Sue Hollis Founder TravelEdge, Bike Lover and AdventurePreneur

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  • Sue Hollis

  • Sue Hollis
    Founder TravelEdge, Bike Lover and AdventurePreneur
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    Sue has had a wild and crazy ride within the airline and travel industry over the past 30 years. As a senior airline executive with British Airways in both Australia and the U.K., her roles included Manager Sales London, General Manager 767 Fleet, General Manager British Airways/Qantas Joint Serves Agreement, and the Head of Australia Sales for Qantas.

    Not content with living a corporate life and wanting to make a bigger difference, she stepped into the role of ‘Entrepreneur’ and started TravelEdge – a successful corporate travel management company with her business partner Grant Wilson 17 years ago.

    Since that time, TravelEdge has grown into a $250m business becoming the largest independent travel management company in Australia, with Sue being recognised as one of the Top 10 Women entrepreneurs in the country.

    Still following her passions, Sue stepped down from the role of TravelEdge CEO in 2015 to ride a BMW superbike solo around the Pacific Northwest for three months. Her first book encompassing that journey – “Riding Raw” – was released in August 2018.

    Sue is now a coach and an adventurepreneur – based between Whistler, Canada and Sydney, Australia – where she can be found following her passions, building communities, racing motorbikes and helping people create lives of epic proportions!

    Sue, welcome to the program

    Highlights

    • How despite having every definition of success on the outside, Sue was empty on the inside.
    • Am I happy? The important question we must act on.
    • How Sue quit her job as CEO of TravelEdge and went riding around North America on her motorbike.
    • My Ducati is my favourite motorbike as she is unpredictable and wild.
    • How Travel Edge knocked backed clients in the middle of the GFC due to a conflict in values.

Clayton Daniel Entrepreneur and Financial Adviser

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  • Clayton Daniel

  • Clayton Daniel
    Entrepreneur and Financial Adviser
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    Clayton Daniel, an Australian-based former tax accountant and financial adviser turned fintech investor and entrepreneur, author of #1 Amazon Bestseller ‘Fund Your Ideal Lifestyle’, co-founder of XY Adviser, and CEO of Sprout Superannuation.

Connor Gillivan CMO of FreeeUp.com

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  • Connor Gillivan

  • Connor Gillivan
    CMO of FreeeUp.com
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    He has sold over $30 million online, has hired hundreds of freelancers to build his companies, is a published author, and is the owner of ConnorGillivan.com.

    He currently lives in Denver, CO.

James Robson Australia’s 1st Certified Carbon Neutral Winery

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  • James Robson

  • James Robson
    Certified Carbon Neutral Winery
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    James, along with his wife Chrissie run Ross Hill Wines. Apart from scoring 5 stars from James Halliday on their reds, Ross Hill Wines has an extraordinary focus on sustainability. They were the 1st Winery in Australia to be certified carbon neutral and this has led to significant business opportunities especially with Qantas.

    James is extremely passionate about carbon neutrality and here are some of their achievements.

    • Moving to pesticide free production
    • Introducing natural wild yeast in the manufacturing process instead of chemicals
    • Mulching cover crops between vineyard rows reducing irrigation needs
    • Improving recycling
    • Installing 34kw of solar panels which reduced energy cost by 75% and had a 1 year payback period.

Justin Pagotto Corporate Spend Chief Ethical Officer shares with Brad Twynham on his Beyond Ideas podcast

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  • Justin P

  • Justin Pagotto
    Corporate Spend Chief Ethical Office

    “The reality is when you bring both social and environmental good into your business it actually increases profitability.” – Justin Pagotto

    Fair trade. Social justice. Ethical sourcing.

    These are just a few of the many important topics covered in the Beyond Ideas episode.

    Justin explains the correlation between business and ethics and how the two come hand in hand for successful businesses and the future of generations as well as the wealth and health of our planet.

    Justin shares with us the knowledge from his decade of entrepreneurial business experiences and his newest endeavour: Corporate Spend.

    Corporate Spend is a social enterprise that focuses on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by creating and optimising CSR programs through collaborating with some of Australia’s most reputable ethical suppliers.

Dan Smith Clean Coast Collective

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  • daniel smith

  • Daniel Smith
    Clean Coast Collective
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    Dan is a social entrepreneur and accountant that is passionate about businesses that are improving the world. His passion for the ocean led him to co-found Clean Coast Collective, a not-for-profit environmental organisation stopping ocean pollution at the source.

    When he’s not removing rubbish from our coastlines, Dan is also part-owner of The Corner Palm, a community focused co-working studio in Byron Bay.

    From taking groups on two week expeditions to clean Australia’s most remote beaches, to running events in Byron Bay, and then freelancing as an accountant, Dan’s experience is about as broad as you can get’

    Editors note: Please note Dan’s podcast was recorded in his co-working studio so there is some noise in background

Alison Price Soil Cyclers

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  • Alison Price
    Soil Cyclers
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    Alison is the founder and Managing Director of Soil Cyclers, Queensland’s largest mobile soil recycling, decontamination, amelioration and waste reduction business.

    Last year Alison oversaw recycling projects on more than 50 sites, processing almost half a million cubic metres of material, saving clients more than $5 million and taking almost 30,000 truckloads off local roads.

    Alison enjoys helping other women connect, collaborate and grow in the construction industry and is the current president of National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC) Queensland Chapter, as well as a Board member for the Waste Recycling Industry Association of Queensland (WRIQ).

Alex Dawson Founder Positive Scenario

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  • Alex Dawson
    Founder Positive Scenario
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    Alex founded Positive Scenario in 2016, driven by his belief happiness is the key to personal and organisational success, inspired by the findings of Shawn Achor and other thought leaders in the field of positive psychology.

    Positive Scenario enables positive cultural transformation through tailored programs based on the findings from two decades of Positive Psychology research and studies. Central to these programs are the proven principles and tactics delivered through “The Happiness Advantage | Orange Frog Workshop” created by Shawn Achor, former Harvard research fellow and author of the New York Times best seller “The Happiness Advantage”.

    Prior to founding Positive Scenario, Alex held many positions with Gartner, the world’s leading research and advisory firm.

Anna-Louise Howard Farm to Hanger

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  • Anna-Louise Howard
    Farm to Hanger
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    And yes, they really do make every piece of the sustainable and locally sourced, ethically produced clothing by hand. Why?

    Because we only get one planet and she believes together, with the choices we make, we can make the world a better, cleaner, more vibrant place to live and work for generations to come.

    Anna is passionate about Slow Fashion Business Model and Traceable Supply Chains creating long term change.

    Farm to Hangers Mission is to be Australia’s #1 sustainable brand and to revive a once vibrant industry.

Iain Smale Founder Pangolin Associates

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  • Iain Smale Founder Pangolin and Associates.

  • Iain Smale
    Founder Pangolin Associates
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    Iain founded Pangolin in 2010 and has worked to make it the leading force in carbon neutrality in Australia. Pangolin’s core services include energy audits; greenhouse gas (GHG) assessments and verifications; and compliance programs such as National Greenhouse and Energy, the National Carbon Offset Scheme and the Emissions Reduction Fund.

    Pangolin also provides carbon offsetting services including the supply of carbon credits and were the first in its sector to become certified carbon neutral as well as a founding B Corp. Iain has worked closely with SME’s, corporates and government, and has a reputation for developing smart sustainability plans. He has more than 20 years of business solutions experience and is regularly sought by media for commentary on the carbon economy. Iain was also a judge for the Sydney Business Awards (Sustainable Businesses) for several years running, and in 2016 for the Banksia Sustainability Awards.

    In past years, Iain helped businesses in his community of Pittwater NSW become more sustainable. Now part of the Blue Mountains community, he looks forward to contributing to the sustainability of local businesses with carbon reduction and new clean energy initiatives.