It’s hard work to be the best in busi­ness

The Observer - - NEWS - Glen Por­te­ous

WIN­NING Best in Busi­ness award for Young Busi­ness Leader gave di­eti­cian Me­gan Leane the en­cour­age­ment to keep work­ing on her suc­cess­ful pro­fes­sional path­way.

This is the third time Me­gan has won the award and the ris­ing star busi­ness­woman is not go­ing to rest on her lau­rels.

“This is ex­cit­ing and to win for the third year in row for un­der-30 is a good feel­ing,” Me­gan said.

“The Best in Busi­ness awards are al­ways good fun to go to and the group I was with had a great time.”

Me­gan was a nom­i­nated fi­nal­ist in four cat­e­gories: Busi­ness of Choice, Best In­di­vid­ual Ser­vice, Health Beauty and Well­ness and the win­ner of Young Busi­ness Leader.

The path of suc­cess for Me­gan did not hap­pen overnight and re­quired hours of hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to her pro­fes­sion.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing her univer­sity study in 2012, Me­gan moved to her new Cen­tral Queens­land home and opened her Glad­stone prac­tice dur­ing 2013.

Me­gan is an ac­cred­ited di­eti­tian, ac­cred­ited nu­tri­tion­ist and mem­ber of the Di­eti­tians As­so­ci­a­tion of Aus­tralia.

“It was hard at first with the busi­ness be­cause my univer­sity study pre­pared me for the di­eti­cian role but no busi­ness train­ing it­self,” she said.

“I had to get some men­tor­ing to pre­pare me for the run­ning of a busi­ness and make it a suc­cess­ful one.”

Now she passes on her lessons learnt at the Univer­sity of Sun­shine Coast men­tor­ing Nu­tri­tion and Di­etet­ics grad­u­ates.

Me­gan also en­gages with the Glad­stone com­mu­nity giv­ing up her spare time to help with its di­etary re­quire­ments.

“I have done about 600 hours in six years of vol­un­teer work by help­ing com­mu­nity groups, schools and sport­ing clubs,” she said.

Photo: Matt Tay­lor GLA031118BIBAWA

TRIPLE SUC­CESS: Di­eti­cian Me­gan Leane won Young Busi­ness Leader un­der age 30 at the 2018 Best in Busi­ness Awards.

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