I love listening to people’s life stories. Every one has the power to change and shape your own life for the better, this one is no exception.
Each Wednesday, join me, Peter Finn, managing director of FACE Contracting, as I navigate the ups and downs of the mining industry with forward-thinking professionals from all walks of life. If you’re involved in the mining industry in any way – whether you’re a lifer or a high-school student looking to make the leap – Full Production is the podcast for you.
Hugh Gallagher is the kind of guy who started working at 11 picking fruit. He went on to become a carpenter and building surveyor before becoming Chief Executive of the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry – a position he held for a whopping 27 years. You better believe he’s got some experience to share.
He’s also the kind of guy who loves a chat. As you’ll hear it’s one of his secrets of success. He’s all for the power of communication, and as he’s proven that opening yourself up for a simple chat and listening to other people can change your career, your life and your community for the better.
Here’s some of what we dig into in this chat:
- His journey from humble beginnings
- Why he’s always up for a conversation
- His passion for inspiring young people
- Insights into how a chamber of commerce works
- Bringing youth and experience together to make things happen
- How young people can make a real go of it, and examples
- Why it’s so important to look at the big picture
- Why we need to stop overthinking
- The importance of first impressions
- His top life philosophies (even one from Alan Bond. Yes, that Alan Bond)