COVID-19 - Updates, Webinars and Resources
Our last speakers were Mitchell Zadow and Andre Ong, Principal Lawyers at Sharrock Pitman Legal. They presented a Webinar on the topic 'COVID-19: Employment and Commercial leasing issues for your enterprise'.

Meetings are held quarterly, with keynote business speakers, discussion groups, business book reviews, handouts and legal spotlights.

The School of Hard Knocks is a hands on, very practical club. The aim is for local businesses to improve and be successful.

We want business people to learn from one another and to pick up on ideas from others who are outside their own industry and business experience and who might have quite different perspectives.

As an owner or manager of a business or not-for-profit enterprise, you are warmly invited to attend any of our business club meetings.

Business Club members can access handouts and material from previous meetings here.

Our Next Meeting

August 2021 BUSINESS CLUB

When: Tuesday 24 August 2021, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: Waverley RSL, Sunset Room, Level 1, 161 Coleman Parade, Glen Waverley VIC

SMART goals are future oriented, based on what we currently do not have. Sometimes, we can only get what we want after we get there, because there is no previous frame of reference.

Stacey is a change expert. Her presentation and gutsy messages focus on turning the traditional goal setting approach of "focus on what you want" on its head, instead providing practical tips for going after what you really want through conscious, positive and deliberate choices.

What you will take away from this session

  • How to work backwards to eliminate the things you DON'T want
  • How to develop a stoic state of mind so that you can face adversity
  • A no BS approach to making conscious, positive and deliberate choices
  • Identify any limiting beliefs that might be trapping you in old familiar parrterns of behaviour and blocking your growth.

What else?

  • A short, 'legal spotlight' on a significant issue helpful to enterprises
  • Round table discussions about your business concerns
  • Enterprise book review relevant to our topic
  • Free legal advice from our Lawyers at the end of the meeting
  • Door prizes.
About our Guest Presenter:

Stacey Currie has survived incredible hardship to become a keynote speaker, successful businesswoman, author, and mother of five, as well as an inspiration to thousands of people who have adopted her life lessons. Using street-smart wisdom, Stacey lives by the philosophy that to be more, you need less. She is known for her rawness, honesty and compassion.

Stacey has appeared on TV shows such as the Today Show, 7.30 Report and 60 Minutes to share her against-the-odds life story, and has been featured in newspapers and magazines such as BRW, The Age and The Herald Sun.

Tuesday 24 August 2021
12:00 - 2:00 pm
To register please fill in the form below.
Price
$20 at the door
Location
Waverley RSL
Sunset Room
Level 1, 161 Coleman Parade
Glen Waverley
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Before Fri 20 August 2021

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2021 Guest Presenters

June

Speaker: Chris Helder

Topic: Uncertainty Acceptance - How an Adventure Mindset Will Set You Up For Success

March

Speaker: Winston Marsh

Topic: Simple Secrets to Revive a Locked Down World

2020 Guest Presenters
2019 Guest Presenters
2018 Guest Presenters
2017 Guest Presenters
2016 Guest Presenters
2015 Guest Presenters
2014 Guest Presenters
2013 Guest Presenters

2021 Guest Presenters

March

Speaker: Winston Marsh

Topic: Simple Secrets to Revive a Locked Down World

2020 Guest Presenters

November

Speaker: Stephanie Bown

Topic: Simplifying Strategy Creation

February

Speaker: Rob Nankervis

Topic: 10 Numbers to Drive Performance, Growth and Valuation in Your Business (and none of them are on your financial statements)

2019 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Scott Dutton

Topic: Difficult to Connected Conversations: DCs made easy

August

Speaker: Peter Engelhardt

Topic: Brand Strategy Demystified

May

Speaker: Jessie Weatherley

Topic: 10 Red Hot E-Marketing Tips to Attract New Customers

February

Speaker: Danielle Storey

Topic: There has never been a better time to be YOU!

2018 Guest Presenters

November

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Gotta Keep the Customer Satisfied

August

Speaker: Rachael Robertson

Topic: Leading on the Edge: the future of teamwork and why respect trumps harmony

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Highly Effective Leadership

Speaker: Jacob Sarkodee from International Justice Mission

May

Speaker: Dr Graham Kenny

Topic: A Blueprint for Agile Strategic Planning

Additional speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Building Pyramids Incisive Planning for Enterprise Success

February

Speaker: Des Mueller

Topic: Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works!

Additional speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Up Up & Away! Strategizing for Enterprise Success

2017 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Leanne Faulkner

Topic: Stress Busters for You and Your Team!

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: Jessica Lancashire from Online HR

Topic: Self-Care for Employers

August

Speaker: Ron Gauci

Topic: Optimising the Performance of your Organisation

Additional speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Planning for Enterprise Success (Part 1)

May

Speaker: Shaun Coulton

Topic: The 12 Steps to Building Your Personal and Business Brand on LinkedIn

We also had additional presenters sharing on digital media trends:

Adam Laurie from Digitial 360, shared on Current Trends in Digital Marketing Strategies

Phil Speers, from Catch All Digital, shared on SEO Do’s and Don’ts

Mitchell Zadow from Sharrock Pitman Legal shared on Your Business on the Web: Managing the Risks

February

Speaker: Craig Rispin

Topic: Bullet Proofing Your Business for the Future

Additional Speakers

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Leading on L Plates – 5 More Things I Learnt in 2016

2016 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Chris Helder

Topic: Useful Belief – as a game changer in the field of motivation and performance

Additional Speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Generating Business Momentum

August

Speaker: Glenn Manton

Topic: Positive Conversations and Life-giving Relationships

Additional Speakers

Speakers: David Sharrock, Mitchell Zadow, Andre Ong

Topic: Positive Conversations, Positive Relationships

May

Speaker: Jason Cunningham

Topic: Have Your Cake and Sell it too: The 7 Key Ingredients of Business Success

Additional Speakers

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Business Values

February

Speaker: Graeme Joy

Topic: Leading Your High Performance Team

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Leading on L Plates

2015 Guest Presenters

November

Speaker: Vanessa Hall

Topic: Marketing – the Maker or Breaker of Trust

August

Speaker: David Parkin, former AFL player and coach.

Topic: Team Building

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Red hot tips for firing up your business.

April

Speaker: David Penglase

Topic: How to Build Intentional Trust to Boost Business Success

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: For Business Success, Build a Bridge of Trust

January

Speaker: Iven Frangi

Topic: Outstanding Customer Experience for Business Success

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Customer Service

2014 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Russell Pearson

Topic: Elements of Effective Brand Design

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Business Branding

August

Speaker: Tom O’Toole

Topic: Workplace Culture and Team Building

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Let’s go fishing …. for a vibrant workplace

May

Speaker: Amanda Gome

Topic: Entrepreneurship – Crikey, I Forgot My Skirt

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Panel discussion and Q & A with three local entrepreneurs, Christo Christophidis, Craig Lane and Adam Laurie.

February

Speaker: Tim Costello

Topic: Becoming the Business Leaders we can be

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Business Leadership

2013 Guest Presenters

November

We had a panel discussion on how to deal with tough financial times.

Our panel comprised of:

  1. Tim Wilson, Partner, Wilmit Australia Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips on Surviving and Thriving in Your Business in Tough Financial Times
  2. Paul Humphreys, Director, Accountkeeping Plus Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips on Having Great Business Cash Flow in Tough Financial Times
  3. Mathew Thong, Business Banking Manager, National Australia Bank: 5 Hot Tips on How to get Bank Finance for Your Business in Tough Financial Times
  4. Mitchell Zadow, Principal, Sharrock Pitman Legal Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips on Protecting Your Private Assets from Business Creditors in Tough Financial Times
  5. Ashley Davidson, Executive Director, Pitcher Partners Advisors Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips for Dealing with the ATO in Tough Financial Times

August

To kick off the first School for Hard Knocks our presenter was David Sharrock. Our business club was started for like-minded business owners and managers.

His topic was “What’s the Key to Sustained Success in any Business”.

2021 Guest Presenters

March

Speaker: Winston Marsh

Topic: Simple Secrets to Revive a Locked Down World

2020 Guest Presenters

November

Speaker: Stephanie Bown

Topic: Simplifying Strategy Creation

February

Speaker: Rob Nankervis

Topic: 10 Numbers to Drive Performance, Growth and Valuation in Your Business (and none of them are on your financial statements)

2019 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Scott Dutton

Topic: Difficult to Connected Conversations: DCs made easy

August

Speaker: Peter Engelhardt

Topic: Brand Strategy Demystified

May

Speaker: Jessie Weatherley

Topic: 10 Red Hot E-Marketing Tips to Attract New Customers

February

Speaker: Danielle Storey

Topic: There has never been a better time to be YOU!

2018 Guest Presenters

November

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Gotta Keep the Customer Satisfied

August

Speaker: Rachael Robertson

Topic: Leading on the Edge: the future of teamwork and why respect trumps harmony

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Highly Effective Leadership

Speaker: Jacob Sarkodee from International Justice Mission

May

Speaker: Dr Graham Kenny

Topic: A Blueprint for Agile Strategic Planning

Additional speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Building Pyramids Incisive Planning for Enterprise Success

February

Speaker: Des Mueller

Topic: Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works!

Additional speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Up Up & Away! Strategizing for Enterprise Success

2017 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Leanne Faulkner

Topic: Stress Busters for You and Your Team!

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: Jessica Lancashire from Online HR

Topic: Self-Care for Employers

August

Speaker: Ron Gauci

Topic: Optimising the Performance of your Organisation

Additional speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Planning for Enterprise Success (Part 1)

May

Speaker: Shaun Coulton

Topic: The 12 Steps to Building Your Personal and Business Brand on LinkedIn

We also had additional presenters sharing on digital media trends:

Adam Laurie from Digitial 360, shared on Current Trends in Digital Marketing Strategies

Phil Speers, from Catch All Digital, shared on SEO Do’s and Don’ts

Mitchell Zadow from Sharrock Pitman Legal shared on Your Business on the Web: Managing the Risks

February

Speaker: Craig Rispin

Topic: Bullet Proofing Your Business for the Future

Additional Speakers

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Leading on L Plates – 5 More Things I Learnt in 2016

2016 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Chris Helder

Topic: Useful Belief – as a game changer in the field of motivation and performance

Additional Speakers:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Generating Business Momentum

August

Speaker: Glenn Manton

Topic: Positive Conversations and Life-giving Relationships

Additional Speakers

Speakers: David Sharrock, Mitchell Zadow, Andre Ong

Topic: Positive Conversations, Positive Relationships

May

Speaker: Jason Cunningham

Topic: Have Your Cake and Sell it too: The 7 Key Ingredients of Business Success

Additional Speakers

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Business Values

February

Speaker: Graeme Joy

Topic: Leading Your High Performance Team

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Leading on L Plates

2015 Guest Presenters

November

Speaker: Vanessa Hall

Topic: Marketing – the Maker or Breaker of Trust

August

Speaker: David Parkin, former AFL player and coach.

Topic: Team Building

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Red hot tips for firing up your business.

April

Speaker: David Penglase

Topic: How to Build Intentional Trust to Boost Business Success

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: For Business Success, Build a Bridge of Trust

January

Speaker: Iven Frangi

Topic: Outstanding Customer Experience for Business Success

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Customer Service

2014 Guest Presenters

October

Speaker: Russell Pearson

Topic: Elements of Effective Brand Design

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Business Branding

August

Speaker: Tom O’Toole

Topic: Workplace Culture and Team Building

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Let’s go fishing …. for a vibrant workplace

May

Speaker: Amanda Gome

Topic: Entrepreneurship – Crikey, I Forgot My Skirt

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Panel discussion and Q & A with three local entrepreneurs, Christo Christophidis, Craig Lane and Adam Laurie.

February

Speaker: Tim Costello

Topic: Becoming the Business Leaders we can be

We also had additional guest presenters:

Speaker: David Sharrock

Topic: Business Leadership

2013 Guest Presenters

November

We had a panel discussion on how to deal with tough financial times.

Our panel comprised of:

  1. Tim Wilson, Partner, Wilmit Australia Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips on Surviving and Thriving in Your Business in Tough Financial Times
  2. Paul Humphreys, Director, Accountkeeping Plus Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips on Having Great Business Cash Flow in Tough Financial Times
  3. Mathew Thong, Business Banking Manager, National Australia Bank: 5 Hot Tips on How to get Bank Finance for Your Business in Tough Financial Times
  4. Mitchell Zadow, Principal, Sharrock Pitman Legal Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips on Protecting Your Private Assets from Business Creditors in Tough Financial Times
  5. Ashley Davidson, Executive Director, Pitcher Partners Advisors Pty Ltd: 5 Hot Tips for Dealing with the ATO in Tough Financial Times

August

To kick off the first School for Hard Knocks our presenter was David Sharrock. Our business club was started for like-minded business owners and managers.

His topic was “What’s the Key to Sustained Success in any Business”.