From entrepreneurs to sporting heroes, we are delighted to share with you some of the highlights from our interviews with Australia’s Game Changers. Below is a transcript of some of the inspirational quotes from those interviewed by our host Sarah Harris.
Sarah Harris says: You’re a mentor, an investor, one of the stars of Shark Tank.
Naomi Simso, CEO Red Balloon, says: Ooh.. a star.
Sarah Harris: You are a television star.
Naomi Simson: You say that and it just doesn’t occur to me like that.
Sarah Harris Is it weird?
Naomi Simson: It is weird, it’s really weird, because that’s not how I view myself.
Actually my 30s were just a blur, they were just a complete blur. I was putting one foot in front of the other and sometimes things worked out and sometimes they didn’t.
Long answer. (LAUGHS) Sorry.
Carl Jackson, CEO, OzSale: Well, thank you for shopping with Oz Sale, that’s a very, very important start. (laughs)
Sarah Harris: How do you stay on top of the tech stuff? Well there’s 100 people in our technology team that’s the first thing. (LAUGHS) We’ve got some super-smart people.
Karin Adcock, CEO Alex and Ani: Pandora is still a baby of mine. That’s not ever going to change and Alex and Ani is really something completely new and different.
Edit Whitelaw, co founder, Essentially Keto: I starfted making them (Essentially Keto bars) myself and, of course, being a chef they had to be tasty.
Dana Sawyer, CEO Aged Millenium Care Consultants, says; The decision you make at each step has implications moving forward.
Peter Scutt, CEO, Better Caring: Clients that are using Better Caring are getting 22 hours or more of that same care with the worker earning more.
Jo Munro, Savvy Shopaholic: I’ve had people that I’ve helped that’ve saved a few thousand dollars a month – that changed their life!
Jody Allen, Founder, Stay At Home Mum: I was pretty shattered. You know, I chucked a tanty.. cried.. (SARAH LAUGHING).. drank wine. All those sorts of things.
Maria Enna Cocciolone, CEO, O Cosmedics: And so it’s often the movement in the skin.
Sarah Harris: Botox in a jar!
Maria Enna Cocciolone: Botox in a jar. Exactly.
Sarah Harris talking to Maria Halasz, CEO, Évolis,: SEX! (LAUGHTER) you said sex.. sex was suggested….
Sarah Harris says: What are you most excited about?
Andrea Walsh, CTO, Isentia: There is so much I think that is what is exciting.
Janelle Gonzalez, CEO, Blue Toro: We’ve grown by 50 per cent in the past four months and we’ll double our fleet this year ..
Caroline Machado Campos, CEO, Mountain Designs: We’ve provided products for some world-first expeditions and that gives us a lot of authenticity.
Elyse Perry, sportiing hero: The teams that I play in feel that it’s up to us to really inspire young girls to take up sport. (hard out)
Sarah Harris: So say yes, stick it out and back yourself? (LAUGHS)
Elyse Perry: Yeah, you said it much more eloquently than me. (LAUGHS)
Sarah Harris : Not at all. Ellyse Perry you are a joy!