ABOUT JANET SERNACK
JANET IS THE FOUNDER AND CEO OF ImagineNation™
Janet has over 35 years of global experience consulting and leading culture development, change management, leadership, team, and innovation learning interventions to some of Australasia’s and Israel’s top 100 companies.
About Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™
Prior to launching her consulting, training, and coaching career she was a graphic and fashion designer, as well as a successful product and marketing manager in the Australian fashion industry.
She was then recruited to become the Fashion Director and Marketing Development Manager for Grace Bros’ department stores, now part of the Myer Group, and established one of Australia’s fashion information services.
She launched Australia’s first design management consultancy, Janet Sernack Design Management Consultants Pty. Ltd., and worked with some of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands.
Realizing that some of the best business, quality management, and marketing plans often ended up in the “bottom drawer” she became an implementation specialist focusing on the “how-to’s” of change.
She worked with Carolyn Taylor, author of “Walking the Talk – Building a Culture for Success” as an associate trainer, facilitator, project manager, and adult learning specialist at Corporate Vision, Australia’s first culture and leadership consultancy.
She continued developing her extensive training, facilitation, and coaching skill set, specializing in playful, experiential, and adult learning processes to effect mindset and behaviour change, in executive teams, as owner and CEO of Compass Learning Pty Ltd.
In 2010 she moved to the Middle East and joined the Start-Up Revolution where she resided for 6 years and founded an Israeli start-up, ImagineNation™
She has tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Adult Learning, and Workplace Assessment and Training and is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and is currently seeking her Masters Coaching accreditation with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
She blogs regularly and is acknowledged as #1 in the top 40 innovation bloggers at Innovation Excellence “the world’s most popular innovation blog” known now as Human-Centred Design and Innovation.
She presents at conferences globally, as an acknowledged thought leader on the People side of innovation.
She now resides with her very patient and supportive husband and furry family in lovely Bayside Melbourne, Australia. She is an experienced business mentor to both women, students, and to Executive MBA students at RMIT Graduate School of Business and Law, Melbourne. Read her Story.
Global Speaking Engagements
Navigating the innovation puzzle Coaching and mentoring innovation in an uncertain world, 2020
Innov8rs Connect Unconference
Global Emerging Innovation Summit – International Innovative Research Network 26th - 28th August 2020 Melbourne, Australia
World Business & Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS)
Global Women’s Leadership Summit (GWALS)
Ellen MacArthur’s’ Think Differently Festival (Thinkdif) 2015
Ellen MacArthur’s’ Think Differently Festival (Thinkdif) 2016
Ellen MacArthur’s’ Think Differently Festival (Thinkdif) 2017
International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Development Events
Creative Innovation Conference – Melbourne 2016
Creative Innovation Conference – Melbourne 2013
Coaching without Borders Innovation Workshop – Hungary
European Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference – Brussels
Superfund Innovation Conference – Melbourne
ISPIM Innovation Conference – Melbourne
Liquid Learning Innovation Conference – Sydney
Emerging Innovation Summit – Melbourne
Creative Melbourne – Melbourne
Hargraves Institute of Innovation Conference – Sydney
LAST Conference – Melbourne
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TOPICS: DANCING AT THE EDGE OF DISRUPTION – INNOVATION CULTURE, LEADERSHIP & COACHING