Amanda Cole

Small Business Program

Key Executive Program

Amanda Cole TEC coach and mentor

'My TEC moment is seeing a member grow and learn from the community they’ve dedicated themselves to. Whether it’s a start-up growing into an international business with over 300 staff, a member realising maximum value on the sale of her business or someone navigating a personal crisis and coming out the other side re-energised, those moments happen when they utilise the skills and ideas that TEC fosters.'

Amanda’s renowned experience in coaching, mentoring and supporting business allows her to shape leaders into the best versions of themselves. She’s a strategic thinker who has worked with over 100 businesses, always leaving them more successful than when she found them.

Her passion for small business growth and leadership development is what drives her work at TEC, and her work more broadly. She builds confidence in her leaders, helping them set strategic growth targets and make better decisions at the right time.

She’s an expert in facilitating diverse thought in her groups, aiding them in navigating complex issues faced in the business world.

Amanda has extensive experience in founding, growing and supporting businesses. Not only has she been the Chair of multiple Advisory Boards, but she has founded two mentoring and coaching organisations, all while supporting local and regional businesses. Highlights from her career include:

  • Won the Telstra Young Business Woman of the Year Award (QLD)
  • Won the Centenary Medal for service to business
  • Managing Director at Spark Consultants, one of Australia’s first specialist interior practices
  • Co-founder of the Growth Education Institute, providing guidance for regional entrepreneurs and small businesses
  • Sat on the board of the Design Institute of Australia as State President and then national Vice President
  • Mentor at Brisbane Business Hub, helping the local community recover from the economic impact of COVID-19
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board at Crazy Clarks Car Rentals
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board at Sunfresh Linen
  • Chairman of the Advisory Board at Shadforths Civil Engineering Contractors

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