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Learn Grow Achieve- Brighton - Insight "How could you transform your business?"

Learn! Grow! Achieve!

Unique networking events that combine networking with learning and discussion


Topic: "How to could you transform your business?"  

What lessons can we take away from one of the largest social enterprises in the world?


“They say that when people stop learning, they stop living. I’d certainly agree with that. And I’d definitely say that the business owner who stops deliberately seeking out new ideas and opportunities to discuss them is probably presiding over a struggling or dying business.” Leigh Powell, Your Time Matters


Since we’re passionate about business growth, we are strong believers in the importance of exposing ourselves and our community to experts in various aspects of business and giving them opportunities to learn from them and discuss the ideas they present in small groups.



At Learn! Grow! Achieve! events small group discussion focuses on the knowledge and information shared by our speaker. Attendees have a chance to ask questions, raise issues and discuss challenges related to the topic in a small group of like-minded business people from many different industries and levels of experience.


These unique events are like a Mastermind Group without the ongoing commitment and investment. They expose you to new ideas and opportunities and the group discussions will open up new ways of looking at old problems.


“Fantastic night. Great bunch of people and a bit of fun, too. One of the most valuable networking events I’ve attended.”Stephen Read, Stephen Read Landscape Design, May, 2014


How Are Learn! Grow! Achieve! Events Structured?

The topics and speakers are carefully selected. Our goal is to progressively cover a broad range of topics that are relevant to the current business environment. We choose dynamic, engaging speakers who are experts in the fields of business growth, administration, marketing, technology, customer service, productivity, and more.


The event includes:-

• Open networking and introduction to people of interest to you

• Expert speaker presentation and question time

• Small group discussions in pre-selected groups to ensure a balance of experience and facilitate focused, valuable discussion


You can expect to leave having made valuable connections, deepened relationships with people you already know, and with some ideas to follow-up and implement in your business.


Your time is a scarce and non-renewable resource. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for you to learn and grow so that you can achieve your business goals faster. Effective professional networks are a critical part of this process and the Learn! Grow! Achieve! Events are a great opportunity to gain knowledge and build your network.


“Wonderful. Met relevant business contacts. Following up with at least three. I have attended networking groups for years…yours was the first group to give real contacts and with you knowing and making introductions was great”.F. Pappa, August, 2016


When you register, we’ll ask about your networking goals:-

• People you’d like to meet

• Partnerships you are looking for

• Services or products you need

• Complementary businesses etc.



This information enables us to introduce you to like-minded people when you arrive, and place you strategically in groups that will give you the greatest opportunity to make connections with the people who can help you during discussions. Our goal is to create group with a synergistic mix of industries and experience to enhance the value you gain from the event.



Your Time Matters’ events are about connecting, engaging, building relationships and seeking opportunities to grow yourself and your business… Not selling!”


Bookings are Essential and Close 24 Hours Prior to Event!

Why? - Because we take time to strategically match you with other guests for discussion groups and line up suitable introductions for when you arrive.


This month our topic for discussion and featured speaker is :

Guest Speaker: Michael Spiegel, Senior Relationship Manager, Bendigo Bank, Eastern Region 


Topic: "How to could you transform your business?"  

What lessons can we take away from one of the largest social enterprises in the world?

The 150+ years of history of Bendigo Bank is one of the most unique stories in corporate Australia, having transformed its business model into one of the largest social enterprises in the world.

With more than 500 branches, Bendigo Bank is Australia’s fifth largest bank. A top 60 ASX listed company with a market cap of over $5B, they strive to be Australia’s most customer connected bank. Their unique business model has developed from a sound understanding of the most pressing issues in Australian communities - from remote country towns to bustling cities and suburbs.

Commitment to the success of their customers and communities  has translated into an investment of $165 million for local projects, local clubs, and local schools and is delivered through 1.8 million customers, 1,900 Community Bank Directors, 90,000 Community Bank shareholders, and 6,500 staff.

  • How did they become one of the most diverse and connected organisations in the country?  
  • From country building society, to Community Bank model, to Australia’s fifth largest bank - how did they adapt? 
  • How could you transform your business model to grow?
  • How do you show commitment to your clients and customers?

Our speaker, Michael Spiegel is Regional Community Manager for the Melbourne Central region for Bendigo Bank, will discuss Bendigo Bank’s journey. 

He himself, has transformed his career over time.  

With a diverse international background in innovation management and finance, Michael has consulted for major global companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and engineering space. He has extensive experience in strategy, finance, business development, stakeholder management and strategic change initiatives and has presented to international audiences on almost every continent.

Michael has always held a strong belief in community strengthening and social justice and spent many years in international community development, human rights and youth engagement.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Santa Cruz, a Master of Science from the University of London, an MBA from Monash University and a Diploma of Finance.



How transformation can affect your industry or business will  be the topic of conversation in your discussion group. You are welcome to bring any questions or challenges you have in this area along and raise them in your group, although, as always, our goal is to make sure that everyone gets a chance to participate in the conversation.


What People Say About YTM Learn! Grow! Achieve! Events:-


“I joined YTM networking three years ago with the goal of meeting liked minded business people, connect and network and by so doing grow my business. Like any networking activity, it takes time and effort before you can see results. Well, time and effort paid off as I have made numerous connections through the YTM networking events, established solid relationships and received a number of quality referrals which translated to closed business and further assist in the development and maintenance of the relationship. YTM events have my full endorsement.”Ronen Atzmon, Atzmon & Co, Solicitors



"YTM events always run like clockwork. I have found them to be extremely beneficial… I have made some amazing connections not only with people who have booked in for my organising services, but also with some fantastic and professional people to affiliate my business with. I’ve even made some good friends. Highly recommended!”Sue Glasser - PaperClip Professional Organisers







This interactive session will encourage you look at your business and discuss and share with others, how the knowledge shared presenter can be applied to your business.














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A note from the organiser, Kerryn Powell....

"Having attended numerous networking events, I have found that the events I enjoyed the most have been where I come away feeling I have learnt something, connected with like-minded people and felt I have not wasted my time. This is an opportunity for all business owners (both men and women).

There is so much knowledge and experience to share!

With our events, it does not matter if you know very few people, or are new to networking, or find it overwhelming as with the format we have created, and it is easy to have a good conversation where everyone is involved and makes new connections.

Our events ran throughout the year, and we look forward to connecting more business owners and helping them find the opportunities that will assist them to achieve their desired outcomes. Our events are not only insightful, but fun!


YTM supports the not -for - profit organisation -Fitted For Work, who have assisted 24000 disadvantaged women in seeking employment over the past 5 years.

Look forward to meeting you...remember to come prepared with lots of business cards!


Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you have any questions

Kerryn Powell

0414 856 616


YTM Networking with a twist!

Connect with multiple businesses at the one time, in the one place!



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Please note: Bookings close 24  hours prior. No Door sales due to the structured nature of the event. Tickets are non-refundable.










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