Aspiring digital nomad, futurist, systems thinker and Christian. Absolutely passionate to understand how things work, create and improve systems. My name is LB (pronounced 'Albi') and this site has a bit of info to help you get to know me.
What I love to do (even in my sleep) is help individuals and businesses implement systems and processes.
A process works best when it is not the goal unto itself.
Culture trumps process every time, not the other way around.
Software can solve a problem but often a spreadsheet can achieve a process goal without adding new problems first.
Technology serves us best when it enhances an existing system.
I would love to help you add structure where you need it in your business.
A selection of past employment, more on Linkedin here.
Board Member at Youth Alive Queensland
Business Manager at Life Church Brisbane
Communications, Marketing, Accounts, Migration to Saasu
Operations Manager at Youth Alive Queensland
Initiate Systems & Processes, Migration to Saasu
Cloud Consulting as Double Ampersand
Manager at Blue Air
Internal Custom Database, Google Apps Migration
A quick summary of some of the elegant solutions I have had the privilege of instigating and overseeing either as employee or contractor.
Youth Alive Queensland
As a not for profit organisation we built our own in-house ticketing system, saving thousands in sales commissions and leveraging a mobile check-in system that volunteers could use.
Built a custom Google App Engine system that provided a simple way for WRS to send files to their customer relationship management system XPLAN eliminated an entirely manual process from an existing system.
A multi-user and real-time incident management system for a community organisation offering a professional response to the crises, risks or needs of people.
Enable the existing staff (non-programmers) to make the most of a custom database solution using Zoho Creator, building core functionality and handing it off to their team for future.
I have a few thoughts and ramblings on Medium
A few thoughts on how I like to approach problem solving and systems, especially in a technology rich world.
Open Source Software should be the basis of solutions wherever possible and it is better to contribute to something bigger then create silos. I currently maintain a package for Meteor here with over 3000 downloads.
Building on Existing Platforms
Every project is managed by a dedicated Trello board, shared with clients, so you know what I am working on at all times. With a weekly flow of updates and invoices which means a faster communication loop between myself and clients.
Preferred tools & technologies where I have the most experience.
If you have a project in mind, looking for some advice on cloud services or keen to get in touch - please get in touch.