“How do you find the time to manage all of this social media stuff?” That’s one of the most common questions I’m asked whenever I present. And sometimes, I get the sense that people are hoping that it’s so complicated and time-consuming that they’ll have a great excuse NOT to do it. Not to learn [...]
Founder, Sydney Writers' Centre
About Valerie Khoo
In 2010, the Sydney Writers' Centre won the NSW Telstra Business Awards Micro-business of the Year. In 2009, it was named by Dell as one of the 10 most innovative small businesses in Australia. With a passion for building online communities, Valerie has transformed the concept of the traditional cottage writers' centre into a dynamic community of aspiring writers from all over the world.
In addition to its flagship habourside premises, thousands of students participate in courses which include creative writing, magazine writing, business writing, travel writing, novel writing, grammar and punctuation, media releases and much more. With a Bachelor of Economics (majoring in accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Communication (journalism, public relations), Valerie began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining a national public relations firm.
She has worked at three major publishing houses -- ACP Magazines, EMAP and Pacific Magazines — including three years in Singapore. Valerie is also a small business commentator for major media in Australia.
Her popular Enterprise blog appears in smh.com.au, theage.com.au, watoday.com.au and brisbanetimes.com.au.
Valerie is passionate about leading a business that fosters creativity, nurtures talent and helps people achieve their dreams.