Six Seasons Connect is a specialist business development service well placed to improve capacity of other businesses and enterprises to get started on their own business journeys. We offer a range of services that focus on helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait people to navigate their way through the business development space, using well-designed resources, information and support. We are well-equipped to coach budding business owners through the Pre-Start phase of the business development journey to Start-up and beyond. We can facilitate a range of getting started workshops for small groups at a time. And we can offer a range of self-directed learning tools for those wanting to learn in their own time.
To embrace economic development and opportunities with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking business and enterprise pathways going forward.
We offer services to Indigenous people looking to build a business from pre-start to start-up.
We support individuals, young people and families seeking to consolidate a business idea, but needing some structured planning, hints and resources to get things moving in the right direction.
We support community groups, training services and organisations wanting to arrange workshops or individual coaching for clients interested in starting and running a business or enterprise.
We can also help existing business owners seeking to strengthen or grow a business or just need a refresher in certain business operations such as marketing or business finance.
Empowering growth and opportunity
My story commences with my Aboriginal heritage, that of my mother’s blood, her being a Yued Noongar, born on Walebing Reserve, north of Moore River.
I was born in Perth and grew up in a small town called ‘Quininup’ not far from the Warren and Blackwood Rivers in the lower south region of Western Australia. My dad, of Scottish origin, worked as a timber worker for many years. I am the oldest of four siblings.
After leaving school at the age of 15, I too worked in the timber mill, until I was accepted in the Australian Regular army at the age of 17, for which I served six awesome years.
Now living in Toodyay, along the Golgugar (Avon River) I have been very active with building my own business as well as being employed in a business development role with RDAW - Regional Development Australia – Wheatbelt, for three glorious years.
I have a lecturing background and I am a qualified Community Management and Development Practitioner. I’m also co-founder and Club Captain of the Six Seasons Golf Club and currently Chairperson of the Noongar Kaartidjin Aboriginal Corporation.
My wife, Sharmaine and I have been married for nearly 30 years, having three wonderful children and being proud grand-parents of 2 grandchildren for now.