Morry is a serial entrepreneur having developed and exited businesses within the consulting, training, live performance, and the App space. He has also served as the CEO of Haufe Academy China, a division of Germany’s largest corporate training firms.
Morry is also an internationally published author with his book, ‘Selling Big to China – Negotiating Principles for the World’s Largest Market’. He has also published ‘Managing the Millions – Practical Human Resource Management in China.
Since 2001, Morry has been working in the training and development industry and has previously led his team to ‘Training Firm of the Year’ over two consecutive years. He has also been named ‘Asia-Pacific Business and Technology Report Business Leader of the Month’ and been ranked 14th Global Sales Guru.
Outside the training market, Morry has also helped develop IoT and cybersecurity start-up firms in Singapore and Australia.
Morry is an accomplished speaker, having delivered TEDx talks in China, with over 35,000 views. He’s also regularly interviewed regarding business in China and has been featured in the China Daily, Marketing Magazine, Business Insider, and SmartCompany.
Laura has a Masters in International Development from UNSW and is an experienced Educator and Program Manager. She has worked and lived throughout the Asia-Pacific working for both small grassroots organisations and large international NFPs. Laura cofounded two community based organisations providing education and community engagement to vulnerable minority groups in Nepal and refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia.
She strongly believes that sustainable development and innovative solutions are found within communities, and loves to strengthen other’s capacities so that ownership and solutions are driven by those whose challenges have been identified. This was the approach taken when Laura set up a refugee led learning centre, which is still successfully run by the community, positively impacting hundreds of lives. This philosophy is both incredibly simple and complex and Laura loves to guide students, clients, stakeholders and beneficiaries to achieve impact that matters.
Laura has worked in disaster risk reduction, training and education projects, refugee protection, livelihood development, child protection, youth engagement, program management and event coordination. She is:
- Ethically driven
- Attentive to details
- Resilient, creative & flexible
Outside of this sphere, Laura enjoys strumming a guitar or ukulele, travelling out of Melbourne in her 1992 Toyota pop-top campervan and volunteering at festivals and sustainable events, equipped with a bamboo straw.
I’m 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.
I’m passionate about Cinema; CEO of Latin Film Fest, Producer of many Film & TV productions, Film Distributor and responsible of many Artistic Projects; Cinema has been an incredible life journey of Art and Community Engagement.
My artistic approached is my Key to problem-solving, parallel solutions, outside of the box thinking and my point of difference with any other Manager to be able to connect with any person or team member from any cultural background or age.
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.
I’m a workplace coach who helps leaders and managers have more connected conversations with their people so that they feel valued, trusted, listened to (heard) and backed (advocated).
My ‘Why’ is to see connected conversations become part of every successful leader and manager’s toolkit, to foster trusted relationships and strengthen bonds in our places of work.
Drawing on an extensive and successful corporate career in leadership and in-house coaching, I use connected conversations and other tools to get in beside my clients to guide, challenge and support them to navigate their situations and blind-spots.
Connections attract us to new workplaces, they keep us coming back to the ones we are in, and I believe that more connected conversations truly = more retention and an increase in performance.
Angelique Zakkas is a freelance Career Coach and Trainer who is passionate about professional development and empowering career outcomes.
Over the past 8 years, she has worked in various consulting, teaching and leadership roles within the education sector, contributing to student experiences, academic success and graduate employability.
I’m an entrepreneur.
I am a responsible, energetic and proactive professional, with a business development-oriented profile.
Deep expertise in marketing strategies creation and implementation and broad experience in building and leading of teams.
I have a great capacity to develop action plans and to encourage my teams to implement and achieve them, motivated by a passion for excellence and success.
In the recent years I invested and was mentor to other entrepreneurs and startups.
Moreover I gave keynotes, general session presentations and was part of judging panels at more than 20 events and awards.
My goal is to keep on growing, learning and improving.
I am a passionate educator and designer with a number of years working in the higher education space. Leading a study tour to New York sparked my interest in the startup and entrepreneurship space.
I love working with big ideas and making them a reality. I have a strong background in program development and have developed a number of international programs spanning across Europe, Asia and North America. I gravitate towards projects that allow me to work fast and introduce change and impact quickly.
I am passionate about teaching and love designing and facilitating workshops on various topics – design/infographics/leadership/entrepreneurship/community building/building teams/organisational culture.
Tracey McCabe Future Leader Fellow 2016/17
Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Finalist 2016
Specialities: blended / online program design & implementation, funding strategy, research design, social strategy, campaign management, workshop facilitation, entrepreneurship, stakeholder management, leadership, event management, branding, experience design, process development and customer experience
Currently: Co-founder / new ed tech company (coming soon), UniMelb tutor / Social Enterprise and NFP Internship / Consultant
Arek Rainczuk is an award-winning professional portrait photographer and videographer who’s all about helping people celebrate relationships and brands build trust with their clients.
Arek arrived in Australia in 2006 as a PhD candidate to study molecular biology but his passions led him to put down the lab coat and pick up a camera. In his career as a photographer he has been using his analytical skills to design visual content strategy and create purposeful content that is designed to bring results when implemented properly.
Arek loves both learning about a wide gamut of topics and teaching through concepts and visualisations.
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 Cofounder 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 of 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 Cofounded an Not for profit Social Enterprise that supported job seekers across Australia back into the 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.
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 experience of the good and the bad of running my own gig”
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.
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.
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.
David Ponce de Leon
Academic Support and Communications
Experienced Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry and the franchise industry in both the education and food sectors. Skilled in English as a Second Language (ESL), Corporate Image Management, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Classroom Management, and Lesson Planning. Strong sales professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration.
I am graduated with a Master’s degree in Economics, a major in Accounting. With more than 6 years of work experience as an accountant, having analytical mind and passion for the accountancy, my responsibilities embrace keeping accounts, managing students payments and so on. I love animals, skiing and travelling.
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.
Business Development Manager
Proven Business Systems Development and Project Management skills, with over 12 years of professional development contributing to organizations from different industries with tailored medium and long-term consistent and sustainable business plans.
Experience in working with internal and external stakeholders to analyze requirements, design and implement sound business systems.
Strong analytical skills combined with lateral thinking and problem-solving techniques when establishing strategic plans and objectives.
A broad experience in sales & leading teams that not only ensures new business opportunities but also provides the necessary leadership to drive the business development process.
With the desire to meet dynamic people and companies that seek to take their business to the next level and, always looking for new challenges.
- Integrated business systems development and implementation
- Intuitive relationship generator with a focus on long-term business partnerships
- Project management
- Business process analysis and design
Offshore Business Development Manager
Commercially-minded professional with extensive experience providing internal product management, sales leadership, and exceptional customer service in highly competitive markets.
Capable of defining business mission and integrating resource strengths to deliver impeccable performances.
Proven track record of leadership in business management, strategic key account growth, staff training, and brand promotion.
Demonstrated ability to conduct ongoing analysis for measuring and managing sales performance against market trends.
Possess solid history of strategic negotiations with key client.
Marketing & Communications Manager
Having worked in Digital Marketing Agencies for over 5 years, Isabel has been able to collaborate with many different brands to develop successful marketing campaigns for a wide-ranging of products and services.
With strong communication and customer service skills, detail-oriented individual and good organisational skills.
The experience gained as Artist Liaison and Event Manager in live music events provided Isabel great adaptability, problem-solving and effective stakeholders management skills.
‘My professional experience is based on managing high-standard projects across different stages’