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Are you looking for professional and experienced speakers on topics related to living in a digital world to deliver a keynote at your event? Then you’ve come to the right place!

We have been speaking at events of a wide range of topics for over 10 years yet we pride ourselves on staying relevant, and adaptable to market trends.

Our speakers are sought after and experienced and are called on to speak at a wide range of events – both online and offline.

We pride ourselves on preparing quality presentations on relevant topics and delivering them in a way that will really hit the mark at your next event.

Be assured that by using The Training Collective you are accessing only the best in talent and that better still, we’ll be professional, but fun to work with!

Watch Our Founder Yvette Speaking at TedX!

SPEAKER FOR YOUTH AUDIENCES

Having started her first business at just 17 years old and having started five more businesses before the age of 40, Yvette is now often called on as a motivational youth speaker.

She hosted her own online show featuring Australia’s best up and coming young entrepreneurs called ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ which can be accessed on YouTube or via the popular app BizVersity. A mother of two teens and a step Mum to two more, she wrote a book ‘No Kidding – Why Kids Know More About Technology Than Us and What We Can Do About It’ which she released in 2014 with much media coverage.

With her fast paced, authentic and fun delivery style she appeals to both young audiences and their influencers (parents, carers, and teachers and as such has been brought in to motivate and speak at many schools, fundraisers and more.

Through her motivational speaking in front of teenagers and students she has inspired and informed hundreds of youths, and would love the opportunity to give a motivational speech at your next event too!

Yvette is a highly accomplished and versatile young motivational speaker and is as comfortable talking about her personal journey of starting her first business at 17 and selling it, as she is about her personal struggles of having people take her seriously as a young ambitious female on her way to the top.

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PAST EVENTS

  • Local Government Association Queensland Youthipedia event
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) – Young Entrepreneurs
  • Beacon Foundation – Lunch with the Girls + Girls at Risk programs
  • Y-Business – mini conference for young entrepreneurs run by Sunshine Coast libraries
  • Emerald High School – Keynote
  • All Saints College – Perth – Keynote to parents – evening session
  • Maroochydore High School – Keynote
  • Sunshine Coast Grammar
  • Digital Careers – International Women’s Day Event – Brisbane
  • Edutech – Australasia’s largest Education & Technology event
  • Silicon Coast – the Sunshine Coast’s digital community

SPEAKER FOR YOUTH AUDIENCES

Having started her first business at just 17 years old and having started five more businesses before the age of 40, Yvette is now often called on as a motivational youth speaker.

She hosted her own online show featuring Australia’s best up and coming young entrepreneurs called ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ which can be accessed on YouTube or via the popular app BizVersity. A mother of two teens and a step Mum to two more, she wrote a book ‘No Kidding – Why Kids Know More About Technology Than Us and What We Can Do About It’ which she released in 2014 with much media coverage.

With her fast paced, authentic and fun delivery style she appeals to both young audiences and their influencers (parents, carers, and teachers and as such has been brought in to motivate and speak at many schools, fundraisers and more.

Through her motivational speaking in front of teenagers and students she has inspired and informed hundreds of youths, and would love the opportunity to give a motivational speech at your next event too!

Yvette is a highly accomplished and versatile young motivational speaker and is as comfortable talking about her personal journey of starting her first business at 17 and selling it, as she is about her personal struggles of having people take her seriously as a young ambitious female on her way to the top.

A SAMPLE OF EVENTS YVETTE HAS SPOKEN AT

  • Local Government Association Queensland Youthipedia event
  • Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) – Young Entrepreneurs
  • Beacon Foundation – Lunch with the Girls + Girls at Risk programs
  • Y-Business – mini conference for young entrepreneurs run by Sunshine Coast libraries
  • Emerald High School – Keynote
  • All Saints College – Perth – Keynote to parents – evening session
  • Maroochydore High School – Keynote
  • Sunshine Coast Grammar
  • Digital Careers – International Women’s Day Event – Brisbane
  • Edutech – Australasia’s largest Education & Technology event
  • Silicon Coast – the Sunshine Coast’s digital community

SPEAKERS FOR STARTUP, ENTREPRENEURIAL & BUSINESS AUDIENCES

Having started six businesses, sold two, acquired one and now running three in a variety of industries, Yvette Adams is well equipped to inspire & motivate startup, entrepreneurial and business audiences.

Starting all of her businesses with zero capital, and bootstrapping all the way in an era where there was little to no support for startups; many businesses small and large have been inspired by Yvette’s journey, and love her authentic way of conveying the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur and business owner of multiple businesses which have been recognised in multiple business awards.

As a pioneer & now leader in the digital marketing and social media space, Yvette launched her first online business selling teeshirts in 2002 when her biggest barrier to sale was getting her customers to transact online via PayPal.

She sold the business in 2006 for five figures, and in 2007 whilst juggling a 3 year old and new born baby, started The Creative Collective, a full service creative agency offering digital marketing services such as SEO, PPC and social media services.

By 2008 she had begun public speaking, and in 2010 she won a significant contract with Queensland Government to develop and deliver webinars on a wide range of topics to thousands of small businesses. Since then she has developed and delivered multiple programs for local, state and Federal levels of Government helping thousands of businesses to succeed in an increasingly digital world.

She has been recognised with many accolades for her extensive work in digital up-skilling small businesses, including being named a Digital Champion in 2016 by the Queensland Government, being named ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and winning the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2010 in the Business Owner category. Today she is one of only 11 official Facebook Community Trainers in Australia & NZ & regularly assists businesses to harness the power of social media.

A SAMPLE OF EVENTS YVETTE HAS SPOKEN AT

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors (multiple engagements)
  • Queensland Police Service – International Womens Day Luncheon
  • Griffith Business School
  • Cetnaj National Conference
  • AIIA Networking Event
  • Future Social Media Strategy Forum
  • TedX Bundaberg
  • Business Connect Advisor
  • IT Queensland
  • Business Blueprint events
  • WALGA – Western Australia Local
  • Government Association Convention
  • Storage Association of Australia
  • Australian Consulting Architects – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch
  • Queensland Independent Publishers
  • Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce

SPEAKER FOR FEMALE AUDIENCES

Yvette is one of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs and as such is regularly called on to inspire and motivate female audiences. Having started six businesses, sold two and acquired one, and from being the Chair of the Australia Institute of Company Directors Sunshine Coast committee for two years, and Chairing the Knowledge & Professional Services Taskforce for the Sunshine Coast Council for two years, she is a strong advocate for diversity and female leadership. Similar to the leadership style of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden (Yvette’s birth country), Yvette is a firm believer in the power of leading in an authentic & kind manner in line with her core company values of RESPECT, TRUST & KINDNESS, and has many stories of how she has demonstrated this in her career, and been challenged on it.

Yvette has been recognised with multiple business awards as a successful business woman and leader including the 2013 ICT Woman of the Year at the national iAwards (the IT industries most prestigious awards), the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner of the Year Award at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards Queensland against a field of 4200, and the Entrepreneurial Award and the Employer of Choice at the 2012 Women in IT Awards.

As a female inspirational speaker, she has inspired and informed audiences of all backgrounds and genders, and would love the opportunity to be an inspirational female speaker at your next event too!

A SAMPLE OF PAST EVENTS YVETTE HAS SPOKEN AT

  • Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Breakfast
  • MACKAY – Inspirational Business Women’s Network Breakfast
  • League of Extraordinary Women Breakfast
  • Telstra Business Womens Awards Alumni panel
  • Women in Technology – multiple events
  • Business Hub event for Haven Magazine – Gold Coast
  • BPW Caboolture – multiple occasions
  • Beacon Foundation – Lunch with the Girls + Girls at Risk programs

Keynotes

  • Storage Association of Australia
  • Australian Consulting Architects – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch
  • Queensland Independent Publishers
  • Queensland Police Service – International Womens Day Luncheon
  • Mt Isa Chamber of Commerce
  • RDA Wheatbelt region
  • IT Queensland
  • Make Haste Expo (aged health care)
  • QuestNet
  • Sunshine Coast Grammar
  • Business Blueprint events (Sydney)
  • WALGA – Western Australia Local Government Association Convention

Panelists & Guest Speaking

  • Click Digital Expo – Brisbane
  • QUT
  • iAwards Masterclass 2013 & 2014
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • SAE Creative Media Institute
  • River City Labs
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Terri Cooper Networking events – multiple occasions

Check Out Yvette’s Speaker Show Reel

MC Roles

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – AICD
  • Edutech – Australasia’s largest Education & Technology event
  • Silicon Coast – the Sunshine Coast’s digital community

Private conferences/trainings

  • GJ Gardner
  • Women in Technology
  • Integration with other marketing channels
  • In the Booth franchisee conference

SPEAKERS

OUR CLIENTS

Testimonials

You have not only taught us the information we need to know now to keep our businesses up to date but you have also shown us the resources to enable us to look up and keep learning in the future
SUE JACKSON
Loving the information. Fantastic to be able to access the webinars anytime which has really worked for me. Lots of information for someone new to it all- but taking the key points and applying and great to have all the resources to go back to.
ELISE SKYE
I thought the session was great and Tara was obviously a subject matter expert.
BYO Participant
I completed the GUTS intake 2 and recently launched my new website!! I learnt a great deal from this course and as it is my first attempt at designing a website, I realise that it is a work in progress and that I still have a long way to go. But great that I could even have a go at this!
KYM FOSTER
I am not very internet/computer savvy but it has been rather exciting even getting to the point of publishing a website – it is just great to actually have a web presence….my kids (aged 29-36 who have good computer skills) are impressed too! The GUTS program has boosted my knowledge and confidence in going online with our business…. I want to thank the advanced users for helping me through the Facebook members lounge, it has been greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Yvette, Zoe, Karen, Elise and all in the GUTS team, has been just great.
MARY SCHLOSS
This course really did ROCK! I had a ball and thanks to all the team there for such a well prepared course.
TRISHA MCFADYEN

“The webinar was easy to understand and informative.”

Connecting Up Webinar Participant
Thanks for the awesome program. I did miss a couple of sessions which I’ll go back into but tonight was a great overview. Yvette Adams, you and your team are awesome!! … I now have a broad understanding of online marketing and cannot wait to put all this to practice with my new site.
VICTORIA BERRY
I have been working on my business on and off for the last 5 years. It has undergone many transitions in that time, most of which have been based on my creative whim, rather than any commercial purpose or competitive reasoning, and all previous decisions have been emotional ones. While doing the Get Up To Speed program, I have finally began to see my business from a commercial perspective, to make decisions based on strategy and to see my target market for who they truly are, and not some variation of myself. And with the tools the program has given me, it is also the first time I have been diligent and disciplined with my planning and research stages. I am learning so much and when I look back at what I have been doing up until now, the ineffectiveness of my methods are embarrassingly clear.
KARINA SHARPE