About Chantal :
Marketing Business of the Year 2023:
Digital & Social

If you’ve started a business, you know how lonely it can be

There’s a lot to navigate and no guarantee anything will work. Plus, your inner critic can leave you frazzled.

That was me.

New to Australia, with a family to take care of. I had no start-up capital, no marketing experience and no business network.

I wish I knew then what I know now, because figuring it out on my own got overwhelming.

Still, I did it.

And I made it to a thriving six-figure business.

But it didn’t end there.

People around me reached out because they were struggling with their businesses.
“How did you do it?” they wanted to know.
The conversations that followed were the beginning of a new journey.

A journey that led me to an award-winning career as an online business strategist

Today it’s my mission to make your path much clearer than mine was.

I’ll show you how to have fun while staying in love with your business.

I’ve seen again and again how it works for my clients.

And I want that for you.

The lessons I’ve learned that will boost your business​

One of my proudest moments was buying my first property on the Gold Coast. After 12 years, it symbolised the recovery of everything I’d sacrificed to start fresh in Australia.

But of course, I had gained so much more than a house.

I had:

  • collected the right knowledge to give me clear direction
  • grown an online network that reached far wider than I ever could have in person
  • learned strategies to make business easier, so I could have quality time with my children
  • developed systems that ran independently, so I could regularly take time off
  • nurtured a constructive mindset to tackle my self-doubt 


Most importantly, I realised I could help others do the same.

I get a buzz from turning up every day, knowing I can walk alongside men and women like you, to see you:

  • become more productive,
  • and make your business more profitable
  • so that you get to play more.

Sticking to What’s Important

These key values guide my approach to your business:

Understanding the ‘WHY’

Your path to marketing success accelerates when you have clear direction. As a national-level triathlete in South Africa, I learned a lot about discipline and the importance of showing up. But to get the best results, I needed a coach to show me HOW and WHY my training would work.
As a business coach, I do the same to help you get the win.

One size does NOT fit all

Your plan will be different to anybody else’s. Some business owners are extroverts. Others are introverts. Some learn visually, others verbally. Some love social media, while others avoid it. We draw on your strengths rather than holding you hostage to something that doesn’t come naturally.

Chantal Gerardy expert social media marketing consultant and business strategist

Fun marketing is possible

I enjoy marketing, and you’ll enjoy it much more when you’re set up for success.


Manageable routines and systems turn challenges into wins. The more results you get from new skills, the more gung-ho you’ll feel. Before you know it, your online marketing will be effortless.

Balanced lifestyle is essential

As a busy mum with 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, I know how important a balanced lifestyle is. The good news is, I guarantee you can have that.

Fun, adventure, healthy eating and being active are all aspects that improve overall performance, so we keep your plan holistic. Your new strategy will be realistic for you and avoid exhaustion.

Success begins with mindset

I used to believe it took hard slog to make money until I noticed successful business owners having way too much fun for that to be true. Curious about why some of my clients were extremely successful while others floundered, I explored the impact of mindset. My qualifications now enable me to help you reset limiting beliefs and unblock your mental path to business success.

My Story


In 2008, my husband and I sold up everything we had to move from Durban, South Africa, to the Gold Coast here in Queensland, Australia. He started the promised job while I looked after our three young children.Two redundancies later, I had to do something to support our family. I had experience as a physical trainer and triathlete, but with many others like me on the Gold Coast, it was difficult to establish a brand that stood out.

Navigating a Business Start-up

With no budget for advertising, and no marketing knowledge, I turned to free or cheap online resources for advice. I taught myself, but it was hit-and-miss. Either the content rehashed what I already knew, or I needed help to fully understand it.
I began to play with posts on Facebook and found I could use them to connect with people and gain wider customer reach, without spending a cent. Even better, I could work late at night when my 1-year-old and 4-year-old twins were asleep.


In time, and with great patience, my strategies gained traction and I learned to juggle the Facebook algorithm.
Three years later, my business in personal training was booming. In fact, it was going so well that within five years I opened a health, wellness and fitness centre. And a few more after that.

Qualifying Further

I believe in lifelong learning.

To build on my lived experience of business, I’ve completed Certificate 3 in Business, and a Diploma in Social Media Marketing.

To equip my clients with evidence-based tools for growing a healthy business mindset, I’ve completed studies in neuro-linguistic programming and hypnosis.

Now I use my tool kit to equip you to build the skills, strategy and systems you need. 

Let’s take the stress out of your online marketing and put the fun back in.

Join Me In Deeper Conversations About 

The WHY & The HOW 

Want to build a far-reaching online voice without killing yourself in the process?

You do need to bring your strengths to the table.

You don’t need to spend your life on social media.

Learn how to take control of your online marketing. I invite you to jump in and take advantage of more here.

Listen to my podcasts 

Read my blogs

Keen to chat? Send me your details and I’ll get back to you.

Let’s talk 


I have worked with businesses, their spouses, and team members who have been in business but not making any money because they are trying to do too many things and not getting their marketing strategy right. While working face-to-face with people is not especially innovative, it is about listening to your target audience and delivering a powerful and useful service that meets their needs and helps them move to the next phase of business. I do not duplicate strategies; everyone I do is unique and considers my clients to be not techy or have no marketing experts.  I work on their strengths and consider that their unique strategy is user-friendly and enjoyable for the business owner.

Industries that I’ve worked successfully in

  • Business Coaches
  • Consultants
  • Social Media Expects
  • IT Services
  • Website Designers
  • Copy or Content Writing
  • Marketing Specialist
  • PR agent
  • Real estate Agents
  • Network Marketers
  • Party Planners
  • Loan Agents
  • Authors
  • Property Managers
  • Graphic Designers
  • In-home beauty services
  • Interior decorators
  • Personal Chefs
  • Personal Trainers
  • Photography
  • Crypto Currency
  • Financial Advisors
  • Mortgage Brokers
  • Accounting/Bookkeepers
  • Property Investors
  • Architects
  • Spiritual Coachers
  • Health Professionals
  • Nutrionist/Weight-loss coaches
  • Sports coaches
  • Videotaping and editing
  • Bloggers
  • Genealogy research
  • Life Coaching
  • Organizing: home or office
  • Travel Planner
  • Virtual Administrative assistant
  • Alternative Health Services
  • C Suite
  • Lawyers
  • Cleaners
  • Podcasters
  • NDIS professionals
  • Hypnotherapists
  • Reiki Teachers, Product Based Business
  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Tradies
  • Builders
  • Accountants
  • Bookkeepers
  • Online Course Creators
  •  Influencers
  • NLP Practices
  • Mindset Coaches

Some brands we worked with…

  • Strikehold Australia
  • Goodmix
  • Sobah
  • Mother Natures Daugther
  • Tullamore Farm
  • Shepherd Reality
  • Christine Innes
  • Heal Yourself Expo
  • Business Blueprint
  • Beaumont Air Conditioning Solutions
  • Total Driver
  • Entire Bookkeepers
  • Ignition Accountants
  • Sandy Forster Wildly Wealthy
  • BCV Plumbing
  • Less Pest More Control
  • The BLOCK Contestants
  • Business Sight
  • Admins the Answer 
  • The Ladies Finance Club
  • Bx Business 

Associates to: 

                                                      Gold Coast Active and Healthy Alliance, Gold Coast Referral Network, Business Owners Ignite, Master Plumbers Association, Association of Wall & Ceiling Industries Queensland, Smarty Grants, BusinessSight, Small Business Expos, Business and Jobs Expo, Speednetworking, Gold Coast Referral Network, Bx Networking, BConnected, Ladies Finance Club, The Block Contestants, Beam in Business, The Corporate Escapist, 48 Hour Author



 Are you a business owner who is completely overwhelmed by this new era of online marketing and managing your social media and email?

Well, I help business owners gain skills, systems, and strategies so they can make simple sales without paying for ads. I show them how to stand out, get found, get more clients, run events, network, and grow their business all using online marketing strategies. 

Would you like to discuss your online marketing? Book a phone call!

– Chantal


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