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So far Nick Bendel has created 301 blog entries.

A very good talker, a very good listener

By |2022-12-03T09:29:38+11:00December 2nd, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

Luke Hannan, the 289th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, comes alive when he appears on stage. Luke is a professional MC, as well as a roundtable moderator and public speaking coach, who hosts corporate events in front of hundreds of people. Part of why Luke loves his job so [...]

The power of mindset

By |2022-11-26T10:14:38+11:00November 25th, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

Paul Rose recently endured a horrific medical saga that ended up having a surprisingly happy ending. Paul, the 288th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year. During the surgery, the assistant surgeon noticed a lump on Paul’s leg and advised him to get it [...]

A true leader

By |2022-11-17T15:51:27+11:00November 15th, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

Many of us talk wistfully about how the world would be a better place if only this or that was different – and then do nothing to bring about the change we seek. Yatha Jain, by contrast, is one of a small minority who actually takes action. Yatha, the 286th person I've met on my quest [...]

The ideas and the execution

By |2022-11-15T06:50:00+11:00November 10th, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

Tara Hannon, the 284th person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, is a force of nature. Tara is a big-picture thinker with an incredible ability to generate ideas and connect dots.  At the same time, she’s wonderfully ebullient and irreverent – the only thing she does more enthusiastically than brainstorming is [...]

Learning about others, and herself

By |2022-11-10T10:05:35+11:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

Have you ever gone on a date and wondered why the other person hasn’t contacted you? Or been in a relationship and wondered why your partner would be so hurtful? These sorts of scenarios fascinate Carol Yan, the 283rd person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers. Carol is a relationship coach [...]

Accidents happen

By |2022-11-08T15:25:10+11:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

If you ever hurt yourself on holiday, do yourself a favour and call Victoria Roy. Victoria, the 282nd person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers, specialises in a niche area of the law – the intersection of personal injury and travel. She represents travellers bringing injury compensation claims following cruise ship [...]

Valuable work, enjoyable work

By |2022-11-02T16:45:05+11:00November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Lunches|

Mondays and Fridays are all the same for Michael Haynes, the 281st person I've met on my quest to have lunch with 500 strangers. That’s because Michael has built a thriving consulting business, which means he gets to choose his projects and control his schedule. So work is a pleasure rather than a chore. Michael had [...]

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