About me

Thanks for your interest in my journey!

Consulting to business and NFPs after years of leading teams and passionately serving in the arts, education and community sectors in corporate, NFP, state and local government positions.

My diverse and keenly honed skills in business development, team building, stakeholder engagement, partnerships management, project management, communication, and professional networking are valuable assets in a wide variety of working environments. 

From my initial background in creative practice, I have used my innovative skill set to move fluidly from teaching and training, to community development, communications and marketing, media and event management, project management and business development.

I recently described my work as being an “Impact whisperer, using amplified communications!” I thrive in collaborative, innovative environments delivering communication for social and collective impact, working to align passion and principles, and developing business opportunities in the most unlikely of places. I am a keen observer of cultural ecologies and a seasoned project manager.

A recent MBA graduate, I used my considerable expertise in community and business development to craft a body of academic research focussed on new ventures, enterprise and innovative practice for social and collective impact. Take a peek at my MBA Facebook blog to catch the action of the day!

Please feel free to browse highlights of my career in my Portfolio and I will be happy to explain in detail the various adventures and pursuits I have been involved with. As a team player, I am proud to collaborate with my fellow journey-folk, and pay homage to those who have helped along the way.

I am currently delighted to be serving the Social Enterprise community as the Executive Officer of the Qld Social Enterprise Council to help build a vibrant, innovative and capable social enterprise sector in QLD that is sufficiently resourced and supported to achieve high social, cultural and environmental impact.

As a Board Director for Sail Training Association of Queensland, (aka tall ship: South Passage) we are working to deliver quality outdoor experiences for young people and people in need, through adventure under sail to provide an experience of a lifetime!

I am also thrilled to be working for a variety of individual businesses and organisations, developing social, economic, environmental and cultural value. Please contact me if you need assistance to create a positive local or global impact.

E: eliseparups@gmail.com