In this video, we kicked back with Chris Tamplin, co-founder of The Hour Group. They organise experiential events that centres around amazing athletes and talent.

The Hour Group have organised Kobe Bryant, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma, TYGA, YG and Russian MMA, Khabib to come to Melbourne.

At CreativeCubes.Co we pride ourselves on being that place for all people. A community where you can thrive and connect with like-minded people.

Chris is a blazing example of that.

Enjoy todays vlog 🙂


Tobi Skovron: The walls look great. The art’s great. The funky signs are great. But really, the heartbeat of what we’re doing here is about the people, and good people like this.

Chris Tamplin: Community.

Tobi Skovron: Yeah, community. It’s all about that.

What’s the big picture here?

Chris Tamplin: The big picture. We want to bring more basketball, more sports, more music, and the word is culture and community, the words you use about your brand. Our experience in CreativeCubes has been nothing but amazing. The level of service, the staff, Toby, the one-on-one experiences and the key word, community, that bring people together. We’ve met some great people here already and it’s only been a few months.

I think we have coming up, we’ve got events like Jayson Tatum, Tiger. Hoping to bring Shaq down to Australia for the first time, which is because of Toby, as well. I think that’s the vision. I think on a sporting aspect and talent aspect, potentially, we’ll bring Shaq, Kobe, and Phil. It would be massive, game breaking. You mention that to anyone and they go, “Wow.”

Tobi Skovron: It’s goosebumps man.

Chris Tamplin: Yeah, it’s cool.

Tobi Skovron: Look at that. That’s real.

Chris Tamplin: Super cool. And one day bring USA versus Australia, presented by CreativeCubes.

Tobi Skovron: That’d be awesome.

Chris Tamplin: Hopefully, in two or three years, we can get that deal done. If not, some type of aspect of basketball to Australia, like we’re doing now and really move on the sections of a conversation with Tiger Woods, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Shachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne, these sporting icons and bringing the best of the best to Australia. The insight, the background and some knowledge of not just how they’ve become better athletes in their sporting fields, but better people.

Tobi Skovron: Yeah, totally.

Chris Tamplin: How they motivate people day-to-day to get up and say, “Hi, I’m the best, I’ve won a championship, but I’m going to come back next year every day and do my best and develop people and develop the kids around them.” Just giving that insight to coaches, people, and you can really take it in any type of business aspect, I feel, like with Kobe. Like with Kobe.

Tobi Skovron: Right with you, man. I’m right with you. I mean, I did a vlog on Kobe. I did a vlog post meeting Kobe, and it was mind blowing. Kobe, back-to-back championships. I saw him score 63. I saw him tear his achilles. I saw him in his final game. My daughter and I were there when he lit it up. Just to be able to then sit and understand the mentality behind the performances that I paid real money, thousands of dollars to go and see him execute on the court, was amazing, and it’s because of The Hour Group and Chris and his team that I was able to basically sit there and absorb from one of the best at what they do.

So look man, we’re really proud. We’re really excited about enabling you to go do what you do best, and play a very small role in that success. It’s a real honor, and there’s thousands of stories like Chris’s and the Hour Groups throughout the buildings here in Richmond, soon to be South Melbourne, Collingwood, Carleton, so on and so forth. But it’s all about the people. The walls look great, the art’s great, the funky signs are great, but really the heartbeat of what we’re doing here is about the people and good people like this and-

Chris Tamplin: Community.

Tobi Skovron: Yeah, community. It’s all about that. And it gets me really cool people like Chris.

Chris Tamplin: How do we better ourselves as people and as The Hour Group?

Tobi Skovron: Yeah. So that question reminds me of a tweet that I saw maybe a couple weeks ago, which is, “How do I get my kid to do more and become more?” And my instant response, and it was a knee jerk reaction, was, “Lead by example.”

Chris Tamplin: Yep.

Tobi Skovron: So if you want your team to step up, you’ve got to step up and you’ve got to sort of … Nadia Joy, who features in my blogs as well, who’s my business coach, she’s like, “Toby, I don’t need you at the bottom of the hill, pushing the ball up. Bring the people to you. Don’t try and push the people from behind.” And so how do you become better? Just do better every day.

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