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We are delighted that the first of our Conduit Program workshops is being presented by Amy Jackson, Executive Coach.
Details of the workshop are below, then some further information about Amy, and the Conduit Program.

Mon 15th May 11.30 – 12.30 | Central Business Associates, Wynnum | bring your lunch, self-serve tea & coffee available | Tickets can be purchased here


Tickets are FREE for Conduit Members for details and benefits of Conduit Membership, click here


Step bravely in to growing your business

Know where you want to be heading, but keep finding blocks, slowing down, or never quite getting round to taking the steps you need to move forward?
This session will help you understand your personal strengths that you can draw on to move past blocks. It will help you build your confidence, and you will walk away with some very tangible tools you can use to support you to step more bravely in to your business every day. The session will explore:

  • What is confidence really? How can you use your body to tackle your unhelpful thinking.
  • What are your strengths? How you can use the things that you are already good at to tackle more challenging work.
  • How to I step up in the moment? Individualised, practical tools you can use to bravely step in to the things you know you need to build your business.

Join Amy Jackson for this interactive, practical professional development session.
For CBA members, Amy will be available for additional support until 1:30pm.

About Amy

Amy Jackson, B.Psych, ACC, is an Executive Coach who specialises in working with professionals who are transitioning in to leadership roles, and emerging small business leaders.
She supports clients to develop their communication, strategic thinking and self management skills, with a particular focus on building confidence to speak up and be heard in the workplace.
Amy works across industries and sectors coaching one-to-one and small groups. She facilitates highly interactive learning experiences focused on developing pragmatic skills for complex workplaces. As a dynamic, enthusiastic speaker, she specialises in exploring how we can step up to be more of ourselves, to have more impact in complex challenging roles.
She is a credentialed coach with the International Coach Federation and has been coaching professionals since 2007.
For more details, go to Amy’s website

About the Conduit Program

For details of how and why the program was put together, you can read more here.

The simple explanation is that I wanted to find a way to help sole traders and small businesses find a cost-effective way to access services and networks to help them improve their businesses.

People often ask why I do what I do – I have worked in Customer Service and Leadership positions for many (many..) years, but wanted to find a way to use the skills, strengths and experience I have to help small businesses and individuals, specifically within the beautiful and welcoming Brisbane Bayside community that I have chosen to live in, and bring up my family. I didn’t want to have a city commute any more, and I saw a way to work in my community, providing a service that I saw was of benefit to many, and where I could utilise my skills.

The workshops have been tailored to suit the gaps that I have seen in the business community – helping people have confidence in their amazing abilities – to understand their strengths, to know when to ask for help to get through the maze of small business pitfalls, to rise to the challenges, and ultimately, to succeed, and help build a better economy in our community.
Work smarter, not harder!

 

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Hi Amy – Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to talk to me! Glad I caught you today, as I know how busy you are during your two full days you work from the business centre. Love the view from your Part-time office – you can see right out to our beautiful Bayside from your desk, and sitting across from you, I can even see Brisbane CBD in the distance!

So let’s start by asking some questions about your business –

Q1: Business Name?
AMY: Amy Jackson – Nurturing Confidence

Q2: Your name, and position in the business?
AMY: Amy Jackson – it’s all me!

Q3: Describe your product or service
AMY: Executive Coaching and Facilitation, supporting mid-level professionals and small business owners to be more confident in their thinking, self-management and strategic leadership.

Q4: If you had to describe your business in 3 words, what would they be?
AMY: Dynamic, Tangible Change

Q5: What’s new in your business at the moment?
AMY: I’ve just been invited to speak at the Qld Public Sector Women in Leadership Summit in September. I will be talking about leadership in complex times, and the habits we need to support female leadership in the public sector – very exciting!

Q6: Why do you do what you do? What made you start, and motivates you to continue with, your business?
AMY: I love the shift in energy and effectiveness that comes with a shift in confidence. I love facilitating and witnessing this shift and the impact it has on the world of and around my clients. I started because I wanted more autonomy and to make a more tangible impact than I was making in public policy at the time, and I wanted to create a work life that gave me flexibility for family life. I continue because people keep saying yes! I am motivated by knowing that most people could be so much more effective, and more comfortable in their own skin and life, if they felt more confident. I see many conflicts and workplace problems stemming from miscommunication, that often comes from defensive stances taken to protect low self-confidence. Each time we give someone else the skills of clear, confident communication and thinking, we have a real impact on everyone in their professional and personal lives. I love that!

Q7: Where’s your favourite local place for coffee, tea, or your favourite tipple?
AMY: Favourite tipple is Waterloo Bay at sunset, in the garden, with kids happily playing. Favourite coffee – how do I choose?! Early morning Dramanti’s, Frenchies for lunch, and a hot choc at Jimbo’s before school pick up!

Q8: You’ve forgotten your partners/mothers/BFFs birthday – where’s your ‘go-to’ place that you can guarantee a successful purchase?
AMY: The Collective. Every time. Leonie and Holly have saved my gift-forgetting self so many times!!!

Q9: What was your main reason for signing up with Central Business Associates? What does it mean to you?
AMY: I was ready to move on from the home office to a more professional space. It has opened up new opportunities for me both from clients through the door, and also from what I can now do with my clients that I couldn’t do from home (eg 1:1 presentation skills training). For me it means independence and collaboration nestling together! It means I feel more professional because I have to put shoes on (at least to get to the office!), and it means that every now and then someone else makes me a cup of tea. I miss that from an office environment!

Amy, thank you so much for chatting with me – it was great to find out some more about your business, and I look forward to finding out more as you spend time here in the business centre – have a great and productive day!