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About Amber...

Given my face is on the front cover and you may be about to spend your hard-earned dollars with my business, I thought it only fair that you get to know a little bit more about me.

I own two businesses, Solidaster, and a training company called Putty, at Putty we work with clients who want to learn how to use software systems, this training is focussed on a vocational outcome.

I classify myself as a Business Process Expert (nerd), I am a multipotentialite, a strategic thinker, an innovator, and I'm hugely practical.

I am passionate about helping people, I'm a mentor, a dog mum, I play netball with an amazing group of women, and I love spending time in the stunning environment which is our outdoor playground.

I grew up in a small town called Oamaru, famous for its Whitestone buildings, little blue penguins, and Ritchie McCaw.

I LOVED sport when I was younger (still do!), I was a gymnast, a climber, a trampolinist, a netballer and I loved aerobics.

After my final year of high school, I had no clue what I wanted to do, in fact, still to this day, if you were to ask me “what I want to do when I grow up” or some variation of that question, it still causes instant sweaty palms.

As I have grown, I have learnt, that not knowing is actually a superpower, I learnt that I love working in business and the fact that I didn’t have a particular focus or label, opened the doors to so many more opportunities.

When I left high school, I decided to spend a gap year doing a Mountain Recreation course in the stunning town of Wanaka. I spent a year climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, and skiing (amazing – right?).

The problem was, after that year, I had no qualification.

So, I jumped straight into the workforce and became a sponge, I learnt everything I could in every position I had within whatever business or industry I was in.

I asked for opportunities, asked loads of questions, I worked hard and managed to learn about every facet of business, how each department works and how each department links with another.

Because of this, when I implement change in one area of a business, I know what impacts it will have on another and how that may challenge those involved.

It wasn’t until years later that I realised what my gap year gave me, it wasn’t just a year clowning around, it was a year of huge personal growth.

It taught me how to live in that uncomfortable and sometimes scary space and how to push through it to achieve amazing things. I learnt to “Feel the fear and do it anyway”.

This skill has been critical in my life and the experience taught me that education and learning come from anywhere and everywhere.

In recent years, I have gravitated towards implementing new systems and processes to create efficiencies, in the businesses I have worked in.

So, when it came to starting my business (which was scary), the natural fit was to help other companies create efficiencies too.

I love helping people!

I have a wealth of knowledge across various software products.

I pride myself on using language that is easy to understand instead of jargon, because I know change and software are both scary prospects to most and I want to make the process as stress free as possible. 

Perhaps even exciting!

I’m always keen for a coffee, so if you want to have a chat, give me a call.