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All The Little Islands From Macuata To Rainbow Reef: Fong’s Mission

Sharyne Fong is a recognised figurehead in the local formal entrepreneur sector – a role that often puts her at the forefront of developing business activities. An eloquent public speaker, she displays a quiet aura of self-assured confidence. But many are not aware that she is an introvert.
15 Mar 2022 12:30
All The Little Islands From Macuata To Rainbow Reef: Fong’s Mission
Nanuku Levu island, off Taveuni and Businesswoman, Sharyne Fong, lives by the motto, ‘Incite Your Success’.

Sharyne Fong is a recognised figurehead in the local formal entrepreneur sector – a role that often puts her at the forefront of developing business activities.

An eloquent public speaker, she displays a quiet aura of self-assured confidence.

But many are not aware that she is an introvert.

 

“I may come across as a very public extrovert, but I’m really very private,” she said.

“I enjoy my quiet time.”

Every Easter weekend, she takes time out for her annual pilgrimage, where she reflects on how far she has come, and her plans.

 

“I find it just a very powerful way to set myself up.

“I do a lot of reflections.

“And journaling.”

 

Insight Business Advisory
Ms Fong runs her own consultancy, where she provides business advisory services.

Insight Business Advisory is now in its third year.

“In 2019, I decided to take the leap from a 30 year career in the financial services industry, to start my own business,” she said.

 

“I wanted to follow my passion in helpingand supporting businesses, and more so women owned businesses.”

“As a result of that passion, I started this business.”

“I also do facilitation for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, in partnership with the Women Entrepreneurs Business Council.

 

“It is a United States of America Embassy sponsored programme.”

Ms Fong’s work involves facilitation through the International Labour Organisation and Greenhouse Co-working for Creative Entrepreneurs.

“I enjoy facilitating and helping businesses or women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs start up and scale up as well,” she said.

“My philosophy is insite your success.”

 

Savusavu Bay & Town.

Savusavu Bay & Town.

What Is One Place In Fiji You Would Take Friends To, And Why?
Savusavu.

It is a hidden paradise.

Apart from it being my mom’s home, I grew up there.

It has a different feel to it.

It has a metropolitan laid back feel to it that is so relaxing.

 

Ginger Kitchen staff Suliasi Turagabeci and Sophie Marseu ready with their customer takeaway packs on April 23, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Ginger Kitchen staff Suliasi Turagabeci and Sophie Marseu ready with their customer takeaway packs on April 23, 2021. Photo: Ronald Kumar

What Is Your Favourite Spot For A Coffee Or Pie, And Why?
Ginger Kitchen at Thurston Garden.

They make the best coffee.

I like the outdoor setting.

 

It is where I can sit to do some reflective work, or write up/finish a report.

It just gives me that feeling of being tucked away in the forest, while being in the city.

And it’s close by.

 

A beachfront on Kabara Island in the Lau group. source: www.seabedsfiji.com/cruises/lau-kadavu-discovery-cruise-11-nights/

A beachfront on Kabara Island in the Lau group. source: www.seabedsfiji.com/cruises/lau-kadavu-discovery-cruise-11-nights/

What Are A Few Places In Fiji On Your Bucket List?
Lau.

I would like to stop at all the islands in the group to experience what they have to offer.

I also want to complete the North, and follow the little islands from Macuata, down to Rainbow Reef.

 

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