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Accountants On Purpose

May 18, 2020


Content Warning for the Accountants on Purpose podcast - This conversation with Vanessa Bamford discusses mental health and suicide, if this episode raises any issues for you please seek help, there are contact details for Lifeline and Beyond Blue below.


Vanessa Bamford is the Director of Vision Beyond Business and she has spent her whole life in small business. With entrepreneurial parents that pushed the boundaries through all odds in their small business during the 90’s recession, Vanessa watched them succeed.

Accounting is Vanessa’s trade but small business success is her purpose. Vanessa also has a strong desire to make a positive difference for mental health in her community and her first step was to adopt this within her organisation.

Vanessa has created an environment that is centred around well-being, a growth mindset, empowerment, flexibility and open communication.

In this episode we cover:

  • Vanessa’s proudest moment as a child.
  • Living in the UK and Europe for 2 years and how Vision Beyond Business came to be.
  • Hitting a wall in the beginning phase of her business and what Vanessa chose as the solution.
  • The importance of being a purpose driven business.
  • Learning innovation from her parents who owned a Deli during the recession.
  • Why Vanessa is extremely passionate about mental health and what she is doing about it.

And much more! Check out the full episode.





  • Never give up trying to find a better way.
  • Check in on yourself and learn to be self aware so that you can look after your mental health.

For Crisis Support Please Reach Out To -


Lifeline - call 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14


Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636







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Sarah Bartholomeusz is the founder of You Legal, an Adelaide-based law firm that provides business leaders with the confidence and certainty they need to make bold decisions within their organisations.  You Legal provides top tier consultative legal services to corporate clients, including ASX listed companies. 

Sarah's clients also call her the Goddess of Governance because she works to protect and nurture her clients’ businesses so that they can focus on having the impact that they want in the world.