ETC hosted Red Balloon's Naomi Simson, who is well known from Channel Ten's Shark Tank.
ETC hosted Red Balloon's Naomi Simson, who is well known from Channel Ten's Shark Tank. ETC

Inspiring through her success

WE know her from Channel Ten's Shark Tank as the 'Red Shark' and the bestselling author of Live What You Love and Ready to Soar, but she has many labels: entrepreneur, author, blogger, innovator and a passionate individual to name a few.

Coffs Harbour was given an opportunity to meet with and gain inspiration from Naomi Simson thanks to ETC BusinessLeaders and its Partners.

The event hosted 230 guests at Novotel Pacific Bay Resort for networking, lunch, photos and a book signing on Monday 20 March.

ETC BusinessLeaders Coordinator Natasha Kirkham said guests travelled from far and wide to attend.

"It was great to see so many members of the business community taking time out from their business to learn and network - and well done to those who travelled long distances from Ballina, Lismore, Kempsey and Port Macquarie," Mrs Kirkham said.

"As an entrepreneur Naomi Simson founded one of Australia's tech success stories RedBalloon in 2001. From just an idea and persistence redballoon.com.au has now served more than 3 million customers. She is a champion of great workplaces and her entrepreneurial energy focuses on REDii.com."

Feedback from several guests after the event was that they found the event inspiring and had many takeaways to now implement in their own businesses.

"I thought Naomi was amazing - she has so many insights to give businesses to help escalate their businesses to the next level. Whether it's through the growth that they want or creating their 'why', the passion for what they do and connecting their staff. I think she was incredibly humble about her experiences throughout her career," said Sam Wardman from CornerPost Creative.

"I'm so glad we were able to assist in bringing her to the Coffs Coast."

To find out details of the next ETC BusinessLeaders event sign up at business.leaders@etcltd.com.au



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