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Pasifika Success

Hear stories from successful Pasifika people across the globe (the good, bad and ugly) so that our listeners can listen, learn and be inspired to live their best lives too. Pasifika people have much to contribute to the world – if you’re needing some inspiration to get to that next level in life, TUNE IN.

The Global Pasifika Success Intro Show

Andrew overviews the podcast – the who, why, what, when, where and how.

John Tapu: Kava Bowl Media Founder

John explains how he went from CSR to CEO – phones to founder.

Assoc Prof Damon Salesa: Pacific Scholar

The Pacific’s first Rhodes Scholar, and PVC Pasifika drops in to talanoa.

Viliami Tuivai: “Coach V” From Cali

Success coach, keynote speaker, author & Hollywood radio show host.

Heilala Tabete: Law Firm Director

Heilala was born in Fiji, raised in England, Fiji & NZ & now owns a firm.

Apollo ‘the Terminator’ Perelini

Rugby/League heavy hitter now making waves in biz in Dubai.

Wayne Henry: Wayne Henry Mortgages

Cook Islander Wayne went from factory to entrepreneur.

Leilehua Fa’onevai: Native Title Lawyer

Native Title Lawyer, Kava Cultivator and Community Advocate.

Joey “Q” Quenga: Island Block Radio Host

Guam’s Q is a community advocate and radio show host in California.

Lisa Tai: Associate Director – Deloitte Nz

Lisa is from Rotuma & is now leading Pasifika strategy at Deloitte.

David Solomona: NRL Wellbeing & Education

Kiwi international now helping current players in wellbeing & education.

Karena Lyons: VP & Director of Research East-West Center

A global success story – former diplomat, UN rep now in Hawaii.

Alex Fala: Rhodes Scholar & CEO

A Rhodes Scholar, and held top positions in global firms such as Vend, Les Mills, McKinseys.

Lukhan Salakaia-Loto: Australia/QLD Reds Rugby

Wallabies/QLD Reds Rugby rep whose passionate about family & community.

Rob Poleki: Inventor & Entrepreneur

From elected official to selling smart toilet seats: let’s go Washie!

Dr. Siautu Alefaio-Tugia: Psychologist & Academic

Dr Siautu Alefaio is a psychologist & academic whose bringing culture to her science.

Leilani Tamu: Manager, Pacific Policy

What hasn’t she done? A creative, columnist, manager, poet, mother and wife (amongst many things).

Lani Refiti: CEO IoTSec, Tech Expert

Emerging tech expert and CEO of IOTSec.

Steven Gillette: Co-Founder, Railway Track Services

Take a listen to Steven’s story of parental role-modelling, smart hustle, taking courage and the grace of God which has led him to provide for his family and set his own children up for their success.

Dr Michael Ligaliga: Associate Professor

Dr Michael was raised in an entrepreneurial family, and after school in NZ relocated to Samoa to work in the family funeral business.

Bernard Tuaimau: Entrepreneur, Community Leader

Be inspired by how Bernard has strategically built a multi-million dollar business, fostered community engagement and raised a family of 6.

Max Moala: Founder of Api Investments

Tune in to this episode as we dive into Max’s inspiring journey, his triumphs, and the invaluable insights he’s gained along the way.

Jennifer Samuta: Director & Migration Lawyer (Samuta McComber Lawyers)

Jennifer shares her inspiring journey from a remote island village in Fiji to becoming a successful lawyer and entrepreneur.

Deacon Manu: Former Fijian Captain; Educator & Consultant

A man who has played rugby at the highest level, Deacon is proof that diverse interests and pursuits provides a robust platform for success in all areas of life.

E26. Rama Chand: Director of Rugby Development (Georgia Rugby Union)

Rama was born in Fiji, raised in New Zealand and is currently the Director of Rugby Development at Georgia Rugby Union.

E27. Keven Mealamu (MNZM): All Blacks Legend; Entrepreneur; Community Leader

Keven is a former All Black captain and the third All Black centurion in history – a record that speaks to his physical, mental and spiritual fortitude.

E28. Kale Panoho: Entrepreneur

Kale Panoho is an award-winning entrepreneur with businesses based across LA, Amsterdam and Dunedin who has been shoulder tapped to consult for giants TikTok and Microsoft.