Rachel Service – CEO, The Happiness Concierge

Rachel Service – CEO, The Happiness Concierge

Rachel Service

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022. | 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Rachel Service is all about changing cultures to make them a positive environment, giving more meaning to your working life and avoiding burnout. Having suffered twice in her life from burn out, Rachel is a big believer in looking after yourself.

Rachel normally works with big blue chip companies helping people get ‘more’ out of work. She’s even written a book about it – There Has To Be More – The Essential Guide to Personal Growth – and she is going to share some of her strategies and insights with us, to ensure that 2022 is your best year yet!

Rachel is always smiling, has a wicked sense of humour and we defy you not to feel great about yourself after this event.

JJ Ferrari – Sales with a twist!

JJ Ferrari – Sales with a twist!

JJ Ferrari

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2022. | 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Joanna (JJ) Ferrari is an extraordinary woman with an impressive and extensive career in sales and start ups. We love her!

JJ has had a few dramatic transformations in her life, not least the move from being GM of Tony Robbins’ organisation and very much involved in the whole ‘guru’ movement in the US, to running her own businesses in Australia.

In this event JJ is going to discuss how she has started three businesses during the last two covid-ridden years, and the unusual strategies she has used to grow them.

You’ll love JJ. She really knows her stuff and if you want to dil up the sales for your business, this session is a must!

Michel Hogan – Brand Counsel

Michel Hogan – Brand Counsel

Michel Hogan

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2022. | 12:00PM – 1:30PM

Are you keeping your brand promises? Michel Hogan has created her own job definition because it didn’t exist prior to her inventing it! As a highly sought after business strategist, Michel is known as a Brand Counsel, and is obsessed with the ‘promises’ we make in our business and whether we keep them or not.

After many years working in the US with big (and small) brands to do their marketing and visual branding, Michel returned to Australia with a firm idea about brands, and that they are not about logos or marketing. They are about integrity.

Michel is totally compelling and you won’t want to miss this event. Her insights are grounded in a huge amount of experience, and you are bound to walk away from this event thinking about your business and your brand in an entirely different way.

Annette Densham – PR and Awards Guru

Event Date & Time: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2022. | 12:00PM – 1:30PM

 Do you wonder if it’s worth entering for awards like The Stevies or Telstra Business Awards? Are you skeptical about what you would get out of it? Or maybe you just don’t know which ones to apply for and how to answer the questions?


Annette Demsham, co-founder of The Audacious Agency and Awards guru is joining us to share all her expertise in this area (she has helped gazillions of women win awards, in case you were wondering!) and to explain why it is totally worth it to be entering as many awards as you can.

Annette is a great story teller and raconteur so you’ll thoroughly enjoy this talk. And we promise you will want to start entering yourself for awards by the end of the session!

Lynnaire Johnston

Event Date & Time: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022. | 12:00PM – 1:30PM


Do you love LinkedIn? Would you like to know how it works and what new features are available?
LinkedIn currently has over 660 million registered users, with 303 million of them being active on a monthly basis. 90 million of these users are senior-level influencers, and 63 million are in decision-making positions.
You really need to be on it to be found these days.
Join us for our first virtual Learning Table event for 2022 featuring the amazing Lynnaire Johnston, the #1 LinkedIn expert in NZ’s and author of bestselling books on the topic.
Lynnaire is really knowledgeable, fun and easy to understand. You won’t want to miss her talk and the opportunity to ask questions afterwards.

Zoe Routh – Founder of Inner Compass, Author of People Stuff

Zoe is the author of People Stuff and is an Australian leadership expert who specialises in helping business leaders navigate the complexities of dealing with their teams and colleagues to make it all easier. But as a Canadian, it’s been an interesting journey getting here! She has always had an adventurous spirit and loves the great outdoors so she loved working at the Summer Camps that they run in the US and Canada for school kids. She went from being a leader in some local camps to wanting to spread her wings and do more of it! She knew about Outward Bound, the international network that focuses on outdoor education, and applied to become an instructor for the Australian version. Then she didn’t want to leave!

After 10 years there, rising to become the Foundation Coordinator, she decided to take what she has learned and apply it to corporate leaders. These days Zoe is an author, speaker and mentor to many business leaders. You’ll love her story!

Karen Ostenried, Founder of The Matanya Effect

Karen Ostenried has an amazing story, and business to share! She currently offers leadership training using horses as an example of teamwork and how people can work together. But her story as to how she arrived at her current business is fascinating. She started her career as a scientist,specialising in medical research and commercial biotechnology and so we HAD to talk about the pandemic! From there she describes how the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 devastated her personally, and her community in Kinglake, Victoria, and it was on the back of that awful event that she created her business, The Matanya Effect. She is the Choir Director for the Kinglake Phoenix group, created to help lift the spirits of the local community after the bushfires ravaged the area and so many people lost their homes. She also coaches people on stage presence and speaking skills and so much more. Karen’s positive spirit and energy in the face of awful tragedy is really inspiring and and you will love it too.

Mia Maze – CEO and Founder of Mazey Consulting

Mia Maze is an absolute dynamo! After blagging her way into an international role with realestate.com.au, after suggesting to the CEO that they could move into international sales, she spent 3 years travelling backwards and forwards to Belgium, Italy and the UK securing properties and buyers from overseas. This was followed by a stint in a senior role for Endota Spa, which she absolutely loved, Then it was time to get out of the city and so she started a business called Click Click Boom and moved to the Morning Peninsual in Melbourne. The experience of living outside of the city appealed to their family so much that they decided to go further afield and ended up in the Bega Valley in southern NSW.
Having such a great business background, and being an entrepreneur, meant she quickly caught the eye of the Bega Council and started the Bega Valley Innovation hub in 2018. The BVIH served as an engagement space to attract and retain professionals in the region and to bring new ideas to market. Mia wanted to help the local entrepreneurs to think BIG! She started an iAccelerate program to help them on their journey.
These days mia is still involved with the BVIH but she also runs her own consulting business, Mazey Consulting. As her name suggests, Mia is ah-may-zing and has so much passion for entrepreneurship, you’ll love this episode.

Christine Khor – Co-Founder, Peeplcoach.com and Peeplmatch

Chris Khor is a wonder woman! Having run her HR company for marketing peeps for a couple of decades (with some name changes and shuffling of staff), she realised that there was a weird thing going on in the business. The people who were getting the advanced leadership courses were the executive teams – but it is middle management who need it if they are going to get to the next stage! So she started Peeplcoach, offering on-demand executive coaching. It’s a brand spanking new business but one that clearly fills a gap. Starting her career in FMCG at companies like Kraft, Christine and a friend realised that there was a need for a recruitment company to help organisations find great marketers, and at that stage, there weren’t any so she jumped out of her corporate role and started an agency. She grew the agency, found a new partner, became part of a multi-office network and then downsized. That agency is still going, albeit with a new name, Chorus Executive. Two children and 20 years later, Chris is passionate about making change and is also actively working with The Hunger Project, a glocal organisation with the goal of ending world hunger by 2030.

Lisa Hollinshead – Founder, OneAnother Community

Lisa Hollinshead is so open and generous with her story you will be gripped! Lisa’s description of getting caught in Spain during the first lockdown in 2020 is a case of bad luck all around. Her timing was terrible! She also talks about how the pandemic was the impetus for creating the OneAnother Community which offers help and support for people in the community who feel isolated and alone, or who need help. But Lisa’s life has been super interesting up to this point. Born in the UK, Lisa decided quite early on that she wanted to be in PR, so she studied it and then soon after, decided she wanted to move to Australia where she was offered a job. Soon after, she started her own agency. She also has an amazing story of her ‘miracle baby boy and how he has conceived and her relationship with his dad. Lisa is funny, self-deprecating and super lovely to chat to. She has some fantastic stories to share and what she has learned along the way. This is one interview not to miss!

She’s the Boss Podcast Trailer

She’s The Boss chats is a regular program featuring in-depth interviews with amazing, inspiring female founders and women who run their own businesses. In each episode, Jules Brooke chats with a businesswoman about their entrepreneurial journey; from when they left school to where they are now (often a very wiggly path!), what their ‘lightbulb’ moment was, the women that have inspired them along the way and what they have learned from their experiences. You’ll love the She’s The Boss program if you enjoy listening to interviews filled with lots of laughs, great stories, and oodles of advice and lessons learned from life’s journies. This series of interviews is an extended version of the popular TV show on Ticker TV (tickertv.com.au) where Jules interviews all sorts of interesting and inspiring women every week. Jules is also the founder of Handle Your Own PR (handleyourownpr.com.au) where she teaches business owners, authors, and experts how to get featured in the media for free and has developed a unique PR Engine. Handle Your Own PR also offers online coaching and accelerator courses.

Sarah Morrissey – Founder, Little Rockers Radio

My latest She’s The Boss Chats episode is with Sarah Morrissey, the Founder of Little Rockers Radio.

Sarah is amazing! She founded Little Rockers Radio, a 24/7 online radio station for children, over 7 years ago (waaaay before podcasts!) after being unable to find a kids channel to listen to with her own kids, and it has grown from there.

Sarah also partners with some fantastic social enterprises and charities such as Red Nose and The Alannah and Madeleine Foundation (to name just two) to help them fundraise. To date, she has raised over $200,000 which is a huge number!

From her early career working at Moose Toys, she worked in the health and fitness industry for years before starting Little Rockers and she discusses the challenges she encountered along the way. Sarah is such an inspiring woman, you’ll love this episode.

Mireille Toulekima – Founder of MT Energy and global consultant in Oil and Gas investment

My latest She’s The Boss Chats episode is with the amazing Mireille Toulekima – Founder of MT Energy and global consultant in Oil and Gas investment. Mireille is forging a path for women in the oil and gas industry and her story is fantastic! Born in Gambon, Mireille started her career with Shell in Africa, where she learned all about the industry. Her work since then has taken her to many different countries including the Netherlands, South Africa and Malaysia before she and her family came to Australia. She initially worked with Woodside/Santos and then she set up her own consulting business, MT Energy resources. She also founded the Energy Angels Project in Uganda and STEM Queens to encourage other women into the industry. When Mireille talks about her first visit to an oil rig as the only woman there, you understand how pioneering she is! She is also an Ambassador forFemale Wave of Change (Asia Pacific) and the co-lead for the Women’s Economic Imperative (WEI) and much more. You’re going to love Mireille.

Judy Sahay – Founder and CEO of Crowd Media

Wow! My latest She’s The Boss Chats episode is with Judy Sahay – Founder and CEO of Crowd Media. Judy’s story will have you gripped from the beginning. Growing up as one of 3 daughters in a Sri Lankan family, Judy’s father was passionate about making sure his girls had a great education and that they would either end up a Doctor or a Lawyer. As children he would make them watch the news, prepare a report and present it to him. He encouraged them to study hard, and strive for excellence. Lessons Judy has taken to heart as she builds her business.

Listen to hear how Judy completely blagged her way into winning her first client (you will LOVE what she did!), how her agency nearly died when they took their eye off customer service and focused soley on growth, what she learned from that and how it has made a huge difference to her business going forward. If you want to feel energised and inspired, this interview will do it for you!

Tamar Hela – Co-Founder of Genius Encel agency in Shanghai, LinkedIn expert

What a woman! My latest She’s The Boss Chats episode is with Tamar Hela, Co-Founder of Genius Encel agency in Shanghai, and Co-President of LinkedIn Local Asia. Tamar is an entrepreneur through and through! As a Californian native, her career lead her to a few different roles, including academia, before she made a huge leap to end up in Shanghai as a co-founder of her own company, Genius Encel which specialises in helping big businesses navigate LinkedIn for profile building and lead generation. After finishing school, Tamar contracted a virus that affected her for a few years before she decided she wanted to do something different. She wanted to build a big business of her own and when she got the unexpected opportunity to travel with her work, she jumped at the chance. Her trip to Shanghai was equally as sudden and she describes arriving with 2 suitcases and very little money and no real idea of what she would do. That was followed quickly by meeting her business partner, who is French, and off they went to establish the biggest digital agency in Shanghai. She’s amazing!