Your Time Matters was created to address common business challenges in unique and inspiring ways.
We’ve developed a dynamic program of networking events, strategic workshops, think tanks and business mentoring for B2B professionals, built on a belief that conversations, connections and strategic planning are essential to success.
Kerryn Powell, Founder of Your Time Matters and of YTM Business Networking
Hello, I’m Kerryn Powell
I have lived in Melbourne all my life. I have changed careers several times and have developed strong people and relationship building skills. Through my years of experience in education, the travel industry, real estate and event management, I know how to
- draw out the problem
- share knowledge
- find solutions
- see connections
- and create pathways
- build a trusted network,
- encourage conversations
- and create community.
I love people and enjoy finding out why they do what they do and helping them find the best pathway to achieve what matters to them.
When I worked in relocation, helping International Executive families move into Melbourne, it became clear to me that no one achieves anything alone. We all need a supportive network, personally and professionally, to find suppliers, referrers, clients and friends. Even when I moved from one side of town to the other, I needed support of others to find solutions to what I needed! I know how to ask the right questions, join the dots and create strong relationships and connections.
My experience enables me to support business professionals and groups who are wanting to
• LEARN – by accessing knowledge, explore opportunities, learn about themselves & others
• GROW- personally & professionally, make connections, boost confidence, grow their business
• ACHIEVE- their own definition of success…whether it be a bigger & better business, leads, improved customer experience, or a specific goal to make a difference to lives of others.
I created the unique conversation-starter cards, used at YTM events or when facilitating programs for others, that encourage participants to share their experiences, boost confidence, challenge and endorse ideas, learn new things and create exciting new synergies.
Now known as "The Connector" and more recently, "The Conversation and Lead Coach", I thrive on uncovering opportunities for collaboration and connection. I know how to create a safe and welcoming an environment that supports business professionals and teams to build bigger and better businesses and can positive impact on the customer experience.
Whether I’m hosting a networking event, leading an in-depth workshop or delivering a keynote speech, my motivation is to tap into people’s energy, enthusiasm and expertise, creating a vibe in the room that is much more than business development.
Why does it matter? I have recognised that the online world impacts our face to face communication and many people feel “awkward”, lack conversational skills, struggle to make connection, feel isolated & unsupported.
I believe that through building supportive internal and external network our lives are enriched, both professionally and personally and we create relationships that are ultimately a true sign of our success.
Could I help you -
Take conversations from “awkward” to “awesome”, make networking more enjoyable, boost confidence, develop a strategy to find new leads, help you describe your value & improve your interaction with clients or Open lines of communication, building internal relationships with team?
I look forward to helping you have better conversations and find the connections and leads you need to achieve your goals
Meet Leigh Powell, Business Strategist and Mentor
I am Leigh Powell and I joined Your Time Matters as a Business Strategist and Mentor in 2016.
Having talked to a lot of small business owners and people in the corporate environment, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone say, “Tell me what to do.” Most of them know what they want to achieve and they need help exploring the implications and thinking through the details. That’s why I call myself a mentor rather than a coach.
My role is to help you lean into what you know you should do, take responsibility for it, and turn it into a profitable strategy. How do I do this? Well, asking questions is the first step: discovering where you are and where you want to be, learning about your networks, resources, budget, cashflow, constraints, and more…
From my perspective (after thousands of conversations with professionals, small business owners and corporate executives) it’s my privilege to work with people as they share their dreams, their drivers and their demons to find that light bulb moment where they suddenly realise they have the solution.
I invite you to contact me to have a complimentary discussion to see if we are a good fit for each other
We know that time is not a renewable resource and want to help you make every moment matter. Join our growing community and create strong relationships, engage in meaningful conversations, and seek out opportunities through YTM networking opportunities, YTM "Think Tank" and "Silo Breakers" or work with us 1:1 to build a bigger and better business.
Since 2013, we have
- Held over 60 events for more than 1200 attendees generating 10,000 likeminded conversations for B2B business professionals
- Had over 60 business insight speakers on topics that make your business the best it can be- Generated real and substantial closed business and confident referrals between members
- Prompted purposeful and engaging conversations through our unique networking structure
- Facilitated and hosted events for others to unite groups
- Presented the YTM “WHY” Awards for business owners to showcase their business to others
- Run 1:1 and group business strategy sessions
- Expanded our reach and community
YTM Business Networking supports the not-for -profit organisation, Fitted For Work
The old adage of “not what you know” but “who you know” certainly applies to networking. Many people are not fortunate to have a network or know how to tap into a network when seeking employment. This is certainly the case for many of the women at Fitted for Work who often come from other countries, and need help to find work that matches their skills and qualifications.
Your Time Matters helps where possible to open up our network and connect Fitted For Work with opportunities that may help transform the lives of thewomen they assist.
Leigh Powell is a Mentor for FFW, talk to him about the various ways you can assist them, as the skill sets and needs of the women seeking employment are varied . (www.fittedforwork.org.)