Freedom Hunters

Suzanne Delahunty

Have you ever dreamed of packing in your job to pursue your dream career? Do you have a passion in life you want to follow? Freedom Hunters is about inspiring people who have escaped the rat race to pursue their dreams. Suzanne Delahunty, media lawyer turned writer, blogger, editor, stylist and podcaster, interviews fascinating people about where they started out, how they changed their careers and their lives and what success is for them now that they are doing what they love. read less

Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President
01-10-2019
Andy Griffiths: media lawyer to International Justice Mission Regional President
The world needs more people like Andy Griffiths. His work has taken him into brick kilns in India where he lead a team of freedom fighters rescuing people who had been subject to enforced slavery, and to the West Bank in Palestine where his organisation help run a program to create harmony and peace between Israelis and Palestinians through sport. But Andy started out his career in a very different way. Andy studied law and went on to become the Group Legal Director for ITV the UK’s biggest commercial TV broadcaster and production company. He went on to achieve what is the career pinnacle for any media lawyer, by becoming the General Counsel of the worlds largest independent TV production company, Endemol. But it was when he realised that the pursuit of profit was not fulfilling for him that he turned his attention to the not-for-profit sector. He talks about the challenges he faced in going from a successful corporate role as a lawyer to running an office in Chennai, India, for the International Justice Mission. We also talked about how to highlight the transferability of your skillset when you are looking to make any career change. But most inspiring of all, Andy shares some truly heart breaking stories about the people he and his teams have rescued from slavery and how those perpetrators of slavery and violence have been brought to account. Laureus  International Justice MissionSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Tash Sefton: Fashion Buyer & Manager to Entrepreneur
01-06-2019
Tash Sefton: Fashion Buyer & Manager to Entrepreneur
Anyone with a passing interest in fashion will have heard of Tash Sefton. She is one of Australia’s most successful fashion entrepreneurs. Tash started out her career in fashion manufacturing, and moved into a business role, overseeing production, manufacturing and buying for one of Australia’s biggest streetwear brands, General Pants. But it was when she started a blog called They All Hate Us with her friend and colleague, Elle Ferguson, that work and life changed for Tash. The runaway success of their website meant that she was able to leave her job behind and turn her website into a fully fledged fashion ecommerce business. From there she has gone on to co-host TV makeover show, Style Squad, create and se ll her artwork with her sister Hayley, and provide style consulting to corporates and private clients. With her huge following Tash has also been able to shine a light on causes close to her heart such as conscious consumerism and animal preservation. Tash talked to me about her career journey, which includes one of the funniest job resignation stories I’ve ever heard. She also tells it how it is to be a fashion entrepreneur: the hard work and long hours that go on behind the glamour of the Instagram grid, and how her approach to social media has completely changed as her career has developed.  Tash’s Personal Styling site: Where Did Your Style Go Tash and Hayley’s Art: Sefton & Segedin Tash works with the Taronga Conservation SocietySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.