We’re presented with opportunities throughout our lives. Some we choose to take, others we allow to pass us by and some that call us and there is no choice but to take that road.. There are some people in this world that it seems to come more naturally for, they are driven for their cause, they choose their path and they charge ahead. What if you could gain some insight into how they do what they do? What drives them forward, what have their key turning points been or things they have learnt that could help you on your own journey.
Where could that lead you?
Join me on October 21st to learn from people who have embraced the breaks – big and small – and have ultimately become leaders in the fields of business, fitness and philanthropy. Be inspired, meet new people and support The Hunger Project, a unique charity that works throughout Africa, India and Bangladesh to empower people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.
Fitness: Commando Steve
With his signature dark glasses, black T-shirt and combat fatigues Steve Willis (or Commando Steve as he is better known) has become one of Australia’s most recognised and respected Fitness Experts. The ex-military mans incorporation of skills learnt in the military are partnered with the principals of Functional movement and together these put together his ‘Get Commando Fit’ style of training which forms the basis of his successful Sydney-based business offering boot-camp style training to anyone willing to put in the hard work. He lives by a simple motto: there are no excuses. Commando Steve has appeared as a trainer on seven series of Channel Ten’s hit show, ‘Australia’s Biggest Loser’. Steve is the author of No Excuses, a book that chronicles his fitness journey and details the philosophies and exercises he so passionately believes in.
In August 2014, Commando Steve and his team of experts released the Get Commando Fit online program, a 12 week health and fitness plan, with an additional introductory 1 week ‘benchmarking and education’ week. Click here to find out more about Get Commando Fit.
Business: Glen Carlson
Successful entrepreneur, speaker and co-founder of Entrevo, an international training company operating in the UK, USA and Australia. Glen is best known as the director of the popular 40 week ‘Key Person of Influence’ Business Growth Accelerator Program, Glen and his team specialise in helping fellow entrepreneurs and business leaders become more valuable, visible and connected in their industries.
He is a guest lecturer RMIT’s School of Management and his speaking topics revolve around his belief that there has never been a better time to use technology to build a global business and brand around the things you love. His own business is a testament to that belief. Click here to find out more about Key Person of Influence.
Philanthropy: Jacinta McDonell
Co Founder of Anytime Fitness Jacinta holds fantastic synergy as a speaker at this event. Having been part of the same program as I am partaking in between The Hunger Project and Business Chicks she committed to and raised over $100k for The Hunger Project.
Since its launch into the Australian market in 2008 Anytime Fitness has grown to over 370 outlets. Jacinta has had many roles and sits on the board of Anytime Fitness Australia which oversees the direction of the Anytime Group. Jacinta has a anything is possible attitude, believes in self reliance, continued learning and is passionate about business and the opportunities that business allows. Jacinta is never short of a new ideas and spends her time outside of work with her three children, Thandie, Arie and Sol. Click here to find out more about Anytime Fitness.
The Hunger Project
The Hunger Project believes that hunger can end, and that ours is the generation that can end it once and for all. They believe people who live in hunger are not the problem – they are the solution. We don’t see a billion mouths to feed, we see a billion human beings who are enterprising and resilient. The work, therefore, is to unlock their capacity, creativity and leadership so they can end their own hunger. That’s what we do. For us in Australia, we think there is more to life than just consuming. We are all connected, and honouring that connection through partnership makes life richer. The Hunger Project has a 35-year track record of standing in partnership with people living in abject poverty as they work to end their own chronic hunger. We work in Africa, India and Bangladesh, reaching twenty four million people in nearly 20,000 villages in the most rural places imaginable. Click here to find out more about The Hunger Project.
We will be holding a silent auction at this event. Thank you to all of our supporters who have donated for this aspect of the evening so far. Please email jen at jendugard.com if you would like to make a donation to our auction.