Bound for SuccessAug 22, 2022
The Secret Recipe for a Great Restaurant
"Restaurants are a simple game of maths, and if people get confused with it, you'll go broke". Tony Kelly has had a hand in creating some of the most powerful and successful brands in local hospitality on the Sunshine Coast, including The Wine Bar, Riceboi, Spero, Saltwater, Giddy Geisha, Market Bistro, Market Wine Store and Piggyback, with more planned and in the works. Tony is a proud Sunshine Coast local, and in this episode, we get some insight in to his beginnings as a chef, his business journey, and his secret recipe for establishing so many successful local brands. Listen to Bound for Success today.
Embracing Change and Staying True to Yourself with John Robertson
"Have the right attitude, care about our region, and work hard"
John Robertson is a true Sunshine Coast local and is extremely passionate about the region and the community he has chosen to base his firm within. As the principal and sole director of O.G.E Group Architects, John has worked in the industry for sixteen years on numerous projects of various scales and types from Port Douglas to Sydney, as well as China. Through this time, he has designed a considerable number of significant projects both here on the Sunshine Coast and internationally. In this episode, John touches on the importance of attracting good talent, local architects that have influenced him, having the right attitude, and embracing the exciting opportunities in the pipeline. Listen to Bound for Success today.
Creating cool jobs and building future industry with Will Shrapnel
Those trying to initiate and establish those new industries, it would be great if they got some earlier recognition and support" Will Shrapnel, a qualified engineer, pilot, aircraft technician, businessman and local entrepreneur founded HeliMods in 2002 that remains founder-owned and led. What started as a one-man operation has grown to now become a leading enterprise, with world-renowned, vertically-integrated capability in advanced digital design engineering, manufacturing, certification, integration and support of aircraft mission systems. In this episode Will discusses the importance of creating cool jobs, blazing trails and building future industry. Will discusses the Sunshine Coast's digital infrastructure assets, and the opportunities these provide for building digital careers. Listen to Bound for Success today.
Courageous and caring leadership with Ana Rodger
Ana Rodger is passionate, knowledgeable and a powerful advocate for education, especially the world-class education offered on the Sunshine Coast. She is the General Manager at East Coast Region TAFE, a tertiary education provider. Ana worked her way through a wide variety of roles in TAFE, learning about the many different areas of the business and gaining valuable leadership skills. In this episode she offers great insight into leadership which focuses on others, developing their skills and caring about them as people. She also discusses how TAFE thrived through the early stages of COVID in Australia and how that has altered their business models. In addition, Ana discusses why the Sunshine Coast is a unique destination for a world-class education. Listen to Bound for Success today.
Creating a tourism business with Simon Thornalley
Simon Thornalley is the founder of indigenous tourism company Saltwater Eco Tours, a Queensland Young Tourism Leader and a commercial dive master. In this episode we talk to Simon about how and why he founded Saltwater Eco Tours. We learn how the business launched and thrived through COVID-19 and how Simon inspires youth to become part of the growing tourism industry. Listen to Bound for Success today.
Family business with Naomi Elliot
Naomi Elliot is the General Manager of successful Sunshine Coast manufacturer Concept Labs. In this episode we learn how Concept Labs was able to thrive and adapt through COVID-19, information on Australian made product and what increased production has meant for the company. We also discover the importance of support networks and everyone being on the same page, as well as the vital role of family in life and business. Listen to Bound for Success today.