Master Certificate in Your Business Success

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Live five-week online course accessible around the globe. Plus two one on one private sessions.

Every Tuesday lunchtime from 12 May 2020 for five weeks plus 3 one on one sessions.

The first and last week are 1.5 hours and the weeks in between are 1 hour.  All participants will have three one on one sessions with Mary Anne.  Each session is recorded and you will receive an audio and video file and templates after each session.

Training and mentoring at its flexible best delivered by an industry legend


Students will focus on unblocking the obstacles to success and cover vital information ranging from the innovative Believing Forward Budget to the importance of vision, intent, networking, producing the perfect event, collaborating, deal-making and much more. Templates with dozens of  tips will be included so students can apply their knowledge immediately and in a highly structured way.  Students enjoy shared learning and the interaction during this program.

The course includes a Business Success Tool Kit.  The Took kit has 23 Templates that include draft agreements, Human Resource Management templates, Event management templates and Public Relations and Media templates that most business units need.  Businesses send thousands of dollars on consultants each year.   Consultants can charge more than $1,000 to prepare any one of these templates.  The kit normally priced at $950 is FREE as part of the course.  

The Master of Business Success Tool Kit is not intended to replace lawyers, Human Relations, Public Relations or Event Management Specialists; however, they have been prepared by Specialists to help propel you and your business forward.

Each person on the program has the opportunity to choose their own Homework e.g. you could present to me an overview of an on-line training program via zoom which I can show you how to use as a homework idea.  Every participant gets three one-on-one hour sessions in addition to the 5-day course.  

Home work will be given to each participant and is designed to suit your organisations needs.  Past Participants have chosen to do one of the following:

  • submit a 90 work day plan, 
  • submit a 2 page business plan
  • Submit a believing forward budget 
  • Deliver an online training program to me via zoom (under an hour)
  • write a press release
  • Deliver a plan for  a launch/event
  • Write a staff policy and procedures manual
  • Present a talk you plan to give to an organisation to me via zoom (this could be a training program with brochure)
  • write a contract between you and another organisation


Experience: Mary Anne Waldren distills three decades of award-winning business experience into this program, which is tailor-made for the specific needs of each student.

Flexibility: She provides each participant with three valuable one-on-one sessions with her - before, during and after the course. You can download lectures and accompanying templates from any of the five modules at times that suit you, complete the program live, or mix learning modes.

Quality: A massive 95 per cent of those trained by Mary Anne Waldren report being very satisfied with their training. 

Shared Learning : Participants learn from each other on the course and often end up doing business together.


“Mary Anne’s knowledge, experiences and business successes have enabled her to deliver a thorough and highly constructive course for anyone looking for their own success story. The templates provided are proven to work and the group conversations were a wonderful way to learn! Mary Anne is a great mentor.” - Kristen Hannan, Geoscience Australia

“I was inspired by Mary-Anne’s business experience, and attending her Master Certificate in Business Success course not only provided ideas on how to grow our business, it led to collaborative work almost immediately.”

Dr Simon Torok, Director, Scientell Pty Ltd (Melbourne)

I would highly recommend the Master Certificate in Business Success led by the inspirational Mary-Anne Waldren. The delivery and interactive style of the course added to the learning experience as we were able not only draw from Mary-Anne’s knowledge and experiences, but also fellow students. A great injection of knowledge and wisdom to push me forward.  

Kellie Broderick, The Uniting Church in Australia (Qld Synod)


Week 1: The big picture and how to protect it

Vision, intent and the collaborative environment are covered. Case histories and extensive templates ranging from a Staff & Collaborators Code of Conduct and a Believing Forward Budget to a 90-Day Plan and a Full Business Plan are provided 

Week 2: Collaborating and Forging Sustainable Business

Collaborating and deal-making begin in the office, continue with both personal and online networking opportunities and extend to boardrooms where deals are signed. Networking tips and how to recognise had business are focuses. Templates range from sponsorship proposals and tips to a confidentiality agreement 

Week 3: Masterminding events

Achieve whatever business or personal objective you can think of by organising a killer event. Extensive templates and case histories will give you the complete framework you need in order to produce events that can foster the conversations that create change for individuals, organisations, industries, even cities. Design events that bring in business with other collaborators who want to keep working with you.

Week 4: Speak up for success

Public speaking is a skill you use whether you realise it or not. Mary Anne, an award-winning public speaker and TEDx alumni member, will teach you how to speak up for yourself, provide tips, teach you how speaking can lead to selling and help you develop your best elevator pitch.

Week 5 Boards and networking for Success

Joining Boards, running boards whether Government, Not-for-profit, commercial, family or even Advisory Boards can enhance your career prospects, profits and presence.  The secret is to be active, be awake, alert and present to what is going on because this can be where some of the real opportunities for partnership can occur.  It’s also an area where shenanigans can occur in Australian Business.


All participants get three one one one mentoring sessions with Mary Anne.  Practical homework due after the course will help your achieve new success

An Essential Archetype Review for any one who signs up for the super early bird price.  Gets the Essential Archetype Review valued at $330 for FREE. Learn your strengths and weaknesses and what might be holding you back from achieving your success

Further information contact [email protected]

Course Dates & Times

Every Tuesday for five weeks @ 12.00pm AEST

Week 1. Tuesday 12 May   12.00pm AEST 1.5 hours 
Week 2. Tuesday 19 May   12.00pm AEST 1 hour
Week 3. Tuesday 26 May   12.00pm AEST 1 hour
Week 4. Tuesday 2 June    12.00pm AEST 1 hour
Week 5. Tuesday 16 June  12.00pm AEST 1.5 hours

in addition to the group learning, each participant will have three one on one sessions with Mary Anne, one prior to the course, one during the course and one after the course.  These sessions will be focused on what you want to achieve for your business success.

For information or to book contact Mary Anne Waldren on 0412 340 622 or [email protected]


Cost $1,200 

Mentor Trainer Event Creator

Master Certificate in Strategic Event Management

MASTER CERTIFICATE IN STRATEGIC EVENT MANAGEMENT  - Brand New content includes the following:

  • Deliver and make an impact with your strategic event
  • Collaborate and get paid for partnering with others
  • Create a stand out event by using the latest tips, tricks and best practice templates
  • Gain confidence and work with the media to deliver a powerful message
  • Create a proposal that sells

Be part of this vibrant deal making program and receive a bonus one-hour one-on-one session afterwards by phone or in person to further brainstorm you ideas and reach your personal goals. 
Live Lunchtime Online Course: 25 October 2016, held in one to one and modules with downloadable lectures and audio transcripts available for all Master students in training. Facilitated by the mastermind behind the million-dollar Australian Science Festival and National Science, Ernest & Young and Telstra award winner and advisor for both governments and businesses in Australia, Korea, New Zealand, Austria and the USA, Mary Anne Waldren. 

The course includes: Learn to dream, deliver and make an impact with your strategic events, how to collaborate and get paid for partnering with others, stand out with the latest tips, tricks and best practice templates, gain confidence and work with the media to deliver powerful messages, coverage and programs and create a proposal that sells.  Event formats will be discussed, how to run a conference, pitch an one hour program with ABC and becoming a business magnet via events. 

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Lots of templates and handouts will further ensure Mary Anne's three decades of industry knowledge is passed on to you.

Participants need to take part in or listen to the lectures and satisfactorily complete assignments within a fortnight of the end of the course to obtain a certificate.

Choose two out of these three practical assignments:
• Write a press release
• Write a pitch to attract a themed ABC Radio National edited one-hour Outside Broadcast
• Write a deal making sponsorship proposal

• Write a Code of Conduct and a Policy & Procedures paper for your organisation

• Write an outline for a conference and put a budget together

For course fees, payment plans and to find out more, contact Mary Anne Waldren.

Another pilot course, The Master Certificate in Success, will be offered next year. Contact Mary Anne to register your interest.  

Price: $1,907 plus GST (Super Early Bird, closes 10/9/16),  $2,147 plus GST (Early Bird, closes 7/10/16) or $2,397 plus GST regular price closes 24/10.

Mary-Anne Waldren is a Master Trainer

She has been training staff and start-up festivals and corporate gigs around the world in countries ranging from the United States to Austria for the past three decades.

She holds a Certificate IV in Training and was voted Rotary’s  2012 ACT and Southern Communicator of the Year in 2012.

Mary-Anne’s courses are renowned for being the catalyst for real and lasting positive change.

Themes that run through her training courses and programs include communication and collaboration.

More than 90 per cent of her students are “very satisfied” with her training programs, according to surveys.

“Mary-Anne Waldren is a gifted speaker. She is the most natural and effective communicator I have ever encountered.” – Anne-Marie Cooper, ACT President, Women Chiefs of Enterprise International

Mary-Anne speaks regularly at conferences and other forums. She tailor makes each speech to the people who are in the room. Mary-Anne talks about topics she knows inside out and is noted for her energy, her integrity and her engaging and useful anecdotes. 

Listen to an audio where Mary-Anne Waldren gives our her 5 top networking tips.