I am passionate about my work, why wouldn’t I be? The reward from working with individuals and teams as they discover, develop and embody their own leadership, is enormous! I get to see the difference it makes in their lives and the lives of those they touch.
I started my business in 2000 motivated to make a difference and believing it would be a great learning experience.
Formally I have an undergraduate in Adult Education and HRD, Master’s in Organisational Coaching and post graduate coaching qualifications in the USA – Presence-based Coaching®, with ICF accreditation. I maintain my professional development through working with a supervisor, and a coach, and regular attendance at seminars and conferences. Some areas of interest include leadership, presence based coaching, neuro-leadership, positive psychology, mindfulness and of course, authentic leadership.
Creating extra richness in my life is travel, sharing good food and wine, ensuring wellness is central, maintaining a good dose of play and being engaged in meaningful relationships.
Over the last year, I have conducted a research project interviewing 20 leaders to: “Explore the perceptions of authentic leaders with the aim of understanding and determining how they have developed, how they lead and the factors that have made it conducive for authentic leadership.” As I write, the research report is being written and then a series of white papers will be available through this website. The outcome has been rich in its content. It will underpin my coaching a leadership development programs.
An Important Charity
Education can change a life. I believe that regardless of circumstance, each child should be able to access education, and so I support the Smith Family and their great work. The Smith Family provides disadvantaged Australian children with tools and assistance to thrive at school. This help extends to the child’s family and community as wrap-around support is essential to breaking the cycle. Investing in a child’s education today will have a long-term impact that empowers them into their working life.