I have a passion for, and expertise in, coaching, facilitation, communications and strategy. As a consultant and facilitator working primarily with the Global Women’s Project, I am inspired by the idea of a world where women are empowered to lead as they prefer: thoughtfully, collaboratively and taking a long-term view of the whole. I have a deep ability to listen, to distil ideas and to think creatively and strategically. I am a member of the Homeward Bound leadership team and my first novel, set in 17th century London, is in the works. The mother of two girls, I have an abiding sense of the need to take a different approach to leadership to secure our future.
I spent 12 years as a journalist, mostly at The Age. During five years as Fairfax’s London correspondent and later as a social affairs writer, I developed a formative appreciation for the power of storytelling to both empower and disempower. After retraining and running my own coaching practice, I joined Dattner Grant in 2016.
With responsibility for setting the strategic direction for this pillar of the business, combined with my day-to-day interaction with the women and decision makers who engage with Compass and Dattner Grant, I have a deep understanding of the challenges at play in leadership and business, and also a clear sense of what is possible. I work with women at all levels – from senior executives to women starting out in their careers – to articulate their purpose and vision, build self-awareness and then set a strategic path and execute on that vision. As co-creator of Visibility, an emerging stream for Dattner Grant, I help leaders and organisations to communicate their story with the world, both purposefully and strategically.