To be optimally successful in the future, organisations will need to pay attention to providing brain-friendly workplaces. People can become creators or co-creators of how they handle their workflow so their brains can offer their best thinking. It’s what will differentiate the best organisations from the average ones in the years to come. This is particularly important in demanding high stress environments where consistently high performance is demanded.
Areas of Interest
NeuroLeadership, Transitional Change and Resilience
A bit about me
What started as a personal journey to learning more about how the brain both helps and hinders me and others, quickly morphed into seeing so many opportunities to be to apply brain savvy elements in a number of contexts and different business settings.
I’m curious by nature, a committed lifelong learner, and someone who delights in being able to translate theory into practice. A consistent mantra, and premise in everything I do is ‘…it needs to be both interesting and useful’. Interesting to get people’s attention in the first place. And useful in terms of immediate applicability to drive insights and choice. If it doesn’t have both element it’s not going to be sticky!
My passion is to help you embrace the head + heart + gut connection in a way that allows you to act in thoughtful and thought-through ways. This helps you to tap into the rich, multiple data sources of thoughts, emotions and feelings to be savvy, nimble and bring wisdom to your decision-making, problem solving and change transitions.
The amount of personal and world knowledge we acquire gives us incredible unrealised capacity to move in the direction of our authentic selves. You can use this to be a productive individual, a constructive leader of teams and optimum whole-of-organisation contributor.
I have operated at the senior executive level across public, private and not-for-profit industry sectors. I enjoy working in partnership with chief executives, boards, senior management and a range of groups on their business planning. Using brain savvy approaches, this includes:
- facilitating business and strategic planning,
- undertaking organisational and functional reviews
- assisting organisations and teams to plan and navigate through change and transition
More recently, and based on my studies in neuroleadership, I’ve been researching social trends and the likely impact on the workforce of the future relative to leading, learning and change. With the shifts in the global environment, there is a greater need to think creatively, and less traditionally, about how ‘work’ is changing; and the consequent flow on impact relative to what successful performance looks like for individuals, teams and organisations.
I enjoy working across the interconnected areas of leadership, learning and change. I have significant expertise in organisational change management, organisational development, training and development, business communications and knowledge management. My expertise has been developed over decades of hands-on management and consultancy experience.