NBS Lunch & Learn - Hair with Flare - A Local Business Mentoring Success Story - with Ron Willems & Gemma Kellec

  • Kotuku Room, Pūtangitangi Greenmeadows Centre, Cnr Main Road and Songer St, Stoke, Nelson, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand
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SpeakerRon Willems & Gemma Kellec
CompanyHairbrush by Gem

In this Lunch & Learn we will explore:

Hair with Flare - A Local Business Mentoring Success Story

Come & join us for a local business success story through a Mentee-Mentor cooperation with Business Mentors NZ. Ron & Gemma will share their experience with mentoring, what they've done together, and how it helped grow Gemma's business.

In this presentation award-winning hairdresser, Gemma Kellec, sought guidance from her business mentor, Ron Willems, as she embarked on establishing her own salon. Impressed by Gemma’s meticulous planning regarding client base, future staffing and profitability, Ron recognised her potential for success. Gemma shared her vision of a unique “Cottage Salon” with Ron, and together they pursued a grant to turn her dream into a reality, which would mark the beginning of an exciting entrepreneurial journey.


About the Presenters:

Gemma Kellec, Award-winning Hairdresser - Mentee

Gemma is an award-winning hairdresser with 16 years of experience in the industry. Over this time, Gemma has earned over 28 placings in the New Zealand Awards for haircuts and colours. 

Her passion for hair and quality of work has proven 10 fold with a full clientele and high demand calendar bookings.

Gemma worked in a London Mayfair salon for 3 years, learning from the best in the hair extensions industry to refine her craft in applying extensions correctly and flawlessly. 

To top it all off, Gemma has been a private hairdresser on super yachts, serving some of the most highly valued clients in the world. With her experience and knowledge, you will leave the Hairbrushgem salon feeling confident, special and looking fabulous. 


Ron Willems - Mentor

Ron Willems, a seasoned professional with over 35 years of experience in sales, sales management, and general management roles.

He has worked with reputable companies like Polaroid NZ Ltd, L’eggs Pantyhose, and Cadbury Schweppes before specialising in finance, banking, and investment management.   He then set up his own Investment Advisory Company.

Ron is known for his motivational skills, innovative training techniques, and expertise in investment.  Now he is dedicated to helping new business owners achieve their goals.



Lunch & Learn brings together business owners to network and be inspired. Our accomplished guest speakers tackle the challenges facing local businesses to help your business grow. BYO lunch and meet with other entrepreneurs. Tea and Coffee provided. 



This series of events is proudly sponsored by Nelson Building Society.


Registration is FREE, please book your place below.


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Lunch and Learn - August 2024


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