Native winners who shone at Sydney awards evening

This week “CityNews” talks to 2 winners of the 2022 Altitude Awards: Kylie James, proprietor of Kylie James Teaching, and Victoria Pearce, founding director of Endangered Heritage.

LOCAL businesswomen – Kylie James and Victoria Pearce – have received two 2022 Altitude Awards.

Of the 12 award classes, 11 Canberra businesswomen have been nominated throughout 9 classes on the tenth awards evening in Sydney earlier this month.

Based by Andrea Turner-Boys, of Ladies With Altitude, the awards honour the achievements of on a regular basis folks throughout enterprise, management and group sectors.

Empowering profession girls of their mid-life

Kylie James

KYLIE JAMES, proprietor, Kylie James Teaching, received the “On My Method Award”.

IN January final yr, Kylie James turned away from her profession within the public service to start out her personal teaching enterprise.

She says her “profitable and fulfilling 20-year profession” within the company profession had left her “burnt out and exhausted as a result of I wasn’t dwelling in alignment with my private values.”

Kylie yearned for a job that made use of her “connection superpower”, embraced her “open-minded curiosity” and promoted “stability and rhythm in life”.

She opened Kylie James Teaching as “a thriving hub of women and men who need to springboard their careers, develop their companies, or really feel much less wired.”

Kylie says she specialises in transition teaching, noting “change as the one fixed in life”.

“I facilitate the journey of change by giving my shoppers the house to unpack each a part of themselves with out judgement and work in the direction of wise plans,” she says.

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“Setting down the load, opening up in a protected house and amassing their ideas is the reprieve that retains burnout and exhaustion at bay.”

Kylie aspires to “reinvent the modern-day workspace and empower girls of their mid-lives.”

“Ladies of their mid-lives, between the ages 40 and 60, are within the prime of their lives,” Kylie says. 

“However going by so many issues directly, like menopause and office stress, makes the mid-life troublesome.

“Mid-life girls are inclined to battle with their confidence and really feel as if they’re unseen and unheard.”

Kylie needs to empower girls of their mid-lives to “transcend what they assume their limits are, discover what’s doable in life and embrace the challenges of the mid-life, with out feeling embarrassed, responsible or apologetic.” 

Kylie James Teaching hosts “The Mid-Life Mayhem and Magic Group” Fb group for girls to return collectively and search consolation by shared expertise.

Kylie James Teaching,

Constructing the longer term by caring for the previous

Victoria Pearce

VICTORIA PEARCE, founding director, Endangered Heritage, received the “Courageous Rising Star Award”.

ENDANGERED Heritage is well-known in Canberra, however much less so in Sydney, says founding director Victoria Pearce.

“That is why it took me unexpectedly to be awarded the ‘Courageous Rising Star Award’ on the 2022 Ladies with Altitude Awards,” she says.

On awards evening Victoria stated: “Successful a Courageous Award is recognition of my willpower to determine and construct a centre of excellence for heritage conservation for Australia and abroad. 

“This award is validation from girls in enterprise who, with out exception, are extraordinary. 

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“Doing enterprise in collaboration as an alternative of competitors delivers higher fairness and financial returns for all.”

Because the win, Victoria says she is now recognised regionally as a number one businesswoman.

“I’m internationally recognised for my work in heritage conservation, starting as a textiles conservator, with additional coaching in work conservation,” she says. 

“Like all property, artwork depreciates until cared for and managed. Conservation ensures these property respect.”

Victoria says she is backed by a group of internationally recognised specialists, delivering conservation companies to nationwide collections, regional museums, company collectors, households and people. 

“The group works on objects, metals, paper, textiles, work, glass and archeological materials in addition to caring for full collections, each private and non-private,” says Victoria.

“Conservators work to protect what’s necessary, serving to us sustainably handle our property to allow them to be sources of financial progress for your entire group.”

Victoria is an organiser of the Nationwide Endangered Expertise and Trades Present, lobbying to reverse laws stopping these professionals taking apprentices.

“Everybody has one thing they need to final perpetually, Endangered Heritage is ensuring now we have a previous to construct our future on.” 

Endangered Heritage, Store 8 Paragon Mall, 20 Gladstone Road, Fyshwick. Name 6280 6280 or go to