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Navigating Uncharted Waters: Career Transitioning Breakfast

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

An MBA qualification is a proven launch pad for career advancement, with many professionals using an MBA as a vehicle to upskill or reskill. This highly regarded qualification can lead to a wealth of new opportunities, but switching roles, industries or professions can be challenging and hard to navigate.

Our breakfast seminar on August 1st will feature a panel of professionals who have successfully navigated their way through a number of transitions during their professional careers.

Learn how assessing your current skills, leveraging your networks and transforming your thinking can help you to make the career transition you desire.

Panel Members Include:

♦ Danielle Duell, Founder & CEO, People With Purpose

Danielle Duell is a business leader, strategist, international keynote speaker and entrepreneur.

Throughout her career, Danielle has worked with government-owned corporations, for-profit and nonprofit entities to drive strategically aligned improvement, transition and growth across a range of industries including education, energy, tourism, arts, water, hospitality, events, construction, farming, conservation, retailing, medical research and corporate governance.

She is the founder and CEO of People With Purpose – an organization that works with company Executives and Boards to develop purpose-led strategies that enable businesses to create economic value in ways that also create value for society.

Danielle’s blend of corporate experience, entrepreneurial spirit and academic perspective enable her to add value to mindful organisations with a mandate for significant improvement, growth and/or change.

♦ Rowan Grant, Partner, Full Circle Venture Capital

Rowan is a partner at Full Circle Venture Capital and a Director at Black Sheep Capital. Through these firms he invests in early-stage tech companies in Australia. He has a passion for helping entrepreneurs build companies and focuses on companies at the seed and series A stage in SaaS, Fintech, logistics and marketplaces. He has a strong interest in strategy and technology, which has led him to become immersed in entrepreneurship and investing.

Previously he was an associate at Steve Baxter’s family office, Transition Level Investments. Rowan is a Chartered Accountant and has EMBA and Bachelors in Business (Accounting) from QUT.

♦ Kristian Houe, State Manager QLD, ANC (Australian National Couriers)

Kristian is a senior logistics professional with extensive leadership experience in complex environments. Before moving to Australia, Kristian served in the Danish Army as a Captain with deployments to Afghanistan and Kosovo. Kristian started the QUT MBA in September 2015 and started working with ANC in July 2016. The QUT MBA has enabled Kristian to successfully transition into a commercial business career, and further develop and transfer skills, knowledge and capabilities from his Defense career.

Facilitated by Assoc. Prof. Glen Murphy

Event Details:

7.00am – 7.30pm: Light Breakfast & Networking

7.30am – 8.30am: Panel Presentation and Q&A   


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