About Us

Chris and Corrina Lindby started The Answer is Yes because business owners were struggling through the minefield of compliance and training of staff while aiming to keep expenses down.  Every new identified need for the business meant finding a new supplier or trainer that could assist them… we figured… why not have it all in one location.

That’s why The Answer is Yes was founded to become a site that provides all the training needs of a business owner and their staff.  Many business owners are paying expensive consulting fees or hiring specialist staff to fill a need in a business.  Why pay consulting fees for information and training that we tell everyone.  So if we find ourselves repeating or saying the same thing we decided that should be an online training course.  Businesses then have a choice as to whether they want to pay consulting fees or do our online training courses.  Doing the online training courses and then coming to us for consultation on what is not covered in our courses is a cost-effective solution for business owners.

Along the way, we found other Subject Matter Experts, people who had over 10 years application of their knowledge in their respective industries and convinced them to turn their skills and knowledge into practical training courses.

We want to be the business you turn to for ALL your Training Needs!

Meet our Subject Matter Experts

Corrina Lindby – Compliance Architect (CEO)
Subject Matter Expertise
  • Business Systems
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Fire Compliance
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Personal Development
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Business Accounting
  • Associate Diploma Business Administration
  • Diploma Occupational Health & Training
  • Certificate IV Training
  • Certificate III Social Welfare
  • Fire Safety Advisor
Personal Insight

I have started up and lost several businesses and know the angst business owners go through on their journey to success.  This has driven me to create simple, affordable compliance systems and business development for small businesses… I have walked where you are walking now… 

Donna Hensen – Aboriginal Cultural Facilitator

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training
  • Aboriginal Consultancy
  • Aboriginal Art Therapy
  • Team Building
  • Cultural Resources
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Diplomacy in Indigenous Human Rights Training – Asia/Pacific
  • Bringing them Home Counsellor
  • Diploma Graphic Design
  • Cert IV Digital Media
Personal Insight

Chris Ward MSc (CISM) CISSP MBCS-Leading Cyber Security Expert

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Design, development and delivery of Cyber Security Training
  • Career Roadmap Development
  • Programme/Project management
  • Governance, Risk and compliance management
  • Strategy Development
  • Computer Security Incident Response Management
  • Cyber Resiliency Review for organisations
  • Operational Resiliency Management modelling
  • Risk Assessments
  • Cyber Education and awareness training
Qualifications
  • 36 Qualifications 
  • New Zealand Defence Force  Strategic Information Assurance Manager – Head of Cyber Operations and management of the Cyber Security teams  
  • Directorate of Defence Security, UK MOD – Operations Officer – Joint Security Coordination Centre – MOD lead representative and adviser for information security for international collaboration and coordination for Computer Network Defence. 
Personal Insight

Karen Vercoe – Human Resources Specialist

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Contracts
  • Performance Reviews
  • Terminations & Redundancies
  • Inductions
Qualifications
  •  Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Strategic Human Resources and Management Accounting, 
  • Accredited Workplace Health and Safety Officer for both the service and manufacturing industry
  • Workplace Health and Safety and Risk Management
  • Cert IV in Training
Personal Insight

I believe business probably do not need, or want to pay for, HR expertise on a permanent basis, however, having someone to professionally take care of your Human Resources needs, letting you concentrate on your business, has got to be appealing…

Karen Howe – HR Specialist

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Contracts
  • Independent Contractor agreements
  • HR Policies
  • Position Descriptions
  • Performance Reviews
  • Terminations & Redundancies
  • Inductions
  • Payroll Audits
  • Recruitment
  • Out-placements
Professional Skills
  • 30 years experience in HR/Payroll across many industries and awards 

Personal Insight

Operating in a consulting capacity to businesses that either cannot afford a full time HR person or prefer to use external services to remove the legal issues and be kept up to date with best practices.

I believe that businesses need to have peace of mind about their people and know that all legal requirements are met. This enables senior management to get on with the strategic and operational business.

Barbara Clifford – The Time Tamer

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Time Management Specialist
  • Stress Management
  • Business Systems
  • Digital Marketing
  • Leadership
  • Communication
Qualifications
Personal Insight

Jennie Gorman – Business Mastermind Specialist

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Business Masterminding Facilitator Training
  • Business Mastermind Members
  • Goal Setting
  • Networking
Publications
  • 21 Days to Becoming a Better Networker
  • Awesome Authenticity
  • 10 Things I need to know about Networking
  • The Bare Bones on How to Promote an Event to Fruition
  • How Masterminding can change my Business and my Life
  • The 10 Commandments of Masterminding
Personal Insight

I have been working within Brisbane’s Business Networking community for 30 years.  I love to help people grow themselves and their businesses by gaining their own self-awareness.  

Leah Shmerling-Career Development Specialist

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Mentoring and development
  • Career development
  • Job seeking skills
  • Assertiveness in the workplace
  • Communication and interpersonal skills training
  • Business Writing Skills: Report Writing, Letter Writing and Writing and Presenting Winning Business Proposals
  • Presentation Skills
  • Retirement planning and coaching
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Career Development
  • Master of Professional Education and Training
  • Diploma of Vocational Education and Training Practice
  • Diploma in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
  • Psychodrama: Advanced curriculum level and group work training
Personal Insight

I recognise that one’s journey is personal with challenges along the way.  I support individuals to apply a solution focused approach to open doors to career opportunities, and support to overcome barriers to progress their career journey and find personal fulfilment.

I possess a positive approach to life, work and people to make the most out of life.

My life motto is:  ‘Enjoy the process.’

Racquell Rockley – WHS & Workplace & Corporate Investigator

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Work Health & Safety
  • Heavy Vehicle Industry
  • Rehabilitation and Injury Management
  • Accident & Incident Investigations
  • Workplace Investigations
Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (almost complete)
  • Skip Tracing Investigations
  • Cert IV in Government Investigations (Fraud)
  • Cert III in Investigative Services
  • Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing
  • NATA qualified Drug and Alcohol Tester
  • Rehabilitation and Return to Work Coordinator
  • Diploma for OHS
  • Certificate in Advanced Safety Awareness
  • Coaching and Facilitating Advanced Safety Awareness Course
  • Certificate in ICAM Investigation
Personal Insight

Hendrik Tait – Engineering Design for WHS

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Independent Risk & Safety in Design Facilitator including HAZID, HAZOP/ CHAZOP & Chair Studies
  • HSE in Design
  • Engineering design  reviews in conjunction with engineering disciplines
Qualifications
  • Chartered Engineer 
  • B.Eng. (Chemical)
  • M.Sc. (Nuclear Reactor Science and Eng) and Diploma in Mechanical Eng
  • Associate Prof Cert Safety in Design
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Cert IV in Training 
Personal Insight

Paul Bickerton – Business Systems Specialist

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Business Systems
  • Wholesale Operations
  • Primary Industries
  • Management Training
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Peace Corps
  • State Emergency Services
Professional Skills
  • Senior Level Management with 25 years of experience.
  • Certificate IV Training 
  • Certificate III Transport and Logistics
  • Sensitive & Creative Cross-Cultural Trainer
  • Design and Implement Organisational Structures
  • Logistics – decades of experience
Personal Insight

Eddie Foord- Environmental Sustainability Specialist

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Sustainability Strategy deployment
  • Environmental, Safety and Quality management systems.
  • Occupational health and Safety & Hygiene
  • Lean & Six Sigma Management
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • Energy, Water and Waste reduction
  • Remote Mentorship & IT solutions
  • Organisation & Change management
Qualifications
  • NEBOSH International Diploma Occupational Health & Safety
  • PGDip Environmental Management
  • BSc (Hons)Environmental Conservation and Management and Computing for Science
  • Cert IV Small Business
  • Cert IV Trainer & Assessor
  • BSI Auditor HSEQ
  • Multiple Professional – 16  (Cert of Occ. Hygiene, KT Project Mgt, Machine Safe, RCA e.t.c )
Personal Insight

I have spent over 14 Years assisting Multi-Nationals, SME’s, Governments and Councils to perform higher, engage better and get results. I have worked in multiple sectors within and outside and built businesses, so I have a unique perception from different angles.  My continued inspiration is seeing people and teams light up & achieve when they are genuinely invested in and provided with a simple means of being better individuals and collaborators. Businesses operating congruent to their values with aspirations linked to a greater good that serve with passion, integrity, continual improvement and results achieve more in my experience.