New Zealand to USA
Lynne Goddard has a keen interest in people enhancing and enjoying their lives by making the most of their opportunity. Lynne’s extensive career began because she took the leap and travelled overseas. As with may who travel this opened up new pathways which in Lynne’s case lead who into the Diplomatic Corps in San Francisco.
Back in New Zealand
Lynne founded a Finishing School and Promotions company by writing and producing unique fashion shows. These shows enjoyed high profile business relationships such as the NZ Wool Board, the NZ Retailers Association and many more. She was regularly invited to appear on Telethon panels, promoting her shows on TV and guest lecturer on many cruises. For many years Gitaway and London Shoppe invited Lynne to escort groups to many parts of the world.
Lynne also escorted the New Zealand media and their families to the 1982 Commonwealth games, which included the athletes supporters.
New Zealand to Australia
A few years later Lynne moved with her Australian husband Bill to Queensland, and became an Australian citizen (having dual citizenship – she calls herself a Kwaussie!)
New Business Ventures
Lynne founded “Getting to Know The Gold Coast” and “Getting to Know Brisbane“ helping new residents to fast track and settle well into the community. From there she started a Relocation Company and an online moving directory.
New opportunities arose when she spotted a large gap in the marketplace for Baby Boomers and Beyond. After listening to their needs to live exciting and fulfilling lives, the concept of her next business U Plus 55 was born. Connecting this demographic to a ‘trusted’ source of businesses who sign off on giving good service and value and who receive recognition for doing so.
This year Lynne put her energy into raising funds for The Heart Foundation by creating Gold Coast at Heart, which raised $10,500. This was also a perfect opportunity to showcase business excellence which highlighted 4 shows that uniquely promoted fashion, dance, and jewellery. These were “Award Winning” businesses, who started their business on the Gold Coast, and employ local people who are now Internationally recognized. This is quite a rare feat in today’s world where many businesses have their product made overseas, not within their local communities. This event sold out 3 months ahead of time.
Next year Lynne may put together another event, in August. This event will raise much needed funds for Australia’s single biggest killer, heart disease and in the process promote Award Winning Gold Coast expertise and talent.
Lynne loves living in Main Beach and has seen many changes over the 26 years of being a resident. She enjoys promoting the Main Beach lifestyle enjoyed by all who share this special part of the Gold Coast.
” Lynne Goddard contributes with her vision and actions – I think this underpins our #OnlyinMainBeach experience, thank you Lynne “
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