Venus Academy

In today’s economy businesswomen face unprecedented change and opportunities. We believe it’s vitally important that we keep on developing and growing both personally and professionally to maximise these opportunities in the rapidly evolving business environment.

We believe life-long learning and professional development plays an increasingly important part in the successful growth of our businesses.

Venus Academy is committed to providing relevant, powerful and practical business training and development programmes supporting women to thrive. All of our programmes run over six months kicking off with a live interactive training day. There is something for every woman, depending on the stage of her business journey.

We’d love to be part of your journey in business.

getting the basics right for sustainable growth




Personal growth + Inner circle + Leadership coaching
Empowering and equipping you to design a  life and business you love, while providing you with the tools and coaching to be an agent of change in your life.

You’ll create your own personalized Playbook, a powerful tool to design and script your life while learning how to live and grow a business the Venus Way – with an adventurous spirit, a conscious mind and a loving heart.

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Start-up help + Business education + Support
If you’re new to business or you need to learn business basics to build a thriving business this programme is for you.

Be mentored by an experienced businesswoman and learn the business basics while receiving support, information and tools to build the foundations to your own business.

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Communication training + Presenting confidence
Whether you speak one to one or to a room full of people, here is a programme to develop your communication and presenting skills.

Be mentored by an experienced professional speaker and trainer through a powerful programme to increase your confidence and be more engaging when presenting.

Taking yourself and your business to the next level of success




Mentoring + Inner circle + Management Training
You have a team of people to support you to fulfill your vision and you now need the skills and coaching to develop as a manager and lead your team as you grow your business and increase your profit. Learn what your team needs to thrive, how to build a healthy team and how to create an engaging culture to attract the best and retain your most valued staff.

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Mentoring + Accountability + Business Training
If you’ve been in your own business for a while and you’re ready to take things to the next stage of growth join this programme. Create more freedom and profit by creating smart systems, focus your time and resources to gain more freedom, journey with other women to brainstorm, share best practices and learn from while being mentored through a powerful business and personal growth process.



Sales coaching + Accountability + Personal growth
(launching mid 2017)

You have a business but you’re NZ’s best kept secret. If you’re looking to boost your sales and increase your profit this programme is for you. Develop your mindset and skillset to become a confident saleswoman, savvy marketer and natural networker. Be coached through a power process to add value to your business while owning your awesomeness.

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Talk to your local trainer or me about which programme best suits your needs and your stage of personal and business growth – Carolyn Banks, Venus National Manager.

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Values-led, likeable and loving it – article in NZ Business

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You are exceptional at manifesting

You are exceptional at manifesting

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Why people buy

Why people buy

People buy all kinds of things for all kinds of reasons.  There is a bottom line to selling though that many people aren’t aware of – and it’s totally illogical Hayley takes you into the psychology of selling, from the obvious to the not-so-well known reasons people buy. As a business owner, you need people…

The power of integrity to create a flow of opportunities

The power of integrity to create a flow of opportunities

by Vanessa Davey Founder & CEO Venus Network Create a flow of opportunities My first introduction to the power behind the word integrity was in my first personal development training through Landmark Education – over 15 years ago. From what I recall, integrity was simply being honest with yourself and others and doing what you…