Ever wanted to work in the USA like me?
Last year I was in Los Angeles and the USA under the ESTA Visa Waiver Program for just under 3 months to explore what Los Angeles was like as a place to be based for work – to see if there was another side to the City of Angels away from the plastic fantastic and then based on these experiences, decide if I wished to pursue the O1 Visa as an option to work in the USA (also known as the O1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability Visa – yes, that’s what it’s called).
Now any Australian who has spent time in Los Angeles with a Green Card, E3 or O1 Visa will tell you that they have the best US Immigration Lawyer in the USA ever! And chances are that they might, but it’s not all cut & dried and there are some key things that you need to know before you go splash the cash on securing a lawyer in the hopes of chasing the American dream.
This week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! I chat with Los Angeles-based US International Business and Immigration lawyer, Andrea Szew, about:
- The 5 Must-Haves When Applying for a US Visa.
- How Trump’s administration is affecting foreign nationals’ ability to work in the US 1 year on since taking office and what you as an applicant needs to take into consideration.
- Andrea Szew’s life growing up in California, her time at UCLA and what inspired her to become a lawyer specializing in Immigration Law.
- Some of the iconic clients Andrea’s worked with including Hootsuite CEO, Ryan Holmes, Australia’s Thunder from Down Under in Las Vegas and much much more.
For context, Andrea and I met through the Aussies in LA / Australians in LA Facebook Pages, which is a wonderful community of Aussies and a super important resource for any Australian based in or seeking to be approved for a USA visa to work in Los Angeles.
And the good news is that there is SO much more to L.A. than the glitter, gloss and your name up in lights; countless hiking trails in the greater Los Angeles area, live comedy every night of the week, amazing Mexican food, a live music scene that makes your mouth water and I fell in love with the Sports Bar culture too. I’ve found the American people as a whole, from my previous holidays there and on this trip, to be so warm and welcoming, polite and giving. Plus if you need it, there’s this a super supportive community of expat Australians in both Los Angeles and New York City (should you need it) and a whole new country to explore. Loves it!
So if you an Australian businessman/women seeking to work in the USA or you have a friend who is… if you are award-winning digital media professional, an actor, musician, producer or entertainer who believes you have done the hard yards and have what it takes to make it in the USA, then this is the podcast for you!
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Craft Beer Podcast TV Feature: Pro surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian + Black Brewing Co launch Honest Ale.
DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #159 Honest Ale (Pro surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian + Black Brewing Co launch new craft beer).
Rad podcast chats!
Yesterday arvo I sat down with Pro Surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian at Hotel Ravesis in Bondi Beach to launch brand new Western Australian beer, Honest Ale, to the East Coast of Australia.
Honest Ale was born in the Margaret River region of Western Australia in May of 2017 and is the product of these three west oz natives in partnership with the crew at Black Brewing Co.
I actually grew up in Perth and every summer holidays we’d head down to the south coast of WA to Busselton (or Busso as the locals call it) in the Margaret River region and I have so many happy memories of that magical part of the world!
Inspiring chats as Taj, Jay and Dino share their earliest ever childhood memories, what the Honest Ale name means and what Black Brewing Co did to bring their dreams into reality and their advice for any one of you who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.
Super chats, super night out with the boys in Bondi Beach. Let’s get into it!
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Boom! Breaking News!!!! Hot off the press for our 150th episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast, we are excited to announce the release of a whiskey collaboration between Young Henrys Brewing & Distillery and Jameson Irish Whiskey!!!!! Excitement! 🍺🥃
Formed off the back of an ongoing relationship of mutual respect, Young Henrys took possession of a number of Jameson Irish Whiskey casks and brewed Craic & Barrel, an Irish Red Ale aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks last October. Following the brew, these 10 red ale soaked barrels were sent from Newtown (Sydney) across the ocean back to Midleton, Co. Cork (Ireland), where they were filled with delicious Jameson whiskey and today marks the release of that whiskey! Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition, the first Australian whiskey partnership for Jameson Caskmates and a limited edition.
In today’s episode, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet founder Dan Wilkinson catches up with Oscar McMahon of Young Henrys delve into how the collaboration came to be, the challenges that they met along the way making this whiskey, how they came to agree on a recipe, some of the highlights of the whiskey taste-testing trip to Ireland by the Young Henrys boys and much more.
Come get a taste of exciting things to come! Download this exclusive one-on-one with Oscar McMahon on the Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition release today!
To attend the launch of Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition:
- Melbourne – Wednesday October 4th. Leonard’s House of Love. 6pm.
- Sydney – Thursday October 5th. The Unicorn Hotel. 7:30pm.
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Touchdown Barcelona 🇪🇸 My 1st time in Barcelona ever and the weather is all Thunderbolts & Lightning ⚡⚡⛈⛈ But you can’t keep a good man down and I immediately decide to dedicate Day 1 in Barcelona to indoor sports – AKA delicious tapas & craft beer! 😃🍻✨
Flash forward 24 hours and I’m interviewing inspiring Tech Entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist and American founder of Barcelona’s largest craft beer brewery, Scott Vanover from Edge Brewing Co for the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly @iTunes entrepreneurship podcast and been invited to the launch party of the inaugural Mash Craft Beer Festival in Barcelona, a craft beer festival collaboration and creation by Edge Brewing, Garage Beer Co, Brewski.se + Whats Brewing craft beer festival in Norway 🇳🇴 Yas! Can’t wipe the smile off my face!
Super inspiring chats with Scott about setting up his first software company at age 16, ambition, the exploding Barcelona craft beer scene, the creation of Mash Craft Beer Festival and chasing your dreams!
Download our EXCLUSIVE Edge Brewing Co @craftbeerlovin’ episode of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with founder Scott Vanover below and check out all the kick-ass street art and beers from Mash Craft Beer Festival at Nau Bostik in Barcelona 🎙
P.s. Mad love to Robin Bardon + Jeremy Luz at Edge Brewing for making me feel so welcome, introducing me to Scott and invites to Mash Craft Beer Festival. What a time to be alive! 😃✨🍻🇪🇸 Salud!
P.P.s. Shoutouts to Cora, Michael, Bates + Miranda from Duration Brewing, Nikki and all those who made my first trip to Barcelona, one of the most amazing holidays that I’ve ever had! ❤✨ Happiness!
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Boom, Bash, Yeah! BRŁO Brewery, Berlin. LIVE craft beer podcast! 🇩🇪🍻✨
Berlin’s craft beer scene is alive and well! Last week on my very last day on German soil, I treated myself to one last craft beer and streetart walking tour around Berlin to sample some of this magical city’s delicious craft beers and take in the history of Berlin just one last time before jetting out to Australia.
My final stop for the day was BRŁO Brewery. Earlier in the week, I’d sampled their delicious Pale Ale on tap at St Oberholz in Rosenthaler Platz (the co-working space where Soundcloud made its first steps) and wanted to get a taste for the rest of their range.
Much to my delight, while the BRŁO founders weren’t on site, Devin Duffy Meade, self-confessed craft beer nerd, BRŁO’s sales & marketing dude and expert tour guide was in on his days off and I was like.. FUCK it! Let’s record a quick 26 minute podcast!
Kick-ass chats and if you’ve ever wanted to know more about Berlin’s craft beer scene then THIS is the place to wet your whistle! Oh, and we tell you the awesome story behind what BRŁO means too. Get amongst it!
Download our EXCLUSIVE BRŁO Brewery @craftbeerlovin’ episode of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! iTunes weekly entrepreneurship podcast with Devin Duffy Meade of BRŁO Brewery by clicking below
P.s. Mad love & shoutouts to bar guru Hannah Morrison at BRŁO for the beer flight, beer + food matching sample for the porter & take-aways… Can you believe Berlin Airport Security made me skull that BRŁO German IPA at the airport??!! 😃✨🍻🇩🇪
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co owner & founder, Ken Grossman, joins Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! | Innovation, Advanced Energy Tech, Sustainability & Business Leadership.
DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #167 Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co owner & founder) – Original Recast from 2017.
From little things, big things grow…
Inspiring founder & owner of Northern Californian brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, Ken Grossman, is a man of passion, determination and innovation.
From humble roots, as a small West Coast craft brewery with a goal to produce 2,000 hectolitres of beer a year, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co is now a bi-coastal North American business that champions innovation, advanced energy technology & sustainability, business leadership and is now brewing 1.7 million hectolitres of beer a year from their West Coast and East Coast breweries.
After learning to brew from the father of a close friend at a young age, Ken Grossman opened a homebrew supply store in downtown Chico, called The Home Brew Shop in 1976, before selling it in 1978, founding Sierra Nevada Brewing Co in 1979 and releasing their first batch of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co beer in 1980, which was an American Stout.
At the time, there was no such thing as small-scale or “micro” brewery equipment in the USA and it was way too expensive to import from countries like Germany, so everything required for the brewery had to be repurposed or custom built, with Grossman travelling all over California and Oregon in search of stainless still tanks/equipment and teaching himself refrigeration and welding, so that he could fashion the majority of the new brewery out of recycled dairy equipment.
In today’s inspiring chat, brought to you by @craftbeerlovin’ on Instagram and the team at Phoenix Beers, we explore vast-ranging topics including Ken Grossman as an individual, the explosion and evolution of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, his love of hiking, sailing, fishing and diving and how Sierra Nevada got its name (it’s not as 100% obvious as you think), Sierra Nevada’s partnership with monks in a small Northern California town – brewing a series of Ovila Abbey ales inspired by Belgian Trappist monks that helped raise millions of dollars for the monastery, the brewery’s approach to innovation including the installation of an array over 10,000 solar panels and fuel cells to reduce their environmental impact in 2007 to 2017, where the transition to gas turbines and introduction of Tesla Powerpack batteries now means that Sierra Nevada produce 80-90% of their own electricity onsite!
We chat about Ken’s first trip down to Australia for Good Beer Week 2017, the creation of Sierra Nevada’s Tropical Torpedo IPA, the introduction of their 2nd brewery on the east coast in the mountains of North Carolina to reduce shipping impact and the greenfield site, which enabled Sierra Nevada to minimise the impact in its construction and design, the process that the 5-10 new small batch Sierra Nevada beers brewed every single week have to go through to become part of the core range of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co beers and a teaser of the latest beers that are soon to be joining the Sierra Nevada family including goses, sours & more!
A wonderful journey and inspirational tale of a man who has pursued his passions tenaciously and evolution from one of the smallest of businesses in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges to one of the largest, most successful craft beer breweries in America!
Let’s get into it!
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I moved to Bondi Beach late last year after falling in love with the Sydney Eastern Suburbs beach lifestyle and I made a decision to stay.
One of the attractions of Bondi Beach for me is not only that I now live 5 minutes walk from Bondi Beach, with spectacular coastal walks and lunchtime swims part of my regular routine, but I have become friends with and have access to a wealth of like-minded, ambitious, progressive and creative individuals that work and reside in this beautiful suburb of Sydney.
So many in this local global beachside community possess a mentality that encompasses an understanding that 9-5 is a primitive way to exist and there is another way to achieve success, whilst living life to the fullest! (as we speak I am sitting here at the home office in my board shorts having started my working week at midday on a Monday).
One of those inspiring peeps in my life is the human embodiment of the word ‘community’ and the creator/owner of Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint, Tony Gosden. Hailing from a music industry background as a promoter and band manager, Tony created Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint as a salute to the rock’n’roll lifestyle, with a diverse mix of platinum records, graffiti/local art, march and books hanging on the walls of this Glenayr Avenue restaurant, Young Henrys beer on tap, a mouth-watering menu of burgers named after indie Australian bands and awesome tunes cranked all day while you eat, drink and be merry.
In today’s show, we chat about founding your own business and the values that you bring to your business as an individual, Tony’s background in the music industry and the stories behind the array of band-inspired burgers including the Classic Cog, Trippin’ Seahorse (my fave), Lost Valentino, Just a Jezabel and Johnny Collide, why Tony moved to Bondi 20 years ago and never left, his sense of community and partnering with local Sydney businesses like Young Henrys and Field To Fork to ensure we can all thrive and grow together and much, much more.
And if this alone isn’t enough to entice you to get inside the mind of this successful Aussie businessman and to download this chat, then try this on for size… Bondi Tony’s Burger Joint is the most ordered food in Australia on app/website Deliveroo! Get it in your mouth and get it in your ears!
Let’s get into it!
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