Meet the Team

Yvette

Founder & Partner

Yvette Adams is a multi-award winning business woman who has started six businesses, has sold two, acquired one, and still owns three – The Creative Collective – a digital marketing agency specialising in social media; The Training Collective – a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com – an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter. 

From 2019 to 2021 she was also one of 10 official Community Trainers for Facebook Australia & NZ passing globally recognised exams to demonstrate advanced-level proficiency in the Meta (formerly Facebook) family of products.

In April 2022 she suffered a series of strokes, heart surgery and COVID within 3 months which saw her transition to passive ownership of the companies, freeing her up for her health recovery and passions namely keynote speaking, writing, property investing, travelling, being a Mum to teens, and anything to do with the ocean.

She is passionate about supporting youth, education, technology and female leadership and is a twice published author. Originally from New Zealand, she spent most of her 20s travelling the world, interspersed with a career as a journalist before settling on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland in 2004.

For more see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/yvetteadams

Key awards/achievements:

  • 2013 – ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards
  • 2010 – Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens Awards in Queensland.
  • 2016 – named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government and in 2015 she was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame
  • 2018 – honoured in the Pearcey Hall of Fame at the Pearcey Awards which recognises individuals who have made very significant lifetime contributions to Australia’s ICT industry.
  • Committee member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Sunshine Coast branch from 2014 and Chair from 2016 – 2018.
  • On the Sunshine Coast Council’s Knowledge & Professional Services task force for 4 years, becoming the Chair in 2016 until mid 2018
  • Twice published author
  • Previously guest on bi-weekly social media show which aired on ABC Sunshine Coast (90.3FM)
  • Previously presented a show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on Bizversity, an app available on Google Play or the App Store. Download it for free!

See Yvette’s full list of awards and accolades here.

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