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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.


Professional Achievements: 
I have built from the ground up four successful organisations:

  1. Animal Therapies Ltd – an Australian Health Promotion Charity;

  2. Business Advisory Services Incorporated – a not-for-profit organisation helping small business;

  3. Training For Success (Aust) Pty Ltd – an award winning Australasian business management and training firm;

  4. 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."


Career

Business Coach, Mentor and Psychosocial Recovery Coach

Training For Success (Aust) Pty Ltd

Current

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

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

2006- 2015

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

Director

Interrelate Family Services Limited

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.

CEO

Business Advisory Services Incorporated

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.


General Manager

Loxley on Bellbird Hill

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.


Managing Director

Training For Success (Aust) Pty Ltd

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 –

1987- 1989

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.


Education       

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 

2008

Graduated - MBA with Distinction 

Mediator Accreditation 

Facilitating Difficult Discussions 

Contract Law – Master Class 

Contract Law Fundamentals 

Presentation Skills Training Workshop

2007

Managerial Psychology – Distinction

Negotiation for Managers – Distinction

Value Chain Research project – Distinction

Corporate Leadership Program 

2006

Coaching for Business Success 

International Business – Distinction

2005

Strategic Management – Distinction

Financial Management – Distinction

People Management – Distinction

Value Chain Management – Distinction

2004

Accounting Perspectives For Management – Distinction

Contemporary Organisational Behaviour – Distinction

Marketing Management - Distinction

2002

Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

2000

Counselling Studies & Conference Convenor Accreditation