In the Hot Seat: Peter Ross

Peter RossToday we have Peter Ross in the hot seat. Peter is one of the winners of our Mind Body Spirit competition.

So Peter, you’ve been hanging around for a while now.

Yes I have. I attended PSI some years ago when I was looking for some guidance. I hadn’t worked for a good while and it was bringing me down. So PSI really helped me to gain some clarity.


Tell us what you did with all that clarity.

Well unfortunately or fortunately, I had a motorbike accident that really damaged my body and it took 14 months to be able to work again. Fortunately I am still alive, can work, can play guitar and the accident was a catalyst for me to get in touch with my spirituality. I really thought a lot about contribution and so I went to see what I could do to give back. Now I am a permanent team member of the St Vinnies Food Van that feeds mentally ill and homeless people. I find this really satisfying.

I started becoming restless and wanted to really step it up in my life. I really wanted to add to my environment a lot of support to change and be more confident, so I attended PSI again last November and it really gave me the boost of motivation and focus I was looking for.

I’m an electronics technician by trade and that is how I pay the rent. What I am really focused on is my music and being creative. I write rap music and I’m in a heavy metal band and self taught sound engineer for other people. I’m really just a sound techy nerd at heart and am working out how I can make this my paid work too.

I’ve outgrown my current reality and I want a lot more support and need a lot more tools, so I am really looking forward to attending Life Design.


What’s your plan with you prize of an Adrenalin voucher?

I am an adrenalin junkie so I think I am going to go on a tandem sky dive. That is pretty cool. I really want to have sky diving lessons and become a sky diving instructor so that is a good start.


Do you have any pearls of wisdom you would like to share with everyone?

I remind myself often that here is no one looking after Peter Ross other than Peter Ross. That statement helps me to be personally responsible. It’s not until you take responsibility for your life and your actions that you can actually change it. There is no one to blame.

By Peter Conna

Educator, Mentor and Business Growth Expert Peter brings a unique combination of intelligence, practicality and exuberant passion to add enormously to the success of client’s personal, business and financial lives. With over 25 years of experience in business and having coached over 2,000 individuals and presented to over 35,000 clients, his knowledge is enviable and enthusiasm infectious. Peter Conna, clearly one of the most experienced mentors and educators in Australia can also boast academic standing with qualifications including a Certificate IV in Coaching, Certificate IV in Real Estate, Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning), Bachelor of Business and Masters of Education. He is currently completing a Masters of Counselling. Driven by a strong sense of contribution, Peter enjoys hearing stories of success from his clients and the stories from the Make a Wish Foundation children he works so hard to support. His efforts to date have raised over $625,000 for the charity. He has recently created the eQ Foundation, a charity set to sponsor the education of over 1,000 children in developing countries this year. He is committed to helping individuals achieve outstanding results by providing integrity based mentoring and coaching.