Karen Schmidt is a career coach and speaker who is passion about helping people turn their dream career into reality. With a background in Human Resource Management and a degree in Adult Education, she has worked across a wide range of industries in 8 countries throughout the Asia Pacific Region. She is the author of 5 books on career planning, personal development and leadership and holds Certified Speaking Professional accreditation.
Learn from eight inspiring and prolific women who are at the top of their game in the business community.
Eight mentorships will be available to learn in a one on one environment from female leaders in the Queensland business community.
During three mentoring sessions you will identify potential hurdles in your current field and whether there are any short courses, further professional development programs or work experience that you desire to take you to the next level of your career.
At the end of the mentorship program, mentees will be given the opportunity to present where they feel they would benefit from future investment and will be allocated budget within a pool of $16,000 raised to further advance your skills!
3 x 90 minute sessions at negotiated times between mentor and mentee between the end of January and end of March 2019.
Applications have now closed.
Mentee applications close: January 13th, 2019
Mentees notified: January 21st, 2019
Mentoring sessions commence: January 29th, 2019
A professional with over 30-years’ experience, Kayleen is a dynamic business coach and tourism industry consultant whose worked nationally and internationally.
Previously a Director with Tourism (Events) Queensland, Kayleen was responsible for the development and implementation of numerous Destination Management and Marketing Plans for key tourism hot spots. Kayleen worked on several global initiatives including ‘Best Job in the World’, ‘Million Dollar Memo' and ‘Best Expedition in the World’.
Kayleens' served as a National, State and Regional Judge for the Australian Tourism Awards . She's a 5th year QTIC Young Mentor and a Mentor for Queensland Government's ‘Mentoring for Growth' program.
After working with, for and in small businesses for 20+ years, Jill Brennan, founder of Harbren Marketing has had a front row seat to the confusion and frustration that plagues many business owners when it comes to marketing.
Jill is on a mission to empower as many business owners as possible to make better decisions when it comes to growing their business.
She has written a book on marketing ('Get Smarter Marketing'), created an online training program ('Invisible to Trusted'), writes regular articles and shares on social media in order to help businesses better connect with their audience.
Lindy Chen is the founder and Managing Director of ChinaDirect Sourcing Services, Chinadirect investment, author of ‘Import From China. How To Make A Million…and Not Get Burnt!’ , author of “doing business in Australia – for new immigrants”, and co-author of “Women On Top”.
Lindy is a dynamic, ‘bicultural’ business facilitator blending the best from the East and the West, with a natural ability to connect people from diverse backgrounds. She is considered one of Australia’s foremost experts on doing business with China, and was the winner of International Woman of the year Awards Stevie awards 2015.
With 25 years of event experience, Cathy has worked on some of the biggest music festivals in Australia. Her career highlight so far was as General Manager of the Falls Music and Arts Festival, a multi-day festival which attracts 70,000+ people to Byron Bay, Lorne, Tasmania and Fremantle. Cathy was a key part of the management team for Splendour in the Grass for 17 years and worked on most of Australia's most popular music festivals over the past 20 years. Cathy has toured with Australia's biggest bands, taking shows to arenas and greenfield sites in capital cities and regional towns around the country.
I have consulted with, coached and mentored a variety of small to medium businesses in a private coaching capacity as well as through Townsville Enterprise, The Townsville Business Women’s Circle, the Institute of Managers and Leaders, RACQ’s Female Mentoring Program and the Queensland Government Mentoring for Growth Program.
I have a particular interest in supporting women and guiding them on the path to business improvement, growth and sustainable profitability. This includes strategic planning, business planning, operational direction, marketing support, financial and people management and succession planning. I am excited to be working with women in the creative music industry.
Pushpa has worked for Government, Private, Public and Community sectors as a highly experienced Director, General Manager, Accountant, Senior Tax Auditor and Neuro Strategist. Being strong in Leadership Management skills, with advanced capabilities, she is associated with large, complex projects including the education arena. Having delivered at many institutions she devours the know-how in compliance to all diverse stakeholders. Pushpa’s key focus is on quality and delivering the highest distinction outcomes for all her clients, with the expertise to work effectively in a variety delivering motivational training and seminars all around Australia including tailored events to clienteles needs.