AgLink partner with world-class people to facilitate, coach, consult and advise our Members and their teams for best practice across a wide range of disciplines.
Each of our preferred providers is profiled below. Click each name to see information about the programs and services they offer, key personnel, relevant education and qualifications, contact details and a Capability Statement.
Create Learning conducts evidence based learning and development programs and courses that are tailored for the agribusiness sector and help you grow your business through improving communication with your customers and your staff.
Michael Bambacas is the Director of Create Learning and combines his extensive experience from the Animal Health, Veterinary, Agribusiness and Pharmaceutical industries with an evidence-based approach to Learning and & Development and a unique focus on learning transfer which helps ensure that what has been learnt in the training environment occurs in the workplace.
As a previous winner of the National Australia Bank Agribusiness awards for excellence (employer of choice) whilst at Pfizer Animal Health he understands and puts into practice programs that are practical, relatable and measurable so anyone who attends his programs is equipped with the tools to enhance their own skills and those of their colleagues.
Barrett Consulting Group
Sue Barrett, CEO of Barrett Consulting (est. 1995) and the Selling Better Movement, is architect of the world class Selling Better Operating System and Philosophy. Sue believes everybody lives by selling something and works with CEOs and Sales Leaders to design and deliver Selling Better Growth Strategies, Systems, Teams & Cultures that help people and businesses sell better. Sue is one of the most authoritative thought leaders reporting on and working in the selling profession in Australia and the world today having published over 600 articles, written 21 e-books, designed the first ever university sales qualification and produces the Annual 12 Sales Trends Report. Sue won the 1997 Telstra & Victorian Government Small Business Award and is an inductee in the Business Women’s Hall of Fame in 2000. Sue is also a Board Member of the Future Business Council.
Kelly’s practice has a particular focus on assisting manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers with all things related to the lifecycle of the supply of their goods and services, including:
• Design, creation and development of new products, services and ideas;
• Protection of innovations, designs and branding;
• Launch and promotion of products and services, including marketing and advertising collateral, product packaging and labelling;
• Sales channels and distribution methods;
• Customer complaints, warranty problems, refunds.
Troy Forrest is the Managing Director of Strategy Road Pty Ltd, and the Principal Facilitator of Forrest Workshops, a specialist tailored workshop & coaching services enterprise. Troy has custom-built and facilitated well over 1,000 workshops in his 13 years as a business consultant. He has coached a large and diverse array of leaders, business owners and growth drivers in more than 120 organisations in more than 80 industry sectors. His speciality areas include sales, marketing, leadership, customer service, communication, business planning and strategic planning.
Prime Solutions Training & Consulting
Donna Hanson, is the Director and Principal of Prime Solutions Training & Consulting Pty Ltd, a boutique, productivity focused technology training company that specialises in customised training to suit the specific needs of business.
Donna is passionate about getting teams OFF technology and back to the things that matter in business.
She is the author of two books, RECLAIM Your Inbox and Ctrl + Alt + Delete – Reboot Your Productivity and is one of only five people outside the US accredited to deliver an email productivity program to Microsoft’s own staff.
With expertise in workplace productivity with technology, Donna works with national and global brands helping their teams leverage technology they use everyday to increase productivity, engagement and performance.
She is a Certified Speaking Professional – a globally recognised certification for professional speakers and has delivered programs for clients in 7 countries.
Dennis has been working with the IHD/AgLink members since 1995. He facilitates open training programs for members. He prefers to work in house with members in areas of organisational effectiveness and efficiency. This in-house focus allows him to understand the aspirations of the business as well an internal dynamics and personalities.
Red Wolf Group
Alicia is the owner and founder of Red Wolf Group and is the trusted advisor to CEO’s across the country, helping them to optimise their talent to deliver on their strategy.
Alicia Lykos has been in numerous executive HR roles across leading global IT organisations including Unisys, SAS Institute and Object Consulting.
She is now the right hand to dozens of CEOs across Australia and is seen as their strategic talent advisor helping them drive growth and high performance using people data and leadership frameworks. Red Wolf Group in a leading Talent & Leadership Consultancy in Australia and she is focusing on helping organisations lead with confidence.
Vincent Young Lawyers
Vincent Young Lawyers is an award winning specialist boutique firm focusing on corporate property, projects, construction + workplace relations. Our Employment + Workplace Relations team, led by Erin Lynch, provides practical, timely and strategic advice. Our experience expands across all matters relating to the workplace covering everything from recruitment and contracts through to termination and post-employment restraints. Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law from the University of Wollongong and since 2018 has been teaching Law of Employment and Labour Regulation at the University of Wollongong. Erin has completed the Key Executives Program at Harvard Business School and has been awarded one of the top 30 lawyers under 30 by Lawyers Weekly.
Andrew is an enthusiastic presenter and facilitator, leveraging his experience as a Director and PwC where he leads advisory services and initiatives for a wide variety of clients and industries. His Colour Accounting workshops are specifically targeted to suit larger organisations and national businesses.
Andrew started his career with BDO in 2007 and a qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2009. He has depth of senior experience working with successful, high-growth privately owned business across New Zealand. Opportunities with clients expanding into Australia allowed Andrew to move to Brisbane in 2017. He is solely focused on delivery of strategic and advisory services centred around value-enhancement for privately owned businesses and navigating the lifecycle of get fit, get funded, get big and get out. Andrew works closely with owners and leaders helping them to get clear on what they want to achieve and then helping them get there.
Andrew has led the relationship with Colour Accounting across New Zealand and Australia since 2016 and is a licensed trainer and facilitator of Colour Accounting workshops. Financial literacy development is a powerful enabler within business and Andrew genuinely enjoys dealing with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets encouraging them to engage successfully and confidently with accounting and finance fundamentals. The ability to be clear and precise when communicating in financial terms is central to effective decision making in business.
Colour Accounting clients and workshop groups have included large banks and financial institutions, legal and professional service firms, national hospitality and tourism businesses, national agricultural groups, public sector entities and listed energy firms along with public events to various business communities and networks.
Leigh is passionate about helping individuals, teams and cultures to recalibrate to perform sustainably. Leigh’s holistic methodology aligns personal wellbeing and responsibility, to drive business performance and peak energy levels. Her belief is there is a visceral link between energy and performance. She offers programs and services for 1:1 coaching; facilitation of a wide range of workshops on leadership and communication; and consulting to organisations on all areas of strategy, brand and people.
Ariston Consulting Solutions
A registered psychologist, Katerina has over 25 years of experience, providing a broad range of key psychological, human resource and organizational development solutions. In 2010, Katerina set up a niche consulting practice, Ariston Consulting Solutions that has been successfully providing a range of services to both individuals and corporate clients. Throughout her career Katerina has delivered many tailored programs and services across many organisational sectors (government, not for profit and private) including Agribusiness, Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Education, Mining, Professional Services, Community Services, Healthcare, IT & Telecommunications, Hospitality, Transport & Construction.
Intelligents Business Processes
Steve has extensive experience with all elements of individual and team development in relation to personal & business productivity and relationship building. Based on a long career in management and consulting to small family businesses through to the largest corporates, Steve has developed a suite of training workshops that assist individuals to work more productively and collaboratively with customers, suppliers, management and peers.