Yvonne began her career with Microsoft in Sydney, before traveling the world with the software giant, training tech-support and education teams. Armed with this deep wealth of knowledge and experience, Yvonne returned to Australia on a mission to help Australians learn to love technology. She created the Ms Megabyte brand/persona which led to a national media profile (IT Reporter, Today Show; Woman’s Day; Womens’ Weekly), regular radio spots and best-selling books (Conquer Your Computer; PCs For Dummies).
As a pioneer in tech education in Australia, Yvonne began to receive invitations as guest speaker and MC for corporate events. Working so closely with event teams, Yvonne naturally began consulting in many of these businesses and now brings this diverse, rich and abundant well of knowledge back into her presentations.
A successful speaking and business consulting career has continued, driven by demand for Yvonne’s expertise, fresh thinking and get-up-and-go!
Recognising a gap in the market for small business owners without resources to appoint agencies and consultants, Yvonne founded start-up Spruikable.com – providing custom digital marketing strategy & action plans which educate business owners and their teams as they execute.
Yvonne is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional, Professional Speakers Association) – the highest designation for Speakers, and recognised globally and is a volunteer for Code Club Org – a global movement to #getkidscoding.