‘Imagine The Possibilities’ lifelong learning can bring

Imagine The Possibilities for lifelong learning

At The Splendid Word we are huge believers in the importance of lifelong learning through professional and personal development.


We’re always on the hunt for inspiring podcasts, books, courses and workshops that hold space for self-reflection, exploration and enlargement and we are passionate about sharing our learning with others.


As business owners juggling the demands of professional and family life, we have an intimate understanding of the many unique challenges big-dreaming women in rural settings face when it comes to accessing live forums for inspiration and self-growth.


The online stuff we can all manage, but our ability to attend ‘in-the-flesh’ events is often snuffed out by the geographic and logistical hurdles that stand in our way.


And that’s why events like next week’s Imagine The Possibilities (ITP) are so critical to creative, entrepreneurial and professional business women like us, living large in the country.


They offer a rare opportunity to hear and learn from first class speakers from across the nation right here in our own community.


Speakers who started out exactly like the rest of us – with a dream to pursue careers that they love, to live a life with purpose, to master the work/life balance and to make a positive impact in the world.


Speakers who are doing exactly that, and who can inspire and encourage each of us to never lose sight of our goals.


Next Thursday (September 15), six incredible women with very different stories, skill sets and passions will take centre stage at Moama Bowling Club’s Imagine The Possibilities 2016 – connecting with local ladies just like you and I, and sharing practical tips and insights into leadership, vulnerability, innovation, self-care, branding, and transformation.


The line up of speakers includes the world’s leading authority on Raw Beauty and women’s empowerment Kemi Nekvapil who has worked in the wellness industry for more than 20 years. A former British TV star and actress with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Kemi is an ultra marathon runner and has worked as a chef in top London restaurants and as a yoga teacher in India.


The event also features guest speaker Nici Adronicus who represented Australia in triathlon and modern pentathlon for ten years and worked as director of Media and Marketing for Sportsworld Media Group and the International Triathlon Union in London. When Nici was 20 weeks pregnant with her fifth child, her husband was diagnosed with brain cancer, changing the course of her family’s life forever. She will be sharing the highlights, the challenges, the hard slog and the successes of her inspiring journey – and her passion for organic food and its role in helping people lead healthy lives.


Guests at the event will also take part in four exciting breakout sessions, presented by outstanding thought leaders in their fields:


Anita Ryley from Seesaw Design will present a workshop on branding with a focus on helping people to create a brand that tells a powerful story. Anita believes brands are built on values, vision, beliefs and capabilities and her session will explore the importance of brand and creative thinking as a business tool.


Next Generation Wellness founder Erin Barnes is a physical, emotional and behavioural expert with 17 years’ experience and education in nutrition, psychology, exercise physiology, aromatherapy and chemical free living. She will work with individuals to enlarge their health, minds and emotions for an extraordinary life experience.


Stephanie Bown of Workwellgroup is an accomplished performance coach who has spent the past 10 years helping some of Australia’s best employers achieve exceptional results by demonstrating exceptional leadership. Her potent mix of positive psychology, neuroscience and organisation dynamics will help participants learn the importance of personal branding in achieving their goals.


Of Kin founder Kylie Lewis, is a digital strategist with 18 years experience working across startups in sales, marketing, project management and team development. She was a crowd favorite at last year’s inaugural ITP event and returns this year to present a workshop that explores how values and vulnerability are necessary for exceptional leadership.


On top of all this, those attending this amazing event will be in the running to win a seat at a private lunch for six guests with NAB’s Executive General Manager of Business Cindy Batchelor, at NAB’s headquarters in Melbourne. Cindy leads a workforce of 2100 bankers across 170 business banking centres nationally, so this is an extraordinary opportunity to have unrestricted access to one of Australia’s leading business women.


And as if all that’s not enough, ITP guests will also take home a sensational goodie bag jam-packed with edible treats, drinks, sensational reads, designer stationery, vouchers and passes from fabulous businesses in our riverside community and beyond, worth hundreds upon hundreds of dollars.


On a personal note, I am so excited to be returning as MC of this fantastic home-grown event and to be representing my two great passions on the day in The Splendid Word and ITP charity partner Echuca Moama Girls Night Out.


To those of you who have already purchased your tickets – get ready to be inspired and enlarged – I just know you are going to be blown away by what’s in store.


And to those of you still undecided on whether to jump in – do it!


Whether you are a business owner, employee, trainee, consultant, entrepreneur, solopreneur or mumpreneur, opportunities like this one are few and far between in our regional communities and you have everything to gain.


It’s not just about having access to great speakers on home soil – the best part is in connecting face-to-face with other like-minded women to support, embrace and empower one another to reach for the stars.


See you at ITP next Thursday! (Click here to purchase your ticket)


X Lee.




Special thanks to ITP corporate sponsors CVGT, Echuca Travel Centre, Realm Design, Cosgriff Lawyers, Murray River Council, Rowena Ash – Charles L King and Quest Apartments Echuca