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The Arrive & Thrive Career Podcast

The Arrive & Thrive Career Podcast

By Tyson Day & Daniel Lunardi
The Arrive & Thrive Career Podcast is about all things careers, enterprise skills, positive social connection & self-reflection. With a reputation for their curious approach, leading career coaches Tyson Day & Daniel Lunardi interviews a special guest and debriefs a topic that will help you thrive in your life and career. Find out more at
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26. The importance of foundations when job-hunting with Dan & Tyson

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65. Creating a portfolio career while studying with Jahin Tanvir - Optometry Student, Youth & Multicultural Advocate
Jahin Tanvir is a 21-year-old multicultural youth advocate, author, two-time TEDx speaker and policy adviser at the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and an Optometry student. Jahin possesses a strong background in youth advocacy, education and healthcare in leading youth-led organisations such as Oaktree, World Vision, Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network, Red Cross, and Headspace to name a few. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Echo Chamber Escape Australia’s diversity-first publication that empowers multicultural people and promotes diversity for young people of colour. You can follow his updates on Twitter and LinkedIn.
February 15, 2022
64. Overcoming brain cancer during university with Tim Harris - Software Engineer
Facing any illness during university is difficult. Facing and overcoming brain cancer during your university studies is nothing short of amazing. A graduate software engineer, Tim Harris shares his story of battling brain cancer through his engineer degree at Monash University. Tim shares his battles with chemo and radiation therapy while unpacking what he learnt about himself through the whole process and how these challenges opened up unique career pathways and developed him into the person he is today. ***Sponsorship*** To start creating your resume today, visit
February 01, 2022
63. Chaos careers theory with Dr Jim Bright - Organisational Psychologist, Careers Professor and Columnist.
The chaos theory of careers explores change, chance and complexity and the importance of equipping people to deal with these in their careers. Dr Jim Bright is an organisational psychologist and careers professor who is the co-author of the chaos theory of careers amongst other things including being the Director of Research and Impact at Become Education. He is a regular columnist in the Sydney Morning Herald and Age newspapers and a huge fan of music and has a very impressive vinyl collection. We explore with Jim the importance of change, taking chances and the complexity of work. You can follow his updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and also explore the amazing work he is doing at Become Education. ***Sponsorship*** This episode is brought to you by Zygadox. Learn more and create an account here.
December 14, 2021
62. The positives, challenges and future of Dentistry with Dr Chau Nguyen - Dentist & Founder of DIEM Dental.
Have you ever wanted to become and dentist? Or perhaps you have gone to your dentist and not necessarily know the journey that they have gone down to become the health professional that they are. In this episode, we speak with Dr Chau Nguyen a Dentist and business owner about all things dental. We uncover her journey and the process of building her practice. She also talks about the future of dentistry and what you can expect in a career in the dental space and the process of running a dental practice. Be sure to check out DIEM Dental. ***Sponsorship*** To start creating your resume today, visit 
December 10, 2021
61. Learning to lead with Stephanie Bown - High-Performance Leadership Coach & Author
Can leadership be learned? In this episode, we unpack this question with Stephanie Bown a High-Performance Coach and thought leader on systems of leadership, culture and strategy. Stephanie brings a great perspective on ways you can develop your own leadership without having a leadership title and shares her thoughts on the future of company culture and leadership strategies. She has written the book Purpose, Passion & Performance and works with many different companies in this space both in Australia and abroad. Her approach is fresh, unique and authentic and  You can follow her updates on LinkedIn and at ***Sponsorship*** To start creating your resume today, visit
November 30, 2021
60. How to help young people build their personal purpose with Carolyn Tate - Author of The Purpose Project
How do you support a young person in building their purpose? Well, Carolyn Tate, author of The Purpose Project is here to help parents and educators do just that. In this episode, we embark on Carolyn's own journey of becoming a writer and educator and understand some of the ways in which parents and educators can support young people in building a purpose. She brings an incredibly honest account of her own experiences and tells a few good stories along the way. You can explore her books and services at ***Sponsorship*** To start creating your resume today, visit 
November 16, 2021
59. New trends, features & updates on LinkedIn with Karen Tisdell - LinkedIn Profile Writer - Corporate Trainer & Coach
With LinkedIn recording more than 774 million users and 55 million registered companies, it is the mecca of professional social media. Like any social media, the platform is updated constantly with many users asking questions about how to best engage and use the platform. In this episode, we are joined once again by the knowledgeable Karen Tisdell. Karen joined us back in episode 13 and provided some great insights on how we can use the platform and she is back to share trends, updates and tips for users to not only build amazing content but to foster relationships. You can see her updates and engage with her on LinkedIn, Twitter and at Karen also has an online event focused on supporting individuals and businesses with LinkedIn. You can find out more here. ***Sponsorship***  This episode is brought to you by Zygaverse. Learn more at 
November 02, 2021
58. Dropping out of medicine, stumbling into Startups and finding your community with Emily Casey - Medicine Defector, Community Builder & Founder of What the Health.
Emily Casey is the Founder of 'What the Health', a health tech media brand and community that brings together startups, health tech and traditional healthcare systems. Emily's career journey has been full of twists and turns, including dropping out of medical school 5 years deep! She shares her insights on finding your calling and the importance of taking time to reflect to understand what it is you want to achieve. You can follow her updates on LinkedIn and subscribe to What the Health for all the latest news and insights in the health tech space.  ***Sponsorship*** This episode is brought to you by Zygadox. Learn more and create an account here.
October 19, 2021
57. Reconnecting with play and teaching youth mindfulness with Georgie Manning - Director of Wellbeing for Kids and Founder of the Peaceful Kids program.
As our world gets, busier mindfulness is becoming increasingly important, especially for our youth. In this episode, we speak with Georgie Manning the Founder of the Peaceful Kids Program. Georgie shares insights on everything from how we can teach young kids mindfulness, to the importance of play for youth and adults and some of the challenges parents face with technology management for youth. If you are interested in your school becoming a peaceful kids school or interested in taking the training yourself reach out to Georgie and get involved at
October 05, 2021
56. The future of personal branding and resumes with Jayden CEO & Co-Founder of Zygaverse and Author of Personal Brandology
How important is a personal brand? What makes up your personal brand and what does the future look like of applying for career opportunities? Jayden Kafanelis is the CEO and Co-Founder of Zygaverse. A start-up that is aiming to change the way we consider resumes and use them. He also is the author of Personal Brandology, a book that shares a specific framework to capitalise on every aspect of your personal brand. We chat about all things personal branding and Jayden shares valuable insights on the future of this space and how you can start to cultivate your brand now. You can follow his updates on LinkedIn and buy a copy of his book here.
September 21, 2021
55. Giving communities a voice and listening to your purpose with Sandeep Varma - Founder of the SAARI Collective.
In this episode, we speak with Sandeep Varma the founder of SAARI Collective, a media startup focused on supporting and showcasing emerging South Asian Australian writers and creators, and providing a smart, young South Asian Australian perspective on what's happening in Australia. Sandeep has had an incredible career including working in government communications during major disasters in Australia, becoming a lawyer and working in employment & safety law and sitting on a few different boards that cover important challenges for young people. Sandeep brings a unique perspective on pursuing your purpose and openly shares his own story and the key moments, including mental health challenges and shifts in perspective, that changed his journey. You can follow his updates on LinkedIn and explore the amazing work of SAARI Collective on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
June 01, 2021
54. Telling stories through video and starting your own business as a creative with Vinnie Petrilli - Director & Founder of Third Space Studios
Life as a creative can be a rewarding path, especially if you are telling stories that matter in a format that you love! In this episode, we sit down with Vinnie Petrilli, the founder and director at Third Space Studios. Vinnie is a filmmaker and creative who specialises in telling other peoples stories through film. We explore his journey so far both as a creative and running his own business. You can tune into his amazing updates and content on Instagram, Vimeo and his website. We highly recommend this episode to anyone who is wanting to start their own creative business and understand the day in the life of someone who works in film.
May 25, 2021
53. Taking control of your finances, starting your own business and making a career transition as an AFL Player with Jayden Post - Financial Adviser and Partner at Hardline Wealth.
Making a career transition as an AFL player, starting your own business and taking control of your finances. Jayden Post has had a fascinating career journey. He shares his stories and insights on developing wealth and how this can support others in a career. Jayden explains key areas people need to consider when you think about your own finances and what it means to devlop wealth on your own terms. You can follow his updates at Hard Line Wealth.
May 18, 2021
52. Why we love our job, enjoyable parts of Career Counselling, Biggest Misconceptions and the Future of Careers with Dan & Ty - Arrive & Thrive Founders
In this episode, we explore some of the misconceptions of career development and share our own views on what the future of career counselling looks like. We also share parts about our role that we love the most and some of the cool experiences you get to witness as a career coach. 
May 11, 2021
51. Leadership, masculinity & vulnerability in team sport and how to succeed in an extended job search with Darby Dexter - Learning & Development Consultant
This episode is a complete mix of two themes including the journey of a job seeker and then the process of developing a team culture. Darby Dexter is a Learning and Development consultant and currently a Job Seeker. Darby's career plans were ruined due to COVID and over the last 6-4 months he been applying for roles and building connections. We sit down with him to unpack his experience, what has worked and how he has kept motivated. We also explore his transferable skills from his life as a facilitator in the leadership space as he shares his valuable insights on building a team culture from his experience as a soccer player and a facilitator. We recommend that you follow Darby's LinkedIn updates to gain access to his Let's Talk Series and his insightful updates and articles.
May 04, 2021
50. Developing your story for a career transition with Huon Latham - Career Coach at General Assembly & Facilitator at Happiness Concierge
Making a career change, especially into tech-related fields, can seem daunting, but when you have people like Huon Latham from General Assembly and the Happiness Concierge on your side, the process is so much easier! In this episode, we talk to Huon about developing stories and telling them correctly to support a career transition and discuss what makes and creates amazing workplace culture. Her thoughts and insights are modern and refreshing. We highly recommend following her on LinkedIn and exploring the work General Assembly and the Happiness Concierge do to help and support individuals and workplaces.
April 27, 2021
49. Disability Employment and Neuroscience Coaching with Chardee McEwan - Program Manager at Grad Wise Employment & Spiritual Practitioner
Disability employment and neuroscience coaching, two huge topics, but we have the right guest! In this episode, we speak with Chardee McEwan, who is the Program Manager of Grad-Wise at Wise Employment and a Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and all-round spiritual practitioner. She shares her insights on both juggling a side hustle business and her full-time employment, neuroscience coaching and unpacking the important steps we can take as a community to further support people with a disability in employment. You can follow her updates on Instagram for her spiritual work and tune into the updates of Wise Employment and the Gradwise Program on their website.
April 20, 2021
48. Ty and Dan's personal experience of career counselling, running a business with a friend and how we chose the A&T name
Why Arrive & Thrive?? We get this question so much, what does it mean and where did it come from? In this episode, we are joined by our marketing team as they interview us around the beginnings of Arrive & Thrive, what it's like running a business with a friend and our own personal experience of career counselling while we were trying to figure out what we wanted to do for our own career. 
April 13, 2021
47. Becoming a Pilot and how to pandemic proof your career with James Heezeman - Qantas Pilot - 2nd Year Electrician Apprentice
The training process and life of a pilot is a huge commitment, throw a global pandemic in there and you have a huge challenge to overcome also. In this episode, we sit down with James Heezeman, a commercial pilot at Qantas and a 2nd-year Electrician Apprentice. James is a great example of career adaptability, the importance of continuous learning, pushing your comfort zone all while following your passions & purpose. We talk about the training process of becoming a commercial pilot, living overseas in Vietnam and then facing a global pandemic in an industry that was hit incredibly hard. We think you will find his story inspiring and perfect for any individual wanting to pursue the goal of becoming a pilot. You can follow James's updates on LinkedIn to see his journey continue to evolve. 
April 06, 2021
46. The relationship between passion and work with Ty & Dan - Arrive & Thrive Co-Founders
In this episode, our marketing team join us for a discussion about how to follow your passion in your career. We are constantly asked about the relationship between identifying your passion and making career choices. We discuss concepts like Ikigai and how to support people in making choices around their passions and achieving a great career.  
March 30, 2021
45. Dealing with recruiters, workplace culture and future work trends with Mitch King - Talent Acquisition Manager at Linktree & Bolster
Working for a tech startup and hiring for a tech startup is an entirely different game. In this episode, we sit down with Mitch King, the Talent Acquisition Manager at Linktree & Bolster and talk about workplace culture, recruitment, hiring and the importance of respecting the job seeker. Mitch brings an honest account of his recruitment process and some of the critical parts that make up a remote workplace culture. This episode has so many valuable insights from Mitch that we highly recommend following him on LinkedIn and tuning in to his updates. Equally, Linktree is doing some fantastic work, so check their updates also!
March 23, 2021
44. Dealing with social obligation and social anxiety post-COVID with Dr Casey Delmara - Resilience & Coping Skills Expert - Founder of Mental Health Hacker
Dr Casey Delmara from Mental Health Hacker is back on the show and shares some amazing insights on how to bounce back from COVID and some of the challenges many of us face around social obligation and social anxiety. She shares models and reflection questions to get you motoring along and back in a positive state of mind. Remember, you can follow Dr Casey Delmara on LinkedIn and visit her website for all of the resources she refers to in the episode.
March 16, 2021
43. Becoming a Chef and running your own restaurant with Matthew Carnell - Chef & Owner at Bistro Terroir
Becoming a Chef and running your own restaurant has many challenges and rewards. In this episode, we sit down with Matthew Carnell, a Chef and the owner of Bistro Terroir, a French restaurant in Daylesford. Matthew shares his experience of living in France and developing his craft from an apprentice to working for a Michelin Star restaurant and now the respected Chef and business owner he is today. This episode is for anyone interested in the hospitality space and has a passion for restaurants and all things kitchen operations. You can follow Matthews Updates through Instagram and the podcast he referees to here.
March 09, 2021
42. Training to be a Firefighter and developing resilience along the way with Adam Leslie - Station Officer for Fire Rescue Victoria
Ever wanted to be a firefighter when you were a kid? We sit down with Adam Leslie, a Senior Firefighter and Station Officer for Fire Rescue Victoria. Adam has had a 10-year career and shares insights around the training, selection and daily challenges and experiences our metro firefighters face in Victoria. If you are thinking of becoming a firefighter or even considering working for emergency services, this episode is for you. Visit the FRV website for further information on selection and additional information.
March 02, 2021
41. Employment market update and developing your professional reputation with Camilla Clarke - Country Manager at Give a Grad a Go.
Camilla Clarke is back and provides us with a graduate employability update and along with her valuable insights on developing a reputation from her own experience of arriving in Melbourne just over a year ago and developing the Give a Grad a Go brand in a new city and county. Again she brings positive insights and knowledge for any individual, especially graduates who are currently trying to land a role and build their reputation and personal brand in the process. The resources and networking groups that Camilla refers to are the following: One Roof Books by Matt Haig  Remember to tune into Instagram, Facebook, Youtube and LinkedIn 
February 23, 2021
40. Curving youth homelessness, becoming a managing director and following your career purpose with Tenille Gilbert - Managing Director & Co-Founder of Society Melbourne
Tenille Gilbert is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Society Melbourne, a social enterprise in Melbourne dedicated to curving youth homelessness. Tenille's own career story is fascinating and inspiring, becoming a managing director at 23. She shares her challenges and perspectives on following your personal mission while working on a social cause. Her insights on finding balance as a leader and the process of creating your own role and understanding your own worth are extremely valuable. Make sure you check out Society Melbourne on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
February 16, 2021
39. Becoming a Midwife and the world of Nursing with Kiara Pianta - Nurse & Midwife
A day in the life of a midwife and nurse is filled with both highs and lows. In this episode, Tyson speaks with Kiara Pianta a nurse and midwife at a major Melbourne hospital about a typical day, the different rotations, tasks involved and the journey of becoming a nurse and midwife. This episode is perfect for anybody who wants to explore becoming a midwife and or nurse, either as a mature age student or high school student.   Kiara refers to the following resources, One Born Every Minute, Australian Birthing Story and Call the Midwife.
February 02, 2021
38. Making a career transition as an athlete with Aidan Roach a 2 x Olympian & Ros Holding a Careers and Education Consultant
What does it take to be an elite athlete, compete at the Olympics and all the while making a transition into a new vocation? In this episode, we sit down with Aidan Roach an Olympic Waterpolo player and Ros Holding a former Careers and Education Consultant from the AIS. We explore Aidan’s journey and the vital work the AIS is doing, like their Evolve program, to help athletes make successful transitions and continue to thrive after their playing career. Aidan brings an honest account of his water polo career and the challenges he has faced while Ros shares how the AIS supports athletes in making transitions. You can visit the AIS website and AIS Instagram account to learn more and to connect with the updates of our Australian athletes.
January 26, 2021
37. Moving forward from 2020 and New Year reflections with Dan & Tyson
Last year was an incredible year, how are you feeling for 2021? This is the main question that Dan and Tyson unpack in this episode. They share their perspectives on the challenges they faced in 2020 and discuss thoughts and strategies on setting goals, habits and developing behaviours for 2021. Arrive & Thrive would also like to wish our community all the best in 2021 and hope you too are excited to see what this year brings. 
January 19, 2021
36. Social entrepreneurship, intuition & leaving the corporate world with Sakshi Takur - Co-Founder of Humanism Global
Have you ever felt that your career path was perhaps not aligned with who you wanted to become? Sakshi Thakur knew that the corporate world was not something she wanted to pursue long term. Through exploring her intuition, values and personal challenges, she found a new path that involves serving others and contributing to something more than just the bottom line. Sakshi is the CEO & Co-Founder of Humanism Global a social enterprise which is on a mission to help end global poverty, one job at a time. Her story is fascinating, and we know it is the perfect episode to end the year. You can check them out here and see her personal and company updates on LinkedIn and Instagram.
December 22, 2020
35. The journey of becoming a lawyer and understanding the legal industry with Luci Kjar-Cruttenden - Solicitor
Law degrees and pathways are some of the most popular among young people. In this episode we speak with Luci Kjar-Cruttenden, a commercial lawyer, working for a large law firm in Melbourne, Australia. She shares her journey of University, Gap Years and the graduate program she completed to become the Solicitor she is today. This episode is perfect for any student considering studying law or wanting to have a career in the legal space. 
December 15, 2020
34. Leaving a legacy through sheer will and resilience with Amber Truong - International Student, Leader and Undergraduate Engineer.
Amber Truong is an inspiring international student, undergraduate engineer and student club president who has a story that is worth tuning into. Amber shares her educational journey and critical moments in her life that have produced the individual she is today. We believe her insights are appropriate for any tertiary student who is making a transition from student to professional. You can follow her updates on LinkedIn and continue to watch her journey unfold.
December 08, 2020
33. Finding your calling with Nick Perry - Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Men’s Work Facilitator
Nick Perry is a Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Men’s Work Facilitator and founder of Rhythm Health. In this episode, we chat about the importance of pursuing your calling and how we as humans find it hard to connect to our core needs and embrace vulnerability. Nick sheds light from his own stories of pursuing his purpose as a young man, his travels around Australia and the importance of having a spiritual connection with oneself. You can follow Nicks updates through his Instagram and explore his programs and offerings on his website.
December 01, 2020
32. Becoming a comedian, juggling multiple roles and chasing your dreams with Annie Louey - Comedian, radio host, actor and celebrant
Think you have what it takes to be a stand-up comedian? In this episode, we interview Annie Louey, a Melbourne based comedian, radio host, actor and celebrant and discuss her journey in comedy and performing arts. We unpack her career of morning radio, and what she learnt in completing over 150 comedy shows in a year! We discover the many skills and mindsets that Annie refers to are not just for comedians and performing artists, but relevant across the board in any industry. You can follow Annie’s hilarious updates on Instagram and her website. She also refers to her current digital show, Annie Louey's Big Break
November 24, 2020
31. Angela Millar Recruitment, job applications and how to win over a hiring manager. Angela Millar - HR & Recruitment Specialist - Career Coach and Founder of The Talent Mill
How do you engage with recruiters and win over a hiring manager? We sit down with Angela Millar, a Career Coach and HR/Recruitment Specialist who founded The Talent Mill. In this episode, Ange shares her own career journey while explaining tips and tricks to ensure your application and networking efforts get seen by the hiring manager and recruiter. She is honest and incredibly insightful, busting myths and sharing valuable industry insights. She brings a fresh and a new-age approach, to which you can follow her updates at The Talent Mill on all socials and follow Ange personally on her LinkedIn.
November 17, 2020
30. Working from Home & Mindfulness with Ray Good (2.0) - Mental Fitness, Resilience & Mindfulness Corporate Facilitator at The Good Place
Ray Good from The Good Place is back! This time with even more valuable insights. In this episode, we talk about everything from creating habits of meditation, taking control of your inbox and managing the balance of working from home. Ray even delivers TWO LIVE mindfulness exercises on both Dan and Tyson. Ray shares some incredible little hacks to take your daily stress levels and defuse them, all while bringing his cool and calm approach, to which we know you are going to love! Remember to check out his website, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to get The Good Place in your workplace. If you like what you hear, leave a review and share with someone who you think needs these techniques to better self manage for the times ahead.
November 10, 2020
29. Impact entrepreneurship and the power of skill-based volunteering with Matthew Boyd - Co-Founder & CEO of Vollie
With many people looking for ways to help and volunteer in this current climate Vollie presents a solution for skills-based volunteering and something you can do from your own home! In this episode, we speak with Matthew Boyd the Co-Founder and CEO of Vollie, an online skills-based volunteer platform. We talk about the importance of volunteering and the process of taking a business from a startup to a scale-up and making sure you look after your self in the process. You can see his updates on LinkedIn and follow Vollie and their projects to get involved.
October 27, 2020
28. Leading with purpose, running a charity and developing a meaningful career with Erin Faehrmann - Chief Executive at Youth Opportunities.
In this episode, we speak with Erin Faehrmann, Chief Executive at Youth Opportunities. Erin has had a purpose lead and diverse career with over 11 roles within one company! She is a burst of positivity as we unpack her career story, the challenges that youth face in South Australia and nationally, while also exploring education curriculum and positive psychology. She shares her values and an education framework for better decision making. We loved her insights, and we know you will too. You can follow her updates on LinkedIn and visit the Youth Opportunities website to see the fantastic work that they do!
October 13, 2020
27. Studying medicine and navigating the application process with Sophie Day - Deakin Medical Student & Ceramicist
Ever thought about studying Medicine at the postgraduate level and what it takes to be a doctor here in Australia? In this episode, we speak with Sophie Day a Medical Student at Deakin University halfway through her Doctorate of Medicine. We talk to her about the application process and life as a med student. We hope you enjoy the episode. Soph also mentions a few resources including Paging Doctor. We highly recommend this episode for anyone who is thinking of studying medicine or parents and educators who would like to learn more about the gruelling process.
September 29, 2020
26. The importance of foundations when job-hunting with Dan & Tyson
In this episode, Dan and Tyson unpack the foundations that affect your Job Search. They talk about their own experiences and share insights around, keeping it positive through a stressful period of applying for roles. Remember listeners, please reach out to if you need support with your current career transition or have found yourself out of work. We want to make sure that everyone in our community feels supported and has the appropriate resources available to them to turn their situation around.
September 15, 2020
25. Understanding options after high school and supporting student career decisions with Will Stubley - Co-Founder of Year13 & CEO
The future for young people is bright, according to Will Stubley, the Co-founder and CEO of Year13. In this episode, Will shares his thoughts and the work that Year13 are doing to help young people across Australia develop and grow while finding meaningful employment and education in the process. Will originally went to uni to study engineering but soon realised his passion for helping young people was far stronger, with the support of his mate Saxon Phillips they set out on a journey to create and develop Year13. Year13 do some amazing work and have a lot of resources for young people who are in their ‘post-education transition management (as Will puts it). You can find links to their Future Work Expo and Career Resources here. You can also follow the updates from Will and Saxon on Linkedin.
September 01, 2020
24. Innovative education and developing youth employment strategies with Michael Lim - Manager at YLab Global
Michael Lim grew up in Melbourne’s West, a region of Victoria where youth unemployment is at its highest in Victoria. He still resides in the west and works at YLab, a social enterprise through FYA. His work focusses on employment and education policy for youth. He shares his own experiences growing up on the west side of Melbourne and takes us on a journey, exploring the traditional education system where he was and I quote,  “a shit student but a fantastic learner” and also unpacks how as a society we can better support youth in vulnerable communities.  You can check out the fantastic work that he does at YLab Global and follow his updates on LinkedIn.
August 18, 2020
23. Understanding social entrepreneurship and young people with Nathaniel Diong - Founder of Future Minds Network
At a young age, social entrepreneurship fascinated Nathaniel Diong, even though he didn't know it at the time. While other kids were focussed on Pokemon cards he was thinking about the suffering that other young people were dealing with around the globe. This is how the Future Minds Network was born. Our conversation focusses on topics like traditional schooling, the concerns of young people and the importance of social entrepreneurs in shaping the future. You can follow Nathaniel's updates on LinkedIn and visit the Future Minds Network Facebook page for more information.
August 04, 2020
22. What recruiters look for in graduates when it comes to interviews, assessment centres and start ups with Camilla Clarke - Country Manager at Give a Grad a Go
Landing a graduate role and speaking with recruiters can be very intimidating and damn right scary! In this episode, we break it down with Camilla Clarke from Give a Grad a Go on the essential things graduates need to think about when landing that new role. Our chat takes many twists and turns and covers a lot of ground. Of course, we recommend the whole episode, but you can focus on entrepreneurial skills and landing a role in a start-up for the first 30mins, and after this, our focus turns to assessment centres and interviews. Camilla shares some amazing insights and stories on navigating this whole process. You can see the current roles listed by Give a Grad A Go here and connect with Camilla on LinkedIn. Give a Grad a Go has also released career focussed webinars which you can access here  Hope you enjoy the episode! 
July 21, 2020
21. Washing the clothes of the homeless and winning young Australian of the Year with Lucas Patchett - Co-Founder Orange Sky - 2016 Young Australian of the Year
Orange Sky Australia is the world’s first free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness – an idea founded in a Brisbane garage by two 20-year-old mates, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett. Lucas joins us on the show where we explore the story behind Orange Sky and how the business grew and continues to impact and support communities in need. Lucas shares what he has learnt and the importance of ‘figuring it out on the fly’ in business. You can follow Orange Sky at and follow their updates on all major social media channels and support their journey by making a donation or sponsoring a wash for someone in need.
July 07, 2020
20. Follow your career intuition and develop a hunger for learning with Megan Garrett - Research Professional Development Officer - Career Enthusiast & Self Proclaimed Painter
Megan Garrett is a Research Professional Development Officer at Victoria University, qualified Career Counsellor, Career Enthusiast and Self Proclaimed Painter. In this episode, we explore the importance of following and developing your career intuition and embracing continuous learning. She is a prime example of the importance of following your intuition and bringing honesty and authenticity to every conversation. Megan has had a career that had never involved ‘career planning’ and has always adapter to whatever life has thrown at her. She is a prime example of the importance of following your intuition and bringing honesty and authenticity to every conversation. 
June 23, 2020
19. Working in a NFP, developing a personal purpose and helping veterans transition with Jasmine Cooper Sutton - Director for Defence Members and their Families at Prince's Trust Australia
Transitions can be a very difficult thing and something that needs to be navigated with community support. In this episode we speak with Jasmine Cooper Sutton, she is the Director for Defence Members and Their Families at Prince’s Trust Australia (PTA). We discuss the work PTA does and how Jasmine developed her career in the NFP space. She shares her story and insights from her involvement in university clubs to her travel experience and how this shaped her life and career now. We highly recommend this episode for anyone thinking about a career in a for-purpose organisation, charity or NFP. You can follow her updates on LinkedIn and see the amazing work that Prince's Trust Australia is involved in.
June 09, 2020
18. Completing a PHD and gaining entry into graduate programs with Ravini Abey - PHD Student - Psychological Scientist - Victorian Student of the Year 2019
Ravini Abey is a PhD student, an active volunteer and was awarded the Victorian Student of the Year in 2019. In the episode, we chat with Ravini around starting a PhD and gaining access to Graduate Programs in areas beyond an individual's focussed study area. Rav speaks about the importance of finding the right supervisor when studying a PhD and developing habits that support your study and career development. You can follow her updates and insights on LinkedIn.
May 26, 2020
Welcome to the special edition of the Arrive & Thrive Podcast for National Careers Week. Each day Dan and Tyson hit record and celebrate National Careers Week by covering a topic that is relevant for today's career focussed individual. Each chat is around 15 minutes to give you that daily dose of career development in a relaxed personal way.  In this episode, we talk about the importance of having fun at work and share our own experience on how to get out of the rut and spark more fun in your team and work-life. 
May 22, 2020
Welcome to the special edition of the Arrive & Thrive Podcast for National Careers Week. Each day Dan and Tyson hit record and celebrate National Careers Week by covering a topic that is relevant for today's career focussed individual. Each chat is around 15 minutes to give you that daily dose of career development in a relaxed personal way. In this episode, Dan and Ty discuss creating behaviours and habits to support the person that you want to become and the importance of finding a strategy that works for you. 
May 21, 2020
Welcome to the special edition of the Arrive & Thrive Podcast for National Careers Week. Each day Dan and Tyson hit record and celebrate National Careers Week by covering a topic that is relevant for today's career focussed individual. Each chat is around 15 minutes to give you that daily dose of career development in a relaxed personal way. In this episode they talk about managing your career at home and what you can do to begin the transition, prepare and research for further roles all from the comfort of your own home. They share personal experience, resources and advice to help you manage your career from the comfort of your home. 
May 20, 2020
Welcome to the special edition of the Arrive & Thrive Podcast for National Careers Week. Each day Dan and Tyson hit record and celebrate National Careers Week by covering a topic that is relevant for today's career focussed individual. Each chat is around 15 minutes to give you that daily dose of career development in a relaxed personal way.   In this episode, they talk about re-engaging your career after a long break. They discuss their views and personal experiences, in a bid to help others who may be going through this process now. 
May 19, 2020
17. Dealing with Worry & Uncertainty, Mental Health and refining your Coping Skills with Dr Casey Delmara - Founder of Mental Health Hacker - Speaker - Author & Mental Health Advocate
In this episode, we are joined by Dr Casey Delmara the founder of Mental Health Hacker, who takes us on a journey of epic proportions, sharing many different insights into coping skills and how to develop a positive Mental Health, while dealing with worry and uncertainty. Dr Casey has had an incredible career that continues to develop, she recently has launched her business Mental Health Hacker with a mission to empower individuals to take a proactive approach to mental health. She has developed some amazing resources and you can follow her updates on LinkedIn and Instagram. Remember to check out her Worry Less in Minutes and Discover Your Purpose playbooks that she mentions on the show and get in contact through her Facebook! 
May 12, 2020
16. Reflection, Human Potential and Meditation Practice with Kate McCready - Founder of Leading Beings - Coach & Vedic Meditation Teacher
In this episode, we speak to Kate McCready the Founder of Leading Beings about the importance of reflection, meditation practice and coaching to release human potential. Kate sheds further light on the importance of understanding your values and leaning into your emotions instead of compressing or pushing them away. We both found Kates insights informative, useful and appropriate for the current challenges our local, national and global community face. You can follow Kates updates on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. She also makes reference to the following authors Elizabeth Gilbert and Fred Kofman. 
April 28, 2020
15. It’s who you know. Developing an Authentic and Strategic Network with Janine Garner - Keynote Speaker - Author - Trainer - Transformational Leadership
Janine Garner is a thought leader in connection, strategic networking and transformational leadership. She has written three thought-provoking books, Me to We, It’s who you know and her latest which is due to come out this June, Be Brilliant. In this episode, Janine speaks about the importance of bringing your authentic self to all that you do, especially your career and breaks down the process of building a strategic network. You can follow her updates on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. Janine has also offered listeners an opportunity to be apart of her 12-week networking challenge! You can find more information at
April 14, 2020
14. Identifying your Purpose, Embracing Fear and Personal Development with Phil Heys - Sales - Tech Start Ups - Purpose Driven Work
In this episode we speak with Phil Heys, Phil is the Director of Sales working for an Australian tech start-up. An all-round amazing bloke, he's had a career that has transitioned and developed to align with his self-purpose and values. He shares his amazing insight into discovering your identity, embracing fear and investing in your own development to help others. You can follow Phil’s updates on LinkedIn and check out the amazing work that he is involved in with various networks, organisations and charities. Phil shares some of the resources that he tunes into including books by Brene Brown, Reid Hoffman and David Goggins. 
March 31, 2020
13. The Gift of LinkedIn with Karen Tisdell - LinkedIn Profile Writer - LinkedIn Corporate Trainer & Coach
In this episode, we explore the gift of LinkedIn with Karen Tisdell. Karen has been writing profiles and delivering training on how to best use LinkedIn for over 11 years, pretty much since the platform began! We speak to her about the power of the platform and how to make your profile stand out. To see her content, you can connect with her on LinkedIn. 
March 17, 2020
12. Chris Hope - Human Connection, Co-Founder of the 100 Coffee Movement
Chris Hope is the Co-Founder and Chief Barista of the 100 Coffee Movement. He believes in the power of human connection and the importance of developing a strong sense of belonging. The movement is on a mission to tackle social isolation and bring deeper social connections in the community. We love what Chris is doing and feel his insights and thoughts around social connection are vital to thrive in your life and career. You can check out Chris's Ted X talk as well as the 100 Coffee Movement and follow his updates on LinkedIn.
March 03, 2020
11. Alternative Pathways, Law School, Resilience & Developing a Growth Mindset With Claire Radbourne - CX Thought Leader - Public Speaker
To kick off 2020 we have the fantastic Claire Radbourne. In episode one, Claire shares her journey around coming to Australia from the UK at age 17, not feeling like the traditional school systems worked for her, to going through Law School at a TAFE and then University. She shares her insights on Growth Mindset, Resilience and Self Leadership. We found her perspective so refreshing. To see more of her amazing career so far, you can follow her updates on Instagram and LinkedIn.
February 19, 2020
10. Year in Review, Takeaways & Special Moments 2019
In this episode, Dan and Tyson break down their learnings from 2019 and reflect on the unique messages from individual guests and how Arrive & Thrive as a company has grown with the podcast. They talk about their challenges, special moments with guests. They also explore what they are looking forward to most in 2020.
December 18, 2019
9. Aligning Values to Career, Entrepreneurship & Empowering University Leaders with Josh Farr - Founder of Campus Consultancy - Facilitator - Lecturer in Social Enterprise
Josh Farr is a dynamo in every sense of the word. His training programs through Campus Consultancy are fast becoming a 'must-have' for every student club in the country and his ability to engage an audience both online and face to face is second to none. In this episode, Ty catches up with him and talks about the importance of living a life aligned to your values, developing a career you love while adding value to the people around you. You can follow Josh on LinkedIn and see more of what Josh does at Campus Consultancy. Some of the material that Josh referenced: Simon Sinek - Start with Why Start-Up Leadership Program 
December 10, 2019
8. Career Adaptability, Social Impact & Supporting Young People with Jan Owen - CEO of FYA - Social Entrepreneurship
In this episode we sit down with Jan Owen, CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). We discuss young people and the importance of young people developing career adaptability and the changing nature of work. Jan's time at FYA wraps up at the end of 2019, so we are very thankful she was able to have a chat with us!  You can follow Jan's updates on LinkedIn & Twitter. FYA is a for-purpose organisation, all about backing the next generation of young people who are going to rethink the world and create a better future. You can find out more about FYA at
December 05, 2019
7. Career Philosophy, Executive Coaching & Enablement with Dale Simpson - Executive Coach - Lecturer - Director of Career Development at Bravo
To all of our career counselling and coaching friends, this episode is for you. Dale Simpson is perhaps one of the most experienced career counsellor/coaches that we have come across. The relationship all started a few years ago when Dale took Tyson on as a placement student, the mentor relationship never stopped.  Dale is invovled in many different projects including  Lecturer at The Governance Institue of Australia and the Director of Career Development at Bravo who specialise in working with Directors, Executives and Leaders in how to effectively engage their career. You can follow Dale on LinkedIn and explore Bravo at
November 21, 2019
6. Resilience, Perspective & Reframing with Joel Sardi - Motivational Speaker
Joel is an Australian Army Veteran, Motivational Speaker and C5 Quadriplegic. Joel shares his story with both students and businesses, talking about the importance of perspective and resilience.  You can follow Joel on Instagram at joels.journey to see his incredible updates and visit to organise one of his amazing and thought-provoking presentations.
October 31, 2019
5. Overcoming Hardship, The Importance Of Community & Philanthropy With Rugare Gomo - High Performance Coach - Keynote Speaker - Philanthropist
Rugare Gomo is a high-performance coach, keynote speaker, philanthropist, international student alumni and Founder of the Gomo Foundation. In this episode, Rugare tells us his story of coming from Zimbabwe to complete high school and then his transition into a Law degree at University. Rugare has an incredible story faced with challenges, laughs and stories of community support from an incredible social network and the hardship that he overcame to build his life in Australia. You can follow Rugare's updates on LinkedIn and see the incredible work he does with the Gomo Foundation and his coaching business.
October 17, 2019
4. Shining Light On Millennials With Emily Jaksch - Keynote Speaker, Author, Educator & Millenial Leadership Coach
Emily specialises in all areas of Millenial Leadership, coaching organisations and educating people on workplace behaviours of Millenials. We take a deep dive into her research and explore Millenial behaviour and what young people can do to gain leadership experience to improve their career trajectory. We discuss topics like the growth mindset, failing fast and personal development. You can obtain her research and follow her insights at and LinkedIn.  We also make mention to the SCARF model by David Rock, which you can check out at Mindtools. 
September 11, 2019
3.5. Our Meditation Journey & Insights After The Chat With Ray Good
In this episode, we reflect on the last month of our meditation journey and what we have gained from our experiential learning exercise. We refer to the Insight Timer and the guided experience by Ray, which you can access on his website here. 
August 22, 2019
3. Meet Ray Good, Restaurateur and Top 100 DJ turned Mindfulness Facilitator & Meditation Teacher
In this episode, we speak with Ray Good who runs The Good Place. Ray has had an amazing career first as a Top 100 Dj (Sugarray), entrepreneur and now Mindfulness Facilitator & Meditation teacher. Ray helps individuals develop healthy mindfulness habits that help individuals build resilience and a sense of calm. We talk about mindfulness, the importance of this in your career, and how to begin your own mindfulness and meditation practice. You can follow Ray Good at, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.  
August 22, 2019
2.5. Angela Dressler Leaves Us Amazed & How She Inspired Us To Help Others
Dan and I reflect on our conversation with Angela Dressler and the major takeouts for both ourselves and our listeners, focussing on the importance of reflection. 
August 08, 2019
2. Understanding Self & Developing Your Vision with Angela Dressler - Career Development Lecturer
In this episode, we interview Angela Dressler, who has been a leader in the Career Development space in the University sector. Ange was also our lecturer at university and was the first significant influence for us on the world of career development. We discuss many career elements such as developing a personal vision, understanding self and creating a value set. You can follow Angela Dressler on LinkedIn for all of her updates. 
August 08, 2019
1. The Why Behind Arrive &Thrive, Our Story To Date
In this episode we talk about our own stories and provide an overview of why we decided to start Arrive & Thrive. We unpack our own career story to date and what listeners can expect form our podcast. 
July 16, 2019