The Do Landers podcast seeks to uncover inspiring stories of ordinary folk making a change and DOING when others don’t. These stories will inspire you to do something today that will better your tomorrow.
Your hosts are former Neighbours star turned Corporate Executive: Blake Collins and tech entrepreneur: Nik Devidas.
Ep 16: Ameet Bains: CEO of the Western Bulldogs AFL Club
From an early age it was clear that Ameet Bains loved his footy. Born and bred in regional Victoria in Bendigo his father passed on a passion and obsession with the game of AFL. Sport was at the centre of the community and footy provided a purpose, connection and belonging for Ameet.
In this episode we hear how Ameet heads down the highway to Uni where he studies law and goes on to become a Lawyer, firstly with Minter Ellison.
Yet the call of a career in sport was always with him in fact it was as loud and clear as the shout of "ball" from a packed MCG crowd.
With an ability and reputation to read the play and deliver on a clubs area's of opportunity and improvement, Ameet is appointed CEO of the Western Bulldogs Football Club.
Ameet Bains: an astute businessman, loyal, hard working and a creator of connected communities and high performance teams. A leader for today.
Ep 15: Nicki Greenberg: gave up corporate law to become a Children’s author and illustrator
Nicky is an author and illustrator who published her first book at the ripe old age of 14.
From there she pursued a career in law motivated by the dependability of that career path and the works of Perry Mason.
Yet the compulsion to write, interpret prose and tell stories through illustration never left her and today she is an accomplished author and illustrator.
Nicky truly is passionate about her doing and we love her take on how she has spent her career working at the limitations of her capability. Forever learning and growing,
Ep 14: Dave Harris: from Bonnie Doon to elite sport to eSports
Dave Harris is at the top of his game.
With beginnings in a small country town just outside of Bonnie Doon, Dave's passion for sport as a youngster has fuelled his pursuit of a career in and around sports.
At Uni Dave created a play by email computer game that he developed, marketed and sold. 20 years later Dave is at the heart of the world wide phenomenon that is eSports.
Whether you are a noob to eSports or just need some insight into high performance, Dave's doing is a must listen!
Ep 13: Steph Toole: Bought a winery for “something to do”
They could make a movie out of what Stephanie Tooles has done with her life. Steph is one of Australia's, if not the world's best wine makers. They say she is a "reisling whisperer". Growing up as 1 of 8 kids in a small country town in NZ her childhood was all about food, sport and being transported to far away lands during the recount of the classics through her father's readings.
Steph's doing is at times romantic and fantastical and at others grounded in self belief, an attention to detail and good old fashioned hard work.
Drink this one in...like a great wine, it will leave you wanting for more.
Ep 12: Tim Washington: started an Electric Vehicle charging business that everyone expected ‘the big guys’ to do
Tim Washington's story is unlike any other. He had an unconventional childhood, where his Mum came to Australia in search of a better life for the family - leaving a four-year old Tim with his grandparents for 4 years.
This episode is a story of sacrifice, ambition and, ultimately, clarity on what a talented man (surrounded by incredible women) could do with his life.
Hear how the CEO and Founder of Electric Vehicle infrastructure charging company - JetCharge - found his way from China, to corporate lawyer to developing a bold vision that by 2025, people will no longer have to spend money on fuel.
Ep 11: Matt Hetherington: The Voice grand finalist, actor & musician who hears 'NO' more than anyone
Do you hate being told "no"? What if you had to apply for jobs every week?
Welcome to the life of professional actor and musician, Matt Hetherington.
In stark contrast to Episode 9: Gab Bell (who has a 6 year plan), Matt only looks ahead three months at a time - and has done so for over 30 years.
He's performed at the AFL Grand Final, competed on The Voice and appeared on stage and screen for decades.
Hear what goes on behind the curtains on what has been a roller coaster ride for Matt and his family.
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Really enjoyed being on the Podcast and love the theme of the series!
A great series of stories. Congrats to all involved!
Everyday people = inspiring action
A podcast where the guest are the stars. The engaging hosts find a perfect balance of humour and humility. The diversity of guests makes every story unique but with the common thread of proving ordinary people can achieve amazing things. It’s to the point with no rambling. Look forward to the next episodes.