I am passionate about making meaningful progress. I help organisations take on the biggest challenges they face by harnessing the power of their people. I help "do together better".
With over 17 years working in the corporate, community and sport environment, I am continuously drawn to working out what makes people work better together. When I am at the bookstore, you’ll see me browsing the non-fiction section, checking out what makes people tick. Because I can't stop learning about how to help teams.
I have seen the power of a conversation. And the power of silence. I am all about getting people to open up, connect and find a way together to solve some of the biggest problems.
Whatever you want to call me, you will struggle to find someone who is as passionate to help organisations make meaningful progress through the power of their people.
Few can match my depth and breadth of experience across industries and departments. I have lead teams of 1 person to 38 people in Canada and Australia (with a little stint in Cameroon and Tunisia too!).
I have worked in various departments and environments, including:
There has been one common thread across all of my experiences - the ability to energise and inspire to make meaningful progress. Not everything I touched turned to gold but I've tried many things and learned many lessons along the way.
My experiences include:
MYOB, CBHS, Bupa, National Rugby League, RACV, Nielsen Media, Western Bulldogs Football Club, West Coast Fever, RSL Lifecare, CGU, IAG, Cricket Australia, South Australian Tourism Commission, Hawthorn Football Club, Brisbane Lions, Bicycle Network, Sanitarium, Melbourne Aces, Baseball Canada, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada, Major League Baseball International, Imperial Oil, Baseball Saskatchewan, Baseball Victoria, TLA and Porter Novelli and State Volleyball New South Wales.
I was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. I once lived in Regina, Saskatchewan. I now live in Melbourne, Australia. And no, the Sasquatch is not from Saskatchewan.
I believe hate is a strong word. It’s banned in our house.
Best piece of advice: “A baseball’s job is to make you look silly. Rather than wait for the ball, stop it from making you look silly and go get it.” I think these words apply to life. And at the pub waiting for a drink.
I love a good tshirt. I think your image can tell a good story.
Favourite drink - the Caesar. A Canadian specialty.
Music - I love it all. John Farnham's the Voice has grown on me. The Tragically Hip, Metallica, Neil Young and Taylor Swift. You name it, I like it. Except Miley Cyrus. Check out my playlist on spotify.
I love a good card game. Presidents, cribbage and chit chat are 3 of my favourites.
I believe in the power of writing things down. I’ll tell you a cool story about it one day if you want.
Favourite youtube clip - Jimmy Fallon and Metallica. Check it out as well of some of my other favourite clips. Some funny ones, some inspirational ones and a few good tunes.
Despite working closely with Cricket Australia, I still don’t get the five day format of the game.