S02 Ep. 9
The Writer’s Odyssey – Insights from Gabriel Bergmoser’s Journey in Literature


Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9 of the CGS Podcast

Welcome to Season 2 of the CGS Podcast where career expert Leah Lambart engages with remarkable Caulfield Grammarian alumni regarding their career journey, highlights and challenges.

In this episode, Gabriel Bergmoser, an acclaimed Melbourne-based author, playwright, and screenwriter, joins Leah to explore his journey into the world of writing. Gabriel shares his experiences, the challenges he has faced, and the milestones he has achieved, offering a fascinating insight into the life of a contemporary writer.

Show Notes

Gabriel Bergmoser discusses his unconventional journey from Caulfield Grammar to a celebrated career in writing, highlighting the challenges and triumphs along the way, including his significant contributions to contemporary literature.

The conversation included some of the following discussion highlights:

> Education and Early Career
Gabriel’s Path from Caulfield Grammar to his early attempts at writing and eventual success.

> Personal Growth and Persistence
Overcoming early career challenges and the importance of passion and persistence in achieving success.

> Breakthrough Moments
Winning the Sir Peter Ustinov Award and signing multiple book deals with HarperCollins.

> Current Projects
Insights into his latest works, including “The Caretaker” and his writing process.

> Advice for Aspiring Writers
Tips for standing out, building a career, and maintaining resilience in the face of challenges.


About Gabriel Bergmoser

Gabriel Bergmoser graduated from Caulfield Grammar and pursued his passion for writing, eventually studying at the Victorian College of the Arts. He began his career with independent theatre productions and self-publishing his early works. Gabriel’s breakthrough came with the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award for his pilot screenplay “Windmills.” He has since published several novels, including “The Hunted” and “The Inheritance,” with HarperCollins, and continues to make significant contributions to contemporary literature.

Connect with Gabriel on LinkedIn . Purchase his books HERE.

“Talent is one thing, but talent counts for nothing if you don’t have passion and persistence. Those are the things that actually can help foster your talent, grow your talent, improve it and improve your craft and improve your ability and get yourself to the point where you actually can make a viable career out of this.”

About The Host

Leah Lambart is a career expert with 10 years of recruitment experience and 10,000+ coaching hours. She founded Relaunch Me to help people who dare to find their ‘best fit’ career. That is, fulfilling and meaningful work aligned with their personality, strengths, interests & values. She works with clients from recent school leavers to executives across all industries & provide practical career change advice taking into account their skills, experience, values & financial obligations.

Connect with Leah on LinkedIn.
Learn more about Relaunch Me.


Episode Transcription

For those interested in diving deeper into Gabriel Bergmoser’s inspiring journey and insights, we have made the full episode transcription available online.

Click here to read the detailed conversation and gain valuable perspectives from Gabriel on his writing career.

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