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Waalitj Hub Business Coaches

The Waalitj Hub team includes Business Coaches who have extensive experience in providing commercial advice to Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, Not for Profits and Community groups and Government Agencies.

Gohar Rind

Gohar Rind

GM - Waalitj Hub

Gohar Rind is a proud Badimaya Yamatji man. He has completed tertiary qualifications in Commerce, Commercial & Resource Law (Masters), and Cyber Security (Masters) and developed a strong skillset in Supply Chain & Logistics, Strategic Planning, and IT & Cyber Security. Gohar is passionate about promoting digital innovation and advancing the careers of his fellow First Australians.

Shirley McPherson

Shirley McPherson

Business Coach

Shirley is a descendant of the Widi Mob and Southern Yamatji Claims through Ap-barra and Dharringa. Acknowledged as an outstanding leader, her experience spans Indigenous business and strategy development, finance and accountancy, land acquisition, community and corporate leadership and governance, employment, training, mediation and facilitation. 

Raylene Bellottie

Raylene Bellottie

Business Coach

Raylene is a Nanda woman from Yamatji Country. She has been working with Aboriginal businesses supporting them with capacity building and project planning & delivery. She uses her unique understanding of Aboriginal culture and heritage and Corporate business knowledge to support effective Aboriginal supply chain management within projects.

Michael Jack

Michael Jack

Business Coach

Before joining the Waalitj Hub, Michael was a Business Coach at Many Rivers, specialising in business start-ups. Born and raised in Geraldton, Michael has spent more than 30 years working in the Mid-West region in management roles at St John Ambulance and Nazareth House Geraldton.

Verity Sebire

Verity Sebire

Business Coach

Verity is a Noongar woman with Western Arrernte and Channel Islander heritage and maintains strong engagement across community and advocacy sectors. Verity has spent the previous eight years working in the Enforcement Division of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Verity is a qualified lawyer (currently non-practicing) with a keen interest in intellectual property, biodiversity and environmental recovery.

Jaime P. Silva

Jaime P. Silva

Business Coach

Jaime brings extensive experience within both Australian and Latin American Foundations, Non-Profits and Private sectors with expertise in corporate development and the Arts. He is committed to service and social responsibility, especially in the environment/conservation field and Indigenous rights and representation in the public and private sectors.

Sherena Bin Hitam

Sherena Bin Hitam

Business Coach

Sherena is a proud Aboriginal woman from the Kimberley, from the Bardi-Jawi Native Title Group, on the Dampier Peninsula and the Yawuru Group of Broome. Proud of her mixed heritage she is Jaogerie to her kin.  Sherena’s life and work experiences across industry sectors, is backed with qualifications in Bachelor of Arts and an MBA from Notre Dame University WA.  Over 25 years in the workforce across WA, has provided her with a wealth of cultural, personal and professional knowledge and connections.

Katrina M

Katrina M

Business Coach

With over a decade of experience in the corporate sector, Katrina has held executive roles in multinational and Fortune 500 companies. Katrina has expertise in business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and property and uses creative skills to help her clients explore their business interests and identify commercial opportunities. As a Murri woman from the Maiawali mob, she is passionate about supporting fellow First Nations entrepreneurs to build thriving businesses.

Josie Todd

Josie Todd

Assistant Business Coach

Josie is a Yued woman from the Noongar nation with ancestral ties to the southern Yamatji region. She is currently fulfilling her qualifications in the Accounting area and has over eight years of experience in client and customer engagement and service.

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