Meet Anthony, Work My Own Way’s Facilitator and Business Coach
Anthony L Mayer is Work My Own Way’s facilitator and business coach and also the founder of Online is Easy a Gippsland website design firm. You’ll meet him out and about delivering hands on business skills workshops and running our mentor events and meetups across Gippsland.
You can also book business coaching hours with Anthony. You can either come into our offices at The Herd to meet face to face, or you can catch up with Anthony online or by telephone from the comfort of your home or office. He’s experienced in the issues you need to understand from cash flow to growth.
Anthony lives and works in Gippsland with his dog Jaffa. He virtually travels around the world every day to meet online with Online is Easy clients. He’s also a committed member of Rotary and a champion of Latitude38, and online Rotary eclub. A dedicated digital nomad, when he’s not delivering Work My Own Way programs, you may find him working at a coworking space, or in a cafe with a view.
We get to know him with this quick question and answer.
What’s your favourite business tip?
Remember that you are there for the customer, it’s about them not about you.
What do you love about business?
Business is democratic; customers vote with their feet (or mouse). The best skills, and the people who work hardest and smartest rise to the top. People exchange value, do a good job, and bring benefits to their customers. Business is at the heart of communities and the wealth from small business helps communities grow. I love the passion people have for their business and I am inspired by people who have real expertise and passion in their fields.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Melbourne but my family were Gippsland pioneers and I grew up in Yinnar and used to swing off the willow trees into the Morwell River.
Where have you lived and worked?
In Australia and also a spell overseas in London, Brighton and Manchester in the UK and in Vancouver, Canada.
In 1993 in Canada I discovered and fell in love with business transformation introducing a digital printer to a business in the Vancouver stock exchange, and increasing their productivity by 60 percent overnight.
Back in Australia since 1997, I’ve owned several successful businesses from hospitality to printing and in 2014 founded Online is Easy a Gippsland based web design business.
I have worked in the outback around Australia educating remote, rural and regional communities.
Why do you love WMOW?
Launching a new business is challenging. In 2002 when I founded a Gippsland printing business Image Direct I took part in the NEIS program which was incredibly helpful. Throughout my career I have been lucky to have been mentored by a network of exceptional business leaders.
I’m absolutely delighted to bring support services and mentoring to new entrepreneurs. I love that this program is accessible and open to everyone, including the disadvantaged people who need it most. It’s very rewarding to work with the amazing participants at Work My Own Way who truly keen to learn and apply their new skills and knowledge to grow.
Why the passion for training?
In the past few years I have delivered hundreds of workshops on digital literacy and digital marketing for organisations around Australia including AusPost and Digital Springboard. I am also one of only thirteen authorised Squarespace trainers in Australia, teaching people how to build and manage their own websites. Training gives people the skills and information to grow themselves.