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“Collaboration and Teamwork- Paramount to Achieving Your Goals” – YTM Progressive Networking Dinner

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Are you looking to expand your professional network in a stress-free, meaningful and fun way?

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Running a business can be lonely and having conversations with others in the same situation helps you to  build relationships, build trust and build your business.

Join us for Dinner and Meet Sara Sham's - a START foundation Grant recipient as she shares her story and experience and talks with Serpil Senelmis, Director of Written and Recorded.

START foundation empowers amputees in life through sport. START awarded a grant to Sara so she could purchase two running blades and strive to achieve her sporting dream. Sara’s sporting dream is to participate in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane 5km run and one day she hopes to run in the 14km Sydney City to Surf event.

YTM is proud to be a financial supporter of the START foundation .

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INSIGHT - "Collaboration and Teamwork -Paramount to Achieving Your Goals"

Meet Sara Sham's - a START foundation Grant recipient as she shares her story and experience and talks with Serpil Senelmis, Director of Written and Recorded. 


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Sara was born with a rare congenital anomaly, known as tibial hemimelia, where the tibia and tibial side of the foot were entirely absent in both limbs. Both her fibula were present, however not weight bearing and thus not really useful. 

Encouraged and supported by her family and friends, she was confidently walking on above knee prosthesis (without any aids) by the time she reached high school. Her prosthesis had given her the chance to lead a normal and happy life. However, they have limited her ability to participate in some physical activities and it’s been a challenge to maintain and improve her fitness on her everyday legs.

Employed in a Learning and Development role in Brisbane, Sara has a personal and professional understanding of how collaboration and teamwork are essential skills that are paramount to achieving your goals.


Serpil is Founder & co-Director of Written and Recorded, a content creation agency that specialises in podcasting, copywriting and training. Her career spans 20 years in the media, presenting on TV and radio and producing/writing for major news outlets. In this time, she’s covered breaking news and exclusive interviews. 


Since graduating from The West Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Serpil has  worked behind the microphone, in front of the camera and behind the scenes of radio and television programs across Australia. In 2016/2017 Serpil presented several programs on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. As a producer, Serpil has worked with some of the media industries best known personalities, including Jon Faine, Helen Razer, Derryn Hinch, Waleed Aly, singer Clare Bowditch, and comedian Nazeem Hussain. She’s also had a long working relationship with gonzo journalist John Safran and his co-host Father Bob Maguire. 

She has covered major breaking news stories like the 2016 Turkish Coup, 2015 Paris attacks, 2015 Charlie Hebdo, 2014 Crimea annexation, 2013 Leadership spill, 2006 Boxing Day Tsunami, 2005 London Bombings, 2001 Twin Towers attack. In 2015, Serpil also reported live from Gallipoli, Turkey for the ANZAC Day centenary commemoration, both for radio and television.  


Connect with Serpil on LinkedIn.

You will leave the event feeling inspired, and energised having developed your understandings of the value of collaboration and teamwork from both a personal and professional level and understand

  • Key strategies to create a successful collaboration

  • How to choose who to collaborate with to achieve your goal

  • What pitfalls to be aware of in building your team and finding collaborators

  • How you can help Sara and START foundation to help create sporting dreams for more amputees

Dinner events provide : -

  1. An opportunity to eat and enjoy relaxed, but meaningful conversation with like minded “matched’ business people

  2. Introductions to other guests with whom you have common interests

  3. Structured conversations using special YTM Conversation Card decks help you to give and receive value

  4. Opportunities for casual conversation with like-minded people

  5. Enjoyable, yet efficient networking opportunities and excellent speakers

  6. 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

    • Complimentary businesses etc.

Kerryn’s events are exceptional. I’ve been to a number of networking events over the years and why I like YTM is because you really do get to meet and connect with other people and build relationships, which I love. Its not at all transactional and you can meet a group of people who are all looking to grow their business and themselves, and the potential to create referral is excellent. The formats vary each even between a number of different styles meaning the personal learning is there as well.”- L.Ayers

”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

The Organiser:
Your Time Matters taps you into growth resources ——personally and professionally, allowing you to

·         Access core business knowledge

·         Feel at ease discussing your objectives, issues and concerns

·         Meet people who value business relationships

·         Join a strong community that facilitates genuine, sustainable growth.

WHERE: The Deck, 212 Bay St, Brighton

WHEN: Tuesday 30 July 2019, 5.30 to 9.00pm

DRESS CODE: Smart Casual

BOOK TODAY- Seating is Strictly Limited

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

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Bookings close a week prior . Non-refundable. Non-transferable.

Earlier Event: 23 July
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