Our Team

Trent Taylor – CEO & Founder

Trent is an international trainer, speaker, business mentor and author of ‘Have Your Cake AND Eat It Too’, who has trained over 1000 businesses in 9 different industries with great success. With a string of national and global business awards to his name as well as a business growing on repeat and referral business, he is sought after by SME and corporate companies to develop sustainable and scalable business structures and systems for any type of business. With current clients in each state of Australia, New Zealand and the USA, there is an opportunity to be trained by a business advisor who believes in keeping it simple and keeping it real.

Trent is dad to 3 wonderful kids and husband to a very caring and supportive leading lady.  The core values of Teach it Forward are reflected in Trent’s personal life with family ALWAYS coming first.   He invests most of his spare time in hanging out with his family on the farm, riding his bike and the occasional game of golf.

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Trent was profiled by Gail Lynne Goodwin from Inspire Me Today. Click here to read the full profile.


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An article written about Trent for the ‘Most Interesting People I Know’ website

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Trent Taylor interviewed by Toni Reece from the ‘Get Inspired Project’

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Lisa Hennessey – Business Manager

Lisa joined Teach it Forward as the Business Manager in 2010.  She has over 20 years experience in various administration areas including office and team management, customer service, event management, bookkeeping and personal assistance.  Lisa’s key focus is to ensure that all logistical and administrative support is provided to the Teach it Forward team, ensuring the consistency of key delivery, marketing, finance and sales functions, the smooth day to day operation of the business and an open and consistent flow of communication within the team.

Lisa is originally from New Zealand and moved to Sydney in 1999.  New opportunities arose in Queensland so her and her husband moved to the sunny Gold Coast where they are now both proud parents to their daughter.

Lisa’s family values are very much in alignment with Trent’s and Teach it Forward’s, which is why they make a formidable team, run an awesome business and have fun along the way!

Kris Perttula – Product Development & Marketing

Kris is our newest addition to the Teach it Forward team after leading a successful career in hospitality for the last 12 years. Whilst loving the people focused environment of leading teams and creating rave-worthy guest experiences, he was just as equally enthused by business systems and operating performance.  Kris’s key focus at Teach it Forward is in Product Development and Marketing, expanding the reach of our vision of bringing the heart back into business.

A self-confessed nerd, Kris will often be found tickled pink at the satisfaction of a well-designed excel spreadsheet or sharing ideas from a book he’s just read.

Kris is based in Perth with his beautiful partner, and quite possibly one too many cats (he as 3!). He can always be relied on for some good chats and a laugh!



VA Team  

We wouldn’t be able to achieve what we do each and every day without the support our wonderful team of Virtual Assistants.



Bhavini Mehta, Shared Service Provider





Aarti Gandhi, Administration & Research Support