Warrick ‘Waz’ Bidwell…
began his career as a labourer to his father in their building business (well, it wasn’t a true business… his dad was self-employed and never got off the tools) and while he wanted to continue on and ‘get his ticket’ in building, auto mechanical or as a professional race care driver, Warrick chose university and a business degree and accounting qualification. In the words of his dad, “if you go on the tools you’ll end up broke and physically ruined”.
Fast forward 20+ years and Warrick has owned and run several businesses including a financial planning firm, accounting practice and for the past 11 years a business coaching and mentoring operation. Since 2014 Warrick has worked exclusively with ‘tradies’ to help them avoid the fate of his father and to inspire them to create true businesses that provide a solid income, time flexibility and choice.
Waz is passionate about changing the way ‘tradies’ are perceived and treated in Australia and is also determined to shift attitudes toward mental and physical health and the role these elements play in quality of life for tradies and their families.
He’s dad to Grace – a 7 year old nature-girl who still laughs at his jokes, husband to Amie – his partner-in-adventure and love of his life and Tradie Wingman to trade based business owners right around the country. With a sharp wit and a double-bodyweight back squat, Waz is out to change the world… one tradie at a time.