Rural Workshops, Webinars and Presentations

Via training sessions, workshops, webinars and public speaking engagements, I pass on a wealth of knowledge, experience and personal stories gained over several decades of running a unique business and roaming across thousands of kilometres. Workshop content is original, because most of what I've learnt has been via 'trial & terror'. There hasn't been anyone to emulate or mentors to seek advice from - I've cut my own track.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and explain their own views, and we always have a good laugh as well as learn.

Presentations are tailored to suit people of all ages and backgrounds.

The following 3 pages contain detailed information on the rural workshops, webinars and presentations I provide:

a)  Previous Workshops & Participant Comments

b)  Workshop Topics

c)  Corporate Agribusiness Workshops & Presentations

My business commenced in remote areas - when living more than 100km from the nearest small towns; where independent problem-solving becomes second nature. The focus on rural and remote topics has been constant. Workshop and presentation information emphasises topics relating to farming and regional/rural life as this is my particular field of expertise but I also run general-interest workshops and presentations as the same principles apply.

Locations covered:

I specialise in rural/regional Australia and especially enjoy bringing presentations to the remotest regions. However the principles discussed in workshops apply globally.

One-on-one consultations:

I can also provide one-on-one consultations; either in person in North Queensland or your local town or city if I am travelling through your area.  We can discuss relevant subjects in the list of workshop topics plus anything else of interest.  Photography portfolio and website, blog and social media account assessments are also available (including via digital means, not just in-person; as well as hands-on drone flight experience).

Runs on the board:

  • Workshops and keynote presentations at a wide variety of events, plus webinars via state and national organisations
  • Licenced drone pilot with many hours of flight experience, across 4 states, to date
  • Advertising image use sold to many of Australia's largest rural businesses & organisations
  • Thousands of books sold - worldwide
  • This website dates back to 2003 and still achieves a first page ranking for many very competitive search terms.
  • Many articles published in national newspapers and magazines
  • More than 30 Australian radio interviews to date, plus 4 in the UK.
  • I grew up on a wheat/sheep farm and have lived and worked on a wide variety of farms and cattle stations from southern to far northern Australia.
  • Numerous photographs that have won high-profile awards over many years
  • 2018: AgriFutures Rural Women's Award finalist - 'Rural Drone Academy' project
  • 2018: Named as one of the top 10 'Women to Watch in UAS' (unmanned aviation systems) by US-based Women and Drones
  • 2017: Qld Rural Press Club 'Rural Social Media' award & qrrrwn 'Rural, Regional & Remote Storyteller' award.

Teaching: I have always enjoyed teaching - in fact, straight after finishing Year 12 I completed the first year of Primary School teacher training at a teaching college in Melbourne, in 1980; with honours in some subjects. (Before changing to an agriculture-& small business focussed career.)

Small business management: In 1982-3 I completed the rural business administration course at Orange Agricultural College (NSW) and spent some years running a freelance farm bookeeping service. This business management experience underpins all the workshops I run.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any queries. Examples of my photographs can be seen on the website header above, as well as in the books (below).

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