Insight Academy

About Us

What is INSIGHT?

Savvy students around the world are searching for a more practical approach to enter the business world rather than the tradition theory textbook/classroom pathway. Insight Academy has answered this call by tailor making its own innovating hands on practical training. A unique delivery model that challenges future innovators to develop their own business ideas into real world projects as a core part of their course.  This unique ‘incubator’ approach occurs within a dynamic multi-layered supportive learning environment. Students are first coached, mentored and then stimulated with an endless array of industry expert guest speakers and a series of executive Masterclasses. Insight Academy is fast becoming known as one of Melbourne’s most vibrant business development hubs attracting both aspiring as well as experienced entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs.

Why our Education

Is Different

Traditional

  • Not personalized
  • Done for a mass market
  • One-sided communication
  • Traditional content
  • Not industry current trainers
  • Classroom-based teaching

Insight

  • Development training
  • In-house networking events
  • Customised and industry-current learning materials
  • Entrepreneurial start-up programmes
  • Holistic approach
  • Personal and professional development
  • Creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving development
  • Social skills development
  • Guest speakers and access to successful entrepreneurs
  • Online learning materials

WHAT IS ?


ENTREPRENEUR

Someone who exercises initiative by organizing a venture to take benefit of an opportunity

INTRAPRENEUR

A manager within a company who promotes innovative product development and marketing

Staff

Know our coaches and team

Meet the talented entrepreneurs, administrators, coaches and mentors ready to guide you on your learning journey

Chinmay Ananda

Coach & Mentor

Chinmay Ananda

Coach & Mentor

Chinmay is the proud owner of six failed businesses. He’s proud to have failed so many times as it prompted him to find out the reasons why. He is known for his research on hundreds of failed businesses to discover ‘Two Common Finance Mistakes made in Business’ which he has presented to the Australian Taxation Office, Certified Practising Accountants (CPA), Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, Business Schools, and various Industry Associations and Councils. Over the past five years, Chinmay has trained and consulted 700 business owners and non-financial managers in corporate, government and family businesses. Chinmay’s Book “FUNdamentals of Financial Statements” is Amazon’s Best Seller. Written by a non-accountant, the content in this book has been researched, tested and presented over five years to make the subject of business finance FUN to learn!

Ilona Way

Senior Coach

Ilona Way

Senior Coach And Mentor

Ilona Way has over thirty years of business experience in sales, marketing and business development. Throughout her corporate life, Ilona’s experiences have provided her solid business skills and acumen, plus the ability to mentor, motivate, train and empower people. Ilona has gained expertise by working with major multi-national organisations, small family-owned businesses and companies of every size in between. She has garnered practical experience within a variety of industries, including sports, fast-moving consumer goods, medical and service arenas. This enables Ilona to “bring big-business thinking to small business.” Since establishing Focus Plus Consulting, Ilona Way has helped over 300 businesses to grow, develop and advance their market potential. Ilona has taken on the challenge of rebuilding Murphy’s Paw, a retail and dog grooming business that she purchased four years ago. She attributes her success to hard work and perseverance, hands-on learning and not being afraid to make mistakes.

Nicholas Dimit

Coach & Mentor

Nicholas Dimit

Coach & Mentor

Nicholas is a professional coach/mentor who has been a Learning and Development consultant in the workplace for ten plus years. I love and am passionate in what I do and believe that my energy is applied and transpired best in a classroom environment/landscape. I have spent quality time seeking self-awareness to learn the art of Emotional Intelligence and Maturity in order to connect to oneness and apply that philosophy/attitude into everything I do. My soul purpose is to be COLLABORATIVE and I apply that in Leadership and Management landscapes, hence roles I undertake. I have developed and written 5As The Backbone To Business collaboratively with a friend. From experience, when starting up or running a successful business Attitude, Ability, Affiliation, Advancement and Acknowledgement are the key elements, which frame and see to the success of that business. And I will bring the power of that model/methodology/philosophy into my teachings and share them with Insight Academy and the students alike.

Samantha Sacchi

Coach

Samantha Sacchi

Coach

Fascinated by the human experience, I bring human potential into practice in professional and personal contexts through curated self-discovery processes that incorporate emotional intelligence, leadership development, and many other out of the box spiritual practices. Deeply enthusiastic about life and its ephemeral nature, I believe all sustainable change must begin at the core of every individual Self. Spanish, Venezuelan, Italian and American. In Melbourne open for collaborations, speaking opportunities and working with any person or team that wants to take themselves to another level. Looking for a driven intern in digital marketing in Melbourne with a genuine interest in helping others, in self-discovery or self-development and in making an impact.

Kosta Latrou

Mentor

Kosta Latrou

Mentor

Kosta has been described as the authority in personal branding. He is highly skilled in brand positioning & image strategy, aligning your brand with success.

Morry Morgan

Coach

Morry Morgan

Coach

INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEUR, producer, founder From the fields of medical science, training & development and high-tech comes Morry – simplifying complex problems to focus on key issues, business opportunities and synergies.

Tyson Day

Mentor

Tyson Day

Mentor

Ines Brcic

Coach & Mentor

Ines Brcic

Coach & Mentor

• personal development and human potential • time-management (techniques and hacks) • personal productivity (physiology and psychology) • employee performance, engagement, engagement • marketing, branding and sales via face to face networking • branding via LinkedIn • body language • EQ • inter-personal skills and communication agility • building confidence • studying in a foreign language

Mariyah Radysh

Coach & Mentor

Mariyah Radysh

Coach & Mentor

• personal development and human potential • time-management (techniques and hacks) • personal productivity (physiology and psychology) • employee performance, engagement, engagement • marketing, branding and sales via face to face networking • branding via LinkedIn • body language • EQ • inter-personal skills and communication agility • building confidence • studying in a foreign language

Juan Carlos Perez

Mentor

Juan Carlos Perez

Mentor

Juan has worked for 12 years as a consultant for start-ups, a researcher and lecturer, combining his expertise in industrial engineering, operations management & trends in business innovation.

Jose Alonso

CEO / Founder

Jose Alonso

CEO / Founder

Street smarts have been the foundation of Jose’s education. Travelling the world since the age of 17, he has developed his network of relations spanning over 50 countries and 1000’s of individuals across numerous professions. Jose’s passion and his persistence to achieve high-end, world-wide sales across the global education sector quickly increased the demand for his services. Today, Jose is no longer the newly-arrived migrant with $300 in his pocket, but a savvy business entrepreneur launching one of Australia’s most innovative entrepreneur development academies. Jose is not a believer that education is about study, but rather the practical application of human instinct.

Martina Casolini

Business Development

Martina Casolini

Business Development Manager

Marine Lefebvre

Student Services

Marine Lefebvre

Admissions And Student Services

Marine is the student’s main point of call, she is a polyglot graduate with a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management with several years of HR consulting and project management experience she is the ‘calm wisdom’ that holds Insight Academy together in a distinctly elegant French style.

Lucas Menzano

Marketing & Sales

Lucas Menzano

Marketing & Sales

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Networking
  • Speech skills
  • Business development
  • Idea development
  • Creativity
  • Brand identity

Omar Franco

Creative Director

Omar Franco

Creative Director

Senior Digital Innovator with over 20 years of experience designing and developing award winning digital media/eLearning solutions for blue-chip clients including; BHP Billiton, Price WaterHouse Coopers, QLD Ambulance, Coca-Cola, Queensland Rural Operations, Department of Defence, Qld Fire And Rescue Service, Gold Coast Hospital, CSIRO, QANTAS, Mount Isa and Melbourne Airports to name a few. Over 10 years of academic experience, with the following posts: Principal at Institute for Design (Brisbane) and Senior Lecturer at: Design College (Brisbane); University of Lincoln (UK), Art Intelligence and recently Swinburne University. Earning the nick-names of ‘Digital Sensei’ and ‘Wise Obee-won’ from his many students.

Nazik Nasser

Business Developer

Nazik Nasser

Business Developer Manager

Dael Limaco

Web & Films

Dael Limaco

Web & Films

Dael is a Journalist and Filmmaker that came on board to bring some Brazilian sauce to the Insight Marketing Team. A degree in Journalism and two BA’s in Graphic Design and Film & TV sum up to his immense love for Art. A talented Writer and Director, Dael is passionate about movies and a constant companion to his fixed gear bikes.

Marcela Tirado

Operations And Finances

Marcela Tirado

Operations And Finance Manager

Marcela’s industry experience includes Commercial Banks, Insurance Brokering, Financial Company services and Hospitality and Funds Managements. With degrees in Finance & International Commerce as well as Masters in Accounting and in Business Administration qualifies her as our powerful in-house wizard of Operations and Finance guarding Insight from the forces of evil.

Jack Smith

Brand Designer

Jack Smith

Brand Designer

With degrees in both marketing and communication design, Jack came on board as the resident designer to build the academy’s identity and carry the brand forward by producing our funky content. Alongside his “make my logo bigger” work at Insight Academy, he also undertakes freelance design work with his personal consultancy Partyfrog Designs while listening to death metal tunes on his headphones.
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