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OUR STORY

In 2014 The Training Collective was formed as a spin-off company out of multi-award winning company The Creative Collective, to focus solely on training. We are still ‘sister’ companies, and work closely together as we believe offering a service and sharing knowledge is a powerful combination for business success and that our offerings are symbiotic. We also share staff, premises and a continual exchange of knowledge in terms of what is the latest and greatest in technology and digital marketing trends. Some of our clients start with training (with The Training Collective), and then engage us for our services. Others start with services, and identify a need for training. Either way, we’re happy to help.

WHAT WE DO

We have extensive experience in the development and successful delivery of a wide range of online and offline training having completed numerous projects for Government agencies and other private clients. Indeed we have been training in online success topics since 2009, well before many others entered the market place.

Whether it is providing one staff member in training on a particular social network, or devising a year long program to up-skill your entire workforce, our extensive range of training solutions will help improve the digital skills of your team and ensure long term success.

The Training Collective has extensive experience in the development and delivering everything from one hour webinars to half day and full day training, through to 12 week online programs and year long professional development plans for large organisations.

We also have extensive online experience and demonstrated skills in the development of effective websites and online resource portals, developing system user-guides and customised procedures, as well as online and offline training in the use of new systems.

OUR CLIENTS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US

Get Up to Speed was an interesting and informative experience. The online format, enabling me to access the information at my own pace, and revisit lessons if needed was a bonus.
LETITIA NORTON
Johannes did a great job training us thank you. He was very clear and knows his material inside out!
Lisa Bergsma
Thank you so much for the course. I have learnt so much, and feel I now know what I have to do to make all this Social Media work for my business. Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism!
PENNY RIDDOCH
Thank you so much for the course. I have learnt so much, and feel I now know what I have to do to make all this Social Media work for my business. Thank you for all your hard work and professionalism!
PENNY RIDDOCH
A wealth of information has been shared – mind blowing stats for future social media, hard to get my head around reinforced our need to engage in one or several forms of social media, best of all, it was very easy listening. Thank you.
DANETTE SMITH
Just want to say how much I enjoyed your course, a lot of it I did know already but you bought it all together in a really comprehensive and logical way. The professionalism and quality of your courses are outstanding and have made me go away and take another look at everything I’ve been doing. Thanks so much. I have just given birth to a rewritten website and I’m now going through the process of developing a digital marketing strategy so it has all been hugely helpful.
JANE POWER
The best thing about the training was that it exceeded my expectations and I gained a valuable insight into how using Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest can further grow our online business.
BYO Participant
These guys are my go-to after meeting Yvette at an Australian Institute of Company Directors function. They are great at teaching the tech illiterate through to the well experienced. They also are my go-to for gift giving for friends and family – I have gifted Yvette’s book to all my friends with kids. They have a mix of passion and helpfulness that is rare in business.
Jen Wilks
The Social Media Strategy course led by Yvette was so informative, not only did I learn the fundamentals of building a business online, I also left with a completed strategy and the steps I need to achieve my business goals. I think the course module was fantastic.
BYO Participant
Thank you Yvette, Zoe, Paul, Anthony and everyone involved in the program – I enjoyed every aspect of it! Beside providing me with tools with which to improve my online presence, it gave me confidence to go on. There is so much information packed in these twelve weeks, it is invaluable!
MARIE-HELENE BLACKMORE

OUR TEAM

YVETTE ADAMS - FOUNDER / SPEAKER / TRAINER

YVETTE ADAMS - FOUNDER / SPEAKER / TRAINER

Sunshine Coast Based

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur having started 6 businesses from scratch, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and 2 of which she has since sold.

She is the founder and co-owner of The Creative Collective, a creative agency specialising in digital marketing; the founder and owner of spin off company The Training Collective, a training organisation dedicated to providing people with digital skills via online and offline training awardshub.com, an online portal for business owners wanting to find business awards they may be able to enter, and to gain assistance in the preparation of their submissions.

She won the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010.

In 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame and in 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government.

Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. Her most recent book was published in 2014 and is titled ‘No Kidding – Why Our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What We Need To Do About It’.

Most recently she has been presenting a new show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BRiN, the world’s first business advisor in your pocket, which already has over 9,000 downloads from 74 countries.

PENNY BOYER - TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR | ACCOUNTS MANAGER

PENNY BOYER - TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR | ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Sunshine Coast Based

Penny is the company's longest standing staff member having been with both The Creative Collective and The Training Collective since 2008. As such she has experience in a wide range of roles and responsibilities.

Penny has an extensive background in business administration and accounts in both New Zealand and Australia in various industries. These include stints in the health industry, working for Government departments, media, and accounting consultancy firms.

After returning part time from having 2 children, Penny is back in business. Her main focuses currently involve co-ordinating trainings, accounts, social media management and other online marketing.

Below is a list of her highest achievements thus far:

Completed Certificate IV in Business Administration (Accredited Online Training)
Completed Get Up To Speed 12 week Digital Skills Online Program (The Training Collective)
Completed Certificate Certificate of Social Media Marketing - The Complete Course (Udemy)
Completed Social Media Professionals Ultimate Training (Social Media ShortCut)
Studying Social Media Marketing certification (Hootsuite)

BEC KENNEDY - TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR

BEC KENNEDY - TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR

Sunshine Coast Based

Before joining The Training Collective, Rebecca (Bec) was an award winning travel agent having travelled around the world and co-ordinating large trips for clients. She decided to leave her role to have her second child . During this time she set up her own online business which has since grown and she still manages on the side with a successful Instagram page.

Bec began working with The Training Collective last year helping to assist with client queries and co-ordinate and schedule trainings. Bec went on maternity leave to have her third child at the end of 2016.

Now back with us two days a week, Bec is excited to continue her work as training co-ordinator and gain further skills to one day become a social media trainer. Watch this space!

TARA KINGI - SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST / TRAINER / SPEAKER

TARA KINGI - SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST / TRAINER / SPEAKER

Brisbane Based

While completing a Bachelor of Business, Fine Arts, Marketing and Drama in 2013, Tara Kingi worked as a Program Coordinator for The Real Me program and also as a Seminar presenter for Elevate Education delivering one-hour seminars to up to 50 students at one time.

After completing her studies, Tara enthusiasm to learn and further enhance her knowledge and skills lead her to attaining a Google Analytics Qualification online and an internship with Performance Frontiers.

Following this, Tara went on to attain a position as a Content Marketing Strategist for a marketing and advertising agency in Brisbane.

Today Tara is a real digital marketing all rounder, with knowledge in areas such as social media marketing, strategy and a particular interest in Facebook & Instagram and connecting brands with influencers.

JOHANNES - SEM & FACEBOOK AD SPECIALIST / TRAINER / SPEAKER

JOHANNES - SEM & FACEBOOK AD SPECIALIST / TRAINER / SPEAKER

Sunshine Coast Based

Johannes has been in digital advertising since 2009. He's been a Google certified partner since 2012.
Johannes first started running Adwords and Facebook campaigns when working for a Non profit in Townsville. Within in a year he managed to quadruple their leads, without increasing the advertising budget.
Since coming to the Sunshine Coast in 2012, he's worked on over 100 Adwords and Facebook Accounts managing Adspends from $500-$20000 per month ranging from local plumbers or dentist, to national and international companies. He's worked with real estate, automotive, technology, SAAS and ecommerce clients.

Johannes is actively involved in a number of digital advertising forums, and spent a lot of time learning from Mike Rhodes, Perry Marshall and Brad Geddes.
He just recently finished a personal 3 month coaching class with Mike Rhodes (the guy who wrote the latest Adwords book)

His clients think he's awesome:
``Just one sale covered our advertising cost for the next 5 years`` - Industrial Tube Manufacturing
``Within 4 weeks Johannes was able to increase leads by 60% for only 17% of the current cost per lead.`` - RV Homebase
``Johannes has been able to generate thousands of website visitors for $0.04 and sign ups to our newsletter for under $2`` - Movies Change People

ANDREW MARKS - WORDPRESS | WEB DESIGN | CODING SPECIALIST/TRAINER/SPEAKER

ANDREW MARKS - WORDPRESS | WEB DESIGN | CODING SPECIALIST/TRAINER/SPEAKER

Brisbane Based

Andrew Marks is a self-confessed nerd. He’s been working online almost since before there was an online, and with almost 20 years on web development and online marketing experience, he is a wealth of knowledge and experience. When he isn’t training, Andrew works as a freelance developer, helping small business get online, and designing custom solutions for the big end of town.

What makes Andrew such a popular presenter is his ability to explain otherwise complex internet concepts in layman’s terms. Participants in his workshops and webinars always leave inspired by the new skills they’ve learned.

Andrew grew up in the outback and has lived all over Queensland, only to settle in the Brisbane CBD. He recently moved out to the northern suburbs where he lives with his girlfriend Emma and his two Labradors, Molly and Dudley.

JESS THOMS - SOCIAL MEDIA | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | SNAPCHAT SPECIALIST / TRAINER / SPEAKER

JESS THOMS - SOCIAL MEDIA | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | SNAPCHAT SPECIALIST / TRAINER / SPEAKER

Sunshine Coast Based

Jess is young, motivated and savvy. She is a creative writer and social media enthusiast. Her background involves stints with fashion, beauty, & lifestyle brands, start-ups, small businesses, and personal brands. Jess is a wonderful new addition to our company and we welcome her views and experience in the newer social media platforms such as Instagram and Snapchat.

HEATHER PORTER - SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND DIGITAL STRATEGIST / TRAINER

HEATHER PORTER - SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING AND DIGITAL STRATEGIST / TRAINER

Sydney Based

Heather Porter got her start managing events globally for some of the world’s top speakers such as Tony Robbins. In 2006 she Co-Founded the Billolcataire Adventure Club where she connected entrepreneurs with mentors and non-profits such as the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship. Heather is highly experienced in all Social Media channels, WordPress and SEO and all aspects of digital marketing. She is co-host of a podcast with fans in almost 100 countries, #1 Amazon bestseller, co-author of 4 business books and host of That Social Media Show on the BRiN App.

LOREN BARTLEY - SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST, FACEBOOK MARKETING SPECIALIST | TRAINER / SPEAKER

LOREN BARTLEY - SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIST, FACEBOOK MARKETING SPECIALIST | TRAINER / SPEAKER

Melbourne Based

Loren Bartley is a Social Media Strategist with a passion for helping businesses grow using
the power of social media. Loren is a social media educator, coach, public speaker, podcaster, blogger, early adopter, self-confessed lover of all things geek-eske, and mother of three.