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Apr 12, 2019

Episode 3: Turning Adversity and Problems into Vision and Solutions with Tamika Smith


Tamika Smith

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Stellar's Podcast Series with Shaun McCambridge, Managing Director, is a podcast that aims to inspire growth and change the lives of its listeners. His new podcast season: Debunking your growth mindset, will hear great stories from inspirational figureheads and also psychologists, and experts on how to improve on ones mindset status quo.

Shaun McCambridge is the Managing Director of Stellar Recruitment, a devoted husband and father to four spritely children.


Turning adversity and problems into vision and solutions

Tamika is an inspirational individual and entrepreneur who has created two fast growing companies and is also driven by a strong purpose.  Despite challenges and trauma early in life she made the CHOICE to create a different future to what was playing out at the time.  On the show we cover the following:

  • How hurdles and adversity have been turned into opportunities including a bout of chronic fatigue
  • How she has used journaling and daily reflection to increase her consciousness about what’s working well, and what needs to be worked on
  • How she is shining a light on  woman globally and assisting with social housing initiatives
  • What attributes took her to become Metricon’s No 1 salesperson at a very young age
  • Moving her drivers from Fear to Love 
  • Advice for my young 9 year old daughter Sophie
  • How she has grown herself as a person
  • What daily habits she practices to get the most out of herself 


There is no surprise that Tamika became the Gold Coast Business Woman of the Year in 2017 and became a finalist in 2018 for the Australian Construction Awards  for “Women in Construction”.  Tamika is driven, inspirational and committed to leaving a positive legacy and I’m sure that she will continue to achieve great things in the future. 

Jump over to www.top100women.com.au and stay tuned to what Tamika & her team are building behind the scenes for Women & girls in what is known to be the largest male dominated sector in the World.

Where did your passion and your entrepreneurial drive and spirit come from?

A lot of it stems from early childhood trauma. At around 13 or 14 I was going through a lot of situations that a lot of people wouldn’t normally go through in their entire lives. I was faced with a lot of circumstances at a young age which meant I had to become quite decisive, I was also around people who didn’t step up to be accountable to situations that were around so very early on I had to make that decision that I was either going to be a product of excuses or make the decisions that people around me weren’t prepared to make.

I believe the more executives you meet or the more self-aware ones at least you realize that a lot of them are trying to create a world that they didn’t have, and that’s exactly what I set out to do.

What do you do on a regular basis to get the best out of yourself?

Last year when I was experiencing chronic fatigue, one of the best things I learned was meditation. I couldn’t control anything that was happening around me physically, so I really had to learn the art of letting go. And I think that’s imperative to anyone who is seeking success, to learn how to let go, every day. To be able to stay sane, to be able to be happy and to be able to live a life. Also exercise and eating clean and taking time out for yourself.  



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