Dean has over 27 years experience in small business, hospitality and retail roles with over 10 years experience in sales and marketing roles.
He enjoys training and mentoring students and particularly enjoys working with students in the interactive classroom environment.
Favourite motivational advice: I’m not telling you that it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
Clare has over 13 years experience in vocational education and training and over 20 years in sales and marketing roles.
She enjoys exploring with her trainees their strengths, weaknesses, life passion and business dreams and watching them gain confidence and succeed in business from their newly found knowledge and skills.
Favourite quote: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” –Napoleon Hill
Business, NEIS, Hospitality
Donna has over 30 years experience within the hospitality industry with many of her roles being in the management of small businesses in this industry.
Over the last 10 years, Donna has worked as a trainer and assessor for the National College of Vocational Education training and mentoring our small business management courses.
Most enjoyable aspect of being a trainer: I really enjoy helping people to achieve something so that they feel good about themselves.
Business, Leadership & Management
Terrena has had extensive experience in vocational training (VET) working in Private RTOs, TAFE and lecturing in Universities.
In conjunction with this teaching experience, she has been responsible for workplace training, eLearning, organisational development interventions, instructional design and digital learning solutions, as well a business and change consulting.
Terrena’s industry experience in the areas of business and management have been as extensive as her training experiences, maintaining her currency through consulting experiences throughout her entire career. With over 25 years experience in industry and over 15 years in VET and teaching, NCVE is excited to have Terrena teaching out of our Brisbane campus.
Most enjoyable aspect of being a teacher/trainer: The challenge of creating new and different ways to deliver content that promotes understanding and the use of skills in the workplace. The satisfaction of helping all kinds of people learn, grow and achieve their career goals and life dreams. The joy of learning from the wealth of experiences my students bring to the classroom.
Favourite motivational advice: Always try to apply what you are learning to your workplace/real life or link the concepts to your past experience. It will make the topics more interesting , relevant and meaningful. The things you do today are sewing into your future life and reality, so make the learning experiences count. Right now, there are billions of people who would trade your learning opportunity (and life) in a heartbeat – so cherish what you’ve been given and try your best. Most importantly, ask for help when you need it.
Teaching has been Leoni’s passion since she was young. She began training at the age of 18 for NRMA and has loved teaching and training since her first day in the classroom.
She likes being able to have a positive impact on someone’s life by helping them see their potential. Rather than give advice, Leoni tries to help students to recognize their own skills and abilities which she does by acknowledging and validating their personal strengths, with the long term goal of self empowerment, independence and employment.
Favourite Quote: “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” –Winston Churchill
Corrinne has more than 35 years experience in business management for corporate, small and medium size businesses, across a variety of industries.
Corrinne has qualifications in management, business planning and marketing, and Training and Assessment. She finds her role as a trainer to be very rewarding and enjoys finding ways to stimulate her students learning experience.
Favourite quote: “Because the purpose of business is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two–and only two–basic functions: marketing and innovation. Marketing and innovation produce results; all the rest are costs. Marketing is the distinguishing, unique function of the business.” –Peter Drucker On Marketing
Lynne joined NCVE in early 2018 and is an experienced retail and business trainer working at our Nowra Campus.
She enjoys the diversity in each day, the students, the subjects and the interesting answers and ideas that come up in class.
Favourite Quote: “You may think it’s the end of the journey that matters but really, it’s the journey that matters in the end!”