I am an executive coach with over 25 years experience working as a communications professional and consultant across a broad range of sectors including corporate, state and federal governments, NGOs, and not-for-profits.

I began my career in television production in Sydney and over the years as a restless creative I've done scriptwriting, made jewellery and restored furniture in my spare time.

I bring this diverse experience and creativity to my coaching practice. 

My ability to help clients explore their challenges and move forward is enhanced by my own personal experience of life's ups and downs. 

I lost my home, and almost my life, in the 2003 Canberra bushfire. Recovering and re-establishing after the fires was both a challenge and an incredible learning experience that gave me first-hand experience of surviving trauma. 

I particularly love working with women and draw on my extensive experience in communications to coach/mentor women to embrace their voice, step into their personal power and do the work that they're here on earth to do. 

I am proud to be a Global Ambassador for the Body Image Movement created by Taryn Brumfitt who produced the documentary Embrace on women and body image.

My current loves, apart from my beautiful family, are junk shops (I like to call them "treasure troves"), furniture restoration projects and travel. My favourite travel destinations to date are Paris, New York,  Barcelona and the quaint country towns of Ireland.

Yoga has been part of my life for over 25 years.

Training

  • International Coaching Federation Accredited Coach - trained with The Global Coaching Institute in Process-Oriented Coaching

  • Coach Mentor, The Global Coaching Institute

  • CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coach

  • Coach Mentor, CINERGY™ Conflict Management Coaching

  • Trained with Michael Grinder, world renown US expert in the science of non-verbal communication, non-verbal leadership, group dynamics, advanced relationship building and presentation skills (Masterclass 2018, Intensive training March 2019)

  • Community Consultation Negotiation training (Allan Parker, Peak Performance)

  • Lecturer in Public Relations at University of Canberra (Sessional Lecturer)

  • BA Communications (Broadcast Journalism, Psychology), Mitchell College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt University)

Other experience:

  • Guest speaker - launch of the Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series, Department of Defence, 2018 (Russell, ACT)

  • Expert Commentary Speaker and Workshop Facilitator for Liquid Learning Conference Events including Women In Leadership Summits (2017, 2018 and 2019)

  • Consultant Facilitator and Coach with Yellow Edge - Performance Architects

  • Consultant with CLE Consulting (Melbourne)

  • Defence Abuse Response Taskforce - Attorney-General’s Department. For three years (2013 - 2016) I helped develop and implement the innovative Restorative Engagement Program for the Taskforce.

  • Member of the Community and Expert Reference Group for the Canberra Bushfire Recovery Taskforce

  • Wrote "A Great Relief" to give practical advice to Victorians after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

  • Guest speaker at community-led bushfire recovery events held in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.

  • Invited participant - National Community-led Recovery Masterclass held by Australian Institute of Emergency Management.

  • Co-presenter - Workshop session on community recovery run by Stephani Roy McCallum from Canada - AIP2 National Conference 2009.

  • I started my career in television as a writer and producer then moved into public relations and worked as a communications consultant.

 

A Great Relief

"When a disaster strikes, we are reminded of the amazing generosity, kindness and compassion of others.  Humans have an incredible capacity to help others in times of need."

— Liz Tilley, "A Great Relief"