Carinne Bird


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From Tango to Technology, Carinne started her career being crowned Junior Australian Latin dance champion. She was inspired by world competition which could only offer her further opportunity, so she moved to London and spent three years travelling Europe representing Australia in World and European championships. Carinne returned to Australia and continued her career with outstanding achievements. She held further Australian titles, ran her own studio, became mentor and coach to future champions, was a consultant on a dance book and judged national championships.  
Then suddenly after a robust 14 year career, Carinne’s life changed forever when she and her husband/dance partner separated. In an instant Carinne needed to create a new identity, a new future and had no idea where to start. All she had ever known was to dance and had never before been alone. 

Carinne embraced changed, invested in new skills and pursued a business career. She started in sales in the IT industry but within 5 years Carinne secured a sales management role in IBM, one of the world’s most leading brands. Carinne’s tenacity, professionalism and passion to make a difference in her own life and in the lives of others saw her promoted quickly through the ranks, leading large teams and providing leadership right across the globe. From Russia to Brazil, China to India, Carinne became a Director and led the marketing mission for the IBM Business Partner Channel developing prowess in strategy, integrated field marketing & sales execution, channel management and digital / social marketing expertise.  

In recent times IBM restructured and Carinne decided it was the right time to leave IBM and pursue the next chapter of her career. A new opportunity to re-invent, redefine and embrace the wonderful journey of change. Carinne is currently writing her first book, engaging in public speaking and embracing transformational opportunities within the IT industry. Carinne is committed to creating a life she loves and loves sharing it with her wonderful partner John. 
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