Meet the team behind Clever Streak.
Anne Maybus – Creative Director
I first started writing when I was about 8. I used to write ‘newspapers’ which I would then sell to my long-suffering, elderly neighbours for 5 cents a copy. I have written stories, articles, poems, songs and much more. I can’t help it. It’s just one of those things I was born to do.
I am a contributing author to a number of magazines and websites. I am a blogger, too. I wrote for The Tall Poppy and The Calm Space as well as for Cherry Mag where I wrote as my alter ego ‘Ms FeetUp’. Yes, that name suits me.
I’m a blend of imagination and common sense. I have a BA and a Grad.Dip.Bus and a background that covers art, human resources and business. I write on business, leadership, personal development, toys and many other topics.
I love to tell stories and to read them, especially fiction and children’s books. I love the sort of magic we believed in as kids and I’d still love to explore The Faraway Tree and The Secret Garden. I love music (and that’s pretty much anything from jazz to metal.) We have three teenagers, three cats, a sooky dog and a regal rabbit all crammed into our crazy house.
Kurt Maybus – Business Strategist
At 15 he was carting bicycle, ladder and window washing equipment on and off suburban trains as he completed the rounds of his clients. He had already built himself a good little business. As an adult he worked in telephone and face-to-face sales, gaining experience in customer service, business functions and where they went wrong. He learnt about business from the ground up.
Kurt has a degree in Accounting as well as an M.B.A. and 25 years hands-on business and strategy experience working across the small, corporate and not-for-profit sectors. He is able to create a business and marketing plan that will carry your business into the future. Kurt has developed a reputation as the man who can turn a paper plan into a workable reality. He prefers to work with clients who are committed to doing the work and not just talking about it – vision and action working together.
Kurt writes for our clients from the business, finance, superannuation and not for profit sectors. He develops communication strategies and mentors small businesses, helping them move from start up to thriving organisations.
Michelle Tupy – Blog and ePublishing Manager
Michelle thrives on variety, having lived in four continents and worked in the administration, teaching and recruitment arenas. She has also created and managed two online gift stores and is familiar with the hard work required to ensure a business is being seen in all the right places.
She quite happily spends most of her time behind the scenes, writing blog posts, articles and ebooks on behalf of busy managers and organisations. As a lover of words and grammar in general, when not writing, Michelle can be spotted proofreading and editing articles, manuscripts, ebooks and website text.
Michelle is also our resident expert in epublishing and knows a thing or two about ebook conversions and the online publishing world. She is our digital publishing specialist.