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A combination of real-life leadership experience and deep academic knowledge fuels my ability to translate complex ideas and academic research to make them real, relevant, and relatable to the work that leaders do every day.

In partnering with senior leadership teams I invite and facilitate conversations that surface uncomfortable truths, deliver inspiring insights and motivate leaders to create positive, purposeful impact for themselves and for the people they lead. I have worked with hundreds of leaders in business, government, NGOs, and education, including Charles Schwab, Specsavers, Geelong Football Club, the Magistrates Court of Victoria, and the University of Melbourne.

My commercial experience is broad and deep, and my knowledge of leadership more than theoretical. Having spent more than 20 years in international leadership roles, I know what it’s like to be a leader, and I have led and seen others lead both well and not so well in a wide range of contexts.

This experience, supported by an undergraduate degree in business and post-graduate studies in organisational change, led to my doctoral research examining how to create positive change and wellbeing in organisations. I continue to research and teach as an Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Positive Psychology and an Associate of Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne.

I love to share my work and have presented at conferences internationally and published in a range of academic and non-academic journals, including Psychology Today and Human Resource Management. I’ve also been interviewed for radio and a variety of podcasts.

I know that leadership is the most potent leverage point we have to create positive change in any system, be it a family, a school, an organisation, or any team. And I believe that each of us has a capacity for leadership that we have yet to realise.