I Have Two Passions: People and Business - Lincoln Pan [MBA ‘16]

September 18, 2018

Lincoln Pan is the CEO of LearnZillion, partner of Cinch Accountants & Advisers and co-founder of Mojo Property Group. He is also board member of many national Not-for-Profit organizations. His TEDx UWA seminar: Three Principles to Create Your Unshakeable Financial Future is among one of the highest rated seminars from TEDx participants. Lincoln holds an MBA from The University of Western Australia and Executive Education from Harvard Business School. Over the past 10 years, Lincoln has successfully consulted and coached over 1000 individuals and businesses across 7 countries. He helps both companies and individuals to cultivate a resilient financial structure, and empowers business owners and entrepreneurs to strategically align their passion with long-term financial sustainability. The experience he has gained from working as both a business owner and financial adviser have enabled him to unleash individual financial performance through innovative financial coaching, and authentic strategic interventions.


Stand Out from the Crowd and Accelerate Your Success with Shona Rowan [GradDipEd ‘06]

September 6, 2018

Peak Performance Consultant Shona Rowan [GradDipEd '06] shares some tips how to strengthen your personal brand.

Club Connect
Stand Out from the Crowd and Accelerate Your Success: Personal Branding, Impact and Visibility 
With Shona Rowan

No longer is hard work and intelligence enough to guarantee a successful career. The bar is now set so high that factors including personal impact, visibility and having a strong personal brand can often make the difference between us sinking and swimming.

This highly interactive workshop equips delegates with the tools and techniques needed to maximise their personal impact, stand out from the crowd and claim the success they deserve.

Purchase your ticket from http://universityclub.uwa.edu.au/events/club-connect-stand-out-from-the-crowd-and-accelerate-your-success-with-shona-rowan/

Objectives of the practical workshop:

  • Analyse and strengthen your personal brand: How do people see you?
  • Maximise your personal impact via your words, voice and body language
  • Increase your confidence and credibility in the way you communicate
  • Learn to play to your strengths and accentuate your uniqueness
  • Increase your visibility and sharpen your profile
  • Learn how to make a powerful and lasting impression on clients and colleagues
  • Develop an action plan to raise your profile and strengthen your personal impact over the next 6 months

Peak Performance in the Workplace
Shona is a trained psychologist, peak performance consultant and inspirational speaker.
Shona has spent the last 15 years working internationally with clients including Shell, DLA Piper, Citi Bank, Ashurst, Gold Fields, AIM WA, Conoco Phillips and Lockton to maximise potential and accelerate success.  For more information on Shona, please visit www.shonarowan.com


Great careers don’t just happen

September 5, 2018

In these times of evolving workplaces, you might not know what the future holds but you can set yourself up to make the most of it. Even when you have what takes to succeed, nothing beats great advice, insight and a helping hand. Your UWA pipeline gives you that.

Recorded at the Career Cafe for recent graduates on Tuesday 28 August, you'll hear from a career advice panel featuring some of Perth's most influential UWA graduates.


Megan McCracken

Owner & Principal Consultant

Pleiades Global 


Zarah Burgess

State Prosecutor

Officer of the Director of Public Prosecutions for WA


Pamela Magill

News Manager/Executive Producer Network 10


Christian Stanes

Managing Director

Peritas Group


Jack Wong

Graduate Analyst

MC Resources Australia



Chasing The NBA Dream - Ben Mallis [BCom ‘12]

August 28, 2018

Many people have given up on their dreams, but not Ben Mallis (BCom '12). Ben has chosen to pack his bags for Philadelphia to spend 12 months working as a sports journalist, covering NBA basketball. Listen and find out how Ben's passion comes from following dreams and pursuing a life, both personally and professionally, that chases them down.


Stop Craving Happiness - Iggy Tan [BSc ‘85]

August 21, 2018

While psychology was not part of his tertiary education, through personal experience with depression, Iggy has garnered a deep understanding of social psychology, the human condition and mental health. Over the last few years, Iggy created Happiness Sweeping®, a mind training technique that has helped many people dramatically improve their personal happiness and overall sense of well-being. Iggy coined the term ‘10/10 happiness’ meaning the ultimate state of inner peace, contentment, joy and bliss. Find out how Iggy is 10/10 through regular happiness sweeping and meditation.


Mr Tan is a highly experienced mining and chemical executive with a number of significant achievements in commercial mining projects such as capital raisings, funding, construction, start-ups and operations.  Mr Tan has been a Managing Director of a number of ASX-listed companies. Iggy Tan is a Rotarian and author of Ban the Performance Appraisal (2016) and Stop Craving Happiness (2018). Iggy also volunteers his time as a ‘happiness coach’, mentoring others in the art of happiness. Iggy holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern Cross, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Australia and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Do You Need A Career Coach? - Karen McLeod [BEd ‘83]

August 14, 2018

Have you ever thought about seeing a Career Coach? UWA Graduate and Career Coach Karen McLeod [BEd '83] has a passion for lifelong learning and helping support individuals reach career success. Karen will provide you inight into her career journey, and offers tips how to find the career that's right for you.


Karen McLeod is a highly skilled and qualified Career Coach with more than 13 years’ experience across a range of industries throughout WA.  After initial qualifications in educational psychology, Karen was successful in being selected for the Graduate Development Program run by the Office of Executive Personnel, a state government fast track program for outstanding graduates.  Karen worked at the Education, Police and Health departments in the human resources policy, equal employment opportunity, recruitment and selection, and research and statistics divisions.

After post-graduate qualifications as a Career Coach and Counsellor, Karen has worked in private practice as well as  representing companies from Perth, Melbourne and Sydney working with clientele from university graduates through to senior executive level in private enterprise, state and federal government and Not-For-Profit organisations. This includes all aspects of career transition, redundancy, counselling, management and coaching as well as presentation of workshops and seminars for up to 250 attendees.  Her significant experience includes providing individual support and group training during ongoing restructures and redundancy in both blue and white-collar industries.

If you would like to contact me for career coaching, counselling or advice, you are welcome to do so via email karen@whatnextcareercoaching.com.au

You are welcome to connect with me on LinkedIn, just send me a message to explain the connection https://www.linkedin.com/in/karenmcleodcareercoach


The Entrepreneurial Lawyer - Aaron McDonald [LLB ’07, LLM ‘16]

August 7, 2018

As Western Australia’s first Law School, UWA Law graduates, staff and students have achieved much.  Join Blackstone President Joshua Sanchez-Lawson and Aaron McDonald [LLB ’07, LLM ‘16] for an insightful discussion about the future of law, entrepreneurship and the impact Aaron is making in the community.

Be part of the Law School’s ongoing story at their 90th gala to celebrate the past, present and future on September 1st.


Aaron founded Pragma in 2014.

He is a graduate of the University of Western Australia.

He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2008 and in the High Court of Australia in 2009. He regularly appears as an advocate in all Courts and Tribunals.

Aaron completed his articles of clerkship with a commercial law firm before spending 5½ years at a major international law firm in its Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division. He was promoted to Senior Associate. During his time at that firm, he spent 18 months working in the firm’s Melbourne office.

Aaron has lectured to law and business students at tertiary level. He also gives presentations to members of the legal profession including most recently a presentation with the Chief Justice of Western Australia on best practice in mediation.

Aaron has graduated with a Masters of Laws from the University of Western Australia.  Aaron sits on the Courts Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia.

Aaron is a Committee member of The Piddington Society – an organisation which promotes access to justice and legal education.

In 2017, Aaron founded the Subiaco Community Legal Service. He sits on the Board as Chair.


Lecturer, AFL Scout and Human Rights Advocate - Liam Elphick [LLB. BA ‘16]

July 24, 2018

Join Harry Sanderson (Ignite Mentoring) for an inspiring interview with thought-leader and game-changer in the field of AFL scouting and Human Rights, Liam Elphick [LLB. BA '16]

BIO: Liam Elphick is a Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School. Liam graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts in 2016, and was then Associate to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Honourable Wayne Martin, before returning to UWA. Liam is an Equity and Diversity Advisor in the Law School, and also sits on the UWA LGBTIQA+ Working Group and the Pinnacle Foundation WA Regional Committee. He has published widely on anti-discrimination law, sports law and legal education, and has been interviewed regularly on issues relating to LGBTIQA+ anti-discrimination protections and religious freedom. Liam has also been an AFL Scout for the past decade, first at Sydney Swans and for the last 8 years at Port Adelaide.


Peacocks and Poetry with Dr Sanna Peden [BA(EuroSt) ‘04, PhD ‘12]

July 10, 2018

Are you where you need to be? Interviewed by Liberty Cramer [BA '15], Sanna Peden shares her experiences studying and working at UWA – and letting life take unexpected turns.

BIO: Sanna runs workshops and individual consultations on English language and study skills at UWA. She is a writer, performer, poet and unionist with a close to twenty-year history at UWA. Sanna’s first poetry collection, straight lines, will be published by Mulla Mulla Press in August.


Paralysed after an accident, Zac Leow [BSc ‘14, BSc(Hons) ‘15] kept on running

June 20, 2018

In 2013, a cycling incident left Zac Leow paralysed, later told he would be lucky to walk again.

Indomitable spirit drove Zac to finish a UWA Honours degree, take up a PhD and, in 2015, compete for Singapore in the ASEAN Para Games, winning silver in the 1500m and setting national records for the 400m, 800m and 1500m.