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Shirley Anne Fortina is the director of the POD Consultancy and is a facilitator, trainer, business development coach, speaker and author. In 2009, Shirley Anne wrote a report entitled ‘Women in Business’ and in Sept 2012, she co-authored ‘Strategic Internal Communications: Boosting corporate culture, productivity and profitability’; both edited and published by The ARK Group (Australia and UK).

Shirley Anne has significant experience in building and developing strong relationships on a cross corporate basis with colleagues, existing clients and potential clients. She has over 23 years of experience, predominantly in the banking and finance sectors, across a broad range of companies and industries, in three countries (South Africa, England and Australia) and in various roles.

Having worked for a number of organisations, Shirley Anne has been exposed to many different types of systems, processes, management structures, cultures and people. She is experienced in negotiation, preparation, presenting and closing of new business proposals; risk management and compliance; strategic business development planning and implementation; client management and relationship building; facilitation, leadership, coaching and formal training.

Shirley Anne is accredited to deliver:
  • CLICK! Colours, a tool that helps people and teams build relationships quickly, by understanding what makes people tick!
  • Internationally Accredited Extended DISC, a behavioral style tool that can help you improve your interpersonal communications and your business relationships.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting & Business Economics), University of South Africa
  • Licentiate Diploma (The Institute of Bankers in South Africa)
  • Associate Diploma (The Institute of Bankers in South Africa)
  • Advance Insolvency Law and Practice Certificate Unit 1 (Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia)
  • Frontline Management Diploma (Australian Institute of Management)
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Australian Institute of Management)
  • AMEB Certificate for Eighth Grade Voice and Communication
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma (AICD)
  • Associate Fellow of Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM)
  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Associate Member of the National Speakers Association of Australia (NSAA)
  • Member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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