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The below are testimonials from my wonderful working colleagues.

  • Karen made a substantial contribution to the operation of the Sanderson Neighbourhood Activity Centre (NAC) in areas of administration, volunteer and activity coordination and event management. With her administrative abilities, high level of organisational skills and her extensive knowledge and understanding of cultural sensitivities, she was vital in establishing an extensive community network and building positive and sustainable relationships with community stakeholders. Karen has helped produce a number of community events and also produced a monthly Community Village (market). She has been responsible for the development of administration systems including budgeting, cash reconciliation,  financial management and reporting monthly to the Director and Education Board. During this time she showed a high degree of responsibility and accountability and proved to be a reliable, honest and committed worker who has initiative. I recommend Karen for any role she feels she could undertake as we know she will approach any new challenge with passion, dedication and vigour as she demonstrated time and time again at the Sanderson Neighbourhood Activity Centre. – Paul Wyatt, Director, Sanderson Neighbourhood Activity Centre (NAC), Darwin NT, August 2016
  • Karen made enormous contributions with her skills, expertise and knowledge. She ensured the NAC grew into a community community-based oganisation that continues to build and attract volunteers and youth to its activities. She worked tirelessly in the areas of volunteer recruitment, advertising and social media, and activity coordination. A clear result of Karen’s work and commitment is the number of participants in NAC programs grew to over 800 in just 8 months. Due to the efforts of Karen the Sanderson NAC is slowly and positively growing.  Karen is an enthusiastic and dedicated worker who gave her best to the job at hand. – Liz Veel, Principal, Sanderson Middle School, Darwin NT, August 2016
  • Karen worked as the Activities Coordinator of the Sanderson NAC. Her collegaues speak highly of her contribution and is a valued team member who works hard to achieve the objectives of the program. – Senator Peter Styles, Member for Sanderson, NT Government, Darwin NT, August 2016
  • Karen’s position at CAAMA Music was to manage all sales and distribution tasks for the record labels online and retail services. Karen was exceptional in this position and was an asset during her employment. I was contacted on several occasions by long-term wholesale customers who were impressed with Karen’s knowledge of the product and her ability to ‘make things work’, Karen has a fantastic work ethic with a warm ‘can do’ attitude. She is an approachable, supportive and community-focused individual who holds excellent communication skills. This personal skill-set was instrumental in the success of the business unit during her time with us. Karen was able to negotiate and strategise with key stakeholders, networks, new partners and customers. Karen was an active participant in all internal group discussions and activities, encouraging an environment of inclusion for all employees across the CAAMA Group. Karen would offer assistance and guidance to her co-workers whilst successfully balancing her own tasks and duties. Karen proved herself to be a very organised, honest, hard-working, and personable individual and I am confident that she would be a valuable asset to any organisation. The support and dedication provided by Karen exemplify an intelligent, diligent, hard-working and personable individual and I would have no hesitation to recommend her for any role. Please don’t hesitate to call me should you require further information or endorsement. – Michael Smith, GM CAAMA Music, Alice Springs NT, February 2015
  • CAAMA is at the forefront of getting it out there for the rest of Australia and the World – some of the music is that good.  And best of all, the Sales Manager Karen (Kaz) Selbie is extremely helpful and accommodating; nothing is too much trouble for her. – Byron Cross, Tasmania, Australia,  March 2015
  • Karen was an active committee member of the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival with her main achievement guiding and organising the first Schools Program at the new Bellingen Youth Hub to success. During her time she also performed the following tasks conscientiously and well. She independently organised BRWF Schools Program, assisted with main event organisation, maintained webpage, online ticketing, newsletters, created merchandise to sell and gifts for visitors, fundraising – sourced lots of prizes and sponsorship, promotion – put it out there big time through word of mouth and via social media, directed and worked collaboratively with volunteers, excellent communication skills and a self-starter. – Brian Purcell,  Founder/Chair, Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival, Bellingen NSW, 2013
  • Kaz is highly regarded by her peers and the market at large for her good work and quality of character.  She applies herself with enthusiasm, commitment and the skill to achieve the desired outcome.- Neil Hamilton, Manager, Bellingen Community Market, Bellingen NSW,  July 2012
  • Karen worked for me autonomously from her home office and communicated via email, telephone and our CRM system. She served my company in a friendly, reliable and diligent manner.  – Rose Smith, Director, Absolute Soul Secrets, January 2013
  • Karen has excellent written and verbal communication skills. She is extremely organised, reliable and has a high level of computer skills. Karen would be an asset for any company. – Michelle Foulkes, Manager, Absolute Soul Secrets, Coffs Harbour NSW,  January 2013
  • Karen is a joy to work with. I’ve had two businesses and I would have given my right arm to have someone like Karen to work for me.  She is incredibly efficient and professional and has fantastic people skills. I’m sure any business would very much appreciate her.  Psychic Lea, Absolute Soul Secrets, January 2013
  • Karen is professional and always completes tasks in a thorough manner. Her organisation was exceptional with clear and friendly communication. I found Karen to be honest and trustworthy, solving problems by her own initiative. – Jeff Borg, Smart Business Marketing Pty Ltd, Macksville NSW,  July 2012
  • Kaz excels in verbal and written communications and possesses excellent problem-solving and time management skills. She’s an enthusiastic and helpful worker, trustworthy, reliable and confidently carried out her duties, exceeding the company’s expectations.  – Les Cohen, Manager, Cleanlink Pty Ltd,  Coffs Harbour, July 2009
  • Karen was a positive addition to my team and worked well independently. She completed her duties well and initiated a few systems which improved operations. Karen’s good organisational and communication skills and friendly nature were highly beneficial. – Andrew Ayliffe, Managing Director, Cleanlink Pty Ltd, Coffs Harbour NSW, July 2009
  •  Karen is an honest, reliable woman with a professional yet friendly disposition. – Eva Downes, Auspray Sands Pty Ltd, Eungai NSW, February 2004
  • Karen has assisted with fundraising since 1993. She is a most personable helper who has very strong oral and written communication skills. She has led a team of volunteers and organised some really special events for our students, not only managing the event but also working tirelessly during and after the event to ensure that everyone had a great time. She also successfully turned our Canteen into a “green canteen” ensuring the children had healthy food choices. Karen also successfully completed an Environmental Area for the school. This project involved applying, receiving and managing a Commonwealth Grant from the “Greening our Schools Project”. Karen worked at both Blakehurst Primary and High School as an Integration Teachers Aide for 12 months. This is an indication of Karen’s abilities that both schools have approached her to assist during this time. Karen is an excellent organiser and displays a confident, polite and purposeful face to face and phone manner. She is able to assess the core purpose of activities and pursues these with diligence and skill. I recommend Karen to you as a person who is enthusiastic and able to think on her feet. She would be an ideal candidate for any position involving events and promotion. Karen has many strengths and much to give. – Phil Herron, Principal, Blakehurst Primary School, Blakehurst NSW,  June 2001

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