Off the back of huge success in Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast & Perth BKindred is bringing to the Brisbane Ditch The Daily Grind & Leap Into A Career You Love. This unique event will bring the expertise, insight and authentic approach of Melbourne-based Penny Locaso of BKindred & Rachel Service of The Happiness Concierge to your doorstep along with local entrepreneurial guns Kelley Sheenan (Peppermint Magazine), Kimberley Teo (Pitchblak), Claire Dean (Deane & Co) and Brooke Bevan (Crossfit 4000).
If you are seeking to get unstuck and transition into a career with purpose & passion then this opportunity is for you. We have handpicked inspiring female career leapers and tweakers to facilitate intimate roundtable discussions over wine to give you the courage and tactical tools you need to take the next step in your career change.
Who Are Our Inspiring Career Leapers?
Penny Locaso, Founder BKindred & Co founder The FBOMB
Penny Locaso is fast establishing herself as a purpose driven game changer with a bold vision to empower 10,000 women to make positive career change and find their happy by 2020.
With almost 20 years experience working with professionals to find happiness in their work Penny has facilitated national sell out career change events and been engaged as a public speaker for the likes of LuluLemon, General Assembly, Girl Boss & One Roof. She has been published and quoted in the likes of StartUp Smart, Smarter Magazine, The Age & The Sydney Morning Herald and writes tactical articles to empower others to create meaningful career change on LinkedIn. More recently she has Co-Founded a unique youtube series the FBomb opening up real conversations for women in business.
Rachel Service, Happiness Concierge
After years of overworking and eventually passing out from fatigue, Rachel made the leap to create Happiness Concierge, a service which helps people realise their career ambitions without burning themselves out along the way. Her 'anti-burnout' and 'how to' workshops deliver realistic and actionable tips for people looking to manage boundaries at work or need a game plan to make an idea a reality.
Kelley Sheenan - Founder Peppermint Magazine
Kelley Sheenan is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief and Designer of Peppermint Magazine. A former graphic and fashion designer from New Zealand, Kelley became passionate about the environmental and ethical issues in the fashion industry and beyond, which sparked her drive to combine her skills in fashion, graphics and photography to create a platform to educate and inspire. Launched in 2008 from Kelley’s lounge room in Brisbane, backed by tunnel vision and sleepless nights, Peppermint is now an award-winning print magazine distributed in Australia and 18 countries, showcasing sustainability, style and substance. Winning ‘Consumer Magazine of the Year’ in 2015 (in the under 20,000 category), Kelley has worked relentlessly (alongside juggling her most important roles as a mother to a young child, step-mother and wife) to evolve Peppermint from its original roots as a sustainable fashion magazine to a shining example of positive, empowering media with purpose.
Winning ‘Consumer Magazine of the Year’ in 2015 (in the under 20,000 category), Kelley has worked relentlessly (alongside juggling her most important roles as a mother to a young child, step-mother and wife) to evolve Peppermint from its original roots as a sustainable fashion magazine to a shining example of positive, empowering media with purpose.
Kimberly Teo - COO Pitchblak
Starting my career working as a graduate at an investment bank on a trading floor full of monitors and testosterone, transitioning into a management consulting firm where I was promoted twice in 3 years, and into big corporates running teams who were all older than me... it seemed I was 'killing it'.
Any 23 year old would enjoy platinum travel status, it would've been easy to be swept up in the opportunities, but I didn't care about any of it. I wasn't fulfilled. I started dabbling in 'side hustle' while still in corporate, first an eCommerce business (acquired), then a tech startup Neighbour Flavour (not entirely legal) and now the COO at a startup studio, Pitchblak. I've found my home in the startup world and couldn't be happier! Looking forward to helping you find the 3Fs - Fun, Fulfillment and Freedom.
Claire Deane - CEO, Deane & Co
Claire is a digital marketer, Google analytics nerd and social media addict. She has worked with big and small brands across a range of industries, from fashion to food with digital publishing platforms to yoga studios, education institutions to wedding accessory designers. She’s developed social media strategies for The Locale Group’s stable of brands (Talulah, Stevie May and Isla), created digital marketing strategies for Dissh, and helped launch digital publisher The Urban List across three major cities. Claire started Deane & Co after burning out (to a crisp) in 2014, and realising that she alone had the power to control the impact work had on her life. Claire's also written an ebook on building a business as an introvert that’s been featured in Collective Mag and Design*Sponge.
Claire started Deane & Co after burning out (to a crisp) in 2014, and realising that she alone had the power to control the impact work had on her life. Claire's also written an ebook on building a business as an introvert that’s been featured in Collective Mag and Design*Sponge.
Brooke Bevan - Founder of Crossfit 4000
Brooke is a qualified primary school teacher, a musculoskeletal therapist and is currently studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Brooke's career leap was something of an evolutionary process. With a passion to help people, Brooke finally found her calling in Health & Wellness. Working with the Department of Defence as a Sports & Recreation Supervisor, Brooke realised the importance in educating people for a life of wellness.
Brooke has owned multiple businesses in the fitness industry and is the Owner & Director of CrossFit 4000 in Brisbane CBD and a Womens Health Magazine fitness expert.