Expertise & Experience

Yvonne Collier CSP (formerly Yvonne Gregory) is a People's skills expert. 

BA(Hons) PGCE Dip Management. Dip Nut. AIMM MAITD MASTD MPNLP Master facilitator, Master trainer, Master coach and CSP Certified Speaking Professional  

As an international educator with more than thirty years experience training, facilitating and speaking, Yvonne Collier helps people produce productive and profitable relationships at work and play. She is also an author, radio presenter and Master Practitioner of NLP.

"Your excellent facilitation of our annual 3 day Business Development Forum was both professional and fun – you were able to keep the sessions to time, as well as adding value yourself and challenging the delegates to new ways of approaching both life and work. The delegates all noted how essential an effective and empathetic facilitator was to the success of the Forum.” Catholic Development Fund GM
12 years in the corporate world of advertising sales in newspapers and magazines in the UK and Australia followed five years high school teaching. Highlights include launching and running The Good Weekend (Fairfax) and The Australian Magazine (News Ltd.).
Twelve years, of thousands of meetings, taught Yvonne how to say no to attending meetings where she had little input. To delegate to others to stand in her place. What to do and what not to do to run and participate in effective meetings.
After university studying anthropology and psychology, 5 years High School teaching  
For 20 years Yvonne has served on more than 20 'not for profit' and association commitees and boards, often in the role of President. In this way she is familiar with 'Parliamentary Procedures' and formal meeting structures.
President of Clubs / Chapters in organaisations such as ITC (International Training in Communication), SWAP (Sales people with a purpose), 2004 President of National Speakers Association NSW Chapter, President Zonta, North Sydney Breakfast Club 2009-10 .
2010 Ambassador
In 1992 Yvonne launched Maddison Training specialising in communication and people skills.
As a Master communicator and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programing, Yvonne shares techniques to fast track the learnings and results. She also uses and shares techniques to enhance performance.
Yvonne’s focus is always to help each participant and the group achieve their outcomes and their true potential.
Yvonne's Credentials include 
  • BA (Hons) Geography, Anthropology and Psychology from Durham University UK
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Reading University UK
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAA40104)
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Diploma of Management
  • CSP The highest international level of accreditation from National Speakers Assoc.
  • MBTI (Myers Briggs) accredited facilitator
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Association of Australia website
Professional Involvements
President of NSW National Speakers Association of Australia 2004
CSP Certified Speaking Professional with National Speakers Association
Member Australian Institute of Training & Development
Member American Society of Training & Developmment
Member International Federation of Professional Speakers
Member of the Australian Institute of Management
Past President of Pioneer SWAP (Sales People With a Purpose)
Foundation member and President of Zonta North Sydney Breakfast Club
Member of the Australian Facilitators Network
Member of ISPI International Society for Performance Improvement
Radio presenter (12 years) Interviewing guests for 2NSBFM, 99.3FM
Book: LAFFe to Success. A Practical Guide to Getting Along with others. Plus: The A -Z of LAFFe Behaviour.
Many articles in Professional Magazines AFR: Boss Magazine, Wellbeing Magazine, Prevention Magazine, plus CD's and DVDs.
Her clients include ANCU, AIBF, ARAB Bank, ATO, Bartier Perry Solicitors, Bentleys, CBA, CDF, CUSCAL, Chesterton International, DOFA, DEETYA, GroupM, ING, Kennards, LendLease, MindShare, OMD, St George, Sydney Morning Herald CitySearch, Sydney University Continuing Education, Thales, Toyota, UFS, UTS, Woods Bagot Architects
Yvonne Collier, 2006 recipient of the Walter Dickman Award for outstanding service to the NSW National Speakers Chapter and the Community. Winner of NSW 'President of the Year' and President of 'The Club of the Year' Business SWAP Sales People With a Purpose
Mentor of the Year, 2005, NSW NSAA
Yvonne's style
"She is an engaging, relaxed, experienced facilitator and it is evident that she is a born educator. She has a unique quality about her. She is an individual – not trying to fit an archetype. She conveys a vulnerable persona whilst exuding a warmth laced with wisdom – also get a sense of courage at play and curiousity as an attitude.

A real authentic energy.

Fluency: there is a distinct Yvonne style. Has a natural easy cadence, is easy to listen to and there is a lot of variety in language, tone and range.

She has an understated energy – authentic, contained passion, a maturity and wisdom. Her energy ‘earns her the right’ in that she inhabits the role totally. Her orientation is totally on the audience – very little self consciousness to distract her."

Colin James, Master Facilitator




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