2017 Hall of Fame Inductee
Honeylight Enterprises Pty Ltd
- Chief Executive Officer
About Me - My Biography
Beverley Honig is part of the 2016 Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame. She is the 2015 winner of Australian Financial Review/Westpac 100 women of influence, acclaimed as one of the top 9 business entrepreneurs in Australia. She is a Judge at the Essential Services Commission Appeals (the Independent economic regulator of prescribed essential utility services), an internationally qualified lawyer, Chief Executive of Honeylight Enterprises, Chairman of Greenville Upcycled Shipping container buildings and Director of Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce for over 20 years. She is the elected President of the House of Assembly Community, a previous Board Director of MMA (largest wholesale market in Southern Hemisphere), Board Director, Centre for Adult Education (innovative school for all ages), and Chairman OET (leading Occupational English testing for overseas Health Professionals).
From navigating her career as a global commercial lawyer through Australia, the UK and the Middle East to now occupying the role of CEO in one of Australia’s leading business consultancies, Beverley Honig is driven by her ultimate mantra. The CEO of Honeylight Enterprises is firmly vested in the concept that ‘anything is possible with the right passion, drive and talent.’ One of Australia’s leading business consultants, Honeylight offers customers a three-pronged approach that has landed them successfully on BRW’s fast 100 companies list.
For Beverley, this has not been a mere stroke of luck.
“Business success is the result of purposeful change. Continually evolving and exploring new business opportunities will move your business forward, motivate your people, and challenge your clients to grow and prosper.”
Her dedication to helping businesses grow and expand has landed her amongst the 2015 winners of the Australian Financial Review/ Westpac 100 Women of Influence. Beverley has also been the Director of the Australian-Israel Chamber of Commerce for over two decades.
Alongside this, she is also the the Chairman of Greenville Upcycled Shipping Container Buildings. For this, she was awarded ‘Most Sustainable Innovator’ by the Green Building Council of Australia’s ‘Weapons of Mass Creation’. Greenville was also acknowledged for their efficiently-designed yet affordable upcycled commercial and residential buildings. Having acquired incredible success, Beverley has a strong spirit for giving back. Most recently, Greenville has collaborated with the Father Bob Foundation to provide affordable housing to the homeless.
Having gained such extensive experience in the field of business, Beverley has shared her expert insights into the industry though her role as a senior management lecturer at the University of Melbourne and the Queensland University of Technology. She has also authored several bestselling textbooks including ‘Making Contracts Work’ (2010) and ‘Project Management: A Managerial Process’ (2013, McGraw Hill).
Strategies for Success
- Passion: Be driven by helping others develop, or shaping business for growth and believing nothing will stand in your way. Your zest for improvement and success will be infectious, so everyone benefits. Love what you do and others will, too.
- Purpose: Know your overall goals and unswervingly set out to achieve them. This is not about inflexible planning; it’s about knowing why you’re doing something so you can then set out to succeed with a defined purpose and outcome. Many people work hard but forget why. Understand what you are working for, and motivate yourself to achieve the so-called “impossible”.
- Energy: Energy is what gets you out of bed in the morning. It is what drives you to succeed, and it is what helps you decide and act positively. Channel your energy for success and you’re bound to arrive there. You will also inspire others in the process.
- Courage to trailblaze: Innovate and don’t worry about the nay-sayers. Those people who trailblaze must possess the strength and courage of heart to work against the norms and those who say it won’t work. Lean in or you may be leaned on. Also – act on ideas, don’t park them for ‘another day’.
- Develop yourself and others: Life is a learning journey. Being mindful of applying what you learn makes for success.