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Educator

Kristy engages with prospective clients in a way that enables them to learn strategies for sound decision making. This carries across from her work as an academic, including guest lecturing and community education roles. Current events scheduled for 2017 include:

‘Christmas Hangover’ Health Education Seminar

Date: Saturday, 18 February 2017
Giving you a game plan to recover from all those diet and lifestyle choices over the Christmas and New Year period and a plan for staying healthy as the season changes.

‘Supplementation Considerations’ Health Education Seminar

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2017
So, you are pretty sure you might be lacking essential vitamins and nutrients? Maybe you are thinking about taking some supplements? Before you grab whatever is available at the supermarket be sure to come and find out about some of the considerations you need to make so that you are making the best choice possible for your health circumstances.

‘Christmas in July’ Health Education Seminar

Date: Saturday, 22 July 2017
Time to get your Christmas ‘game plan’ on so that you look and feel your best heading into the busiest time of the year.

‘Stress and Mental Health’ Health Education Seminar

Date: Saturday, 14 October 2017
Christmas is upon us. The pressure is on. Maybe you haven’t yet bounced back from the lack of beautiful sunlight over winter too? Let’s discuss stress and mental health – lifestyle choices that make a difference to stress levels.

Speaker

Kristy has been invited to speak on may occasions in respect to her expertise in management within the technology industry. Some key events at which she has spoken include:

Systems Administrators Guild Conference 2008

Capturing Competitive Advantage: What your Clients Need to Hear

Open Source Developers Conference 2007

This talk initially looks at what competitive advantage looks like in the IT industry and what some of ‘fringe benefits’ of this rare gem are. The rest of the talk is an exploration of the philosophy that is the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) industry in light of the many ‘Free as in Freedom / Free as in Free Beer’ talks that have been presented in recent times. Based on many discussions that have occurred around LUG meetings and Linux and Open Source conferences you will see what you say about Open Source each day in peer discussion transformed to what your clients want and need to hear when you give your pitch.

FOSS has a huge amount to offer globally and when it comes to business it certainly has the potential to give both you and your clients ‘the edge’. This potential does have its limitations, which is primarily in your ability to sell FOSS advantages in the words that your clients need to hear. This talk will help you establish the competitive advantage that your business needs!