“A painter should have two lives. One in which to learn, and one in which to practice art.” The quote from Pierre Bonnard embellishing the wall of the current Bonnard exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria held particular relevance for the group of Redken advocates that visited as part of the recent inaugural Redken Advocate Summit, who gathered together for a weekend of honing their education skills and bonding together as a collective.
The importance of educating and nuturing the talent within it’s community clear from the outset, Redken pulled out all the stops for their first rodeo. “It’s really exciting to be hosting our very first Redken Advocate Summit at the L’Oréal Academy in Melbourn,”said Redken National Education Manager Mark Thompson at the summit. “We’ve got eight of our Advocates here – including Kaine Vakai, Amy Zikic, Kasey Lee, Sheree Knobel, Gabrielle Roccuzzo, Sophia Butson, Ash Wuilleman and Grace Clayton – to really hone their facilitation skills and also improve their online presence to maximise their business.”
With Mark leading the charge from an education excellence standpoint and guest speakers from key social media platforms providing invaluable insights for the Advocates in taking their online presence to the next level – plus a cocktail or two, of course! – it was a weekend jam-packed with unforgettable moments and non-stop education.
In a weekend filled with lightbulb moments, here we gather our top five takeaways from the inaugural Redken Advocate Summit.