YVETTE ADAMS – SPEAKER

Please find below for your convenience a selection of biographies of varying word counts for The Creative Collective’s founder and partner, Yvette Adams.

SHORT BIO

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010.

She has started six businesses, the first a newspaper when she was just 17, and two of which she has since sold. She currently runs three businesses – The Creative Collective – a crowdfunding & digital marketing agency; The Training Collective – a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com – an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter.

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 and in 2016 she was named as a Digital Champion by Queensland Government.

Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. Her most recent book was published in 2014 and is titled ‘No Kidding – Why Our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What We Need To Do About It’.

Most recently she has been presenting a new show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BRiN, the worlds first artificial intelligence app. Download it for free!

LONG BIO

Yvette Adams is a serial entrepreneur and a multi-award winning business woman including winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010.

She has started six businesses, two of which she has since sold.

The first was a newspaper that she started at the age of just 17 years old which she sold to an American entrepreneur after the first issue! She created her second business and first e-commerce site in 2002 – an online tee-shirt business. Within one month of launching she received a Government Grant and won a website award.

She lived and worked around the world for a seven year stint from 1998 to 2004, with stints working for magazines and newspapers, including a year long travel writing round-the-world assignment.

In 2004 she settled in Australia and in 2007, just 7 weeks after the birth of her second child she launched The Creative Collective from the study nook of her home – a creative services agency.

In just her first year of business she won the Queensland Small Business Champions Young Entrepreneur award and has since gone on to win or be a finalist in numerous other local, regional and national business awards including winning the Creative & Knowledge Base Industries category against 25 finalists at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards in 2010 and 2012; the Home Based Business of the Year at the Marketing & Communication Executives International Awards in 2010 & the Commonwealth Business Owner of the Year at the Telstra Business Women’s Awards in 2010 (Queensland), the Employer of Choice and the Entrepreneurial Award at the Women in Technology Awards 2012 and the 2013 ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards.

Her level of expertise and delivery style has been recognized by Government and has seen her develop and deliver webinars, workings and programs for numerous Government departments, the most notable of which, the GetUpToSpeed program has upskilled over 850 people with essential digital skills, and which gained her company The Training Collective the Access & Digital Skills Award at the ANZIAs in 2014 (Australian New Zealand Internet Awards).

She has assisted thousands of business owners to either get online or succeed online and either establish or grow their businesses. She has consulted hundreds businesses in New Zealand, the UK and Australia on their online strategies and built many websites and assisted business owners to commercialise their products and business ideas.

Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. Her most recent book was published in 2014 and is titled ‘No Kidding – Why Our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What We Need To Do About It’.

She is regularly called on by the media as a spokesperson and for commentary and writes regular columns for and a blog which can be read at www.thecreativecollective.com.au/blog.

Follow her social networks at:
http://www.twitter.com/creativecollect (company)
http://www.twitter.com/awardshub (company)

http://www.instagram.com/yradams (personal)
http://www.facebook.com/thecreativecollective (company)
http://www.youtube.com/dacreativecollective (company)
http://www.linkedin.com/company/781000 (company)
http://www.pinterest.com/creativecollect (company)

IMAGES OF YVETTE

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CLIENTS WE HAVE SPOKEN FOR


We have been privileged to have spoken at a wide range of women’s events. We are happy to travel, and can tailor our presentations to suit specific demographics, knowledge levels and industries. Want to see if we’re available to speak at your event? Contact us on the button below.

WOMEN MOTIVATIONAL RELATED KEYNOTES

MC ROLES

  • Digital Careers – International Women’s Day Event – Brisbane
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors – AICD – multiple occasions
  • Edutech – Australasia’s largest Education & Technology event
  • Silicon Coast – the Sunshine Coast’s digital community

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES

  • GJ Gardner
  • Women in Technology
  • In the Booth franchisee conference
  • Brimbank City Council
  • Villa Maria Catholic Homes
  • Savilles
  • Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
  • Newcastle City Council
  • SOCAP
  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • DTESB (Qld Government)
  • horseland.com.au
  • Pure Earth Australia
  • Allens Training
  • Australian Tourist Park Management
  • APNIC (Asia Pacific Network Information Centre)
  • PHN Central QLD Wide Bay
  • Impressionable Kids
  • Little Athletics Qld
  • Real Estate Council of Australia
  • Lendlease
  • mdaltd.org.au

PANELLISTS / GUEST LECTURES

  • Click Digital Expo – Brisbane – 2014, 2016, 2017
  • QUT
  • Griffith University
  • iAwards Masterclass 2013 & 2014
  • University of the Sunshine Coast
  • SAE Creative Media Institute
  • River City Labs
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Telstra Business Womens Awards alumni
  • Women in Focus (Commonwealth Bank)
  • Terri Cooper Networking events – multiple occasions
  • UNSW Global
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • Villa Maria Catholic Homes
  • Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
  • CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY
  • University of New England

WATCH SOME FOOTAGE OF YVETTE SPEAKING

TOPICS YVETTE CAN SPEAK ON

Please note, Yvette can easily customise or
tailor presentations to suit your audience – just ask us!

KEYNOTES

MC ROLES

  • Tech events
  • Business events
  • Youth events
  • Education/Training Events

PRIVATE WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCES

  • Social media strategy
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Advertising
  • Canva
  • Mailchimp
  • Google Apps
  • WordPress
  • Shopify

PANELLISTS / GUEST LECTURES

  • Work/life balance
  • Female leadership
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Startups
  • Crowdfunding
OTHER SPEAKERS YOU CAN CALL ON

We have other experienced speakers ready to go in a wide range of locations around Australia & NZ who can speak on a wide range of topics! Be assured that we’ll be professional, but fun to work with!

YVETTE
Founder/Partner
07 5451 1315
Upcoming Speaking Events
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WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YVETTE’S SPEAKING
speech-pathology-australia

My personal favourite presentation of the day was listening to Yvette Adams from The Creative Collective talking about Marketing in the Digital Age. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one in the room who felt a little “out of the loop” when it comes to things like Facebook and Twitter. Yvette certainly opened my eyes up to how using social media can help to market my business but also improve and enhance my communication with my existing clients.” – Speech Pathologists Queensland Annual Conference

aicd
Christina Fenton
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Members & Directors Executive

Thanks for your presentation Yvette.  Our guests really enjoyed your speech and how open you were and willing to share your journey into becoming a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman in Australia and internationally. In particular, it was good to have your insights to completing the Company Directors Course, being a director and the significant relationships formed within a board.

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