Philosophy

My philosophy is simple – I have developed strategies over many years that can improve your business.

I have years of experience working for not-for-profits (independent and government schools, aged care facilities) and in corporations that exist to benefit members.

I offer diplomacy, strategic leadership, clear communication, attentive management and a strong sense of ethics that I can apply to your organisation to help you achieve your goals.

I have contacts throughout South Australia that can work with you and your staff to achieve better results: great workplace training, contract management, WH&S auditing.

Vision & Mission

To bring my portfolio of skills to small to medium enterprises such as:

  • Professional societies and associations
  • Regional Chambers of Commerce
  • Industry groups and agricultural associations
  • Business seminars, conferences and forums
  • Trade shows and exhibitions

To help them create real strategies, systems and procedures to improve their business such as:

  • Event management, from conception to execution
  • Marketing and promotion strategies across multiple forms of media
  • Administrative and procedural expertise
  • Reviews of committee and organisational functionality.
Professional Highlights

Combined Charities Incorporated – Executive Officer

  • Led writing and execution of 2008, 2011 & 2014 Strategic Plans, increasing profits by 52% when implementing new marketing and promotional initiatives
  • Conceived and convened annual trade show of supplying companies, with 100% supplier attendance and 75% member attendance
  • Redesigned financial reporting mechanisms, responsible for overall financials of the company, including MYOB, Profit/Loss, budget analysis and formation
  • Reported to board and coordinated timings and locations of regular board meetings, leading the strategic direction of the organisation

Westminster School – Facilities and Events Manager

  • Operated Sports, Swimming and Performing Arts Centre to meet budgets set by school leadership, creating $500,000 turnover.
  • Worked with groups hiring conference, performance, accommodation and sports facilities to coordinate large and small scale group bookings, taking a lead role in event management and supervision of events such as:
    • National Masters Football Carnival: 1500 attendees and participants over 6 days
    • National Christadelphian Conference: 1000 participants over 7 days
    • National Aerobics Championships: 1000 participants over 3 days
    • Australian PE and Outdoor Education Teacher’s Conference: 200 participants

Mitcham Girls High School – Chair, Governing Council

  • Convened and led monthly meetings of school stakeholders: elected council, school administration, parents, teachers, local and state government representatives
  • Successfully designed proposals to lobby state and federal governments to redevelop school facilities
  • Canvassed submissions from school stakeholders (parents, staff and teachers) and curated proposal to achieve accreditation of the Council of International Schools, responding to goals of interested parties

Wool & Ewe Clothing Stores – Proprietor

  • Conducted market research for and established two concept stores for Australian made fine wool and natural fibre clothing
  • Designed and worked with contractors to fit out stores in keeping with company’s image
  • Sourced suppliers nationally, liaised with company representatives to stock stores
  • Organised and staffed promotional events at regional field days and sporting carnivals
  • Hired and supervised a staff of eight, training them in operational procedures and customer service
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Education – University of South Australia
  • Diploma of Management – Right Turn Training
  • Certificate of Contract Management – Australian Institute of Management
  • Accounting for Non-Accountants – Business SA
  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (previously)
  • Member of the Australian Society of Association Executives

I am Marcia and my business is about helping your business, community organisation, charity or sporting group to grow, be sustainable into the future and work efficiently, profitably and smoothly.

At Lightbulb, my goals are to always be authentic, helpful & flexible.

I want to inspire you & help you to lead your organisation in attracting & keeping customers, members, planning & budgeting for the future, conducting fantastic events and providing you  with exciting opportunities.

Influencing your group to be successful is what I am about.

My services include  – facilitation of planning sessions for business, the for purpose and community sectors. I can also help you with your event planning.