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EP #0019 Alison Rogers

Alison Rogers has been telling stories and interviewing people for more than 30 years. Her career so far has seen her work as a journalist, radio presenter, spin doctor, yes one of those, author, communications specialist and filmmaker. The one constant throughout her career is her fascination with people.

In 2010 she walked away from the safety of a steady job to start her own business. Living Stories began in the spare room of her Adelaide home in 2010 with a mission to connect people through stories.

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EP #0018 John Skabardonis

John Skabardonis is responsible for technical marketing to the electronics and electrical industry in the America’s region. He has worked for Covestro in the US for 30 years in roles ranging from r and d to marketing, marketing, communications, and technical marketing.

John is fascinated by the rapid evolution of technology and is focused on materials and processes which enable this evolution. He’s also intensely interested in social media as a means of helping make information easily accessible. John received a PhD in physical organic Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University.

A design advocate and a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America, a distinguished Toastmaster and a Chairholder in the Color Marketing group.

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EP #0017 Sam Knowles

Sam Knowles is the founder and MD of Data Storytelling Consultancy Insight agents. He helps organizations make smarter use of data in how they communicate and in how they develop innovative products and services. He is a fellow of the Market Research Society, the Royal Society of Arts, and the Professional Speaking Association, an established and sought after keynote speaker, trainer, and podcaster.

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EP #0016 Brianna Blacet

Brianna Blacet is a corporate storyteller who specializes in helping highly technical subject matter experts, craft compelling stories about using technology to solve human problems.

Brianna started her career as a journalist and has been a newspaper reporter. I. Magazine writer and editor, author of three books and countless blogs.

Brianna loves to deliver storytelling workshops and will happily gab about the topic with anyone who will listen or who cannot get away because they’re in a moving vehicle. She admits this does not always make her the most popular party guest, but. Party guests, maybe not, but probably the perfect podcast guest for this particular one.

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EP #0015 Denise Withers

Denise Withers launched her career as a whitewater filmmaker in the Ottawa River, spending every day paddling big water with the best kayakers in the world, telling their life or death stories. Denise has spent a decade writing, directing, and producing marketing and training videos in tech a decade, making a hundred plus documentaries and yet another, working as an innovation coach and consultant, a student of engagement and design thinking, taking deep dives into the psychology and science behind learning and decision-making, breaking down the key barriers to leading change, culture, capacity, and communication.

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EP #0014 Megan Davis

Megan Davis a devotee of the magic of storytelling.

She was first Spellbound by the art of storytelling when she was 8 performing in summer stock theatre since 2012 she has been creating narrative strategies for businesses, daring to create new futures and realities.

She’s a globetrotting speaker and workshop conductor spreading the gospel of storytelling from Melbourne to Lisbon and everywhere in between Megan secret weapon is empathy in business and life. She puts people first for innovators. Looking to change the world with an enchanting story prepared to conjure your strategic tales power.

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EP #0013 Brian Schoenborn

Brian Schoenborn has lived with PTSD for over 20 years and has tried nearly everything to overcome his trauma. Brian deeply understands the four trauma responses fight, flight, freeze, fawn and has used his knowledge to navigate his experiences after discharge from the United States Marine Corps. under other than honorable conditions, he was on his own without mental healthcare from the VA.

Despite this, Brian worked for over a dozen years in the corporate world. He has taught networking and public speaking skills at multiple universities and consulted with tech startups, a major international sports event and major award-winning producers.

After 15 years of trying and failing to appeal his military discharge, he was vindicated with an honorable discharge.

Brian received his BSBA from Central Michigan University in 2004 and his MBA from the McCullum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University in 2011.

After living in seven states in China and traveling to over 20 countries, he’s found his home in Los Angeles, California. He is an author of multiple upcoming books on living with PTSD, as well as the screenwriter, producer and host as the founder of 8B Media.

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EP #0012 Ravi Ravindran

Ravi Ravindran is a four-time startup founder, and a former entrepreneur in residence at the University of Toronto. And the social capitalist.

Currently, he’s the CEO and co-founder of BLUMEx, an experiential media startup.

BLUMEx automates the workflows of podcasters, streamers, and creators.

Their mission is to capture the stories of innovators advancing their ideas through startups, research, or entrepreneurship.

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EP #0011 Dr Kate Barker

Kate barker is a globally recognized chief HR leader future of work expert and an awarded authority in talent management, leadership development and people and technology advancements.

Kate’s career spans three decades. Working with clients such as Microsoft, Virgin Deloitte and Google, just to name a few.

Kate has been a regular feature on future of work, a keynote speaker and publishes on topics on digital technology disruption, innovative talent strategies, inclusive cultures, and workforce transformations at HR summits and executive roundtable globally.

Kate was invited to attend Harvard’s Women’s in Leadership program and recently commenced her PhD in Women and leadership at UCL Kate is both a dynamic engaging speaker and insightful expert advisor and a proud champion for diversity and inclusion and if that wasn’t enough Kate is a seven time marathoner who loves to cook, dance and sing despite herself confessed complete lack of talent at all three.

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EP #0010 Wayne Moloney

Wayne Moloney is an Australian business growth specialist with the global background for over four decades.

In rolls from salesperson to managing director. He helped a diverse range of businesses in Australia, Asia and Europe achieved their revenue and profit goals.

Since leaving his corporate career, Wayne has spent over 15 years helping B2B organizations tackle their business growth challenges through the application of sound sales and business strategies, developing salespeople and by applying Lean principles for sustainable sales success.

Wayne was a co-founder of sales leader forums and a foundation member of Sales Masterminds APAC

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