Inspiring Greatness

Inspiring Greatness


Inspiring Greatness podcast shares real-world experiences from successful entrepreneurs around the globe who’ve had success and failure on their journey. Hear their stories and be inspired. Add some extra motivation to your life every week, with Shelley Rogers’ Podcast Series Inspiring Greatness.


111 Sarah Bartholomeusz on Legal Access  

Welcome to Episode 111!

Sarah is an author and the founder of You Legal, a new category of law firm, that aims to provide clients with easy and transparent access to legal talent in a more flexible, cost effective and efficient manner. She was the recipient of the South Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award in the Start-Up category and in 2016 awarded the Lawyer’s Weekly, Women in Law Awards ‘Thought Leader of the Year Award’ Sarah is the Chair of the not-for-profit the Catalyst Foundation and also serves on the South Australian Government’s Education Standards Board.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:
110 Renata Ameral on Story Through Design  

Welcome to Episode 110!

Renata Amaral is Founder and CEO of EAT, a creative studio that helps some of the most well-known brands today tell their story through design, branding and technology. Some clients include, Red Bull, NBC, New York Times, Universal and Warner Brothers Records. Renata runs a global team with staff members in around the world LA, Europe and Brazil.

Maxum Coproation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:   Recommended Book Funky Design
109 Louis Stack on Exercise and the Workplace  

Welcome to Episode 109!

Louis J. Stack is Founder and President of Fitter International Inc which supplies unique mix of fitness products that help people recover from and prevent injury in and out of this work place. Throughout his 30-plus year’s experience as a business owner, national athlete and father, he has built a foundation of integrity and quality in everything he does. Recently Louis was awarded the Earnst and Young XX award Louis and I met in Calgary 14–15 years as both members of Entrepreneurs Organisation, I have purchased some of your recovery products. I have your rollers which are awesome when I was running marathons and I also love the ball which I used in place of my chair at work.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:
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108 Tania de Jong on Intelligence & Technology  

Welcome to Episode 108!

Welcome to Episode 108 today’s episode is all about Human Intelligence and how important it is for business owners to Thrive in today's ever changing world of technology. Perhaps no word is more important for today’s leaders as agility. The ever-increasing pace of change, demands that leaders be ready, willing, and able to quickly adapt and change course. As the saying goes, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” But how can we develop the ability to rapidly process information and change course in environments that too frequently constrain us? We face the certainty of uncertainty. Creativity and innovation are vital for businesses exposed to globalisation, increased competition, consumer diversity and rapidly changing technology. Tomorrow’s competitive success will be based on the implementation of creative ideas and the ability to keep up with an ever-accelerating world.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:     Creative Innovation Global Scholarship:
107 Allison Mooney - Pushing The Right Buttons  

Welcome to Episode 107!

Allison Mooney is an award winning professional speaker the creator of Pressing the Right Buttons: People Skills for Business Success. Prior to becoming a professional keynote speaker Allie had a career in the airline Industry with Qantas International as manager of their Business and First Class airport lounges.   Allie has taken “Pressing the Right Buttons” to over 20 countries. I have had the priviledge to see you in 3 countries 1st time in 2012 in New Zealand then in USA and again here in Australia! She has achieved one of the highest international accreditations in the speaking industry, the Certified Speaking Professional award held only by 10 other Kiwis and 750 speaker’s world- wide. She has also authored a best- selling book, Pressing the Right Buttons, which has sold more than 15 000 copies to date.  

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 Allison's book - Pressing the Right Buttons

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106 Lee Caraher on being Boomerang Ready  

Welcome to Episode 106!

Lee is the CEO of Double Forte which is a national PR & Digital Marketing firm. She is an acclaimed communication strategist, known for her practical solutions to BIG problems. Lee’s the author 2 books, The Boomerang Principle which just released and the book Millennials & Management based on her experience with failing and then succeeding at RETAINING Millennials. She has a reputation for building cohesive, high producing teams who have fun together at the same time.   Lee is an Internationally recognised speaker and serves as a business consultant for business leaders and entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries.   Lee Caraher's "Is Your Company Boomerang Ready?" Quiz:

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105 Govindh Jayaraman on Running Diverse Businesses  

Hello and welcome to Episode 105!

Govindh Jayaraman has two podcasts Paper Napkin Wisdom & Take Action which is a 5 min podcast also by paper napkin wisdom. He has founded or partnered in more than a dozen companies. From contracting to software, and health care to renewable fuels.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness: 

104 Shelley Rogers on Built to Sell  

Welcome to episode 104!

Today’s episode is different as I am being interviewed by John Worlow he has an amazing podcast called Built to Sell. Highly recommend you check out his website Built to sell He helps you Create a business that can thrive without you! If you have plans to sell your business in the future he also has a book and video course!   In this interview, I share my successes and failures with lessons learned and trust me there has been many failures as an Entrepreneur for over 20 years having founded and managed six companies on both private and public levels spanning North America, South America, Asia and Australia.    This interview is my story specifically relating to taking a private company public and successfully selling my last enterprise for six times (EBITDA) to one of the largest independent equipment leasing companies in the world.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:
103 Laura Gisborne - The Philanthropic Entrepreneur  

Welcome to episode 103!

Laura Gisborne is a successful business expert with over 20 years experience. I listened to her interview on the John warlows podcast built to sell episode 84 and said oh my gosh I would love to interview this amazing gal.. From structuring and selling small boutique businesses to owning a multi-million dollar wine and real estate empire.   Laura has owned nine businesses, her first when she was only 23 years old. I had a chance to speak with Laura about a month ago and what impressed me the most was her desire to help others.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:
102 Troy Hazard on Saving Big Business  

Welcome to Episode 102!

Troy Hazard has turned around businesses that were making enormous losses and has consulted to countless successful companies including Goodyear, Baskin Robbins, Subway, Fisher & Paykel. Originally from Australia Troy was the global Chairman for the Entrepreneurs Organisation, Troy now lives in Florida but frequently comes back to Australia as he spreads his time as a Professional Speaker, & a host of 3 national TV Shows.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Shownotes:
101 Howard Finger on Cyber Security for Entrepreneurs  

Welcome to Episode 101!

Howard a qualified lawyer, has a global business currently in 80 countries delivering e-learning, software and services to professional firms in the Governance Risk & Compliance Sectors! VinciWorks vision is to create a safer, fairer and more honest world. Howard’s strives every day to live his purpose: to create the greatest sustainable value, no excuses!   VinciWorks:   CODE: inspire

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100 Adam Ashton and Reflecting on the Podcast Journey  

Welcome to episode 100!!!

Wow, it’s been a year since I embarked on a journey of podcasting. I want to thank everyone for supporting, listening & sharing Inspiring Greatness with your friends and colleagues. Today’s episode is different I was interviewed by Adam Ashton on his podcast called "The Podcast About Podcasts". In this interview I share my lessons learned, favourite podcasts, advice for people interested in starting a podcast and or taking your podcast to the next level. I also share our most popular downloaded episodes over the past year and those horror stories plus best advice!   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:     Adam Ashton - The Podcast About Podcasts:
099 John Warlow on Building Value  

Welcome to Episode 99!

This week we are joined by the incredible John Warlow.

John Warlow has a statistically proven method for improving a company’s value by up to 71%. Even if your not planning on selling anytime soon this should get your attention. John is the author of the bestselling book Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You. I had the pleasure to chat with John a few weeks back when he interviewed me as a guest on his podcast Built to sell Radio which is ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the world’s 10 best podcasts for business owners.

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098 Jeffery Slater - Purpose and Profits  

Welcome to Episode 98!

Today we talk with Jeffery Slater.

Jeffrey Slater is a business coach, author and speaker and has shared the stage with some incredible thought leaders like Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson and Tim Ferris Jeffrey is a researcher of Leadership and Self Awareness and its application to the high-performing entrepreneurs who are building businesses for a better world and committed to impacting generations to come. Whether you’re building a billion dollar company or about to break through to the 7 figure mark, Jeffrey believes there are some core human behaviours that will help you embody faster than anyone else.

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Recommended book - Tools of the Titans

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097 Warren Rustand on the Importance of Family  

Welcome to Episode 97!

This week we go through part 2 of our interview with Warren Rustand. Here, we discuss the importance of family when running a business, as well as what Warren does, which has previously earned him father of the year.

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096 Warren Rustand on Authentic Leadership  

Welcome to episode 96!

This week we recap one of our very first interviews with Warren Rustand, discussing keys points on how to be and become an authentic leader. This episode will go through ways on how to identify people that are not suitable for your business, and how to fire them with dignity and grace.

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095 Leona Watson - Let's Get Cheeky  

Welcome to Episode 95!

This week we are talking with Leona Watson.

Leona Watson is the founder of Cheeky Food Events, a corporate team building cooking company with a twist. After many years in the corporate world, Leona decided it was time to do something for herself and followed her heart to become a corporate Chef. During her training, Leona realised that it wasn’t about the food, her passion lied in the togetherness of people that food brought. Cheeky food Events has now been established for over 13 years and has hosted over 2500 events!   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:
095 One-Click Lindsay Anderson  

Welcome to Episode 95!

In this one we interview the amazing Lindsay Anderson!

Lindsay Anderson, also known as One Click Lindsay is a web strategist who helps small businesses produce more website traffic and leads. During the 10 years of successfully running her company, she has helped hundreds of businesses, both large and small, utilise the online space to build their business. She is focused on building your email list and create double the traffic to your website.   Maxum Corporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes:       Lindsay Anderson Offers!   14 days more traffic and leads course:   If you OPT IN for 14 days you will receive a piece of helpful advice EVERYDAY to improve your traffic and leads!     
094 LuAnn Nigara - Big Business and Bigger Podcasting  

Welcome to Episode 093!

This week we have the privilege to be joined by LuAnn Nigara.

LuAnn is the co-owner of Window Works, an award winning window treatment and awning retailer that has been established since 1982. Window Works has annual gross sales in the 7 figures and has serviced more than 24,000 customers throughout their career. LuAnn also host of a podcast for interior design professionals called ‘A Well-Designed Business’.   Maxum Coporation - Inspiring Greatness Show Notes     Window Works:  


092 Jessica Rhodes - How to Rock Both Sides of the Mic!  

Welcome to Episode 92!

This week we chat with Jessica Rhode's about how to maximise your podcast's performance.

Jessica Rhodes is the founder and CEO of, a Guest Booking agency for podcasters and guest experts. Jessica is also the author of Interview Connections: How to #RockThePodcast From Both Sides of the Mic! Jessica hosts/co-hosts three podcasts: Rhodes to Success, The Podcast Producers and The Parenting Rhodes. The Podcast Producers was selected by Apple as a “How to Podcast” show in iTunes and has also been included in the syllabus for a course about podcasting and audio journalism at Western University in Ontario, Canada.   FREE RESOURCE - Visit:   and use the code "publicity" to get Jesscia's amazinf template for FREE.
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