Please meet, Wendy Perry who is the Managing Director of Workforce BluePrint, Founder at Switch Start Scale and Facilitator for Sea to Valley Startups, Chair & Board Member; Investor; Strategic Workforce Planning & Development; VET/TVET Expert. An author, entrepreneur & educator, explorer & innovator, mentor & speaker on Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Workforce Planning & Development, Vocational Education.
Mentoring & facilitation are strengths with Wendy working alongside entrepreneurs, founders, individuals, organisations, startups, scaleups, students & unicorn companies. Business interests & partnerships also include Blue Poppy Ventures, Big Kids Adventures, Bootstrap to Boom, Sea to Valley Startups & Workforce BluePrint.
A reputation as a leading authority on Workforce Planning & Development & Vocational Education & Training (VET) is well earned with extensive experience working in Agriculture, Banking & Finance, Building & Construction, Civil Construction, Community Services, Contact Centres, Defence, Disability, Education, Employment Services, Energy, Events, Food & Wine, Government, Health, Higher Education, ICT, Manufacturing, Mining & Resources, Sport & Recreation, Small Business, Telecommunications, Tourism, Vocational Education & Training (VET), & Water sectors.
Clients include business and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and social enterprises, female founders and diverse innovators, government agencies and not for profits, mature aged people who are self-employed or are looking to startup a venture, and scaleups with a local, national and international aspiration. This mentorship has taken Wendy all around Australia and the world where she has hosted many international delegations and programs with connections across Africa, Armenia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, China, Ecuador, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Spain, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, USA, Vietnam and Zambia.
MD of Workforce BluePrint; Founder at Switch Start Scale; Facilitator for Sea to Valley Startups; Chair of Australian Entrepreneurs Alliance (AEA); Board Member for Propel SA; Investor; Future of Jobs, Skills & Work; Innovation; Strategic Workforce Planning; World Class Education.
Founder ACE Speaking & Pitching; Co-Founder TL Plumbing & Building; Inventor & Investor; Award winning MC, Pitch & Public Speaking Coach & Mentor; Product Development Manager for Workforce BluePrint and Career BluePrint; Speaker & Trainer; Facilitator for Switch Start Scale and Facilitator for Sea to Valley Startups.
Extensive experience in coaching and mentoring, product development services for education, employment, entrepreneurship programs and projects, public speaking and pitch training, workforce planning and development, career development and planning, business consultancy services. With many years’ experience in accredited training and assessment against national industry competency standards from the Business Services, Plumbing Services and Building and Construction Training Packages, as well as training on the latest technologies not yet covered by Training Packages, Scott has a very practical approach. He has more than 27 years’ experience in running a business, supervising and training team members, sales and managing projects and more than 30 years’ experience in the building and construction industry.
Hosting delegations and facilitating entrepreneurial programs, Scott has experience working with the education sector (schools, TVET/VET and Higher Education), entrepreneurs, industry associations and peak bodies, Ministry representatives, across Bhutan, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Philippines and the USA. In these programs and talks, Scott has the ability to transform complex material into memorable systems that are so simple the audience can apply them to make real changes in their work, business and life. Scott takes complex solutions, combines elements of logical structure and engaging content, to deliver valuable presentations with an easy going and fun approach.
When it comes to coaching and training, especially in developing countries and/or with startups and small businesses, Scott is passionate about ensuring transformation is delivered, not just information. Some of the most rewarding work Scott does involves taking his award winning communication and presenting skills, adapting them for trainers and assessors and helping them deliver information in a way that maximise the transformation in their students and clients. Scott knows that working with coaches and trainers on presentation and communication skills, techniques for demonstrating hand skills and finding ways to make the theoretical information memorable, the effects are lasting and the positive impact on people, community and countries can be life changing.
Feedback on the workshops that Scott runs, for example, Pitching in Conversation, Public Speaking and Training, Outsouring Work Effectively, and How to Nail Your Point of Difference and Make More Sales, has been outstanding.
“Thank you for the Pitching in Conversation, Public Speaking & Training workshop today - it was brilliant!”
“First time I've seen Scott facilitate and it was very impressive – and I'm not that easy to impress! Well done.”
“It was a great workshop with a very proactive audience”