My passion for privately owned businesses who want to change things up and achieve outcomes that position them well for the future gets me out of bed in the morning. It’s easy to bring energy and commitment to every situation because I’m doing what I love. I support business owners with strategy, planning, forecasting, and their structure. I am a strong and confident pair of hands focused on delivering value and positive outcomes, rather than on rigorously executing a process. I really get to know owners and businesses, forming long-term relationships so I become an extension of their team, rather than a bolt-on external advisor.
Over the last 30 years I’ve become known for my no-nonsense approach as a sounding board, because I’m always ready to put the hard issues on the table. I’m excited by facilitating and challenging the way people think about goals and strategy, and how their objectives relate to their organisation’s purpose, vision, and values.
Becoming an internationally accredited coach has influenced the way I work, live, and lead. The boards I sit on and clients I work with value my ability to see and understand the world through their eyes, empathise, and get to the nub of the issue. My board roles capitalise on my commercial experience, strategic leadership, coaching and vision. They also enable me to work alongside passionate, authentic people who want to grow their business and go beyond, which are the very things that light me up and make my work so rewarding.
- Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University
- Chartered Accountant (CA) of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand