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THE DIGITAL CHAMPIONS CLUB

We LEARN FASTER WHEN WE LEARN TOGETHER

A key tenet of the Digital Champions program is that the best way, perhaps even the only way, to keep up with technology driven change is to surround yourself with a community of people you can learn from.

The power of the Digital Champions Club comes not just from the coaches and mentors but also from the other organisations you will be sharing your journey with.

YOUR COACHES

Each organisation is assigned a coach to assist them throughout the program. Coaches are not only experts in the methodology they each bring their own unique knowledge and experience to the program.

Simon Waller

Simon Waller

Coach & Founder

Simon is a technology expert who helps people avoid doing the work they hate.

He has a background in business improvement and strategy development and is the founder of the Digital Champions Club.

Kate Fuelling

Kate Fuelling

Coach

Kate is an information management expert, author and general optimist.

Kate has extensive experience working with Not For Profits and Government organisations delivering digital projects with a people-centric approach.

Gabe Alves

Gabe Alves

Coach

Gabe is an experienced IT professional having spent 20 years delivering innovative solutions in risk averse environments.

His gets a real buzz out of delivering projects that other people don’t think are possible.

Some of our member organisations

 

Special guests, speakers and mentors

Each quarter, special guests are invited along to share their expertise with the digital champions community. Many of these are world class speakers who volunteer their time because they get a buzz out of working with committed organisations and individuals.

Dermot Crowley

Dermot Crowley

Author of Smart Work and one of Australia’s premier thought leaders on productivity in the modern workplace. Dermot presented on how we can use Microsoft Outlook as a complete productivity system.

Dr. Andrew Pratley

Dr. Andrew Pratley

Dr. Andrew Pratley is a lecturer on data and analytics at The University of Sydney Business School. Andrew came and shared practical approaches that SMEs can take to find and use data in their organisations to make better decisions.

Dr. Amy Silver

Dr. Amy Silver

Dr. Amy Silver has a deep understanding of the psychology of human behaviour and the techniques that are necessary to create growth, powerful influence and strong relationships. Amy came and shared how we can quickly and easily build rapport and uncover the deeper needs of the people we work with.

Mykel Dixon

Mykel Dixon

As a Keynote Speaker, MC, Executive Mentor & Event Experience Designer, Mykel’s work invites audiences to reawaken their innate creativity, reimagine their infinite value (as individuals and brands), and redesign their workplaces to be temporary houses of belonging.

Patricia McMillan

Patricia McMillan

Patricia helps leaders engage their teams and their stakeholders through the powerful art of storytelling. She has worked extensively with people in information technology, information services, research and higher education and showed the digital champions how they can use stories to build buy in for their projects.

Patrick Hollingworth

Patrick Hollingworth

Pat is a keynote speaker, author, and adviser to senior leaders. He helps people, teams and organisations deal with an increasingly volatile, uncertain complex and ambiguous business world.

Darren Fleming

Darren Fleming

Darren is an authority on showing people how to develop courage to speak up and get what they want.

Darren ran a masterclass on how to build influence upwards by being the person that others need you to be.

Deb Lange

Deb Lange

Deb has over 35 years experience working in, advocating for and learning how to engage through embodied experience. Deb ran a masterclass on how a flexible disposition can help digital champions build trust and respond to changing stakeholder expectations.

Dr. Adrian Medhurst

Dr. Adrian Medhurst

Dr. Adrian Medhurst is an organisational psychologist, innovation consultant, wellbeing advisor and startup founder. Adrian took time out of his busy schedule to share his experience of being mentored at Google and how organisations can create innovative cultures.

Chris Paynter

Chris Paynter

Chris is an experienced developer who works with leaders and entrepreneurs to design and implement technology solutions. Chris came in to share the current reality of machine learning and artificial intelligence and how it is starting to be applied by small and medium sized organisations.

David Dixon

David Dixon

David Dixon is an Australian filmmaker specialising in creating authentic and engaging video content for businesses both big and small. When he‘s not creating bespoke films using the art of storytelling, he’s trying to understand the world we live in and act as a conduit for change.

Luke Grange

Luke Grange

Luke has worked as a Customer Success Manager for Microsoft and a consultant for Accenture. Luke shared with us how enterprise social tools such as Yammer can transform the way organisations collaborate.

Jerry Grayson

Jerry Grayson

After four decades in manned aviation Jerry has had the operation to remove the helicopter from his back and insert a drone into his hands. The word "Disruption" is almost defined by the advent of drones and is a fundamental theme in his role as a keynote speaker.

Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer

Helen Palmer is the creator of the Self unLimitedTM concept and founder of Questo. She unearths and develops the knowledge needed for quests of change - for the individual or the organisation.

Paul Broadfoot

Paul Broadfoot

Paul Broadfoot develops Intrapreneurship in forward thinking organisations focused on launching new areas of growth. He speaks at conferences and events to get people thinking differently about ‘future business’ for their roles and their companies, inspiring them to act.

Donna McGeorge

Donna McGeorge

Donna offers incredibly practical tools and advice that can be applied instantly, while also being aware of the psychological shifts necessary to implement lasting positive change.

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