Aboriginal Cultural Advisor
Boomalli Consulting has over fifteen years industry (business/ employment development) and life skills through culture and family that enable the company to engage and work collaboratively with Indigenous business owners, community and aspirants.
Its focus is the development and progression of Aboriginal people and community and this dedication takes the company across many social and economic development sectors.
The company prides itself on its reputation to deliver outcomes in the multi-faceted Aboriginal affairs sector that aligns with community needs and priorities but delivered in with a method that is culturally responsive and respectful. The company is well renowned and sought after due to its high level consultation, program development skills and cultural expertise.
Boomalli Consulting demonstrates wide experience in all aspects of enterprise/community capacity development, community analysis, youth development & mentoring (pathway support), parental engagement and empowerment in Indigenous communities.
Managing Director and Founder, Shannon Barnes, is a proud Ngiyampaa woman, bringing to the company a powerful combination of strong cultural respect and experience coupled with demonstrated high-level business development capacity. Shannon holds qualifications in Business Management, Human Resources, Project Management, Community Consultation and Conflict Resolution. Her career has taken her across many sectors including community services, business development (state government) and the manufacturing industry (international company).
Shannon has spent the last eight years working across the Nation for many prominent Aboriginal political structures and entities, service providers, business owners and government departments. The company has gained recognition across the Australia for its development, delivery and engagement methods.
Shannon herself has been nominated for a Reconciliation Australia Award and Aboriginal Australian of the Year in 2016 for her dedication to the progression of Aboriginal communities. She has also been nominated for AusMumpreneur in 2018 as a strong woman in business.