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Thu, 19 Aug


Surf Club Restaurant & Bar

Inspirational Women in Business - August Networking Breakfast

Join our bi-monthly networking event this August for breakie and come and be inspired by 3 amazing local women doing amazing work in the world.

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Inspirational Women in Business - August Networking Breakfast
Inspirational Women in Business - August Networking Breakfast

Time & Location

19 Aug 2021, 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Surf Club Restaurant & Bar, 23 Surf Club Rd, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia

About the Event


Join us for our bi-monthly networking event at Coffs Surf Club.

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and hear from a panel of 3 inspirational local businesswomen as they share their journey, their struggles, their successes and their wisdom. 

Our 3 special guests include Lisa Baxter of Maggie's Pet Co, Jade Naidu of Naidu Theatre and Woolgoolga Performing Arts Studio and Tamzin Shotbolt of Hibbard Homes. 


Here is a little about each of our guest panelists:


Lisa is originally from Gullane, just along the coast from Edinburgh, Scotland. Lisa and her Husband Stephen both moved to Coffs Harbour 9 years ago as Lisa was offered work as a Marine Mammal Specialist. Both Lisa and Stephen fell in love with the Coffs Coast.

Since living on the Coffs Coast Lisa has volunteered with Wires, rehabilitating mainly bats. She was also the Chairperson for 1 year. She went to The Grooming School Australia to learn to be a Dog Groomer, Lisa worked for Pet Stock, then rented the salon from Petstock starting her own business. Only a year later Lisa and Stephen created the vision of Maggie's and opened Australia's only Indoor Dog Cafe serving both Dogs and their adoring owners, as well as a retail store, dog grooming salon, and doggy daycare. Lisa and Stephen have since been featured by Qantas Tourism, Better Homes and Gardens and Lisa starred in Rebel Wilson's Pooch Perfect. Maggie's was also voted Australia's most Dog Friendly Cafe in 2020. Maggie's has now been open for 4.5 years and has grown throughout those years, now with 13 staff members, manufacturing their own range of natural treats, shampoos , skincare and specialising in Pet Nutrition and Holistic health. 

Lisa no longer does any haircuts but specialises in Pet Nutrition and running the business. Their second store will be opening next June in Port Macquarie.


Professionally trained and qualified as a dancer, teacher, choreographer and theatre performer – Jade has studied with Cecchetti Ballet International, Australian Teachers of Dance, the Australian Ballet School, the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and the National Institute of Performing Arts (NIPA MUMBAI) to help her become the well-rounded & versatile performer and teacher she is today. She has a degree in Dance, Diploma of Stage & Screen, Cert IV Dance Teaching & Management, Associate Diploma in Cecchetti Method of Ballet and is currently studying her Masters (Production) and Licentiate (Cecchetti Ballet)Holding the title of Dance Principal for 5 years at the BCMA in Victoria. Jade juggled this role alongside being a professional performer and choreographer for productions such as 'Legally Blonde,' 'Spring Awakening,' 'High School Musical,' ‘Grease’ 'Honk,' 'You're a Good Man Charlie Brown' many and more.

Having launched NAIDU Theatre Company in 2018, Jade loves her role of Executive Producing - having produced the company's first 5 sold-out shows 'The Songs that Got Away' Cabaret, ‘It Takes A Village’, and ‘A Very Evil Cabaret,' 'Rouge' An Adult Cabaret and 'Songs from Stage & The Screen.'

Alongside Producing and Writing shows with Naidu Theatre Co, Jade is the proud owner of Woolgoolga Performing Arts Studio (Previously Woolgoolga Dance Studio) having taken over at the beginning of 2020. She loves creating and providing dance, music and theatre opportunities to WPAS families and the community, as well as providing a safe and positive space for performers of all abilities, diversities and backgrounds.


With over 10 years experience at Hibbards, she built the space for her role which includes the responsibility of community involvement and bringing in sufficient interest to sell 200+ homes built per year plus future sales for the 12 regions in which Hibbard Homes operate.

Some of her achievements during the last 10 years:

  • She pushed Hibbards into the technology age by creating and implementing the first database in it's history (this was a revolutionary turning point).
  • Fought for approval for a presence on social media, then turned it into the most successful source for leads.
  • She's won multimillion-dollar contracts with her presentations.
  • She co-created the Hibbard Homes After Sales Service Department.
  • She is responsible for the branding.
  • She is a face of the company.

Resourcefulness, a good attitude as well as a consistent approach to fitness are vital attributes for her.

She sees business as being a hybrid of analytical certainty, spiritual connectivity, physical health and communication. She's motivated by doing things "in service of" something other than herself. She thrives off seeing other people (particularly women) realise, strive, achieve, and dominate with warmth, authenticity and without invalidation to others. Her development, both personal and career-wise is thanks to her invaluable time at Hibbards. The future aspirations of Tamzin have created a bigger professional "game" that now extends past the realm of Hibbard Homes.


If it's not just enough to meet and listen to the wisdom that these women will share with us, you'll also be sure to meet other local women in business or aspiring women in business in our ever-growing friendly network of dynamic and career-driven women. 

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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