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20 August 2019

Many people who pursue postgraduate studies do so to make either a career transition or for career advancement. In this workshop led by Danielle Duell, Founder and CEO of People With Purpose, participants will support you in progressing your career in ways that enable you to live and work more purposefully.

Beginning with an exercise for participants to reflect on their own personal purpose statement and strategic life plan, the session will then move to helping participants articulate the various elements of their ideal next career move, along with an action plan to bring that intention to life.

Throughout the session, Danielle will share her story of how after completing her MBA at QUT, she successfully designed and applied this methodology to secure the role of inaugural CEO of Graham (Skroo) and Jude Turner's private companies, now known as the Spicers Group (including luxury hotel group Spicers Retreats), and how she continues to use it today to build her business - People With Purpose.

Participants will gain deeper insight into their personal purpose, receive a framework for completing their strategic life plan and leave with personalised details of their ideal next career move and an action plan to make their aspirations a reality. #FEWfortherealworld #QUTBusiness

Join us at 5.30 pm for light refreshments and networking. The workshop will begin at 6.15pm with a tea break from 7.20 to 7.30pm.  This excellent workshop will finish at 8.30 pm. Hurry - Limited seats at this workshop! 


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About the speaker

Danielle DuellDanielle Duell is an Australian business leader, strategist and entrepreneur.  Her economic philosophy is “for profit and for the greater good” and her vision is for shared value creation[1] to become the dominant mindset for business leaders in Australia and around the world.

Throughout her career, Danielle has worked across a range of industries including hospitality, energy, tourism, superannuation, arts, utilities, technology, government, education, fashion, events, construction, agriculture, conservation, engineering, retailing, medical research, Aboriginal culture and corporate governance.

Danielle co-founded the award winning Riverlife Adventure and Function Centre and Riverlife Mirrabooka aboriginal experience. She completed an MBA at QUT with concentrations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.  In 2011, she won a scholarship to Harvard Business School to participate in the Women's Leadership Forum - Innovation Strategies for a Changing World - part of Harvard’s Executive Education Program. From 2010-2014 Danielle worked as CEO of Graham (Skroo) Turner’s private companies - the Spicers Group - a diverse portfolio that included luxury accommodation group – Spicers Retreats, a collection of award-winning restaurants, several day spas, an outdoor adventure park and a selection of sustainable cattle breeding enterprises and nature refuges. 

Danielle’s board experience includes roles with organisations such as Tourism and Events Queensland, Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse,  and Queensland Music Festival.  Danielle is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland Business School where she teaches Leading People and Teams in the MBA program. She is also the founder of Australian Harvard Women - a business network and series of events for Australian women who have studied at Harvard Business School.

Danielle’s primary business role is as founder and CEO of People With Purpose - a company whose purpose is to equip business to improve the world.  In this capacity, Danielle and her team work with CEO’s, Leadership Teams and Boards to develop purpose-led strategies and purposeful leaders to enable positive personal, economic, social and environmental impact and change.

People with Purpose

People With Purpose is a consulting and leadership development company that helps established organisations become sustainably competitive and impactful by developing purpose-led strategies and purposeful leaders.

We help make profit purposefully.

At People With Purpose we believe in purposefully creating shared value.  By that we mean we are passionate about helping organisations intentionally create economic value (profit) in ways that also create value for society (people) and the environment (planet).   Our vision is for this to become the dominant mindset and practice of leaders all around the world within our lifetime.

Our purpose is to equip business to improve the world.

20 August 2019 - 20 August 2019
5.30pm till 8.30pm with light refreshments and networking at 7.00pm
OJ Wordsworth Room, Level 12, S Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus
$50 per person (incl. GST)
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