Social Capital is the currency of our age! Its the most valuable asset you can build.
I am an educator, facilitator, researcher and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience across all sectors of education and a range of industries. I specialise in offering consulting, human-centred program design, facilitation and training with a focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and social capital strategy for individuals and organisations.
I have gained unique skills in building trust, peer and social learning in a range of environments particularly in virtual learning environments (well before a global pandemic) as a program facilitator with USQ’s award winning "Wire Program". This program connected hundreds of geographically isolated women online to help them start new or expand existing businesses, in turn creating jobs for their drought-ravaged regions.
I have founded three training organisations in Safety Leadership (Registered Training Organisation)- Pilbara WA and Central Qld , Neuroscience Leadership and Groei Education. I currently lecture in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategy, Organisational Behaviour, Decision Making and Creativity for a number of leading Australian institutions and am undertaking a PhD on social and entrepreneurial capital.
I am a current director of the International Social Capital Association and have recently been appointed as the Australian Chair for leadership and entrepreneurship education to the G100 a global group of female leaders that provide thought leadership to the G20 and policymakers.
On the sunshine coast I mentor for Generation Innovation, The Telstra Mayors Innovation awards and am a judge for the Sunshine Coast Business Awards.
One change I want to be part of is educational reform including developing innovative ways to educate and embed future thinking skills across the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Key Specialities: People and Culture Development, Workforce Planning, Learning and Development Management, Social and Human Capital Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Practice Development, Learning Program Design, Regional Economic Development, Community Collaboration, Extended DiSC Accredited /Workshop Facilitation/Training Deliver/ Instructor-led, eLearning, Microlearning, Peer and Blended-learning.