It’s exactly few years ago when I read this quote “You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end”. This quote has always inspired me to never give up. I have been able to incorporate self-growth, productivity and passion to learn. So with the mission to guide Millennials learn this art made me take the path of an Entrepreneur. I have been an Android Developer since four years. In this Journey “Android Development Freelancer” I have learn this art to code with a passion. But wait, I have realised that socialising about this was also an important task which made me Binge to me being a “Digital Media Consultant”. I have Theorised, Accelerated, Developed my Career in every aspects possible. My current #GirlBossDream is to Accomplish our Millennials love the art of coding and socialising.I am here, to guide you in every aspect related to technology and computer science
Vanessa’s inspiring story is one of vision, determination, integrity, hard work and overcoming severe adversity, personal responsibility, discipline, growth, emotional intelligence, balance, compassion and giving. Her successes as an award winning social entrepreneur, brand and built environment strategist and ultra-endurance athlete have privileged her with the credentials and flexibility to now support others. She offers strategic, workplace, management, life and health/wellness mentoring to anyone in governance, business, leadership or influence. Her mentees are those looking to improve their organisational and/or personal performance and well-being in an agile, forward thinking, ethical and sustainable fashion. She brings to them an open mind, listening ear, extensive academic, professional and lived experience (including of trauma) and a willingness to both encourage and challenge. Vanessa is known as a straight talker and is often engaged as a board advisor, conference speaker and tertiary education guest lecturer.
For over 16 years Vanessa has been the Managing Director of Forward Thinking Design (www.forwardthinkingdesign.com.au); a Certified B Corp social enterprise, which she founded.
Forward Thinking Design is one of the most awarded brand strategy, stakeholder experience, fitout design & project management studios in Australia. The firm consults to leadership across restaurants and hospitality, retail, services, workplace, health/fitness, sporting club and community venues. It specifically exists to support fellow organisations with social, ethical and environmental impact values at their core and the business’ profits are retained to finance the provision of pro bono and reduced fee services to charities and social enterprise.
She is the Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson of BLocal Sydney, Australia (B Corporation business community) and an activist for equality, environmental sustainability and improved ethics in business and society. As a sufferer and survivor of serious illness she is an Ambassador for Polycystic Kidney Disease Australia, Member of the AKTN Scientific Committee and Co-Chair of the NSW BEAT-CKD Consumer Advisory Board.
Previously she was the Junior Vice President of the NSW Division of the Australian Shop & Office Fitting Association (ASOFIA), a committee on which she served for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Design (Hons) – UNSW, a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies – Deakin and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors Company Directors Course.
Vanessa holds a Fastest Known Time ultra trail running record and previously represented Australia in triathlon. She has been profiled in several books, national print media, on radio, TV and podcasts. She is a strong promoter of individual and collective empowerment, responsibility, achievement and well-being.
If you are a budding or struggling Entrepreneur, or primary business owner, who is stuck or looking to get to the next level personally or professionally, then I can definitely help.
I always take inventory of my clients personal well being and mindset to generate a good starting point. From there I assess your current situation and develop an action plan to get you to the next level/goal in order to hit the bigger all-encompassing goal/target.
However, you need to be ready to work and be held accountable.
Nothing worth having comes easy.
I can help you move forward in your business, in your parenting and in your life.
I have over 20 years’ experience working as a therapist with families, parents and kids, and have five years’ experience owning two businesses and consulting other people on their businesses.
In order to be successful in any area of our lives, we must remove obstacles and blocks. I want to help you to do just that.
Contact me today!
Hi there, I’m Karen, a freelance advertising copywriter. I’m based in Adelaide, Australia and work in my own business, Copy with Cream. I’ve worked in advertising in Australia and overseas for over 25 years, and have also studied graphic design, typography and photography. Some of my clients think that my super-power is spotting a missing apostrophe from 20 paces, but I think it’s my ability to encourage young writers and small business owners to believe they are able to create communication that really speaks to the people they want to reach.
My continuous passion to help individuals and companies increase sales and profits drives me to become more knowledgeable about the needs of their market and customer base. Which in turn fuels the changes that increase the customer base and increases sales.
Want to explore the field of data science and understand how it can be used to drive business strategy in your organization? I am looking forward to sharing my experience and discussing your interests.
Potential topics we could explore:
Our goal for you would be to:
All the best!
With over 10 years communications experience across a wealth of industries and locations, Sara really has seen it all. Having worked on remote mine sites, in aviation, government, not-for-profits and as a consultant, her experience has led her to work on some incredible projects that are truly diverse in nature. Having worked in-depth on strategy development, PR, crisis communications, social media, major change management, internal communications, large-scale event management and writing for just about every channel imaginable – Sara has the experience to advise on all areas of communications.
A core part of her role has always been stakeholder management and influencing those she is working with – Sara believes building and maintaining relationships is key to any role or position, not just communications. Working on this skill set and learning how to understand and engage with people can see you go from simply doing well in what you do, to really excelling. Really being thrown in the deep end can be a challenge and bring great rewards – this is something Sara has done successfully, time and again throughout her career. It’s not for everyone but there are some key learnings that can be applied which help improve this process.
A quick snapshot of some of her career includes working for Air New Zealand and seeing them win and maintain corporate reputation in not only New Zealand, but also Australia; supporting a variety of clients for one of Perth’s leading consultancies, Clarity; experiencing the highs (and some lows) of FIFO life with FMG, working on a mine site in remote Western Australia, while building their internal communications strategy; and, supporting a major corporate acquisition of HWE Mining by BHP Billiton.
While it’s important to have some degree of relatability to another person’s career or role as their mentor, I believe it’s more important to have a good connection and rapport. For this reason I’m open to mentoring anyone regardless of experience, background, skill set or industry you work in.
My methods rely heavily on science. I love to introduce concepts that are bleeding edge and perhaps unconventional, but are backed by data and studies. My mentees will walk away with reassurance that little changes can make tremendous impacts, and will be able to decide for themselves which little changes to make.
Selling – Art Or Science?
Measurable Marketing Plans – Develop a simple effective marketing plan
New Product Development / Product Revamp- Uncovering the next step for your product development or identifying opportunities to revamp your products or services.
Marketing Effectiveness – Helping you get the best getting the best Return on Investment.
Customer Experience Improvement – Reviewing the current customer experience & developing strategies to improve and streamline your approach.
Sales & Marketing Resources – Providing you with the right resources to get planning and projects completed
Strategic Business Plan Development – Developing a clear path forward for your staff and business.
Online / Interactive Strategy – Helping you to maximise the digital & online marketing capabilities to grow your business beyond your expectations.
Retail staff training – Do your staff maximise cross selling, up selling, companion sales? Do they have the right knowledge for products they sell? I can provide training that will see your sales soar
Hello! I’m Sonia and I would love the opportunity to support you along your journey, whether that’s navigating a change in career, starting your own business or dealing with change in your personal life. I can lend you a very good listening and non-judgemental ear, offer you tips and practical tools, help you find perspective as well as share my wisdom and experience. I believe in being honest with one another and offering constructive feedback.
Here are just a few things I can guide and support you with: