John Rock

As a child, John Rock spent hours tracing the outlines of exotically-named nations and dreaming of the adventures that lay in wait within their borders. He shaped his childhood fascination into an international career that has taken him to more than 145 countries around the globe.

In Paseando, John recounts the colorful characters and evocative locations of his global adventures with a keen eye for detail and provocative observations about the universalities and idiosyncrasies of the human condition. His thoughtful narrative weaves culture, travelogue, personal journey, and one manís wryly hilarious and often moving perspective into an utterly engaging tapestry.
Warren Lawrence

Worked at Qantas Airways Ltd (Flight Attendant, Senior Flight Attendant, Chief Flight Attendant.)Studied at Western Teachers' College Adelaide, South Australia Lives in Sydney, Australia
Ross Rahman

Lives in Singapore, world traveler A charismatic teacher, Ross introduced David Copperfield at Sydney University.



Paul Clitheroe

Paul Clitheroe is a founding director of Ipac securities one of Australia's leading financial planning firms. Paul and his partners founded Ipac in a one room serviced office in 1983 with an investment each of just $20,000 to start the business, sharing a desk, one phone, no secretary and no salary for the first two years.

Over two decades Ipac has grown significantly and now manages in excess of $7 billion with the partnership owning similar businesses in South-East Asia, South Africa and Dublin.

But outside of the financial services industry he is most widely known as the host of Channel Nine's Money Program and for his Money segments on A Current Affair. Since 1999 he has also been the chairman and chief commentator of Money Magazine.

Paul first appeared in the public eye on Sydney's 2BL as one of the early radio investment talk show hosts, and he still has a syndicated daily money tip heard on radio stations across Australia.

Making Money, his weekly newspaper column, appears in 60 regional newspapers. He also writes a column for the Sunday Telegraph, and has published several books. Paul's books have sold over 600,000 copies, a rare achievement for an Australian non-fiction author.

Paul has been a media commentator and conference speaker for more than fifteen years, and is regarded as the leading expert in the field of personal investment strategies and advice.

As a keynote presenter when Paul Clitheroe speaks audiences listen and act because he has the knack of being able to use simple language to explain complex information.

His continuing and widespread presence in the industry and surrounding media has now seen Paul appear in Money Management's most influential list

DUNCAN ARMSTRONG

Success is a process. You learn how to achieve - and then make it happen." Duncan Armstrong approaches everything with the same zestful attitude - the very one that helped him win gold at the Seoul Olympics and has inspired countless others to achieve their highest corporate and personal goals.

Raised in the Central Queensland town of Rockhampton, Duncan Armstrong rose to national and international fame at the Seoul Olympics in 1988 when he broke the world record to win the Gold medal in the 200 metres freestyle. Duncan formed a winning relationship with madcap coach Laurie Lawrence which spanned 10 years, collecting Gold at the Commonwealth Games, Pan Pacific Championships and numerous national and international. Competitions.

During his career Duncan also won a host of honours out of the water, including Young Australian of the Year and an Order of Australia Medal. After representing Australia at two Olympic Games, Duncan retired from the pool in 1993 to pursue a career in media and corporate coaching. Duncan is currently contracted with Fox Sports and presents all their swimming coverage, as well as hosts Fox Sports Central on Sundays. Athens 2004 was Duncan's third olympics as a commentator, where he brought all the action from poolside with Radio 2GB.

Duncan has had the pleasure of working alongside some of Australia's biggest corporations to motivate their staff and clients, using tailored seminars in leadership, success, embracing change, teamwork and more. Using all the tools he employed in his march towards Olympic Gold, Duncan provides a detailed roadmap designed to motivate your staff for better results.

JANINE ALLIS

Janine Allis is the Founder and Managing Director of the hugely successful Boost Juice Franchise. She is also the most successful businesswoman of her generation and she is the highest ranking female on BRW magazine's Young Rich list.

Looking for alternatives to junk food snacks, working mother of three Janine Allis hit on the idea of setting up 'Boost Juice', a fresh juice bar. With no business qualifications she set up her first store in Adelaide in May 2000. Janine believed that with a positive approach, anything was possible.

Today the company has a network of 155 stores throughout Australia and New Zealand, with around 80 percent of stores owned by franchise partners. Janine adopted a franchising strategy to aid the company's expansion, an increasingly popular option within the small business sector.

Twenty per cent of Boost Juice stores remain company-owned. "The reason we went down the franchising path was that "We needed great people who believed in the concept to run the stores. That meant ownership."

In October 2004 Janine Allis was named Telstra Business Woman of the Year. The business was named Australia's Fastest Growing Franchise in BRW. Boost has approximately 2,000 employees and an estimated turnover of $75 million for 2004-2005. Janine's "can-do" attitude has been the key to Boost's success.

CALVIN MILROY

Calvin Milroy is a specialist in retail strategies and management. Calvin began his career as a creative director for an accredited advertising company, before accepting a managerial role for a leading Canadian retailer, developing and conducting training programs in merchandising, visual display, customer psychology, professional selling and retail management.

After moving to Australia, he took on a position with the Retail Traders Association of Victoria for several years before starting up his own management consultancy. Over his career he has designed and led numerous retail study tours to the USA, Canada and Japan.

He has worked as a project manager and assessment consultant in the development of training processes for the Saudi Arabian government, as well as the development of a major merchandising program for the general managers of over 1,000 government department stores in Beijing, China.

He has worked with a wide range of companies including: Australia Post, Carlton United Breweries, Castrol Oil, Collins Booksellers, Kodak Australia, Bunnings, Telstra, The Nurserymanís Association and Universal Press to name a few.

His keynote and workshop topics include: Resilience in Management, Selling Strategies for Non Sales Professionals, Changing Your Store from a Maze to Amazing, Bottom Line Retailing and Corporate Psychology and How to Master It