The Jars Of Clay Cafe (Phnom Penh) Journey – Five Reasons We Rave About Them!

We first met the Cambodian managers of Jars of Clay Cafe, Pov (Vicheka) and Jenda in 2007, while we were living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. We were really impressed to say the least by their integrity, honesty and hard work ethic. Having delivered a number of training and development programs for small business and not-for-profit[…]

Michelle’s Story – Divine Pizza & Ribs, Phnom Penh

Along the journey of delivering the Entrepreneur Life Program, we established a number of important connections with locally based expats who had a passion for mentoring young Cambodian business leaders and those who could assist with training on topics relevant to ethical business management. Among those we connected with was Michelle Murray an American missionary[…]

7 New Social Business Models in Australia

New Social Business Models in Australia There are some amazing new and innovative social business models emerging here in Australia. In fact, I love that Australians are now seeing the opportunities in starting social businesses that meet market niches and can offer creative ways of adding value to communities locally and abroad. Here are 7[…]

On Leadership: Navigating culture change

Navigating Culture Transitions (A conversation with Peter McHugh) A few years back I had the pleasure of talking with Pete McHugh (Senior leader of Stairway Church, Melbourne – who was a great mentor to us while based in Cambodia) about the ins and outs of navigating significant culture transitions in a large organisation. In this[…]

The social revolution: What is Social Business?

The rise (and rise) of social business models is sparking a revolution across many traditional markets. This is quite remarkable considering that only 10 years ago – no-one really talked about social businesses! Back then, when it was very much considered an alternative business model, you would often only hear references of it in relation[…]

Sopheak’s Story (The Snacker, Phnom Penh Cambodia)

The first time I met Sopheak was as part of our introduction session to the Entrepreneur Life (EL) program (2011). He was one of 15 young aspiring entrepreneurs who started in our program that same year. Sopheak was sociable and easy to connect with. I would often find him telling a funny story or joking[…]

Our Story and New Journey

Hi there and welcome to our first blog entry! This is the beginning of sharing our journey, some thoughts and reflections, case studies and various updates on all things related to who we are and what we do at Emergent Consulting Australasia…We are excited to begin this journey and to share it with you! As[…]