September 23, 2019

About me

This is my personal website and incorporates my writing project Sweetspot. My professional website for the Social Executive can be found here.

I have for the past 32 years held complementary roles as a strategic communications professional, wellbeing author and artist, that uniquely positions me as a mentor and executive coach.

My experience includes as Director of Corporate Affairs at VicRoads, where I led a team of 75 professionals and represented VicRoads at Cabinet and Ministerial level.

In 2013 when I published The Social Executive (Wiley) I took the opportunity to establish a consultancy in social media The Social Executive to help organisations build strategic advantage by harnessing the network impacts of owned, earned and social media for visibility, influence and trust. I have published several eBooks and written extensively for Forbes, Smart Company, Women’s Agenda, and Firebrand Ignition.

As a wellbeing author, I have been able to enhance my leadership expertise by focusing on the principles of creative leadership, integrating insights from art, philosophy, psychology and science into accessible and practical insights, published online since 2012.

A lifelong practising artist, my poetry and short stories have been published in literary journals and anthologies. In addition, I have written several plays for radio and stage.

I am a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Cranlana Leadership Program I hold a postgraduate Bachelor of Letters, Master of Writing and Certificate IV in Coaching. I have a certificate in Positive Psychology (Penn State University) and a certificate in the Science of Wellbeing (Yale University).