Vidotto Group - Push! Leadership
About Me - My Biography
Alison Vidotto is the CEO of Vidotto Group and the Founder/Director of the Australian Charity for the Children of Vietnam (ACCV). Vidotto Group works with individuals, teams and organisations to improve Leadership and Business management skills. ACCV works with 200 families with blind or seriously ill children living in poverty in Vietnam.Mother of six and published author, Alison set up her first small business in 1992 and found many of the same challenges business owners experience today. Having worked through the Australian 1992 recession, the Global Financial Crisis and Brisbane's 2011 floods, Alison has developed a real world understanding of potential hardships businesses face and the need for strategic planning to survive and grow through tough times.
Alison has a great passion for training and leadership. She first began teaching adults at TAFE back in 1997 and her love of the training environment has continued to grow. Alison has trained students in many different areas; from nutrition, science, English as a second language and even morticians. She has loved every minute of it. Since becoming CEO of Vidotto Group in 2010 Alison has focused her training expertise on leadership and business skills. Raising a large family, founding and developing a charity while building and running a business has given her great understanding of the need for strong, conscious leadership. Alison has studied Leadership extensively over the years and continues today in the Australian Advanced Leadership Programme for women. Her book; 22 Leadership Fundamentals is based on lessons she’s learned along the way. Training or speaking events designed to share knowledge and empower others is Alison’s idea of a perfect working day.
Alison is in the wonderful position of living her three passions in life; family, leadership and charity. Vidotto Group is a family run business, with the six Vidotto children all working together (with an awesome team of unrelated staff members Alison believes that ACCV has been a huge challenge and an enormous gift. In her own words: “Getting to know young blind people and watching them emerge from poverty & oppression to then blossom and take control of their lives is wonderful. I’m in awe of them sometimes”. Alison is also very passionate about education, as both a student and a teacher. She has studied most of her adult life and continues today.
People, Education, Personal & Professional development, Reading, Travel, Cafe bookshops, City walks
How I Can Help Other Members
Being a mother of six, a business woman and founder of a charity has given Alison a great deal of knowledge and experience that she is happy to share with other members.
Why I Became a HerBusiness Member
Alison was very impressed at the standard of information and articles in the free newsletter and wanted to find out more. She signed up for premium membership and attended a round table meeting. She says; “It was fabulous! I now book in to every session available. Being a member gives me a level of support and collaboration from the others in the group that far exceeded my expectations. I am looking forward to working with like minded women and belonging to a network that is positive, dynamic and supportive.”