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robbie-mackKey Note

This year we are excited to present Robbie Mack.  As one of Australia’s leading experts in performance through developing mastery in emotional intelligence, Robbie uplifts and inspires others to be the greatest version of themselves.  Robbie does this by educating people to become more aware, more intentional and more purposeful, motivating them into action to improve their performance and productivity, and become more effective in their work and relationships.


We are looking forward to hearing from Heather Jones, CEO and co-founder of Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls.

  • 25 year road transport icon
  • Company owner
  • Driver
  • Recipient of the 2015 prestigious Australian Trucking Association national award “Most Contribution to the Australian Road Transport Sector”
  • Telstra Business Woman of the Year award winner.



Heather Jones has a wealth of knowledge to share and inspire others.  Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls is an innovative Pilbara-based project that signifies a major shift in the way heavy vehicle driver training is delivered across the Australian road transport sector.

The Business Centre Pilbara is a proud partner with the City of Karratha in delivering this event.



Past Events


Key note speaker – November

As a strategic connector, Amanda Rose is passionate about helping others find their niche, strategically connecting them and sharing exclusive tips on how to have a success in business in life.

Local talent – November

Red Rock Fitness


Key note speaker – May

We learned a lot about leadership from Karen Schmidt, our keynote speaker and workshop presenter, so, we leave you with this drawing. What makes a good leader for you?


Local Talent – May

Thanks to our motivational speaker, Jolleen Hicks from Roebourne Consulting Services, and Marlene Boundy from Pilbara Institute, for stepping up and being on our Leadership Panel.



Key note speaker

Robyn Henderson, an international business educator, strategic networking consultant, author, ghost writer and publisher, was the perfect fit for presenting both the business development workshops ‘Understanding LinkedIn’ and ‘Writing for busy people’. Robyn also lead the way as keynote speaker for the luncheon, sharing her 7 keys for reinventing, here is what we learnt from Robyn and our 1st lesson from the series:

  1. Don’t be scared to do something you have never done. Upskill and build on your existing knowledge to enable yourself to be adaptable in an ever changing world.

Following on from Robyn was the 2013 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year, Sonja Cox, who delivered with poise and captured the audience with her very first words. Sonja shared her journey and delivered some very clear take home messages:

  • Resilience, the ability to bounce back no matter what knocks you down.
  • Patience, don’t put the cart before the horse
  • Sacrifice, what are your prepared to sacrifice
  • Take risks, be brave enough to try something without guarantee that it will succeed
  • Be aware of climbing your ladder of inference, base your conclusions of fact
  • Be authentic, you can’t fake real

From this comes our 2nd learn for the series, something we believe can be applied to anybody, in any situation:

  1. Don’t let an experience leave you defined as a victim. What can you learn from the experience that can help you grow and develop?

The final speaker at the luncheon was the Member for Durack, Hon Melissa Price MP who spoke about her personal journey and provided us with our 3rd lesson from the series:

  1. Education is vital for expanding and extending a career, as it opens up a pathway of new opportunities

Melissa left school at the young age of 15, before eventually returning to complete her education later in life, qualifying as a lawyer at the age of 31. This paving the way for an extensive career with over 20 years in the private and commercial sector and mining and grain industry but it was her recent role in politics that saw her reconnect with her family history, albeit in an opposing party.