Episode #45 - Dan Mcquinn
Leave Everything Better Than When You Found It.
Dan is a lawyer, entrepreneur, traveller, coffee drinker and advocate for justice.
Growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, Dan has found himself living in Melbourne and overseas, all while pursuing new experiences and challenges. From working in law to starting his own business in coffee and now back working as a lawyer, Dan has done some pretty great things.
He strives to stick to his values and create positive change in the world. He has a wealth of experience for someone as young as he is and is someone that I really look up to.
Episode #44: Jess Ryan
Jess is a rad human. Think of someone who is bubbly, always up and about, the drive of someone possessed and a genuine person who cares immensely about those around her...
Jess is Head of Operations and Performance Coach at Virtus Human Performance. We first came across Jess when she was an intern at Virtus and we couldn't get rid of her (not that we would want to).
Her energy is infectious and she is continuously on the journey of self-improvement.
This conversation was heaps of fun and I hope you get as much out of it that I did.
Episode #43: Ben Hogan - Building Standards and Expectations
Our next guest on the Virtus Podcast is Ben Hogan, Co-owner and Director of Commonfolk Coffee.
Ben has a wealth of knowledge and experience in business and life.
He has been heavily involved in the aviation industry for the last 20 or so years, with roles in Engineering and Management with airlines such as Qantas, Jetstar and Tigerair.
He has recently moved back down to his hometown of the Mornington Peninsula, where I have been lucky enough to connect with him.
Enjoy getting to know Ben and his story.
Episode #42: Impermanence with Mark Simpson.
Exercise Physiologist, Director of PACE Health Management, Athlete, Mentor and Friend.
Mark is a great friend who I was lucky enough to first meet when I spent part of my placement at PACE a few years ago. He is an accredited Exercise Physiologist who works with people to improve their life through performance and rehab management.
This conversation was awesome. We chatted growth, business, personal development, training and life.
His passion for helping people at the individual level and in the broader community is something that I look up to and admire.
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Introducing Episode #41 With Jess Curl. An episode filled with success, failure, laughs and tears. I loved it, I'm sure you will too.
Jess is a lot of things. Strength and Conditioning Coach, Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Director of The Better Health Project here in Melbourne.
Jess has studied Bachelor of Science in Education and supporting Minors in Health, Wellness and Coaching. Her skills cover correcting people’s movement patterns to avoid injury, reading functional lab testing to prevent disease as well as providing nutritional guidance to find what works best for the individual in achieving overall optimal health and wellbeing.
To learn more about Jess, hit her up at www.instagram.com/betterhealthwithjess
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If you know the feeling you get before you head off for a big trip, leaving everything behind for an extended period of time, you'll know how I'm currently feeling. 44 Days away in the scheme of things is nothing, just a blip on the radar. But it can also feel like an eternity. Lots can happen in a month and a half.
Join James and I as we discuss the impending trip, what our expectations are, and why we chose to take a 6 week trek though South America, instead of continuing to run our businesses as we have been doing for the last few years.
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Episode #38 with local Beer Barron, Entrepreneur, Accountant and all round king of a human, Grant Rodgers.
Grant decided to have this chat, the day he opened Jetty Road Brewery, after realising that he had run out of time the morning of, we quickly rescheduled to the day after.
Since this day I have quickly realises that this is an insight into his life. Grant is a doer, in the truest sense of the word. He makes things happen, quickly and there is little doubt as to why he has been able to create Jetty Road Brewery.
I'm a big fan of this blokes beer, and an even bigger fan of who he is as a business owner, person and I'm stoked that i can call him a friend.
You may remember Fit With Georgie from Episode 17 with Anna Janssen. For those that dont, Georgie is a Nurse, Yogi and a little bit famous on Instagram. A platform she uses to spread positivity, love and incredible daily messages to her followers.
This time, she is solo. We spoke about the importance of filling your cup, through mindfulness and meditation. The difficulties of death and the inherent beauty of living a finite existence and the importance of having a purpose to continue to move towards.
Georgie is a role model to so many with her vulnerability and passion on show everytime you interact with her. The world could use more humans with the same level of self reflection and desire for growth.
Above all Georgie is a spectacular friend. I am very proud of her growth in so many areas of her life over the last 6 months and it is no surprise that she is the role model to so many, myself included.
To follow FWG, hit up www.instagram.com/fitwithgeorgie
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To of my best friends in the world, and two of the hardest working humans I know. Dan and Kelly have both recently graduated medicine. We had a chat about life, the medical system, what it took to reach the end of their degrees, what they have learnt as students, interns and what they are expecting from their grad year. I'm incredibly proud of both of these humans cannot wait to see them make a huge difference in the Hospitals around Melbourne!