8 episodes

30 minute conversations exploring the fears, failures and freak outs of the leadership journey, with amazing, honest and successful leaders from around the world. The learnings and lessons from the mistakes, challenges and stuff ups we make as leaders.

Being Leaders: Fears, Failures & Freak Outs Brett White

    • Business

30 minute conversations exploring the fears, failures and freak outs of the leadership journey, with amazing, honest and successful leaders from around the world. The learnings and lessons from the mistakes, challenges and stuff ups we make as leaders.

    Resilience & Bullies: Brett with Julie Alexander, Head of Culture Shift

    Resilience & Bullies: Brett with Julie Alexander, Head of Culture Shift

    In this episode, I am chatting with Julie Alexander, the founder and head of Head of Culture Shift and creator of Culture Incorporated™. Julie is a practicing maverick and thought leader on company culture.  She’s also a business and human performance strategist, consultant, and speaker.  You will also find her: walking on fire, jumping off bridges, 55ft high poles, cliffs and out of planes, sleeping rough; and wearing gardening gloves, all in a good cause. We chat about failures and fears, resilience, and company bullies, in a frank, vulnerable and insightful conversation.
    www.cultureincorporated.com.au

    • 31 min
    Embracing Failure: Brett with Manu Rajan, Divisional CEO for Wing Banking, Cambodia.

    Embracing Failure: Brett with Manu Rajan, Divisional CEO for Wing Banking, Cambodia.

    In this episode, I'm chatting with Manu Rajan, the Divisional CEO for Wing Banking in Cambodia.  Manu shares some of his story and insights as a leader who has worked in or alongside over 20 different countries. Manu brings over two decades of hands-on learning across an interestingly diverse blend of Advertising, Analytics, Telecom, and Consumer Finance, e-Commerce & Fintech. He has been passionately consolidating all that learning to drive Financial Inclusion in Developing Markets across geographies including Africa, Asia & the Pacific. He has been a techno-marketer over 23 years and had worked with companies in the USA, Asia, Pacific, and Africa that blended technology and finance that are relevant to poor communities.

    • 30 min
    Cultural misalignment: Brett with Andrew Andreyev, principal at Andreyev Lawyers.

    Cultural misalignment: Brett with Andrew Andreyev, principal at Andreyev Lawyers.

    In this episode I am chatting with Andrew Andreyev, the principal at Andreyev Lawyers, about cultural misalignment and the significant impact this had on his firm. Andrew is a strong leader, deeply visionary and passionate about everything he ventures into. He shares some great principles of leadership, as he reflects on some failures throughout his years as a leader. Andrew is not just focused on solving your immediate legal problem. He is your senior legal counsel. He holds strong opinions, often divergent perspectives, and is prepared to challenge you. Andrew will commit to you over the long term, and not just when things work out well. He will also stand by you when things get tough.
    Andrew holds Bachelor degrees in Commerce and Law from Adelaide University, as well as a Masters of Law (in Taxation and International Law) from Melbourne University. He is admitted to practice law in Australia and the United Kingdom.
    Andrew is a Chartered Tax Adviser with the Taxation Institute of Australia (TIA), a Fellow (and a founding member of the Adelaide Chapter) of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), and a member of the Law Societies of NSW and SA.
    Andrew regularly writes and presents on issues facing entrepreneurs, their businesses, and their families. 
    www.andreyev.com.au

    • 29 min
    Trust and culture: Brett with Scott Neeson, founder and director of Cambodian Children’s Fund

    Trust and culture: Brett with Scott Neeson, founder and director of Cambodian Children’s Fund

    In this episode I am chatting with Scott Neeson, the founder of Cambodian Children’s Fund. Scott’s story is inspiring and challenging, and I have had the privilege of working alongside Scott with CCF for several years. Scott is an exceptional visionary leader, and one of the humblest and most compassionate people I have met. The impact he has made on the streets of Cambodia, through the lives of 1000’s of young people and their families, will be his legacy. Kids who were left abandoned, working and living in the rubbish dump, who have now graduated with university degrees. It’s quite the story. Today we chat about some of the challenges, lessons and mistakes that helped shape his journey as a leader. www.cambodianchildrensfund.org
    Scott spent 26 years in the film industry, lastly as President of 20th Century Fox International, where he managed revenues in excess of $1.5 billion and oversaw the release and marketing of several blockbuster Hollywood films, including Braveheart, Titanic, Star Wars and X-Men. In 2004, Scott left the film industry to set up Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF) after a life-changing visit to the Southeast Asian country. Paying for all of the start-up costs out of his own pocket, Scott started CCF to help just a handful of children. CCF now educates around 1,900 children living in one of the most impoverished parts of Phnom Penh and supports families with community-based projects. Since 2004, CCF has transformed thousands of the most impoverished kids into tomorrow's leaders.

    • 32 min
    Learning Self Leadership: Brett with Suzanne Storrie, non executive director, executive coach, mentor and keynote speaker.

    Learning Self Leadership: Brett with Suzanne Storrie, non executive director, executive coach, mentor and keynote speaker.

    In this episode, I'm chatting with Suzi Storrie on some of her fears, failures and freak outs in her leadership journey. For the past twenty years, she has successfully developed and led customer focused, strategic change initiatives in large organisations, including IAG, the NRL, Leighton Holdings, Commonwealth Bank, Qantas and Unisys, that have delivered improved governance, sustainable productivity improvements and innovation.

    She is an inspiring leader and an experienced coach, mentor and key note speaker. She is passionate about the benefits of diversity and inclusion and has established and sponsored mentoring programs to grow and develop leaders and leadership networks at Surf Life Saving Australia,  the National Rugby League and Insurance Australia Group. In 2019, Suzanne was awarded ISG Australia and New Zealand Paragon Leadership Award and life membership of Surf Life Saving Australia. She is an alumni of the Australian Financial Review/Qantas 100 Women of Influence (Boards and Management) and was the Australian Surf Life Saver of the Year in 1996.

    She is a co-founder of UnRetreat, which supports leaders to achieve their career, health and life priorities. 

    For more information you can find Suzi at her executive coaching business here: www.skycoaching.org 

    • 34 min
    Daily failures & the fear of being found out: Brett with John O'Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project, USA.

    Daily failures & the fear of being found out: Brett with John O'Sullivan, founder of Changing the Game Project, USA.

    In this episode, I am chatting with John O'Sullivan, an incredible leader, speaker, coach and author. Internationally known TEDx speaker, author of two best selling books (Changing the Game & Every Moment Matters), host of the Way of the Champions Podcast (one of the top-rated podcasts in the world for coaches) and has consulted with the US Olympic Committee, US Soccer, USA Football, US Lacrosse, USA Swimming, Ireland Rugby, Aussie Rules Football and many more. John is a regular great guy, with a big heart to make a difference in the lives of young people through their experiences in youth sport, a dad and a husband, a lover of sport and brings some amazing insights and perspectives into fear, failures and freak outs. 

    www.changingthegameproject.com

    • 35 min

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