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Fireside Chat with Father Bob Maguire


June 11


09:30 am - 12:30 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fireside-chat-with-father-bob-maguire-tickets-156447479623


Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/coraggio-29244076537

Bourke Street

Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Fireside Chat with Father Bob Maguire

Father Bob Maguire is a man of passion, creativity and humour; he is part Billy Connolly, part angry Old Testament prophet and part compassionate Mother Theresa.

Coraggio is delighted to extend you a complimentary invitation to join us as our guest and hear firsthand how we can expand and future proof your business, followed by a personal session with Father Bob Maguire.

Coraggio’s CEO, Richard Skarzynski will open the session discussing how being part of a Coraggio peer-to-peer Advisory Board provides a sustainable solution to navigate your business effectively throughout 2021 and beyond. Followed by a fireside chat with Father Bob Maguire.

About Father Bob Maguire

Australian Roman Catholic priest

Father Bob Maguire joined the parish in St Peters and Paul in South Melbourne. He thought he had entered the badlands, a place where refugees from life were gathering. Housing commission flats brought new cohort to the place, the South Melbourne Football Club was falling out of favour and the collapse of the Westbridge a few years earlier set a pall over the people which would continue for a generation. He knew he had his work cut out for him – just the place for an enterprising priest.

Shortly after he discovered this was a community, in the real sense of the word. This became his home, physically, spiritually and socially. It was here that the seeds of the Father Bob Maguire Foundation were sown, which would flourish for more than 30 years.

Rather than Minister to the community, the reverse was true. They showed Father Bob the way. They revealed their humility which was, thankfully, tempered by liberal doses of scepticism; however they loved one another and cared for each other in a way that still leaves Bob breathless.

The Foundation is a repository of ideas in action. It brings various community investments under one umbrella, and it offers sustainability and vision for the future. They offer an outreach program, street based community meals, education program, community pantry, advocacy service and social inclusion programs, all of which bring dignity, respect and possibility to people, irrespective of what brings them to our door.

It is Father Bob’s belief that the Foundation will continue to grow and be a loud and passionate advocate for the voiceless and the forgotten.

About Richard Skarzynski

Chief Executive Officer, Coraggio

Richard is a leader committed to delivering significant value, enabling business owners and entrepreneurs to future proof their business. He has been a Chair of Coraggio for more than six years and the CEO since 2017.

What is Coraggio?

Coraggio brings together Australian private business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs in a secure and confidential boardroom environment to challenge assumptions, discuss new ideas, discover next steps and share concerns with neutral parties committed and accountable to one another.

Coraggio Members gather at their monthly Advisory Board and collectively with their fellow group of peer members from diverse industry sectors, work with their Chair, a lawyer, and an accountant to tangibly drive success and future proof their business.


Date: Friday 11 June 2021

Venue: Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Arrive: 9:00AM (9:30AM start) to 12:30PM

Morning tea will be served at 11:00AM. Food and beverages are individually packaged, and all guidelines and physical distancing measures are followed as per Government regulations.

Pre-meeting requirements

Registration does not guarantee a place at this event. Seating to this complimentary session is limited and aimed specifically at established business owners, industry leaders and entrepreneurs. Following your registration, you will be contacted by Louise McKeon from Coraggio’s Advisory Team.

Who should attend?

Businesses turning over a minimum of $500K.

Established business owners, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Businesses seeking to scale or sell.

To find out more please call Vivian Kooyman on 0402 421 648 or email vivian@coraggio.com.au

RSVP by Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Wishing you all the very best and good health! We look forward to meeting you there.