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Jock Fairweather

Growing up, Jock Fairweather couldn’t decide whether he wanted to design women’s shoes or play rugby. Luckily, he was able to do both. After breaking his back playing rugby, Jock decided to pursue a career in Luxury Women’s Shoe Design. After 6 attempts, the London College of Fashion finally accepted him, and he flew over at the age of 17 and began his fashion journey.

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Jock Fairweather's Biography

Growing up, Jock Fairweather couldn’t decide whether he wanted to design women’s shoes or play rugby. Luckily, he was able to do both.

 

After breaking his back playing rugby, Jock decided to pursue a career in Luxury Women’s Shoe Design. After 6 attempts, the London College of Fashion finally accepted him, and he flew over at the age of 17 and began his fashion journey.

 

After a 3-year stint at the London college of Fashion, Jock released his first collection, as the youngest luxury women’s shoe designer in the world and the first ever from Australia. In one season, his designs featured in 25 stores and completely sold out.

 

Following this, Jock met with Swiss Private Equity group and soon after exited the majority of the company at age 21. From there the company drastically diminished in three seasons. Jock was shattered and his heart was not in it any more.

 

Believing that there was no longer any purpose to his fashion endeavour, he decided to return to his hometown and began using the skills he had learned to assist his friends in building their own businesses. Organically from there, the demand for such a service grew and in 2014, Jock created Little Tokyo Two, a co-working space designed to mentor and support entrepreneurs and business people.

 

Through this idea, Jock has successfully supported over 650 businesses, with over 60 of them growing from an idea to a high-growth company. As well as this, Little Tokyo Two has created over 450 jobs and grown to 7 spaces within 3 years of operation.

 

As a company, Little Tokyo Two has the highest impact and success ratio of any other competing operation in the world. Jock attributes this success to their mantra; do it through giving. The business is based on karma and support, with that in mind, they have built the most impactful community of entrepreneurs to create a one-for-one model with the developing world.

 

His current goal is to create a one-for-one partnership with the developing world, specifically South-East Asia – this was rated as one of the most innovative and achievable world changing ideas in the World Health Summit 2015.

 

Speaking Topics Include

Leadership - How do you lead not only a company but an entire State in the direction that it needs to go? Managing key stakeholders, manipulating, storytelling, strength and empathy must all be juggled at once.

 

The Entrepreneurial Mindset - Resilience and persistence are the only words that can describe a true entrepreneur, unfortunately neither can be taught. What can be taught are the key learnings, mistakes and skillsets that need to be developed for creating successful ventures.

 

Innovation - The funny thing is, the things you read in the news aren’t what is going to disrupt your company, the things you haven’t heard about will. Learn where to find the underground innovations and how you can stay ahead of the innovation curve with simple governance, strategy, internal change and investment.

 

Business development - The lifeblood of any company is the ability to sell its product or service. Sales is all about numbers, but what about the intangibles? Find out how Jock was able to create advocates around his companies and close 6 major enterprise customers without any marketing.

 

Block chain - The first of the final two waves to affect our generation, block chain will decentralise the world and give power to the people. So, are you going to try and control the people or empower them?

 

Management - How do you create leadership and responsibility up and down the chain, buy-in from all levels of the organisation are imperative to agility and longevity. Find out how unorthodox management styles are the way of the future.

 

Inspiration - Jock's story from success, to heartbreak and the reason he is so obsessed with impact.

 

Customer service - With the age of disruption, the only asset that is in your control are your employees and the way they interact with your current and potential customers. How do you juggle being an extreme customer service company with the priorities of profit?