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#25 | Change-maker for Regional Business Futures with Julia Spicer

Julia Spicer is a vibrant rural woman, a real Change-maker for Regional Business Futures. Growing up in a small rural community, Julia learnt from an early age the value of everybody contributing.

Julia was named in the Top 100 most influential women in 2018 by the Australian Financial Review, has completed the Australian institute of Company Directors course and has held many roles and positions on boards at a local, regional, state and federal level.

Founder of two regional businesses based in Goondiwindi, Qld – Engage & Create Consulting and the Goondiwindi Business Hub; Julia’s mission is to contribute to the vibrancy and viability of rural and regional Australia by helping businesses grow.

She founded Engage & Create Consulting upon these principles – that by helping to achieve something much greater than ourselves and contributing our unique skills and leveraging our community, we bring together diversity and empower people to create their destiny.

Engage & Create consulting helps rural, regional and remote businesses and nonprofits to grow! We do this by facilitating strategic planning sessions, sourcing and writing grants, offering workshops & training and one on one coaching. Engage & Create Consulting is based in Goondiwindi Queensland, but operates all over Australia.

Julia believes ”Strong regional futures are inspired by people who are authentic and true to themselves. Passion and community fuel our growth, and it is so important to remember that we are part of something bigger, and always working to create something better.

Julia sits on several boards and these help ensure that she has her finger on the pulse of what is happening where a regional woman’s voice needs to be heard. Julia currently sits on the Queensland Small Business Advisory Council, Regional Development Australia for Darling Downs South West Queensland (www.rda.gov.au), Tie Up The Black Dog Committee (www.tieuptheblackdog.wordpress.com) & Rural Business Collective (www.ruralbusinesscollective.com.au)

With the company of her husband, Tony and a menagerie of animals both large and small, Julia’s passion may be spread far and wide but her home truly is where her heart is.





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