We are passionate about supporting businesses to thrive, driving results through people and customer strategies.
Our team's experience spans all sectors of travel and tourism as well as the service, retail and hospitality industries.
We understand the need for organisations to create long term sustainability. Whether maintaining momentum, capturing new segments, surviving fast growth or rebuilding relevance for todays world.
With expertise in building market leading businesses and creating high performing and aligned teams, our values-based approach delivers success with a lasting positive impact.
"A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for finding the potential in people and processes and who has the courage to develop that potential"
Deb has over 30 years of in-depth experience across all facets of the travel and tourism industry. She has held senior executive roles responsible for Australian and International markets for some of the largest and most successful organisations in Australia. With an enviable record of leadership, business growth and organisational success, Deb brings a commercially minded, results-oriented and customer-centric focus to businesses. Deb leads with a positive mindset and drives results through people, partnerships, purpose, insights and strategy.
Deb has trained in Brene Brown’s ‘Dare to Lead’ program, together with studies in Positive Psychology, and incorporates these techniques to help grow and support organisations, helping navigate tricky conversations.
A popular keynote speaker in Australia, Asia, UK & Europe, Deb has also been recognised with several business awards, as well as being named as one of the top 10 most powerful women in the Australian Travel Industry. Her inspiration is a passion for diversity, people empowerment, shared learning, and organisational wellness – creating businesses with heart.
An avid gin enthusiast, with a passion for sports of all kinds – in particular to her AFL team the Hawks, she feels most at home in the mountains after many years competing internationally on the ski circuit. With a love of both dance floors and karaoke, which she has learnt is best kept behind closed doors.
With over 25 years experience in sales, marketing and customer service, Susan is an energetic, dynamic and award-winning leader. Susan's expertise, proven performance and approach is centred around authentic and values-based leadership, trusted partnerships and collaboration.
Susan’s approach to business is through a customer experience lens whilst overlaying commercial outcomes. She is an exceptional communicator, motivational and keynote speaker and a creative problem-solver. Susan has the valuable commodity of being extremely curious, courageous and self-motivated and has built high performing and engaged teams throughout her career. Her industry knowledge, sales/people leadership and depth of partnerships in the Travel & Tourism space is unmatched.
Susan has been the recipient of numerous business awards including Sales Person of the Year in the Women in Travel Awards. Susan’s inspiration comes from being passionate about the power of positive mindsets and how it can achieve greatness.
After many years travelling the world as a tour director (there may have been some bribery tactics perfected at certain Eastern European borders), she has found her roots back in Melbourne in true AFL territory where she cheers on her beloved Richmond Football Club. With a passion for travel through the customers eyes remaining firmly in her DNA.
As active members of the industry and community, we are proud of our involvement from guest speaking bringing awareness to diversity & female leadership; mentoring; judging roles across industry awards; industry and media working groups, fundraising, conferences and events.
Deb and Suse are two of most positive, energetic and inspiring leaders I have had the pleasure of working with.
Both have a proven ability to engage cross-functionally with all levels of an organisation, to assure company alignment and eliminating silos. With complimentary skillsets and a shared vision to help businesses rebuild and thrive – they are an asset to any organisation wanting inspiration and assistance across strategy, customer engagement and people development.
Lynne Marchesani, Head of Property Marketing – Marshall White
THE INSPIRE COLLECTIVE
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