""Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take our breath away". Maya Angelou"
I am a focused and collaborative business person whose area of expertise is: Business Planning; Performance Management (including measurement, monitoring & reporting); Change Management; and Coaching. I love learning and I have the ability to assimilate to businesses very quickly and easily. I understand the importance of professional collaboration, in order to achieve the key objectives and performance outcomes of any business. During the last 25 years I have worked in GM level/Senior level roles in a variety of businesses and organisations; plus, Local Government. More specifically, over the last 10 years, I have been consulting & contracting to a number of different businesses (both in type & size)- all focused-on growth and improving the way they operate. All have needed clear plans, improved structure, accountability, strong leadership and performance management- my area of expertise :) x My experience is coupled with strong academic qualifications, which has provided me with both the theory and the practical know how, of how to lead and manage in a dynamic and constantly changing business environment. I am an advocate for women entrepreneurship and I have given my time to mentor and support a number of start-up businesses. I have met these business owners via various women entrepreneur groups and networking functions. In addition, I have given my time, dedication and support over the last 8 years as a mentor to a young woman whom I met via the Graeme Dingle Foundation- Project K Programme (NZ). At the start of 2019, I became a mentor at Auckland University Business School (Womens Mentoring Programme). I am a strong believer in sharing my knowledge, skills and expertise so that others can benefit; and I especially love contributing to the growth of successful businesses, led by women!