Name: Jeanette Maynes
Heritage: Irish & Scottish
Occupation: Business Owner, Graphic & Website Designer
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Red
Religion: Raised Catholic now also Spiritual plus find Buddhism extremely interesting!
When and where were you born? In the 70’s in Townsville
Do you recall any interesting stories regarding your birth? Yes I was born on Father’s day and Dad said he held me within a couple of minutes of being born.
What is your earliest memory? Playing under mums sewing table.
Who was the most influential person to you as a child? Dad
How would your parent(s) describe you as a child? Beautiful, smart and an absolute little treasure Why? Cause they are biased and have too!
Did you have any pets as a child? Yes a kangaroo, cow, chooks, ducks, pigeons, dog, fish and numerous birds.
What was your favorite game? Softball
Grade School/High School
Where did you attend high school? St Mary’s in Maryborough
What was your favorite subject to study? Art
What was your favorite sport? Softball, Netball & Athletics
Is there a teacher that you remember having been particularly influential? Mr Butler my art teacher
How would you describe yourself as a student, both socially and academically? Very social and pretty smart.
What did you like most about school? Art and Sport
Did you earn any honors or were you recognized for any achievements? Several distinctions for art
Did you have a teen idol? Elvis, he is so HOT! (Even thought he had passed away)
What was your favorite music/band/dance in high school? Poison, Def Leppard, Madonna
Did you attend university? Not straight away, I decided to party for a few years! 15 years on I have enrolled. (Took me a while!)
How were you able to attend university? I pay for it by running my own business.
Did you live in a dorm? No I live at home and study externally
Why did you decide to attend university? To strategically plan the path for my business expansion
What subject(s) did you study and why? Professional Studies
Did you get a degree? Yes, Masters of Professional Studies.
Was your family supportive of your decision to attend college? Yes
How did your university experience prepare you for your later years? I have taught myself several new skills and knowledge that I can apply to any situation. I now think at a higher level.
What was your first job? Newsagency assistant when I was 14 and a half
What was your best job? My current position – General Manager Design House Fraser Coast
What was your worst job? Checkout chick (5months when first out of school). Though I did get a certificate for being the fastest scanner in Qld!
What is the longest amount of time you have ever stayed with one company? 5 1/2 years – Owner / Graphic & Website Designer
In addition to being paid money, how else has your career created value in your life? I love what I do so I don’t feel like I am working. Every day is fun and a blessing!
What is your most significant accomplishment as a professional? Providing for myself / Independence
Were you ever fired for unjust reasons? Yes and I took the employer to the Industrial Relations Commission and Won
What do you consider to be the best possible work environment? A fun one with laughing
Who was the biggest influence in your career? Me
Do you have children? No, I brought A Harley Davidson as it is cheaper.
What would be your goal as a parent? To lead by example, have fun and love a lot!
What does the word “family” mean to you? A lot of people that you are supposed to like because they are related. Fortunately 98% of my family is Fabulous!
How would your children describe you as a parent? Amazing!
In what ways have your parents influenced you the most? Great morals, intelligence, treat others as you would like to be treated, good looking ha.
Which of your parents do you most similar to and why? Dad because I go out of my way for people. Mum because I am over organized.
What is your relationship with your parents like today? Great! I’m finally training them to treat me like an adult (But I suppose acting like one helps)!
Who do you admire most in your family and why? Dad he’s a legend and always sets a great example! And we have the same witty sense of humor and crack each other up laughing.
Have you lost any family members to death? Yes my cousin Luke Maynes, my Granddad Patrick Maynes, my Aunty Kathy Maynes and my Grandpa Stan McCarthy.
If so, what was your relationship to them and how did their death affect you/your family? All my relationships are uniquely special with the individual person. I find all deaths terribly emotional and a traumatic experience to work through.
Have you had your heart broken? Not really
Have you broken any hearts? Hell yeah! Sorry guys if you don’t shape up you get shipped out quick smart!
Have you ever been married? No
Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes!
Do you have any regrets regarding your love life? Yes it’s nonexistent as I’m so busy, I might have to put myself back on the market
Perfume: Yves Saint Laurent Paris & Chanel No. 5
Favourite Colour: Red
Sport: BOOTCAMP! Gym, Running, Dancing
Do you play any card games? 500, poker or black jack
Do you know how to fix a flat tire? Yes call RACQ
Do you feel happy today? Yes, always
Do you care about other people’s feelings? Yes, even better if they care about mine…
Do you sleep with more than one pillow? Yes 4
Alcoholic Beverage: Pure Blonde Beer, Jim Beam Bourbon and Malibu
Movie: Memoirs of a Geisha, Prescious, The Colour Purple, The Shawshank Redemption, Dirty Dancing, ….
Book: hhmmm too many!!! Love business & self help books.
Song: Wild Thing
Band/Artist: Elvis Presley
What do you do on your spare time: Ride my Harley
How old did you wish you were: I’m happy with my age now
Ever gone Camping: Yes
Have you ever caught a fish and ate it: Yes heaps of times (luv whiting!)
Ever gone to church: Yes heaps
Do you resemble anyone famous: I’ve been told Nicole Kidman alot
What do you enjoy doing when you’re bored: I don’t get bored
What do you have on your mind: So much it goes non stop, though meditation has helped with this
What is your definition of “happiness”? Inner peace, love and acceptance.
What celebrity would you most want to meet? Oprah, Donald Trump (met), Louise Hay
What is your most memorable travel experience? Base Camp Mt Everest
What’s the farthest from home you’ve ever been? Nepal
When asked, what’s the one question you always answer with a lie? I don’t lie
What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at? Singing (Still sing, only in private though!)
What are the main lessons you’ve learned in life? To respect yourself and others. Only your opinion of yourself really counts. If you don’t love yourself no one else is going to!
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (Upgrade)
- Certificate III in Fitness (Group Fitness)
- Certificate IV in Fitness (Personal Training)
- Apply First Aid
- Master of Professional Studies (Post Grad)
- Diploma of Event Management (Partial)
- Certificate III in Community Services
- Diploma of Graphic Design
- Certificate IV in Design
- Certificate IV in Business – Marketing
- Certificate IV in Business
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- Diploma of Business
- Diploma of Business Management
- Certificate IV in Information Technology – Website Design
- Aware, Assertive & Alive – Effectiveness Training Course
- Certificate IV in Business – Small Business Management
- Certificate III in Business Administration
- Aussie Host Customer Service Course
- Justice of the Peace Assessment
- Certificate in Arts
2012 – Nominated Queensland “Telstra Women’s Business Awards”
2010 – Nominated Fraser Coast Business Awards
2010 – Shortlisted Queensland “Telstra Business Awards”
2010 – Nominated Mayoral Environmental Awards – Fraser Coast Regional Council
2008 – Finalist Queensland “Telstra Women’s Business Awards”
2008 - 1 in 5 Finalist Nationally for the NEIS; “Best Growth Business Award”
2008 -Finalist Queensland “Telstra Business Awards”
2007 -Winner Fraser Coast Business Awards, Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce; “Special Commendation Award”
2006 - 1 in 5 Finalist Nationally for the NEI;S “Best Growth Business Award”
2006 - Nominated for Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce; “Customer Service Award”
2001 -Winner Darwin Beer Can Regatta; Best Beer Can Boat and Best Ladies Beach Wear
Full list here.
2006 – Current
- World Vision Child Sponsor
- Toy Run (Salvation Army)
- First Aid
- Chairperson of Gold Coast Units Body Corporate & Eden by the Bay Resort
- 24 / 7 for Kids (2012)
Open Car & Mororbike, Boat & Jet Ski