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April 2015

April Meeting - Keli Lenfield

April 18, 2015 - 02:00 AM / 04:00 AM Fradgley Hall, Park Avenue, Burleigh Heads Meeting


She has been called many things during her 40 plus years, but her favourite nick name is "viking".

Born to an Estonian father and a Danish mother, Keli spent the first part of her life in Canberra, Australia. Here she mixed with a wide range of people from financiers, to politicians, dancers, marketers, entrepreneurs, models and lobbyists.

Finishing school early, she worked six jobs and moved herself to Paris at the age of 19, just because she wanted to speak french. After being accepted into the Sorbonne University, Keli was spotted by a photographer and took up modelling for another couple of years, travelling the world and learning to play as hard as she worked.

It was during this time that 7 key skills began to shape her future. At 22, her career was over and the entrepreneur fire was lit. She registered "Inner Image", completed her workplace assessment and training qualifications and was intent on creating, accrediting and delivering a unique course in the personal development space to the long term unemployed and early school leavers.

Whether it was the red tape, her impatience or a combination of both, the course was never accredited and so Keli went back to doing what she did best – everything! Over the next 10 years she excelled in sales, marketing, branding, administration, event management and hospitality.

The one thing she didn't excel in was herself. As a six-foot-one blond ex-model she was always invited in but never taken seriously and her ideas were either quashed or stolen. Add to this a bad habit of loving abusive men and marrying a soulless multi millionaire and she was back where she started. The marriage lasted for 6 months, the divorce lasted for 2 years and if it wasn't for a brief encounter which resulted in her son being born, Keli knows she would not be here today.

With renewed focus, some serious priorities and the choice to be a single mother, Keli began to write. Her viking ancestry gave her strength and she began to educate herself again.

Fast forward to today and she is a published author, an internationally accredited Achievement coach, a course developer, magazine contributor, speaker, workshop facilitator, volunteer and is the founder of Model Alliance Australia. The accredited course is back in the system and her workshops are being delivered in schools and the corporate environment with a simple message of collaboration and the wish to share the 7 key skills that come from over 20 years experience in the most competitive industry on the planet.

Her tagline "Be the Difference to make a Difference" motivates her to be a walking and talking example to all that teach and inspire her.


For interviews with Keli Lenfield contact +61 421 203 926, Skype keli_lenfield or email achieve@kelilenfield.com

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