Business communication specialist
I have nearly 30 years of experience helping businesses improve their online communications.
Working from a strategic perspective, I help businesses define their communication goals, their stakeholders and the channels they can use to get their messages out.
I was at the forefront of the business use of social media, evangelising to businesses about the power and influence social media would have on business life. I wrote three books about it. Now I am focused on the massive disrupter that artificial intelligence will be, and strongly suggesting to organisations that they start their preparations now, while there's still time.
SCMP MPRIA GAICD
Communication and Engagement Professional
As a highly motivated and qualified professional, my aim is to deliver communication outcomes that meet (and exceed) business objectives. That's why I'm working with Lee, to use my skills in communication and engagement to deliver sound, innovative and effective results based on my knowledge of people and business, and a passion for great communication.
Having worked across the public and private sectors, and in consultancy—locally, nationally and internationally—I bring skills and experience in internal communication, community and stakeholder relations, brand recognition and credibility, and positive media (print, electronic, digital and social).
I love what I do and my enthusiasm and passion for the value of communication in all its forms to an organisation's success drives my day.
Some of our clients
ANETS NEIS, Eastside SA
Arc Group Asia
Ballarat Community Health
Bower Place Consulting
BT Financial Services
City of Ballarat
Clements HR and Management
Clusters Asia Pacific
Coos Bay Business Association
Effective Consulting & Rehabilitation
Fusion Design Consultants
IIR - Middle East
Media Monitors Australia
Melcrum (Asia Pacific)
Michael Lenthall & Associates
Michels Warren PR
NSW Dept Education & Trng
PRIA - National, NSW, SA, WA
River Strategy & Design
Robert Berton & Associates
Roma Mitchell Secondary College
RSPCA of SA
Stirling Family Church
Supreme Education Council – Doha, Qatar
The Insight Exchange
Victorian Department of Transport
Whittle & Skok Financial Services
Women’s Health Grampians
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"The workshop was very useful in that it enabled us to directly relate what we learnt in the seminar to our business. Lee was very easy to relate to and he presented all the information in a way that was simple to understand."
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“Great! Even I could understand and appreciate the content. Excellent examples, wonderful presentation. I’m going back to share with my team. Thank you. "
“Lee was a great facilitator and his energy and passion for social media was evident."
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“Lee was great – knowledgeable, enthusiastic, generous in sharing his expertise. I liked the demonstrations."
"Great Workshop... helped me crystalise my thoughts on social media and now I feel ready to develop the strategy and make use of this great new medium"