Events

“With One Voice” is one project to help people find their purpose – Tania de Jong is the creative entrepreneur

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It’s hard to keep up with the creative force that is Tania de Jong, a visionary and energetic force to be reckoned with in the sphere of social entrepreneurship. Over about two decades Tania has founded and operated a number of charity choirs, leadership workshops, events and much more under…

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Hear! Hear! We hear you Elaine Saunders – if you’re a boomer in a boardroom, or hard of hearing, Blamey Saunders hears you

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By “boomers”, Elaine Saunders means those of us getting to a certain demographic where the hearing starts to falter! We all live with someone, work with someone, have observed someone, whose speaking volume is further up the dial than the rest of us! The innovative team at Blamey Saunders Hearing…

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Gravity Co-working – the office alternative to get a toe-hold at the big end of town – launched by Jacqui Esdaile

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Jacqui Esdaile spotted a gap in the market for small companies needing a premium office space in the CBD, and set about creating a business to fill that gap. Her GravityCoworking venture provides quality serviced corporate office space, using a membership model where a start-up or emerging business can pay…

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How Daniella Ehrlich, an opera cat, finds her core business by mixing arias with pilates

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It was a triumphant conclusion to a Fulworks Q&A event – Daniella Ehrlich brought the house down with a stirring rendition of the rousing “Habanera” aria from the Bizet opera (1875) Carmen – “L’amour est un oiseau rebelle” – (love is a rebellious bird).  (Full performance on my home page). Daniella…

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Physiotherapist Kellie Wilkie combines rhythm and balance to create a healthy business ethos

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Kellie Wilkie remembers falling out of love with her chosen profession of physiotherapy, due to the frustration of 15-minute consultations when she started in a private practice. So, she decided to bust the model and launched her own practice in Hobart – called BODYSYSTEM – with its unique model of…

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Weddings, parties, anything? NO! Just weddings for Fiona Deans-Dundas – living the dream as a wedding planner!

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Even if it meant missing out on Christmas celebrations with her family, Fiona Deans-Dundas could not have been happier – producing and managing weddings for blushing, beautiful brides who had dreamed of the perfect day! The Christmas/New Year period is a rush-hour for weddings. Fiona has found her niche, as…

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Jazz it up with Emma Pask and with that voice, she’ll be “Livin’ La Vida Loca” in 2014

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This woman CAN sing!  And oh, how Emma Pask has made a splendid career in the world of cool and classy jazz after being discovered by the Australian jazz maestro James Morrison at her Kirrawee High School fund-raiser in southern Sydney some 20 years ago. As she belted out Mack…

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Handcrafts the go-to goods at Shop Handmade, the curated collective in Canberra

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If you are into handicrafts and homemade treasures, this is the place for you.  Shop Handmade and the Handmade Markets are two outlets for the Handmade Canberra business, launched by Rachel Evagelou and Julie Nichols after they met at a market stall in 2009. As they tell me today in…

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