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Tony Nash

$33.33 / min
(Hourly rate $2,000)

Dear fellow Entrepreneurs, ••• I offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee service. Read more. ••• I have been running my own companies since 1996. My brother, sister and brother-in-law joined me in 1998. Although ownership is mostly family-owned we run the company like any corporation and have a stellar executive who hold key posts in the business. The leadership of the family, management and responsibilities ultimately rest with me but it is most definitely a collaborative approach that is extremely effective and successful. Booktopia was started on 4th February 2004 (the same day as Facebook - we didn't know that until we celebrated our 10th birthday together). It began as a side project with a budget of $10 per day while my family and I were doing internet marketing. It took 3 days to sell the first book. One book was the total sales for the day. By the end of the first year we were doing $100K per month. Before starting Booktopia in 2004 we owned a recruitment agency, a chat software business, and an internet marketing consultancy. I started my career as a computer programmer and then a computer salesman. Today, Booktopia employs 150 people and sells one item every 7.8 seconds. We ship 18,000 books per day or around 4 million books per year. We operate from a 13,000 sqm Headquarters and Distribution Centre in Homebush, Sydney stocking 130,000 titles across 700,000 units that are ready-to-ship. Revenues for 2017 are $100+ million up from $80m in 2016 and $50m in 2015. We have had no external investment. All of our success has been organic growth. We simply sold more books and used that money to hire more people, write more software, invest in automation, move to bigger premises and hold more stock. It would have to be one of the biggest bootstrapped online store success stories in Australia as many of our peers have received significant funding to grow. Booktopia has won many business awards including the Telstra Business Awards for NSW Medium Sized Businesses in 2014, Book Retailer of the Year in 2016 and 2017, Power Retail's Top 100 websites, Deloitte's Technology Fast 50, the Top 20 for Smart Company's list of top Australian online retailers and ranked in the BRW Fast 100 companies for the 7 years, the only to ever accomplish this feat. My strengths are in sales, marketing, running family companies, bootstrapped businesses, creating value in a business, product logistics and distribution, as well as e-commerce, leadership, and business management. Personal Guarantee: It is true, I can access decades of business experience and that will most likely be helpful when we talk, but more importantly when I meet people I have access to an unending fountain of ideas and within a few minutes can come up with strategies, concepts, or initiatives that will focus, motivate and inspire you. Therefore I have every confidence that you (and as many members of your team) and I, can have a super brainstorming session and the time we spend together will be extremely profitable. To give you a sense of comfort around the investment you will make with me I can offer a "No Questions Asked" money back guarantee on my service. Remember... be prepared to write everything down and preferably record our session so you can review it later! Looking forward to hearing what you are about to accomplish. All the best, Tony

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Maha Koraiem

$4.17 / min
(Hourly rate $250)

I’m the co-founder of a complete lifestyle brand, SWIISH. Our brand spans an online store that in two years has experienced phenomenal growth and become a seven figure powerhouse business; together with a lifestyle website focussed specifically on luxe for less. In addition, I’ve co-authored two best selling cookbooks, including Super Green Smoothies and The Good Life. In addition, in the last 12 months, we have developed and released a number of products to market, including a Super Green Superfood Powder, as well as frozen ready to blend smoothies, manufactured in Australia, that retail across Coles, Woolworths and IGA supermarkets nationally. I started SWIISH 5 years ago together with my sister, Sally Obermeder. Before launching the business in 2012, I enjoyed a 15 year career in senior leadership roles within Human Resources in the Investment Banking industry. I worked alongside CEOs and MDs of global powerhouses including J.P. Morgan and Bankers Trust as well as ANZ Bank, to grow and develop their businesses. My strengths are in having a creative and strategic mindset whilst focussing on scalability and ensuring that the commercial and operational elements of the business thrive; strong leadership skills; as well as starting and running family businesses. I’ve undertaken a mid-life career transition from the corporate world to become a successful entrepreneur and am a skilled blogger, author and a certified health coach. I have a strong passion for developing others and building long term mentoring relationships. I love to see people strive to reach their dreams and help them to unlock their passion and purpose.

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Julie Mathers

$6.67 / min
(Hourly rate $400)

I am the CEO of Flora & Fauna, Australia's largest vegan beauty and lifestyle store. We are a Finalist in the Telstra Business Awards 2018 and won Best Online Retailer at the Gala Awards. I also won Business Person of the Year. We have also been shortlisted as Responsible Retailer of the Year 2017 at the World Retail Awards. I have worked in retail for 20+ years in operations, consulting and private equity. I have sat on boards in the UK including Whittards of Chelsea and Storevision. I have worked in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia. In Australia I have worked at Coles, Apparel Group and Masters, part of Woolworths at GM level managing IT and Multichannel.


Paul Greenberg

$6.67 / min
(Hourly rate $400)

I'm an entrepreneur, cheerleader of New Retail, and a top 50 online retail expert with over thirty five years’ experience in retail, technology and entrepreneurship. I'm also a registered psychologist with a keen interest in consumer psychology. I'm highly regarded as the ‘pioneer of online retail in Australia’, having co-founded in 2004, which grew to become the single largest online retailer in Australia. After the business was sold to private equity, I went on to establish NORA, a leading not-for-profit retail association. As the founder and Executive Director of NORA, I'm passionate about uplifting the spirits of retailers nationwide and try to provide a more holistic and optimistic approach to retail in Australia. All fees from our session will go to NORA.

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Gina Lednyak

$6.67 / min
(Hourly rate $400)

Social media keynote speaker, Telstra Young Business Woman of the year NSW 2016 and B&T 30 under 30. As the Founder and CEO of L&A Social Media, one of Australia’s leading digital agencies, I love helping people grow their businesses, brands and market share through social media. For over 7 years, we’ve delivered wildly creative and hugely successful social media strategies, content and campaigns for both start-ups and global brands. Some of the brands we’ve worked with include nudie juice, Champagne Taittinger, Sol Beer, Black Swan Dips, Samsung, Foxtel, Sol Beer, Stoli Vodka, and many more. I’d love to give you advice about how to get started with your brand or social media strategy, through to upping the ante by developing content and campaigns that truly deliver ROI and brand value. As an agency founder, I also love helping and supporting other entrepreneurs and devising ways for creative collaboration and partnerships.

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Caroline Kennedy

$10.00 / min
(Hourly rate $600)

I am an experienced CEO, business founder, author and business mentor with over 20 years’ experience in the private and corporate sector. I led small, medium and multinational companies, with annual revenues ranging from $1 million to more than $250 million. I was recognised twice by the Telstra Business Women's Awards for my achievements in business. Some of my achievements include turning around a declining business to achieve the company’s highest profit in more than five years. The business grew by 28% in the global financial crisis, resulting in more than $14 million dollars of additional revenue. I also tripled one business revenue stream from $1.3M to $3.9M in 7 months.

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Kim Barnard

$2.92 / min
(Hourly rate $175)

I'm an experienced content strategist, editor, manager, and media professional who cut my teeth in the digital publishing world, heading up the content team for leading digital lifestyle publisher, The Urban List. I joined The Urban List in 2012, when it was just starting out and had 4 full-time employees and created the content strategy that helped to grow our audience from zero to 1 million users per month, in 2 years. When I left in late 2017, the business had grown to over 40 staff, in 7 cities, and an audience of over 2.6 million. I was also recently brought on to set up the business and editorial processes for The Barefoot Investor - another example of a small business truly dominating in its field. I now run my own business, providing these services to Australian businesses that need support with their content and communication. As a result of this excellent training ground, I can provide advice in content strategy and creation, internal and external business communications, people and culture management and recruitment, and content marketing.

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Nathan Bush

$6.67 / min
(Hourly rate $400)

Passionate about helping individuals and businesses affect change through simplification, innovation and strategy. As Group Digital Manager for the Super Retail Group brands including Supercheap Auto, Rebel, BCF, Ray's Outdoors and Amart Sports, Nathan focuses on leading the digital and omnichannel strategy across all brands through customer solutions, scalable technology, e-Commerce optimization and multichannel integration. Nathan is currently involved in leading digital transformation across the Group which includes strategic, operational and cultural change. Nathan has experience as a client, agency and supplier across digital and traditional media. Recent projects of note include digital and omnichannel transformation, web and eCommerce re-platforming, implementation of "buy now, pay later" solutions, online fulfillment strategy and establishment of design thinking, prototyping and UX capabilties.

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Tristan White

$4.17 / min
(Hourly rate $250)

- Founder and CEO at The Physio Co - 9 x Australia’s Best Places to Work - Author of Amazon Best-Selling Book Culture Is Everything Tristan White is a lot of things, but what he’s passionate about is inspiring others to do things they never imagined possible. Tristan’s story started like many others. He had a dream to work in a job that inspired him. He didn’t find that job, so he created it. In 2004, The Physio Co (TPC) was born with one team member: Tristan White. In the thirteen years since, TPC has become a remarkable healthcare success story with over 100 team memebers and 1,000,000 physio consultations delivered to Australian seniors. Tristan’s obsession with creating an inspiring place to work for himself and others has resulted in more than a decade of learning, testing and refining. If you’ve ever wondered how to build and sustain a thriving company culture, the Culture Is Everything system developed by Tristan White and The Physio Co team is your answer.

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Caroline McQueen

$2.50 / min
(Hourly rate $150)

Approaching tough data-centric questions and losing the forest for the trees? I have over 12 years’ experience in digital, focussing on digital analytics, insights, optimisation, digital strategy and data-driven digital marketing. I’ve helped numerous companies achieve huge return on investment by making well informed decisions based on data. I’ve worked for Virgin Australia and Jetstar Airways and currently run my own digital consulting company. Clients include Origin Energy, Renault and Telstra. I’m the lead instructor for data analytics at General Assembly and am I’m especially passionate about leading and empowering high performing teams. Happy to talk all things digital, data, consulting, career, leadership (especially cross-border team leadership) and more.

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Emmanuella Grace

$5.00 / min
(Hourly rate $300)

About you: Utilising the skills employed by professional performers, the coaching we do together will empower you to give strong, engaging and dynamic performances to make a greater impact in your field and increase your influence. We will work with research-based and proven strategies deliver profound and lasting changes to improve presentation techniques and increase confidence for performances, whether in front of cameras, in the boardroom or in social interactions. About me: I have been engaged as a performance expert and vocal coach to high profile individuals, educators, therapists, entrepreneurs and C-Suite leaders and their teams from a range of industries including financial institutions, government organizations, tech companies and the arts. My clients have been featured in media and stages worldwide from TED Talks and WiBF (Women in Business and Finance) to the Vatican. Qualifications: • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (University of New England) • Masters in Music Performance Teaching (University of Melbourne) • Honors Bachelor of Music (Kingston University, London) • Undergraduate studies in Jazz and Music Theatre (Griffith University) Training in vocal health and physiology: • Advanced training in Alexander Technique • Estill Voice Training Level I, II and Advanced Certificate • Previously Board Member of ASPAH (Australian Society of Performing Arts Healthcare)