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S2 EP10 Leah Weckert - CFO at Coles

In this episode Leah Weckert, CFO at Coles and McKinsey Alumni, speaks openly to me about her journey. We discuss her time at McKinsey, the different roles she has held at Coles on her way to the top, and how she juggles being on the ELT of an ASX100 business, being a mum to 2, and maintaining her identity, ensuring she makes time for herself. Leah is authentic and inspiring and gives some great advice, do not miss it!

S2 EP9 Liana Downey - Founder, Common Ground on Climate Change

In this episode, Liana shares her journey from her 10 years at McKinsey reaching AP level, to embarking on a very successful career in the not-for-profit sector both here and in New York.

Most recently Liana has started a is leading a national project called Common Ground on Climate, tackling the all-important topic of climate change. Liana gives advice to anyone looking to move into this sector and currently has opportunities for those looking to move into the non-profit sector on a volunteer or pro bono basis.

S2 EP8 Lili Sussman - Chief Strategy Officer, Wisr

In this episode, I talk to Lili, an academic and ex top tier management consultant, about her fascinating journey and how a freak accident changed her whole perspective on her career, and how she lived her life. This life-changing incident drove her to follow her heart and values to obtain a strategic purpose driven role in FinTech. We explore the differences in working for a nimble FinTech and a big corporate and how she went about finding a purpose driven role.

S2 EP7 Tim Moore & Jake Maisey - Director, Dorado Capital

Tim Moore and Jake Maisey from Dorado Capital who are entrenched in the world of search funds, a new concept here in Australia, will certainly appeal to the strategy and consulting community. Essentially it could be the fastest way an MBA grad can make CEO of an established business. All you need is Smarts & a bit of Hustle.

S2 EP6 Amanda Price - Partner in Charge for Ventures, KPMG

In this episode, Amanda Price who is the Partner in Charge of High Growth Ventures, has worked in and with start-ups for over 20 years in both Australia and the US. She believes very strongly in the correlation between the mental and physical health of the Founder and the performance of the start-up.

S2 EP5 Victor Cheng - Notorious MBB Case Interview Coach & Author

In this episode, Victor, the legendary case interview prep coach, joins me to discuss how he got to become the go-to for anything and everything to do with Case prep.

Victor discusses with me his journey, case interview trends, hints and tips, and much more. Not to be missed.

S2 EP4 Felix Danzinger - MD of HDPartners

In this episode, Felix Danziger, the Managing Director of HD Partners, joins me to discuss his journey, why he chose private equity as a career beyond consulting at BCG, the best parts of his role, and why others may want to consider continuing their careers in this space.

Felix is my very first podcast guest from the world of Private Equity, he specialises in investing in consumer businesses and brands.

S2 EP3 Anthony Millet - Global Partner, Antler

This episode will appeal to anyone who has ever had a great idea for a business but not acted on it or has aspired to become an entrepreneur or business founder. Anthony speaks candidly about what it takes to make it in the competitive world of start-up founders and what skills and attributes are most common in those that make it. For more information on their program visit antler.co

S2 EP2 John Lyndon - Former Mckinsey Partner

In this episode, John joins me to discuss his most exciting projects, biggest learnings and most memorable points in his career. A career that has taken him to senior roles in McKinsey ANZ. He also discusses with me his passion for working with CEO’s and corporates to create increased shareholder value whilst improving broader societal value at the same time.

S2 EP1 Fiona Hayes-St.Claire - Chief Strategy Officer, QBE

In this episode Fiona speaks to be about her personal journey to get to Partner, being a consultant and a Mum, and her transition from consulting to a big role in corporate. She highlights the skills consultants should harness to be successful outside of consulting.

S1 EP9 Ryan Kolln - VP Strategy & Corporate Development, Appen

In this episode, Ryan gives an insight into how he went from an Engineer to BCG, to a major corporate only to land in the AI Tech firm Appen. He highlights the differences between working in an ASX-listed business such as Telstra and a more ambiguous tech environment like Appen and what mindset you need to work in the world of tech startups.

S1 EP8 Joao Segorbe - Executive GM Strategy & Corporate Development, AGL

In this episode, Joao talks to me about being a global strategy expert in the Energy sector and the increasing focus on clean and renewable energy. He talks about his journey rising through the ranks at McKinsey and transitioning, at Partner level, to an executive role in a corporate and the differences he has observed in influcing with a McKinsey Partner hat vs an Executive hat.

S1 EP7 Rob Marcolina - Senior Executive, Qantas

In this episode, Rob Marcolina, ex Bain Partner and Senior Executive in charge of Strategy, Technology & People, talks to me about how he, and the leadership team at Qantas have managed through the Covid situation, the hardest part of his role and the light at the end of the tunnel. He discusses his personal journey and gives tips on what makes consultants great in leadership roles. 

S1 EP6 Diane Smith-Gander AO - Ex Partner, McKinsey

In this episode, I am joined by Diane Smith-Gander AO, ex Partner from McKinsey, prominent business executive, company director, and advocate for gender equality. Diane talks to me about her journey from consulting to industry and back again, the ups and downs of her career and gives some great advice to the consulting community.

S1 EP5 Gill McLaren - Founder, Syntegrate Consulting

In this episode, I speak to Gill about going from a Head of Strategy role to a GM role for Coca Cola, and quitting her 30-year corporate career to dedicate her life to designing a strategy for living your best life. 

S1 EP4 Jamie Twiss - Chief Strategy Officer, Westpac

In this episode, I talk to Jamie about his journey from McKinsey into the corporate world, wearing hats in both senior influencer roles and in a line role with large P&N responsibility. We discuss his experiences of New York vs Sydney and what it takes to stand out and make it to the top jobs.

S1 EP3 Jean Hayden - Strategy & Operations Director, Google Cloud

In this episode, I talk to Jean about… What she looks for in candidates when hiring into Google. Her advice to consultants who really want to work in the tech space. Living and working as an Australian abroad, in San Francisco and her journey to date.

S1 EP2 Deanne Stewart - CEO, Aware Super

Deanne Stewart talks about her journey as a conscious leader, the skills to harness post-consulting to reach a senior leadership role, and gives some great advice for women looking to reach to the top. 

S1 EP1 Toby Norton-Smith - Managing Director, X15 Ventures

In this episode I talk to Toby Norton-Smith, MD of X15, CBA’s venture building arm, about his experience of life post McKinsey,  and what skills he has most found valuable in securing a role with P&L responsibility and in the enviable ventures space. 

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