April 26, 2023


Getting Ahead. Growing Together.

Growing people’s confidence and skills in career coaching and communications, whilst helping grow trees is a great way to support local communities for Laura at Getting Ahead.



Operating since 2014, Getting Ahead Australia Laura Barclay had a dream to help others who have recently moved to Australia; to land the job they wanted and to help people feel more confident.


For me it’s about helping people feel more confident so they can succeed in their career. My job is simple – to support each client to achieve results so they can create the future they dream about.

Laura Barclay | Director | Getting Ahead Australia



Having grown up in London, Laura moved to the USA at 18 years of age, and finally onto Australia post graduation. After spending over 20 years as a Communications and Organisational Change professional working for large corporates locally and globally, Laura turned her attention to supporting one individual at a time. And if anyone understands the challenges of moving to a new country, she does! In addition to being a native English speaker, Laura speaks French, Spanish and basic Mandarin.


That innate nature of helping shines through with Laura working with Fifteen Trees to repopulate Edgecombe, Campaspe Valley Shire, Taungurung Country in Northern Victoria with one hundred trees – one tree planted for every new client.


The Shire of Campaspe is the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Yorta Yorta peoples. The planting group comprises of members who have rural properties in a part of the state that’s been extensively and intensively cleared since the 1840s. Members are aiming to re-establish tree cover using locally indigenous species. They are also work on revegetating public lands, such as roadsides that are currently devoid of, or have very few, trees.


Yellow-box country.


Some of the species planted included; Silver Wattles, Lightwoods, Black Wattles, Blackwoods, Bulokes, Dropping Sheokes, River Bottlebrushes, River Red Gums, Yellow Gums, Grey Boxes, Messmates, Snow Gums, Red Boxes and Manna Gums.


Many thanks to the sponsors. It would be a far more difficult job without your kind help, in fact very restrictive to proceed at all without your help.

Graham Connell | Member | Campaspe Valley Landcare Group


Campaspe Valley Landcare members.


Gracias Laura! Your assistance in this particular project has been invaluable and the volunteers are very grateful for your generous contribution.


If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> and ask for a no obligation proposal or check out our COMPANY page for more info.



Writer – Lou Ridsdale

Lou is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019.

She is a green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak, plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone can lead a more nourishing and sustainable life. Her passion for education + communication being the most empowering tool for change is reflected in her setting up her side hustle Hey Hoe Let’s Grow. She also founded Food Is Free Inc., a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child.

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