• Passage to India

    Although born and raised in Australia, Rakhee Ghelani had family ties in India and when her life was at a crossroads, she elected to pack up and head to the Sub-continent on a journey of exploration. She estimated that this would be a period of around twelve months, little imagining that she was embarking on a journey that would not only teach her about her ancestral country, but would launch her

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    A Foreign Prognosis for Warren

    With his prostate cancer in remission, Warren Coupe continued his work as a builder/handyman by day and a cleaner in the early hours of the morning.  A flare up of the disease and the trauma associated with his treatment eventually lead to drastic decisions and a total change of lifestyle and occupation. Can you tell me what were the circumstances to lead to a change in your life/career

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    Planning to Build

    After working in local and state governments, Martin Easson made the transition to solo entrepreneur.  Working as a handyman under the banner of Great Scot Handyman Services (yes he’s a Scot), Martin is relishing the autonomy that comes from being his own boss. Can you tell me what were the circumstances to lead to a change in your life/career direction? After arriving in Adelaide from the

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    Sue Averay – Management & Leadership Consultant

    A self-described management generalist, Sue Averay has had a career that started in the classroom and transitioned through administrative and management fields to her current semi-retired consultancy activities.  Extensive experience has been gained in the not-for-profit sector, and her consultancy services encompass organisational development, governance, and strategic and business planning. 

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    Volunteering in Vietnam

    With extensive experience in community development projects, Christine Gates was employed as a Senior Project Officer with the SA Cervical Screening Program when she received an offer to travel to Vietnam in the role of Community Development and Gender Adviser.  This role was followed by a stint as an International Consultant in Vietnam with Flinders University, before returning to Adelaide in

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    Building on the Trade

    At the time of his immigration to South Australia from Germany in 2005, Veikko Knoop (pronounced Vaycoe) was a highly experienced Cabinet Maker.  He had visited Australia previously, including a lengthy period in which he undertook English studies.  High unemployment in Germany at that time, and an appreciation of the opportunities in Australia lead to the decision for he and his partner to make

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    Kym Williams – Corporate Coach

    BRS was launched by Kym and Nicole Williams in 2009.  The Adelaide-based business provides leadership, strategic and business coaching to clients in the infrastructure, resources and government sectors.  Prior to that move, Kym held a senior management role with Parsons Brinckerhoff, with responsibility for operations in three states. BRS has evolved into a company operating both nationally and

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    Transition to Celebrancy

    Barbara made the transition from her senior management role as a public servant to being a Civil Celebrant. Her transition was one which evolved, as she came to understand that changes in her health were not supportive of her previous career.  She had already developed an interest in celebrancy, and it became apparent that rather than a side-interest, that this could be her second act role. Can

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