January 3, 2017

Sue Ellson

Sue Ellson Newcomers Network Founder and Director

(Biographical information obtained from Sue’s three books)Sue Ellson Founder and Director Newcomers Network


Sue Ellson is an experienced trainer, professional learner, consultant in practice and an Independent LinkedIn Specialist.

Sue was born in Adelaide, South Australia in 1965. Sue was married in 1985 and moved to Melbourne in Victoria, Australia in 1994. She had two children in 1995 and 1997 and was granted a divorce in 2006. Sue enjoys the simple pleasures of life – like being able to walk and breathing fresh air.

Sue has completed a Bachelor of Business in Administrative Management from the University of South Australia (2000) , is a Member of the Australian Institute of Management AIM (since 2001), a Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute AHRI (since 2005), a Member of the Melbourne Press Club (since 2008), an Associate Member of the Career Development Association of Australia CDAA (since 2015) and a Member of the Australian Society of Authors ASA (since 2015).

Sue has a varied range of professional experience in banking, training, recruitment, career development, human resources, marketing, networking, online publishing, social media and business. Sue’s first enterprise, Newcomers Network was started in 1999 and her first website went live in 2001. Newcomers Network and Sue’s close circle of local and international friends have helped her understand the needs of people from many different cultures and countries.

Sue joined LinkedIn on 21 December 2003. Sue has been consulting, training, speaking, writing and advising on the topic of LinkedIn since 2008.

In 2012, she created Camberwell Network and in 2015, she created 120 Ways Publishing.

In 2016, she authored three 80,000 word books ‘120 Ways To Achieve Your Purpose With LinkedIn‘ which was launched on 23 February 2016, ‘120 Ways To Attract The Right Career Or Business‘ launched on 24 May 2016 and ‘120 Ways To Market Your Business Hyper Locally‘ launched on 23 August 2016.

More information about Sue is online at SueEllson.com.

LinkedIn connections are welcome at LinkedIn.com.

Google reviews are very welcome (Google ‘Sue Ellson’ and choose ‘Write a Review’).

Sue Ellson – Topics

Sue knows how to gather information on a variety of topics, but is most passionate about:
> helping people achieve their purpose (career or business)
> utilising LinkedIn and technology to achieve a purpose
> the successful settlement of newcomers, expatriates and repatriates
> the value of local communities and becoming more connected

Sue Ellson – Speaking and Training

Sue welcomes selected opportunities to be a keynote speaker, guest presenter, trainer or webinar guest at conferences, seminars and professional development events in Australia and overseas. Her previous presentations are listed at SueEllson.com

Sue Ellson – Consulting

Sue provides personally tailored individual and group consulting services in Melbourne and via Skype, or with sufficient notice, in person elsewhere depending on availability. Her current services are listed at SueEllson.com

Sue Ellson – Publications

Sue has written a variety of articles for many different publications and welcomes selected opportunities to provide exclusive written content. Her previous publications are listed at SueEllson.com

Sue Ellson – Media Requests

Sue has provided a range of content to newspapers, magazines and online publications and has been a guest on radio programs both in Australia and overseas. More information at SueEllson.com

Sue Ellson – Education

Bachelor of Business in Administrative Management, University of South Australia (1993-2000)
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (2008)
Currently attends an average of between one and four online and offline events per week
Estimate that Sue has attended over 500 courses, seminars and events since 1982

Sue Ellson – Memberships

2015 – present Australian Society of Authors
2015 – present Career Development Association of Australia
2011 – present Camberwell Professionals Association
2011 – 2013 Real Estate Institute of Victoria
2009 – present Member of ABRISA Brazilian Association for Social Development and Integration in Australia
2008 – present Member of the Melbourne Press Club
2007 – 2010 Member of Yachting Australia
2007 – 2010 Member of the Mordialloc Sailing Club
2006 – 2010 Member of the Victorian Community Committee for Harmony affiliated with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship Diverse Australia Program previously known as Living in Harmony
2005 – present Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute
2005 – 2010 Member of the Victorian Writers’ Centre (now Writers’ Victoria)
2004 – present Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition
2003 – present Member of the Relocation Network
2002 – present Member of the Australian Institute of Management
2001 – present Member of the Migrant Information Centre Eastern Melbourne
2000 – present Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (top 15% of undergraduates)

Sue Ellson – Contributor To

Business Essentials (since 01/02/2015)
Her Business previously Australian Business Women’s Network (since 07/02/2015)
Career Work Life Group (since 06/10/2010)
LinkedIn Pulse (since 07/04/2014)
Medium (since 29 December 2015)
Open Forum (since 20/03/2009)
Quora (since 25/01/2017)
Ruby Connection (since 24/07/2013)
Tiny Buddha (since 01/05/2014)
The Conversation (since 02/05/2017)

Sue Ellson – Online Profiles

Australian Society of Authors (since 16/07/2015)
Connectifier (since 02/12/2015)
Facebook (since 07/11/2007)
Google+ (since 28/06/2011)
Instagram (since 01/04/2015)
Klout (since 30/03/2013)
Lanyrd (since 23/03/2016)
LinkedIn (since 21/12/2003)
Meetup (since 10/11/2013)
Naymz (since 19/09/2008)
Pinterest (since 12/02/2015)
Reddit (since 12/12/2016)
Slideshare (since 07/12/2012)
SnapChat (since 02/04/2017)
Teachable (since 12/03/2017)
Twitter (since 25/09/2008)
Wikipedia Contributor (since 18/01/2013)
YouTube Channel (since 30/12/2008)
ZoomInfo (since 01/03/2006)

Sue Ellson – Training Profiles

Sue Ellson CAE Teacher
Sue Ellson General Assembly Instructor
Sue Ellson Monash Short Courses Instructor
Sue Ellson RMIT Short Courses Trainer
Sue Ellson World LinkedIn Trainer in Australia

Sue Ellson – Books

Listed online at SueEllson.com – this includes books that she has written, co-authored and contributed to.

Sue Ellson – Employment

February 2001 – now, Newcomers Network

March 1994 – January 2001, Various Consulting in Melbourne – recruitment, marketing, training, community radio; corporate and not for profit organisations

December 1982 – February 1994, Westpac Banking Corporation, Adelaide

1982 Started work at Westpac in Adelaide
1987 Started digital literacy and training
1994 Moved to Melbourne from Adelaide
1994 Consulting – careers, business, marketing, training (still completing)
2001 First website online NewcomersNetwork.com
2001 Member of the Australian Institute of Management
2003 Joined LinkedIn now 10,200+ Connections, 1,816 profile views last 90 days
2005 Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute
2008 Independent LinkedIn Consultant and Member of Melbourne Press Club
2010 Started GlobalMobilityNetwork.com
2012 Started CamberwellNetwork.com
2014 Teaching at the Centre for Adult Education
2015 Associate Member of CDAA and Member of Australian Society of Authors 2016 Teaching at General Assembly and RMIT Short Courses
2016 Wrote and published three books –
 120 Ways to Achieve Your Purpose With LinkedIn
 120 Ways To Attract The Right Career Or Business
 120 Ways to Market Your Business Hyper Locally
2017 Teaching at Monash Training and Professional Development

See more information on LinkedIn.com

Sue Ellson – Voluntary Roles

1991 – 1992 Committee Member, Westbourne Park Netball Club
1991 – 1992 Fundraising Committee and Assistant Treasurer South Australian United Church Netball Association
1991 – 1993 Photographer Mitchell Park Football Club and Morphettville Park Football Club
1992 – 1993 Inaugural Secretary/Treasurer & Westpac Representative Australian Institute of Bankers South Australian Young Banker’s Committee
1998 – 1998 Fundraising Committee Member, Templestowe Heights Pre School
1999 – 1999 Committee Member University of South Australia, Administrative Management Student and Staff Course
2001 – 2002 Committee Member, Cultural Tourism Industry Group
2001 – 2002 Promotions Executive and Deputy Chair, International Business Group Australian Institute of Management
2001 – 2002 Promotions Officer and President Templestowe Valley Pre School
2003 – 2007 Committee Member Victorian Community Committee for Harmony
2003 – 2009 Media, Communications and Committee Member Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition (VIRWC)
2004 – 2011 Parent Helper Scouts Australia (including two Jamborees and one Cuboree)
2007 – 2015 Convenor, International Human Resources Network Victoria Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)
2009 – 2012 Committee Member, Friends of Music Parent Helper Camberwell High School
2011 – 2012 Committee Member, Friends of Music Parent Helper Blackburn High School
2011 – 2014 Adviser and Facilitator, Camberwell Traders Association
2013 – 2014 Consultant to the Media Team St Paul’s Anglican Church Canterbury
2013 – 2016 Volunteer Foster Carer RSPCA Victoria
2014 – 2015 Councillor Victorian State Council Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

2001 – now Free Presentations, Training, Events for various organisations and Social Enterprises Newcomers Network and Camberwell Network – marked with an * on the SueEllson.com website.

Sue Ellson – Clients

Listed online here

Sue Ellson – Contact

sueellson [at] newcomersnetwork.com