The Stable and Wise Community

was founded for 3 reasons…

Age Discrmination in the workplace is our hidden Pandemic

We now know the great majority of Australian employers discriminate, but only a few do it consciously. How do we know? Because the ‘proofs in the pudding’…

  • The high jobless rate and forced early retirement of the mature; plus their huge numbers of underemployed; and then the many thousands doing jobs way below their skill level.

  • More proof? Talk to almost any over 40 about their struggle to find a new one if they lost theirs. Even then, many still believe The 4 Myths – so “I’m just too old and my skills are out of date”.

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What Australia has is an awareness problem – most Australians, including our governments, believe it’s a personal problem.

So it became a problem that the Mature need to solve themselves – we must do more training, get more skills, etc. So very wrong.

It’s not personal, it’s economy wide. Only a powerful ‘searchlight of reality’ will solve it. Hence we need this Community.

Toby Marshall, Founder and Director

Solving Ageism needs the 4 skills Toby built up over many years…

  1. Recruitment for 20+ years – founded a recruitment business in Financial Services and published 2 books on job seeking. Plus a book for employers on how to recruit better people and stop wasting money on agencies – a PDF version will be shared shortly.
  2. Community building – he has built many vibrant communities, both online and offline.
  3. Marketing – for 12 years he ran a strategic marketing agency – the focus of his client work was building and engaging communities both on and offline.
  4. Coaching Workshops for the Mature – essential to help over 40s find the job they want. The coaching is being built into our new edition of Get a Better Job, focused on the Mature with proceeds going to NFPs supporting the Mature.

Why Workshops are Vital to Solve the Pandemic

Because most employers don’t discriminate consciously – they just believe the under 40s are better in so many ways. Education plus putting the Media spotlight on how age discrimination has been allowed to cause so much damage is how to solve it.

All our Workshops will be virtual, and without the physical presence and the all important body language, the presenter has to be engaging, and never dull or boring.

Toby was never boring in the over 320 presentations and workshops he has run since 1990 across Australia. He has also been paid to travel and speak in Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Singapore.

Here is just some of the feedback on Toby’s Keynotes and workshops…

I recommended Toby Marshall as a subject-matter expert to speak at the annual convention of our 2000 financial planners on the business use of Social Networking tools. Toby is never dull or boring and knows his stuff.  I am also brokering further introductions for Toby because he can add value in many other areas

Annalie Killian, then a Director of AMP

When Toby speaks, people listen. His passion and commitment are always evident on stage and his enthusiasm is contagious.

Neen James , the great American based speaker

I attended a workshop led by Toby Marshall on using Social Networking for lead creation and tribe-building. I’ll admit I was skeptical that I’d learn much, since I consider myself pretty social-media savvy. I’ll also now have to admit that I learned a lot about some things that I’d unfairly discounted. He presented to us with a huge amount of enthusiasm and humour. Toby was both an informative and provocative subject matter expert, and a fun bloke to spend a day with.

Tim Dickinson, Global Customer Success Executive

Toby Marshall presented to a boardroom lunch meeting of our key clients today. His topic was Social Networking, specifically the value of LinkedIn. Toby did an excellent job of communicating his message and simplifying the value, effectiveness and how to manage your LinkedIn presence

Anthony Moss, Business Growth Specialist