I inherited three wonderful traits from my incredible grandfather – the love of life, the love of stories, and most of all, the love of challenges.
Over the past decade these three passions have helped me thrive across the sporting, not-for-profit, startup, and education sectors, whilst also launching a start-up and several award-winning projects, as well as becoming a graduate and Coach of Seth Godin's altMBA.
I am also the Founder of Future Talent, Australia's premier provider of custom sports cards, which has delivered over 200,000 cards for kids across Australia.
I currently lead Marketing and Communications for the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP), a startup accelerator powered by the University of Melbourne, which has been ranked the 8th best University-aligned Accelerator in the world.
My career began down a very different path, with much of it focusing in the sporting sector with roles at the World Championship Sports Network (WCSN) (now Universal Sports - acquired), My Heroes, AFL Samoa, and Vicsport, before landing my dream job at the AFL Players' Association.
Over the next four years I worked closely with the nation's greatest athletes, sharing their stories and representing them on key issues facing not only their industry, but broader society as well.
A highlight was co-creating the 22under22, the first fan-voted representative team in the AFL industry, which has become a key part of the annual AFLPA MVP Awards broadcast on Fox Sports.
In late 2014, I joined the world’s largest NGO’s - World Vision, where I co-created the ground-breaking Run India project with extreme athlete Samantha Gash, a 3300km run across India exploring the barriers to education, visiting the communities that World Vision works with and sharing their stories in real-time.
In recognition of my role I received the organisation’s highest honour, the “Adaptability and Flexibility’ award in 2017.
Seeking my next challenge, I applied for Seth Godin's altMBA. This proved a life-changing decision, not only completing the course (with the honour of receiving the Abernathy Award), but then becoming a Coach of the program which has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life.
During this period I’ve also completed Strategyzer's Mastering Business Models & Value Propositions courses, and coach businesses to become 'kings of the canvas' through workshops and various consulting projects I accept on a case-by-case-basis.
So if you think I can help with anything, or you'd like to chat further, please connect. I love connecting with people who are obsessed with the why, more than the how, and are in this for the journey, much more than the outcome. If this sounds like you, make sure you say hello.