Yvonne has developed her skills through study, success in the corporate field and practical experience
Yvonne Collier CSP (formerly Yvonne Gregory) is a People's skills expert. Academic qualifications include: BA(Hons) PGCE Dip Management. Dip Nut. AIMM MAITD MASTD MPNLP Master facilitator, Master trainer, Master coach and CSP Certified Speaking Professional
As an international educator with more than thirty years experience training, facilitating and speaking, Yvonne Collier helps people produce productive and profitable relationships at work and play. She is also an author, radio presenter and Master Practitioner of NLP.

12 years in the corporate world of advertising sales in newspapers and magazines in the UK and Australia followed five years high school teaching. Highlights include launching and running The Good Weekend (Fairfax) and The Australian Magazine (News Ltd.).

Twelve years, of thousands of meetings, taught Yvonne how to say no to attending meetings where she had little input. To delegate to others to stand in her place. What to do and what not to do to run and participate in effective meetings.

After university studying anthropology and psychology, 5 years High School teaching  

For 20 years Yvonne has served on more than 20 'not for profit' and association commitees and boards, often in the role of President. In this way she is familiar with 'Parliamentary Procedures' and formal meeting structures.

President of Clubs / Chapters in organisations such as ITC (International Training in Communication), SWAP (Sales people with a purpose), 2004 President of National Speakers Association NSW Chapter, President Zonta, North Sydney Breakfast Club 2009-10 .2010 Ambassador 1millionwomen.com.au
In 1992 Yvonne launched Maddison Training specialising in communication and people skills.

As a Master communicator and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Yvonne shares techniques to fast track the learnings and results. She also uses and shares techniques to enhance performance.

Yvonne’s focus is always to help each participant and the group achieve their outcomes and their true potential.

Yvonne's Credentials include 
  • BA (Hons) Geography, Anthropology and Psychology from Durham University UK
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education from Reading University UK
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming
  • Certificate IV in Training & Assessment (TAA40104)
  • Diploma of Nutrition
  • Diploma of Management
  • CSP The highest international level of accreditation from National Speakers Assoc.
  • MBTI (Myers Briggs) accredited facilitator
Professional engagement
President of NSW National Speakers Association of Australia 2004
CSP Certified Speaking Professional with National Speakers Association
Member Australian Institute of Training & Development
Member American Society of Training & Developmment
Member International Federation of Professional Speakers Member of the Australian Institute of Management
Past President of Pioneer SWAP (Sales People With a Purpose)
Foundation member and President of Zonta North Sydney Breakfast Club
Member of the Australian Facilitators Network
Member of ISPI International Society for Performance Improvement
Radio presenter (12 years) Interviewing guests for 2NSBFM, 99.3FM
Writer and published author
Book: LAFFe to Success. A Practical Guide to Getting Along with others. Plus: The A -Z of LAFFe Behaviour.
Many articles in Professional Magazines AFR: Boss Magazine, Wellbeing Magazine, Prevention Magazine, plus CD's and DVDs.
Clients include leaders in their fields
Her clients include ANCU, AIBF, ARAB Bank, ATO, Bartier Perry Solicitors, Bentleys, CBA, CDF, CUSCAL, Chesterton International, DOFA, DEETYA, GroupM, ING, Kennards, LendLease, MindShare, OMD, St George, Sydney Morning Herald CitySearch, Sydney University Continuing Education, Thales, Toyota, UFS, UTS, Woods Bagot Architects
Yvonne Collier, 2006 recipient of the Walter Dickman Award for outstanding service to the NSW National Speakers Chapter and the Community. Winner of NSW 'President of the Year' and President of 'The Club of the Year' Business SWAP Sales People With a Purpose
Mentor of the Year, 2005, NSW NSAA