I believe that real leadership is about vision, growth, and partnerships.
It’s about continually working on your self-development so you can powerfully and authentically lead others, even in turbulent times.
When you lead from a mindful, connected, and inspired self, you draw others to your cause and create a lasting legacy from your influence.
As a seasoned senior executive and accredited neuroscience coach, I’m passionate about sharing my energy, knowledge, and expertise with accomplished leaders like you, and I’m committed to helping you achieve growth, well-being, and success in your leadership journey.
There are three types of leaders, the Buddha says: one who takes risks and blazes new trails, one who guides people on a journey, and one who takes care of others before the self.
Over the course of my career, I’ve discovered that in order to be an extraordinary leader, I must embody all three of those roles. While sometimes my role has been to bravely forge new directions, at other times my focus has been on shepherding the individuals in my care.
I believe that this melding of roles is what makes for an authentic and influential leader.
True leadership means developing the people in your community as much as you develop your business and income.
It is about visionary thinking and looking beyond what most can see. It’s about leading with social and global responsibility. It’s about having the capacity, capability, and knowledge to lead with truth and trust instead of fear, anger, and control. True leaders have the influence and sophistication to lead with diversity and inclusion.
As a leader, I’ve learned how crucial it is to be able to communicate with everyone in my ecosystem and to build relationships with all stakeholders. I keep working on my inner alignment, growth, and well-being, and it’s that integrity that helps me lead from an authentic, inspiring place that connects minds and hearts and leaves a legacy of partnership.
My path to becoming a leader started from an early age. Because my family moved frequently when I was a child, I attended boarding schools from the age of six onward. One stretch of my childhood forced me to adapt to three different school systems in England, Jerusalem, and Kuwait. Unprepared, I had to discover new languages and cultures through immersion.
That experience was a whirlwind, but it also taught me the value of flexibility. I learned that openness to new ideas and ways of thinking dramatically enriched my life. And already, I had begun to discover that I was responsible for creating meaning in my own life.
When I entered the shipping industry at age 19, I had one thing in mind: becoming a leader.
In four short years, I had negotiated my way through the complex global challenges of the shipping and logistics industry and gained success and respect in a male-dominated industry.
How did I manage to thrive?
Through mastering communication skills, building mutually beneficial relationships, and fostering the charisma to engage all ages, genders, and positions.
My 24-year career in logistics taught me key lessons about business and human empowerment and provided me with expertise across multiple industries.
However, little did I know that my biggest challenge was yet to come.
In 2013, I found myself fighting against the Australian Health System to save my daughter Bianca’s life. She had been diagnosed with the rare disease aHUS, but the hospital would not allow her to receive a life-saving treatment because of the rules of the system.
Immediately, I shifted into adaptability mode, working with others to bring about change. Through my efforts and the efforts of the media, the public, and two brave politicians, we successfully compelled the Australian Health Minister to provide this life-saving medication, not just to Bianca but to all Australians diagnosed with aHUS.
This means that no other Australian living with this life-threatening disease needs to fear losing vital organs—or even their life—because of an inability to afford the staggering costs of medication.
After that experience, diversity continued to force growth in my life. I was headhunted to join the C-suite team of an ASX 200 publicly listed global logistics software developer. During that time, we all had to lead the business through its most dynamic growth phase, with over 32 global M&As in three years. In my role at the company, I was able to connect, influence, and integrate across global teams because I remained open to learning new ways of connecting and caring. And as I move forward in my career, I continue to lead, influence, open, navigate, and shape my world as I guide others towards growth.
I now work with successful leaders to help them experience deeper personal success in extremely high-pressure roles.
I believe you are a unique person with a singular vision and purpose, and I believe that leadership is about investing heavily in the relationships around you. That’s why I take your growth personally. Clients who work with me find themselves continually exploring and re-defining themselves—discovering new opportunities for growth not only in business but in the connections they form with friends, family members, colleagues, and most of all themselves.
If that sounds like what you’ve been looking for, then we should get to know each other. Schedule your free 30-minute consultation with me today to find out more about my unique coaching program.
A man sits in an orchard, fruit trees full and the vines plump. He has his head on his knee; his eyes are closed.
His friend says, “Why stay sunk in mystical meditation when the world is like this? Such visible grace.”
He replies, “The outer is an elaboration of the inner. I prefer the origin.”
Natural beauty is a tree limb reflected in the water of a creek, quivering there, not there. The growing that moves in the soul is more real than tree limbs and reflections.
We laugh and feel happy or sad over all this.
Try instead to get a scent of the true orchard. Taste the vineyard within the vineyard.
by Rumi, 13th-century poet