director, consultant, coach, facilitator
People are happier, healthier and more productive across all areas of life, when they know and use their strengths. My mission is to help people, teams and communities to discover, use and grow their strengths. Better self-awareness, better communication, better relationships... a better life!
I'm based in beautiful Northern NSW, Australia and work with communities and organisations across Australia.
My clients benefit from my 25 years of experience in Human Services across Public, Private and Non-Profit sectors. I have managed, led and influenced teams from 3 to over 3000 staff, as well as having experience and expertise in strategic and operational planning, organisational culture and values, community engagement, consultation and development, Human Resources management, Case Management, Policy writing and Project Management.
As an experienced facilitator and professional presenter, I enjoy engaging with groups of two to two thousand. I am part of a strong network of talented associates and collectively we support organisations, from small and local to multi-site and national.
My formal qualifications include a Masters of Human Services Management, Graduate Certificate in Accounting and Financial Management, Bachelor of Social Science and Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training. I am a Gallup™ Certified Strengths Coach, a certified Change Manager and member of the Positive Education Schools Association (PESA).
Current and recent projects
Consulting to non-profit organisations in the Northern Territory and NSW to strengthen governance, undertake strategic growth and evaluate project outcomes
Engaged by Oxley and Moss to facilitate strengths-based business and team development, and write a performance development framework for their staff
Engaged by NSW Carers Advisory Council to complete research and project delivery supporting their advocacy and representation of Carers in NSW to government
Engaged by Inner West Council providing disability inclusion business plans for Leichardt Park Aquatic Centre and Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre
Engaged by NSW State Government to develop policy, guidelines, e-learning and staff training: Preventing and responding to abuse of older people and people with a disability
Engaged by NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to facilitate staff development and organisational planning
Associate Consultant with Great Managers delivering leadership development programs to local government
Implementation of state-wide projects for NSW Family and Community Services supporting transfer of disability supports to non-government agencies under NDIS transition.
Partnering with schools in Northern NSW to implement tailored 'Strengths in Schools' programs
Volunteer facilitator and coach to youth mentoring program – Youth Frontiers YWCA
I am passionate about the natural environment and curious about strengthening people and communities. I have a particular passion for positive education and am working on post-graduate research into positive education as a retention strategy for teachers.
I genuinely enjoy conversations about growth, change, challenge and learning in all aspects of life. Here are my Top 5 strengths: Futuristic, Strategic, Learner, Individualisation, Input!
A little more about me
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