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Jess Riddell Jess Riddell is a mobile lawyer. After 7 years in a practice as a lawyer she started her own business, JH Mobile Lawyers. ‘I love to work with people who need Estate documents drawn up (wills, power of attorney, enduring guardianship appointments) or who are buying or selling > ÂŤĂ€ÂœÂŤiĂ€ĂŒĂžÂ° -œ“i ÂŤiÂœÂŤÂ?i w˜` ĂŒÂ…iÂ“ĂƒiÂ?Ă›iĂƒ >VĂŒÂˆÂ˜} >Ăƒ an executor of someone’s estate or needing family law advice.’ Jess also works as a nurse in aged care. ‘I love being in a position to help people - both through my legal career and my nursing career.’ says Jess. ‘I plan to buy a property in this area so I can stay here forever and practise law and nursing.’ Having a busy 2-career life, Jess escapes into nature when she needs time out. ‘I love the ocean and I love walking in rainforests and swimming in waterholes.’ To young women considering a career in law Jess says: ‘be true to yourself. If you feel like you are being made to work in an area of law that you don’t want to; then don’t. If you are representing people that your gut is telling you not to; then walk away. Peace of mind and being able to sleep at night is far more important than your work.’ jess@jhmobilelawyers.com.au - 6685 9018

As one of the area’s most respected sales representatives, Tara has been a trusted part of the First National Byron sales team for over ten years. />Ă€>ÂˆĂƒiĂ?ĂŒĂ€i“iÂ?ĂžĂœiÂ?Â?Vœ˜˜iVĂŒi`]Vœ˜w`iÂ˜ĂŒ>˜`Ăƒ>ÛÛÞ with an impeccable reputation. A born negotiator she prides herself on achieving over and above for her clients. Her extensive database, solid contacts and modern marketing techniques including the use of social media ensure consistent results. Her specialised y>ÂˆĂ€iÂ˜ĂƒĂ•Ă€iĂƒĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ÂŤĂ€ÂœÂŤiĂ€ĂŒĂžÂˆĂƒ>ĂŒ>Â?Žˆ˜}ÂŤÂœÂˆÂ˜ĂŒ>˜`ĂžÂœĂ•Ă€ assets stand out from the crowd. ‘We quickly recognized Tara’s professionalism and GHĆ‚EKGPE[9JGPUJGUCKFUJGYQWNFGOCKNQTRJQPG UJGFKF9GECOGVQFGRGPFQPJGTTGIWNCTRCVVGTPU

Heidi Last ‘I get goose bumps and feel a ĂƒiÂ˜ĂƒiÂœvvĂ•Â?wÂ?“iÂ˜ĂŒĂœÂ…i˜Ăƒii the joy or relief on a client’s face when they have secured > …œ“i ÂœĂ€ w˜>Â?Â?Ăž ĂƒÂœÂ?`° ĂŒ ÂˆĂƒ a fantastic feeling to have been able to facilitate their dream. I love being part of that with them.’ That is what makes Heidi love her career as a sales agent with McGrath Byron Bay. Byron shire is Heidi’s home, it always has been. She has been working in real estate for the last 9 years. Heidi

Kelly Crethar

Michele Jackson Michele Jackson from Byron and Beyond Real Estate is passionate in connecting people with property. ‘I love guiding the vendors in the selling process while guiding the purchasers to a successful match for a home or property that suits their needs, fulfils their desires and completes their dreams.’ Michele has been working in real estate in this area for 23 years. ‘I consider myself blessed to live in one of the most beautiful regions of the world. Inspiration surrounds me. Motivation fuels me. Passion completes me,’ enthuses Michele. Michele’s plan is to continue to grow her business with her daughter Bianca. Eventually Bianca will become a partner in the business. I give Bianca the same advice I’d give any young woman starting in the business: be ethical, hardworking and honest, from their your ĂƒĂ•VViĂƒĂƒĂœÂˆÂ?Â?yÂœĂœÂ°Â˝ When challenges arise Michele likes to connect with ˜>ĂŒĂ•Ă€i>˜`Ă•ĂƒiÂŤÂœĂƒÂˆĂŒÂˆĂ›i>vwÀ“>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ĂƒÂ°ŸƂVÂ?>ĂƒĂƒÂˆV“>Ă€}>Ă€ÂˆĂŒ> doesn’t go astray either,' she says with a wink and smile. byronandbeyondre@gmail.com - 0407 906 301

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iÂ?Â?Ăž Ă€iĂŒÂ…>Ă€ ÂˆĂƒ > iĂ€ĂŒÂˆwi` *Ă€>VĂŒÂˆĂƒÂˆÂ˜} Ć‚VVÂœĂ•Â˜ĂŒ>Â˜ĂŒ (CPA ) with Collins Hume Accountants and Business Advisors in Byron Bay and Ballina. ‘I love working with people and helping them achieve their goals. 1˜`iĂ€ĂƒĂŒ>˜`ˆ˜} ĂŒÂ…i w˜>˜Vˆ>Â? ĂƒÂˆ`i Âœv > LĂ•ĂƒÂˆÂ˜iĂƒĂƒ ÂˆĂƒ something that doesn’t come easily for everyone. I Â?ÂœĂ›iLiˆ˜}>LÂ?iĂŒÂœÂˆÂ˜ĂŒiÀÀiĂŒw˜>˜Vˆ>Â?ĂƒÂˆÂ˜ĂŒÂœˆ˜vÂœĂ€Â“>ĂŒÂˆÂœÂ˜ that business owners can easily grasp,’ says Kelly. Kelly obtained her Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Business Law) from Southern Cross University and started in public practice while studying for her degree in 2000. She joined Collins Hume in 2017 >˜` Ăƒ>ĂžĂƒ ÂˆĂŒ ÂˆĂƒ ĂŒÂ…i wĂ€Â“Â˝Ăƒ VÂœÂ“Â“ÂˆĂŒÂ“iÂ˜ĂŒ ĂŒÂœ Â…iÂ?ÂŤÂˆÂ˜} community that she admires. ‘We often speak to our clients about work/life balance and that is a focus at Collins Hume too.’ Kelly will be presenting Collins Hume’s popular Better

QH EQOOWPKECVKQP 6CTC YCUCNUQGCU[VQEQPVCEV CV QVJGT WPGZRGEVGF VKOGU YGGMGPFU CPF NCVG QP YGGMPKIJVU  GXGPFTKXKPIVQVJG)QNF %QCUV VQ CUUKUV WU KP UKIPKPI EQPVTCEVU OQTG GHĆ‚EKGPVN[VQIGVQWTUCNGQXGTVJG NKPGo One thing you may not know about Tara is that she has a passion for 1940s swing dancing and she was ÂˆÂ˜ĂƒĂŒĂ€Ă•Â“iÂ˜ĂŒ>Â?ˆ˜ĂƒĂŒ>Ă€ĂŒÂˆÂ˜}ĂŒÂ…iĂƒÂ…ÂˆĂ€iÂ˝ĂƒwĂ€ĂƒĂŒĂƒĂœÂˆÂ˜}`>˜Vˆ˜} schools based in Bangalow. tara@byronbayfn.com - 0423 519 698

works with her partner Stuart Aitken and together they plan to continue to grow their business and their friendships in the area, ‘especially those close to home, which is Bangalow,’ says Heidi. When challenges arise Heidi loves to jog, it gives her mind and body strength and makes her feel grounded. Âź/Â…ÂˆĂƒV>Ă€iiĂ€V>˜LiĂƒÂœvĂ•Â?wÂ?Â?ˆ˜}]½Ăƒ>ĂžĂƒiˆ`ˆ]ÂźĂžÂœĂ•˜ii` ĂŒÂœLiÂŤĂ€iÂŤ>Ă€i`ĂŒÂœĂœÂœĂ€ÂŽyiĂ?ˆLÂ?iÂ…ÂœĂ•Ă€ĂƒLiV>Ă•ĂƒiLiˆ˜} >Ă€i>Â?iĂƒĂŒ>ĂŒi>}iÂ˜ĂŒÂˆĂƒ`iwÂ˜ÂˆĂŒiÂ?ĂžÂ˜ÂœĂŒ™‡x°vĂžÂœĂ•Ă€i>Â?Â?Ăž listen to your client’s message, and they know you …œ˜iĂƒĂŒÂ?Ăž V>Ă€i] ĂžÂœĂ• ĂœÂˆÂ?Â? i˜Â?ÂœĂž > ĂƒĂ•VViĂƒĂƒvĂ•Â?] vĂ•Â?wÂ?Â?ˆ˜} career. Mindfulness and honest communication helps our clients make the right decisions.’ heidilast@mcgrath.com.au - 0416 072 868

Business Workshop on 15 May to educate business owners and has a particular passion for assisting women achieve in business. Kelly acknowledges that it can be daunting for for young women to enter into the world of accounting and business advising but says the industry has so much to offer and the female perspective on business is so valuable. She says, ‘You’ll never know what’s possible until you try so go for your dreams and never give up!’ kelly.crethar@collinshume.com.au – 6686 3000

Alison May Brown R.N. Alison is a Registered Nurse and Laser Specialist at Bangalow Laser. With over 15 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, Alison began her nursing career in New Zealand in the operating theatre as a surgical nurse. After many years this led her to move ÂˆÂ˜ĂŒÂœĂŒÂ…iwiÂ?`Âœv ÂœĂƒÂ“iĂŒÂˆV-Ă•Ă€}iÀÞ° She began working for New Zealand’s largest laser clinic as a Cosmetic and Appearance Medicine Surgical Nurse. Alison’s skills, expertise and sheer dedication were soon recognised and she was promoted to the role of National Laser Trainer and Assistant Franchise Manager. There she trained and mentored new staff and set up new laser clinics across New Zealand. A lifestyle/sea change brought Alison and her family to the Northern Rivers, where she started her own Laser & Beauty Clinic ‘Paradiso’ in the centre of Byron Bay town. Alison is now very proud to be in partnership with Dr Bronwyn Hudson at Bangalow Laser. Alison

is passionate about what she does and keen to expand her career in Cosmetic Nursing, to introduce more amazing services to her clients. She is continually keeping up to date with the latest technologies and prides herself on this appetite for knowledge. When asked what advice she would give to young women starting a career Alison said, ‘Be passionate and driven in all that you do no matter what the outcome. Always keep up with knowledge and education and believe in yourself always.’ Alison has done extensive training in SyneronCandela, world leaders in laser technology and she Â…ÂœÂ?`Ăƒ>ViĂ€ĂŒÂˆwV>ĂŒiÂœvÂ?>ĂƒiĂ€Ăƒ>viĂŒĂžÂ° info@bangalowlaser.com.au - 1300 210 610

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.39 – March 6, 2019  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in north eastern NSW, Australia.

The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 33.39 – March 6, 2019  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire in north eastern NSW, Australia.