Our Contractors & Advisors

Kerry Kennell

Kennell & Co

Kerry is a proud Torres Strait Islander woman from Ugar and Erub and has experience working as a lawyer, business consultant and artist manager. With a Bachelor of Laws, Kerry brings experience from various industries including government, law, construction and the music industry. Kerry provides 1:1 mentoring on strategic planning, operational efficiencies and people & performance

Yolanda Finette

Yolanda Finette Consultancy

Yolanda, a proud Yorta Yorta woman, is a holistic life coach, holistic counsellor, wellbeing facilitator and Reiki Practitioner. She provides 1:1 coaching to business founders to support them to get the best out of life and their businesses. Yolanda's practice honours identity, culture, personal sovereignty and healing. After a professional career spanning over 25 years in child, youth and family services, Yolanda embarked on her own journey of healing and reconnection. This journey enabled her the tools to create a unique multilayered approach to her work, drawing on both traditional and modern modalities. Beyond one on one coaching, Yolanda has created a platform to be of service to her Aboriginal community through delivering wellbeing and self-development workshops and presentations through a cultural, trauma-informed, anti-oppression lens. Yolanda is married to Damien and is a Mum to Dakota, Aijah & Cielle.

Adam and Carmel Wooding

Empower Digital

Adam & Carmel Wooding are passionate advocates for small business, offering digital training and support services in all aspects of e-commerce. Adam is a proud Yorta Yorta man with over 15 years of experience in e-commerce and business, and Carmel is an educator with a passion for technology. Through their business Empower Digital, Adam and Carmel work one-on-one with small business owners to empower them to take control of their online presence, overcoming barriers and gaining sustainable outcomes for their long-term success.

Kedeisha Kartinyeri & Mike Levy

KML Business Solutions

Kedeisha is a proud Ngarrindjeri woman from Murray Bridge, South Australia. Kedeisha obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) at the University of South Australia, with the goal to work directly with community. Fast-forward 4 years, and she is one of the founding Directors of KML Business Solutions, a company that partners with Aboriginal-owned businesses to support their growth. In a year and a half, the team has supported more than 30 Aboriginal-owned businesses, and they're not slowing down. She is incredibly passionate about closing the financial gap that often holds back Aboriginal businesses, recognising that they don't receive enough support in one of the most crucial aspects of running a business: finance. Instead, Kedeisha and her team have made it their mission to empower Aboriginal business owners so that they can create the opportunities that they deserve.

Monique Rennie

Created on Country

Monique Rennie is a proud Kamilaroi/Gomeroi designer residing on Wonnarua land in the Upper Hunter. With 7 years of industry experience in graphic design, she is passionate about providing support to First Nations businesses and initiatives. With 7 years of industry experience in graphic design, she is passionate about providing support to First Nations businesses and initiatives.

Laura Jane Singh - First Nations Healing Practitioner

Laura is a Counsellor, Educator, and First Nations Healing Practitioner, and she finds strength in her Blakness as a proud woman of Quandamooka and Wiradjuri Nations. Her approach is grounded in an anti-oppressive and intersectional perspective, with a strong emphasis on the client-therapist relationship. As a counsellor, her primary goal is to provide an affordable, accessible, and collaborative service that creates an environment built on compassion and cultural safety. As clients and practitioners, we embark on a journey of learning together. Laura's deep connection to country and cultural knowledge allows her to cultivate a curious and nurturing environment where she can address the complexities of trauma while assisting my clients on their therapeutic journey of healing. She is dedicated to creating a trauma-informed and culturally safe space that promotes wisdom and knowledge through traditional healing practices, as well as the sharing, caring, and renewal that they bring. In her practice, she is acutely aware of the impacts of historical trauma and the cumulative intergenerational socio-psychological trauma caused by colonization and colonial pain. She acknowledges that social and emotional well-being is a dynamic balance between interconnected domains such as the body, mind and emotions, family and kinship, community, culture, country, and spirituality. Laura is proud to be fully accredited and insured with ACWA, and she is more than happy to provide further information about my formal qualifications and experience upon request. It is always her intention to create a space where cultural safety and respect for First Nations traditions and knowledge are at the forefront. Together, we can embark on a therapeutic journey that promotes healing and growth.

Tahnee Edwards - Gammin Threads

Gammin Threads

Tahnee is a Yorta Yorta & Taungurung designer, she has a degree in graphic design and fashion merchandising. She has 15 years of experience in design and branding and her own label called Gammin threads which she started in 2018. Gammin threads is an Aboriginal label, born from a love of typography, language and blak pride. It consists of deadly apparel and accessories for people who believe in living colourfully, paying respect and empowering women.

Kylie-Lee Bradford

First Nations Business Coach / Kakadu Organics

Founder of Kakadu Organics an Aboriginal owned, female led company originating from a small Aboriginal community in Kakadu, Northern Territory of Australia. Kylie-Lee grew up in Kakadu and has a passion for creating sustainable communities and increasing economic empowerment for Aboriginal people in business. Kylie-Lee is an award winning entrepreneur, author, speaker and coach, Kylie-Lee has deep cultural knowledge and understands the complexities of building a social impact business from a community and cultural lense.

Kaydee Kyle Taylor


Business owner of ITHINKSHEAFREAK & DSG VIC Aboriginal Coordinator. Kaydee is a proud Wakka Wakka, Birri Gubba, Kaanjtu, Ngati Kahungunu & Ngati Porou woman. One of the leading First Nation Aboriginal/Maori Pro Makeup Artists within Australia and small business owner of ITHINKSHEAFREAK, Kaydee works towards closing the gap and filling in the lack of representation within the beauty industry. Graduated from National Academy of Beauty 2017, Kaydee dedicates her artistry to catering to BIPOC clientele after experiencing the lack of knowledge that artists had on how to work with BIPOC complexion, which stemmed from the exclusivity of beauty school and the beauty market. Working across a wide range of creative spaces with her freelancing business as well as working full time in education as an Aboriginal Coordinator of the Wirrpanda Foundations Deadly Sister Girls program at Thornbury High school, Kaydee makes sure to keep culture and community that the forefront of everything she does whilst also leading and creating a pathway for the next generation.

Maddi Moser

Chlo & Co Creatives

Maddi is a Taungurung woman who loves all things creative! Maddi has a Bachelor of Graphic Design and her Masters in Teaching. She’s been working in the design field for almost 10 years now helping businesses through her own business Chlo and Co Creatives. Maddi specialises in branding design, digital marketing, illustration and photography and assists Ngarrimili in developing visuals for businesses that they love and helps make them recognisable to their audience.

Kaylene Langford

Start Up Creative

Kaylene Langford founder of Start Up Creative is a passionate entrepreneur, coach, writer and speaker, and the founder and owner of StartUp Creative, a hugely popular online platform, podcast, and print magazine that educates, inspires and supports creative entrepreneurs and future innovators. Kaylene has over a decade of experience coaching, educating and supporting individuals to identify and achieve their goals. Working with aspiring and established entrepreneurs, she genuinely believes that everyone has the ability to achieve their potential and take control of their destiny.

Megan Lea Waters

Megan is a proud Warumungu/Yawuru woman who was born and raised on Larrakia Country which is where she still calls home.
Naarm has been Megan’s home away from home for the past 10 years which is where her career in the fitness and wellness industry was established. Megan, often referred to as Megzy, has created an impressive portfolio within the fitness industry and is a highly sought after, fully qualified Personal Trainer and Group Coach. Megan says that her drive is fuelled by her desire to positively influence people's lives and through her experience as a coach she’s been fortunate to work with hundreds of clients in Melbourne and her hometown Darwin. Megan believes that health is our greatest asset, physically and mentally which is why you’ll find her spending most of her time either exercising or meditating.

Liam Ridgeway


Liam is a descendant of the Gumbaynggirr and Dunghutti people of the North Coast of NSW (paternal line), and the Wakka Wakka and Kullilli people of QLD (maternal line), and grew up on Gadigal country, Sydney.
He is a co-founder of Ngakkan Nyaagu (NGNY), an Indigenous owned digital agency, and Indigitek, a charity that provides learning and career pathways in STEM for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.He has a passion to increase Indigenous participation in the digital economy and support the growth of a collaborative and sustainable Indigenous STEM community. He aims to use his knowledge and networks in the technology industry to identify pathways for the Indigenous community to thrive individually and as a whole.

Jirra Lulla

Jirra Lulla

Jirra Lulla is a Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri womanwas born and raised on Kulin land. Jirra has experience with the global brands, large property groups, corporate law firms and more. Jirra adds value in linking people into big industry environments. Jirra really loves to assist and work with established first nations businesses, creatives and entrepreneurs to coach them to grow, discover and solidify.

Brandi Salmon

Brandi Salmon Art

Brandi Salmon is a proud Wiradjuri woman living and working on Palawa Country in nipaluna, Lutruwita. Brandi is a professional artist has been running her art business, Brandi Salmon Art, for 3 years and has been painting for 9 years. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Deakin University. Her medium is primarily Oil Paints and she specialises in portraiture that explores Aboriginal Identity, female empowerment and Blak representation in art. Brandi also has a passion for Business and Social Justice for Mob.

Jolene Elliott

Karlaya Accounting and Business Advisory

At Karlaya Accounting and Business Advisory we are about personality, approachability and practical results. We are not about complex, jargon-strewn language, opaque procedures or doing the bare minimum. Because of that, we are proud to say we are not your typical accountants. Our driving passion is helping women to succeed. As women-owned and run business, we understand your unique challenges, but also your unique opportunities. Whether you’ve gone into business for a more flexible lifestyle, or you’re ready to shoot for the stars, we’re accountants for women, and we’ll help you get there.