Your MC is Jackie Le Roux
Jackie Le Roux is the founder of Empower Opportunity. She is a Brisbane-based Motivator and Communications specialist who enjoys mentoring and teaching hundreds of people to become the best version of themselves. Through her own transformational journey; finding her own identity, discovering her talents and the hidden ‘gold’ within, Jackie developed essential keys to unlock her own potential and dreams. Little did she know how much she would love helping others to transform their lives! www.empoweropportunity.com.au
Stephen Jeffs has extensive business and ministry experience, having served as a business executive, company director and on church leadership.
He is currently the General Manager of Optus’ largest regional dealer, Network Communications of which he has worked in for the past 25 years. Stephen took over the role as General Manager of the family business in 2007 and now leads a national team of 55 retail stores.
Stephen is a also a Director of the Australian Christian Channel, and serves as a member on the A21 board and executive team at the Goodlife Community Church on the Sunshine Coast.
His heart for mission and genuine passion for people, coupled with strong business acumen and a Godly heritage have enabled him to gain favour in business and church communities alike, being equally at home in a boardroom as a slum in Indonesia.
Stephen lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife Ruth and sons Bailey and Elijah.
Mick Bentham is the founder of The Bentham Foundation and Managing Director for a number of companies including Certified Roofing that is well known for its excellence and Biblical approach in doing business.
For years Certified Roofing has been known as “the Company That Cares” because they look after their community as well as their customers.
Mick has a real passion for business. He mentors a number of business people on how to implement biblical principles into their business and encourages all business owners to dedicate their business to Glorify God.
Back in 2010 Mick visited several areas of Nepal and saw first-hand how the people lived.
With very poor water quality, poor living conditions and malnourished children Mick was compelled to do something and make a difference in some way.
With the help of 3 other people he purchased a block of land and built a Hostel to house, cloth, feed & educate up to 60 underprivileged children.
Outside of work, Mick is a single father of two children Chloe and Jamie.
Wes’s passion is to see kingdom businesses raised up, established and supported in Australia and worldwide.
He is very conscious that a new day has dawned in terms of the God’s people being equipped to serve God where they are, the marketplace. Raised in a Christian home, Wes gave his life to the Lord when he was nine years old. Since then it has been a time of growing in God’s grace through many different circumstances and challenges. He watched as his parent’s business went through bankruptcy; saw the family rebuild, only then to face the death of his mum. He studied accountancy, in some way to ensure that he could learn the principles needed so that his family would not go through we he had. But along the way, God has revealed through study, his work and times alone with God, that it is through God alone that success comes.
Success is not as the world views success but as God views success, a life of relationship with the living Lord. Professionally Wes is an Accountant and has held positions with Guide Dogs Queensland, Scripture Union Queensland, Scripture Union Australia, Willowcreek Association and was the founding Australian Directors for Crown Financial Ministries.
Apart from Business Blessings, Wes works with Co.starters in helping people establish businesses, plus is a Small Business Mentor with TAFE Queensland.
He is married to Pam and have four children, Johanna, Bethany, Samuel & Elijah and attends Worship Centre in Carina, Brisbane.
Building and growing businesses is my passion. I have specialised in the professional services – advisory sector as well as taking an Australian licensed model internationally. These experiences continue to provide me with a research base and a unique insight into the challenges for entrepreneurs to grow, go global and create succession.
I founded the Advisory Board Centre to share the knowledge and create a community of like-minded entrepreneurs and business professionals to strengthen the quality of decision making at a board level. As an Advisory Board Chair, I have the privilege of working with progressive ethical entrepreneurs and supporting their vision. Chairing and supporting organisations including Franchise Relationships Institute, FoundU, Acacia Connection, Real Serious Games and the HR Coach Research Institute is deeply rewarding and challenging. I will continue to strive to make a difference.
7 am to 8:30 am – Breakfast – with guest speakers Mick Bentham & Stephen Jeffs
8:30 am to 9 am – Networking Time
9 am to 9:45 am – First Workshop – The Daily Journey – Wes Leake – The daily spiritual and practical practices of Christians in Business.
9:45 am to 10 am: More Networking over morning tea.
10 am to 11 am: Second Workshop – Setting up your Advisory Board – Louise Brokeman – Louise will share key research on what it takes to put in place an appropriate Advisory Board and the key outcomes that comes as a result.
The Key Details:
Date: Saturday 2 December 2017
Location: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane
Investment: Breakfast: $47, Workshops $30
Bookings close: 30 November, 2017
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