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.
A good comunicator, with varied experince.
I started in Sales but moved to Inventory and Purchasing.
My experince ranges form Very small to PLC sized companies.
Willing to help with any type of business which involes physical product transactions.
I started my career majoring in environmental science and going to law school with the intention of becoming an environmental lawyer. While I have practiced to some degree in that field, my career has brought me across the world, including Mexico, Argentina, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Philippines, Hawaii, Arctic Alaska and Russia.
In 2018, I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Hawaii-Manoa how Alaska Native Villages are adapting to climate change and how laws and planning help or hinder. Much of my work now involves legal, planning, and logistical work with these communities on adaptation and other community challenges. The other substantial part of my work involves mediation, particularly for families with children.
I am passionate about helping people overcome whatever life issues they may be experiencing; I am a compassionate and caring sounding board for you; I’ll help you discover the underlying greatness you may have inside you; I’ll help show you how to embrace the shitty situations life may throw at you and how to come out the otherside with strength, courage, fortitude and a smile.
Approachable CFO, happy to work with all mentees from any location. With over 30 years experience I. Finance and now Corporate services I understand the highs of achievement and the lows of frustration and setback. I hope to be able to help others to learn how to pick themselves up and push on to their goals regardless of short term road blocks, while maintaining a healthy work/life balance for overall life success. My mantra to success is simple : perseverance wins the day. Let me help you win for you.
My name is Anulika Mojekwu , a Document Controller with over 10 years experience in Oil and gas industry, having worked with different multinational companies on different major project from inception, planning, execution and closing ,I realized my importance in the grand scope of any organization’s success and wish to mentor anyone interested in becoming a document controller or presently a document controller but having challenges in any area
Program and Project Management Consultant with PgMP, PMP, Agile PMI-ACP, and ICP-APM credentials offering 17+ years of success in spearheading multiple medium, large, and mega programs and projects. Have hands-on experience in strategic planning and aligning strategic goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements, competitive advantage, and bottom-line gains. Proffering subject matter expertise in areas including onsite and virtual Team Management, stakeholder engagement, benefits management, governance, PMO setup, and change management. Expert in using waterfall and agile methodologies
I provide professional training for Program Management Professional (PgMP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certificates.
I have education materials that can help in passing PgMP and PMP exams from first attempt, as well as a Questions bank that has 800+ questions
Duygu is a challenge driven professional with 20 years’ aerospace sector experience in business development, R&D, project management, procurement, supply chain management and corporate communications areas, including nine years in management positions.
She has strong strategic management capabilities with highly developed communication skills.
She has extensive experience in R&D project management and coordination in multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
Having extensive experience in supply chain management and cost reduction initiatives, full understanding of what internal and external customer wants/requires, she managed a 150M USD budget with suppliers all over the world and supported very a demanding production line as the Procurement Manager.
She has outstanding leadership skills with highly developed coaching, mentoring, and team development capabilities.
She is a successful entrepreneur; relocated to UK and established her own engineering services company in 2017. She is now providing engineering services to UK Aerospace companies.
She is hands-on, approachable and flexible with a strong focus on internal/external customer satisfaction.
C-Suit Management Advisor and Board Member
Executive with more than 20 years of experience in strategic management of IT services for high tech and international manufacturing corporations. Strong background in business alignment of information systems as well as service management with business strategy. Various experiences in merger and acquisitions (M&A).
• Change Management
• Project management & strategic planning
• Business analysis
• Enterprise applications and data management, systems integration management
• IT infrastructure planning and management
I have made some great decisions and my share of mistakes! It is the learning from our mistakes that moves you forward. You hear it all the time, “don’t be afraid to fail” and it’s true.
Sometimes we learn too late to be kind and humble to everyone we meet. Get after these two qualities early on and make them second nature. Some amazing things happen when you learn to smile and not take yourself so seriously all the time!
An Engineering Management Professional with around 8 years’ experience on diverse professional portfolios at both local and international level. The major responsibilities have included planning, consulting, procurement, technical & financial management in the public administration, energy, utilities, port and defense sectors.