Bridges and Bermingham inspire Cap Coast businesswomen

FIT FOR BUSINESS: Enjoying their time at the weekend’s conference are, from left, Jacqueline Nagle, Toni Boatwright, Jillian Smith, Michelle Bridges, Joanne Laundry, Lisa Lilleboe, Helen Schweikert.
FIT FOR BUSINESS: Enjoying their time at the weekend’s conference are, from left, Jacqueline Nagle, Toni Boatwright, Jillian Smith, Michelle Bridges, Joanne Laundry, Lisa Lilleboe, Helen Schweikert. Happy Tears Photography

ABOUT 125 women in one room on the Capricorn Coast. French Martinis and conversation.

And Rachael Bermingham - best-selling author of eight books with six million copies sold worldwide - setting the stage on Friday night for what was to become a spectacular weekend at the Busi Women Inc inaugural Inspiration Conference.

JFDI - Just Freaking Do It! - became the catch cry after breakfast on Saturday morning at the Reef Palms, in Zilzie, with Michelle Bridges, the celebrity personal trainer who has become a hit on television show The Biggest Loser.

Busi Women Inc president Jacqueline Nagle said Michelle delivered a presentation with punch before engaging with every delegate while signing autographs. She was open, approachable, completely down to earth with a cheeky sense of humour.

There were many other speakers involved and a number of local businesswomen who shared their trials and tribulations before becoming successful in their chosen fields.

One of the organisers of the event, Toni Boatwright, said the weekend was a fantastic success.

"It really is a great opportunity to meet and listen to some of these successful women," Ms Boatwright said.

"In fact, when I first walked into the room when everyone was gathered, the electricity I felt in the room was amazing and very powerful. We are fortunate in having the calibre of these women operating within our communities and doing their bit to help them grow."

As for the businesswomen returning next year: "I can only hope it does happen," Ms Boatwright said.

"But we are waiting for the feedback to see if their busy schedules will allow them to return."

Topics:  biggest loser michelle bridges

Businessman goes from Zika virus to Rocky courtroom

Bernie Gribble at The Fitzroy Hotel.

Sentence for Bernard Gribble after pleading guilty to choking ex

'Plane enthusiasts' dream': Massive military aircraft in Rocky right now

The Antonov 124-100, one of the largest aircraft in the world, lands at the Rockhampton Airport.

See one of eight of the incredible aircrafts operating in the world

BREAKING: Brazen CQ teen recaptured after dramatic escape

MAN HUNT: Police are still searching for a 17-year-old man who escaped custody in Emerald on Tuesday night.

The handcuffed 17 year old allegedly stole a car and sped away

Local Partners

Queensland's Sausage King the newest kid on Rocky block

New kid on the butcher's block snags coveted award just months after opening his business.

Get Set for Summer

Win One of Ten Prize Packs
Learn More

Painting a brighter future for koalas

WORTH SAVING: The Queensland Koala Crusaders' Community Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise $30,000 towards the cost of planting 10,000 trees for koalas.

Queensland Koala Crusaders have launched a crowdfunding campaign

CQ animal rescue group struggle with abandoned pet surge

Thatcher the dog is the face up Capricorn Animal Aid's upcoming fundraiser ball. He is pictured with his foster carer Lailah Hinds and Capricorn Animal Aid's Juanita Peoples ahead of the major event.

Major fundraiser the only hope for hundreds of animals in need

MOVE REVIEW: Tower's too steep a climb for this fan

A POPULAR novel series has finally made it to the screen but it's not exactly the King of movies, according to reviewer Matthew Pearce

'Carnival of chaos': Mega Rocky event you can't miss

A massive night of entertainment is lined up for the Rockhampton Showgrounds next month.

Massive response to release of tickets for next month's spectacular

The Project will now be on six nights a week

The Project presenters Waleed Aly, Carrie Bickmore and Peter Helliar.

The Project is expanding with a Sunday night edition and a new host.

Click your fingers, tap your toes

Helen Peters, Elisabeth Wallis-Gaedtke, Evalee Sharples and Kemal Avunduk rehearse for Fascinating Rhythm, Sunshine Coast Oriana Choir's performance of hot jazz, sizzling samba, Latin beats and smooth swing sounds at Lake Kawana Community Centre on August 26-27.

Libby to set beat for Fascinating Rhythm this weekend

Margot Robbie is unrecognisable in London

Margot, is that really you?

MARGOT Robbie looks completely unrecognisable as Queen Elizabeth I.

Game of Thrones: Season 7 finale predictions

Emilia Clarke in a scene from season 7 of Game of Thrones.

JON and Daenerys finally met. But what happens next?

Reese Witherspoon on being a ‘has-been’ at 36

Witherspoon’s career has never looked better but that didn’t stop people declaring her a “has-been”.

Reese on the ‘brutal’ article that called her a has-been at 36.

You'll be Sold On what's in this 72-page property magazine

Sold On

The ultimate guide to the world of real estate in our region.

Residents fear sand mine sell out by State Minister

Sand mine opponents attend the Nambour Council Chambers.Cou

Further testing undertaken on site, despite claims of significance

Investors quick to snap up property in key growth corridor

High-profile commercial site sells at auction for $4.920m

Rocky in top-10 fastest growing areas for residential units

CBD FRAMEWORK: Artist impression of the $14 million combined residential and commercial high-rise on the corner of William and Bolsover streets, Rockhampton.

Development approvals align with bold inner-city living vision