Brendaâ€™s experience encompasses working with leading national and international companies as well as government organisations to identify and achieve their future business needs.
She achieves this by facilitating, developing and implementing strategies to build and strengthen their human, systems and relationship capabilities and financial and intellectual capital through cultural and organisational change and relationship development.
The diversity of Brendaâ€™s assignments range from providing advice and recommendations on community initiatives as member of advisory councils to the Ministers for Business and Women; assessing the reason for global fragmentation and providing recommendations to the United Nations and being invited to speak nationally and internationally (Asia, Europe, America, South America) on Leadership and Leadership development.
As a Leadership specialist, Brenda assists local businesses to develop their skills and assists them in identifying and achieving their strategic goals. Some of the businesses include ANZ Bank, Whites IGA, Huds and Toke and Suite 3. In a voluntary capacity she also mentors five Business owners, mentors University students and is the Chair of the Professional Development committee of the Sunshine Coast Business Womenâ€™s Network.
Brenda has recently developed a strategic partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast Global Projects Development International Projects Group to make a positive difference to the lives of people in developing countries through capacity building. Recent projects include developing the competency based training framework or Indonesia, capacity building of Papua Early Childhood educators to optimise the use of minimal resources and increasing the skills of Entrepreneurs in PNG to have a positive multiplier impact on the jobs and PNG economy.
In her role Brenda has designed and implemented structural, cultural and leadership solutions through the diagnosis of current organisational status within the context of identified future needs in order to build capabilities that result in successful future sustainability in capability and performance for clients including Master Electricians Australia, Sunshine Coast Airport, and additional organisations who prefer to remain anonymous.
As well as holding both a Doctorate and Masterâ€™s Degrees in Business Leadership and being a Finalist in the Telstra Business Womenâ€™s Awards, Brenda is a Nationally accredited Mediator. She is recognised in Stanfordâ€™s Whoâ€™s Who Registry of Executive Professionals and Entrepreneurs, was a Divisional Chairman of the Australian Institute of Training and Development for 7 years and was the Deputy Chairman of The Events Centre, Caloundra for 6 years
Private Client Manager, NAB Private
Professionally: have been in the banking and finance industry for 20+ years, love making dreams come true for people through their financial goals.Â Have worked my way from a teller to my current position, Private Client Manager, NAB Private, where I build solid relationships with new and existing high net worth clients, and provide them the full services of NAB Private, including home lending, investment lending and access to a wide number of other services that assist with their financial goals.
Personally: I am fit and healthy, I like to body build, go to the gym and lift weight, I was introduced to body building my my Personal Trainer in Brisbane 4 years ago and havenâ€™t looked back.Â I also like to ride my push bike, stand up paddle board, and pretty much any other activity, I will give it a go.
Community activities; something close to my heart is The Smith Family, I have involve with them through NAB Private for about 5 years, during this time I have mentored a number of young school based children, via the iTrack Mentor program, I also like to get involved with the Christmas Appeal, by helping out the local team in organising the Christmas delivers to local families.Â I like to keep it local.
Owner, Business Matters Magazine & Why Fitness Magazine
Vickie Magic is passionate about business. She is the publisher owner of Business Matters Magazine and Why Fitness Magazine, two local magazines aimed specifically to the Sunshine Coast population. Vickie is a multi award winner of local business awards on the Coast having won The Sunshine Coast Business Womenâ€™s Micro Business Women of the Year in 2011. Vickie is passionate to give back, she is passionate about growing the network and inspiring women to the absolute best version of themselves possible. Vickie believes that women on the Coast need to support, inspire and help each other wherever possible.
Principal, Holmans BComm, CA, CTA, RTA
Sharee Webster is one of the Principals of Holmans â€“ a chartered accountancy and taxation business operating on the Sunshine Coast. Sharee is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland, a Chartered Tax Adviser from the Taxation Institute of Australia and a Registered Tax Agent.
At Holmans, Sharee specialises in business structures, taxation advice, superannuation and in particular Self Managed Super Funds (SMSFs). She has extensive experience in providing strategic tax advice to private clients, owner-operated family businesses and large corporate entities.
Sharee is passionate about being part of the Sunshine Coast Community and about giving back to the community. As well as being the current Treasurer of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network, as a Buderim local, she is proud to hold her position on the Board of Directors of the Buderim Community Enterprises Limited, trading as the Buderim Community Bank Â® Branch of Bendigo Bank.
Owner â€“ Family Friendly Carpet Cleaning & Pest Control
I am passionate about people & business. After being in many different industries in 3 different countries, I finally took residence on the Sunshine Coast in 2011 and since then have started a family and my business in carpet cleaning and pest control.
My passion lies in connecting people and watching local businesses thrive within the community.
When I was introduced to the network and attended my first event I was blown away with the amount of support and knowledge across women of the Sunshine Coast and I just had to be involved!
Operations & Marketing Manager for McGrath Real Estate Agents in Caloundra
Amy grew up on the Sunshine Coast & spent time in both Brisbane & Melbourne working in corporate Pharmaceuticals. She moved back to the Sunshine Coast to enjoy the lifestyle here & spent 3 years working for the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, Amy has taken the role of Operations & Marketing Manager for McGrath Real Estate Agents in Caloundra & is looking forward to expanding her skills in a new industry. Amy also is a member of the Executive Committee of the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network & also sits on the Committee of the Friends of the Caloundra Regional Gallery.
Amy is passionate about business relationships on the Coast, particularly amongst women, social media, marketing, personal branding & providing amazing customer service.