A business professional with a strong history and solid background in identifying and implementing successful growth strategies and a passion for developing positive people. Katie joined the Booksmart team in 2015, bringing extensive knowledge in business management, organisation and coaching. Katie is now Booksmart’s General/Operations Manager.
Katie’s passion for business started at a young age, her parents were successful business entrepreneurs and Katie thrived on their business knowledge and ethical business practices. Working in their businesses and also in a national fashion chain from the age of 12, Katie knows what hard work is and how dedicated business owners need to be to achieve success.
As a teenager Katie aspired to be a solicitor, however after achieving in the top 5% of NSW in her HSC in Business Studies she decided to follow the path into a Business Degree at Newcastle University. Through hard work and determination, she was offered a Key Accounts Manager position with an international importer in Sydney at the age of 19 whilst still studying her degree. A huge recognition in an industry generally loaded with very experienced staff and very male dominated at that stage. Katie worked her way to 2IC to the CEO, gaining experience in all areas of management, marketing, developing and finance.
After starting a family, Katie moved back to Newcastle and was an Office Manager for a local health company for over 10 years. Implementing and organising all areas of the business from administration, customer service, human relations, finance, employment and systems and procedures. Throughout this time Katie has attended many business seminars and training to enhance her career in management and coaching.
Katie has extensive experience in business management and specialises in creating a positive workplace. She has a keen eye for detail and implementing change in a positive way. Katie is the driver of our business coaching area, every discussion in business brings a smile to her face.