The Do Landers draws you into the hearts and minds of inspiring people doing extraordinary things.
Your hosts Nik Devidas and Blake Collins interview some of the world's most inspiring Doers, from sporting heroes, to entertainers and artists, best selling authors, entrepreneurs, experts in business and unpack how these amazing people do what they do.
The Doers explain how they lean into discomfort, deal with failure and setbacks, conquer the dreaded Imposter Syndrome and put their heads down to do what it takes to live with passion and purpose.
After a listen you will come away feeling inspired and armed with some practical tips and advice on how to tick off some of the stuff on your "To Do" list.
How do you do?
Ep 31: Lesley Hughes: Climate Change Pioneer
Lesley Hughes is a climate scientist and describes herself as an explorer. She has spent all of her life in search of the answers to how do humans, plants and animals thrive in our environment together.
There wouldn't be many people across the globe that know more about climate change science than Lesley. For the last 25 years she had dedicated her life to finding the answers to how do we create a sustainable environment on our planet.
Many years ago Lesley decided she wanted to do something with all of her knowledge, she wanted to make an impact. And that she has. She was a Commissioner on the Australian Government's Climate Commission and today is a councillor at the Climate Council.Delve into this episode to hear Lesley's inspiring story where she shares her hope and optimism in the face of climate change, along with some advice on the little bits of good that we can all do to help overwhelm climate change.
Ep 30: Nyadol Nyuon: a story of survival, strength and discovery
Nyadol Nyuon has constructed her whole identity around being strong. She had to.
Nyadol was born in a refugee camp in Ethiopia, at the tender age of 4 she was separated from her mother. As a child she was enveloped in an environment full of fear, abuse and trauma.
But fear, pain and loss are not Nyadol's whole story.
Since arriving in Australia at the age of 18 Nyadol has been sprinting towards what she is passionate about. She is a lawyer, a writer, a leader and she fights for what's right, what's just and what's true.
And today she is walking alongside the discovery that it's not what you do that is the most important, it's who you are that matters most.
Ep 29: A/Prof Andrew Weickhardt: leading oncologist using cutting edge science and technology
A patient once said this of Andrew Weickhardt:
I'm sitting on the wings of angels in a never ending circle of bliss and joy. And it's all due to you and your spicy, clever and frightfully brilliant ways. You're the man, the dude, the chic researcher and clinician in your crisp grey suit. I love you and what you have done and do.
Andrew is a leading oncologist and he uses cutting edge science and technology to both save and improve the lives of people with cancer.
He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, he is a teacher, a leader in his field and he leads with aplomb, he is a creator hope and a mender of many. Andrew's work is inspired by his patients and the tireless team around him.
Andrew's doing will inspire you.
Ep 28: Declan Fay: Comedy writer for Rove, Ronny Chieng: International Student and CrossBread
Declan Fay does funny.
He writes funny, directs funny and produces funny.
In this episode you will hear how Declan kicks off his career playing a baby in Prisoner, tinkers with the idea of a career on the cello and dabbles in teaching, before realising all he wants to do is create comedy.
And what amazing stuff he has created, from Rove to Ronny Chieng: International Student to the award winning podcasts Crossbread and The Sweetest Plum. To name just some of his brilliant work.
Creating comedy consistently is hard work, have a listen and hear how Declan gets it done.
Ep 27: Rob Spurr: Renewables champion developing AFL footy across Asia and South America
Rob Spurr can pull a crowd, he has played a significant role in the renewable energy space and is a creator of communities with AFL at its heart.
In this episode you will hear how a young Rob and his brass quintet bring Bourke Street Mall to a stand still thanks to a bit of skill in the wind instrument department and a fish-swinging man.
We will follow his career from Melboure to Sydney to Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and and Chile through the construction of a multi billion dollar renewable energy platform. And we will get in and under the why and how of building communities around AFL footy that provide those involved with salvation and togetherness, a ticket to lifelong friendships, mental health and well-being.
As Rob says, what you gotta do is get involved, move the peanut forward and just find a way.
Ep 26: Scott Tindal: sport nutritionist & physio to the world's top sports teams
From an early age all Scott Tindal wanted to do was pull on the green and gold and represent Australia in Rugby union. He was well on his way when an injury crash tackled that dream.
So what do you do when your body wont let you perform at the highest level? You help others get the most out of theirs, help them reach their potential and deliver elite performance.
In this episode you will hear how Scott Tindal shifts his doing from playing rugby league to becoming one of the world's leading physiotherapists and performance nutritionists, focused on getting the very best out of athletes. Scott has been an integral member of teams such as the Leicester Tigers, America's Cup team Oracle USA and the Toronto Maple leafs and today works with some of the worlds elite triathletes.
This episode will help you get off to a fast start in the new year.