Founder of Dreamers // Doers
Founder, EHR Concepts
In 1998 Richard Branson published his book “Losing My Virginity” and it happened to be the first book I ever read. It changed my life forever. For the first time in my life I realised that everyone has the potential to achieve, but only few are prepared to give what it takes to make it happen. I chose to be one of those, following Richards inspiring story.
In 2000 I opened my first business, and within 3 years had made my first million dollars. I was just 24 years old at this point, and my journey in business was well and truly started and continues to this very day – it is my passion, my love. And it all began from a book, written by an amazing man, Sir Richard Branson. I often wondered what it would be like to meet him.
In 2014 the opportunity arrived. I was invited along to visit Richards personal home on Necker Island by Billy and Fiona Chalk.
My experience there was surreal. Firstly, the physical beauty of the island can only be appreciated in person – it is beyond spectacular. And then there are the people, from the best hosts in the world, Bill and Fiona, through to the amazing Necker staff, the whole experience is by far the best thing I’ve ever done. It was so good I felt guilt my wife wasn’t there with me, and very quickly called her and promised I’d bring her there too!
To meet Richard in person was a wonderful experience, as was meeting the other attendees. The only part I didn’t enjoy was leaving – I could have stayed forever.
And finally, on the speedboat back to the airport I ended up chatting with one of the other attendees – what resulted was me bringing another brand to Australia that I am absolutely loving. I have also since sent a number of my friends along to Necker, and each of them have all had the same life changing experiences.
Thank you Billy and Fiona, and thank you Sir Richard Branson for being the catalyst for change that now sees me have a life I truly love – you are an inspiration for so many in our world!
CEO, Gallop Solutions Group
To be part of Change Makers Rule Breakers is a once in a life time opportunity for any entrepreneur who wishes to have an effect on the world and the future in a positive way. The inspiration that is created by prolonged exposure to so many great minds, whilst enjoying the pristine and dreamlike ambience of Necker Island, will last a life time.
If there is one thing in life that an entrepreneur with a vision for a better world should do before he dies, then that is to attend at least one Change Makers Rule Breakers event, whilst the opportunity is there.
Founder JGID, Australia
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San Francisco, California
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Washington DC, USA