Successful business leaders always share similar traits: they’re determined, resourceful, ambitious, and most definitely passionate about their brand.
But above all, they’re visionaries.
Tapping into their innate unflappability, they effortlessly alter a business strategy, or career direction seemingly overnight, and back themselves to succeed.
They’re what we at The Carousel like to call Game Changers: that rare and special breed who change the way something is done, thought about, or made, without breaking their stride.
To learn more about what makes these driven individuals tick, we’ve gathered five of the nimblest business minds in Australia for an exciting new video and audio podcast series, called Game Changers.
With popular Studio 10 TV host, Sarah Harris leading the interviews, each week we introduce a leader in their respective field who shares their amazing story and secrets to their remarkable success.
The first episode kicks off with Scott Pendlebury, the inspiring founding director of Renovator Store, Australia’s fastest growing online building fixtures retailer.
He turned his back on a flourishing investment banking career not so long ago, and has never looked back.
“It [banking] gave me a great understanding of what would work for me and really motivated me to take the best of what I’d learned and chase my own dreams,” Scott tells Sarah.
Another episode of Game Changers features Karin Adcock, founder and CEO of House of Brands, who also owned the Australian sector of jewellery giant PANDORA for eight years.
From humble beginnings, Karin built PANDORA into a $200 million business before she sold out to private equity ahead of a stock market listing of the Danish parent company in 2010.
More than three years later, Karin now has the exclusive distribution rights for a US new jewellery collection, the eco-spiritual Alex and Ani brand, and has big plans for the range.
The other guests in the first series of Game Changers are Kendall Seddon, founder and CEO of Little Shoppers, EcoMum and the fast growing LuvMe; Sharon Williams, founder and CEO of strategic marketing and PR agency Taurus Marketing; and TV icon Ita Buttrose.