Virtual Consulting Lifeline Created to Help Struggling South Pacific Tourism Operators

                                   

High profile Solomon Islands dive tourism entrepreneur, Belinda Botha has stepped up with a timely and proactive helping hand to offer virtual business coaching advice to struggling South Pacific tourism operators – COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting.

New Georgia-based Ms Botha has been approved to offer the services as part of a new program instigated by Business Link Pacific (BLP), an Auckland-based private sector development programme committed to supporting Pacific-based businesses and funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT).

Ms Botha’s aim is to provide virtual consulting service coaching to employers, entrepreneurs and employees across the South Pacific tourism and SCUBA dive sectors with strong focus on providing customised advice.

The wide range of professional services COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting provides – and is in fact already offering to businesses in the Solomon Islands and Tonga – ranges from business and career guidance, coaching, counselling, and mentoring for both companies and individuals,

In addition to these, COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting can also provide direction with recruitment, HR and outplacement, strategic and business planning and organisational management.

 Key to everything, Ms Botha said, is offering small to medium sized (SMEs) the advice they need to navigate their way through the current pandemic, while at the same time helping them to prepare for a post-COVID-19 environment and be ready to kick-start their businesses the moment the world returns to normal.

“I am excited because I am in the position with my experience and background to be able to provide some real help in this time of crisis,” she said.

“While COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting’s initial focus is on helping local (Solomon Islands) businesses, we are also ready to help other SMEs in those countries where BLP is already active,” she said.

This includes Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu.

Interested SME’s can contact Ms Botha directly or via BLP to start the onboarding process.

 -ENDS

For more information contact Belinda Botha via the following:

E: dive@divemunda.com

W: https://businesslinkpacific.com/organizations/345-dive-munda-covid-19-human-capital-consulting-services-solomon-islands

WhatsApp: +27 63 745 0895

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Dive-Munda-Consulting-106707107708743/

Facebook Messenger: m.me/106707107708743

 Alternatively contact Business link Pacific on the following:

E: info@businesslinkpacific.com

W: https://businesslinkpacific.com/

 

About Belinda Botha – A Dual South African/Canadian citizen, Belinda Botha has been resident in the Solomon Islands for seven years where she is owner/operator of both SIDE Dive Munda and Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises. Ms Botha has been acknowledged for her efforts to further position the Solomon Islands on the world-diving map and played an integral role in the development which saw Munda Airport in New Georgia re-positioned as the destination’s second international air gateway. She was recognised for her efforts by the local business community in December 2019 when she was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ and also received a ‘Business Excellence Award’ from the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (SICCI). MS Botha is an Instructor Certifier for Scuba Schools International (SSI) and has over 20 years of international Human Resources consulting experience, coupled with a Canadian CHRP designation, a Masters Degree in HR management and industrial psychology.

About Business Link Pacific – A private sector development programme funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), Business Link Pacific (BLP) connects small and medium sized businesses in the Pacific to local advisory services. The BLP programme is currently operating in the Cook Islands, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Niue, Papua New Guinea. Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu where it assists small to medium sized enterprises with access to a wide range of business-oriented and marketing consultative resources.

 

(Released on behalf of COVID-19 Human Capital Virtual Consulting by MPB Communications, 14th May 2020)

Contact Mike Parker-Brown

E: mikeparkerbrown@aapt.net.au

M: + 61 421 025 469

 

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