Published on:

31st Jan 2023

6. How One Moment Can Change Your Whole Career / Brent Williams from Empower U

Brent Williams is the co-founder of Empower U, Australia's leading personal development and life skills program for young people. He is a legend and knows A LOT about how to engineer a fulfilling career.

We cover a lot in this episode including:

  • Brent's incredible story about being held at gunpoint at 18 years old and how it changed his life forever.
  • The journey he went on to starting Empower U - a personal development program for young people that has had over 30,000 graduates to date.
  • The skills that school are not covering but are important to learn.
  • Multipotentialites and how there isn't 'one' answer/job/career that you have to choose when you leave school.
  • The importance of facing challenges and getting uncomfortable.
  • Social media and how it impacts careers.
  • Toxic friendships and letting them go.

Videos we discuss in the ep:

Empower U details:


Unserious Career e-book and audio experience for school leavers / young people in the first 5 years of their career coming out Feb 15! Head to the website below to add your name to the list. Good things come to those on the list!




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About the Podcast

Unserious Careers
Stories / tips / tricks on how to get Unserious about your career when you leave school
Unserious Careers is the podcast for school leavers and early 20-something year old's. Listen to stories about gap years, travel and how to use living as the best way to not find yourself working in a job you hate. I'll share my stories and bring on fun guests to share theirs.


I'm Alana Kilmartin: a former wannabe-doctor and current snowboarder. I was labelled a nerd at school but I gained some extra cool points in my 20s (I think...or maybe I don't care). I realised sh*t had got way too serious in my career and that all the stuff I'd been told at school about work was way off. I'm now wildly passionate about entertaining with my stories, exposing career loopholes and inspiring young people to take gap years. Giddy up.

Tik Tok / Instagram: @unseriouscareers
Website: https://www.unseriouscareers.com/