Dedicated & Experienced
Passionate and Knowledgeable
Helping individuals succeed and businesses to grow has always been my passion.
Holding an MBA, I am also a key note speaker, business coach, mentor and psychosocial recovery coach.
In 2018 I founded and continue to support Animal Therapies Ltd, a National Health Promotion Charity. The charity has grown and is advancing the understanding, acceptance and accessibility of animal-assisted services for those in need.
Formerly the CEO of a business advisory service under contract to the government and National Contracts Manager for the Australian Beverage business of Coca-Cola Amatil, I have an extensive understanding of the needs of small to large organisations.
I have built from the ground up four successful organisations:
Animal Therapies Ltd – an Australian Health Promotion Charity;
Business Advisory Services Incorporated – a not-for-profit organisation helping small business;
Training For Success (Aust) Pty Ltd – an award winning Australasian business management and training firm;
Loxley on Bellbird Hill – boutique, AHA Hall of Fame Hotel.
Other achievements include being the recipient of a scholarship through the Sydney Business Review, Chief of Enterprises Awards program and admitted into the UWS - Deans Merit List for 3 consecutive years for Outstanding Academic Achievement.
Winning the best “NSW Metropolitan Business Association” awarded by the Office of Fair Trading.
Receiving a Rotary Clubs ‘Pride in Workmanship’ Award and International Film and Television Award for "best sales training video for geographically isolated businesses."
Business Coach, Mentor and Psychosocial Recovery Coach
Coaching and mentoring private clients in their pursuit of success and significance both personally and professionally.
Founder and Director
Animal Therapies Ltd
2018 - Current
A National Health Promotion Charity becoming the leading institution in preventing and managing mental illness, disability and adversity through animal-assisted services.
National Contracts Manager
Responsible for the success, contractual performance and compliance of all third party service level agreements across the CCA Australian Beverage business. Holding the following roles throughout my employment:
National Distribution and Contracts Manager
National Business Development Manager
2007 – 2009
Interrelate Family Services Ltd holds contracts with the Attorney Generals Department delivering mediation and relationship counselling services. My role as Board member included being a member of the Finance, Audit, Risk and Asset Management Committee.
2002 – 2006
Reporting to the Board of Directors, my role as CEO was to lead the organisation in providing high quality business support to small to medium sized enterprises resulting in positive social, economic and environmental outcomes.
2000 – 2002
Responsible for the development and implementation of the strategic plan aimed at establishing Loxley as an award-winning destination specialising in tourist accommodation, weddings, conferences and special events.
1989 – current
Established a business management consultancy firm specialising in the design and implementation of business and sales performance management systems across a number of industries.
Achieved a successful track record of sales growth for clients across Australia and New Zealand. The health and fitness arm was sold to another another consultancy firm in 2000.
Sales and Marketing Executive
Australian Business Builders Pty Ltd –
Reporting to the Directors of the Company, my role involved negotiating new client contracts and account management for existing clients. Responsible for overall sales growth and sales targets being exceeded.
2021 - Psychosocial Recovery Coach Training
2020 - Mental Health First Aid
2014 - Fitness Leader Training
2012 - The Art of Facilitative Option Generation.
2010 - Advanced Presentation Skills.
2009 - Intensive Negotiation Skills
Graduated - MBA with Distinction
Facilitating Difficult Discussions
Contract Law – Master Class
Contract Law Fundamentals
Presentation Skills Training Workshop
Managerial Psychology – Distinction
Negotiation for Managers – Distinction
Value Chain Research project – Distinction
Corporate Leadership Program
Coaching for Business Success
International Business – Distinction
Strategic Management – Distinction
Financial Management – Distinction
People Management – Distinction
Value Chain Management – Distinction
Accounting Perspectives For Management – Distinction
Contemporary Organisational Behaviour – Distinction
Marketing Management - Distinction
Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment
Counselling Studies & Conference Convenor Accreditation