GE Money Work Life Balance


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The Creative Collective Director Yvette Adams shows you how to achieve the all important work/life balance by sharing her own personal and career experiences.

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    2. 4. Financial industry connections <ul><li>One of my first temp jobs in London was at the Society of Financial Advisers in St Pauls area, London </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Executive at GAM – Global Asset Management - A ctive investment management with distinction to private clients, institutions and intermediaries. It managed more than $33.6 billion of clients' assets from 10 offices around the world. </li></ul>
    3. 6. Kids – Rio (6 years) + Matisse (3 years) Yvette Adams
    4. 7. Who is Yvette Adams? <ul><li>Chameleon </li></ul><ul><li>Hopeless employee and serial entrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>1st business, a newspaper started at 17 years old </li></ul><ul><li>2nd business an online tee-shirt business - sold </li></ul><ul><li>2007 - Queensland Small Business Champions Young Entrepreneur award. </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Won Creative & Knowledge Base Industries category against 25 finalists at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Won Home Based Business of the Year at the Marketing & Communication Executives International Awards </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – Won Commonwealth Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s Awards </li></ul>
    5. 8. Online marketing & social media addict & consultant <ul><li>I remember the days before computers! </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo email address in 1996 </li></ul><ul><li>Worked in London during 2000/01 on major website development for a leading magazine (then </li></ul><ul><li>dotcom bubble burst) </li></ul><ul><li>Made first ecommerce website in 2002 </li></ul><ul><li>Wide and varied background in related areas – graphics, events, PR, journalism, marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Started own business from home in 2007 when second child 7 weeks old </li></ul><ul><li>I have Facebook, Linkedin, Youtube, Twitter, Digg, Vimeo, Blog, Google Profile,, flickr, +++++ </li></ul><ul><li>I LOVE training and assisting others to achieve online & business success!!! </li></ul>
    6. 10. Major milestones in my quest for the ultimate lifestyle… <ul><li>March 2006 – Left paid employment position to work for one key client as a sole trader under my own name </li></ul><ul><li>September 2006 – Engaged in YEP (young entrepreneur program), a six month program for young entrepreneurs. </li></ul><ul><li>November 2006 - Company business name registered </li></ul><ul><li>December 2006 - Company branding and website established </li></ul><ul><li>January 2007 – Matisse born. Took on two interns from University of the Sunshine Coast and started to welcome more clients. Ran database building competition on including survey. </li></ul><ul><li>March 2007 – Company holds first educational/lead generation event in Maroochydore. 45 in attendance at 2 hour evening workshop. </li></ul>
    7. 12. Major milestones in my quest for the ultimate lifestyle… <ul><li>March 2007 – Held first educational/lead generation event in Maroochydore. 45 in attendance at 2 hour evening workshop. </li></ul><ul><li>April 2007 – YEP program completed and solid business plan in place for company. IT invested in - purchase of new laptop, VOIP to reduce phone bill, wireless networking so two work stations with internet connection. </li></ul><ul><li>May 2007 – Business alliance with New Zealand company negotiated and company began to accept leads as their ‘Australia office’ </li></ul><ul><li>July 2007 - Named as a finalist in Sunshine Coast Business Women’s Network awards under 30 category. Feature on a segment on ‘career mums’ on A Current Affair prime time national TV. </li></ul><ul><li>Sept 2007 – Named Queensland Small Business Champions Young Entrepreneur </li></ul>
    8. 14. <ul><li>July 2008 – Featured on Channel 9, Sky Business Channel and Qantas in-flight TV (domestic) as part of a segment on a new business show, also Management Magazine in New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>October 2008 – Video footage shot at one of many live presentations turned into short video segments for training and to solicit business </li></ul><ul><li>November 2008 – Travel to New York to compete in International Stevie Women’s Awards. Start being regional coordinator. </li></ul><ul><li>December 2008 – Website & company brand overhauled </li></ul>Major milestones in my quest for the ultimate lifestyle…
    9. 16. <ul><li>January 2009 – Franchise operation begins. Two part time staff start with company, including my sister! </li></ul><ul><li>March 2009 – Company cracks 100 clients </li></ul><ul><li>May 2009 – Yvette appears on Sky Business News promoting Stevie Awards </li></ul><ul><li>August 2009 – Double page spread features in Profile magazine on Yvette & The Creative Collective </li></ul>Major milestones in my quest for the ultimate lifestyle…
    10. 18. <ul><li>December 2009 – Won tender with AusIndustry to deliver Small Business Online program to 100 small business owners across Whitsundays, Bundaberg & Sunshine Coast in partnership with another company </li></ul><ul><li>March 2010 – Took on a trainee & staff grows to 4 </li></ul><ul><li>June 2010 – Won tender with Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation to develop & deliver 25 webinars to Queensland business owners – solo! </li></ul><ul><li>September 2010 – Won Business Owner award at Telstra Business Womens Awards against 4200 applicants! </li></ul><ul><li>November 2010 – Won Home Based Business Award at MCEI in Melbourne </li></ul><ul><li>December 2010 – Awarded regional council grant to continue delivering Web Wednesdays </li></ul>Major milestones in my quest for the ultimate lifestyle…
    11. 19. <ul><li>February 2011 – Partnered with Hubspot, leading internet marketing software recently invested in by Google & Salesforce ($72m investment) </li></ul><ul><li>March 2011 – Purchased commercial premises in Maroochydore, Qld. Move in end April. </li></ul><ul><li>Bigger opportunities continue to come our way…. </li></ul>Latest news!
    12. 20. <ul><li>A - awards </li></ul><ul><li>C – communication – I hate email! See alternatives! </li></ul><ul><li>H R </li></ul><ul><li>I - nnovation </li></ul><ul><li>E ntrepreneur </li></ul><ul><li>V enture (+ value) </li></ul><ul><li>E nthusiasm </li></ul>
    13. 21. <ul><li>Nanny </li></ul><ul><li>Personal trainer </li></ul><ul><li>PA </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays </li></ul><ul><li>Great friends </li></ul><ul><li>Great family </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited earnings potential </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom in my work </li></ul>Do I have the ultimate lifestyle now?
    14. 22. <ul><li>Time with my girlfriends – wine & nibbles </li></ul><ul><li>Time with my partner – no kids, quality, talking </li></ul><ul><li>Time with my children – beach, walks in the parks </li></ul><ul><li>Holidays – international travel once a year, long weekend + at least 3 times a year </li></ul><ul><li>Music – time to download, enjoy, share </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness – healthy, strong, high energy </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation & self care – day spa treatments, massages </li></ul><ul><li>Personal development – time to read, grow, learn, experience </li></ul>Fitting it all in… What do you want out of your life?
    15. 23. The answer
    16. 24. <ul><li>The slow cooker is my best friend in winter </li></ul><ul><li>Do a ‘cooking day’ – get ahead </li></ul><ul><li>Shop ONLINE </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Work ‘in the cloud’ where possible </li></ul><ul><li>A smart phone – use technology to work smarter, not harder </li></ul><ul><li>Outsource where possible to buy yourself time for the things that make your heart ‘sing’ – cleaning, admin etc. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>My other tricks of the trade
    17. 25. Grab social network contacts at every opportunity - Rapportive Free add-on for Firefox, Safari, Mailplane and Chrome:
    18. 26. Final top social media super hero tip:
    19. 27. <ul><li>Do something for yourself - at least once a week </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals as an individual, as a couple, as a family. Share them, review them regularly – everything from holidays to personal achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Consider a schedule – consult with your partner, make sure it works for everyone and communicate it </li></ul><ul><li>Back yourself – don’t take ‘no’ for an answer </li></ul>My wish for you…
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