2017 Artful Business Conference Speakers

Each speaker selected to speak at Artful Business Conference has an incredible story to share and incredible wisdom to impart to help attendees to grow their artful business in a way that works authentically for them.

This year we had yet another line-up of amazing speakers. Just take a look each of them below. Scroll down or click on the images to read more about each of these amazing creative entrepreneurs!

Elle Roberts
Artful Founder & Creativity Champion

Shannon Bush
Business Innovator & Marketer

Ricci-Jane Adams
Intuitive Intelligence Trainer

Kylie Patchett
Money Mindset & Business Coach

Kate Toon
Copywriter & SEO Genius

Katie Wyatt
Podcaster & Empire Builder

Laura Elkaslassy
Profit Pioneer & Money Mentor

Gail O’Keeffe
Success Liberator & EFT Practitioner

Julie Gibbons
Visual Branding Coach & Maker

Dawn Lewis
Designer & Video Blogger

Karyn Sealby
Designer, Maker & Photo Stylist

Elle Roberts

Artful Founder & Creativity Champion

Elle Roberts, is known as a creativity coach and business mentor but in truth is a #CreativityChampion, massive believer in the collective power of people and a wicked business strategist. Communities are her thing – building them, growing them and nurturing them AND showing recognition for the valuable role of each and every member – she is a #CommunityVisionary.

Elle works with lady bosses to help them build businesses by their own design and to their own rules! She doesn’t want any women in business become a slave to your business, and believes instead it should be your vehicle to do what you love, be a part of something bigger and express all the amazing talents you have to offer, while making a sustainable income.

“People ask me about this “creativity” thing. What’s that all about? It’s about doing business your own way – tapping into your wisdom, your experience, your innovative self – and bringing that into your business.”

A BIG believer in authentic marketing, personal branding and FUN business planning, Elle works with her clients from a place of belief that you already know more than you think you know and it’s her job to teach you cool new shit AND to draw out your innate wisdom. She helps you build practical strategies to build and grow your business while also conquering that negative self-talk and other silly stuff you often let get in the way!

Mum to one amazing boy but soon to be mum to two more little people Elle feels blessed every day (ok MOST days) that her business gives her the freedom to be the mum she wants to be while still feeding her creative soul and making a bigger impact in the world.

Shannon Bush

Business Innovator & Marketer

Shannon Bush has a singular purpose – to bring effortless success to business. But how she delivers her unique method of coaching is diverse, inventive, and consistently refined in line with each individual client or business she serves.

Combining over 20 years of coaching, mentoring, educating, and consulting along with a childhood spent in keen observation of family business machinations gives her a unique perspective and empathy for small business owners. At the core, her own small business, Creative Possibility, provides innovative business coaching and strategy to her clients to learn new skills, identify challenges, gain clarity, and confidently create success. She’s a big picture business innovator with the specific gift of honing in on the small details – the best mix.

With her groundbreaking conception of the Personal Leadership profiling framework, she affords her clients a tangible insight into their own mindset around money, marketing, self-promotion, and standing out from the crowd. She’s all about you discovering your innate potential, owning your strengths and using them to create more effortlessness and ease as you lead your business.

When she’s not changing the very dynamic of struggling and up levelling businesses, Shannon can often be found practising a different kind of balance – on a SUP board on the water, being a stand out Aunt to her favourite young people or making space in her schedule for the next adventure with husband, James.

Ricci-Jane Adams

Intuitive Intelligence Trainer

Ricci-Jane Adams PhD, is Principal of Lightworker Institute. The aim of the Institute is to lead the revolution in excellence in the intuitive sciences. The Institute is for awakened and awakening women on the path of service.

These women want to feel purposeful, soul-driven and intimately connected to theirintuition in their daily life so that their power to serve is exponentially increased,they are wildly abundant and their success is inevitable. By working with the Institute they have the potential to take their innate intuitive skills to the level of scientific precision and become the go-to people in their soul-based field.

Ricci-Jane has pioneered the practice of Intuitive Intelligence™, a process of removing the fear blocks that prevent us from knowing our connection to infinite consciousness, and, when practiced, open us to living in accordance with our intuitive wisdom. But what is intuition, and why does it matter? Intuition is us talking to the Universe, and the awareness that the Universe is talking back. Always.

Ricci-Jane teaches all around Australia, from weekend workshops to 12 month intensives to contribute to a new generation of gold-standard, wildly abundant intuitive readers, mentors, coaches and healers. Her mission is to connect as many people as she can get her hands on to the wisdom, the God voice, that resides inside everyone of us. We are all intuitive. And in decades of immersive learning and applied research, Ricci-Jane has created a system that powerfully connects people to their sixth sense.

Kylie Patchett

Mindset & Business Coach

Kylie is a Holistic Health, Business + Mindset Coach, Inspirational Author + Speaker, and Founder of The Tall Poppy Project. After escaping her corporate cubicle in the world of biomedical science, she went to live and retrain as an integrated health and human behaviour specialist in New York City.

Her natural exuberance and dynamic personality, paried with her health, management and human behaviour expertise, combine to make her one of Australia’s leaders in true integrative women’s health.

She now shares her hand-won wisdom and straight-from-the-trenches strategies on how to create a life worth living, exel in a business that’s both supportive and nourishing, and have the vibrant health to enjoy it all.

At our big event Kylie is going to be sharing her particle tips and mindset tools to help you make better friends with money so you can do the work you need to do to bring more cash into your business. She will also be sharing with us how to find the sweet spot in your business between making profit and working in your passion zone!

Kate Toon

Copywriter & SEO Genius

Kate Toon is an award-winning SEO copywriter and SEO consultant with almost two decades of experience in all things advertising, digital and writing. 

She has worked with big brands such as Kmart, as well as help countless small businesses produce great content and improve their copywriting and SEO. 

This year Kate is going to show you how to Make Google Fall In Love with Your Business & Website as well as sharing with us her insights in whats around the corner for entrepreneurs and creative business owners.

She has recently penned a new book, Confessions of a Misfit Entrepreneur – How to succeed in business despite yourself; in which Kate shares how she went from business nobody to business success. Packed with tips, hints, stories and strategies, it’s a hilarious, honest and non-fluffy guide to being the kind of entrepreneur YOU want to be.

You can Pre-Order a copy here.

Katie Wyatt

Podcaster & Empire Builder

Katie is not just building a business – but is building an empire! She is helping others to build theirs too.

Katie is a brilliant business strategist who helps ladies on a mission build Empires that align beautifully and naturally with who they are and the best of what they have to offer.

Katie is an inspiring blend of intelligence, strategy, wit and charm. This draws people to her, opening up infinite possibilities for her clients to create a business reflecting their talent in the most captivating way all from her teaching and guidance.

She has grown her authority, influence and online presence rapidly using the podcasting platform. After launching her first successful podcast – Empire by Design (previously The Wellness Entrepreneur) – more than 2 years ago, Katie has made a name for herself in the podcasting world.

At Artful 2017 she shares her Empire Building tips to help you grow your influence and build your brand beyond your network of friends. In her workshop she will be teaching you how to ROCK podcasting – either as a host or a guest so you can build your authority and your empire by engaging with all this amazing platform has to offer.

Laura Elkaslassy

Profit Pioneer & Money Mentor

Laura has over ten years experience in finance, education and bookkeeping, and she’s passionate about connecting with people to create community and support. She enjoys feeling proud of her clients, their business successes, and helping them to continue to make a positive difference in the world.

Laura believes in the importance of doing what you love and sustaining a sense of fulfillment. By developing skills to gain control of your business finances, you’ll create more time to work ON your business rather than IN it.

Having a fascination with doing things differently you’ll find Laura is most definitely a pioneer when it comes to the ways to work with business owners and their money. She’s proudly known as the Profit Pioneer because she is a certified Profit First Professional, and as Laura explains “my mission and passion is to ensure solo and small business owners not only understand what is happening in their business but also to make a profit and I do this by guiding and teaching them how to implement innovative, practical and outcome driven strategies and solutions that are often at the forefront of money management and growth initiatives for small business.”

Gail O’Keeffe

Success Liberator & EFT Practitioner

Gail O’Keeffe, Success Liberator is an EFT (Tapping) Practitioner mentoring businesswomen globally to tap into their epic selves. Gail helps them break through their hidden emotional and belief barriers so they can create more profitable businesses, glorious confidence and epic success.

She has an abundant decade of experience helping women in business move through challenges into inspired action.

Gail is both amazing and inspiring.  Anyone who meets her and works with her will confirm that over and over again.   Rising above severe childhood trauma, she has gone on to achieve great things.   Her life experiences, suffering and personal distress led her to find ways to heal.   Evolving from a shattered, broken and distressed person, she now helps guide those who are stuck, distressed or experiencing their own challenges to create better, happier, more confident lives.  Gail has been twice published, as well as having multiple magazine publications and a number of interviews buzzing around sharing her #TapThat message. Gail’s empathy, experience and diverse attributes make her uniquely able to helps others to liberate themselves and live a life of success by their own design.

Gail actively utlises the many skills learned in her studies of alternative and complimentary therapies. She is known for her delivery of an empathetic approach expertly combined with compassion, knowledge and wisdom. She’s a glamping lovin’, chicken huggin’, herb growin’ lady and although she may be firmly on a path of evolution, Gail still insists that her grandchildren call her Glam-Ma. After all, she’s far too glamorous to be called otherwise.

Julie Gibbons

Visual Branding Coach & Maker

Julie Gibbons (aka tractorgirl) believes that good design is meaningful, efficient, and beautiful. She also knows beauty makes us happy, and that’s definitely worth pursuing. She’s on a mission to make the world a prettier place through good design.

She wants to share the good stuff, and to inspire creativity. She wants to inspire people to think more, to make their online presence a more mindful, beautiful thing. And she wants to show that with the right tools, knowledge and practice, everyone is capable of good design, and of sharing what they have to offer to the world in the most authentic, beautiful way possible. She truly believes that.

With a 25 year background in design coupled with selling on Etsy since 2009 and blogging since 2011, she’s worked her way up through the ranks the hard way – by making plenty of mistakes and learning about what not to do. Online shopfront design, website design, better photography, choosing the right words, creating the right mood, and more.

It’s the reason she got into brand coaching in 2015 – because she saw too many beautiful things presented poorly, and too many indie businesses fuelled by heart and soul being buried under a scattered and messy exterior, not sharing the full beauty that they possess.

Through her work, she’s met people who give incredible things to the world from their hands and hearts, and she’s heard many amazing stories about how they’ve built their own businesses from the ground up. She’s also learnt a huge amount over the past 8years about getting your biz out there, about visual presentation, and about the techy stuff you need to make it all work. And she wants to share all of it with you.

Always keeping it real is important to her. A skirts and boots kinda gal; a lover of beauty, with her feet well and truly connected to the ground. Practical, hands-on strategies with vision.

Because the world needs what you have to offer, and she wants to help you make it happen.

Dawn Lewis

Designer & Video Blogger

Dawn Lewis is a professional crafter, freelance designer and vlogger.  She is passionate about teaching women how to find the right craft for them and how to master the basics so they can go on to mold their chosen craft into their art.

Her experience in the craft industry goes back decades, with many and varied interests which keeps her work as a regular contributor to a number of craft magazines interesting and fun.  Dawn hosted Australia’s only dedicated television show for papercrafters ‘Scrap It TV’, and has designed for a number of brands including DMC, Semco, Australian Girl and Milford.  She currently creates video tutorials that showcase the products in her store, as well as being the official vlogger for KennyK Stamps.

Dawn has mentored many makers through their first steps into creating and selling their handmade goods, and co-facilitates the Facebook group ‘Makers United’ with Karyn Sealby (KBS Styling) and Kelly Weaver (Bridal Bling), where Aussie makers can learn how to make the most of the things they make.

Karyn Sealby

Designer, Maker and Photography Stylist

Karyn Sealby runs a handmade homewares business and teaches makers the art of product styling and photography. Being in business for over 8 years she has learnt the importance of having great photos for not only her online store but also social media.

Karyn has run succesful online courses that has helped other makers increase their confidence and sales. At Artful 2017 she will be teaching these skills in person with lots of fun props to play with and practical tips to learn.