Our Founder, Jamie Meyer, never set out to be an Entrepreneur much less a Traveler. On the day she gave away just about everything she owned, Jamie made the decision to embark on a journey that she couldn't have imagined.
Somewhere in the mild panic attack she had, sitting on the floor of a storage container, giving away the last box of her things, she decided. Decided that she had to and had to without really knowing how or why. Let alone what was going to happen next.
Jamie had a fledging company [this company] , a car, two suitcases and a plane ticket to a destination that she was entirely unsure about. Turned out that Jamie was right to be unsure and again found herself giving away more of her things, standing over two suitcases with absolutely no idea what to do. So, she went on an adventure, one that she had been dreaming of since she was a teenager, ticking off a long list of things that she never thought she would see or do.
Jamie continued to follow that path, using her experiences to further inform and invest in her company. And in 2022, launched Jamie Meyer Enterprises. For her designing our parent company and its purpose has been nothing short of surprising and extraordinary. It is a culmination of the answers she sees for the problems we face, animated by the solutions we are asked to create.
To be named by APAC Insider as the Travel Entrepreneur of the Year for 2023 is a testament to the power of embracing uncertainty, the decision Jamie didn't know she was making on the floor of that storage container and the choices she has had to face head on since https://www.apac-insider.com/winners/jamie-meyer-enterprises/
APAC Insider is committed to recognising companies and individuals changing the world of business in its dynamic and fast-paced landscape and it is an honour for our Founder to be amongst the list of Awardees. We hope that each of the Awardees' endeavours has a profound impact on the areas they work to serve.
One thing Jamie has come to understand is that when faced with a challenge, it is the process of figuring it out, rather than the overcoming itself, that holds the answer.
"What you don't know, you don't know. But what if everything is laid in your path so that you do?" - Jamie Meyer
2023 has been the most incredible and inspiring year and while it has come with a plethora of challenges, they have been far outweighed by the exceptional. With all this year has held, it is difficult to believe that it was only four years ago that Jamie Meyer embarked on a journey that would change her life entirely.
When embarking on any journey, there are moments when one wonders, "Am I being overly ambitious? Can I truly achieve this?" However, as we progress along the path, we find ourselves less concerned with whether it's possible and more focused on pushing the boundaries of our own limitations, we consider whether we are being ambitious enough. Transitioning from self-questioning to self-daring.
Every day, we find ourselves fortunate to witness moments of wonder, a testament to the dedication and hard work of our Teams and the Clients we work with. Amid that unwavering commitment, we are repeatedly bestowed with the gift of witnessing progress and change unfold before our very eyes. We believe that if you are not happy while pursuing your goals, the achievement of them won't make you happy either. This is what distracts us and Jamie from taking a step back to contemplate just how much has transformed over the past four years. Our usual focus remains fixated on what we are designing, enjoying it as it unfolds and what lies ahead.
With Jamie being acknowledged as one of the Top Social and Economic Development Women Entrepreneurs of 2023, it has provided a rare moment of reflection. At the heart of every endeavour we undertake lies a foundational principle: how can we create a sustainable global impact on social and economic development while concurrently generating profit to drive this mission across diverse sectors? This aspiration is so deeply ingrained in our company that we seldom pause to recognise the magnitude of our contribution toward this purpose.
Our gratitude extends to Great Companies not only for this recognition of Jamie's efforts and work, but also for the poignant reminder of how far we've come, the unwavering passion that propels us, and the boundless potential we hold for the future.
To all those honoured with these awards, we extend our thanks. Your dedication to greatness and your consideration of the vast world and its limitless potential are sources of inspiration. Regardless of your objectives, we wish you the utmost success in achieving them. May your accomplishments not only surprise you but also create profound impacts for others.
For anyone on the precipice of a journey, graveyards are littered with those who wish they had taken the risk. And for those on a journey but questioning their progress, we usually make far greater progress than we ever recognise at the time and sometimes it never hurts to make a hard left and take that journey somewhere else entirely unexpected.
Our Founder remembers when Nine Carat was nothing more than 5 pieces of pink poster paper taped to the wall of her home in Brisbane, Australia, with a fervent desire to transcend the standard boundaries of business operations, practices and structures. Although driven to unearth the furthest extent of what was possible for others, Jamie couldn't have imagined what Nine Carat would become. Reflecting on our evolution and the impact Nine Carat has made on Individuals, Organizations, and Communities, she remains humbled and deeply passionate about our mission.
The recent honour of being named Corporate Vision's Corporate Performance Coaching Provider of the Year for the 2023 Education and Training Awards underscores a fundamental principle at the core of our foundation: the empowerment of People, drives the unparalleled success of Organizations. We firmly believe that genuine achievement for any entity stems from the cumulative and magnified accomplishments of those within it.
From our small beginnings, we have dedicated ourselves to crafting internal infrastructures that embody this philosophy. We challenged conventional models and ecosystems trapped in a never-ending cycle of conformity. Part of what we do is equip Organizations with the tools to break free from the norm, elevate their standards and practices, and fundamentally redefine their Success and sustainability. Through these efforts, we inspire and cultivate the Success of those who steer the ship daily.
We extend our gratitude to Corporate Vision, for providing a platform to recognize individuals and companies of this calibre. It is an immense honour to be counted among such ranks.
To our fellow Awardees, we offer our congratulations for the impact and contributions you have made to your respective sectors and missions. May your endeavours be met with resounding success, and may you continue to drive positive change and innovation.
Corporate Vision was launched with a focus on bettering business practices globally. They spotlight advances in the HR, Marketing, Coaching and Recruitment sectors, with the intention to highlight gatekeepers of better business. People and Companies who use their expertise to help creatively build and develop more productive and efficient workplaces for the betterment of our experience at work. They are dedicated to honouring the top performers across sectors globally to enhance access to those driving business into the future.
For the past 3 years, Corporate Vision has recognised individuals and firms who have illustrated a commitment to innovation, first-rate Client Service and are dedicated to breaking new ground in the dynamic and ever-evolving field of Corporate Coaching and Recruitment. It is through these awards they showcase businesses that are making an essential difference to others and designing a better working world for everyone.
It was our great pleasure to be named within these Awards, as the Most Insightful Global Management Consultancy Firm - 2022. We work hard to design advancements in our sectors and the sectors of each of our Clients. But we would not have been able to make such an impact if not for those Companies willing to work for it themselves. We would like to share this Award with all of our Clients that have chosen to do things differently and have chosen to invest in not just their success, but the success of everyone that makes it a reality. Our sincerest gratitude to our Clients and our Network for bringing the future of business to life.
A thank you to Corporate Vision for highlighting exceptional individuals and firms in this sector. And a round of applause for having a grander vision for business on all counts. Much gratitude to the person or persons that nominated us for these Awards. It is an honour to be named within this list and exhilarating to know there are so many organisations working towards achieving new levels of success for others.
APAC Insider is dedicated to reflecting the innovative, dedicated and results-focused culture of the Asia Pacific region and is an invaluable resource for more than 160,000 leaders and decision makers, looking to be kept fully informed of all the major developments in this business arena.
Their Australian Enterprise Awards programme is dedicated to celebrating successful and pioneering businesses and professional individuals, who have played a crucial role in contributing to the Australian economy.
In 2022 they have focused on highlighting talent across all industries, that have demonstrated perseverance and who have played a pivotal role in the resurgence of this economy in the face of recent difficulties.
Australia boasts many individuals and organisations from across a myriad of sectors who are recognised throughout this year’s Winners. I am beyond humbled to have Nine Carat Business named the Best Strategic & Transformation Consulting Firm from Queensland for 2022 under this banner. Australia, just as the World, has severely been affected since 2019 for an endless list of reasons and in equally as many ways. Bravo to everyone that has both made this list and those that have not. For contributing to a leading economy. Seeking and moving towards new solutions in our ever-changing landscape.
We have been privileged to work with and support some of those People that have fought hard to survive these times or take them as an opportunity to achieve more. And to witness the emergence of a new level and dedication to business, careers, and goals. To have been able to contribute to those journeys has been an exceptional experience. One that I hope continues for everyone.
Thank you to APAC for promoting this list of leaders in Business for 2022 and including us amoungst it's ranks. And much gratitude to all of those of whom we have been able to help.
If you had asked me 5 years ago whether I would find myself here now. I probably would have laughed.
2021 has been a year filled with road blocks, detours, opportunities, and new possibilities. Ultimately, all leading to some of my greatest moments and achievements. Both personally and professionally. This year I have pushed more boundaries than I imagined I ever would. It is messy, exhilarating and terrifying all at once. And I am loving every minute of it!
This is just starting to get good.
To be mentioned for a second time this year in The Australian Business Journal, is something that dreams are made of. It is a humbling and unexpected platform to be granted. One which comes with overwhelming gratitude. I am so exceptionally thankful for all the People along my journey. Those that I have learnt from, those that I have helped, those that have exceeded even their own expectations.
Thank you to The Australian Business Journal for naming me one of the 10 Australian Business Strategists & Experts to Watch in 2021. For your contribution to the Business paradigm and for offering me a platform to enhance the ways in which I hope to change the world.
A brilliant congratulations to the other Experts mentioned in this article. May you all continue to reach the heights of your success.
You can read the Full Article here;
Thank you to The Australian Business Journal in recognising me as one of their 15 Australian Consulting Firms to Watch in 2021.
I am truly honoured to have made this list. I have never been so excited to see where this next year is going to take Nine Carat Business Consulting!
Read the full article here https://theabj.com.au/2021/07/06/15-australian-consulting-firms-to-watch-in-2021/
We couldn't be more grateful for these illuminating opportunities. And the People and Publications that make them shine!