I am a change agent who believes that challenging the status quo can achieve better outcomes. Change need not be feared.
My own career spans finance, sales, commercial operations and leadership in large corporate organisations. After 17 years delivering results for others, in 2012 I unleashed the inner entrepreneur and started my own successful consulting business, specialising in transformation and high performance teams.
I understand the relentless need for business to deliver financial outcomes to the market, indeed I have dedicated many years to accelerating this. I can show you that it does not have to come at the expense of all other outcomes.
I understand what it takes to make flexibility work through my own first hand experience. I am constantly juggling the varied elements of my life, some of which include my 3 children, running my own business, extensive travel commitments and volunteering for The Raise Foundation where I am a mentor for teenage mothers.
In my view the debates in Australia about work/life balance, diversity and gender equality have missed the point. And I want to show you how to change the game entirely.
Having spent a number of years in various leadership roles - from engineering, sales and operations across three continents, I left the corporate world in 2013, with a mission to help change the way we work.
With a passion for human behaviour, and change in the landscape of work, I have worked with hundreds of leaders and executives across a variety of industries, as an advisor, coach, facilitator and speaker. Together with my co-founders we have created a change program that is not just firmly based in latest research in organisational psychology, change management and behavioural science, but more importantly in the pragmatic ways people can go out there and make flexible working just the way they do business. Seeing our clients make flexibility a true, lived experience of their staff has been the most rewarding career milestone.
The right manager and the right workplace care about the outcomes you deliver not your face time. And this allows you to be the best you can be at work, and in your personal life.
For me the utopia is a working environment that fosters trust at all levels, and a company that lets people make choices on their time allocation of time. As a result, that trust builds commitment and loyalty like no other.
I am an advocate of organisations providing choice around when, where and how their employees work.
Throughout my career specialising in leadership, sales and change management I have observed the amazing business results achieved from engaged and productive employees.
Without a flexible employer, completing an MBA or continuing my full time career with three young boys would not have been possible. Like me, people now seek out employers that deliver options not just for themselves, but for others in their community.
With workforce participation a key factor in Australia’s future growth, I want to move past the debate and contribute to the solution.