How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business

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Most startup founders build their business around their passion. Tech geeks build IT companies, food lovers open a restaurant, or professionals establish consulting firms. While your passion may fuel you to start your own venture, you need more than that to sustain your business and keep it going. There are processes and systems that need to understand -- from operations to accounting, to sales and marketing, to hiring people -- that may be entirely new to you.

Don't get lost in the nitty-gritty details that are needed to run a business. You may be overwhelmed with all the ideas and the things you needed to that that might freeze you on your tracks. Have a clear direction on where you are going and begin that by freeing your mind and absorbing whatever you can learn from this workshop. 

Probably, what you most need right now is to hear something from an expert that can part your own Red Sea, clear the cobwebs and point you in the right direction.

About The Speaker/s

Vanessa Vanderhaven


With a profound appreciation for detail and a relentlessly optimistic view on life – Melbourne-based illustrator, Vanessa, finds most of her days are spent drawing faces and flowers and drinking considerable amounts of peppermint tea from her favourite Pantone mug. Vanessa’s work has evolved over the last six years of illustrating. However, she has maintained a strong focus on confident female beauty with detailed fashion and botanical accents. She believes in empowering and delighting others through artistic visuals and in the last year has introduced colour and digital elements to lift her illustrations and communicate the story behind her work. When she’s not drawing or drinking tea, she’s busy getting lost in the streets of Melbourne and deciding which music artist makes her feel more baller between BANKS and Sampa The Great.


Sheree Rubinstein


Free-spirited former lawyer Sheree loves to shake things up and challenge old ways of thinking which are forever leading to new and exciting opportunities. In her former life as a lawyer at one of Australia's top-tier commercial law firms, Sheree was famous for her ability to bring life and culture to the everyday happenings - helping to coordinate a company flash mob was just one of her many achievements.

Sheree is a passionate advocate for helping women to build meaningful careers and thriving businesses. With an understanding of the specific needs, challenges and ambitions of female entrepreneurs Sheree co-founded One Roof. A multi-national company in Australia and the United States, One Roof curates industry-first female-centric co-working spaces and provides the support and resources entrepreneurial women need to thrive. 

About The Masters Series

At WeTeachMe, we believe that learning should be inspired and impassioned, and run by the people for the people.

In 2016, WeTeachMe officially became the biggest school in Australia, one giant leap towards our fundamental goal of becoming the biggest school in the world. As we walk this journey, we create tools that empower thought leaders and everyday people in all corners of the globe to help spark new ideas and make it easier to connect teachers and learners and ignite curiosity.

In accordance with this purpose, we have formed a new creative program to help us spread our message. Masters Series by WeTeachMe is where we help share the gifts, knowledge, and experiences of those who have achieved the unimaginable in their life, risen above all odds and have persevered when others couldn't.

It is on this stage that we elevate and celebrate the curious, where we invite the best and the brightest, the industry movers and shakers, the well-known and influential members of our communities to share their learnings and experiences in an unwavering effort to help those who are searching for answers. From creating thriving companies to challenging what humanity is capable of, we invite you to join us in celebrating the curious amongst us for we believe that it is the curious who will change the world.

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What you will learn
  • Valuable life lessons from experience.
  • An insight into how others have conquered their challenges and fears.
  • One actionable thing that you can do to change your status quo.
What you will get
  • Hear from 1-2 incredible founders who will share their journey of trials and tribulations.
  • Your chance to ask questions directly to the speakers and connect with them.
  • Meet like-minded people on the same journey as you, who know how hard it is too.

What to bring
  • Laptop, tablet, notebook and pen for note-taking.
  • Camera to document your experience.
  • Business cards.
What to wear

Come as you are.

Appropriate for

Startup businesses, founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, and anyone who is curious and looking for a tribe.

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18 April 2018 • How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business

Inspirational speakers! It was great to hear about people getting up again after failures and really finding their path.


16 April 2018 • How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business

Great to hear other's stories of finding their passion. Loved the co working venture


15 April 2018 • How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Business

What an inspiring night! One big thing I took away from it is that everyone is human and it is okay to have self doubt sometimes, you just need to work through it.

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