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Empire builder, blogger, attorney, author, and mom. Stacey owns several businesses, including LAER, the largest independent real estate firm in New England. She is author of the best-selling book, REACH! and considers herself a modern day Napoleon Hill, having built her library of knowledge and her business network by interviewing hundreds of the coolest entrepreneurs, visionaries, and C-Suite leaders in the country.
Cutressa M. Williams here, a Social EntrepreServantLeader with a red-hot Passion for Partnering the Marketplace & Social Good Together in UNITED Service. My Purpose is 2-fold: helping marketplace & social entrepreneurs Create profits together, expressly for contributing portions for Good use; AND, to illustrate how Passionately doing One's dream work can elevate not only their personal Success and thereby Abundant Living, but also impact the world. Connect with me on my site: www.cutressawilliams.com and on social media @CEOCutressa.
Cassandra Kelly is Joint CEO of Pottinger, a leading independent financial and strategic advisory firm. Cassandra co-founded Pottinger to bring clients advice that integrated true strategic thinking, commercial insight, financial expertise and execution excellence. Cassandra is a keen philanthropist, having supported not for profit organisations in Europe and Australia. She is a Director of the UNSW Foundation and an Ambassador for One Million Women and for Dry July. She co-founded the highly regarded Glass Elevator to connect, inspire and engage women so that they can continue their path into senior leadership roles. In 2012, Cassandra was recognised by the Financial Review/Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards as one of the most influential women in management and the boardroom.
Andrew Cravenho is the CEO of CBAC, which offers invoice factoring for small businesses. As a serial entrepreneur, Andrew focuses on helping both small and medium sized businesses take control of their cash flow. Prior to CBAC, Andrew founded an annuity financing company relieving tort victims of financial hardship.
Denise Damijo is the Founder & CEO of Denise Damijo International, LLC. Running a success business while having a husband and 5 children (3 being under the age of 2) she has earned the title of the Momapreneur’s Business and Lifestyle Strategist.She has been featured in places like the Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, Women On Business, Elite Daily, Become The Lion, She Owns It, and more. She is a published author, and the creator of the Free Rise Up And Win Challenge and the Momapreneur's Posse.Denise loves helping momapreneurs get clear, get intentional, and get paid by helping them strategize great content, marketing, and sales plans.
Manuela is a Social Media Marketer and Editor of SheBlogger.com.au - Australia's newest 'go to' source for the #SheBlogger
I’m Clare Greig – Business and Creativity Coach. I help people like you live a more creative life. To follow your dream and create an amazing business. My superpower is to inspire business owners like you and fill you with creative ideas. I also help you embrace the tools we have today to raise your business profile and communicate the vision of your business to a larger audience. I help people wherever they are on their journey. From creation, growing or balancing their business and life.
Elizabeth Johnston is a story structure expert who helps business owners tell their story so they can connect with their ideal clients. She is a prolific author, professor of business communication and creative writing, and online entrepreneur. With over 20 years of experience, she has helped thousands of people own their creativity in life and business.
Diana Ryall is a leading voice and advocate for Gender Equality in Australia. She promotes women achieving their career aspirations, and challenges men to examine their assumptions about women and their careers. In 2002, Diana founded Xplore for Success, a consultancy that specialises in educating and supporting professionals to achieve career and personal success. Over the past 13 years, more than 11,000 women and men have benefited from Xplore’s career development programs, including participants from organisations like American Express, CBA, Deloitte, Department of Commerce, GHD, Lend Lease, Luxottica, KPMG, NAB and QBE.
Rowena is passionate about awakening, inspiring, and bridging creativity in business and leadership, an advocate for creative leaders, a creative collaborator, entrepreneur, company director, business founder, creative executive, creative coach and consultant.Rowena has been a director of 11 companies across 3 countries, with a career spanning 28 years (including 8 years living and working in Asia) she has a multitude of creative transferrable business skills and experiences internationally, able to manage multiple projects across a variety of industries and communicate with all levels of stakeholders.Her skills and experiences range from board directorship (Executive & Non Executive), financing, financial management, business compliance, corporate services, technology design and implementation, leadership, public speaking, writing, and business development... to... design, marketing, branding, UX, VIP events management, interior design, fashion, styling (interiors & image), creative and design process thinking.
Nicola Smith is a research and policy analyst with experience in the property and technology industries. She also founded NSConsulting to ensure her clients' professional branding is effectively articulated through cover letter and resume writing services. With a strong corporate grounding, Nicola’s interest in learning from entrepreneurial women building successful companies was sparked through her work in the technology industry and creative arts background. In her spare time, Nicola attends ballet class and dreams of her next travel destinations.
Pragmatic Futurist, author, speaker columnist and globally recognized thought leader in human potential with a focus on assisting businesswomen to link business strategy to future possibilities, trends, innovation and creativity.Chutisa is best-known for her work in Strategic Awareness, Prosperity Consciousness, Conscious Leadership and Leading from the Edge of Possibility. She has devoted her career to inspiring businesswomen to challenge today’s certainties and consciously create the future by cultivating awareness of coming changes, and developing strategies to adapt quickly.
Maria Davies is a top sales presenter & success coach who works exclusively with women. Her presentation skills training will show you how to increase the audience share for your product or service by as much as 91%.
The ethical fashion business might seem a long way from a key role at the National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co), but they’re both resume items for Anne Hurley, chief executive and founder of James&Co. After two major losses personally in under six months, Anne re-evaluated her own life and in May 2010 established James&Co - an ethical fashion label. James&Co specialises in designing, manufacturing and international online retail sales of ethical fashion, with products being made from faux-leather in well-managed, sustainable factories in Pakistan and India.
Engineering Manager, Technologist, Writer, Speaker, Mother from Sydney, Australia. Social Media: @eisabai (Twitter, LinkedIn, Medium) | Blog: eisabainyo.net
Marica is a Lifestyle Coach For Women Focusing On Self Development & Financial Education. She Is Also The Founder of Inspired By Marica, An Online Blog Created To Inspire Readers To Continually Attract Abundance And Confidence Into Their Lives.If there is anything anyone should know about Marica, it's that she lives to inspire and to BE inspired. She believes everyone deserves to live happy, meaningful and fulfilling lives. She lives for the personal breakthroughs that people achieve either on their own or with her help and finds it extremely fulfilling when she can help others feel empowered by discovering what their purpose in life is.She is very much an advocate for the #babessupportingbabes movement. She believes that when women can come together to support each others dreams and ambitions, the world becomes that much brighter, one babe at a time.
I manage the Pop Up Retail business for Lend Lease's portfolio of 15 shopping centres. It is a demanding role and until two years ago, my diet and health were impacted by the long hours and constant travel.And then I discovered that what you put into your body can impact so many other aspects of your life.Two years later and I have lost 13 kilos, I am fitter than I have ever been, I am successful at work and I wake up every day looking forward to the new challenges that it brings.
As a nationally recognised Speaker, Life Strategist and High Performance Coach, Arabelle helps individuals, entrepreneurs and professionals become the best at what they do through the power of mindset."A cross between Elizabeth Gilbert and Tony Robbins”, as her peers would say, Arabelle teaches Leadership, Mindset, Human Behaviour and how to optimise performance.Arabelle works with clients from professionals and change makers to multiple 7-figure entrepreneurs. She's also been featured on Sunday Times, The West Australian, 7 Days News, Huffington Post and many more.>> Click here to access my free trainings: www.arabelleyee.com/freebies
Stephanie Holland is a digital strategist and startup coach who got the digital *bug* from the original startup rebels (yahoo!, msn), cementing a career in exploration and discovery that continues to satisfy a crazy curiosity for life in general.Launching her own brand in early 2014 she offers a *killer* combination of vision creation formulas with powerful strategic frameworks so that purpose-driven people can change the world with their own digital-savvy brands. She coaches and consults with some of the most inspiring people in the new economy — so they can change the world, one strategy at a time.
Heather is the host of the Weekly Parady, an entrepreneurial podcast focused on mindset, grit, and courage. She also facilitates online mastermind groups for small business owners. Her masters is in counseling and she loves to blend principles in psychology and business to help small business owners overcome fear.
Tech journalist and blogger covering the latest trends in the world of technology and business. Interested in startups, business innovation and entrepreneurial ideas, Sarah looks for the writing inspiration in the great work of tech industry professionals.
Catherine is Director & Principal Coach at CNConsulting, with an extensive background in organisational and individual development locally and internationally. She has a passion for helping businesses to achieve excellence through their people and for supercharging careers, either through Leadership / Performance / Communication / Career coaching, or through keynote speaking engagements.
As an Entrepreneurial Muse and Creative Strategist, Vanessa’s own talent has been identified as the gift of vision – the almost unnerving ability to recognize potential in almost anyone, to create ideas and opportunities out of any situation, and to navigate clients toward empowerment and fulfillment, and making money out of ideas. She is a Creative Strategist in the truest sense.Vanessa works with the visionaries, thought leaders, rule breakers and adventurers and game changers, the dreamers and future shapers on how to become known for something, how to stand out! Her background in marketing, the corporate and financial worlds and a carefully honed creativity which allow her to understand the needs of a growing business, and she has the tenacity and energy to make it succeed. From the rich tapestry of her own employment history, she has the flexibility to assist her clients in a broad range of commercially profitable, creative ventures and business enterprises.
Karen Gately is a highly-regarded author, speaker, advisor and educator in the field of human performance and leadership. She brings a fresh and down to earth approach, advocating a methodology focused on leveraging both talent and energy to drive great results. Karen is passionate about guiding women to reach their full potential and to step up to the challenges of the business world.Karen founded HR consultancy Ryan Gately in 2006, after 8 years as Human Resources Director – Asia Pacific with The Vanguard Group. She is the author of two leadership titles, The Corporate Dojo and The People Manager’s Toolkit (Wiley, 2013). Her approach is deeply rooted in the 25 years spent training and teaching karate. She was the youngest person in Shukokai karate awarded a 1st Dan black belt at age 14 and won multiple state, national and international titles.
Lauren is the founder of Headstrong Women, a Newcastle-based specialist women’s career development service, where she takes a solution-focused and creative approach to empower women to take control of their career and personal development. Her goal is to help women everywhere reach their full potential! She is a full member of the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors and professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia, and is currently adding to her ‘lazy girl’s career guide’ series of skill-building ebooks.
Susan C. Foster is an Executive Coach, former NASA and Army executive, and a recovering 24/7 workaholic who believes everyone can learn to be a great leader. She is the author of "It's Not Rocket Science: Leading, Inspiring, and Motivating Your Team To Be Their Best." You can reach her at www.susancfoster.com.
Lisa Berson is a WA based freelance writer, copywriter and blogger. Her previous career experiences within the healthcare, hospitality and corporate industries have given Lisa a wealth of information to share with others here at Leaders in Heels. When Lisa is not writing about careers, parenting, travel or assisting online businesses with their web copy, she can be found reading, by the beach and spending time with family.
Kristine is a Content Producer at Sydney-based creative agency Orion Creative. She's obsessed with social media, blogging and keeping up with the latest digital marketing trends. A self-confessed word nerd, Kristine has experience writing about women's lifestyle, bridal, technology, interior design and a wide range of other industries.
Margie Warrell is a columnist for Forbes magazine, bestselling author, regular media commentator, leadership coach, and international keynote speaker. Founder and CEO of Global Courage, a women’s leadership organization, Margie is passionate about helping other women engage in bigger conversations, and grow their leadership ability to become powerful catalysts for change in their community, organisation and the world. She draws on her background in business and psychology to run women’s leadership programs with leading organisations around the globe including the UN Foundation, NASA, Accenture, Oracle, ExxonMobil, Bechtel and Hitachi.
Cara Brett is the Director and Senior Financial Adviser at Bounce Financial. Having worked in the financial services industry since 2003, she saw an opportunity to work with the young professionals and the movers and shakers in Brisbane, and so Bounce was born.
Geoff Anderson loves helping his clients tell their stories through video. Since 1993 he has owned and operated Sonic Sight, a video production facility in Sydney Australia.He has worked for clients on productions throughout Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the US. Geoff as a video producer, a camera man, an editor, a director and a scriptwriter.Geoff is the author of "Shoot Me Now - making videos to boost business". He presents on the topic of using video to boost business.Geoff has been a radio announcer and has two children, Cassie and Max.
With a background in both corporate and community organisations, Kathie felt there was an opportunity to use her skills to assist not for profit, charitable and arts organisations reach their potential through providing assistance in raising funds, generating and diversifying income streams. Hence Square Pegs was born - to help identify and connect partners and stakeholders with the aim of building long-term mutually beneficial partnerships. This might be through reviewing or writing grants/tenders/award submissions, developing strategies to attract sponsors, negotiating corporate partnerships or creating fundraising campaigns. All with the aim to help you keep doing the good work you do, but with a sustainable funding base to work from!
Glenise Anderson is the Chief Confidence Chick at Self Confident Women, a personal development company helping women around the world create a better life through mentoring, on-line programs & workshops. She is the Director of SR Group Pty Ltd, a training and development consultancy assisting corporate companies with behavioural profiling for recruitment and team building , coaching, training and technical writing.
Anna Danés worked with several Internet start-ups, across three different continents, before founding Ricaris (www.ricaris.com), a successful Internet services company. With her knowledge of managing remote staff, and her firm beliefs that companies are responsible for creating a better world and work environment, she has recently created Managing Virtual Teams, a consulting service for companies dealing with distributed staff.
Megan Iemma is passionate about adult learning and translating complex technology to real world situations for education, corporate and community groups. As an experienced consultant and trainer she has worked in technology consulting and training in addition to being a fully qualified primary/secondary music teacher. Megan set up “Tech Coach HQ” to fulfill her passion for technology and learning. She is a co-founder of the Slide2Learn Conferences (http://slide2learn.net/) which started in 2010. This is a world class Australian conference model with overseas attendees and presenters in the area of Mobile Learning in Education.
Founder and owner of Chew PR, Colette has worked in PR for over 15 years. She has seen both sides and worked for consultancy and in-house teams providing her with an insight not many see. Colette will be contributing to the Public Relations section. Wakefield. England.
Rosalind Cardinal is the Principal Consultant of Shaping Change, a Hobart based consultancy, specialising in improving business outcomes by developing individuals, teams and organisations. Hobart, Tasmania.
Leanne Yong is the Leaders in Heels Managing Editor, and a Games Master for an escape room (Next Level Escape). She loves stories and puzzles, and has written four novels.
Founder of Leaders in Heels. Passionate about using Leaders in Heels to empower and connect all women in business. Loves all 'sorts' of technology and on most days can be found happily typing away at her desk or looking up things on the web. Is a feminist at heart and loves to meet new people. Australia, Sydney
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