"It always seems impossible until it's done - Nelson Madela"
Throughout my career, I have always been drawn to work that allows me to help others to achieve success. Whether that was through teaching children to play the piano while I was still a student myself; running workshops for teenagers to help them prepare for the transition from education to employment; managing professional sportspeople through their careers; or developing junior staff members in the teams Ive had the opportunity to lead, Im happiest when I can see others achieving everything theyre capable of. Im also inherently curious and always looking for opportunities to learn from those who have already achieved great success, and then to find creative ways to share that knowledge with the people around me. I have spent the last ten years working in a range of leadership roles in the not-for-profit sector in Australia. I hold Bachelor degrees in Business and Communication, a Master degree in Social Investment and Philanthropy and I have also recently commenced a PhD in not-for-profit leadership, which is providing the opportunity for me to explore how leaders in non-profit organisations define, measure and experience success, and how that impacts their approach to leadership. As part of my PhD, Ill be engaging with leaders in the non-profit sector, learning from them and compiling their insights and observations. My ultimate aim is to use the findings of my research to better equip not-for-profit leaders of the future with the skills and experiences they need to succeed.