Avril’s knowledge was impressive of the global situation; extremely well planned; insightful and interesting; it was a lot of fun, hardly noticed the learning aspect; Avril had great energy; practical session especially on giving constructive feedback; the understanding of self was excellent.
The feedback for all sessions has been terrific, the participants appear really motivated and inspired and much of that is thanks to your contribution.
Avril immediately impressed her audience through her passion, energy, professionalism and humour, together with the underlying content.
Avril is a fantastic presenter – energetic and engaging. She captivated a large audience of people leaders with her insights into Gen X and Y and the challenges and opportunities in managing them.
Through facilitation we help teams work together more effectively through a wide range of situations and changes. Our style is to draw on getting to people to reflect, challenge their thinking, understand and embrace difference to seek creative and innovative solutions to any business problems our clients may have.
Our approach to resolving people-related issues is business orientated. We consult to blue chip organisations and governments on communication strategies; leadership development; teamwork; attraction, retention and motivation of staff; managing change; resolving conflict; and mentoring and coaching.
Having benefited from coaching themselves, our coaches work with senior executives to enhance their leadership, communication and people management skills. We specialise in individual and group coaching (for middle managers) and tailor our sessions to three or four key areas an individual needs to develop for improved performance.
I felt so empowered. It was like I was given permission to view myself differently. I loved immersing myself around so much positivity.
Susan established her accounting and business advisory firm in Sydney in 1995 and advises hundreds of small and medium enterprises in all financial aspects of their business. She has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Masters in Commerce (Accounting) and a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning). She is a qualified CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant) and a member of Thought Leaders, a global movement of cross category, multi-disciplinary experts who come together to create positive change on the planet. She also holds non-executive advisory positions on the boards of five growing SME’s in Sydney.
Susan is a leading financial strategist with an uncanny ability to create lateral solutions to complex business and financial problems. She is sought after to give her financial and business ideas in the Australian media and business networks and has featured in leading Australian publications: Business Review Weekly, Sydney Morning Herald, Dynamic Small Business, Daily Telegraph, ANZ Small Business hub, Sydney Business and many investment publications.
Anne-Marie has extensive corporate management and business development experience within the banking and finance sectors and currently works in Director and Executive capacities with several organisations throughout Australia. These include insurance, liquor, pets, mortgage aggregation and business coaching industries. Anne-Marie also sits on the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia’s Tribunal.
In 1998 Anne-Marie started The Loans Café, pioneering the first retail/shopfront mortgage broking company in Australia. In March 2000, The Loans Café partnered with another broking company to form Finance & Systems Technology Pty Ltd (F.A.S.T., an aggregation company in the mortgage broking sector with funds under management totalling in excess of $AUD 30 Billion). In September 2007, she became the principal owner of FAST with the remaining ownership owned by Challenger Financial Services Group. Anne-Marie remained as Chairman of FAST until the sale to National Australia Bank in January 2010.
Anne-Marie recently won an award for “Most Inspiring Woman of the Year – Business” and was presented this award by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, Governor General of Australia.