Inspirational Author and Speaker, Business Mentor, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.
Beatrice was born on the island of Mauritius and her native tongue is French. At the age of 13, she moved to Australia where she completed her education and began mastering her new adopted language. At 18, she moved to London where she pursued her passion for glamorous hotels and her own personal ambition of a high-flying career in the Hospitality industry.
Starting from humble beginnings as a cook and a maid, this led her to have an illustrious career in some of the world’s leading hotels such as The Savoy and The Ritz Hotel in London. At the mere age of 25, she was awarded the very prestigious ‘Acorn Award’ in the UK as one of the future leaders under the age of 30, an award won by the likes of Gordon Ramsay.
She returned to Australia a decade later with a young son in tow where she opened the world’s first fashion branded hotel, Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast working alongside The House of Versace.
Seeking a better work life balance, she transitioned her skills into Property Development and Real Estate over the next 12 years primarily across the Eastern seaboard of Australia where she became sought after in her field of Sales and Marketing.
Reflecting on the many highs and lows of life across the 22 years in corporate life, Beatrice took a leap of faith and decided to pursue her hidden passion whilst still working full time and as a single mother. This was one of storytelling and writing. She began quietly writing her first book in 2012. One year later in March 2013, Beatrice published ‘The Secret Diaries of Inspirational Women’ where she interviewed some of Australia’s most iconic women such as Maggie Beer, Layne Beachley and Moira Kelly. In this volume, she explored how everyday women achieved extraordinary lives and that in fact we all can.
This led to a string of extraordinary events over the next twelve months when she began speaking on stage inspiring women on discovering their own effortless brilliance, taking action and pursuing their passions. In that same year, Beatrice became the Chair and set up a charity with one of her own heroines, International humanitarian Moira Kelly AO. Global Gardens of Peace was created with its vision of building gardens for children and their parents in post war countries.
The first peace garden is on the Gaza Strip in the Middle East where Beatrice has recently returned with her team having secured 20,000 sqm of land. Their motto is ‘Planting the Seeds of Hope’. The charity was officially launched at the House of Parliament in Canberra in March 2014. Beatrice is also a committee member of Life Support and Trauma at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.
Beatrice is now writing her sequel under the new publisher ‘Wild Dingo’. She continues to mentor women on mindset and business, blending her many years of experience and teaching what she calls your ‘discovering your effortless brilliance’. She is a co- Director of ‘Outback to Icecap’, the world’s first indigenous outdoor leadership education program taking place in Australia, Argentina and Antarctica. She continues to consult in the property world. In 2014, she has been nominated for the Telstra Business Women’s Awards.
‘The most potent force in making a change in your life rests only in one place- in our own souls’. Beatrice Imbert
Beatrice believes that each and every one of us have all the ingredients in us to take that leap of faith and make your wildest dreams come true. She tells us that we are the artists of our own lives and each day is a blank canvas. We get to choose exactly which tones, colours and images we are seeking for our biggest masterpiece- that of our legacy and the life we have been granted.