September 25, 2020
Greater impact for God and good
By Kara Martin

Tim is a director with a social business that had already been operating for two years when the opportunity came to participate in the Seed entrepreneurial incubator.

“I was genuinely impressed with John Beckett. He gave the best overview of seeing business from a kingdom perspective that I have ever heard.”

Tim is doing sensitive work with a social enterprise in south-east Asia. It involves straddling the worlds of women rescued from sex trafficking and major corporate organisations.

“For us, one of the biggest benefits of being part of the Seed program was the networking opportunity. We were able to tell our story to senior business leaders and coaches.

“It has enabled us to draw together a successful community of advisers and investors, and their networks.”

Tim talked about the loneliness of being an entrepreneur, and the importance of gathering support around you to test and challenge your ideas.

“Seed helped us to get our business ideas documented, and to ensure we had a holistic kingdom perspective,” Tim explains. “We were taught how to articulate and pitch our ideas in a compelling way.”

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Kara Martin

Kara Martin is a Seed Coach and Facilitator. Kara is a speaker, lectures at Alphacrucis and Mary Andrews colleges, and was formerly Associate Dean of the Marketplace Institute at Ridley College in Melbourne. She has worked in media and communications, human resources, business analysis and policy development roles, in a variety of organisations, and as a consultant. She was Director of the School of Christian Studies for three years and has lectured with the Brisbane School of Theology, Macquarie Christian Studies Institute and Wesley Institute. Kara has a particular passion for integrating our Christian faith and work, as well as helping churches connect with the workers in their congregations. She is married to David, and they have two amazing adult children: Jaslyn and Guy. Volume 1 of Workship: How we can Use our Work to Worship God was published in April 2017. Workship 2: How we can Flourish at Work was published in May 2018. Kara has just started on Workship 3: How to Shape Christians for the Workplace. To find out more about Kara, visit www.workship.com.au

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