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Andrew Shaw Speaks On How To Harness Gratitude and Good Energy for Success

Season 1, Ep. 105

My guest today, a mate, Andrew Shaw, is a seasoned creative producer and a strong storyteller with over 12 years of experience in the broadcast and digital space. He started his career as an assistant director on the world-famous Australian soap Home & Away, directing background extras in scenes and keeping the set running smoothly and on time. The most transformative years of his early career were at Nickelodeon, where he produced and directed local scripted and reality television series and promos. In 2016, he immigrated to the USA and worked on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and Red Table Talk. He is now the Supervising Digital Producer for the Kelly Clarkson Show.


In this episode, Andrew shares his transformational journey into the entertainment industry as a producer, how he made the move to the USA and landed his dream job at the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and what helped him grow quickly in his career. He also talks about the power of working hard, providing solutions and good relations in your career growth, and practicing gratitude in your life. Tune in to learn more!


Topics we cover and where to find them:


  • [00:00] Intro
  • [03:02] The power of being a great human who gets along with people
  • [05:58] The things that made Andrew to get into the entertainment industry as a producer
  • [09:35] How Andrew started his career in the entertainment industry
  • [11:20] The things that helped Andrew grow quickly in his career
  • [16:53] The power of working hard, providing solutions, and great relations in your career growth
  • [19:28] The importance of practicing gratitude in your life
  • [22:20] How Andrew got into the Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • [29:14] The role that Andrew played as a producer of the Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • [33:00] How Andrew landed his role in the Red Table Talk
  • [39:29] The secret to life that I got from a mentor
  • [42:13] Setting up your success in life
  • [46:58] The best thing about working with Kelly Clarkson



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Episode resources:


Website: https://www.getandrewshaw.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andyshawpants/?img_index=1

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewshawsyd/


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