I'VE NEVER TOLD ANYONE THIS
That’s the statement people have said to me countless times before during my radio interviews.
Giving people the space to open up and tell you about what really matters to them requires trust, respect and integrity. And when it happens, it's a privilege.
Today's business landscape has never been more competitive. Everybody's looking for an edge - better data, smarter technology and louder social media. But what about the one universal thing we're all looking for? The age-old quality that sank to the bottom in the race to the top: Authenticity.
I grew up on a farm in Nowra, NSW. The family business was dairy farming and then timber cutting, and we lived a simple rural lifestyle. In my late teens, the city called and I spent 24 years living in Sydney - Australia's fastest city. I worked in every facet of real estate from tiny terraces in Paddington, to palatial piles on the waters edge at Vaucluse, selling and renting homes to A-list celebrities, high net worth individuals, and cashed up international buyers. I quickly learned that the values I had grown up with - honesty, trust, and respect - were in short supply, and that these would stand me in good stead in such a fickle industry.
But I had an itch to scratch: media.
I had plenty of transferable skills, and set to work learning the ones that I didn't. I trained at the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS) in interviewing, research, and presentation, and bit by bit gained experience across multiple media platforms. I got my start on-air with Grant Broadcasting, Australia's largest regional radio network. I went on to present TV commercials and did guest spots on TVSN. I M.C'd large corporate events, and later worked behind the scenes with the Seven Network as a producer and researcher on series 2 of 'Hot Property'.
Most recently I was Breakfast Presenter at ABC Riverland for 2 years. It was a great opportunity to get to know the South Australian community, and tell the stories of politicians and law-makers, artists and farmers.
Some of the more recent training I undertook at the ABC includes:
+ Writing for Online
+ Writing for Radio
+ Writing to pictures: thinking video when creating content
+ Interviewing Masterclass
+ Shooting Stories
If you're looking for someone who's passionate about people, communications and values, let's talk.