- Queensland Finalist Telstra Young Business Women of the Year Award 2015
- Founder of StartUp Creative Magazine, stocked in Virgin Australia Lounges since 2014
- Gold Coast Bulletin’s ‘one to watch’ Gold Coast’s most influential
- Founder of SENSE Youth Mentoring Program and winner of Gold Coast Young Volunteer of the year award for recruiting over 100 university students to mentor at-risk young people
- National Presenter AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience)
- Working with Generation Y and Beyond
Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before – with baby boomers and millenials working side by side in an increasingly globalised, fragmented employment market. It’s time to look beyond the labels of Gen X, Y and Z – and understand what each generation brings to the table. Living in a truly digital age, challenging the status quo and supporting increasingly disrupted business models, millenials arguably have a bigger impact on the workplace than any other generation.
Kaylene Langford has built a career working with youth – through schools, in community settings and most notably as a start up incubator supporting young entrepreneurs. She understands millenials. She knows the tremendous, often untapped potential they offer any team or workplace. Her insight into their behaviours, motivations and communication style will help you understand how to leverage their strengths to build a stronger, more responsive and ultimately more successful workforce to drive your business.
Innovation in the Workplace
Your people are your greatest asset. They hold the key to moving your business forward and remaining relevant in our rapidly evolving economic and business climate. So how do you facilitate innovation in the workplace? What’s the best way to build an engaged workforce? How can you encourage your staff to take ownership of their roles, get excited about coming to work, and bring new ideas to the table?
Kaylene will bring energy, enthusiasm and inspiration to your team by showing them how to treat their career like a business. Just imagine harnessing the power and ideas a team of would-be entrepreneurs could bring to your organisation. Kaylene will inspire your team to think outside the box and start thinking like entrepreneurs, not employees. This fundamental mind shift can deliver instant results to truly transform your business.
- How to Start a Start Up
How does a youth worker with a strong sense of social justice and a dream of turning her passion into a thriving business challenge the status quo and become a successful business woman in less than five years? That’s what Kaylene Langford did. And her passion? It’s about helping others turn their ideas into business reality too.
Kaylene loves to educate people, particularly youth, and help them find a pathway to achieving their dreams. She saw how many young people had great ideas, but didn’t know how to bring them to life. That’s why she set up Start Up Creative – a thriving enterprise that’s more than “just another start up”, it’s a smart, socially responsible initiative that has established an enviable reputation for launching and supporting young start ups. Contact Kaylene to hear her winning story, practical tips and valuable insight into turning passion into profit.
Kaylene has worked with me at USQ on our Change Makers social change leadership program. She's great with the young people that participate in the program, accessible and approachable but with a firm hand. Her workshop at our recent event was highly rated by the students.
Robyn Evans, Associate Director of Marketing, University of Southern Queensland
Her passion and expertise in delivering services and consulting around start-ups, innovation, business, youth services and social media are as good as I have engaged. She has a powerful vision and the abilities to create real impact for those she works with. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Shiiké Vanderwerff, Executive Coach, Director Execbalance, Program Facilitator at Griffith University Gold Coast and Eden Health Retreat
Kaylene is our go-to Gal... A real go-getter who has created a community for like minded entrepreneurs and built a solid platform to help other creatives. The brain child behind the movement that is StartUp Creative and a trusted advisor of Pineapple PR. We could not recommend her enough!
Kat Orchard, Pineapple PR