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Birgit Schonafinger

Advisor Albury, Australia, AU

Director, Fishbowl PR. Previously Public Relations Officer, Alpine Shire Council.

Director, Fishbowl PR. Previously Public Relations Officer, Alpine Shire Council.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

Fishbowl PR

Advisor

JWP Architects
Into Our Hands Foundation
Acre
Rural Housing Network

Positions

Director Fishbowl PR March 2010 - present
Public Relations Officer Alpine Shire Council November 2004 - March 2010
Public Relations Officer Indigo Way Services 2002 - 2004
Public Relations Officer Albury City Council 2002 - 2003
Sub-editor Leader Community Newspapers 1994 - 1995
various roles Various 1988 - 1994
Journalist Geelong Advertiser - The Echo 1987 - 1988
Journalist Wangaratta Chronicle 1984 - 1987

Education

Swinburne University of Technology Social Impact 2015 - 2017
Charles Sturt University Organisational Communication 2006 - 2009
Wangaratta High School English, German, Legal Studies and Economics 1979 - 1984
La Trobe University 2005 - present

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Program logic or theory of change for social enterprises
Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Video
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Green
  • • Smart Home
  • • News
  • • Movies/Film
  • • Nutrition
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Public relations • Relationship management • Business Development • Media relations • Social Media • Strategic Communications • Stakeholder engagement • social impact measurement

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Fiona Larkings
We worked together  •  Director, WWW.ART Design Services Pty Ltd. Previously Teacher/Instuctor, Wodonga TAFE.
Brigit is passionate about her business, her community and what can be achieved through collaboration. She is highly motivated and continual ... ly strives for success. I would highly recommend Birgit and feel she would become a valued member of your entrepreneurs group.
Jack Hurley
They're my mentor  •  Founder, Possum Works and Co Founder, 36tee.com.
Anyone can have a good idea.. Birgit does something about it..
Jack Hurley
They're my mentor  •  Founder, Possum Works and Co Founder, 36tee.com.
Anyone can have a good idea.. Birgit executes
Matt Pfahlert
We worked together  •  Co-founder, Beehive Project and Co-founder & CEO, Australian Centre for Rural Entreprenuership Ltd.
Birgit has superbly honed skills in understanding and advising on communications strategy and how they play out with the myriad of stakehold ... er groups often from different sectors. She is super smart, collaborative, strategic and pragmatic. Her grounded approach is all about getting the best out of the available resources. Love her style, approach and the results that come with it.

Jack Hurley
We worked together  •  Founder, Possum Works and Co Founder, 36tee.com.
Jack's tech knowledge is immense...he's really cutting edge, up with the latest and often ahead of it and operates in a very collaborative a ... nd genuinely sharing way. A very energetic member for your team.

Fiona Larkings
We worked together  •  Director, WWW.ART Design Services Pty Ltd. Previously Teacher/Instuctor, Wodonga TAFE.
Fiona is a self-starter with extensive knowledge about design and web development. She's a generous collaborator with an entrepreneurial app ... roach.

Matt Pfahlert
They're my advisor  •  Co-founder, Beehive Project and Co-founder & CEO, Australian Centre for Rural Entreprenuership Ltd.
Matt is a visionary - he can see the big in big ideas and the potential in innovations. He's an experienced founder and entrepreneur who kno ... ws first hand what it takes to bring a vision to life. Matt will ask the probing questions that move your idea along. He's also well connected and generously puts you in touch with the next person you need. Matt thrives on strategic and political challenges - you want him on your team! He has a real interest in how the world is changing and how that affects people and he brings empathy and understanding to the task. I can't recommend Matt highly enough.