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Braver. Bolder. Business.

Future success is not built on “teaching” more of the same."

- Ali Uren

Kiikstart is a tactical partner in business learning and development for individuals and organisations in the corporate, government and tourism sectors. We see the challenges faced by modern business as infinite opportunities to learn, change, experiment and innovate.

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An honest and real conversation about life, business and making some big decisions.

Our Programs Designed for Business

Our Programs Designed for Individuals

Building a career that has impact and value in a modern marketplace

Designed for people at a career crossroads who want the knowledge, skills and confidence to make better decisions. And gain new opportunities as a result.

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Crafting a competitive Resumé

For people who want to craft a creative, professional and impactful story that moves past the traditional, and outdated resume. And in turn leads to increased success with potential employers in a competitive, noisy market.

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    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – A chat with Ali Uren, Founder & Knowledge Entrepreneur at Kiikstart

    Podcast Notes Ali Uren is a regular guest on this podcast and is highly regarded in the field of business innovation and leadership, delivering Innovation and Leadership from gaps, threats...

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    Quotes that make you think

    “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”​ Shirley Chisholm In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress...

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    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – It’s Okay To Do Something Different

    In this personal, and as always honest podcast, Kiikstart and TEA- The Entrepreneurial Artist discuss why its Ok to go do something different in times of challenge. And why in...

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    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – Communications: Back to the Future

    “What’s Old is New again” using some of the old ways incorporating with new.   It really is a case of back to the future.  This is a creative market so...

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    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – Social Media: Does it fit the Plan and the Brand – Part 2 of 2

    In this podcast Kiikstart and TEA- The Entrepreneurial Artist ask some tough questions around social media and its role in adding benefit to our brand and the longer-term business plan. ...

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    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – Social Media: A Conscious Approach – Part 1 of 2

    Time and headspace is precious and you only have so much of both.  Part one of this two part podcast unpacks: Why we need to become conscious users of social...

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    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – Crafting Collaborations: Make Meetings Count.

    Time is precious and you only have so much of it.  This podcast unpacks the following: How to decide when to attend a meeting to get the best outcome –...

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    Crafting Collaborations

    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – Crafting Collaborations: Less Talk More Action.

    The ‘c’ word – collaboration. A word overused at conferences, meetings and in our day-to-day conversations with one another in business.  Inspired to act and build collaborative skills within leaders,...

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    Kiikstart and TEA Podcast – Forget Time Management strive for Time Respect

    Kiikstart and TEA explore how we can begin to be smarter and more strategic with the time available to us so we can more of the resources we have available...

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      What they said...

      • Ali Uren of Kiikstart provided our employees with creative, modern and proven approaches to generate new opportunities in an increasingly competitive and changing market. Since commencing the program, our employees are more confident and can tell their career story highlighting individual achievements and transferable skills. I would highly recommend the Kiikstart program to businesses and individuals who are going through transitions or wanting to take a new career path.”

      • I have worked with Ali (Kiikstart) for approximately two years, in transitioning Coca Cola Operational Employees out of Coca Cola to other opportunities, due to the closure of the Manufacturing Plant, Thebarton (SA). Ali’s passion and driving characteristics are infectious, plus the ability to build individual and corporate relationships quickly ensures success.

        On a personal level, I too have now engaged with KiikStart to provide me with this unique service to enable me to take the next step in my professional journey."

      • So much has changed and I’m not sure I can fully quantify it.

        I can tell my story better. I can see my value and that of the work. I can dream. I can question. I can see patterns. I can see myself and how I make decisions. Habits are broken (bad(ish) ones). Things are more deliberate. Things are uncomfortable so change is happening.

        Thank you, Ali. This has been transformational and important. There is no going back. As said by Oliver Wendell Holmes “One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”

      • Coaching with Kiikstart has been an incredible journey. I’ve been challenged to reflect on my talents, my organisation, how I present myself and how to build a personal brand. This is a new and innovative approach, no cookie cutting here. Management has moved on from its old way of thinking and Kiikstart’s approach is ahead of any organisation.”

      • Kiikstart helped me address my fears, concerns and perceived weaknesses. Being able to have honest and safe conversations about these issues allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of my own leadership style and business acumen. I was given the tools and guidance to challenge my thinking, articulate my goals, and most importantly, focus my attention on my strengths.”

      • My colleagues and I met Ali at a 'skills for the future' event. What struck me immediately was her goodwill, approachable nature and strong sense of purpose and passion for her work and the industry. Lots of people talk about innovation, but Ali lives it. She has a global mindset and challenges the status quo.

        Over the course of working with her, Ali asked us the pointy questions at the right times to help us evolve our thinking and create work that is both practical and action-oriented, and cutting edge and aspirational. I highly recommend her as a workforce strategist and learning and development coach.”

      • Regional Tourism Ambassador, Ali Uren, is a valued contributor to the Tourism Hub providing engaging and informative advice and information to industry.

        Ali provides mentorship to successful applicants of the Emerging Tourism Professional Program. Through Ali's guidance candidates have developed career activation plans and have been successful in progressing their career and securing new roles. With her enthusiasm for developing people, it is always a pleasure working with Ali.

      • It has been inspirational working with Kiikstart as you get your mind working and thinking outside of the square on a daily basis.”

      • It was my pleasure to partner with Kiikstart during a significant project for Coca-Cola Amatil. Ali took the time to understand our needs and really tailor a program to maximise the benefits for our employees and create an experience that is totally unique, incredibly personalised and with a real focus on creativity and innovation.”