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. See: https://www.thecreativecollective.com.au/awards/ for a full list.
Her level of expertise and delivery style has been recognised 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 up skilled 1000’s of 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.
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