Next Toowoomba speaker

Jess Staskiewicz

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December 13, 7:30am • The Empire Theatre • part of a series on Silence


Jess Staskiewicz considers herself a recovering psychologist. She’s a yogamama, spiritual seeker, and the founder and facilitator of Dorothy Way, a local business that invites women to go deeper, and connect with their true selves. She believes in the inherent power and unique purpose of every individual and is dedicated to enabling others to shine.

She is an independent mother to one human baby and one fur baby, a lover of the cycle and flow of nature, losing herself in a book, and deep conversations.

(Please note that Jess will be speaking about – among many other things – her time working in a war zone, including experiences of violence.)


Mitch Richardson is a local filmmaker, known especially for his stunning work as a wedding videographer at Castle & Crown.


Emily Moon has always known she wanted to own her own business one day, but was never clear on what that would look like. That was until her love for social media and marketing led her to open her own consultancy, ELM Media & Marketing, where she works with small businesses to help them navigate the world of social media and stay sharp on all things marketing.

She’s a country girl at heart having grown up on a farm in South-West QLD, but Toowoomba has been home for many years now and it’s that vibrant community here that stole her heart.


Anna Bartlett has always considered herself to be an artist. Even when she was studying Business at university, or working as an Army Officer, she knew. Fast forward 20 years, four children and a LOT of ideas, projects and jobs, she’s exactly where she should be.

Through her online paint-along classes, original art, books and in-person events she helps people discover the joy of painting. And when she’s not sketching or having idea attacks about new classes, you will find her in the kitchen with her kids, walking the studio dog or procrastinating about tidying up the garage (but usually sketching!).


Steve Claydon has been doing his own thing for the past six years across a variety of business ventures. Most of his time is spent speaking with large companies and creative thinkers across Australia and New Zealand, helping them to strategically and purposefully grow their business numbers. He actually cares very little for business numbers, and thinks of them as more of a scoreboard reflecting something vastly more meaningful.

And that’s what he wants to talk to you about at CM/TWB.