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Mentoring

Since the completion of the DigiBiz project, CeRDI continues to seek partnership opportunities to provide further training to new and existing clients.

2015 mentors

Chris Elliott
DigiBiz

With sound technical ability and high creativity Chris Elliott brings double value to DigiBiz activities. As an experienced web developer he can help implement, review or upgrade eCommerce, online business management, Customer Relationship (CRM) Management, content management, Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and social media strategies. If the technical issues are sorted Chris can apply his creative talent to reviewing and accelerating your eMarketing capabilities. It doubles the value of his mentoring capabilities.

From reviewing and accelerating your web presence, through to planning an online campaign, let Chris spark a creative thinking approach aimed at getting results for your business.

“Finding a tailored solution for each DigiBiz client in a short timeframe stretches me in a creative and technical sense. The challenge is made more rewarding by the feedback from clients that have stretched themselves as well! It’s empowering.” Chris Elliott 2013

Gerrie Carr-MacFie
DigiBiz

Gerrie Carr-MacFie is an experienced workshop facilitator with specialist skills in regional development and community engagement. She brings loads of grant-writing and project management experience to her DigiBiz clients. Her work has included constructing strategic planning documents, facilitating community project development and writing successful funding applications for small to large projects in regional and local areas across Queensland and Victoria. 

Throughout her career, Gerrie has demonstrated a strong connection to micro-business acceleration, economic development, and to community based learning. She has worked closely with award winning micro and small to medium enterprises, coaching and mentoring individuals and companies. Gerrie has been engaged to facilitate the Australian Government-funded Digital Enterprise project delivered through the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Federation University Australia.

“Through DigiBiz mentoring and workshops, I help community groups, businesses and stall-holders develop a value proposition and tell their story. From visual merchandising to grant-writing, the key is to develop a brand and narrative that builds relationships and profitability.”  Gerrie Carr-MacFie 2014

Noelene Gration
Ascend Public Relations & Communications

Noelene Gration, is the principle of Ascend Public Relations and Communications. Ascend offices are located in Daylesford, with Noelene and Associates working across Melbourne, Western Melbourne, Central and Western Victoria.   Noelene has a deep connection to the Daylesford and Hepburn business community and brings two decades of experience in communications and public relations consultancy to the Central Highlands Digital Enterprise project. Her specialist area is Social Media.

Noelene has tailored Digital Enterprise workshops and presentations to meet the needs of businesses across various industry sectors, including adapting material to suit the unique needs of the not-for-profit sector.  Professional experience and strong interpersonal skills underpin Noelene’s work as a Broadband Ready Mentor.

“Combining the role of workshop presenter in Social Media with the work of a Broadband Ready Mentor, is truly rewarding. I assist participants gain an understanding of the various social media platforms, and then through the four hours of practical mentoring, I get to see the development of real skills. I enjoy being part of an empowering and dynamic process.” Noelene Gration 2012

Jordan McPhan
JRM Social

Digital Enterprise welcomes JRM Social as a provider of specialist mentoring services.

Principle Jordan McPhan comes with a swag of experience gained in brand management across various industry sectors- retail, commercial services and the wine industry.  Jordan’s knowledge base can assist mentees with anything from starting in social media, to development and implementation of social media strategy.  Her mission is to help businesses and community groups THRIVE in the digital space.

“I find Digital Enterprise mentoring a real buzz. Mentees come into the process at all levels of skill, but generally they have one thing in common. Each mentee has 101 questions, from how to upload images, to selecting digital channels and projecting the brand. I love helping them find the answers. Together we work on skills, risks, and developing the best approach for their business. I help them find their way.” Jordan McPhan 2012

Joe Henry
Joe Henry Online & Mobile

If your business or not-for-profit organisation needs information on hardware, software, mobile devices, programs or applications- you can get ‘Broadband Ready’ with Mentor Joe Henry.

Joe speaks plain language in explaining all things software and hardware related. Joe’s personal and professional background includes farming, project management in public sector and business IT environments, and teaching computer related subjects in the TAFE system.

Joe is excited about assisting businesses and individuals come to terms with broadband technology. His varied work as an independent IT consultant has seen him work across various industry sectors. Years of IT experience is combined with a proven capability in delivery of accredited training.  With patience, enthusiasm and expertise Joe has assisted the adoption of practical, simple, easy to use, innovative IT solutions within businesses. Joe has a reputation for focussing not on the latest technology but on affordable ‘fit-for-purpose’ strategies and systems.

“It is really satisfying to work one-on-one with clients to improve business outcomes. Technology may provide the platform but business efficiencies and improvements are driven by people. It’s about attitude and openness to change!” Joe Henry 2013

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