A daughter of European migrants and first in my family to attend university, I completing a BA in Communications (Macquarie University), then started my career as a journalist. I was the editor of two national newsstand magazines by the age of 21. I then moved from Sydney to Canberra to work in a senior communications role for a Federal Authority and did a stint as a Specialist Reserve Officer in the RAAF.
Aware of my need to acquire business skills, I undertook an MBA at the AGSM (University of NSW). My last semester was spent on exchange at the University of Michigan (Ross Business School) where I was recruited to head the Asia Pacific business development function of a Big-Four professional services firm (working in Singapore).
In the ensuing years I moved back to Sydney, had three children, and held senior consulting and in-house business development roles in law firms.
Seeking to learn the tools to better support others in the workplace, I returned to study and completed a Masters of Science in Coaching Psychology (University of Sydney) in 2019.
Since then, I have accrued more than 300 hours of coaching experience. My clients come from a range of backgrounds including the self-employed, as well as private- and public-sector workers. It has been a joy to see them achieve their goals and, through them, attain well-being.
To re-energise, I love spending time outdoors and volunteering. I’m a volunteer coach at Project Displaced.