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Beatrice Imbert

Inspirational Author and Speaker, Business Mentor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.

Beatrice was born on the island of Mauritius and her native tongue is French. At the age of 13, she moved to Australia where she completed her education and began mastering her new adopted language. At 18, she moved to London where she pursued her passion for glamorous hotels and her own personal ambition of a high-flying career in the Hospitality industry.

Starting from humble beginnings as a cook and a maid, this led her to have an illustrious career in some of the world’s leading hotels such as The Savoy and The Ritz Hotel in London. At the mere age of 25, she was awarded the very prestigious ‘Acorn Award’ in the UK as one of the future leaders under the age of 30, an award won by the likes of Gordon Ramsay.

She returned to Australia a decade later with a young son in tow where she opened the world’s first fashion branded hotel, Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast working alongside The House of Versace.

Seeking a better work life balance, she transitioned her skills into Property Development and Real Estate over the next 12 years primarily across the Eastern seaboard of Australia where she became sought after in her field of Sales and Marketing.

Reflecting on the many highs and lows of life across the 22 years in corporate life, Beatrice took a leap of faith and decided to pursue her hidden passion whilst still working full time and as a single mother. This was one of storytelling and writing. She began quietly writing her first book in 2012. One year later in March 2013, Beatrice published ‘The Secret Diaries of Inspirational Women’ where she interviewed some of Australia’s most iconic women such as Maggie Beer, Layne Beachley and Moira Kelly. In this volume, she explored how everyday women achieved extraordinary lives and that in fact we all can.