Issue Q2 2023 Intelligent Creativity Located in a regional city in Australia, redhotblue is a creative agency famed for its unique and unconventional approach to marketing. Founded by Jody Lee Euler over 25 years ago, her tenacious spirit and ingenious approach to marketing has positioned her agency in a league of its own and has led to their recent crowning as Creative Agency of theYear 2023 [Central Queensland] -The Australian Enterprise Awards. Featuring:
Welcome to the Q2 edition of APAC Insider Magazine, your quarterly source for all of the latest news and updates from across the Asia Pacific region. As always, we are excited to be showcasing a variety of outstanding businesses from across the flourishing APAC region, starting with our cover feature, redhotblue. Hailing from sunny Australia and playing its part in the country’s strong economy, redhotblue is a creative agency to watch with its original and distinctive approach to marketing. We chat to founder, Jody Lee Euler to get an insight into her expertise and how redhotblue has come to achieve the well-deserved title of Creative Agency of the Year 2023 – Central Queensland. Elsewhere, we shine a light on more award-winning powerhouses hailing from industries such as telecoms, property management, coaching, and accountancy, to name a few. We celebrate the specialist products and services they provide to their clients and the unfalteringly optimal way in which they deliver them. These businesses are truly the best of the best and we delight in sharing their stories with you. We hope you enjoy reading through this issue and that it brings you inspiration. In the meantime, here’s to a prosperous quarter ahead and we look forward to welcoming you back next time. Rebecca Scotland, Editor Website: www.apac-insider.com AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.
4. News 6. redhotblue: Intelligent Creativity 8. SPTel Pte Ltd: Best Telecoms Provider 2023 9. Kozyguru: Leading Short Term Property Management Company – Australia 10. Addcom Solution Pte Ltd: Best Semiconductor & Electronics Components Distributor 2023 12. UN-Institute of Women™️ : Most Innovative Female Empowerment Program 2023: Creatrix® 14. Vivacity Coaching & Consulting: Best RTO Consulting & Coaching Company 2023 15. Key Services Pty Ltd: Leading Air Conditioning & Mechanical Services Provider – New South Wales 16. Gainrite Accountants: Best Individual & Business Tax Return Specialists – Melbourne 18. Intrinseque Health: Best Clinical Development Supply Chain Solutions Partner 2023 Contents
The redevelopment and expansion of the Campbelltown Hospital, located in the southwestern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, was completed and celebrated with a community-wide event in May 2022. PENETRON ADMIX, a crystalline concrete waterproofing solution, was used for all exposed and below-grade concrete structures. The redevelopment and expansion of the Campbelltown Hospital, located in the southwestern suburbs of Sydney, Australia, was completed and celebrated with a community-wide event in May 2022. PENETRON ADMIX, a crystalline concrete waterproofing solution, was used for all exposed and below-grade concrete structures. A picturesque town of about 175,000 inhabitants, Campbelltown has a historic center and is adjacent to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, the country’s largest botanical garden, and Dharawal National Park. The city is located on the outskirts of the Sydney metropolitan area in New South Wales, about 55 km (34 miles) southwest of the Sydney central business district. Together with the Camden Hospital, the newly expanded Campbelltown Hospital has served the southwest suburban communities of Sydney (NSW), Australia since 1977. Since then, the facility has undergone numerous expansions and upgrades. The second and final phase of construction, a A$632 million (US$447.65 million) hospital redevelopment project, added a new 12-floor clinical services building. This facility doubles the hospital’s ICU bed capacity, increases the number of maternity beds, and expands mental health services. A multi-story car parking garage with seven levels and over 800 spaces was also added as part of the project. “The addition of the new facility to Campbelltown Hospital will also add new digital operating rooms, a new dental and oral health department, and a Sydney, Australia Hospital Builds on Penetron Technology for Enhanced Concrete Durability new cancer therapy center,” says Steve Hodkinson, General Manager of Penetron Australia. “This adds up to a wider range of specialized medical and clinical services for the local community in New South Wales.” Due to the high groundwater level at the construction site in Campbelltown, Penetron Australia collaborated with the project’s general contractor to provide an effective concrete mix design with a very low permeability. This effectively converts the concrete into a waterproofing element with builtin self-healing capabilities for any cracks that may emerge. As a result, PENETRON ADMIX was specified to waterproof all below-grade concrete structures, exposed terraces, roof slabs, and hospital helipad. PENEBAR SW swellable waterstops were also applied to permanently seal all construction joints. Once added to the concrete during the batching phase, the proprietary chemicals in PENETRON ADMIX react to moisture in the concrete to generate a non-soluble crystalline formation in the pores and capillary tracts of the concrete. This formation permanently seals micro-cracks, pores, and capillaries against the penetration of water or liquids from any direction. “The new medical facility was completed on time and thanks to Penetron’s crystalline concrete waterproof technology, the enhanced durability of the concrete structures will ensure a substantially longer service life for Campbelltown Hospital,” adds Steve Hodkinson. The Penetron Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs, and floor preparation systems. The Group operates through a global network, offering support to the design and construction community through its regional offices, representatives, and distribution channels.
The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources, have concluded this year’s G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Climate, Energy, and Environment, which took place in Sapporo, Japan, from April 15–16. The Ministers came to champion increased ambition on climate action, nature protection, and pollution reduction, while at the same time advancing global energy security and seizing economic opportunities for Canadian businesses, workers, communities, and Indigenous peoples. On climate action and energy, Canada, recognizing that climate policy is security policy is economic policy, along with G7 countries: • Made new commitments, championed by Canada, to report by the end of the year on the progress to phase out fossil fuel subsidies and international fossil fuel finance. Canada has already ended international fossil fuel finance and is committed to phasing out fossil fuel subsidies by the end of 2023 ahead of the G7’s 2025 commitment and called on others to do the same. • Committed to accelerate the phase-out of unabated fossil fuels in combustion applications and called on other non-G7 countries to do the same, consistent with Canada’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan and the need to apply large-scale decarbonizing technologies and practices to achieve net-zero. • Reiterated its goal to phase out unabated coal power generation consistent with a 1.5oC compatible future. As the co-chair of the Powering Past Coal Alliance, Canada is committed to phasing out unabated coal by 2030, and advocated over the weekend for the G7 and all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries to follow. • Advanced a goal to decarbonize each country’s respective power sector by 2035 and welcomed the ambitious collective renewable energy targets of 150 gigawatts for offshore wind and 1 terawatt for solar photovoltaic power by 2030. In this year’s Budget, Canada has committed historic clean-energy investments and tax credits supporting good paying jobs, affordability, and clean growth. • Recognizing that critical minerals are essential to a secure energy transition, G7 countries affirmed that strong environmental, social, and governance standards are vital to align global security and sustainability goals and endorsed a Five Point Plan for Critical Mineral Security, which builds on Canada’s leadership with the Sustainable Critical Minerals Alliance. • Encouraged the use of taxonomies for sustainable finance, and noted the work being undertaken by some G7 members to develop such taxonomies to enable investment decisions to align with climate objectives. • Reiterated common commitments and called for increased climate ambition through the implementation of carbon markets and pricing initiatives like the Global Carbon Pricing Challenge, accelerating the phase-out of thermal coal, reducing methane emissions, and using nature-based solutions. • On the margins of the ministerial, Minister Wilkinson participated in a Nuclear Energy Forum co-hosted by Japan and the US, where nuclear industry players agreed to a Joint Statement on Nuclear Industrial Cooperation. On environmental protection and pollution reduction, Canada and G7 countries: • Celebrated the historic adoption of the the Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework and urged all countries to support its swift and full implementation and urgently develop and publish plans to Ministers Guilbeault and Wilkinson wrap up G7 Ministers’ Meeting in Japan focused on climate action, clean energy, and nature protection implement their biodiversity commitments, including protecting at least 30 percent of land and water by 2030, both nationally and globally. • Reaffirmed their commitment to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030. • Committed to support global efforts to mobilize financial resources from all sources to demonstrate progress to close the global biodiversity finance gap and pushed for the successful launch of the Global Biodiversity Fund in Vancouver at the Global Environment Facility Assembly later this year. • Committed to end plastic pollution by 2040 and agreed to continue to work together toward an ambitious new international binding agreement on plastic pollution, including at the upcoming negotiations in May. • During the ministerial, Minister Guilbeault announced that Canada would contribute over $5 million to the United Nations Environment Programme to help ensure inclusive, equitable, and transparent negotiations toward an ambitious and effective legally-binding global agreement on plastic pollution and other key priorities, including naturebased solutions and methane reduction.
May22239 Jan23708 Located in a regional city in Australia, redhotblue is a creative agency famed for its unique and unconventional approach to marketing. Founded by Jody Lee Euler over 25 years ago, her tenacious spirit and ingenious approach to marketing has positioned her agency in a league of its own and has led to their recent crowning as Creative Agency of the Year 2023 [Central Queensland] - The Australian Enterprise Awards. With their anti-cookie cutter approach, the team continuously challenge the status quo and embrace the power of creativity with their range of campaigns featuring everywhere from local billboards, to alongside brands such as McDonalds, Adidas, and Dove on Ads of the World. No stranger to competition and crowded markets, Jody knew early on in her business that she had to take a leap of faith to stand out in the industry and she now coaches her clients to do the same. “I’ve never been one to follow the crowd and this philosophy is ingrained in my business… and how we work with our clients. Our focus is on supporting clients to embrace a willingness to take risks and try new directions, they learn very fast that true change requires bravery and trust,” she said. The multi award-winning agency has propelled brands forward from concept to international markets, and Jody said that it came down to their strategic planning - long before creative execution took place. “There are so many unseen aspects to marketing, and we begin by working closely to understand our client’s brand, goals and audience. Often clients come to us with a plan in mind and we’re not afraid to challenge their thinking to achieve results that eventually speak for themselves, but it can be scary and confronting for some clients,” she said. Jody reflected on her own experiences building multiple businesses and the challenges that came from working on concepts that had deep emotional attachment. “Marketing is both rewarding and tough. We often play devil’s advocate by redirecting clients away from what they perceive as correct and reminding them that their brand, messaging, creativity, and placement must speak to their audience, who may have very different demographics, dreams, and interests to them. It’s easy to make things complicated, it’s much harder to create simplicity that delivers results. It’s a long-term process that requires pushing boundaries and regular re-adjustment, particularly with established brands that know they need to change but struggle to get out of their own way – when they trust in us, that’s when the magic really happens,” she said. The redhotblue team prides themselves on embracing the power of creativity, regardless of whether the client is a mining giant undergoing a re-brand, or a police department with a domestic violence education campaign, every job is approached with purpose and intent. One of the most exciting changes that redhotblue has experienced in recent years is the digital evolution that has broken down geographical boundaries. This has changed the impact and diversity of client work within the agency and has also changed client’s perspectives on locationbased services. When Jody opened redhotblue’s doors back in 1997, it was a very different business landscape to what it is today and while redhotblue has evolved with the trends and the era of digital marketing – the team have retained its core values and traditional customer service that makes the agency truly special. Jody said that it came back to one of her favourite quotes by Stephen Covey, that states, ‘the greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand - we listen to reply’ and her team has applied this learning to understanding every aspect of a client’s business and its goals, before diving into strategic creative solutions. With endless marketing tools and options available in the market, including social media, email marketing, events, graphic design, advertising, and digital marketing, the redhotblue team is well-versed at considering all options and pitching strategic creative plans that cover all bases, while being unique to every client. Together with their tagline ‘intelligent creativity’, redhotblue’s process sets them apart in the market and supports their leftof-centre, colourful, and dynamic campaigns with outstanding results and raving reviews. “An interstate client recently said that the biggest difference she experienced with working with redhotblue was our ability to truly listen and understand her brand on an intimate level, and then piece together the missing parts. She had been unable to find that level of expertise and connection with other agencies. She commented that working remotely was a seamless experience and that it felt like the redhotblue team was integrated effortlessly within her business. We’re always our client’s biggest advocates. Marketing is not only about getting deep into the psychology and habits of a client’s audience, but also fostering the integrity of a brand and ensuring its true authenticity shines through. That is always our number one priority,” she said. Company: redhotblue Contact: Jody Lee Euler Email: [email protected] Webs: www.redhotblue.com.au Intelligent Creativity “I’ve never been one to follow the crowd and this philosophy is ingrained in my business… and how we work with our clients. Our focus is on supporting clients to embrace a willingness to take risks and try new directions, they learn very fast that true change requires bravery and trust,” she said.
May22239 SPTel is a joint venture between ST Engineering and SP Group. It provides connectivity and digital services to its customer base in Singapore. It aims to be the nation’s digital provider of choice and, now, it has been recognised as the Best Telecoms Provider 2023! SPTel has been around for over 20 years. It owns, builds and powers an alternative fibre network backbone in Singapore. The company extols the virtues of three core value propositions that help them stand out in their field. These are network diversity, digitalised services, and distributed hubs for edge computing. Examining these in order, firstly looking at network diversity. The company owns and manages an alternative fibre network in Singapore . This provides a completely different path to any competitor providers which means disruptions on shared infrastructure will not affect those on SPTel’s network. Its unique fibre pathways and ultra-low latency network performance has made SPTel a key network partner for Government agencies, OTT players, carriers, and enterprises. Secondly, with regards to digitalised services the company embarked on its digital transformation journey in 2018. Its vision is to become the digital services provider of choice and further Singapore’s smart nation agenda. Notable achievements include the launch of IoT-as-a-S (Internet of Things as a Service) platform with edge cloud computing - an innovative service that enables end-to-end deployment from gateway to device management platform, connectivity, computing power and storage to their end-to-end software defined network (SDN) with network functions visualisation (NFV) in 2020. Customers were given access to SPTel’s customer portal which allows for zero-touch provisioning, instant quotations and a single dashboard to view and manage their services. This allowed for services like bandwidth and cyber security to be provisioned on demand for added flexibility for their customers. Finally, SPTel has access to secure pervasive hubs around the island for edge computing close to data sources for improved latency and performance versus public cloud. This is especially critical for applications such as video analytics which requires realtime responsiveness. It is also the first operator in Singapore to launch a sensor network powered by LoRaWAN. Its gateways are housed in secured edge hub infrastructure, which ensures greater reliability as well as data sovereignty within Singapore. This further enhances the company’s IoT offerings by providing a ready connectivity solution connecting up IoT sensor devices supported by the IoTas-a-Service platform. These value premises combine to champion SPTel’s aim to become the digital services provider of choice for Singapore. Its goal is to help businesses accelerate their digital transformations with its cuttingedge ICT services that deliver reliability with an edge. SPTel’s customers consist of Government agencies, OTT players, wholesale carriers, enterprises and IoT service providers. In an increasingly interconnected and digitalised world, SPTel’s business class digital network can help such organisations to quickly increase their bandwidth requirements in as fast as 2 minutes for spans of as short as 1hour, helping to support business continuity. The company intends to continue growing its capabilities and bringing on board more pioneering solutions to enable Singapore’s smart nation goals. It intends to expand its strengths in managed cyber security, managed mobility, international connectivity and LoRaWAN connectivity. With the many happy customers utilising SPTel’s solutions to power their digitalisation goals, the winner of Best Telecoms Provider 2023 is set to delight many more in its future, as it continues on its route to become Singapore’s leading digital services provider of choice. Company: SPTel Pte Ltd. Contact: Lim Yi Xuan Web Address: www.sptel.com Best Telecoms Provider 2023 Jan23616
Feb22538 KozyGuru is a short-term property management company that was founded in 2016. It began offering its services in Sydney, Australia but it has since grown and expanded its customer base as well as the services it provides. We take a look at what it does and find out more about what drives its success. In the last seven years the company has seen an accelerated growth in the demand for its services. Currently, it successfully manages hundreds of properties, which are located around Australia, Canada, and the UK. Its mission is to help clients unlock the potential of their rental homes. When uploading a property into a website that already has so many other places to rent within the same location, first impressions really do matter. Especially the featured image, as it determines whether potential guests will click into the advert to find out more about what the property offers. Having a team of experts that know how to catch people’s attention helps drive more traction to the properties’ profile – which leads to maximising occupancy rates and revenue. KozyGuru offers a variety of skills to help its clients make the most of their properties, these include guest communication, property cleaning, essential restocking, key exchanges, price optimization, photography and design, and routine inspections. Not only does this helps its clients in getting more bookings, but also allows them to live freely wherever they wish as the team can take care of it all. It has few packages available to choose from, which gives clients room to decide what services best suit their needs – Handsoff management package that includes all of KozyGuru’s services in one, secondly it offers the home styling package, which works on utilising the space while also making it aesthetically pleasing. Last but not least, KozyGuru offers hosting partnership program to assist short term new host/ local experience host to start/ scale up their hosting business. By choosing this program, KozuGuru mentors would assist new host to start their journey. The hands-off management package comes with great benefits. KozyGuru furnishes its clients property for them, it uses in house interior designers, so the final results are stunning! When it comes to the cleaning, there is no need to buy anything as its team come equipped with everything they may need. In terms of letting guests into the property, it has different check in options such as in contact person, digital smart lock, or lockbox by request, you decide what it best for your property. The team truly does takes care of everything and ensures that your property is the best it can possibly be to attract a large volume of guests. In addition, to maximise the exposure of its clients’ properties, the team at KozyGuru uploads the properties on multiple booking channels. For example, TripAdvisor, Airbnb, booking.com, hotels.com, and more. KozyGuru has an owner’s dashboard where its clients can follow the performances from all platforms. They can also track the rental income, occupancy, number of guests, average length of stay, as well as much more. This helps the owner stay up to date with what the team at KozyGuru are accomplishing for them in real time, so they are always aware of when new quests are entering and leaving the property. The services that KozyGuru offers its clients are specially designed to increase their revenue while decreasing their stress levels and responsibilities. It is so successful that it has recently been recognised with the title of Leading Short Term Property Management Company – Australia. KozyGuru’s growth has only just begun and we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for the company. Contact: Joseph Leung – Founder | CEO Company: KozyGuru Web Address: www.kozyguru.com/ Leading Short Term Property Management Company – Australia Feb23010
Jan22686 Best Semiconductor & Electronics Components Distributor 2023 After the devastating impact that the Covid-19 pandemic had on almost every industry across the globe, clients are looking for trustworthy solutions to any lingering distribution concerns they may have. However, finding a reliable distributor is no easy task, and it’s made infinitely harder when seeking out a company that truly has you and your business in mind. Thankfully, ADDCOM Solution Pte Ltd (ADDCOM) has every facet available to put your company first. We take a look into how this award-winning distributor earned its place as the leading semiconductor and electronic components distributor within Asia Pacific. Having been operating from Singapore since 1998, ADDCOM has already established itself as an electrical component distributor unlike any other. With a keen attention to detail, and an adept understanding of its clients needs and requests, ADDCOM has rapidly been able to grow itself in the 25 years since its inception. Now, with a team of staff, each dedicated to providing the best customer service possible throughout the industry, ADDCOM has cracked the code in what it means to be a reliable and trustworthy manufacturer and distributer. And, with connections that span throughout Asia Pacific, you can guarantee quality management, delivery and service, regardless of your location. ADDCOM’s understanding of the Electronics component and semiconductors industry is second to none within its area. This is established via a team of highly skilled experts, who have an unrivalled recognition for what each of its clients require. As such, it offers a range of services to any that need it, and will provide both products and expertise in one neat package for each client. With its efficiency and business network channels spanning Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, India, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, ADDCOM has every basis covered within Asia Pacific in order to deliver a brilliant distribution service that’s incomparable in its profession. Providing a business network platform that is able to connect products with OEMs, subcontractors, R&D partners and targeted customers, ADDCOM has garnered a portfolio of experience that’ll leave each client unable to say no to its services. And, with a whole host of different options available, there isn’t much that ADDCOM can’t do to truly help elevate your component stock, as well as the running of your business. Above all else, ADDCOM is concerned with your productivity as its client, and will strive to ensure that your income is maximised through keeping its products and services cost effective and affordable. In addition to this, ADDCOM also allows for a service that’s beyond convenient. When partnering alongside ADDCOM, you’ll find yourself working with professionals who can keenly analyse your stock, and plan accordingly. Gone are the days where you’ll need to meticulously plan around your component levels, or fret about needing to order parts that aren’t in stock. ADDCOM is able to ensure that, regardless of your needs, it can provide. And, with a free delivery service and 24/7 support, you’ll not once be faced with the inconvenience of having any unanswered questions. ADDCOM highly respects its clients, and values their intense Feb23462 knowledge in their own field. However, it understands that, if help can be offered, it should be presented in a way that can reduce any stress or issues that any company may come to face. As a result, it’s founded a distribution and manufacturing service that is adaptable, easy to use, and eager to assist wherever support is needed. And, with such a passion for its craft, you’ll be hard-pressed to seek out another distributor within Asia Pacific that can expertly handle any query with incredible tact. To add to its astounding convenience, ADDCOM presents some of the greatest advantages to its clients that simply aren’t replicated by any other distributer within Asia Pacific. With its kitting service, ADDCOM covers all bases – from ordering, tracking and packaging your kits, to ensuring that the right parts are at the right place at the right time. This means that you’ll be able to reduce the need for escalating your number of suppliers and purchase costs, all whilst diminishing internal labour costs and lessening the use of packaging that could prove to be detrimental to the environment. So, you can save yourself any hassle, whilst also aiding in saving the planet too. Additionally, ADDCOM offers a project design service as part of its efforts to provide everything its clients need, and more. It designs each project according to your requirements and specifications, and produces a result that will align with your performance needs. Thanks to its extensively experienced team, ADDCOM will be able to quickly and efficiently develop electronic products that will suit your needs and exceed Having been operating from Singapore since 1998, ADDCOM has already established itself as an Electronics component and semiconductors distributor unlike any other. With a keen attention to detail, and an adept understanding of its clients needs and requests, ADDCOM has rapidly been able to grow itself in the 25 years since its inception.
your expectations. And, if you have ideas and concepts, regardless of complexity, ADDCOM will work alongside you to create exactly what you need. From concept to completion, ADDCOM provides long-term support, all so the success of your projects is guaranteed. Thankfully, ADDCOM has every necessary tool at its disposal to suit all of your component needs. Whether you’re looking for electrical components that are commonly used, or more niche lines that are difficult to obtain elsewhere, ADDCOM can both manufacture and distribute these parts to you with no difficulties whatsoever. Partnering alongside such a talented distributer is an opportunity that cannot be passed up, and you’ll find yourself inundated with experts who are each eager to see the success of your projects and businesses. Regardless of your need, ADDCOM will have the solution. And, with such a friendly and responsive team, what’s not to love? Contact: Mr Calvin Tan Company: Addcom Solution Pte Ltd Web Address: https://addcom.com.sg/
Maz (Marylin) Schirmer is the mastermind behind Creatrix®, the revolutionary breakthrough healing methodology that has been developed exclusively for women, who’ve struggled to get lasting results from programs and modalities in the past. Her facilitators describe it as unlike anything else on the planet and women who try it ask ‘why has no one ever thought of this before’. Maz and her company, UN-Institute of Women™ (UWI) are on a mission to find the right women to train as Transformologists, whose purpose is to be involved in creating a better future for women now and in the future. Maz Schirmer has come a long way to get to where she is today, continuing to prove that anything is possible as long as you have the right tools, understanding, education, and support in place. Maz has had her share of trauma throughout her life, and it was when she experienced a wakeup call in her thirties that she took herself from being an unemployed checkout operator and abused single mother living in hiding with her four small children, to achieving what most women could only dream of. At the age of 32, Maz’s wakeup call came in the form of an epileptic fit – coming around from which, she says felt like time was standing still – and she turned her life around on a dime. This ‘wakeup call’ or ‘life awakening’ moment, usually triggered by shocking news or a near-tragic event is a natural phenomenon of ‘coming into awareness, decision making, or realisation often involving reflection on the gravity of the fragility of mortality’. In that moment, Maz’s life flashed before her eyes, and things haven’t been the same for her since. She went on to achieve wealth and freedom, becoming number 1 in 10 countries in her own Fortune 500 company, travelling the world, and training women leaders in business success and personal development. However, she came to realise that something much deeper was sabotaging women, no matter what herself or her fellow top trainers taught, demonstrated, or role-played to them: their self-doubts and insecurities. Maz realised even the best of the best programmes were not sustainable for at least 8-9 of the women they trained. Even after 15 years of bringing them the best or newest mindset shifting programmes available. Maz walked away from it all when she realised the teachings from even the best-selling success authors of all time – such as goal setting, planning your work and working your plan, compartmentalising, and consistency being the keys to success – were designed by men, and that they simply don’t work for most women. Despite this coaching not working for them, successful women were still teaching it to others, because they were told they were exceptions to the rule just like Maz, and that they would be all the more successful if they did what they were ‘supposed’ to. Maz has proven how ineffective these teachings are for women by identifying that there really is a biological difference based on the reproductive organs a woman is born with; these affect the female brain, including hormones and mind processes. The truth is these one-size-fitsall processes and teachings simply don’t fit female needs, with Maz comparing them to trying to run Android software on an iPhone – It just doesn’t work. Women are complex, intricate beings, and often these traditional techniques don’t get to the root cause of their issues, because they are simply not designed for the way their minds work. That’s why Maz sought about creating her own programme in Creatrix®. Now with more than 25 years of incredible international success and ground-breaking research under her belt, Maz’s sciencebacked and proven Creatrix® process is a world-first that understands women from the inside out and enables them to heal from their past traumas. For her work and the extraordinary impact it continues to have, she has been recognised with multiple accolades including three International Stevie Awards in 2017 – Entrepreneur of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Most Innovative Company – and within the 2018 Women’s Economic Forum Awards for her impact on women. A huge part of the work Maz does is as founder and owner of Institute of Women International™ (which only this month has rebranded to UnInstitute of Women™), and she is joined by women who are equally as passionate about helping others to overcome their stress, deeper limiting beliefs and insecurities, and feel empowered. She currently has 220 Transformologist® facilitators around the world who are trained and supported to deliver the Creatrix® process in the place of the modalities and regular personal development programmes most commonly used. As a result of the earnwhile-you-learn Creatrix® Transformology® study programme, UWI’s facilitators can confidently take clients through the Creatrix® process and transform their lives in just a few sessions. Maz is also author of “The MAZ Factor”, in which she tells her “gutsy”, rags-to-riches true story. This is in addition to having penned “Learn the Secret of Unblocking Women” which teaches readers how to boldly ‘out-do any counsellor, therapist, or coach and guarantee lasting results for female clients’. Other outstanding resources available from Maz are ‘The CREATRIX® method, 40 Women, 100 Issues, 1 Solution’ in which 40 women share how Creatrix ® transformed their lives through Maz’s Creatrix® Most Innovative Female Empowerment Program 2023: Creatrix® Jan23360
“I can’t imagine anything more fulfilling or rewarding,” Maz gushes. “I live and breathe training women in Creatrix® so they can change women’s lives for the better by changing the mindset, thoughts, insecurities, and emotions that don’t serve them, like magic.” programme, the modality checklist all coaches should read before studying any programmes to empower women; and the step-by-step guide, “20 Creative Ways to Get Coaching Clients”. All of these, and more, are available online and give a thorough insight into empowering women with impact. Creatrix® has the elements of a spontaneous, natural wakeup call moment, just as Maz had experienced once, with those who experience it reporting they never think the same again, being able to achieve what they couldn’t before as well as feeling stronger on the inside. In the shock moment, most of those who have experienced it, including Maz, will say it’s as if time stood still, the world went silent, and their faculties were momentarily suspended, while they gained a new value of life, with more balanced emotional regulation making them feel empowered to change for the better… and the old thinking having disappeared. So, whilst reflecting from a filter-less place, they reset to a healthier perspective on life, themselves, others, and the world. Time, faculties, or outside interference being suspended keeps the woman well disassociated and disconnected from her current painful reality long enough to realise what she must to entirely shift the thoughts, beliefs, values, and even her attitude, all at once. Maz says, “It’s like the cells and DNA are learning from the issues and stresses, remembering their natural design was a blueprint of a content, happy, thriving person at one point, which stops the pattern of the ‘issues’ and ‘stresses’ even being able to be triggered at all any more. This is breaking generational cycles, creating better, cleaner DNA for generations to come.” Maz describes Creatrix®’s cutting-edge methods and teachings as “the future of psychology and personal development for women”, encouraging clients to work with their unique female design, rather than against it, to achieve deep levels of fulfilment and success. The process instantly transforms a woman from the core, enabling her to let go of her past and resolve insecurities and inner conflict so she can heal and reframe in order to be more productive and find inner peace. In some cases, Creatrix® heals relationships and brings back creativity and heightens intuition. Those women who take on the role of Transformologist® are the ones who make this happen – and they love it because they get to witness and skilfully guide fellow women to their own unravelling and realising which makes complete sense to them, even if not to anyone else. Transformologists® don’t have to learn how the brain works, or understand much more beyond the job of facilitating and guiding, because the method works by them staying out of it, not advising, teaching, or diagnosing. Creatrix® is so ground-breaking that it was featured in a full cinematic documentary entitled “Impact”, released in 2019 and now available to watch on Amazon Prime and Apple TV. For the film, three people were selected to receive coaching from the world’s best coaches for 12 months, and two of these had such deeply rooted emotional issues that the film’s director asked Maz to fly over to them to provide coaching – otherwise the entire documentary wouldn’t have been able to proceed. They found Maz online when searching for someone who specialised specifically in fast emotional healing, was confident, willing to fly to L.A. within the month, but also had a sound, professional reputation, only five-star reviews, and hundreds of videos of evidence that she could achieve what she promises to. She did just this, set these women free of their blocks, and that’s how Creatrix® came to feature in a full featured documentary, and save the film in the process. Ultimately, Maz’s dream is to help 10 million women change their own destiny, by gaining enough coaches, leaders, and therapists to add Creatrix® to the top shelf of tools for women. As part of the programme, Maz’s Transformologists® access their own Creatrix®, so they become the evidence, and become role models of the power of the method. Company: UN-Institute of Women™ Contact: Marylin (Maz) Schirmer Email: [email protected] Website: www.instituteofwomen.com or mazschirmer.com.au
Jan22686 F eFbe2b22523386 9 Programme has been instrumental in addressing the challenges faced by RTOs, leading to improved compliance, enhanced business performance, and increased capacity for innovation and adaptability. In light of these accomplishments, it is clear that Vivacity Coaching and Consulting is a deserving recipient of the Best RTO Consulting & Coaching Company 2023 award. Their unwavering commitment to excellence, innovative solutions, and significant impact on the education and training sector make them a shining example of what a dedicated, client-focused organisation can achieve. Contact: Angela Connell Company: Vivacity Coaching & Consulting Web Address: vivacity.com.au Vivacity Coaching and Consulting, a renowned organisation with over 20 years of experience, has been making waves in the education and training sector. With a reputation for delivering tailored solutions, exceptional customer service, and industry-leading expertise, Vivacity has become a goto partner for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), International institutions across Australia. Vivacity Coaching and Consulting’s wide range of services caters to clients’ specific needs, including RTO compliance, business coaching, professional development, and consulting services. Working closely with CEOs, business owners, management teams, and educators, Vivacity has helped countless organisations navigate the complex landscape of compliance and business growth. Their innovative RTO Superhero Membership Programme has been a game-changer in the industry, providing comprehensive support for RTOs at every stage of their business journey. Designed to address common challenges and empower RTOs to achieve sustained growth and success, the programme has led to remarkable outcomes such as improved compliance, enhanced business performance, increased innovation capacity, and strengthened stakeholder relationships. Vivacity’s accomplishments over the past year make them a worthy recipient of the Best RTO Consulting & Coaching Company 2023 award. Among these achievements are: Expanding Clientele: Vivacity’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality services that cater to clients’ evolving needs has led to partnerships with over 50 new RTOs, and international educational institutions in the past year. Successful Compliance Outcomes: Vivacity’s expertise in navigating regulatory requirements has resulted in over 95% of their clients achieving successful compliance outcomes during audits. This success rate underscores their dedication to ensuring the delivery of quality education and training services. Client Satisfaction: The company has maintained a consistently high client satisfaction rate, with over 90% of clients reporting extreme satisfaction with Vivacity’s services. This positive feedback highlights the value and impact of their services on clients’ businesses and the education sector as a whole. Industry Recognition: Vivacity’s commitment to excellence and significant impact in the education and training sector have earned them numerous accolades and awards, including being named as a finalist in the prestigious Australian Small Business Champion Awards. Community Engagement: The company has actively engaged with the broader education and training community, participating in industry events, conferences, and webinars. This engagement has strengthened relationships with key stakeholders whilst allowing Vivacity to share knowledge and expertise, contributing to the continuous improvement of the sector. These impressive achievements demonstrate Vivacity Coaching and Consulting’s dedication to driving positive change and providing exceptional support for their valued clients in the education and training sector. The organisation’s innovative RTO Superhero Membership Best RTO Consulting & Coaching Company 2023 Feb23189
Mar22270 FMe ba r22321287 0 Key Services is a leading provider of top-quality project installation and maintenance in Australia and New Zealand. It delivers on design and installation of air conditioning services such as cooling towers, fire damper inspections, and testing of smoke control and exhaust systems. It can also carry out all essential service testing and certification for all its sites. We take a closer look as it wins its title from APAC Insider. Key Services was launched in 1998 as a business dedicated to providing professional management services. It covers the design, installation, commissioning and servicing of air-conditioning and mechanical equipment. It serves areas such as major plant refurbishments, tenant and building fit outs and installation of air conditioning in meeting rooms, board rooms, conference rooms and computer rooms. Key Services offer an Australia and New Zealand wide service. It is a privately owned business that has a strong emphasis on delivering quality project installations, maintenance and 24-hour emergency services. It is proud to have been creating innovative and contemporary systems from the get-go, aimed at Australian owned and operated businesses. It offers its servicing capabilities throughout Australia and New Zealand, predominantly to customers with 50+ direct employees. Key Services has a code of ethics it stands by. It believes sharing knowledge is vital, and it has a commitment to continually improve its standards of service. It embraces leading edge technology and encourages use of innovative action and common sense. It believes in leadership throughout its organisation, a long-term focus and commitment to its customers and in delivering the highest ethical standards, honesty and integrity. The company has earned itself a reputation for successfully completing difficult projects within critical time frames. It has diverse project management experience and can deliver operations within budget and timeframes. Key Services can look after documentation, tender and procurement. It also supervises project teams from beginning to end, including management, supervision, cost control and final project reports. It has successfully completed individual projects in excess of $5,000,000. Key Services also delivers mechanical and building solutions. This encompasses engineering, installation, commissioning, tenancy fitouts, major plant upgrades and building refurbishments. It is a data centre specialist and will cover management and administration of commercial and industrial installations. When it comes to air conditioning installation and servicing, Key Services provides a single point of contact for service and preventative maintenance. It offers a 24-hour service, air quality control, environmental services, smoke control and exhaust systems. It will also provide mechanical services dilapidation reports, along with fault finding for commercial and industrial installations. Another service the company provides is project management solutions. This includes any major plant refurbishment/ replacement, as well as Leading Air Conditioning & Mechanical Services Provider – New South Wales tenant and building fit outs including air balancing, new supplementary AC unit installations and reconfiguring of outlets/diffusers to suit new layouts. Key Services project management solutions also include installation of specialist air conditioning equipment in meeting rooms, board rooms and computer rooms. Key Services has been responsible for handling many major projects for its clients. For example, it worked on a huge project upgrade for Telstra Mod 11 & 12. This $2,300,000 construction cost project required upgrade works to its electrical plantroom and battery room. The installation comprised of new computer room air conditioning units and exhaust air systems. Another recent multi-milliondollar redevelopment project Key Services undertook was to complete the mechanical redevelopment of the Chiefly Plaza Mall. The work comprised of replacement of the existing water-cooled packaged air conditioning systems serving retail areas with new chilled water fan coil unit air conditioning systems. This project was successfully completed within just 6 months. With such great quality service delivery, it is clear to see why Key Services has been awarded Leading Air Conditioning & Mechanical Services Provider – New South Wales. As a provider of such high-quality standards of service, it is sure to only be further strengthened by its many successes. Contact: Jessica Ishac Company: Key Services Pty Ltd Web Address: keyservices.com.au
May22239 Feb23190 Gainrite Accountants is an accounting and taxation consulting business based in Melbourne, Australia. It offers specialised, integrated, accounting services predominantly aimed at entrepreneurs and SMEs. Its award-winning tax return services are bound to be an advantageous arrow in the quiver of any business that decides to partner with it. Gainrite Accountants offer a wide range of tax, business and accounting services including individual tax returns, business tax returns, financial statements – such as profit and loss balance sheets – and a whole host of bookkeeping services. It is set up for leading bookkeeping software including MYOB, Quickbooks, and Xero, amongst others. Any customers new to such accounting software can rest assured Gainrite will be there to offer a helping hand. It also offers one-on-one training to help its customers manage their accounts successfully in the future. Gainrite can design custom reports and accounting software to suit any individual’s needs. As the primary function of accounting software is bookkeeping, Gainrite can help its customers decide what is right for them and get it all set up and optimised for their business. It will also work with them to define what results they are seeking to achieve around business reporting. This is very helpful, of course, in enabling informed decisions to be made about the direction they want to head. Over the years Gainrite has been able to help many different organisations with their software setup. It promises best practice and valuable tips that will almost certainly help any business to improve efficiency with immediate effect. For reliable taxation and business accounting, Gainrite is the company to turn to. As providers of professional accounting and taxation consulting it can help to grow businesses today and protect them tomorrow. It offers solutions to a client base covering the entirety of Australia. It offers everything that is expected from a traditional accounting service, whilst also utilising modern technology to meet the 24hr demands of its customers. Gainrite leverages the expert knowledge and experience of its associates regarding the Australian business environment, making it the perfect business partner for its clientele. Gainrite Accountants can help businesses in many ways. For example, it can assist with business plans and projections. It can help to smooth company payroll and any trust setups. It can also assist with nonprofit establishments, charity registration and just general business advice. Unlike most tax and accounting agencies, Gainrite believe in transparent collaboration. Gainrite is also passionate about building stronger businesses. It knows how essential it is to get off the ground without a hitch. That’s why if it has any new business clients it makes every effort to be there from the start, ensuring help at every step of the way. It ensures clients have the answers they need to any financial questions that occur. When clients reach out, it is ready to supply real-time support for them, always endeavouring to stay one step ahead with business intelligence. For robust taxation and business accounting services, Gainrite is the ideal company to pair with. One of the areas it can help with right off the bat is business activity statements (BAS) and goods and services tax (GST). GST can be a complex and confusing area of Australian tax law, but Gainrite Accountants stay fully informed of any progressions and therefore can help considerably with accurate, timely advice. A BAS form is used to report business or investment income to the ATO so as to meet related tax obligations. This includes goods and service tax, fringe benefits tax instalment, luxury car tax, fuel tax credits and many others. The GST related services Gainrite offer includes things such as preparing and lodging customers’ business activity statements or annual GST returns, advice on registering for GST, ATO audit assistance, and adjusting BASs. It also stands by ready to offer expert advice on anything else necessary as and when it might occur. When it comes to business tax returns, Gainrite Accountants can save a company time and money in many ways. It will ensure they know their tax requirements, resolve issues and maintain compliance quickly. Most importantly, it enables clients businesses to run with the peace of mind that comes from having their company tax return, partnership tax return and trust tax return covered by a professional firm. Another useful service Gainrite can offer its customers is cloud accounting. It can help advise about which software is most suitable according to requirements and business needs. It can then set up business bookkeeping and accounting on the chosen cloud-based software. This means Gainrite can maintain books on behalf of its clients, and customers can revel in the trouble-free equanimity. By making bookkeeping services more efficient, less costly and less stressful, the benefits of outsourcing to Gainrite are immediately apparent. It is also somewhat of a relief for clients to know that their partner service is subject to rigorous quality control. As winner of Best Individual & Business Tax Return Specialists – Melbourne, Gainrite is riding high on the tailwind of success. There has never been a better time for customers to join this fabulous company and boost their own tax and accounting departments in the process. Contact: Gurveen Kaur Company: Gainrite Accountants Web Address: gainrite.com Best Individual & Business Tax Return Specialists – Melbourne “We believe putting the right foot forward first begins with building real relationships with our clients. That’s why our expert, energetic, and highly competent staff is ready to help you reach your goals with taxation and business accounting that fits your specific needs; and all backed by an open-door policy that gives you full access to what we offer.”www.apac-insider.com