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Email: support@uqpower.com.au  Phone: (02) 4956 8816  Fax: (02) 4947 1721
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Heidi Alexandra Pollard, our CEO is available for select media interviews via email, phone, and in person.  For more information , please  Contact Us   or email  support@uqpower.com.au . Heidi Alexandra currently has the following positions:

  • Chair of the External Advisory Board for University of Newcastle Media and Arts Faculty
  • Chair and Founder of the Professional Communicators' Network
  • Member of the Hunter Medical Research Institute's Foundation
  • Member of the Professional Women's Network Board


Heidi’s formal headshot – web res  

Heidi’s formal headshot – hi res 

In The Press

Read article in the Newcastle Herald Interviewing our CEO Heidi Alexandra about International Happiness Day and the Human Power event.

Read article in Newcastle Herald by our CEO, Heidi Alexandra about the ideas boom and innovation in Australia.

Read article in University of Newcastle Gradschool about CEO, Heidi Alexandra Pollard's trip to Necker Island 2015

Read article about How to Become An Expander Leader for Success in What's New In Fitness Magazine in 2015

Read article in The Newcastle Herald about the Hunter Collective Event 

Read an opinion piece by CEO Heidi Alexandra in The Newcastle Herald about Self-starters and creative big thinkers

See social picture of CEO Heidi Alexandra the keynote speaker at a fashion fundraiser in the Newcastle Herald

Read Media Releases about UQ Power

Article about CEO, Heidi Alexandra Pollard named as finalist in 2014 Lake Macquarie Business Awards 

Article about the Hunter Collective Event in 2014 run by UQ Power


Listen to Heidi Alexandra lead this webinar for Active Management's Fitness Business Say What? Communication Skills for Fitness Professionals

Listen to Heidi Alexandra being interviewed on ABC 1233 Radio for the "Red Tardis" segment on 1 November 2012 about being a coach and author and what it takes to become a millionaire. ABC Red Tardis Millionaire Interview

Here's Heidi in her office holding the Red Tardis.

Listen to Heidi Alexandra being interviewed by Jill Emberson on ABC 1233's "Not working for the man" segment in April 2012 about the life and journey of starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur. Interview with Jill Emberson

Listen to Heidi Alexandra being interviewed by Paul Bevan on ABC Radio about how to survive the end of year burnout 9 December 2015 http://blogs.abc.net.au/nsw/2015/12/paul-bevan-wednesday-91215-.html?site=newcastle&program=newcastle_drive

Bio for CEO, Heidi Alexandra 

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CEO and Founder of UQ Power and The Professional Communicators’ Network  is an International Company Culture Coach, Heidi Alexandra Pollard is also an entrepreneur, property investor, motivational speaker, philanthropist, humanist, author and leadership advocate. She has enjoyed over 15 years in management and leadership roles across a 
broad range of industries including health, education, government and OHS.

A seven times published author, she speaks regularly at conferences across Australia, New Zealand and the US on the inherent power of uniqueness – for individuals and for business. When she’s not sipping tea in cafes or renovating her latest property purchase she is teaching and studying human excellence, body language and communication. She is passionate about working with women and leaders who are ready to affect their company culture and personal development in a positive way and is out to change the world, one leader at a time. 

Heidi says her team at UQ Power are red hot, refreshing renegades, hunting down boring brands, stuck in a sea of sameness and charging them to power up their people, their presence and their profits. Their mission is to help elevate the global playing field for small to mid-sized companies through their unique brand and culture strategies that are easy on the finances, easy to implement and easy to sustain. 

Heidi inspires all who come into contact with her with her passion for the powerful and persuasive connection of thought, language and behaviour. This passion combined with her coaching skills and solid corporate background allow her to assist organizations to deliver high level, sustainable business results through developing an engaged, passionate and committed workforce.

Heidi Alexandra works closely with women, professional communicators and leaders who are ready to affect their company culture and personal development in a positive way. She has enjoyed over 15 years in management and leadership roles across a broad range of industries including health, education, government and OHS
Heidi sits as the Chair of the External Advisory Board for the University of Newcastle’s Communication Program and is a regular guest lecturer for the University’s MBA program. She holds a degree in Public Relations as well as a Graduate Diploma and Masters in Professional Communications and is an Accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator trainer, Coach U Coach and NLP practitioner.

As a practicing servant leader, she is generous with her time – she is an active member of the Hunter Medical Research Institute Foundation and the Founder and Chair of the Professional Communicators Network in Australia.

Heidi believes in democratic workplaces and is an individual member supporting the work and principles of  Worldblu.


Bio for Chief Innovation Officer, Christina Gerakiteys 

BA, Adv Dip Business Mgt, Dip Education in Technical & Further Ed, Dip Training and Assessment, Frontline Management

I love working in the creative industries and I love working with people with whom I share similar values and ethics.

I feel invigorated presenting – whether it’s to a room full of corporates or a theatre filled with students. I enjoy the challenge then satisfaction of producing program content for all forms of media. I am at home close to water.

I get a buzz from the collaborative nature of committees and have been a part of Creativity and Innovation committees in the Hunter and on the Central Coast. I am also blessed enough to have the opportunity to speak regularly on radio about innovation and business and have been known to read from the odd Dr Seuss Book on 1233 ABC. 

If I break it down, I have produced, scripted and directed content for television, web sites, training organisations, universities, corporate clients and small businesses, both locally and nationally. I have been fortunate to assist organisations with branding, rebranding, marketing campaigns, media and organisational development.

I also love writing and blog about innovation at www.ideationatwork.com.au and have heaps of fun administering Ideation At Work on Facebook.

I want to make a difference (doesn’t everyone?) and have an interest in empowering team members and in encouraging businesses and individuals to embrace innovation as part of their culture.  I am passionate about ensuring that “inspiration” is realised into “action”.

I have also recently been appointed to the Board of Directors of Centre For Hope, where our aim is to make a difference to disadantaged youth. I’ve also signed up for a PhD in Innovation and Creativity.

Synchronicity played a part in my “bumping into” Alex. We met at a breakfast meeting and I handed him my details on a very innovative business card – read Scrap of Paper! We met, found we shared those values and ethics previously mentioned, and the rest is history. Alex introduced me to Ed – a “real” writer! I may need to delete script writing from the above list.

In my spare time I walk, ride a bicycle, read, dance and follow my beautiful children around various sporting fields. My favourite saying is “while you people argued about whether the glass was half empty of half, I was busy drinking it up”. Have a great day!


Say What? Powerful body language and communication for fitness professionals
Say What? Powerful body language and communication for fitness professionals

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What Our Tribe Say

Heidi Alexandra has been the source of much information strategy and innovation that has seen me push the boundaries on social media internally and improved my local and national profile and that of my firm tremendously. Jeremy Kennedy, Director, Australian Business Lawyers and Associates
I would recommend UQ Power to anyone that is seeking support, guidance and growth in their business. Catherine Miller, Human Resources Manager, Allightsykes