About Me

My experience of working within organisations encouraged me to set up Direction 4ward, a company dedicated to developing leadership skills within organisations.

Having been lucky enough to have an amazing line manager early on in my career, I experienced first-hand the true value good leadership brings to individuals and organisations. Working for her, I was committed, motivated, confident and highly productive (I can’t say the same when I am working under poor leadership). Working for her allowed me to be content with who I am while at the same time wanting to grow and flourish and to support the team I worked in to flourish with me.

My passion for allowing people to be the best they can be was born and I was inspired to develop my skills and dedicate my career to this; a journey that has spanned nearly 30 years now.

I have focused mainly on leaders because I truly believe that they are the lever to unlock individual and organisational potential.

“Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to make something extraordinary happen” Alan Keith.

To make sure I can add value for you and your organisation, I’ve explored, learnt, become accredited in and practiced a number of methodologies and tools throughout my journey as a facilitator and coach.

Qualifications

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation
  • Human Synergistics diagnostics; Cultural measurement (OCI/OEI), Lifestyles inventory (LSI), Group styles inventory (GSI), Leadership impact (L/I) and Management impact (M/I)
  • DiSC behaviour profiling and DiSC Indra for teams
  • 5 Behaviours of an Effective Team (Patrick Lencioni)
  • Situational Leadership II
  • Advanced Certificate Business Operations (Mt Eliza University)
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Diploma Personnel Management (Napier University)
  • Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
  • ‘Print’ behavioural profile certified coach

Values

Values drive our behaviour and act as filter to guide our decision making. When you are working with me or any Direction 4ward associates, these are the values you can expect from us at all times and that lie at the heart of Direction 4ward.

Authentic – being genuine and original.

Collaborative – work with you to achieve your goals. Take into account what’s important to you.

Trustworthy – you are able to trust and rely on me to be responsible, fair and to act with your best interests at heart.

Getting results – focus on where it is possible to make a real difference and work with you to achieve this to ensure a lasting result and value for money.