Public Speaking

Words flow effortlessly, and public speaking and mentoring have become my personal growth and development areas, as they provide an excellent platform to connect with like-minded individuals and share valuable insights.

I have had the privilege of speaking on a variety of topics, including:

  1. Business diversification: Exploring the strategies and benefits of expanding one’s business ventures.
  2. Overcoming career/business setbacks: Sharing personal experiences and lessons learned in overcoming obstacles and setbacks in professional life.
  3. Work-life balance: Discussing the significance of maintaining a healthy equilibrium between work and personal life.
  4. Importance of personal branding: Highlighting the role of personal branding in professional success and growth.
  5. Women in business: Shedding light on the experiences and challenges women face in business and advocating for gender equality and empowerment.

By sharing my knowledge and experiences, I strive to empower individuals and inspire them to reach their full potential. In addition, through these speaking engagements, I can create meaningful connections and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Please get in touch if you’re interested in having me speak at your event or engage in mentoring activities.

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Melbourne Start-up Weekend at RMIT

I worked closely with two groups who pitched their business ideas as part of RMIT’s Start-Up Weekend. I mentored the groups and provided advice across a broad range of topics, including their pricing models, their product to market fit and how they would launch a minimal viable product.

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Topic: Your diversity, your strength: Empowering women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.

This was an insightful night of discussion, community, and networking. I joined a panel of other reputable female entrepreneurs including the Founder and Director of Wimmigrants of Australia, Alma Besserdin, Co-founder of Incubate Foundation and Change Architects, Zione Walker-Nthenda, as well as Founder and CEO of Global CQ, Anoushka Gungadin. We shared our personal journeys, the challenges faced when developing our startups to grants and initiatives available right through to what others can do as responsible colleagues and counterparts. See the full video here.

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Deakin Uni

Deakin University

Topic: Importance of Personal Branding.

I presented a 90-minute workshop with a multi-disciplinary group of students (and alumni) at Deakin University. This workshop’s objective was to showcase a memorable presentation of the importance of Personal Branding to allow the attendees to learn, interact, and take something away that they could apply to their own brands. The workshop’s feedback was that the students absolutely loved the real-world examples and the fact that I was so raw and candid about my successes with my personal brand. Here’s my post covering personal branding.

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Melbourne Business Week

Organised by Melbourne Business Network

Topic: Business Fit... the Juggling Act

I joined three other inspiring women including Kate Cornick – CEO Launch Vic; Vicki MacDermid – Partner, Pitcher Partners; Simone Austin – Advanced Sports Dietitian and President of Sports Dietitians Australian to answer tough questions about work, life balance, equal pay, harassment, career opportunities and much more.

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Networking Breakfast

Professional Networking Career Breakfast at Crown Towers

Topic: How to stand out, impact and accomplish.

Organised by the Australasian Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, this was their 5th Annual Careers Breakfast. I was invited to participate as a panellist discussing and providing valuable insights into a start-up business’s challenges. Over 100 graduates and young professionals attended this event.

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Get in touch

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