TIME to learn – Online Workshops from 1 July 2020


Tuesday 14 July             Working and Living with People You Just Don’t Get with Lynne Schinella

Whether you’re working with a team in the workplace, on the sporting field or just want to understand how to communicate more effectively in your personal relationships, this session takes a light-hearted look at who we are and why we do what we do with actionable, practical takeaways.

You’ll learn:

  • why and how we’re different
  • what our own strengths and challenges bring to the workplace or family
  • what to do about it – how to communicate more effectively with others who are not like us

Having started life in the tourism industry and worked her way through airlines, hotels, travel agencies and business events, Lynne Schinella is a trainer, facilitator, conference speaker and founder of the Fruit Personality Profiling Tool, on which she has trained thousands of people on how to work with the strengths and challenges of being an Apple, Mango, Lime or Banana


Tuesday 28 July             Building Skills to Manage Through Change – how to not just survive but thrive !

In this workshop, Marisa Galante, Learning and Development Manager at The Travel Corporation will take your through the uncertainty brought by change and will provide tools, techniques and additional resources for building resilience and dealing with stress.


Marisa has successfully led Learning and Development teams and programmes for many years in the travel industry, across a number of industry sectors including retail, wholesale and cruise teams.

She is passionate about guiding employees in their quest for development, and helping them unleash their potential both professionally and personally, for effective outcomes.


Tuesday 11 August         Leadership evolution towards the recovery in our Industry with Jorge Fernandez

A walk through how leadership will be critical to our businesses and people into the recovery. We will explore the changes we have already seen and what may still evolve in leading in a more virtual, collaborative and outcome based future.

Jorge brings with him over 36 years’ experience building and growing businesses in the Travel Industry and beyond.

He spends much of his time now coaching and mentoring SME business owners and senior executive staff, facilitating business performance and leadership peer groups.

Jorge’s wide range of experience and exposure to most sectors in our travel industry gives him a wide and professionally intimate perspective to the many challenges our business leaders face.


Tuesday 25 August    Personal Selling in the Travel Industry with Andre Moten

With over 25 years of senior management and business development experience in both the public and private sectors, Andre will share his insights into:

  • Effective personal selling in a softer economy (during and post COVID);
  • Strategies to re-work your sales plan for stronger results
  • Getting your prospective customers to the point of making a decision (in your favour).

Tuesday 08 September          Sales Academy -Sell Like Crazy with Penny Toon

A professional coach and trainer with a background working in a diverse range of travel and non-travel businesses, Penny Toon is perfectly placed to share her expertise in selling skills. In this session, she will focus on two key elements crucial in the high level selling process:

  1. Pitch Perfect to perfectly pitch your recommendations:
    • the 10 things every client wants
    • Using your expertise to make sense of information, rather than just accessing it
    • Helping your clients interpret the “value” in the recommendations you make
  1. Closing with Confidence:
    • Selling relevance
    • Let the buying process trump your sales process
    • Let’s not obsess about “closing”


Tuesday 22 September Focus: Modern-day mindfulness for productivity, health & happiness with Mandy Scotney

In Mandy’s second TIME to Learn workshop, you will learn why mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools for health & happiness. There’s no rainbows and unicorns here – just real science and practical exercises to help you explore focusing your mind, calming your nervous system and using mindfulness to improve your productivity, your relationships and your happiness.

In this “Lunch and Learn” hour you’ll understand the importance of focusing and how to apply mindfulness both at work and across your life for improved outcomes and wellbeing.


All workshops are open to TIME Graduates, mentees and mentors.

They are scheduled for Tuesdays at 1300 AEST so block the time in your diary to join the TIME family and to learn from our exceptional speakers

If you have any questions about these workshops or TIME in general, please don’t hesitate to email:  time@travelindustrymentor.com.au