We mostly hear the term game changer bandied about in sport to describe a pivotal moment that alters the course of play in one side’s favour.
But at The Carousel we prefer to attach it as a badge of honour to those select few who transform the accepted rules, processes and strategies of business.
They’re risk takers and leaders who have forged bold new directions with their vision and, dare we say it, good old-fashioned chutzpah.
We gathered a select group of these business messiahs under one roof for our first series of Game Changers, hosted by Studio 10’s Sarah Harris, to find out more.
“I think a Game Changer is someone who makes a long-lasting change,” reveals marketing guru Sharon Williams, of Taurus Marketing.
“They’re someone who creates a process, or way of doing things, changes the course of history, or the way things are done in the future.”
To find out more about London-born Sharon and how she grew Taurus Marketing into a pioneering powerhouse, revered for its practical ‘No Bull’ approach, click here.
“A Game Changer is someone who dares to go out there and try something new and different that hasn’t necessarily been tried before,” adds jewellery queen Karin Adcock, who owned the Australian sector of PANDORA for eight years.
She now has the exclusive rights for a new jewellery collection, the US-based eco-spiritual brand Alex and Ani.
Adds Karin on her Game Changer definition: “It’s someone who doesn’t follow the norm of how you’re supposed to do things.”
Check out her full interview with Sarah Harris here.
For Kendall Seddon, founder of Queensland-based bamboo nappy makers Luvme, being a Game Changer all about making an indelible mark.
Kendall also tells Sarah Harris in her in-depth interview here, that she’s proud of how she’s built up a business that also allows her to step away and spend quality time with her family.
DIY king Scott Pendlebury, the mastermind behind the Renovator Store, had a flourishing career as an investment banker before he joined our exclusive Game Changer club.
“Being a Game Changer is about taking an idea, grabbing hold of it and moving as quickly as possible,” tells Scott, who shares more secrets with our series host Sarah here.
“It’s all about getting going. You can worry about the details and fine-tuning later.”