Microenterprise Development Manager – Alice Springs NT
In this episode, we welcome Tiani Cook who lives on one of Australia’s most remote cattle stations, Supplejack Downs (situated about 760km south of Darwin and about 127km south west of Lalamanu in the central west of the Northern Territory). Tiani is the founder and managing director of Horses for Courses for Bush Kids which aims to increase awareness about of learning inequity. It’s an issue close to this mother of four’s heart, with much time over the past 13 years spent teaching her children via Distance Education.
Tiani lives on one of Australia’s most remote cattle stations, Supplejack Downs. But being so remote doesn’t stop her from looking out for her community – in fact it’s made her do even more.
From her property 730km north-west of Alice Springs, Tiani’s role on the Australian Women in Agriculture Board as the Isolated Children’s Parent’s Association’s (ICPA) Northern Territory State President and Publicity Officer is just one of her many commitments. She is also chairperson of the Northern Territory School of Distance Education‘s school council. She is also a group organiser of Desert Poppies which provides a space for rural women to connect, network and be inspired,
She is the Microenterprise Development Business Manager at Many Rivers. Many Rivers supports people to start in business, stay in business and thrive in business. They support clients to start enterprises and then journey with them as they develop their businesses and their business skills
Tiani is also the founder and managing director of Horses for Courses for Bush Kids. She recently organised the 1000km Bush Kids Ride from her ‘Supplejack Downs’ home to Darwin, aiming to raise funds for the ICPA and increase awareness of remote learning inequity. It’s an issue close to this mother of four’s heart, with much time over the past 13 years spent teaching her children via Distance Education.
A member of the National Rural Women’s Coalition’s Communication Reference Group, Tiani works with other forward-thinking volunteers who represent each state and territory to reach, engage and promote the voices of rural women.
Tiani is a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program and is also studying a Diploma of Agribusiness Management.
Tiani’s top well-being tips:
- Find your calling – discover what you’re passionate about; find what drives you, and pursue it.
- Find your tribe – the people who would genuinely be there for you and cheerlead you; surround yourself with good people and be there with them; be grateful for their presence in your life.
- Raise your vibration – identify what creates a positive state of mind for you – and then use it to raise your vibration, and help your emotional and mental well-being.
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Cynthia is a facilitator, coach, mentor, speaker and author with a passion for personal disruption, neuroscience, positive psychology, courageous conversations, human performance and well-being. Her mantra (taken from the latest neuroscience research) is that “Happier people are higher performing,” and she strives to help leaders and teams achieve this in the workplace
Cynthia is passionate about working with people to develop their life and leadership skills and to increase diversity and participation in decision-making in industry, government and the community. She’s a strong believer in bringing people together to identify issues, exchange ideas and develop solutions that work for them, their business or organisation, their family and community.
Louise Thomson is a confident, courageous, and enthusiastic women who contributes her experience and wisdom to those who aspire to be better leaders. With three decades in leadership positions within corporate Australia, NFPs, and her own Leadership Development Practice, Louise has experienced most situations faced by leaders.
She was once described as an outstanding ‘blank canvas’ facilitator; enabling groups to learn from each other while providing dedicated support and expertise in leadership development. Louise also mentors’ future business leaders, hosts several leadership programs and enjoys the larger audience to present her ideas about how to make leadership easy.