Thinking about working with Maria?

Then you'll be working with a systems driven professional who can help you get your learning content created right, the first time.

You value the experience of someone who has blazed the trail before you, and you have the time, budget and motivation to nail your project and cement yourself as the expert in your niche.

How would it feel to be working with someone who has the exact skillset you're after, makes the whole process fun, and has been honing their trade for over 20 years with over 90 different cultures in 12 different countries?

Yep, there's a video where you can get a brief snapshot of what it's like to work with me. Lights, camera, action. Half Italian woman waving hands wildly. That kinda thing. Pressing play = 'meeting' me briefly, possibly saving yourself a phone call and giving you a taste of my approach to creating quality content... otherwise, read on...

If you're in the business of sharing your skills, expertise and knowledge . . .
I'm in the business of making that actually happen - efficiently, and to a high quality standard.

Work with me if you are

  • a professional with a body of knowledge
  • running a consultancy, a small business, working in an organisation or NFP
  • in the business of sharing knowledge and helping other adults learn from your expertise by delivering presentations, workshops, seminars, courses or group programs
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And one of more of these are true for you...

  • You have lots of learning content ready, but you know it needs a revamp.
  • You have lots more content lurking in your archives, hard drives (or still stuck in your head!) that you KNOW you should be doing something more with.
  • You don't have enough time or know-how to put it all together in a way that gets real results for your clients.
  • You need a reliable team to help you pull it all together.
  • You're feeling a bit disorganised or in procrasti-baking/cleaning mode when it comes to tackling this project.
  • You know you can do it, you just need a gentle, friendly, flexible kick up the proverbial from someone who has done it hundreds of times already.

Don’t work with me if:

  • You’re a killer presenter who can engage an audience from wo to go.
  • You don’t work well with someone giving you work to do and deadlines to get it done.
  • You've got an awesome team of VAs, designers and producers ready to create best practice resources.

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With 20 years of qualifications and experience in teaching and learning in the international market, I have worked with professionals, small teams and whole organisations.

Regardless of the size or nature of the work you do, there are 4 stages to creating quality learning content if you want your learners to be engaged and walk away with real life skills.

If you resonate with what's in this video (or what you've been reading so far), select the button below that best describes how you work.

If the proof is in the pudding, where's the pudding then?

It's hard to know who to trust these days. I get it.

Below are a range of testimonials from people who have worked with me over the past 15 years. Otherwise, check out the more extensive list of testimonials from the range of Clients I've worked with in Small Business, Education Management, Schools and Colleges. My Giving Back page will give you an idea of how I'm committed to providing quality education and training to upcoming teachers, and the Published page will provide you with a list of my publications, awards and qualifications.

Testimonials

Yvonne Hilzs

I have spoken about the PURE GENIUS of Maria Doyle before ... but I am doing it again. SERIOUSLY ... check her out if you are building your programs and courses. She is a NINJA at ensuring there are clear student outcomes and learning achieved. I have spent the last 2 weeks practically every day writing content, brainstorming ideas, getting honest feedback with her. EPIC. This is an awesome program that has already sold to some major corporates.

If you nail your structure and your students learn and achieve what you desire ... they will be your biggest raving fans and promote you ... I'm a raving fan of hers, who has smashed out some incredible content and Maria has been legendary at helping me upgrade. I have been training and speaking for years and she has seriously blown my mind with some of the tweaks and upgrades.

Yvonne Hilsz

International Sales Strategist, Speaker and Coach

Debbie Gaskin

As the project manager for the Alcohol and Other Drugs management policy implementation project I chose Maria to work with because during our initial meeting she claimed to be highly motivated, professional and passionate about her work.   The project has now been completed and Maria was true to her word, she was full of energy and ideas and clearly loved the work she did which resulted in an educational package which is accurate, engaging and suitable for a diverse audience of over 30 000 people.

Debbie Gaskin

Project Manager

Joy Pedersen

Maria has a deep understanding of Educational Design, she is a talented teacher and inspiring mentor. I worked alongside Maria for two years in a remote and difficult context as she successfully developed and implemented a comprehensive English program for both trainers and students.

The gains in English language competence for all learner categories were impressive and, most significantly, the local English teachers achieved internationally recognised certification and the skills, understanding and confidence to sustain and take ownership of the programs developed.

Joy Pedersen

Teaching and Learning /Operations Manager, TVETSSP Kiribati

Perri Jones

I recall walking into the Certificate 3 teacher training course, nervous and yet eager to learn.  Maria immediately made me feel at ease with her vibrant personality and her use of ice breakers that had us all feeling like a ‘group’ working towards a common goal from the get go.

Maria injected her brand of enthusiasm into each workshop always providing us with encouraging and constructive feedback in the practical assessment and popping in fascinating and entertaining anecdotes from her world travels designed to link our learning to real life situations.

I would absolutely recommend Maria as a trainer, there’s never a dull moment and her classes were filled with energy and positivity, leaving us feeling well prepared and excited for future teaching opportunities.

Perri Jones

Teacher

Thom Jones

Having worked with Maria through more years, countries and projects than either us may wish to count publicly, I have come to see her as a solid and reliable professional to be counted on. Her ability and diligence are only matched by her energy and enthusiasm.

In every aspect of her wide-ranging training career she has proved an invaluable bastion of dependability.

Thomas Jones

International Business Development Specialist

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Maria is not only passionate and enthusiastic, she's also extremely professional in all the work that she does. Maria has widespread experience in the education industry, which means she brings to the table a breadth of experience from all areas of doing business in this field. From English teaching, to teacher training, and project management, Maria’s wealth of knowledge lends her perfectly to this business she has now built with Create Real Change.

You can be sure that you will given 5-star treatment no matter what service you choose to use while Maria is at the helm.

Simone Samuels

Academic Programs Manager - IALF, Jakarta - Indonesia

Looking for a guest speaker or presenter?

I LOVE writing, speaking and making guest appearances.
Check out the range of publications I've featured in, and
how to secure me at your next event. 

Who am I when I'm not working?

Travel

Nobody works in 10 different countries unless they love travel. Exploring the world and learning about other people, customs and languages is at the heart of my journey. I've travelled through 41 countries thanks to the 14 overseas postings I've enjoyed over the last 20 years, and don't see that number staying the same for long ... All the images used on this site are from my travels, and I continue to live and work overseas, with a base in Ubud, Bali, and a base in Perth, Australia. 

It's also the way I Give Back; read more about this, in the Grass roots projects section.

Languages

My love of languages led me to gain my first degree in languages, and since that I've picked up another few from living and working in countries where there was little English understood. Nothing like throwing yourself in at the deep end!

Since my initial degree I’ve been lucky enough to work with nationals from over 60 different countries. I believe that having such broad exposure to inter-cultural communication has been the key to understanding my learners, and being able to create learning experiences that will work for a range of ages, cultures, and learners from various backgrounds. 

It's also the way I Give Back; read more about this, in the Grass-roots projects section below.

Grass roots Projects

I love using my skills to make a difference to marginalised communities and people.

From recent case work defending a young Indigenous Australian youth whose English language skills put him at a significant disadvantage to teaching refugees and migrants from all over the world as part of the Adult Migrant English Program in Australia to advocating for teachers, trainers and lecturers in the worlds of ESL, EAL/D and TESOL, I’m always looking to contribute my skills in a practical way.

Every year I find a school that would otherwise not have access to the quality education and teacher training that we're blessed with in Australia and take some time out to give back some of the expertise that I've collected along my journey. Find out more about my Giving Back program.

Qualifications

For the bits of paper; here's a brief snapshot...

Major Qualifications include:

  • Master of Education with Distinction (TESOL), University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Arts (Italian and Indonesian), University of Western Australia
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE, TAFESA
  • Certificate IV in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages),
  • CELTA, Milner International College of English

There’s more where that came from if you’re interested in the full experience and qualifications history. LinkedIn has the full details.

Awards

Major Awards include:

  • Professional Teaching Council of WA: Outstanding Service Award 2016
  • EduPreneur of the Year Awards 2015: Vocational Education and Training Category
  • Global Impact Awards 2015:  Second Place Winner
  • Curtin University: Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award, 2009
  • University of Western Australia: six month International Scholarship for study in Indonesia.

There's also a full page dedicated to the Awards, Publications, Papers and Guest Appearances I've featured in recently.

 

Community Service

Contributing to the education and small business communities.

Over the years I've dedicated myself to helping out in the community. I've been involved in countless fundraising events including skydiving to raise money for a school in Tanzania, and 5 years of service in the Apex Club of Perth, Western Australia. 

I wouldn't be where I am in the world without a lot of help from people along the way, so that's why I continue to stay connected to the small business and education communities by volunteering my time and services to those who need it.

For 2 years I volunteered as an Office Hours Mentor at Spacecubed, which is a co-working space in Perth, Western Australia. I was appointed as an Intensify Scholarship Mentor for two amazing young human beings Ryan Beckmand who is the brainchild behind Sciosity, a company specialising in education and training using Virtual Reality, and Zsuzsa Octaviano who is working with young women on meditation, mindfulness and feminine issues. Inspiring to be working with such dedicated young people!

I was also, for 2 years, the Vice President of the not for profit, volunteer run, state industry association that looks after ESL and TESOL teachers in Western Australia: WATESOL Inc., where we advocate for the rights of ESL and EAL/D teachers and students in Western Australia. I recently stepped down from the position of Vice President after taking the organisation through a complete digital overhaul including putting all their memberships, resources, events and communication methods online. I'm still in the General Committee and help out with the technical side of the organisation.

Know you need help but not sure what you need?

Book in for your complimentary 15 minute Strategy Session here! 

I look forward to working with you in the near future.

Maria Doyle

Founder and Director
SELECT Consultants Pty Ltd trading as Create Real Change
ABN: 46 161 932 305

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