Main navigation

Naomi Simson philanthropic

The question I am asked a lot is “what do you do now that you are not the CEO of RedBalloon?” Whilst life is busy, it is not chaotic – it is purposeful.

Last MoCentre Manager, Mary and Inday I visited Barnardos Australia’s Auburn Centre. It enables families in crisis to get the help they need all in the one place – an extended family if you wish. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Centre Manager, Mary Haiek. She has worked directly with hundreds of families in crisis over the past 10 years and has witnessed the benefits of integrated service delivery first hand. The overarching purpose of the visit was for fellow Ambassador Jacinta and I, to immerse ourselves in  the work of Barnardos Australia in the local community, and to meet the team working on the flagship Mother of the Year campaign.At The Star event with Sally and Greg

Tuesday had me at The Star for their International Women’s Day event with Sally Obermeder and Greg Hawkins – a fabulous event celebrating inspiring women.

By Wednesday I found myself in Auckland, having the privilege of speaking to 200 odd CFO’s at the NZ CFO Summit. I met and heard Shaun Rean talk about the rise of consumerism in China and the massive business opportunity that that represents.

On Thursday, still in Auckland, I set myself to work catching up on all things RedBalloon New Zealand we have many many new suppliers joining the range and many new big initiatives about to launch. It was great to be waving the #redballoon flag.

At the CFO SummitFriday was a great inspirational meeting with Julio De Lafitte founder of Unstoppables – talking all things entrepreneurial and innovation. His great passion for financial independence is infectious.

The weekend saw me at #TasteofSydney with the incredible RedBalloon team – what a huge job they did getting the classes arranged so Sydney could get a taste of what RedBalloon can offer by way of dining and culinary experiences – we aren’t just good for skydiving! – why don’t you check out the website for some more fab ideas? I got to taste Chef Justin Cincotta’s beautiful food from The Thievery. It was a real treat!

This Week:

Monday – Briefing for the Paralympics fund raiser, Redii team meeting, walk and talk with Nick Baker RedBalloon CEO – Sydney
Tuesday – Local Government Conference  – Brisbane
Wednesday – Meeting with Ready to Soar publisher – Sydney
Thursday – Special Olympics breakfast and Domino’s lunch – Brisbane
Friday– Recording Podcast for Ready to Soar launch – Sydney

Cheese tasting!

 


Reader Interactions

Leave a comment
*All fields are required

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

join the conversation
@ the huddle
Click to discover how I can help you progress to the next level through my Facebook Community The Huddle.

@naomisimson

  • So great hanging out with @redballoonexperiences first ever customer at the reveal of the Big Red Group! #bigredgroup
  • Perks! Fun at @studio10au eating chocolate crack pie by @Yasmin_Newman
  • Live from 9.30 #studio10 always fun to shoot the breeze with @whatsarahsnapped @joe_hildebrand @jessjrowe and #ItaButtrose #sharktankau Wearing @carlazampatti @ten_insider
  • They have given us the night off #midtermbreak see you next week Tuesday night on #channelten @sharktankau
  • I'm not famous for being subtle. Words create your reality so you need to speak them consistently & loudly.

follow

download the book

To learn more, enter your email for a FREE copy of Ready To Soar, Chapter One.

close x
  • enter your first name
  • enter your email
  • join the community

    To Learn more, enter
    email for a Free
    copy of Ready to Soar,
    Chapter One
    plus an invitation to join
    The Huddle Facebook community.

  • enter your name
  • enter you email