Elite diver Anabelle Smith represented Australia at the Olympics in London and Rio and won a Bronze Medal at Rio – and is training towards again representing the country at the Olympics in Tokyo. Belle has commenced a career development coaching program with Matt Gaffney, sponsored by Diving Australia.
You can see more on Belle here – https://www.olympics.com.au/olympians/anabelle-smith/ and https://vis.org.au/athletes-sports/athletes/anabelle-smith/.
Alex Blackwell represented Australia in cricket for 15 years and captained Australia to a first T20 World Cup victory. Alex now enjoys educating individuals and teams in sport and business – through keynote speaking and leadership mentoring – on how to achieve sustained high performance in challenging environments. Alex is also a health professional in the area of clinical genetics and the first female elected member of the Board of Cricket NSW.
Alex was special guest speaker at the Enindico Roses and Thorn Virtual Soiree on Wednesday 14 October, which attracted over 30 members of the Roses and Thorn community. Alex spoke about how her understanding of what it takes to be high performing – individually and as a team – has been shaped by her international cricket career, her experiences as a leader on the field and in the Boardroom and her advocacy for social justice. Alex described the ingredients she believes are essential for mastery of self and mastery within a team and shared lessons she has accumulated through challenging times around resilience and leadership.
Over 20 Fine Fellows were part of the second Enindico Fine Fellows Evening Refreshments session in virtual form. They heard from:
- Russell Fletcher of The Decent People (http://thedecentpeople.com/)
- James Laskie of Barton Milk Bar (https://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/just-open/hawthorns-barton-milk-bar-becomes-a-europeanstyle-cafe-20190704-h1fxqx)
- Carsten Hansen of Great Drops (https://www.greatdrops.com.au/).
Khevana Patel, who has Functional Coordination, Administration and Project Management responsibilities at Salesforce in Sydney, commences her Enindico career development coaching program as the nominated Scholarship recipient of Matt’s favourite social enterprise, Fitted for Work (www.fittedforwork.org).
Over 40 Fine Fellows gathered – virtually – with a beverage or two at hand to hear from wine writer and presenter Jeremy Oliver (www.jeremyoliver.com), Tony Rabah in his capacity as Founder and CEO of The Male Hug (www.themalehug.com.au) and Rod Hughes of The Cosmopolitan Hotel Trentham (www.thecosmopolitanhotel.com.au).
Karen Finch, CEO of independent legal marketplace Legally Yours (https://legallyyours.com.au/), has established an Advisory Board and asked Matt Gaffney to be inaugural Advisory Board Chair. Other Advisory Board members are John Chisholm, Andrea Perry-Petersen and Maggie Roberts.
Matt Gaffney has been leading the Future Focus Group Program of the Committee for Melbourne since late 2015 as part of the Enindico portfolio. The 2021-2022 Program has just been launched, with completed nomination packages sought by the end of October for a 15 month program that starts in February. You can find more details on Melbourne’s own emerging civic leaders’ program here – https://melbourne.org.au/what-we-do/future-focus-group/
Carolyn Blyth of Resultzworx invited Matt to be part of a virtual workshop on ‘Pricing and the legal industry’, chaired by Legally Yours CEO Karen Finch. You can see the workshop here:
Acclaimed Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Gretta Ziller did a wonderful live-acoustic-virtual set for over 30 members of the Enindico Roses and Thorn community. You can see more on Gretta and her music, including the film clip for her new single ‘Unlikely Believer’, here – https://grettaziller.com/home/
Matt’s favourite winery on the planet is Rockford Wines, in the Barossa Valley of SA. The State border closures prevent Matt getting into SA and to the Cellar Door at the moment, but a call to Rockford from Matt to order some wine for delivery to Melbourne demonstrated another example of the customer love of the Rockford team. If you would like to support a modest icon of the Australian wine industry, while drinking astonishing wines for the price, you can see more here – https://www.rockfordwines.com.au/.