First Act - Cameron Falloon A royal workout: How Cameron Falloon is transforming fitness empires

Cameron Falloon is passionate about fitness. He’s spent decades helping elite athletes, the rich and famous, and everyday Aussies meet their fitness goals to be the best they can be. He is the founder of Body Fit Training – the fastest-growing fitness franchise in Australia – with over 240 locations opened across the globe. Plus… Read more »

First Act - Mike Halligan Secrets of a serial entrepreneur: How Scratch’s Mike Halligan became a dog food mogul

Melbourne entrepreneur Mike Halligan is a bit of an overachiever. He’s mastered the worlds of eCommerce, marketing, blogging, apps and subscription services – all driven by his desire to find solutions to consumer problems and build brands accordingly. Some of his pet projects have taken off, others haven’t. Right now, he’s the co-founder of a… Read more »

Manu Feildel on First Act Sauce it to ’em: Manu Feildel’s journey from chef to entrepreneur

He’s one of the most recognisable faces on Australian TV thanks to My Kitchen Rules, but that’s only one part of the Manu Feildel story. Coming from a family of French foodies, Manu caught the cooking bug working as a teenage apprentice in his dad’s restaurant in Brittany. Armed with natural talent and joie de… Read more »

Lisa Cox on the First Act podcast FIRST ACT SEASON 3 - EPISODE 4 What Lisa Cox wants you to know about disability and disrupting expectations

Lisa Cox has a no-BS approach to life. Her ability to cut through fluff has been key to her success as an internationally respected disability advocate, award-winning author, business consultant and media professional. It hasn’t been an easy ride. At just 24, Lisa suffered a brain haemorrhage caused by an infection. Three weeks in a… Read more »

Yarrie Bangura on the First Act podcast FIRST ACT SEASON 3 - EPISODE 3 Put the zing in it: Refugee-turned-entrepreneur Yarrie Bangura’s tonic for success

Warning: This episode of First Act deals with trauma and may be potentially distressing for some listeners. Yarrie Bangura is a survivor. At the age of eight years old, her family fled the civil war in Sierra Leone and migrated to Australia as refugees. While the painful memories live on, Yarrie has found a way… Read more »

Clovis Young on First Act podcast FIRST ACT SEASON 3 - EPISODE 2 Taco ’bout success: Clovis Young’s Mad Mex revolution

From SoCal beaches to the streets of Darlinghurst, Clovis Young’s journey to becoming a fast food mogul has been a winding one. Growing up in sunny California, Clovis fell in love with the fresh flavours of Mexican cuisine. But it wasn’t until he ditched his Wall Street job as an equity trader for life down… Read more »

Justin Hales on the First Act podcast FIRST ACT SEASON 3 - EPISODE 1 Wheels of fortune: How Camplify’s Justin Hales turned sharing caravans into an ASX-listed startup

Camplify is an Australian startup success on the road to world domination. Based in Newcastle, NSW, entrepreneur Justin Hales came up with the idea of connecting RV owners with holidaymakers through an online marketplace. Airbnb for caravan and campervan hire, if you like. In 2015, Camplify was born. Now Camplify is a multimillion-dollar, ASX-listed brand… Read more »

Richard Turner on First Act podcast FIRST ACT SEASON 2 - EPISODE 36 Clean energy innovator, billion-dollar startup founder: Richard Turner is the essential entrepreneur

Richard Turner is a fountain of entrepreneurial knowledge. He’s founded four successful businesses in different industries, from food distribution to labour hire to renewable energy – with three of those becoming multi-billion-dollar startups. One of them is ZEN Energy, the second-largest electricity retailer in South Australia, and soon to become Australia’s first Clean Energy Utility.… Read more »

PaperKrane co-founder Zara Cooper on the First Act podcast FIRST ACT SEASON 2 - EPISODE 35 Zara Cooper fell head over heels for barefoot shoe brand PaperKrane and found love along the way

PaperKrane flew into Zara Cooper’s life and brought the winds of change with it. The mum of three was a customer of the cult barefoot shoe brand when she approached co-founder Kate Corleison with a proposition to grow the brand from its baby shoe niche into a global footwear company. Leaving the law firm she’d… Read more »

Rebecca Klodinsky on the First Act podcast FIRST ACT SEASON 2 - EPISODE 34 How Rebecca Klodinsky built the Queensland bikini brand beloved by the Kardashians

Rebecca Klodinsky is one of Australia’s most successful young entrepreneurs. She’s the founder of cult swimwear brand IIXIIST – which she bootstrapped herself with just $2,000 at the ripe old age of 24. Almost a decade later, IIXIIST has grown from a backyard brand to a global success story beloved by celebrities like the Kardashians… Read more »

Mark Dombkins on First Act FIRST ACT SEASON 2 - EPISODE 33 No money, no food, no education: How Forever Projects is changing lives in Tanzania

In 2010 Mark Dombkins and his wife Anna moved to Tanzania with their children in the hope of extending their family by adoption. Three years later, the couple returned to Australia as a family of eight and with a firm desire to help the women of Tanzania break the cycle of poverty. From this desire,… Read more »

Who Gives A Crap’s Simon Griffiths on First Act FIRST ACT SEASON 2 - EPISODE 32 Who Gives A Crap’s Simon Griffiths is a toilet paper mogul on a mission

Here’s a story worth giving a crap about. In 2012, Simon Griffiths sat on a toilet for 50 hours to raise money for Who Gives A Crap – a social enterprise that would sell toilet paper and give 50 per cent of those profits to communities in dire need of clean water and toilets. That’s… Read more »