JODI COTTLE

Published Author
Keynote Speaker

The Pocket MBA: A Woman's Playbook for Succeeding in Business
Packed with research, stories, and practical tools you can apply immediately, The Pocket MBA is an essential handbook for taking your business and your leadership to the next level.

From mansplaining to motherhood, women face unique challenges when it comes to running a successful team and/or business. But whatever challenges you personally face, The Pocket MBA shares the insightful tips and strategies that will give you a head-start as a leader, manager, and owner.

Perfect for busy women in any industry, The Pocket MBA is a short and sweet playbook that will help you grow your business and give you back some time in your day!

  “Jodi has created an outstanding playbook of smart, simple strategies and tools that will help any woman excel as a leader and business owner” 
Shannon Luxford, General Manager, Laser Clinics Australia
TODAY EXTRA 11/4/23
Thrilled to be interviewed by the team at Channel 9 today promoting my book - The Pocket MBA, and providing some insight to another way of life outside of the "rat race".

REVIEW BY: MONIQUE VANDER EYKEN, HR CONSULTANT – MVE CONSULTING

REVIEW BY: MONIQUE VANDER EYKEN, HR CONSULTANT – MVE CONSULTING

3/05/2024

We all want to be successful. As I look back, with all my corporate roles and personal business, I wish I had a guide to help me through some challenges and ways to deal with certain situations. Someone who knows the situations and can provide some guidance.

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Leading By Example

Leading By Example

18/10/2023

Leadership starts with leading ourselves. If we don’t have our own heads in order, what right do we have to attempt to manage others? When we start with ourselves, we can achieve a specific ‘leadership mindset’ that allows us to lead with clarity, focus and the determination to achieve our goals, as Jodi Cottle explains here

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The PQ Book Club: books you should read

The PQ Book Club: books you should read

24/08/2023

Book Review: The Pocket MBA is all about empowering and helping women become leaders, and create high-performing and sustainable workplaces, and Cottle achieves that in a really nice way. PQ Rating 5/5 We are giving this one our top rating. We really liked it and Cottle achieves so much in just 200 pages. *Page 39 in link*

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Summer reading for CEOs: Seven books to kick-start your summer holidays.

Summer reading for CEOs: Seven books to kick-start your summer holidays.

24/08/2023

Women face unique challenges in the world of business, especially when it comes to running their own organisations. For those looking to take their businesses to the next level, look no further than The Pocket MBA: A Woman's Playbook for Succeeding in Business by entrepreneur Jodi Cottle. Divided into four parts, the book provides business women with practical tools to lead their teams, clients themselves.


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The Pocket MBA: A women’s playbook for succeeding in business

The Pocket MBA: A women’s playbook for succeeding in business

24/08/2023

Jodi Cottle is an entrepreneur and small-business owner, currently operating a high-performing business within the world’s largest aesthetics franchise network, Laser Clinics Australia. Packed with research, stories, and practical tools you can apply immediately, The Pocket MBA is an essential handbook for taking your business and your leadership to the next level. From mansplaining to motherhood, women face unique challenges when it comes to running a successful business. But whatever challenges you personally face, The Pocket MBA shares insightful tips and strategies that will give you a head-start as a leader, manager, and owner

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OPTIMISE YOUR TEAM’S PRODUCTIVITY BY UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN

OPTIMISE YOUR TEAM’S PRODUCTIVITY BY UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN

2/05/2023

Early on my career, I had a boss who was a real ‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. One moment he’d be towering over me at my desk, screaming instructions in my face. But once we’d all clocked off, he’d be buying rounds, telling jokes and being the life of the party. Naturally, I never knew where I stood with him. One time he stormed into my office yelling, demanding answers. I froze. The threat of this intimidating, tall man brought my brain to a standstill. I couldn’t think.

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Laser Clinics franchisee shares success tips in new book

Laser Clinics franchisee shares success tips in new book

2/05/2023

Award-winning Laser Clinics Australia franchisee and author Jodi Cottle is sharing her tips for business-building in new book designed to help women achieve their potential.

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Gold Coast mum stunned over discrimination during job interview: 'Never take no for an answer'

Gold Coast mum stunned over discrimination during job interview: 'Never take no for an answer'

1/05/2023

Becoming a mother is one of life's most magical moments. It's a transformative experience that shakes your foundation and renews your view on life altogether. Sometimes this is for the better, and sometimes it's for the worse.

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Mum, 40, quits her corporate job and now earns a six-figure salary while choosing her own hours - as she shares four tips to help you follow her lead

Mum, 40, quits her corporate job and now earns a six-figure salary while choosing her own hours - as she shares four tips to help you follow her lead

1/05/2023

Five years ago mum Jodi Cottle quit her well-paying corporate job to regain control of her life - now she works when she wants and earns a six-figure salary. The 40-year-old former sales manager and mortgage adviser struggled maintaining a work-life balance shortly after becoming a mum and knew something needed to change.

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What it takes to be a Laser Clinics Australia Franchisee

What it takes to be a Laser Clinics Australia Franchisee

27/04/2023

From a senior manager in the corporate property world to a Laser Clinics franchisee, author and owner of the Tweed Heads clinic, Jodi Cottle tells us why she made the switch to our industry and why she wouldn’t want to change it for the world.

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How leaving my job and becoming my own boss made me a better mum

How leaving my job and becoming my own boss made me a better mum

20/04/2023

After realising it was finally time to leave her demanding corporate job, mum-of-one Jodi knew she wanted to start her own business. She now describes her role as "the perfect balance." Let me paint a picture for you. The alarm goes off, it's 5am. You get up, check your emails, schedule some meetings before the rest of the house is awake. Suddenly, the morning routine is in full swing.

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Beating Mansplaining, Imposter Syndrome And The Gender Pay Gap: The New Book Guiding Female Leaders To Success

Beating Mansplaining, Imposter Syndrome And The Gender Pay Gap: The New Book Guiding Female Leaders To Success

17/04/2023

Gold Coast boss mum-turned-author on a mission to empower women to find their voice. Gold Coast author and entrepreneur Jodi Cottle has released a new book, The Pocket MBA: A Woman’s Playbook for Succeeding in Business, helping the growing number of female business owners unlock their own potential and achieve the ultimate work-life balance.

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Jodi Cottle on business success: ‘Pick something that is recession-proof and hire people that align with your own values’

Jodi Cottle on business success: ‘Pick something that is recession-proof and hire people that align with your own values’

11/04/2023

A country girl at heart, but over the years her career has taken her to Wellington, Auckland, London and Sydney, growing her skills and business savvy. She initially built a career in sales, then in leadership roles and now owns a franchise in the beauty industry. She is about to publish her second book: The Pocket MBA: A woman’s playbook for succeeding in business.

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Franchisee cheat sheet according to someone in the know

Franchisee cheat sheet according to someone in the know

8/11/2022

Thinking of buying a franchise? Or perhaps, you’re already knee-deep in research and need a little push? Well, we thought we’d catch up with one woman who is kicking some serious butt in the franchise game. Jodi Cottle and her team at Laser Clinics Australia’s Tweed Heads clinic are great at what they do and have struck the perfect balance of operating within an established brand and making their mark.

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How you can shine as a franchisee

How you can shine as a franchisee

1/11/2022

Jodi Cottle and her team at Laser Clinics Australia’s Tweed Heads clinic really know their stuff when it comes to shining as a franchisee. But don’t just take our word for it, Jodi was named Laser Clinics Australia’s Franchisee of the Year in 2021, and her faithful colleague Allira Miller won the Clinic Manager of the Year title in 2022.

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ABOUT JODI
Entrepreneurial from a young age, Jodi bought her first investment property at the age of 19, and built up a portfolio of six investment properties by the time she was 25. Jodi’s self-taught property and investment expertise led to a career as a mortgage adviser in Auckland and, later, London. Having garnered recognition for her knowledge in the industry, she became a sought-after speaker at seminars, teaching people how to be successful in property investment.  In 2008, Jodi published Young & Singles Guide to Property Investment, a book for first-time buyers that gained attention across New Zealand.

As Jodi’s career progressed, so too did her focus on business. She completed an MBA in 2013, specialising in sustainable customer experience strategies. In addition, she undertook study in applied cognitive neuroscience in the field of leadership. Jodi applied her understanding of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology in real-world scenarios, delivering outstanding results. The tools and frameworks used throughout her leadership career ultimately became The Pocket MBA - her new book in bookstores across the globe.

Now living in Australia, she has established a high-performing business within the world’s largest aesthetics franchise network, Laser Clinics Australia.  Jodi's business has won multiple awards including Franchisee of the Year in 2021, Clinic Manager of the Year in 2022 and her business was a finalist in not one, but five categories at the Tweed Business Awards in 2023!

I offer Keynotes and Workshops that can be tailored to the specific needs of your team, business and audience.

Creating engaged environments where our team (and customers) thrive

Creating engaged environments where our team (and customers) thrive

Elevate your team's performance and boost cohesion with this cutting-edge methodology. This keynote combines a unique blend of practical tools, expert guidance and contexualised stories, to help leaders transform their teams into engaged, high-performing and sustainable units.

  • Gold Coast QLD, Australia