About UpTraining

Our Vision

To empower others to be the best version of themselves; adding value to lives and heart to businesses.

What We Do

Deliver dynamic and high value workshops to accounting industry leaders and their teams.

Useless Trivia:

 

My favourite colour: Purple

My favourite word: Curious

My favourite food: Out of my garden

My favourite movie: Dirty Dancing, because it has brought me so much joy and connection and amazing memories of watching this with my gorgeous little nieces ….they’re no longer little!

My favourite place: My heart home is Long Beach, Russell, NZ

About Simonne

I just love people.  For as long as I can remember, I have been really curious about why it is we do what we do.  What makes us tick as such.

This has led me down a lifelong path of self-discovery.  Facing my demons, unpacking my monsters and looking in the mirror.  I’ve made lots of mistakes along the way that have supported my growth and learning.

One of the many learnings of recent years is how important resilience and self-leadership is, so we can lead with calm, deliberate confidence; without sacrificing self or profit.

With 25 years in the accounting industry and 8 years teaching Business Management at several tertiary institutions, I am completely besotted with my industry and work with Accountants and Bookkeepers.

The reason is two-fold.  I love my industry.  It is misunderstood, significantly important to our whole economy, and demanding.  Secondly, I want to make an impact.  I want to know that my being on this planet mattered.  That I helped someone.

The best way I know how to do that is by impacting my industry at such a level that it ripples.  If I can help you understand you and others, lead with CORE Confidence, help you to show up better for your team, your clients, your family….and most importantly yourself!  If I can help you to sleep, reduce stress, improve creativity, live a better life, as well as increase your business results, well how would that feel?  What a ripple we together can make in our world!

Whilst an introvert, I take whatever opportunity I can to speak at events in support of my industry, women and coaching organisations, both international and nationally.  It is imperative we change the significant and severe statistics our industry faces, being in the top 5 highest of HBP, heart disease, divorce, depression and even suicide.

In 2023 I was immensely humbled to be a winner, one of only two New Zealanders, in The Ignition Top 50 Women in Accounting award.

My work is my mission.

That’s my rant really, if you’d like to know my qualifications and a more formalised version of me, scope me out on LinkedIn.

Here are a few of my quirks.  I am informal, so I tend to have a bit of a laugh and share my world with you which also is informal….love me anyway.

I am an “in time” person, which means I tend to get things done in time, I am not the person that gets things done two weeks before…..love me anyway.

I couldn’t care less about most material things but I love the freedom money provides in being able to provide for my family, continued learning, contribution and travel….love me anyway.

I trust this supports you in getting to know a little bit about who I am and how I work.  I look forward to getting to know you too.

 

About Simonne

I just love people.  For as long as I can remember, I have been really curious about why it is we do what we do.  What makes us tick as such.

This has led me down a lifelong path of self-discovery.  Facing my demons, unpacking my monsters and looking in the mirror.  I’ve made lots of mistakes along the way that have supported my growth and learning.

​One of the many learnings of recent years is how important resilience and self-leadership is, so we can lead with calm, deliberate confidence; without sacrificing self or profit.

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With 25 years in the accounting industry and 8 years teaching Business Management at several tertiary institutions, I am completely besotted with my industry and work with Accountants and Bookkeepers.

The reason is two-fold.  I love my industry.  It is misunderstood, significantly important to our whole economy, and demanding.  Secondly, I want to make an impact.  I want to know that my being on this planet mattered.  That I helped someone.

The best way I know how to do that is by impacting my industry at such a level that it ripples.  If I can help you understand you and others, lead with CORE Confidence, help you to show up better for your team, your clients, your family….and most importantly yourself!  If I can help you to sleep, reduce stress, improve creativity, live a better life, as well as increase your business results, well how would that feel?  What a ripple we together can make in our world!

Whilst an introvert, I take whatever opportunity I can to speak at events in support of my industry, women and coaching organisations, both international and nationally.  It is imperative we change the significant and severe statistics our industry faces, being in the top 5 highest of HBP, heart disease, divorce, depression and even suicide.

In 2023 I was immensely humbled to be a winner, one of only two New Zealanders, in The Ignition Top 50 Women in Accounting award.

My work is my mission.

That’s my rant really, if you’d like to know my qualifications and a more formalised version of me, scope me out on LinkedIn.

Here are a few of my quirks.  I am informal, so I tend to have a bit of a laugh and share my world with you which also is informal….love me anyway.

I am an “in time” person, which means I tend to get things done in time, I am not the person that gets things done two weeks before…..love me anyway.

I couldn’t care less about most material things but I love the freedom money provides in being able to provide for my family, continued learning, contribution and travel….love me anyway.

I trust this supports you in getting to know a little bit about who I am and how I work.  I look forward to getting to know you too.

About Steph

Steph joined UpTraining in November 2019. Steph has been a VA with varying responsibilities for more than 12 years now and has grown significantly with her role here at UpTraining.  Steph loves doing what she does and it shows.

In 2021, Steph was promoted to Executive Assistant. Performing various EA and admin support to Simonne.  Steph keeps the wheels of our business machine moving and Simonne in line!  She supports our clients success, organises our events, and is a critical point of contact for all external partners.

Steph completed a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Technology and so is our go-to for IT support.  Tech-savvy, she has a particular interest in computers and softwares – even enjoys getting challenged looking for fixes and/or workarounds. Steph ensures the smooth running of our IT systems, maintain websites and other databases.

Steph lives by the company’s CORE Values, is diligent and well-organised. She loves music, spending time with family and friends, and loves to pamper herself with anything sweet.

About Steph

Steph joined UpTraining in November 2019. Steph has been a VA with varying responsibilities for more than 12 years now and has grown significantly with her role here at UpTraining.  Steph loves doing what she does and it shows.

In 2021, Steph was promoted to Executive Assistant. Performing various EA and admin support to Simonne.  Steph keeps the wheels of our business machine moving and Simonne in line!  She supports our clients success, organises our events, and is a critical point of contact for all external partners.

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Steph completed a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Technology and so is our go-to for IT support.  Tech-savvy, she has a particular interest in computers and softwares – even enjoys getting challenged looking for fixes and/or workarounds. Steph ensures the smooth running of our IT systems, maintain websites and other databases.

Steph lives by the company’s CORE Values, is diligent and well-organised. She loves music, spending time with family and friends, and loves to pamper herself with anything sweet.