It’s my pleasure to be speaking with Juli Forrest today who works as a Growth Facilitator in the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Program with delivery partner, Deloitte Consulting.
Juli has a variety of experiences both in and outside the mining and resources industry. Starting out in the hospitality industry and moving into coal seam gas, engineering and construction, Juli has a strong core of business development, leadership and strategy.
In this episode, Juli shares her career journey so far, how she got to where she is today and the specialised skill set that led to her current position with Deloitte.
We discuss Juli’s exciting role within the Entrepreneurs Program and the unique service that gives small businesses access to expert advice and financial support through government grants.
Juli shares her tips for negotiating and closing deals and the importance of not just listening but hearing what people have to say. We talk about building a culture of trust in the workplace and what it means to be project ready. Juli says that it’s about having the capacity, capability and willingness to be nimble.
As we discuss the industry today, Juli reveals her passion to see a fundamental shift in the way we embrace technology, particularly Blockchain. Juli shares her advice to those in the early stages of growing their business and why she encourages people to embrace who they are as individuals and not change for anyone.
Juli also talks about setting herself up for financial freedom and her gratitude for a friend who encouraged her to make wise financial decisions in her younger years.
When you join the Entrepreneurs’ Programme, you get advice from someone who’s walked in your shoes and understands what it takes to build and run a successful business. Find out how to apply by downloading the Entrepreneurs’ Growth Roadmap.