winning the ICT Woman of the Year at the iAwards in 2013 and the Commonwealth Bank Business Owner category at the Telstra Business Womens in Queensland in 2010. She has started six businesses, has sold two, acquired one, and currently runs three -
The Creative Collective
- a digital marketing agency specialising in social media;
The Training Collective
- a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com
- an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter.
In 2019 she became one of only eight official Facebook Community Trainers in Australia and New Zealand and also recently passed Facebook’s new Digital Marketing Associate Certification which is the most rigorous and reliable measure of Facebook advertising competency, and the only certification officially recognised by Facebook.
She was a committee member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Sunshine Coast branch from 2014 and Chair from 2016 - 2018. She was also on the Sunshine Coast Council’s Knowledge & Professional Services task force for 4 years, becoming the Chair in 2016 until mid 2018.
Yvette is a twice published author, and is regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. She has a social media show which airs on ABC Sunshine Coast (90.3FM) and also presents a show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on an app called Bizversity.