Lisa (whom some of you may know as "Lisa-Maree") has a strong background assisting a diverse clientele from individual facilitators to major corporates, in sourcing appropriate venues & services for a wide range of successful conferences & events. Possessing qualifications in Public Relations & Hotel Operations/Catering, she also comes from the hotel industry, most recently as Conference Manager/Director of Sales for two regional Victorian properties - previously with Australian Resorts in QLD (Front Office Manager/Trainer) & Radisson Hotels in Melbourne & FNQ (F&B operations/administration, reception & night audit).
With 10 years working as a Senior Consultant/Account Manager in Recruitment to complement her hotel experience, Lisa prides herself on her resourcefulness, attention to detail, warm & highly professional approach which has ensured she forge many long-lasting relationships. Most importantly, her passion for the industry & genuine interest in helping people achieve is infectious, with a strong commitment to providing the best possible service in support of both your business & individual career development!
Working so closely over the years with a diverse range of MICE sector professionals & associated suppliers, Lisa has developed an extensive network of contacts with relationships at all levels. She understands both the opportunities and challenges faced in this market & sees the establishment of Ultimate Performance + Recruitment as the ideal way to assist in providing solutions for individuals & organisations alike to achieve their own personal & business goals.
"Lisa is a consultant extraordinaire! She has long-standing client relationships with loyal followers from 15+ years ago - a true testament to her skills as a consultant who is caring, reliable, listens, is highly customer focused & believes in working to develop sustainable relationships. I’ve always been impressed by her dedication, enthusiasm & 'can do' attitude in anything she undertakes."
"Lisa always provides fantastic options for us. Her reports are detailed, varied & affordable. Nothing has ever been too much trouble for Lisa, who is always cheerful & accomodating. She always goes the extra mile & takes all the stress out of organising conferences & events"
“An excellent recruiter, Lisa has great contacts & clearly understands the industry from previous roles she's held. She took time to gain a good understanding of my experience & expectations for my new role. We had some very open, honest conversations, I always felt very comfortable & confident that she was doing her best to place me in the right job for me.
I would definitely recommend her to companies & individuals looking for employment solutions. I am loving my new role & see a bright future with the company. Thank you Lisa!”
"Lisa makes the challenging task of researching & sourcing appropriate training & function venues a 'tick & flick' activity. Skilled in capturing client needs & matching appropriate solutions. She's also great at identifying opportunities if something doesnt fit in a certain box & presenting alternatives. What a great service!"
With over 10 years' experience in the hospitality industry, Rebecca's career began in her native England, where she worked as a Business Development Manager for the UK's largest full-service Events & Conference Management company.
After moving to Melbourne in 2005, Rebecca has spent the past 7 years here in hotel sales, across various MICE roles. Most recently within Marriott Hotels in National Sales, Rebecca has also spent time with a group of highly regarded regional Victorian dedicated conference venues, plus, worked with the stunning Langham Hotel Melbourne.
Rebecca is now excited to apply her extensive venue knowledge & significant conference experiences, in assisting our clients with their residential retreats, conferences, training programs & corporate events, right around Australia. Combined with a degree in Human Resource Management, Rebecca possesses a well-rounded skill set, is unflappable, dedicated, extremely approachable & helpful - an ideal complement to the Ultimate team, always with her clients' best interests at heart.
Conferencing & Events Sales Consultant
Fiona was brought up on The Whitsunday Islands within a family owned & operated tourist business, developing a penchant for the hospitality industry at an early age. This grounding showed her you can never forget customer service is the basis of all hospitality business - a warm friendly smile & an ear to listen ingrained in Fi's nature.
After completing a Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management, Fi then undertook an internship with one of the leading hotels in Yokohama, putting her Japanese language & interpersonal skills to good use before returning to Australia with another 5-star Gold Coast Hotel. Transitioning from hotels into professional event management in 2003, she was hooked... Coordinating large residential conferences/exhibitions, gala & themed dinners for various corporate clients, immersing herself in the industry & various Tourism/Events committees. Four years later, another overseas adventure - contracting as an EA/Events Manager in Edinburgh, before love guided her to France, teaching English & volunteering for some large scale triathlon events.
Bringing her French beau home & returning to an ever changing events industry here, was both daunting & exciting to Fi. She found her feet in both Corporate & Event Agency work, getting to know the Melbourne market before the values, strength of reputation & work ethic of the team at Ultimate C&E beckoned strongly. Fiona brings a fresh perspective, extensive event management experience & exceptional liaison skills to the team - she understands every client's needs are different & is committed to achieving the best outcome for all.
Azni is an organisational psychologist & coach with a strong commitment to enabling individuals develop self-awareness & change behaviours thus leading to the alignment of personal & organisational vision. She is a proponent of the tenets of Positive Psychology which is ‘founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful & fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, to enhance their experiences of love, work & play.’
Azni works in partnership with the organisation & the individual to enable sustained behaviour change. She uses her understanding of human motivation from a psychological point of view & applies it in a business context understanding the imperatives of a commercial environment with a goal of building workplaces that foster satisfaction & high productivity.
Specialties include Executive Coaching, Leadership Assessment, Career Transition, Team Relationship Building, Psychometric Assessment, Recruitment & Selection.
With her fantastic attention to detail, pride in her work & ability to prioritise a heavy workload under tight timeframes, Sara is definitely a highly valued member of the support team at Ultimate!
Sara has a Certificate in Recruitment & Selection from the RCSA, a Certificate in Office Practices plus completed training courses in psychometric profiling. Sara has held various office management & senior support/para-consulting roles within executive recruitment, labour hire & generalist recruitment companies for 16 years, prior to taking a change of direction - moving into the C&E sector for a new challenge & is absolutely thriving in this environment.
Sara loves the diversity given one day is never the same as the next, dealing with so many lovely people in the conference industry & thinks the people she works with "aren’t half bad either!"