The Honest CEO show is a podcast dedicated to sharing the authentic stories of special guests who join the show; they are passionate, extraordinary business people sharing their ups and downs, and their key insights from their journey to building success in business.
The show is hosted by Caroline Kennedy, an experienced CEO who has built a reputation as one of Australia's foremost experts on business. Caroline's work has been recognised with both awards and media coverage.
As a business mentor Caroline is passionate about sharing her knowledge, to support others, so they thrive. She love seeing people achieving their wildest dreams, building a life and a business they love.
The Honest CEO show features episodes about key business topics and learning from the people out in the real business world.
Ep 29. Andrew Tucker CEO of ITonCloud
Andrew Tucker is the CEO of ITonCloud which helps businesses simplify and automate their IT systems by leveraging the cloud. Andrew has more than 20 years of experience as a successful business owner and passionate entrepreneur. His goal has always been to build and drive ventures to deliver unmatched service levels, customer value and trust.
Listen in for some gold nuggets from Andrew on how to ensure your business remains sustainable is a rapidly changing market landscape.
Ep 28. Joel Norton CEO of Kalido
The journey to the top for Joel Norton hasn’t been what you would usually expect of a CEO. Having worked his way up from the very bottom, Joel attributes his success not to formal education but rather to experience.
Starting his career as a marketing consultant in 1988, Joel has been on the long road to the top progressing through different roles at varying companies from General Manager to CMO and finally to CEO of Kalido, a major business within the ASX listed IVE Group with a turnover in excess of $600 million, gaining immense experience on the way.
Ep 27. Dominique Lyone Managing Director of COS (Complete Office Supplies)
We chat with Dominique Lyone, Managing Director of COS (Complete Office Supplies), about his journey from immigrant to head of Australia’s only privately-owned national office supplies business, COS, which has an annual turnover of $130 million.
Dominique’s story is one of family, perseverance and passion. After fleeing Egypt following the 1967 Six Day War, Dominique and his family settled in Western Sydney with almost nothing to start a new life.
Family Business equates to about 70% of all business in Australia, with an average turnover of $12M and the wealth of the sector is estimated at 4.3 Trillion dollars. So, family business is an important sector and Dominique story is one of grit and success.
Ep 26. Elizabeth McIntyre,CEO of Think Brick,the Australian industry body for clay brick & paver
Elizabeth McIntyre, CEO of Think Brick, the Australian industry body for clay brick and paver manufacturers, on her interesting career journey and her advice for anyone considering about changing career direction.
Elizabeth’s career journey has been far from a straight line. From Ford Motorsport and V8 Supercars to children’s TV with Walt Disney Television International, and now in construction as CEO of Think Brick, Elizabeth’s career has spanned roles in diverse industries.
Elizabeth is often asked what led her to work with such varied sectors. Her response is that each organisation had similar issues – all of them struggled to remain relevant and contemporary and needed repositioning and to reengage with audiences.
Ep 25. Bruce Nixon CEO of Holocentric, an Australian technology company,
As CEO of Holocentric, an Australian technology company, Bruce is fiercely passionate in his belief that companies can achieve greater performance by better understanding how people, process and technology come together to meet strategic objectives as well as regulatory obligations.
Holocentric has assisted some of Australia’s largest organisations to implement Holocentric’s innovative BMS platform, which uses bespoke modelling software to provide clarity and accountability over all facets of operations. Holocentic’s clients include the Australian Tax Office, Westpac, Qantas, Western Power, UGL Services, Iceland Air and IP Australia.
Ep 24. Angela Ferguson MD of leading interior and architectural workplace design firm, Futurespace
As a woman in a male dominated industry, Angela is creating pathways for other women to step up and achieve success. She is also focused on developing the next generation of workplace designers, helping them develop the skills and confidence to make it in a tough industry.
Futurespace works with some of the world’s top companies, including American Express, Microsoft, Qantas, and Google. In the past year alone, Futurespace has worked with PwC, EA Games, KPMG, REA Group, MYOB, Magellan and Astra Zeneca.
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