Why Choose Me To Help You?
You won't need to choose an off-the-shelf program - everything I do is 100% customised to the outcomes each client wants for their team.
Scheduling Your Learning Events
Every organisation is different. That’s why I tailor learning events to fit in with your culture, your priorities, your needs and wants … as well as your budget. Time of day and day of the week is entirely your choice.
Online: 60 minutes to ½ day
- ‘Lunch & Munch’ sessions
- ½ day to full day
- Residential programs
... or even a series of shorter events scheduled over several months can all be catered for.
Individual and Group Coaching are further options that can be incorporated to create a custom solution to the business problems and challenges you want to address.
Your time (and that of your staff) is your most valuable commodity. I respect that and want to ensure you get a great return on your investment – your investment of time, energy and money.
- 110% Guarantee
- If I don't deliver what I've promised, you pay nothing
- ... and I pay you 10% of my quoted fee as an apology for letting you down
That’s my promise – and peace of mind for you.
In over 30 years of business, I'm proud to have never had to honour that promise!
People come to seminars and conferences, not only to learn, but also to enjoy themselves. It is important that they feel…
- Challenged (but unthreatened)
- Curious (but not confused)
- Excited (but not overwhelmed), and perhaps most importantly…
- Personally motivated and inspired (not pushed or coerced).
You and your people are guaranteed to experience all this – and more – during my programs. Participants only need to bring their willingness to learn and an openness to possibility – then you can let me do the rest!
Why I Do This Work
Tragically, there’s an enormous lack of understanding about mental health conditions in our society.
Additionally, we tend to avoid things we don’t understand and become frightened of what we can’t see.
Consequently, mental health and its related issues become the elephant in the room – especially in workplaces.
I’m on a mission to talk about this particular elephant.
I fully understand why people avoid conversations about mental health. It could get messy. We might not know exactly what to say. We’re anxious about making something worse for someone else.
Yet our lack of confidence – and skills – in dealing with mental health issues at work is not only draining profits and slashing productivity.
It’s leading to people struggling and suffering in silence. Our avoidance and fear cause people to experience isolation and shame. Tragically, this can lead to a sense of desperation and hopelessness. Some make the irreversible decision to end their own lives.
It's time to end the suffering and save lives.
It's time to build our confidence in having the tough conversations. It's time to find our courageous voices.
I'm a survivor of Postnatal Depression and PTSD after some very challenging events in my life. I know the isolation someone with mental health challenges can experience.
Tragically, my brother chose to end his life many years ago. I know the enormous impact that had on my family and his friends.
My mission and burning passion are clear
I deeply believe we just might save some lives along the way.
Qualifications and Experience
I so strongly believe it’s time to build our confidence in having the tough conversations. And there are tough conversations that need to take place in lots of areas of our lives.
My areas of expertise are:
- Creating Psychological Safe and Mental Healthy Workplaces
- Eliminating bullying, exclusion and intolerance of differences
- Resolving differences of opinion so we reach outcomes everyone can accept and live with
- Communicating in a professionally assertive manner – being clear, firm and polite
Please see Qualifications and Experience for specific details of how I’ve developed this expertise.
Clients who sing my praises include:
Integrity, Honesty, Reliability, Sensitivity and Respect
Valuing and Acceptance of Diversity
Nurturing self in order to do the same for others
Fun, Laughter, Spontaneity
Contributing to the lives of others
My Life Outside Work
With a life-long value on contributing to my community, since 2008 I have been involved in our local Cancer Council Relay For Life annual event.
I love volunteering – I meet new and interesting people, I learn new skills – and I delight in making a contribution.
I now also volunteer for Vision Australia (helping at the annual Carols by Candlelight event) and beyondblue (raising awareness and funds at events such as the Australian Open and the annual AFL beyondblue Cup).
Reading, cooking, music, craft work and walks in nature are relaxing pastimes for me. Having friends to my place for good food, laughter and sharing stories is high on my pleasure list.
Especially important to me is continuing my own learning and growth, helping others do the same and to leave a positive mark on the world.