From very early on in my business, I’ve always had an idea developing to build and run a Mastermind program. I wanted to build a program that could offer the attendees inspiration, education, and motivation from those that have achieved incredible feats in their lives and in business outside the industry. These Rockstar speakers would then share what it took to achieve these incredible feats with the attendees then using the learned insights to transfer into their own businesses.
In 2021, that idea came to fruition, and I ran my first ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’
It was one of the most impactful and profound events I’ve run with the attendees learning a range of skills from setting up their financial legacy, running businesses through challenges, how to grow and manage high performing teams, finding what drives and motivates them and more!
Now applications for the 2022 ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’ are now open and I’m super excited to share who this year’s Rockstar keynote speakers are going to be!
If you are looking to gain access to high-level wisdom and strategies to grow your business and build your best life, MASTERMIND. With Sherrie' in 2022 is where you need to be!
Li Cunxin, Director of Queensland Ballet and Author of Mao’s Last Dancer
Topic | Build Your Best Life
You may know Li Cunxin from his remarkable story told in the best-selling autobiography turned blockbuster movie “Mao’s Last Dancer”. Li shares his inspirational story of determination, perseverance, vision, courage, and hard work which has driven him to become one of the best dancers in the world.
Li has also had a successful career as an investment adviser and senior manager at one of the biggest stockbroking firms in Australia and is now the Artistic Director of Queensland Ballet in Australia. His journey is an empowering tale with so many lessons for us to learn from and be inspired by!
Johnathan Thurston, Rugby League Legend
Topic | Leadership + Performance Excellence Whilst Working in Teams
Johnathan Thurston is one of Australia’s most recognisable and successful rugby league players having represented and led teams across all levels including as an Australian international, in the Queensland State of Origin and as an Indigenous All Stars representative.
Now retired he is contracted to the North Queensland Cowboys as a mentor and ambassador and continues to partner with Channel Nine where he commentates and offers expert insights into the game.
Johnathan also now has the opportunity to focus on projects he is passionate about which encourage young Australians to lead their best lives and enjoy success in education, sport and employment.
Phillip Di Bella, Coffee King and Founder of Di Bella Coffee
Topic | Marketing, innovation + Entrepreneurship
If you love coffee, you have definitely heard of Di Bella Coffee!
Phillip Di Bella is a highly respected business entrepreneur with a unique ability to visualise and commercialise what many others never see. After initially establishing Di Bella Coffee, which became Australia’s largest speciality coffee company, Phillip’s entrepreneurial spirit has brought success to other businesses such as International Coffee Traders, Abbotsford Road Specialty Coffee in New York, and more recently The Coffee Commune.
Phillip now dedicates much of his time to supporting the growth and development of other businesses as an “Entrepreneur in Residence”, Phillip regularly lends his strategic thinking to businesses such as BDO Consulting, helping their clients overcome challenges, see new opportunities, and then supporting the commercialisation of these solutions.
Deb Farnworth-Wood, Owner of Issada Cosmetics and Founder of Australian Skin Clinics | Building an Empire
Deb Farnworth-Wood is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of the world-leading medi-aesthetic franchise Australian Skin Clinics. Her remarkable story is one of moving to the other side of the world to retire - only to build a $70m business which she sold in 2019!
Deb’s career has been punctuated by ‘firsts’. She was the first non-doctor to become a partner in a UK medical practice, and her group were the first non-pharmacist to own a UK pharmacy. She also opened England’s first drive-thru pharmacy. It’s a testament to her incredible vision and passion for the aesthetics industry that she continues to push the boundaries of business to this day.
In the middle of the COVID pandemic, Deb purchased Issada Cosmetics and in December 2020 she launched Issada Clinical Formula skincare range.
Deb’s story is an incredible one to learn from on building an empire!
Kristie Walker, Founder and Director of On Track Investigations
Topic | Managing Conflict Resolution in Your Business and in The Marketplace
Kristie Walker founder On Track Investigations after many years of working in the public sector herself managing complaints and conducting investigations. Her business seeks to raise the bar on public and not for profit sector workplace investigations, dispute resolution and organisational development. Kristie has a strong commitment to the important work of the public and not for profit sectors and assisting leaders to develop and manage their human capital, including training, conflict resolution, and where necessary, investigation and disciplinary processes.
Naomi Simpon, Founder of RedBalloon and Shark Tanker
Topic | Recruiting and Retaining Your Best Team.
Naomi Simson is known as one of Australia's most prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders, founding RedBalloon. She is a passionate supporter of Australian business, a prolific blogger and business commentator, and appeared as the #RedShark in four seasons of Shark Tank Australia.
From Redballoon and the experience economy, Naomi went on to co-found the Big Red Group (BRG) with the shared purpose of her business partner to 'shift the way people experience life', BRG serves 'activities' to different audiences through its various marketplaces: RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Lime&Tonic, Redii.com. She will be sharing how she did it and how the Masterminders can do it too through building your best team.
We have some truly incredible keynote speakers contributing to this years ‘MASTERMIND. With Sherrie’ and I would love for you to be joining us! You can find out more and submit your application here: sherriestoror.com/mastermind