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Widow Speak

Five women talking about what grief is really like as a young widow. Thanks to Nicole at the Sydney Morning Herald for including me in this story."...

TedX - It's Time To Be Right Here

Check out my TedX talk "It's Time to be Right Here".  It starts with a story about when I was volunteer teaching in Cambodia and the school got its...

Beauty and Lace

Check out my interview with Beauty and Lace here.  We talked about putting plans in place to protect your kids, should anything happen to you.  It'...

Are You Your Biggest Cheerleader?

I was at a forum in my capital city, 1000 kilometres from my home, with property developers, mayors and other politicians.  I didn't know anyone el...

Postscript - Dying to Know Day

Thanks to Postscript for helping to start conversations about what we want to happen when we die. Check out my article they published for Dying to ...

Meet Deb

Transformation is something I know a lot about.  My learning started through personal experience when I decided to quit my day job at age 36 and travel the world with my husband Stuart.  We learned about other cultures, why people do what they do, and ourselves.

When Stuart was killed in a road accident in Poland, I was thrust into a slow, confusing, painful, personal transformation.  Everything changed for me.  I had to find a new home, a new job, a new country.  I found myself thinking a lot about how life works and the ways people deal with change.

My transformation process took me back to university, out to a little farmhouse and back overseas. I was also invited into the homes and workplaces of many other people looking for better lives, stronger teams and more productive businesses.  It has been a challenging, exhilarating and humbling ride!

The thing about transformations is they can become a bit addictive - you can always create another one.  I’ve ventured into another wonderful marriage and a fulfilling career supporting organisations and individuals to maximise their own growth opportunities.  I’ve also developed some expertise along the way:

  • Master of Social Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts 
  • Graduate Diploma of Human Resource Management
  • Diploma of Management
  • Completed the Paris Marathon in 2012 (42.2km/26 miles)
  • Founder of Wattle (Women Acting Together Through Loss to Empowerment)
  • Winner of Mackay’s Manager of the Year for not-for-profit sector in AIM’s Management Excellence Awards (2011)
  • Author of ‘Transitions – the Experiences of Older Women from Hospital to Home’ (2007)
  • Collaborative author of ‘How and When to Write Policies and Procedures’ (2005)
  • Author of ‘Cultural Notes and Activities: Chinese Culture for the Chinese Language Classroom’ (1994)

I’m very keen to work with you on the transformations you want, either at work or home.  To talk about what you need and how we can work together contact Deb now.