Our Stories: Stacey Kehoe

Written by Emma Bell.

Stacey kehoe Founder and Communications Director of Brandlective Communications bw final v2Stacey Kehoe is a communications director, magazine editor, property investor and travel blogger. Her passion for life and adventure has seen her take on a variety of challenges in her career to date, and earlier this year she was nominated as a finalist for the FSB London Business Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Stacey started her company, Brandlective Communications, in 2011 when she identified a need for small to medium sized companies to increase their online presence. Brandlective Communications specialises in social media management, content marketing, blogging, website development and online marketing campaigns, working specifically with SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Today new job, tomorrow the world

Written by Holly Algie.

Dream JobThe traditional right of passage isn’t so much the moving to the UK, but getting a) a bank account, b) surviving the northern hemisphere cold and flu strains determined to crush you, both of which are arguably harder than securing c) a JOB.

I can tell you that nothing squashes backpacker zen faster than dealing with recruiters in the UK. Never fear! We are here to help smooth the transition with an unofficial list of tips and tricks to help you find a job.

Business Book Club Brunch: Legacy

Written by Carol Yung.

James Kerr Legacy Book smallFormer 59-test cap All Black, and former Australian rugby league star, Brad Thorn coined the phrase, “Champions do extra”, a philosophy that means finding incremental ways to do more and continuously improve.

The same phrase could be extended to the New Zealand Business Women’s Network (the network) – a 1,400 strong network characterised by our collective desires to continuously improve both personally and professionally, build our networks, grow our careers and businesses, and help other Kiwi women do the same.

This collective desire is epitomised by the continued popularity of the network’s Business Book Club Brunch (book club), where a group of like-minded women discuss a chosen book designed to inspire and challenge us, over a Kiwi-styled brunch.  This book club was no different.

Upcoming mentoring group themes

Written by NZBWN Mentor Programme Team.

Looking for inspiration? Our mentoring programme has helped over 50 network members

Since launching in early 2015, the NZBWN Mentoring Programme has enabled over 50 network members to get a jump-start on their own individual journey towards overcoming a specific challenge, seizing an opportunity, or realising their aspirations.  So far we have run 9 mentoring groups centered on various business and individual topics, and we have plans to run more groups in the near future.  Past topics have included leadership, starting up a new business, scaling up an existing business, career progression, getting a board role, and clarifying and traversing change.  We have been deeply honoured to have had the support and generosity of 8 talented mentors who have led these groups and shared their skills, expertise, and experiences to enrich and enlighten others in the network.  Through actively encouraging and nurturing each others' growth, this programme brings to life our network's guiding values: to connect; to learn; to inspire. 

To help us with planning the themes for future mentoring groups, we would like to hear from you if any of these proposed topics are likely to hold personal interest for you over the next twelve months:

    • Freelancing - preparing to go it alone!
    • Staying relevant in the marketplace - be that to employers or to customers
    • Getting a new business off the ground
    • Traversing a major change - be that in business, career, lifestyle or location
    • Business Development - creating opportunities for new business value
    • Or perhaps something else?

*** Click here to express your interest in these topics ***

You can learn more about our programme from our website , including what some of our past participants have said about their mentoring experience, or email us with any other questions.


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