Friends and colleagues


Ann Leske

Ann is a LLN expert extrordinaire! We have combined our complimentary areas of expertise to form the LLN and VET Meeting Place.

Ann Leske is an LLN teacher and consultant who shares her expertise to the VET and the LLN sector through state and national presentations, and consultation. Workplaces, RTOs, and trainers appreciate her insight and practical suggestions to build foundation skills within their training.


Ruth Walker

Ruth and I work together on L&D projects that demand both high quality and compliance – or sometimes we just seek each other’s advice!

Ruth has eighteen years experience in VET as a trainer, compliance officer, consultant, researcher and auditor.

She is passionate about improving the quality of vocational education. She has numerous research papers published and regularly presents at VET conferences and workshops.

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Geoff Nix

Geoff is founder and CEO of Real Time Minds, a unique service that helps you – a professional in any business – get the advice you need, when you need it.

Geoff is one of a rare breed – he is both a savvy and capable business person, and a genuine human being. I have worked with Geoff since 2007 and been one of his Real Time Minds experts since 2012.


Allison Miller

Allison, Ann Leske and I have worked together on digital learning and foundation skills projects

Allison has been involved in education and training for almost 20 years, as change manager, eLearning leader and innovator. More recently she has been helping small businesses work smarter in a digital economy.

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Tony Spencer-Smith

Tony and I have teamed up to design and deliver the Speak your mind: polish your presentation skills program

Tony is an award-winning novelist and a corporate writer and trainer. His Sydney consultancy Express Editors writes and edits for blue-chip corporations and government organisations. Tony gives a range of business writing and editing courses. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Reader’s Digest magazine as well as a senior newspaper journalist.