and out of the water. Fifteen years of service as a board member of World Surf League (formerly ASP), current Chairperson of Surfing Australia – all aimed at improving and progressing the sport of surfing. 

    Lee Rogers' conversation with Layne brings fresh insights into her extraordinary life and achievements, delivered with unapologetic honesty, humour and humility.

    Layne’s latest passion to help others is AWAKE ACADEMY – an online mentoring academy.

    For a 10% discount on the course “Own Your Truth” – use the code: blankcanvas

    Log into the website at https://awakeacademy.com.au/

    https://www.laynebeachley.com/

    https://surfaid.org/

     

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    THE BLANK CANVAS TEAM

    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    007: Marisol Nichols

    007: Marisol Nichols

    Episode 7 of The Blank Canvas with Marisol Nichols.

    When not filming her hit TV series Riverdale, Marisol works undercover with law enforcement to catch paedophiles and fight against child sex trafficking. Her non-profit organisation ‘Foundation for a Slavery Free World’ was founded in 2014  to shine the light global problem and do something about it.In the week before this conversation, Sony Pictures Television announced it was adapting Marisol’s incredible story into a series, with Marisol set to star and Executively Produce.

    It’s confronting subject matter but Marisol’s courage and willingness to proactively tackle this insidious problem, makes for an important and ultimately inspiring conversation.

    MARISOL NICHOLS

    INSTA: https://www.instagram.com/marisolnichols/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/marisolnichols

    TW: https://twitter.com/marisolnichols

     

    HOW YOU CAN HELP

    Slaveryfreeworld.org
    Ourrescue.org

    Fightthenewdrug.org

     

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    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    006: Simon Mainwaring

    006: Simon Mainwaring

    Episode 6 of The Blank Canvas with Simon Mainwaring.

    Simon Mainwaring - CEO & Founder of the award-winning strategic consultancy We First based in Los Angeles, a New York Times bestselling author and was just voted one of the top 50 keynote speakers in the world by Real Leaders magazine in the US.

    Prior to starting We First, Simon spent 15 years as a writer and Creative Director at many of the world’s top creative advertising agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, Wieden & Kennedy, and Ogilvy - working on brands such a Nike, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Motorola - winning over 60 awards at major advertising festivals.

    If you’re an entrepreneur, a business owner or actually anyone who is trying to adapt to the changing business landscape and who isn’t in 2020?? Then you need to hear what Simon says.

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    THE BLANK CANVAS TEAM

    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 58 min
    005: Deborra-Lee Furness

    005: Deborra-Lee Furness

    Episode 5 of the Blank Canvas with Deborra-Lee Furness.

    A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, Deborra-lee launches herself from one creative project to the next with relentless enthusiasm and charm.  She acts, directs, paints, sculpts and is passionate about design.

    An internationally acclaimed actress who’s worked extensively on stage and screen - including award winning turns in the movies WAITING, JINDABYNE, ANGEL BABY and SHAME - considered an Australian classic, for which she won Best Actress at the Seattle International Film Festival, Film Critics Australia Award and the Variety award. She was also the recipient of the best actress at the San Sebastian film festival.

    Television credits include the AFI nominated role in SEA CHANGE, HALIFAX FP and CORELLI, where she met her future husband, Hugh Jackman.

    Deborra-lee is equally passionate about her humanitarian work. She is founder of ADOPT CHANGE in Australia, which hosts Adoption Awareness month every year and HOPELAND which is based out of New York. Both organisations work toward providing safety, stability and permanency for vulnerable children. She has been honoured with many awards, most notably the Angel in Adoption, from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption in Washington DC, was named NSW Australian of the year in 2015 and more recently was the recipient of United Nations Women for Peace Leadership Award.

    https://www.adoptchange.org.au/

    https://ourhopeland.org/

    SHAME (movie)

    https://www.amazon.com/Shame-Deborra-Lee-Furness/dp/B07F6TLYPL

     

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    THE BLANK CANVAS TEAM

    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

    See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

    • 56 min
    004: Eddie Perfect

    004: Eddie Perfect

    Episode 4 of The Blank Canvas Podcast with Eddie Perfect.

    Eddie Perfect talks openly about his extraordinary escapades in New York City – writing and surviving two major Broadway musicals which opened one week apart. From the scathing NY Times review and mice overtaking his apartment, to ultimately coming out on top with packed houses and being nominated for the prestigious TONY award for Best Original Score for Beetlejuice The Musical.

    Eddie is one of Australia’s most respected and prolific artistic talents. He has made his mark in the fields of musical theatre composition and book writing, playwriting, screenwriting, classical music, jazz and acting for stage and screen. TV acting credits include iconic series Offspring and Kath and Kim. He has won multiple awards both as a performer and writer: including Helpmann and Green Room Awards.

    Credits include: Global Creatures - Strictly Ballroom the Musical, King Kong on Broadway, Keating! The Musical and Shane Warne The Musical. 

    Solo comedy show credits include Angry Eddie, Drink Pepsi Bitch, Misanthropology and Songs From The Middle. 

    LINKS

    Beetlejuice The Musical

    Shane Warne The Musical

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    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

    See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    003: Anne McKevitt

    003: Anne McKevitt

    Episode 3 of The Blank Canvas Podcast with Anne McKevitt.

    Serial entrepreneur, global powerhouse business advisor and philanthropist, Anne shares her incredible story with remarkable candour, including the remarkable turn of events that led her to relocate to from the UK to Australia 15 years ago. 

    Anne has been highlighted as among the world's most admired leaders by many publications including Time Magazine and Forbes. She was honoured as a Leading Woman Entrepreneur of the World in Paris. She has advised 52 Heads of State including 3 US presidents; Bill Clinton, GW Bush and Barack Obama on poverty alleviation, global health, climate change and education.

    Anne grew up in Scotland in a government council house. Aged 15, she ran away from home to escape from domestic violence, and moved to London to follow her dreams. Starting out as John Frieda’s protégé, before long she was styling the hair of royal heads in Kensington Palace and music royalty – Paul, George & Ringo.

    Now more than three decades later Anne McKevitt has led the way in many business fields, including fashion styling, property development, interior design, retail and in television where she spent 10 years as a prime time BBC TV presenter pioneering the “lifestyle” TV genre – and she’s a 5 time best-selling author. Through her business MDPC Global she guides high-profile clients including Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce, Jay Z and Australian fitness guru Michelle Bridges. 

    Anne McKevitt

    https://www.mdpcglobal.com/

    https://annemckevitt.com/

    Saxton Speakers

    https://www.saxton.com.au/speakers/anne-mc-kevitt

     

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    Produced by Lee Rogers & Rien MacDonald.

    Audio support by Jason Murphy/GASinc

    Music by Rodrigo Enrique Bustos.

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    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

kentau963 ,

Blank Canvas. Vivid Rendition

What a fascinating bunch of Winners in life. Lee has the ability to converse easily and have the interviewees open up with honesty and frankness. He also picks people with some amazing back stories. Entertaining and inspirational. Won’t be missing an episode. Three thumbs up ;)

Kblalj ,

Loving your chats!

First listened to Bromley great! But listening you you with your beautiful wife even better, such an amazing connection. Sitting in the sun on another covid Victorian Sunday listening to something interesting and such love and respect for each other! Thank you looking forward now to the Debbie Furness interview.
Ps tears in my eyes so nice.

C Curato ,

Loved this!

Wow! Very inspiring. I loved Anne Mckevitt and her incredible story. A real fighter and her determination astounding.

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