Kathie Heyman Business Coach



  • Albury Northside Chamber of Commerce – Four Year Strategic Business Plan – to gain four-year funding to implement business development programs on behalf of council.

  • Albury CBD – Four Year Marketing Strategy and Business Plan – to market and grow opportunities for businesses in Albury CBD.

  • Managed with a team over 84 business events a year with Albury Northside Chamber. 

  • Managed multi leveled two day overnight say festival with over 25,000 patrons.

  • Event managed one day outdoor festivals which attracted up to 40,000 people. Wallsend Winter Carnivale, Darby Street Festival, Darby Street Coffee Festival, New Lambton Fair. 

  • Successfully wrote over 1 million in grants for business and community.

  • Feasibility and Business Plan for Mortel Sheepskin and a successful $250,000 tourism grant

  • Karuah Chamber of Commerce – Strategic Event and Tourism Strategy – to assist the Chamber to add value to their event program and build short stay tourism outcomes. 

  • Warners Bay Chamber of Commerce – marketing and business research programs.  

  • Growing the Junction – NSW Premiers funding, to implement and educate local businesses in regard to disaster preparation and recovery. 

  • Business Development Funds – Implementation of a Strategic Plan, Business Plan and Action Plan to establish the Hunter Biotech Cluster.

  • Revive the Regal – Implementation of a business and infrastructure plan to revive the Regal Cinema. 

  • Wallsend Disaster Recovery Funding – to provide a coordinator or 6 months to assist the business and community to develop tools to assist in disaster planning, evacuation and improve links to groups and the community. 

  • Wallsend, We Love It Campaign to assist with the recovery of Wallsend Town after 2007 major flood disaster. 

  • Wallsend Embracing the Future – funding to assist the Wallsend Town Retail Precinct to brand, market and revitalise its image and retail product mix. 

  • New Lambton Village – Business and Marketing Plan.

  • Mayfield, second stage, Business and Marketing Plan.  

  • Cessnock CBD Revitalise business and marketing plan.

  • Cultural Industries Practices Centre – Newcastle University –   Finding for a Case Study of Cultural Planning in an Australian City (PhD student working in Mayfield for three years) 

  • Marketing plan to create a vision for Mayfield for 5 years to develop a sustainable retail environment.


NSW Business Chamber - Chamber of the Year 2014

NSW Tourism Award - Deni Ute Muster 2013

NSW State Medal for achievements during the 2007 Wallsend Floods.

The City of Newcastle Commendation Award - Support of the Disabled Access Incentive Scheme - 2006

Regional Achievement  and Community Awards - Certificate of Achievement Business Enterprise Awards 2005

Pride in Achievement Award - Rotary Club Newcastle Enterprise - 2005 

Certificate of Achievement - Mentor Diagnostics for Growth Program - BEC Hunter 2002

Mentor - Hunter Women in Business Mentor Program - 2001-2005