My passion started in the Redlands City in Queensland, where I watched suburbs such as Capalaba, Cleveland, Birkdale, Wellington Point, Victoria Point and Redland Bay, become dominated by large chains stores and big shopping centres.
I’m fed up of watching little stores close their doors. I’m fed up of going into large flashy shopping centres with the same stores. I want choice, I want independence!
My backgroud stems from the world of retail where I was a manager with one of Australia’s largest department chains by the age of 19 (yes, I used to work for the dark side!). By the time I left I was responsible for a team of over 100 in stores that turn over $33million p.a.
I loved my work, but I didn’t agree with the direction the company was heading in, and the breaking point for me was when they asked me to cut $10,000 a week from the wages budget, that’s a huge number of people loosing their jobs. I realised that I was fed up with the way that corporations treat everyone (team members and customers alike) just like numbers. I was fed of watching them take over with their bully boy tactics. I wanted to fight back!
I now own 2 business of my own, providing plenty of experience within the current business market. I work hard to stay up to date with everything that happens in the local community so that I can show local businesses how to leverage this to increase their profits. I also have a heap of fancy paperwork (If that sort of stuff makes you feel better)
- Certificate IV – Coaching
- Certificate IV – Training and Assessment
- Diploma – Management
- Diploma – Retail Management
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