Yvette Adams

Yvette Adams

I've started six businesses, the first a newspaper when I was 17, and two of which I have since sold. I currently run three businesses - The Creative Collective - a crowd funding & digital marketing agency; The Training Collective - a digital skills training organisation, and awardshub.com - an online portal which helps people find business awards to enter.I'm a twice-published author, and regularly called on as a media commentator and keynote speaker, facilitator and MC for events all over Asia Pacific. My most recent book is about kids and technology and called ‘No Kidding – Why Our Kids Know More About Us Than Technology and What We Need To Do About It’ and is available online and from all good book stores.I am the presenter of a show called Young Entrepreneurs which can be viewed on BRiN, the world’s first business advisor in your pocket, which already has over 9,000 downloads from 74 countries. Download it from the App Store or Google Play.In 2015 I was recognised for making a significant contribution to science and innovation in Queensland and included on the Department’s Queensland Science and Innovation Champion Hall of Fame and in 2016 I was named as a Digital Champion by the Queensland Government.I have a passion for supporting causes involving technology, youth, entrepreneurship and education.I am the Chair of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (Sunshine Coast) and the Chair of the Sunshine Coast Council's Knowledge & Professional Service Industry task force, one of 7 high value industries identified as part of the Council's Regional Economic Development strategy. I also regularly mentor at Business Blueprint & Startup Weekend events.Born in Wellington, New Zealand on the cusp of Generation X & Y. Travelled the world most of my 20s (x3 round the world trips of a year each) and used London as a base. Based on the Sunshine Coast of Australia since 2004.