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.
I am a CEO/ Management Consultant/ CFO/ General Manager/ Vice President/ Project Manager/ Strategist. A quick learner, understand circumstances in a very short time, transform with clarity, make wise decisions, work with frameworks.
Groom numerous CEOs and top managers, executives, professional (lawyers, engineers, accountants, programmers).
I am a mom, wife, sales leader, body language expert and productivity junkie. My life is about living, learning and sharing the knowledge with like minded people. This is the reason I am here. Originally from Moscow, Russia I followed my dreams and am currently residing in PA, USA with my husband and two boys.
Having spent 30+ years in sales I really want to help new and existing salespeople develop and advance their careers in the best way possible, by selling more!
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
If you are looking for the theory, then may I suggest you read the books or attend classes. My approach is very much a practical one to assist you to address and solve business-related issues in the minimum of time. My passion is not only the sharing of knowledge but ensuring you have the skills to implement your desired actions for beneficial outcomes. If you don’t have a goal, you’ll find it difficult to score. And don’t take life too seriously, you’ll never get out of it alive. So make sure you have fun along the way. Business is simple; it’s just not easy.
Sean is an entrepreneur, business strategist and operations expert. He has gained extensive experience through his own start-up, Yumchaa Teas, a highly regarded and now publicly listed, multi-channel tea company. During that time, Sean developed specialist skills in sales and training, growth and operational strategy, and creating high-performance teams. More importantly, Sean is an active listener and will provide a sounding board for founders when they need it.
My coaching is casual, personalized and challenging. We will, together, enlight your Path to success!
I enjoy getting to know each client and project so I can tailor my consulting to each one.
I have created 3 successful businesses over the last 20 years, retailing and wholesaling. I can guide you to ensure you will not pass by an opportunity and will optimize what you already do. We will boost your marketing plan and reach out.
My E-consultant expertise will serve your purpose to optimize your resources online.
I am an experienced Jeweler with a demonstrated history of working in the apparel and fashion industry for the last 17 years. I am creative and dynamic, I can help offering new designs to your collection, as well as in your search for new markets. I have Designed my own products for more than 12 years and have commercialized worldwide products internationally for over 20 years.
I am an opportunity Seeker and Finder, we will reach and accelerate your business full potential and yours as an entrepreneur.
Let’s boost your business!
Full details of my experience can be found on my Linkedin profile.
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Andy Britnell is a senior level technology sales executive & sales leader with experience in driving a variety of technology related solutions to deliver a multitude of business outcomes. Andy has a track record of continuous over performance selling to multiple stakeholders across the powerbase including board level.
A trusted advisor to organizations that truly want to build sustainable high performance while fulfilling their ethical, social and economic responsibilities in an ever more complex environment.
Individuals or organizations looking for a trusted advisor, an executive coach, or mentor, will benefit from solid coaching, mentoring, and advisory expertise and experience from over 25 years as a skilled leader and catalyst. I have worked in over 15 countries on all continents and possess exceptional expertise in corporate renewal, culture transformation, performance management, organization design, management effectiveness, and remuneration strategy.