Reflecting on creativity and success


December 21, 2020


2020 is almost over just like that! And we're down to the last episode of the year!


It's been a tough year with lots of challenges! But the greater the challenge, the greater the triumph. And through those challenges, we've been able to look at success from different perspectives, chat with amazing people, and get brilliant insights into how we can turn adversity into success.


I couldn't think of a better way to wrap up 2020 than an inspiring conversation with one of Port Macquarie's most respected talents, Tim Maddren!

Tim has had a long string of successes in the creative arts. He played roles in Peter Pan, The Rocky Horror Show, The Addam's Family, Fidler on the Roof, But he is probably most well-known as a former member of the children's group, Hi-5.

Tim is an authentic family man and an inspiration to so many other parents, educators, artists, and young people. We're lucky to have him in our community!


In the past couple of years, he and his wife founded their own production, Got Ya Back, here in Port Macquarie not only to share their craft but also to mentor young people. As well as teaching them performance, they've been helping kids acquire real life-skills to help them thrive in this challenging new world. Creativity is the key.


On the podcast you'll hear all about their most recent project featuring local artists

The Christmas Bell - A Moment for Us All.

It is such a pleasure to share the successful life and art Tim has been consciously creating with his integrity, social responsibility, and with passion and purpose in our final episode for the year.


Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!



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Here's the highlights:

  • [04:10] My life in Blenheim (as a kid) was very free. Growing up in a very small town, we were creating stuff all throughout. And being able to create something from nothing is what set me going in life.

  • [06:52] Hi-5 was the easiest training for becoming a performer. We had our ups and downs but thanks to Hi-5 for the real training and the experience to be able to help kids and even adults.

  • [11:52] We were run and mana