I help organisations do better at retaining their top talent and improving organisational performance. This comes down to leadership and focusing on staff well-being, and modern ways of working.
I have spoken at TEDx (video due out in late 2022), advised many corporate and government organisations, including the NZ Army, and my research and ideas to improve the working world have been published multiple times (view publications). I help organisations to remove structural barriers facing women and parents, which benefits everyone, while simultaneously experiencing improvements in organisational metrics such as: leadership performance, staff wellbeing, retention, productivity, innovation and business performance.
I was part of a volunteer team, including Chris Parsons and Martin Dransfield, that collaborated with the NZ Government and other connections to support the evacuation of 563 people from Afghanistan to New Zealand (view more info here) and I started the #workschoolhours movement (view more info here) .
The first ten years of my career were as a leader in the NZ Army. I served on numerous overseas deployments, including Afghanistan, Antarctica, UK, Australia and many nations in the Pacific. As well as serving in the Army, I subsequently researched about, and then advised to, the NZ Army (view more info here) During 2021 and 2022, I was part of a small, volunteer team that supported the evacuation of 563 NZDF allies from Afghanistan to New Zealand (view more info here)
Following my MBA (exec) in 2013, I completed a PhD in 2019, focused on the leadership experiences and wellbeing of women in the workforce. Read PhD thesis here. Or Watch video summary of PhD here . I then used these findings to help the NZ Army reduce the barriers facing women, and this advisory work was featured in numerous media stories here . A reference from the Chief of the NZ Army can be viewed here. My post-doctoral research involved informal conversations with more than 500 working parents and the disappointing findings regarding their challenging experiences led me to start the #workschoolhours movement to make socially and commercially smart improvements to the working world. Summary video here . I spoke about #workschoolhours at TEDx Auckland in 2022 (video is due out later in 2022) and have written about this in multiple publications here