Guest speakers are invited to participate in the Gladstone Careers Expo to talk to students about their career journeys. Guest speakers will share their top tips to inspire students as they start planning for their future career.

If you have an interesting Career story or motivational pitch to share with the our future workforce – please get in touch via our ‘contact us’ page and tell us about yourself!
We are looking for guest speakers for our 2020 event.

2020 guest speakers will include:


Janis Barker – Process Engineer at QAL

Janis grew up in the suburbs of Melbourne, and still had no idea what career she wanted to pursue even after putting in her preferences for university courses.  Janis had always been interested in the sciences, but didn’t know where this could take her so enrolled in a combined engineering/science degree assuming she’d figure it out along the way.  This decision led her to Gladstone where she now works as a Process Engineer for Queensland Alumina Limited.

Janis is passionate about inspiring young people to pursue STEM career pathways, even though they might be daunted by the challenge.  Janis hasn’t always found her journey easy, but she believes that it’s worth persevering through the difficult times, so that she can make a lasting and satisfying difference to the world through her STEM career.  If she can do it, anyone can!


Richard and Nikki Taylor – Recruitment Directors, Career Mentors, Authors.
LME Mentoring.

After 15 years of White Collar Recruitment, Nikki transitioned into mentoring in late 2017.  Now living in Gladstone QLD, Nikki and Richard own Life Made Easy (LME) Mentoring and work with people of all ages – assisting them to be the best version of themselves personally, mindfully and in career and business.

They love sharing their knowledge and will be discussing resumes, interview techniques and how to use LinkedIn as a tool.

IMG_4024Dominique Gleixner – Young Tourism Leader for Gladstone Region and Tourism Manager for Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd.


Dominique is a Young Tourism Leader for the Gladstone region. After completing a Certificate III in Tourism Operations, Dominque’s tourism career was kick-started with a school-based traineeship in regional tourism at Gladstone Area Promotion and Development Ltd (GAPDL).  After finishing school, Dominique worked in operational roles in a variety of aviation companies. Dominique moved to the UK and travelled widely, after returning to Gladstone Dominique returned to GAPDL, this time as its Tourism Manager.  Dominique is keen to show young people the diversity of career opportunities in regional tourism.














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