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Our Team

VLM Training Hub

The VLM training hub is a community of qualified trainers, coaches and mentors with depth and breadth of experience who can support you and your teams continuous learning development needs.

Our team help business owners, leaders and teams to nurture talent, transform and thrive through inspirational learning and development packages. 

Our practical workshops, coaching and mentoring packages equip you with the skills and support required to enhance quality and performance pivotal for your success. 

We offer a range of diagnostic profiling tools including the Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP) and The Conflict Dynamics Profile®.

The Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP) is an exceptional resource you can use to assess 14 scales critical for entrepreneurial success. We also offer Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP) certification.

The Conflict Dynamics Profile® is unlike any other assessment tool in that it focuses specifically on conflict behaviors, rather than styles. It helps individuals and teams understand how they respond to conflict, what triggers can escalate conflict, and how to manage conflict more effectively.

Vicki Main GAICD

Leadership, Strategy and Entrepreneurial Mindset Specialist

Vicki is an award winning Lecturer, international speaker, Podcast Host and Co-Author of The Momentum Mindset:  How to Overcome Your Inertia and Achieve an Incredible Life. 

Vicki has created many inspirational learning and development programs across the UK and Australia. Vicki is also a Master Trainer of the Eckerd College Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile (EMP) strengths based tool and has supported over 2500+ entrepreneurs in Australia and coached several hundred people to achieve impactful results. 

With over 20 years spent in corporate, educational, training and leadership roles in the UK and Australia, Vicki has depth and breadth of expertise in helping small business owners and organisations grow their businesses. 

Caitriona Forde

Cybersecurity Training, Culture, and Communication Specialist

Caitriona is a seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of experience in the information technology sector and recent years, in Cyber Security. She has extensive experience working within many organisations across different industries, giving her a strong understanding of operations and the culture it takes to build a highly effective business. Through this knowledge, she is well positioned to support, collaborate and work effectively with executive leadership teams to deliver successful client outcomes.

Caitriona has developed a strong passion for cyber awareness training and education and can be found leading cyber awareness programs for large enterprises.  She holds a Bsc Hons degree in Computing and information systems and a Master in Cybersecurity at Edith Cowan University. She was also awarded a Women in Technology WA award in 2020 and was a finalist for Australian Women in Cyber Security in 2021.

Jo Saunders

Linkedin Demystifier and Marketing Specialist

Jo is a sought after independent LinkedIn strategist, certified trainer and certified Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP) Practitioner. Known as the LinkedIn Demystifier, she is driven by an intense curiosity in how LinkedIn can be leveraged to establish connection, enhance credibility and earn influence through the power of Connectfluence. She is engaged to train, mentor and strategise with teams of entrepreneurial thinkers and talented experts who are focussed on solving their client’s problems.

Jo is the winner of Best Use of LinkedIn 2021, Social Media Educator of the Year Award Finalist 2019 and was named #2 LinkedIn Expert in Asia Pacific for 2018, and is the co-author of ‘Get Good or Get Off – A guide to getting it right on social media’.

Christopher Kueh (PhD)

Design Abilities Specialist

Trained as a graphic and information designer, Chris has dedicated the past 20 years to applying the ways designers think to improve and innovate businesses, organisations, and communities. Through consulting practice and academic research, Chris has contributed to building Human-Centred Design framework to understand complex challenges, while developing prototypes to enhance human experience in social, cultural, healthcare and business sectors. 

Chris is passionate about leveraging on the designer’s mindset of embracing uncertainty and prototyping possibilities, in order to empower stakeholders to co-develop effective, meaningful, sustainable, and ethical solutions.

Bukamu Dube

Experienced VET Professional, Leadership and Safety Specialist

Experienced VET professional and Safety Professional with a demonstrated history of leadership in Training. Skilled in Customer Service, Leadership and mentoring large teams across multiple locations, driving safety outcomes through continuous improvement, building and maintaining strong relationships. Experienced in developing, implementing and delivering training solutions. Proven people leader with a positive can-do attitude that promotes employee engagement to create high performance results.

Karen Dennett

Education, professional training, and entrepreneurial development Specialist

Karen has a reputation for creating meaningful learning experiences that engage and transform participants to achieve and exceed learning outcomes. Karen is a creative problem solver and idea generator with extensive expertise and experience of program planning gained through education, professional training, and entrepreneurial development.

Karen is the Author of the Women Changing the World Anthology sharing her journey and passion for helping individuals to find their value, develop their diverse skillsets and shine. As a certified Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile® (EMP) Practitioner, Karen uses the tool to facilitate growth that starts with self-awareness.

Karen Dauncey

Online Marketing Strategy and SEO Specialist

With 19 years experience in SEO & Google Ads, Karen comes from a solid background of hands-on experience, working with clients to help them get business from their website and other online marketing activities.

Having headed up the Customer Accounts team at two online marketing agencies, Karen has direct experience of working with a multitude of customers and different sized businesses ensuring that their online marketing mix is effective and achieving a return on investment. This also involved maintaining constant awareness of the latest trends in online marketing and search engine optimisation and integrating these into each clients’ SEO and website strategy. Karen has successfully project managed in excess of 70 websites across a variety of industry sectors. Karen has worked with many clients include GE, JCDecaux, SAP, British Airways, Lombard to name a few.

Sarah Maluila-Tyler

Award Winning Marketing Advisor

Senior leader with a successful track record across public and private service industries. Skilled in building trusted partnerships by managing cohesive working practices in customer transformation aligning marketing objectives, technologies and culture.

Expert in managing marketing communications teams and delivering integrated marketing communications solutions that drive growth and optimise the customer experience. Customer focussed with vision and leadership skills that develop clear strategies to align with business objectives.
Attributes: Providing marketing and communications vision and leadership | Delivering integrated digital marketing solutions that maximise reach | Optimising brand and positioning | Customer-driven approach to marketing delivery | Managing, motivating and inspiring teams | Managing change in marketing teams to enhance effectiveness and efficiency | Ensuring stakeholder engagement | Strong communication and negotiation skills at all levels internally and externally | Aligning marketing technologies, commercial objectives and processes to ensure a unified customer experience.

Kay Solanki GAICD CIECL

Board advisory and strategy specialist

Director I Non Executive Director I Certified Global Executive & Entrepreneurship Coach I Business Improvement Strategist I Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile Practitioner.

Usha Raman

Team Building, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Specialist

Usha Raman with an international track record has trained hundreds of people from around the world. She founded Nexus Training Group which specialises in running corporate training and corporate wellness programs focusing on Team building, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence.

A lifelong learner, her certifications include Adult Training, Behavioural Consultancy, Profiling Tools, Life Coaching, NLP, Mindfulness Facilitation and more. She left her Sales Manager career to lecture in Events Management in a college in Singapore, and discovered her passion for training there.

When not in training, Usha is busy with various projects with not-for-profits to provide free services to refugees, the homeless, women living in refuges and other vulnerable community members. An avid volunteer for well over 20 years, she has worked on many international service projects whilst advocating volunteerism.

She was awarded, “Iconic Woman Creating a Better Future” in 2019 from the Women’s Economic Forum (a renowned worldwide conference) and in 2016, the public voted for her to win the ‘Perth’s Influential 100 Award’ .

Jonathan Bean

Writer, Storyteller and Charity Fundraising Expert

Jonathan loves words. A writer and charity fundraiser, he has crafted articles for magazines, written a haiku you can sit on (it’s painted on a city centre bench!), and raised millions of pounds from charitable foundations for causes ranging from a children’s hospice to theatre company.

He is available to help you and your organisation make the most of your resources; look after your supporters; and raise money to do wonderful work.

Courses are tailored to suit your needs and cover topics such establishing a portfolio of funders, upgrading your content, engaging with your supporters and telling your story.  Jonathan is based on the South Coast of England and available for in-person or online sessions.

Tracy Fryer

Branding, Graphic Design, Websites & Social Media Expert

Tracy is a seasoned creative professional, helping business owners who have no idea where to start, create an impactful and unforgettable brand.  Tracy has experience working various industries both locally and internationally to build a brand which will attract your target audience, look and feel professional, and support growing your business, because making sales is easier when you look the part.

 

Tracy’s design philosophy is built around marrying storytelling with strategy, artistic sensibilities and ensuring a fun experience for all users. Combined with inspiration from her own life experiences, art and design, you’ll never see another brand quite like yours.  Tracy believes there’s nothing more satisfying than being involved in bringing a vision and a brand to life, collaborating with passionate entrepreneurs

Olivia (Livvi) de Sousa-Ferres

Podcast Specialist

Livvi helps entrepreneurs boost their reach, impact & income by creating bingeable podcasts with ease.  With Livvi’s support entrepreneurs can spend their time only on the things that move the needle forward, by creating a clear strategy with simple steps PLUS providing all the technical support, so all they have to do is share their message and leave the rest to Livvi.   Check out the link for more details of podcasting training packages available. 
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