Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, LinkedIn Influencer & TV personality

I am back home to Sydney after a busy week. The first half saw me in Sydney speaking all things #IWD, whilst the second half had me travelling the country sharing my thoughts on leadership, customer experience and entrepreneurship.  I was in Melbourne as part of my role as a director of the Faculty of Business and Economics for the University of Melbourne, in the Gold Coast speaking for the Pharmacy Guild, before finishing in Mount Isa as the keynote speaker for the local Zonta Clubs #IWD awards dinner.
I’m feeling tremendously fortunate to meet so many different types of business owners. However, every business person that I met this week is working as hard as they ever have, and life is just not getting any easier for Small Business and entrepreneurs. Though, those that I met appeared eager to learn, curious and interested.

Last week

International Women’s Day – Wednesday 8th March

  • Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award 2017
  • InterPublic Group Women’s Leadership Network
  • MCN launch of the Redii.com platform
  • HubSpot’s International Women’s Day – Fireside Chat (available in full in my private group)
  • Annual Foundation Dinner | Faculty of Business and Economics Board (Melb Uni)
  • 2017 Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s APP National Conference
  • Zonta Club of Mount Isa’s International Women’s Day Dinner

Coming Up

  • Focus on Shark Tank invested companies
  • Heads Over Heels Advisory Board Meeting
  • Lunch with fellow ‘Shark’ Andrew Banks
  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation – IMPACT for CP Research Briefing
  • Lunch with entrepreneur and founder of ‘Hey You’ – Rebekah Campbell
  • 5.30 Thursday join me here with your questions – FB live exclusive for the community

Thought for the week:

without happy people in an organization, it is very hard for a customer to have a happy experience with the business

What I am reading:

What I wrote recently:

In the media last week:

RedBalloon founder and Shark Tank investor Naomi Simson: On learning to listen

“Often we get people who come before us whose ideas aren’t fully evolved yet. What often happens is we see people come in and they are so in love with what they think they’re going to do they actually can’t listen. The critical thing to business growth is your ability to listen. We were given two ears and one mouth for a reason.”

Where to get:

Quote of the week:

Everyone talks about building a relationship with your customer. I think you build with your employees first.

Grow & Scale Your Business by Naomi Simson

Tell Naomi a little bit about your business by completing the questions below. (It will take less than 60 seconds)

Answering your #1 Biggest Business Challenge question tip: 

Go beyond just saying "Poor Cashflow" or "Unreliable Team". 

Instead, give Naomi details & specifics on how this is currently your #1 Biggest Business Challenge. 

I.e. "Every month I'm struggling to pay my bills on time because there just isn't consistent cash flow coming into the business. I've tried sticking to budgets in the past & pay myself less to keep some extra funds aside for emergencies, but still every month there seems to be another financial fire to be put out. I don't know what to do about it, so I'm just grinding it out."


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