Are you happy in your chosen career? Do you set yourself little checkpoints along the way where you re-assess where you’re at? Do you actually enjoy what you’re doing?
On a cold winter’s morning in Collingwood (Melbourne), I meet Ashleigh Hills, Tram Sessions GM, 123 Agency project manager and Woodlock acoustic/folk trio’s band manager for the first time. Originally from Dunedin, New Zealand, Ash arrived in Melbourne 7 years ago with no real concrete career plan and then stumbled across the Tram Sessions, a not-for-profit project that sees some of Australia’s most talented musicians perform live guerrilla concerts on Melbourne’s most popular method of transport, which is filmed and shared out to the masses.
Withwell over 3m views on YouTube, Tram Sessions boast a wealth of premiere established and emerging talent of the likes of Vance Joy, Gotye & The Basics, Aussie icon Paul Kelly, Alpine, Kingswood, Bonjah & many more. If you’re a person who craves discovering the wealth of new talent in the Australian music scene, then this YouTube channel is tailor-made for you!
Today’s chat about Tram Sessions, Woodlock, Ash’s journey of professional development through a range of 123 Agency music industry roles and Porch Sessions, felt hanging out with an old friend and a what wicked way to start the weekend early. It’s was so energizing to spend an hour or so with a like-minded soul who has built a lifestyle and career for herself pursing her passions and I thoroughly enjoy surrounding myself with people like this, because ultimately we only have one life and it’s a short one, so why shouldn’t you spend your working hours doing something you love?
After all, someone out there has to be successful, why shouldn’t it be you?
Let’s get into the podcast!
Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!).
Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!):
I recently wrapped my position as Social Media Lead for SapientNitro Australia, transforming the face of social media for a range of international brands including Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Peroni Italian Beer, Bulmers Original Cider & more, to focus on freelance clients and my own business, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!,a travel, entertainment & lifestyle brand, business, blog & podcast.
My portfolio from the past 12 months alone includes speaking at Social Media Week – Miami, case studies featured on both the Instagram and Twitter Global Business Blogs, APAC winner at the 2016 Facebook Awards, ShortyAwards finalist in NYC just last month & much more.
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