Focusing teams on the present to craft a better future
In amongst the overwhelm, deadlines and rushing into tomorrow
we can reduce our efficiency and productivity
we can compromise our health and well being
we can push headlong without question … ending up working on the wrong issue
we can skirt around issues and challenges
Coming into the present we enrich the qualities that create value
our innate creativity and ability to generate opportunity
our need for rich and deep connections
ensuring we focus on those things that matter
being of service to others as well as ourselves
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The Kokoda Initiative is joint program between the Australian and PNG governments to protect the Kokoda Track and Owen Stanley Ranges and improve the lives of communities living along the Track corridor. Together with The Interpretive Design Company we crafted stories associated with Owers Corner – which involved liaising with stakeholders in Papua New Guinea and Australia and facilitating story sharing sessions with the local Koiari Peoples.
Landmarks/Whenua Tohunga – are places that have shaped the New Zealand nation and created her stories. My involvement was to facilitate community / stakeholder workshops to help identify, develop and craft signature stories for respective regions around the Country.
Working with Mandar Services on the design and development of an Indigenous cultural heritage and visitor program for Indigenous peoples associated with the Australian Alps: The project also involved liaising with Wodonga TAFE in creating a nationally accredited program against both the Certificate II and III in Tourism (Operations).
Member of the start up team for the original BridgeClimb – with responsibility for the design and implementation of the Climb Leader professional development program and design of the ‘on-the-steel’ experience.
I initiated and then developed in partnership with RUOk? the Conversational Leadership event – this continues to be a successful annual event and sold out in 2017 and 2018.
Designed and delivered training programs for education staff. Also facilitated several sessions to identify how to improve the collaborative opportunities between Museum Educators and Volunteers in delivering rich and meaningful visitor experiences.
Engaged as a professional development consultant to design and deliver training programs in creative thinking and problem solving for the EY internal graduate program.
Contracted to provide training service with the self-storage company MetroStorage – the program i designed and then delivered was titled “Listening your way to sales conversions”.
Engaged by the international property management firm JLL on several occasions to deliver and MC customer service training, as a keynote speaker at their national conferences and within ‘lunch and learn’ sessions on creative thinking.
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