Waalitj Hub Business Coaches
The Waalitj Hub team includes Business Coaches who have extensive experience in providing commercial advice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, Not for Profits and Community groups and Government Agencies.
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Shane is a descendant of the Nganyaywana people from the New England Tablelands in NSW. Previously he was the Principal Consultant at Dumaresq Creek Consulting and founding Principal of PricewaterhouseCoopers Indigenous Consulting (PIC). Prior to PIC Shane spent over 25 years providing Governance, Internal Audit, Controls Optimisation and Risk Management services at PWC in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Shirley is a descendant of the Widi Mob and Southern Yamatji Claims through Ap-barra and Dharringa. Acknowledged as an outstanding leader, her experience spans Indigenous business and strategy development, finance and accountancy, land acquisition, community and corporate leadership and governance, employment, training, mediation and facilitation.
Raylene is a Nanda woman from Yamatji Country. She has been working with Aboriginal businesses supporting them with capacity building and project planning & delivery. She uses her unique understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage and Corporate business knowledge to support effective Aboriginal supply chain management within projects.
Gohar Rind is a proud Badimaya Yamatji man. He has completed tertiary qualifications in Commerce, Commercial & Resource Law (Masters), and Cyber Security (Masters) and developed a strong skillset in Supply Chain & Logistics, Strategic Planning, and IT & Cyber Security. Gohar is passionate about promoting digital innovation and advancing the careers of his fellow First Australians.
Before joining the Waalitj Hub, Michael was a Business Coach at Many Rivers, specialising in business start-ups. Born and raised in Geraldton, Michael has spent more than 30 years working in the Mid-West region in management roles at St John Ambulance and Nazareth House Geraldton.
Verity is a Noongar woman with Western Arrernte and Channel Islander heritage and maintains strong engagement across community and advocacy sectors. Verity has spent the previous eight years working in the Enforcement Division of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Verity is a qualified lawyer (currently non-practicing) with a keen interest in intellectual property, biodiversity and environmental recovery.
Assistant Business Coach
Josie is a Yued woman from the Noongar nation with ancestral ties to the southern Yamatji region. She is currently fulfilling her qualifications in the Accounting area and has over eight years of experience in client and customer engagement and service.