For over nine years, Jess has been the driving force of Butter Collective. Passionate about every project Butter takes on, Jess loves working with clients, and coming up with fresh ways to solve problems. Jess has been recognised with awards for her photography, advertising and website design.
In the past, she worked as a creative director across Australia and Berlin. But lately, Jess embarked on a new business selling book journals, while creating a second product around journaling, which will be launched in a few months.
Jess will bring the lessons from these years into their sessions: “I’ve walked a colourful road and taken a lot of risks. First hand I’ve experienced of the good and the bad of running my own gig”
MADELINE LEMAN (SHE/HER)
She is passionate about people.
Everything she does is centred around connection and helping people feel empowered to stand up for themselves and do what they love. As a musician, she does this through storytelling and vulnerability and as a coach she does this through building confidence and empathy.
She shows her students that building resilience and emotional intelligence always starts with self-awareness. ‘At Insight, we say that ‘you can’t change what you don’t know.’ Self-awareness allows you to be honest about your weaknesses and also lean into your strengths when overcoming adversity.’
Saul Contreras (He/His)
He is a multi-skilled Manager Expert (12 years experience in the Victorian Market), Franchisee, Entrepreneur, Senior Sales Manager, Marketing, Advertising, Mentor and Team Leader; with 18 years of successful experience in Management, Sales, Business Administration, Project Manager and Team Development, specialised on the Retail, eCommerce & Media industries.
Responsible for the positive development of many Franchised Stores, Sales, Account Executives and be the key person in charge of Sales, Budgets, KPIs, Business Development, Creative Business Solutions, Marketing, Advertising, Design, and Business Administration.
He is passionate about Cinema; CEO of Latin Film Fest, Producer of many Film & TV productions, Film Distributor and responsible for many Artistic Projects; Cinema has been an incredible life journey of Art and Community Engagement.
His artistic approach is his Key to problem-solving, parallel solutions, outside-of-the-box thinking and his point of difference from any other Manager to be able to connect with any person or team member from any cultural background or age.
Scott Douglas (He/His)
Scott is an experienced teacher, lecturer and researcher in the employment, vocational and higher education sector. As a Startup Founder, Scott has designed, launched and sold Startups, is a co-founder and has Designed and delivered Innovation programs using the Design Thinking model for ASX listed companies.
Scott launched his Disruptive Educational Group in 2012 after a number of courses has been dropped from the regional agenda in Victoria, with his education group filling the void up until last year delivering courses in Business, Fitness and Training and Assessment. In 2015, he later Co-Founded a Not for profit Social Enterprise that supported job seekers across Australia back into employment, assisting more than 2400 clients over 6 years.
Scott’s Startup passions centre around his Maori values of community and strength through empowerment, which motivated him to establish his suit of social enterprises that he launched in 2017/18 around the ongoing challenges of supporting food waste initiatives, ethical and sustainable recycling of items including books, timber applets and minimising the impact on landfill.