Having worked in Senior and Executive roles in the Financial Services industry for over 25 years, which included
- Running businesses within businesses ( Product and Profit center),
- Product and Operational Design,
- Team Leadership across both large and small teams,
- Wholesale turnaround of operational processes and
- Complete transformation of a business.
I stepped out of the paid employee landscape and created a consulting and advisory business 'CriticalQ' a year ago so that I could focus on taking all this experience, and a lot of my formal education forward, in order to help other businesses across a broader spectrum of industries.
CriticalQ focuses on the three things I really enjoy doing, being Corporate Transformation, Leadership and Communications.
To ensure I am top of the game in each, I returned to University in 2015, heading to Charles Sturt University to complete a Post Grad in Business Leadership to compliment my work experience, graduating in 2016. Following that I went to Canberra in 2017 , to the Australian National University, graduating in July of 2018 from a post MBA Executive Program and qualifying as one of only 14 Transformational Leadership Fellows nationwide of the Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association. Finally, to deepen my Public Relations and Media Affairs skills I have been working with a Media Company for most of this year, helping them extend their product and service suite and find new customer segments.
In addition to my University degrees I am a Certified Leadership Practitioner, and a Practicing member of the Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association with tertiary education in Accounting ( Assoc Diploma), Superannuation ( Dipl) and Business - Frontline Management ( Dipl).
I am a regular writer, researcher and presenter on Leadership, Critical Thinking, Diverse Thinking, Resilience, Change Management, Transformation, and various topics relative to Leadership, Relationships and People.
A self confessed "wannabe photographer" with a passion for pop culture icons ( Marvel Universe) I live in Sydney Australia with a very patient "Dragon-Boating expert" husband, two primary school aged kids and one very out of control dog named Chloe.