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Have you ever dreamed of packing in your job to pursue your dream career? Do you have a passion in life you want to follow? Freedom Hunters is about inspiring people who have escaped the rat race to pursue their dreams. Suzanne Delahunty, media lawyer turned writer, blogger, editor, stylist and podcaster, interviews fascinating people about where they started out, how they changed their careers and their lives and what success is for them now that they are doing what they love.

Freedom Hunters Suzanne Delahunty

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    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Have you ever dreamed of packing in your job to pursue your dream career? Do you have a passion in life you want to follow? Freedom Hunters is about inspiring people who have escaped the rat race to pursue their dreams. Suzanne Delahunty, media lawyer turned writer, blogger, editor, stylist and podcaster, interviews fascinating people about where they started out, how they changed their careers and their lives and what success is for them now that they are doing what they love.

    Lana Wilkinson: Marketing to Celebrity Stylist & Shoe Designer

    Lana Wilkinson: Marketing to Celebrity Stylist & Shoe Designer

    Lana Wilkinson is one of Australia's best-known celebrity stylists. Her client list includes some of Australia’s most stylish women, including Ruby Rose, Megan Gale and Nadia Bartel. 

    Lana started her career in marketing and public relations until her side hustle of styling celebrities for events and media engagements took on a life of its own. She talks about how she changed from a high-powered corporate marketing role to becoming a successful stylist, and more recently, to launching her own show collection.

    Lana gives great advice to anyone starting out on their own including when to stop working for free and how to have those difficult conversations about charging for your time. She also shares the best business advice anyone ever gave to her, which proved invaluable when she launched her second show collection in the middle of a pandemic.

    Lana Wilkinson

    Instagram: @lanawilkinson and @bylanawilkinson

    Suzanne Delahunty

    Instagram: @suzannedelahunty

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Maria Hatzistefanis: Banking to Beauty Entrepreneur & founder of Rodial

    Maria Hatzistefanis: Banking to Beauty Entrepreneur & founder of Rodial

    Maria Hatzistefanis, founded her ground-breaking skincare group, Rodial, in 1999 by identifying a niche for treatments targeted to specific skin concerns. Maria has become a respected and sought-after opinion-leader as she is known for her mentoring and entrepreneurial guidance. Recently she was a judge for the British Fashion Council Vogue fashion fund, and has had guest appearances as a mentor on US fashion series, Project Runway.

    Maria has just launched her second book, How To Make It Happen in which she outlines how to motivate yourself and how to make your dreams a reality with stories of her own personal experience as well as truly practical step by step advice to help you achieve your own ambitions.

    Maria didn’t start out in the beauty business. After university she completed a business degree. Without knowing what she wanted to do with her career, she started out working in banking. But it was when she was fired from her finance job that things got interesting.

    We talk about how she started up her beauty business, mentoring, being an entrepreneur and what the challenges are for her in the beauty industry. 

    @mrsrodial

    @rodialbeauty

    @overnightsuccessxmrsrodial

    @suzannedelahunty

    • 39 min
    Expert Special: Liz Ward founder of Slick Pivot

    Expert Special: Liz Ward founder of Slick Pivot

    Liz Ward is the UK’s first pivot coach and founder of Slick Pivot, a boutique coaching hub for career changers, startups and entrepreneurs. She has been the coach working behind the scenes of growing startups including, The Marshmallowist and Taylor Morris Eyewear. 

    An AOC (Association for Coaching) recognised personal and business coach and NLP practitioner with over 12 years experience developing and mentoring high-performing individuals, from entrepreneurs in the start-up world to teams in the corporate world, Liz’s mission is to inspire you and give you the tools and techniques to create the life and work you want. 

    In this expert special episode of Freedom Hunters, Liz gives invaluable practical advice on making a pivot or complete change in your career. 

    • 54 min
    Georgia Gwynne Gruber Travel to Music to Writing, Film & TV Production

    Georgia Gwynne Gruber Travel to Music to Writing, Film & TV Production

    Georgia Gwynne Gruber grew up in Wales and studied law at Oxford University. However shortly after graduating she was charged with a minor drug offence that resulted in her spending 6 months in prison. This then spurred her on to take her career and life in a wholly different direction. From producing and presenting travel programmes for television, to starting a rap group and touring the world she eventually landing in LA where she has written and produced TV, film and book projects, working with talent from Europe to America, from Zayn Malik to Larry King. After 10 years in the film and TV industry in LA, she has recently moved back to Wales with her husband. The two are currently filming in North Wales with big plans for establishing film and TV production infrastructure in that part of the country.

    Georgia is also Global Change Ambassador for Round Table Global and a representative on the En Committee, serving the three global goals of Education for all; Empowering everyone; and Environmental rejuvenation.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President

    Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President

    The world needs more people like Andy Griffiths. His work has taken him into brick kilns in India where he lead a team of freedom fighters rescuing people who had been subject to enforced slavery, and to the West Bank in Palestine where his organisation help run a program to create harmony and peace between Israelis and Palestinians through sport.

    But Andy started out his career in a very different way. Andy studied law and went on to become the Group Legal Director for ITV the UK’s biggest commercial TV broadcaster and production company. He went on to achieve what is the career pinnacle for any media lawyer, by becoming the General Counsel of the worlds largest independent TV production company, Endemol. But it was when he realised that the pursuit of profit was not fulfilling for him that he turned his attention to the not-for-profit sector.

    He talks about the challenges he faced in going from a successful corporate role as a lawyer to running an office in Chennai, India, for the International Justice Mission. We also talked about how to highlight the transferability of your skillset when you are looking to make any career change. But most inspiring of all, Andy shares some truly heart breaking stories about the people he and his teams have rescued from slavery and how those perpetrators of slavery and violence have been brought to account.

    Laureus 

    International Justice Mission

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Kristina Karlsson: travel to founder of Kikki K

    Kristina Karlsson: travel to founder of Kikki K

    Kristina is the founder of the stationary and lifestyle brand Kikki K, which has stores in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. And it is available online in over 140 countries around the world. Kristina really is living her dream life.

    But before she started Kikki K, Kristina tried different jobs in hospitality and travel, finding that none of them were the right fit for her. And it was during a sleepless night of not knowing and worrying about what she should do with her life that she wrote a list of exactly what she wanted from her career and lifestyle. What she wrote down didn’t include running a global stationery brand, but it was from that list that Kikki K was born.

    Kristina talks about how she went from that sleepless night to starting up her business and what the early days were like. We talk about mentoring, the importance of trying out different jobs and what success is for her.

    For anyone wondering what to do with their life, how to find out what their passion is or how to steer their career in a new direction, Kristina’s advice is going to be hugely inspiring. 

    Kikki K: https://www.kikki-k.com

     

    • 51 min

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Love the blog, love the podcast!

Love Suzanne’s blog and this podcast is a great extension. I’ve personally been in the corporate world for 10 years and am trying to plan my next stage. Great inspiration!

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