About Zambesi

Zambesi is a collective of leaders from high growth
technology businesses who like to share skills.
Practitioners not trainers
Zambesi recruits only the top expert in each field. The content in our courses is created, owned and delivered by the expert using real-world examples - not by a trainer at an institution. What you’ll learn is cutting edge, current and highly practical.
Active learning
Zambesi programs are delivered using an active learning framework developed by education experts at Macquarie University. Our programs are interactive and use activities, role-play scenarios, games and reflective practice to embed the knowledge and skills taught in each module.
Concrete and practical
Our programs are designed to provide businesses and professionals with practical skills. We recognise that everyone is time-poor and our programs get straight to the point. You’ll walk out with a concrete plan to put into action immediately.
Share the learnings with your team
Each program contains a presentation pack to help you facilitate a ‘lunch & learn’ session with your broader team.
Support to implement new skills
Stay engaged with your peer group and expert for support to implement what you’ve learnt in your business or career context. We’re developing the Zambesi platform to facilitate the ongoing participation of our alumni through forums and community events. Alumni can access Zambesi experts for ongoing mentorship.
Want to lead a Zambesi workshop?
Zambesi only selects the very best industry pioneer to teach each topic. We don’t accept submissions; we only consider experts who have been recommended by our existing experts and partners.
Company founders
Rebekah Cambpell
Cofounder, CEO
Rebekah is a serial entrepreneur. At age twenty-two, she founded Scorpio Music, which grew to become one of Australia’s most successful music companies, launching the careers of Matt Corby, George, Evermore, Lisa Mitchell and many more. In 2010, she developed a new model in online ticket promotion and in 2014 she co-founded Hey You, Australia’s largest technology application for cafes and quick service restaurants. Rebekah writes extensively on entrepreneurship and innovation for The New York Times, The Australian Financial Review and her own blog.
Why Zambesi?

As CEO at Hey You, Rebekah looked for a tech team leadership program to help her CTO become better at managing people. She also needed training to upskill her sales team, marketing, designers and product managers. Every training course available was generic, taught by trainers (not leaders) and too expensive for her small-business budget.

Rebekah developed Zambesi to enable the best practitioners to share skills in a structured and affordable marketplace. Zambesi gives every business and professional access to the very best minds in their field.

Kim Hughes
Cofounder, COO
Kim is an entrepreneur, corporate executive and company director. She is winner of AFR Boss Magazine Young Executive of the Year 2013 and served as a non-executive director of the Heart Foundation. Kim’s most recent role was GM Small Business Transformation at NAB where she developed and led a large-scale program to change the way small business banking is delivered. Kim is known for her passion for customers and track record in building and leading large high-performing teams.
Why Zambesi?

As a corporate executive, Kim experienced first-hand the impact of workforce disruption. She saw thousands of team members made redundant and thousands more fear that their skills would become irrelevant. Kim is building Zambesi to enable professionals to take control of their careers and get access to cutting edge skills and knowledge to build businesses, become successful sole-traders or a career they love.

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