"I have worked with Jodie for the past two years in her capacity as Project and Development Manager for RDA Wheatbelt. During this time Jodie has demonstrated her ability as a quality facilitator, trainer and project manager. Jodie’s stand out qualities are her ability to conceive innovative ideas, develop strategic partnerships and complete all tasks in a highly productive and efficient manner. Jodie’s enthusiasm and passion for what she does is very obvious and I think it is what makes her so good at what she does."
Rebekah Burges, Executive Officer, Regional Development Australia (RDA) Wheatbelt
"Jodie has a genuine interest in developing the capacity of not-for-profit groups in regional Western Australia. She has particular strengths in community strategic and business planning, governance and team development.
Jodie is an engaging presenter who is able to impart knowledge and skills in an interactive and enjoyable manner. She is able to lead people through dry subjects to reach a practical and meaningful outcome.
Jodie has strong research and analytical skills which she uses to guide the development of innovative and adaptive models and templates that address the needs of groups and regions."
Deborah Rice, Director, Community Development, Department of Regional Development and Lands
"Jodie Mortadza delivered leadership training on behalf of C Y O’Connor Institute to young people throughout the Wheatbelt in a program developed by her for Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt. Jodie developed the materials for the course and coordinated the program, taking responsibility for assessing a number of the units in the course. Jodie demonstrated exceptional skills in developing the materials and documentation for the course, and her professionalism in both development and delivery were highly admired and appreciated by Institute staff who worked with Jodie on the project. I have no hesitation in recommending Jodie to any prospective client seeking a skilled deliverer in leadership programs."
Rob Meecham, General Manager Academic and Business Development, C Y O’Connor Institute
"Jodie from Consult Innovate Create ran a series of Project Planning Workshops and Grant Writing and Grant Management workshops in the Goldfields-Esperance region in 2011. We found her workshops to be very professional, well planned and well delivered. There was significant benefit to the community through the interactive nature of the workshops proving very successful with increase in knowledge, recorded through the evaluations and feedback. Jodie tailor designed the workshops specifically for our needs. She has provided us with some well designed planning resources, which we can now provide to our clients to assist them to become project ready. We would highly recommend Jodie as a facilitator and trainer. Jodie shares her expertise in this field with participants who find her very approachable. Jodie assists participants in developing their project ideas so that their projects are as close to “shovel ready” as possible when funding opportunities become available. She has a warm and friendly personality which assists participants to get the most out of the experience."
Robert Hicks, Chief Executive Officer, Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission
"The Shire of Esperance contacted Jodie requesting a Project Planning Workshop designed to get staff thinking about how to plan projects. The interactive workshop was tailored to our individual needs ensuring that all attendees remained focused whilst being able to visualise the relevance of the information they were receiving. On completion of the training all staff left with a better understanding of the need to plan projects from the outset to achieve success. Jodie is a great communicator keen to develop workshops that will achieve the highest outcomes for her clients."
Mal Osborne, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Esperance
"It is with much pleasure I write a testimonial on behalf of the Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre for Jodie Mortadza.
Our Community Resource Centre recently employed Jodie to lead a Strategic Planning workshop for committee members and staff. The innovative methods and personal involvement she used had members willingly participating and contributing to the planning session, developing a plan for future directions of the Community Resource Centre.
Jodie was very well prepared for the workshop and at all times very professional in the way she involved committee member’s participation, to obtain their opinions with recommendation for the future of the Community Resource Centre.
We were extremely happy with the final Strategic Plan presented in a manner easy to implement while incorporating the key areas of our business, and would happily recommend Jodie to others."
Mrs Irene Mills AM, Secretary, Dalwallinu CRC
"Jodie Mortadza of `Consult Innovate Create` provided consultation to the Gingin Community Resource Centre Committee and Staff in the first quarter of 2011.
The term strategic planning does not conjure a great deal of excitement for most of us, however it is a very necessary tool for determining the future direction of business. Jodie provided a manageable framework that broke down the strategic planning processes and delivered the information in a format each committee member could understand. Consequently members felt valued and provided quality input into the decisions and future direction of our organization.
The final product was an easy to follow progressive document that told an accurate story of both the history of the organization and its future direction.
Jodie`s experience and commitment to the task provided the impetus the Gingin CRC committee and staff needed to develop a relevant and comprehensive strategic plan and as such we would have no hesitation in both recommending and utilizing Jodie’s services in the future."
Carrie Edwards, Coordinator/Manager, Gingin District Community Resource Centre Inc