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Ian Burton

Ian Burton - Director

Ian is a leadership coach focussed on helping emerging leaders make and communicate great decisions to empower, motivate and inspire stakeholders. Ian through his consulting firm, Strataconnect, helps great leaders create strong decision making and communications capabilities.

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Sheena Polese

FitMind Coaching - Founder

Being future-fit is up to you. Getting help along the way can accelerate your pace of success and personal growth Sheena Polese is a passionate and highly qualified leadership and development coach committed to bringing out the best in people both personally and professionally. Sheena’s coaching training (Sydney University MSc Coaching Psychology) combined with more than twenty-five years of organisational experience in cultural change, employee engagement, strategic planning, public affairs, sustainability and innovation, makes her well equipped to provide developmental and leadership coaching to executives and leaders. Sheena also has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management and certifications in Psychometric tools, leadership profiling, 360’s and Team coaching. Sheena integrates her education and extensive experience with her evidence based coaching approach to help you achieve success and effective leadership in your organisation and career. Sheena can support you and your team to develop the proven behaviours that result in leadership effectiveness and deliver results while also supporting you to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities you are faced with. Sheena will work 1:1, across and within the team, and can design and deliver leadership programs for your organisation and her programs have proven successful in transforming leadership capability. Sheena has personally navigated switching industries, changing roles and doing a career pivot. Sheena has coached many people navigate their challenges, improve their performance and support their personal growth. Coaching is one of the key levers for leaders wishing to increase their effectiveness and Sheena uses a range of tools and techniques to facilitate growth while respecting and supporting the navigation of the complexity and volatility leaders work amongst. Sheena is a mother to 3 teenagers, wife, mindfulness practitioner, wife, runner, outdoor enthusiast. Sheena is a non-executive director with Weave Youth and Community Services and on the committee for the Human Rights Watch Australia.

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Alan Jones

Alan Jones - Entrepreneur in Resident + Angel Investor.

A founding investor in Australian tech startup venture funds Pollenizer, Startmate, and Blackbird Ventures, Alan was until recently working on raising a new venture fund, M8 Ventures, with Microsoft Reactor’s Emily Rich, focusing on pre-seed and seed-stage. Alan has been an active angel investor here and in the US, with investments including Ananas, Bugcrowd, Bugherd, Buzzy, Biteable, Canva, Cardly, Elevio, GeoSnapshot, GiggedIn, HappyCo, HowAboutEat, Macropod, Muru Music, OtherLevels, Propeller Aero, Squirrel Street, TopMe, Tyde, Tzukuri, Workyard, UpGuard, and Upperstory. Alan mentors startup founders in startup programs for BlueChilli, Catalysr, Collider, CyRise, muru-D, Remarkable, Startmate, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and UTS. He’s on the board of Catalysr, an entrepreneurship program focused on marginalised migrants and refugees. He’s also a regular technology expert panelist for News Tonight on ABC2 and has been a contributor to AFR, The Australian, InnovationAus, SmartCompany, and StartupDaily. Alan’s service agency for startups, The New Agency, was acquired by BlueChilli in 2012. Previously, he was cofounder of HomeScreen Entertainment and Product Director, South Asia for Yahoo!, Inc. Alan is currently the third highest-ranked Australian athlete in world hide and seek competition. Disagree with him on Twitter at @bigyahu

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Alex Herlihy

Visual Metrics - Director

With a BA in Politics, International Relations (UNSW) and a Master of Professional Accounting (UNE) I have over 10 years of experience as a Management Consultant. I have delivered Strategic and Digital projects for clients from industries such as Insurance, Government, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals and Education – In Australia, the UK and Argentina. Key initiatives include: ✔ Designing innovation and engagement programs across the physical and digital world for major multinationals. ✔ Data Visualisation, Engagement & Learning Platforms and Workflow Automation. ✔ Participated as an Implementation Consultant in 10 major projects (up to $2M), to include managing the Review of and Installation of Operating Systems of up to 120 staff. ✔ Completion of 100 Mid-Large scale Technology projects as a Service Provider (up to $1.5M): App & Software builds, Dashboards, Microsites, Training tools, Workflow system builds. I have used the combination of this experience and tacit knowledge to establish the company Visual Metrics which specialises in taking difficult concepts and making them easy to understand. Currently, my biggest interest is mapping out the innovation happening within Australian Universities and connecting the research to development funds. To this end, I have assisted running courses at UNSW’s AGSM and Sydney School of Entrepreneurialism and am currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Faculty of Engineering, UNSW, with the mandate of helping academics prototype and commercialise their research. Please connect if you have any interest in innovation, collaboration or commercialisation of research

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Balance At Work

Susan Rochester - Founder & Director

Your team can drive it as if they own it – if you show them how. Since 2006 we have helped founders and managers build the organisations they intended to create, based on why they started in the first place. By understanding your business story, purpose and values, we believe you can build a culture that will deliver your strategic outcomes while keeping you and your team engaged and motivated.

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amplifi HR

Annaliese van Riet - Director & Founder

amplifi HR are people & culture specialists working as a trusted extension of your team. We are a Sydney-based business consultancy specialising in strategic human resources support. We work remotely and onsite with a number of clients around Australia and internationally. ​amplifi HR enables your business to thrive and scale through your people and culture via our HR-as-a-service. What you need, as you need it, how you need it. Whether you require outsourced human resources support, a virtual HR Director, advice on setting up HR for the first time, or a specific project piece of work, we can build on your foundations and amplify your business. Founder Annaliese van Riet, has extensive experience building and scaling HR within start-ups, scaleups and growth businesses. When it comes to building high performance cultures, amplifi HR can see the big picture and can also implement and operationalise it. We know what makes great cultures tick. We know what it takes to balance the transactional with the strategic. We partner with you and your team to deliver creative people and culture solutions and recommendations on how to operationalise them.

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SocialGen - Director and Founder

Jeff Yang is the founding director of the world’s leading B2B Social Sales & Marketing Enablement agencies and has served as the Head of Digital with Australia’s most awarded digital marketing agencies. Today, Jeff works with dozens of globally recognised brands such as American Express, IBM and Hewlett Packard and trains hundreds of B2B professionals on how to use social media to grow their personal brands and promote their businesses online and generate qualified business opportunities. Jeff is a pioneer in the B2B Social Selling & Enablement space across Asia Pacific and is a valued mentor on this topic. He contributes regularly to entrepreneurial organisations such as The Entourage, Business Blueprint, Australian Computer Society, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council. Jeff is passionate about B2B Social and loves to share his experiences on how to use professional social networks to generate measurable and profitable outcomes for startups and established organisations alike.

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Ilan Gutman Consulting

Ilan Gutman Consulting - Director

Ilan is an experienced management consultant with a genuine passion for leveraging technology to drive improved business performance. Building on his experience as a Director of a boutique management consultancy and now an independent consultant, Ilan has a unique ability to seamlessly switch between the strategic lens and the technical detail required to get things done. This ability to work from idea to concept to execution has seen Ilan deliver innovative and impactful solutions. He has created business and financial models used by ASX200 companies in industries as diverse as retail, property, and wealth management. Ilan’s models are designed not just to forecast financials, but to simulate with expert sophistication the real-world business dynamics and interdependencies that can create or destroy value. His models have been used by clients to set and evaluate strategy, assess business cases, identify growth opportunities, proactively manage risks, and build alignment across the organisation. A number of Ilan’s larger corporate clients have also engaged him to re-introduce agility and innovation into their business. He has scoped, developed and deployed a number of workflow, process automation and reporting packages, helping his clients save costs and increase efficiency by adopting start-up philosophies and an agile development approach. Ilan is also an accomplished and respected facilitator, and has run multi-day workshops attended by 3,000+ participants. His commitment to technical mastery and his comfort at the strategic level have helped Ilan develop a facilitation style that resonates with C-Suite executives and frontline staff alike. He specialises in interactive and immersive experiences that drive engagement, retention, and alignment.

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Resolve HR

Nick Hedges - Founder & Director

ResolveHR works across many areas of Human Resources, covering aspects both within businesses and factors that are external. We can assist with: – terminations and underperformance, – performance management – general workplace HR advice – staff training, – defining of culture and values – ensuring HR compliance and risk minismisation, – management advice, – leadership coaching, – undertake HR audits, – workplace investigations, – mediatiion of disputes, – restructuring staff (including redundancies) We are the first point of contact for our clients when it comes to any requirements, concerns or questions relating to Human Resources

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Peter Browne

Intangible Communication Pty Ltd - Founder

A Pitch Coach who helps founders and executives communicate to investors, employees, clients and stakeholders with conviction, paSsion and integrity

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Chris Saad

Context Corp - Product & Startup Builder

Chris is a product & startup builder, serial entrepreneur & angel investor. Former Head of Product @ Uber Developer Platform, co-founder of the DataPortability Project. Chris is an Aussie living in both San Francisco & Brisbane. He is passionate about supercharging companies around the world by helping them to avoid key mistakes and fast forward to the future. Across a broad range of subjects (product, product marketing, fundraising, recruiting, business strategy, self-serve and enterprise sales, org structure etc), Chris brings 20+ years experience and intuition to bear to reduce time to success from 6 months to 6 weeks, from 6 weeks to 6 days, and from 6 days to 6 hours.

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Riad Chikhani

GAMURS Group - Founder & CEO

Young founder that enjoys building and developing local startups into rapidly growing international businesses. Founder & CEO of GAMURS Group, a leading e-Sports media network redefining gaming media.

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Rhyll Gardner

Rhyll Gardner - Consutlant, Accredited Advisory Board Chair and Executive Coach

Rhyll is a proven executive with over thirty years of broad experience along with innovation and execution skills developed through a combination of diverse roles managing businesses and leading strategic decision making, growth, turnarounds, critical operations, acquisitions, divestments and re-organization. She brings a depth and breadth of experience across the corporate, private and not-for-profit sectors to her clients and adds value through her ability to quickly interpret and apply a strategic, lateral thought process to problems and issues. Rhyll’s particular skills base includes:Leadership Coaching Advisory Board Chair Strategy – Planning and Execution Sales Performance and Business Development Results and Outcomes Governance and Board engagementRhyll is described as “an inspirational leader and a great role model”, as “highly energetic, focussed and organised”, “with a strategic focus and an eye for detail”. Over a long career in banking and financial services at St.George Bank, Westpac, Suncorp and BOQ, Rhyll filled executive management roles in treasury, risk, compliance, marketing, corporate banking, retail banking and group strategy. She played a key role in St George’s considerable growth and achievements as a business bank and extended this to retail banking, increasing performance, profitability, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. As Queensland MD, Rhyll presided over St George’s successful expansion into a challenging new market, building growth and brand awareness across the retail, business and wealth management sectors through all channels. As General Manager of Group Strategy for St George she drove strategic development and supported the division’s performance and at BOQ, she led the AUD440 million acquisition of Investec. Rhyll also has over 10 years of governance experience as a director in the finance, education, social services and arts sectors.

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Ron Schwartz

Brass Tacks - Founder

Ron is a highly experienced change agent, coach and adviser with over 20 years of experience helping leaders, teams and organisations improve their effectiveness and performance. His work has extended from mature multinationals to early stage startups. He has led successful transformation projects with large companies including in retail, financial services, SaaS, gaming, and energy. In his work with startups he has supported a variety of clients in retail, healthcare, insurance services/insuretech, food and beverage, and education. Successful business projects include: Turning around flagging sales for a US fashion retailer (increasing employee engagement, customer advocacy and same store comparative performance) Supporting the shift of a cloud based benefits administrator from start-up to EBITDA positivity More than doubling assets under management of a domestic boutique fund manager to become a global asset management leader Establishing clear and concise aspirations for a brand research startup and supporting growth of 70% Y-o-Y

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Mark Kehoe

Sastrugi Pty Ltd - Principal

Experienced Executive Director (private & ASX), early stage investor and advisor with over 20 years specialising in transformative digital/online/technology businesses. Successful track record of increasing business value through building and leading strategy and success through key periods of disruption, transformation, acquisitions, consolidation and growth, in C-suite and director roles. Hands on knowledge and extensive experience in the Australian, US and international technology & digital environment. Some of Mark’s career highligths are: Founding member of GraysOnline ecommerce group, Head of Digital at Virgin Australia, Investor and/or board member of disruptive innovators (startup through to public) in AU, US & EU, ED of ASX listed early stage AI company

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Peter Griffith

3Things Consulting - Managing Director

Peter is the Founder of 3Things Consulting, a firm specialising in unlocking the winning potential of organisations and individuals, particularly in customer experience, sales and service, and leader-led culture change. His expertise includes working with leaders to develop sales and customer experience strategy, shape culture through exceptional leadership and systems, and develop the capability of teams to win through sales and service excellence.

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Lucy Bloom

Lucy Flamingo Bloom - Consultant

Lucy Bloom is a consulting CEO. She is predominantly a fundraising consultant but also has particular expertise and an impressive track record in social media, communicating difficult concepts for mass appeal, branding, systems workflow and key measures for success. Lucy fixes companies and is skilled in business administration, human resources, cost and time efficiencies and digital streamlining. She has a special interest in working with grassroots organisations and is an ideas machine. As an experienced governance and fundraising consultant, she has led the establishment and transformation of major organisations, their boards, policy and procedure, company structure and constitutional change. This has given them a solid, streamlined and compliant foundation for significant, transparent growth at world-class standards.

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Alex Bradley

GO_Invent - Senior Innovation Consultant

Curious, brave and driven, Alex is passionate about innovation strategy and delivery via a combination of human centred design, agile, stage gate and lean startup methodology. With keen product and service design skills and as a perpetual customer advocate, she collaborates with cross functional subject matter experts to create transformational business opportunities, with a key focus on delivering exceptional customer experiences. Some of the highlights in her career:Innovation Consulting to corporates and currently a global FMCG growth hub, creating a transformational new line of business Innovation Manager at the RAC Innovation Hub Founded four companies: Griffin, LoCar, Elda and Strata Town Founder Institute Graduate 2015 Mentored startups/ scaleups through the Curtin University Ignition Programme and via the RAC Betterlabs Venture Fund

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The Funpreneur

Brett Baker - CEO

The Funpreneur is a unique business coaching service that helps entrepreneurs and business owners implement systems and automation that create the freedom for them to do the work they love.

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Leslie Barry - Managing Director

Exponentially teaches Pretotyping techniques to leading international and national corporates, start-up incubators, innovation investors and corporate accelerator programs. We work with innovators, ideators and product developers, helping people learn to fail safely and fast, by using real customer data to make informed decisions in pursuing ideas. Pretotyping was developed by Google and perfected at Stanford University – it’s a proven method that delivers real and tangible value. We’re passionate innovators and we’re passionate about driving innovation excellence. Led by the leading Pretotyping expert, Leslie Barry, the Exponentially team includes experienced and talented innovators, Pretotypers and trainers. You’re in great company. Some of our clients include Newscorp Australia, AGL, RACQ, RACV, P & G Singapore and more…

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Academy Xi is an ecosystem of practitioners and trainers in the fields of human-centred design, digital business and emerging technology.

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Growth Talent Partners

Kyle McGinty - Founder & Partner

Partner with Leading and Aspirational Technology-driven Growth Ventures to Source, Attract, Hire & Retain Exceptional People. From Product & Design teams through to Operational Leaders & C-Suite Executives we partner with our clients to develop and execute effective hiring strategies as well as helping implement a range of HR-related processes and programs.

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Intelligent Directions

Anthea Stevanovic - Director

Intelligent Directions is a boutique consultancy with a focus on delivering real results for our clients. Specialising in three key areas, being efficiency, strategy and growth. We have very distinct services that can help you to: – Document your organisational structure; – Implement structures into your business that will make it flow and increase efficiency; – Document all your policies and procedures; – Distill your strategy and set both long term and short term goals; – Teach you a system to achieve your goals with the help of your team.

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325 Consulting

Dominc Moore - Director & Co-Founder

Tim Carroll - Director & Co-Founder

The only recruitment consultancy focused on consulting talent, aligned to strategy, transformation and corporate development roles.

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Think Maven

Frances Frey - Founder

Think Maven is a trans-Tasman company focusing on developmental leadership from the inside-out. Following a decade-long career in corporate leadership roles, Frances is now a certified Master NLP Practitioner, Meta-Coach/P, and Developmental Coach. Think Maven helps CEOs, founders, STLs to discover their unconscious blind spots, limiting beliefs and behaviors. Through coaching and training programs, Frances offers new-found awareness, acceptance, and access to ones leading edge. Offering an integrated approach to leading Self first and foremost Frances helps her clients define and align their true leading potential through their team, culture, company, the industry at large. Applying NLP and developmental models to facilitate the full leadership potential through business and beyond helping clients shift from a ‘managing’ to a ‘leading’ belief + behavior system. – CLARITY Awareness of what you can’t see. Discover what you’re truly about, what you want to create & contribute to the world. – CONNECTION Connection to what you love. Discover & articulate your personal ‘why’ & access deeper levels of passion, purpose & potential. – CONFIDENCE TO ACT Your purpose in action. Confidence to take conscious action,  to make positive changes & to communicate with the world through new habits & healthy practices.

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Essential Shift

Laetitia Andrac - Founder

A change in position, direction, or focus. To go from one place to another. Essential Shift supports individuals, teams, and organisations on their journey of change. We help them dive within, make the shift they need and emerge with the right mindset and productive actions to bring their innovative project to life with clarity and impact. To do so, we combine the best of well-known business strategy and innovation frameworks with self development and mindfulness, in a unique multidisciplinary and holistic approach.

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Co-pilot Marketing

James Rendell - Director

Our services have been specifically designed to give growth-oriented businesses the confidence to invest in marketing, through providing their marketing staff with the tools, insight and direction to develop a winning marketing plan. We will help you give your marketer the development and direction they need, and the challenge they are hungry for.

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