An accomplished tv news presenter, a multi award winning corporate communicator, a respected and trusted communications coach.
I believe in and pursue the ‘Renaissance Man’ career: striving to learn new things when the current things get old. That’s why I’ve worked in entertainment, product development, hi-tech manufacturing, IT, print/publishing and a little bit on-the-side script writing consultation. I’m a Program Manager now with a government agency but still do some creative stuff on the side. Some of my past mentees still keep in touch with me, and all of them remark on my even-keeled disposition and how well I collaborate with business partners and team members, stakeholders and clients. (and they like my occasional dry sense of humor). I expect to go out of this world, still doing something that interests me, still learning new things, and still coaching a younger generation on how to get something out of a career, and out of life.
I am willing to work hard to make my mentee get over his or her challenges and make them feel and actually get to the harbour of personal and professional fulfilment.
My coaching experience is extensive spanning over two decades of which 2.5 years have been online via Skype. In terms of diversity, my clients are between the ages of 25 and 65. My coaching methods are tailored individually and focused on value extraction of client strengths coupled with quantitative and qualitative guidelines to improve efficiency and effectiveness. I believe that metrics are the foundation of any training initiative….Inspect what you Expect.
I am passionate about ‘Freedom to be’ and ‘Self-Realization’. Creativity is my #1 strength and I delight in finding solutions together with you – no matter where you are coming from and where you want to be – as long as it is related to my fields of experience in Photography, Journalism, Art, Yoga, Meditation, Retreats, Hospitality, Touring, and Life Coaching. I can also offer mentoring in management, team building and leadership as well as public speaking in some of the related fields, but it might be subject to your individual needs whether my experiences are suitable for the support of your specific development needs.
I have lived a full, interesting and sometimes dangerous life. I never planned any of it, I just said yes to pretty much everything. This has led me to many`career opportunities – magazine art director, corporate global creative and marketing manager, photo journalist, musician, film maker and agent provocateur.
I have also explored the interior with Vipassana, releasing the kundalini in India, volunteering as a crisis counsellor, and writing a self help book – Get Yourself from Crisis to Coping.
I am a media professional with eight years of experience working across both the 7 and 9 networks.
I began my career as a media librarian at the Seven Network and worked my way through the ranks while completing my degree at the University of Wollongong. I have worked across Sunrise, The Morning Show, 7 News, 9 News, The Today Show and Mornings (now Today Extra), before making the switch to the world of PR.
I am currently the state Media Advisor for Shine Lawyers, managing all of our media interests across NSW.
I have enjoyed a high-profile media career across all aspects of the industry for the past 25 years. I have worked in newspapers, television, magazines, have tutored in media at University and am now applying my knowledge and skills to corporate brands and companies. I have specialised in sport and have headed up the media operations for major events and competitions in Australia and overseas. I would love to help mentor and guide dedicated and aspiring professionals with some of the intel and experience I have gained throughout my career.
I am a helpful, confident, approachable person, who always tries to provide a good, professional service. Open-minded and a good listener, I can assist/guide you with written tasks, such as CVs, letters of application, press articles, etc. I am happy to teach, too, and cover whatever may be requested, e.g. grammar points, punctuation, vocabulary, etc. I am particularly good at talking about aspects of the English language (formal and informal), and generally giving advice, when asked. A humorous person, who keeps up-to-date with the modern world’s events/news, I like to think that I will be an effective, sincere Mentor, appreciated by my Mentees.