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So, you want to know what it’s really like to start your own interior design business, run the kitchen in a major hotel, oversee the logistics for a multi-million dollar company, write and publish a series of books, argue a case in a court of law, or more?
We chatted with hundreds of professionals to gain first-hand insight into a range of industries and roles.

  • Discover career paths you never knew existed
  • Be inspired to study something new
  • Gain valuable tips and advice
  • Understand what the job really entails
Fabiola Gomez

Founder & CEO of LUXit

Lawyer turned entrepreneur, Fabiola is the visionary of LUXit - an award-winning beauty service app, bringing an elite salon experience to you. With 20+ years experience in high fashion, beauty and luxury lines - she is well acquainted with all things lux & business.

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James Ellender

General Manager, Marketing and Strategy

Leading the marketing team at Belgrave Leisure is enough to keep anyone busy, but James likes to go the extra mile, read about his inspiring career story that spans over 18 years.

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Gretta Jensen

Service Designer /UX Designer and Experience Illustrator

Miner turned UX Designer and Experience Illustrator, Gretta claims to have a "double doctorate in life experience." Having gone through many of life's highs and lows, her journey is one of a kind and truly inspirational.

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Ben Travers

Manager & Senior Financial Adviser

Ben has been awarded Money Management’s 2018 Financial Planner of the Year Award, Financial Standards Power50 Most Influential Advisers in Australia and was a recent finalist in IFAs Industry Thought Leader of the Year.  Want to know how he got there?

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Lucy Barnes

Career Coach

PR graduate turned sales rep, turned PR professional, turned producer, turned HR member turned career coach. Yep, Lucy's had quite the career journey. Read about her highs and lows here

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Daniella Boutros

Principal Cake Designer, ButterCreme Lane

You may recognise ButterCreme Lane founder, Daniella from Studio10 and The Today Show, she's also crafted 100s of cakes for celebs. Read about her ups and downs as a business owner and overcoming adversities.

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Viktoria Novak

Designer & Creative Director

From the catwalks of New York Fashion week to dressing glamourous celebs, Viktoria is praised and loved by the bridal and fashion industry. Read her career story and how she's stayed at the forefoot of fashion.

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Chris Bates

Financial Advisor & Founder of Wealthful

Being booted from his first job in a big bank for speaking up didn't make for an easy start in the finance world for Chris, but as he found his voice he continued to pursue his passion for helping others. Read his career highs and lows here

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Nicholas Steepe

Equity & Diversity Project Manager

Nic is responsible for developing and managing equity and diversity projects for regional University, CSU. Read his inspiring story and how he overcame his own mental health and identity issues to go on help and inspire many others.

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Tanya Denny

Founder of Chrysalis Therapeutic Support Services

From NIDA director to social worker - read about Tanya's inspiring career journey and her 25 years of experience delivering therapeutic services for children, young people and their families.

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Academy Xi
AIM Business School
All Health Training
Australasian College of Health and Wellness
Australian Catholic University
Australian College of Physical Education
Australian HR Institute
Australian Institute of Business
Australian Institute of Personal Trainers
Builders Academy Australia
Charles Sturt University
College Australia
Deakin University
Dūcere
Edith Cowan University
Ella Bache College
Foundation Education
Foundation Training Australia
General Assembly
Griffith University
Hammond Institute
HTMi Australia
James Cook University Online
La Trobe University
MCI Institute
Melbourne City Institute of Education
Monarch Institute
Monash University
New Horizons Australia Institute of Technology
RMIT Online
Rose Training Australia
The Hotel School
The National Finance Institute
TrainSmart Australia
UniSA Online
Upskilled
Torrens University
University of Canberra