Judeth Wilson is a recognised and respected international authority in the corporate training industry.
She has nearly 20 years experience in creating and designing proven, successful, soft-skills training courses using the science of ‘Accelerated Learning’.
Judeth has a BA in Journalism, is an Advanced Toastmaster, Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP Practioner) and has an Australian Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.
She leads and trains an international network of specialised industry trainers through her company, Upfront Communications.
Her super-power of identifying trends means that the magnates of the corporate world turn to her for advice—advice on how to keep ahead of the game and how to maximize progress within their industry.
The organisers of major business awards approach her for advice, seeking to give their finalists the opportunity to benefit from her expertize—which she is honored to impart.
Judeth is the acclaimed author of three books, The Inside Secrets of Powerful Presenters: How to get enthusiastic applause, even a standing ovation, every time you speak; Cracking the Corporate Training Code; and, most recently, Training Works: Better People, Better Bottom Line, which was co-authored with a select few of her leading specialist trainers.
In 1997, Judeth founded Upfront Communications, and it has become Australia’s largest training organisation for the full range of soft skills. Upfront Communications’ innovatory approach lies in its network of highly specialized trainers who design and customize training to meet individual client needs.
Through the advanced tailoring of ‘Accelerated Learning’ principles, the company creates multi-media training that is interactive, productive and fun. Results are measurably at least 60% greater than the very best lecture-style training.
Satisfied clients include companies such as Sanofi Aventis, Grant Thornton, DHL, Hewlett-Packard, NCAA, Enigma Health, BT, 3M, USAID, Johnson and Johnson, De La Roux Currencies, Tate and Lyle, Novartis and Thomas Cook.
Judeth also founded and created a top-of-the-game, unique training course and business: the Trainers Ultimate Toolkit. In this course, Judeth shares with trainers the remarkable depth and breadth of her expertize. It also provides trainers with step-by-step information on how to establish and grow their own training business and how to market themselves effectively.
And she has achieved the lifestyle of her dreams. It is is how Judeth lives today. She travels the world with her family, helping trainers, sharing her expertize and visiting the best restaurants on earth…
…Because Judeth loves to indulge her passion for fine dining, and also enjoys immersing herself in the cuisine of all the countries she visits. One by one, she is ticking the world’s premier degustation restaurants off her bucket list. Unfortunately, however, after experiencing each of these amazing menus, she delights in trying to reproduce the gourmet event for her friends and family. Allegedly, her friends and family still love her.
Dawn Russell is the ‘Heartware’® specialist – a people strategist who specialises in leadership skills, helping organisations develop profitable and productive people while creating an internal culture that competitors cannot easily copy. Both an engaging speaker and innovative trainer and facilitator, Dawn has proven, hands-on sales management and leadership experience, having spent more than 10 years as an executive with one of the world’s most awarded airlines, Singapore Airlines.
Training and speaking on improving the productivity and profitability of people, leadership in the workplace, emotional intelligence, interpersonal skills, winning sales and service entrepreneurship, Dawn is an inspiring communicator whose major strength lies in her ability to communicate difficult concepts with great clarity and to a wide variety of audiences.
Her guiding principle is that while anyone these days can copy your hardware, almost no one can replicate your ‘Heartware’TM- your people – and she serves as the catalyst for change in organisations that have a vision to excel through people and create exceptional business relationships.
Dawn is a member of the National Speakers’ Association of Australia and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Adult Training & Development. You wouldn’t think it looking at her, but her passion for training and leadership began some 19 years ago at the end of a rifle, when she served in the Australian Army Reserve. She’s also conquered a half-iron man triathlon, finishing 5th woman over the line, and is a living example that anything can be achieved by having the correct mental state.
This trainers certainly knows how to really connect with people and how to help them master change through innovative learning techniques. She understands the workforce challenges faced by organisations today and tailors all of her training sessions to meet both financial and productivity goals.
Dawn’s client list includes, Audi Centre Perth, Singapore Airlines, WIPRO (Mumbai, India), The Duxton Hotel, City of Perth, Chooks Fresh & Tasty, Dianella Medical Centre, Cartridge World, 2XU, Life Resolutions, the Jim’s Group, Churchill Health Centre, Staff Link Recuitment and Open2view.
If you’re looking to create an organisational culture that even your competitors will talk about, you couldn’t do better than to talk to Dawn.
Kylie Warry We all communicate on a daily basis but who has ever been taught the most effective way? Effective communication is essential for our survival in business today but how many of us know our communication strengths?
Kylie has over 15 years of training and management experience in public and private business settings. She delivers a variety of training programs to teams and business focusing on Communication. Primarily, on how communication affects leadership, team dynamics, relationships and productivity within a team.
Using a variety of training techniques, the DISC communication tool, Workplace Motivators, games, videos, discussion groups, case studies and role-play activities, Kylie is committed to providing a dynamic, interactive and educational experience. Delegates have a unique experience that helps them to understand their individual strengths as a communicator as well as areas for development both individually and as a team. Training is tailored to your unique team requirements to focus on areas of priority such as team communication, sales, customer service, leadership, or managing conflict.
Kylie has worked most recently with companies such as Univar Australia, Catholic Care, The Department of Defence and the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Commonwealth Bank and many SME’s. Training focused on assisting these businesses develop communication skills to shift their business to a new level of understanding, cohesiveness and productivity.
Troy Quaife has spent over 20 years working in and with businesses throughout Australia in the customer service and sales industries.
With a career that began serving customers face to face on the retail sales floor within the electrical industry, Troy quickly progressed into a management career, whilst continuing his passion for dealing directly with customers, closing sales on the retail floor.
Troy’s management skill and passion for the success of his teams, led him down the path towards training and coaching. In part this is because most of the training he attended in his career had been “snoozefests” which made it difficult to take anything away from, let alone implement the changes. So this is where his ability shines!
With Troy’s history of working within the very competitive electrical industry as a top flight salesperson, he specialises in Sales and Negotiation Techniques. Troy’s training is always entertaining as well as informative therefore ensuring that participants walk away from every session empowered with the confidence and tools to implement all of the skills that they have been taught, and because of this his participants have excellent results…not just days after the session, but months and years also.
Some of the clients Troy has presented to include Flight Centre, James Cook University, Sony Centre, Apollo Patio’s and Queensland Department of Economic Development and Innovation, further illustrating his ability to get results from a wide range of people and ages.
Troy is also the co-author of “Training Works – Better People, Better Bottom Line” where he wrote about the Fundamentals of Selling. In addition he has also featured in the international television show “Trainers On Trial” where he offered advice on a range of topics including retailing, sales, management and effective writing for business.
Troy’s passion for his specialties and true love of training the topics will ensure that your teams receive the best training via the methods that best suit them.
Alexina Baldini is a psychologist with over 25 years of experience providing support to organisations and individuals involved in workplace change and adaptation. She has specialist expertise in assisting recovery from workplace trauma, providing psychological services from early intervention through to focused rehabilitation services. She also has a background in human resources and workforce development and training.
Qualifications held by Alexina include a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training, an Advanced Certificate in Supervision, a Bachelor in Behavioural Sciences, a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent and Child Psychology, and a Master of Psychology (Forensic). Her memberships include the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychology, Psychiatry and the Law; the Australian Institute of Company Directors; the Australian Psychological Society; the Australasian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies; and Crisis Intervention and Management Australasia, an organisation she currently heads up as President.
Alexina is an experienced mediator and regularly is involved in consultations that are designed to enhance collaborative relationships and resolve conflict. She specialises in consultancy that can be preventative in nature, minimising future costs, promoting employee engagement and encouraging attributes consistent with employer of choice provisions. Her special interests include workers compensation assessments and supporting individuals in their recovery from trauma. She also specialises in workplace investigations aimed to enhance optimal functioning of individuals, teams and businesses.
Dynamic in her presentation style and readily able to engage a variety of workplace audiences, Alexina brings organisational attunement and adaptability to her training, encouraging participants to gain the most from their training experience and enhancing their ability to fulfil their work roles, enabling the business to flourish and attract success.
Greg Rogers is the Founder and CEO of REthink HQ, the Sales Pipeline Specialists.
He is the creator of both the REthink 8-Stage Infinity Sales Pipeline and the 5Ps Framework – tools that help you to transform your entire sales function and your business.
Take 25+ years of sales and marketing experience in the corporate world with global brands such as Pepsi, Vodafone, Unilever and HP. Add in ownership and operation of a number of successful, award-winning businesses.
Mix both of those with methodologies learned from studying the principles of Organisational Behaviour Management and Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Finally, combine all that together with a GREAT love of sport…..
And what you get is practical, pragmatic training and coaching that is extremely innovative – that works – and that STICKS! There might even be a side of some fun in there for good measure.
Working both internationally and throughout Australia, Greg has taken the concept of Accelerated Learning to a whole new level.
The training and coaching that Greg delivers isn’t just about tell, tell, tell, where you only come away with an idea of what you should be doing…..
Instead, Greg helps you understand actually HOW to do it!
Full of tips, tricks, models, hacks, methodologies, and best practice, it’s about rich, actionable content that you can unleash straight away.
Greg loves living in the coastal city of Perth, Western Australia, known as one of the most remote cities in the world, as it drives his love for travel and adventure.
He is passionate about raising awareness of both Autism and Mental Health.
When not working at transforming sales pipelines you will probably find Greg, being a true foodine (lover of food and wine), trying out the latest bar, restaurant or café in Perth.
Specialising in Effective Supervision and Leadership, Sue Wheatcroft is able to Enhance your business by up-skilling your management and staff.
Over the past 20 years, Sue has managed her own very successful Accounting Practice. Her dedication to get quality results for her clients has seen her practice grow in leaps and bounds and now boasts clients all over Australia.
Sue has worked hard to build a dynamic team of qualified staff. She actively develops their experience and know-how and combines that with efficient internal procedures, dynamic workflow and technology. Her team take pride in their reputation for personalised professional service.
This trainer’s passion for cultivating great team dynamics is evident in the workshops that she presents on ‘Effective Supervision and Leadership’.
She has almost 20 years experience lecturing at the Great Southern Institute of Technology. Classes consist of Mature Age students of Accounting and training is delivered in Australian Taxation Law; Bookkeeping and Accounting. Sue has a reputation as a dynamic and passionate lecturer, and has been nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award by students, showing that they appreciate her style and ability to get difficult concepts across in an easily understandable manner.
Even though English is her only language, she is able to connect with people from all walks of life and from other countries. This has proven invaluable in dealing with both clients and overseas students as they appreciate the effort taken to make them feel at ease.
Sue is a sort after presenter to Property Investor Groups all over Australia on the taxation ramifications of potential investments and her Interests include: travel, reading and public speaking.
Steven Valentine is a corporate trainer and professional business coach specialising in leadership and team communication strategies. Steven has successfully worked across the spectrum of large corporations to small business in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and North America, training and coaching individuals and teams to lead and communicate more effectively, producing high performing and self managed teams.
Steven is an ICF trained Coach with over 1500 hours of coaching individuals on Leadership, Personal Development, Business Management Strategies and Effective Communication. Combined with 15 years experience of soft skills training and facilitation to large and diverse groups, Steven is able to build immediate trust with individuals to draw out insight, empower, motivate and inspire a collaborative and inclusive approach to group decision making and problem solving.
Steven draws on a myriad of evidenced-based tools and models from the latest research in positive psychology, contemporary neuroscience, adult learning, change management theory and emotional intelligence, He has personal experience managing large and diverse teams over a range of different industries and this, together with his strong ability facilitate discussion using powerful questioning, improves thinking and ignites passion in individuals, promoting positive change that produces results.
Whether it is coaching, team training or group facilitation, Steven prides himself on his energetic yet warm, engaging and inclusive style and is 100% committed to supporting teams to work in alignment and with consensus, leading to ultimate business success.
Rachel Barnes is passionate about living life to its fullest potential and believes that every day, hour and minute should count!
Knowing there is an ever increasing need for managing business, personal time and technology, Rachel is the leading specialist in combining the people skills training of Time Management and the technical skills of Timesaving Tips in Outlook into one versatile course.
Teaching has run in her family for 3 generations, she is a qualified teacher and has been a leading Business and IT Trainer since 1998.
Working with hundreds of clients locally, nationally and internationally, Rachel knows the pressure today’s business environment puts on people’s time, and how difficult it can be to have a work/life balance. Running a successful training business and household with 2 young children she knows the ultimate value of effective time management!
In addition to her years of business and personal experience, Rachel has a wealth of qualifications. They include a degree in Business, a Diploma in Education, and the current Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training. Rachel is also a Microsoft Office User Specialist and a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner.
Rachel loves to help people reach their potential and finds nothing more rewarding than making a difference to each and every delegate through her training. She believes when training she must ensure they learn something new and relevant and that they leave feeling motivated to apply what they have learnt to their workplace and life.
Her dynamic courses combine learning with interaction, self internalisation and fun!
Neville Smith has more than twenty years experience in business management. Working for two of Australia’s biggest retailers, he has been responsible for hundreds of staff over this time. For years Neville has managed both large and small teams, and helped shape a positive outcome regardless of the task or location, some of which were in some of Australia’s most remote regions.
Understanding the importance of communication in a business environment, Neville has continually developed his written and verbal skills. He has learnt how to write and deliver powerful speeches, how to influence others with just of a few words, and how to word written correspondence that gets answered. This had been through both formal in informal means.
Currently completing a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Language, Literacy and Numeracy, as well as completing Business Writing courses with various institutions have helped hone Neville’s skills. He has been teaching Business Writing to others since 2012, as part of his current role as a Trainer and Facilitator.
Being excited about the learning experience and believing in his responsibility to teach delegates something new, valuable and highly relevant is important to Neville. Using a variety of training techniques in consultation with the client, he ensures every course is dynamic, interactive and educational. His passion for communication and natural enthusiasm ensures that high levels of energy are maintained.
Over the years, Neville has also been involved with many organisations, both large and small. From small shopping centre owners to international mining companies, Neville has worked alongside many groups generating ideas for the benefit of others; Community advisory groups, retailers associations and tourism panels all benefited from Neville’s input. He has also assisted FESA and the SES with disaster relief. Currently delivering training to a variety of companies, including Keystart Homes, Chess Removals, Woolworths, Airlite Group and Amcap, Neville uses his experience to tailor his training specific to the client. To help him better understand and assist two of his clients employees, one deaf the other autistic he also has completed a Mentoring Co-workers with a Disability (MCD) course.
In addition to his extensive retail management experience, Neville is a director of two companies, and qualified with a Diploma of Management from Deakin University. Neville has a perspective from the client’s point of view; he understands the enormous responsibility to be an employer. An active toastmaster, Neville knows the finer detail of communicating effectively to a group of people and still enjoying the process.
Sarah Savvas is a corporate trainer who specialises in driving sales through exceptional customer service. With a degree in Media & Communications and qualifications in Business Management and Corporate Training, as well as having owned two hospitality based businesses of her own, Sarah has a keen understanding and appreciation for the importance of exceptional service when looking to increase sales and grow a business.
Sarah has worked most recently with companies such as Univar Australia, Catholic Care, The Department of Defence and the Department of Environment and Climate Change, Commonwealth Bank and many SME’s. Training focused on assisting these businesses develop communication skills to shift their business to a new level of understanding, cohesiveness and productivity.
Leigh Aitken is a fully qualified trainer and among his numerous qualifications, holds a Diploma in Vocational Education and Training.
Leigh facilitates training in some 50 professional and personal development workshops covering a wide range of topical business issues training in excess of 7,000 people from hundreds of businesses. Leigh is also an accredited FISH! Trainer.
Leigh also works as a coach and mentor, helping business people across a range of industries to develop their skills, knowledge and experience
Leigh’s extensive experience stems from 25+ years working as a senior manager for local, national and international organisations. Leigh has worked in Retail, Tourism, Hospitality, Transport, Warehousing and Distribution, Marketing, Advertising and Sales.
Leigh is recognised as a creative thinker, an entertaining presenter and an inspiring public speaker. He delivers training in a fun, relaxed atmosphere that engages participants to maximise the learning experience.
Leigh is a Generation X’er who, in his spare time, serves as President for one of the largest and most successful tennis clubs in South Australia. Leigh also volunteers as a team leader with Operation Flinders – a remote outback intervention program for at risk youth. He also enjoys reading tarot cards and playing a bit of harmonica!
Dr Rie Natalenko is the Director and Principal Trainer at The Write Impression—a corporate training company which specialises in training people to communicate for business success.She has spe
nt her life teaching and training people to write—in government, business, and the arts, at University, TAFE and high school, in situations ranging from large groups to one-on-one mentoring.
An award-winning and published writer, she has won Australian and International awards for screenwriting and many other forms of writing.
Her aim is to help businesses achieve their potential, and this is the focus of her training courses. She is a skilled and charismatic presenter whose presentation skills really make the workshops fun.
Her qualifications are excellent: a Dip Ed and an Honours Masters degree in Education, a Masters and Doctorate in Writing, and a current Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
Recently Rie has combined her skills in training trainers with one of her other passions, creative arts. She now runs very successful workshops and coaching sessions for arts practitioners who want to set up their own classes and workshops.
Based in NSW, Australia, she will travel anywhere. She even teaches on cruise ships! Ah, teaching while cruising… it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it!
Angela O’Connell has over 20 years experience in consumer and corporate sales environments, and brings practical skills, passion, and know how to the training room. Working for one of Australia’s largest media houses, she has been responsible for millions of dollars of advertising revenue and client exposure. Angela’s experience working in competitive, high pressure sales environments, means she fully understands the demands placed on team members on a daily basis, the importance of how we communicate with stakeholders, delivering highly engaging presentations, providing exceptional customer and account management services.
Working with the principles of DiSC, Angela has an even deeper understanding of the behaviour that motivates and drives individuals, and the strategies required to optimise team results. She has a firm belief in understanding our own behaviour, motivators and stressors in order to best deal with different, and difficult situations, and consistently deliver positive outcomes internally and externally. Her experiences and stories are relatable, which makes her training interactive and engaging for delegates.
In addition to years of business and personal experience, Angela has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and is accredited in DiSC. Her love of training, combined with her exuberant and dynamic approach, ensures that your team will be empowered and inspired, and most importantly, equipped with the tools to take your business to the next level and beyond.
When you work with Natascha Lavery, clarity, self-direction and motivation increase swiftly. Using her unique blend of perspectives in business, education and neuropsychology she facilitates laser accurate insight and strategic analysis. This way the most effective tactical approach can be chosen and execution barriers melt away.
Coaching with Natascha is an entertaining and energising conversation reflecting your values and brief. Using diagrams and models, anecdotes and metaphors she opens up perspectives and breaks down limits.
Natascha began her career in organisational change management in the 1980s in the US. She developed expertise in strategic analysis and project management, on assignment around the States and Europe in diverse organisations from start-ups to global franchises. She managed direct reports and a multi-continent team up until the 1990’s.
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