businessperson, blogger, entrepreneur
let’s do this together
I started my entrepreneurial journey with RedBalloon in 2001 from my front room with just $25,000 and a second-hand computer.
Now, RedBalloon is considered one of Australia’s online business success stories. It has proudly delivered 4 million experiences and continues to connect customers with almost 4000 unique experiences sourced from over 2000 business partners across Australia and New Zealand.
In 2017 I co-founded, alongside David Anderson, the Big Red Group — a parent company for RedBalloon Australia, RedBalloon New Zealand, Marketics (Albert AI), Redii.com, Wrapped, and The Huddle.
Last century I worked for big brands, IBM, Apple, KPMG and Ansett Airlines – all of which influenced who I am today.
find your purpose and be passionate
I have many labels: speaker, author, blogger, entrepreneur, innovator, and influencer, to name a few.
With more than 2 million LinkedIn followers, I believe my gift is the ability to share my insights, experience and observations about business, innovation and success.
I’m passionate about great workplaces which is why I founded Redii, a leadership tool that drives the alignment of teams through recognition and reward.
As a judge on Channel TEN’s Shark Tank, I am a keen investor and supporter of the startup community. I am also the author of the best sellers ‘Live What You Love’, and ‘Ready to Soar’.
I am a Governer of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and a director of the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics
the things I believe
The things I believe
Happiness is a journey – resilience, respect and responsibility are equally important
Passion, persistence, positivity, and purpose create a vivid experience of life
People need more shared good times we are meant to hang out together
Saying thank you [a lot] spreads a sense of well being
Everyone deserves to have a great day at work, and feel proud of their work
What I learn is better shared