Ami Summers

Compass Associate Consultant

Ami has extensive experience as a consultant, applying creativity and a strengths based approach to leadership development and community agendas through coaching and developing programs that build capacity in the individual and organisation. She has worked with professional service firms, the banking industry, community organisations, the energy industry, natural disaster relief, education and State and Federal Government bodies.

She has worked in several consulting roles through the Victorian Black Saturday Fire recovery, managing capacity building and leadership development programs of behalf of the State Government to aid in the personal skill development of individuals and businesses affected by the fires. This included long-range coaching of over 200 people, to assist them to build career plans and capacity for the future. Her role as business consultant with Central Gippsland Institute of TAFE saw her implement and guide commercial programs for the Koorie community, people with disabilities and at risk youth in her local community of Gippsland, as well as leading large scale, innovative government programs.

Ami co-facilitates Dattner Grant's National women’s leadership program Compass, and as a leadership development consultant, facilitating, coaching and conducting cultural audits. Ami supports the participants of Dattner Grant's women in leadership program Compass - she is a fully accredited LSI/GSI practitioner through Human Synergistics, and coaches the participants through interpreting their diagnostic results in the program.

She regularly coaches women in regional Gippsland, and runs strengths based workshops and is on the board of GCASA, the Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault.

Ami also works as a professional artist, and is represented by galleries in Melbourne and Sydney.


Workshop design and delivery, Consulting, Creative Thinking Techniques, Strengths, VIA Signature Strengths, Strengths Finder, Community, Government, Creativity, Innovation, Sustainability, Leadership Development, Retention, Productivity, Coaching

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