In both her corporate and consulting careers, Fiona often wondered about the real state of gender equality in the workplace. Despite decades of good intentions, there were a disappointingly low number of senior female leaders in government and corporations. At the same time for over 15 years Fiona had heard men voice concerns that despite an illustrious career, they were not really being the fathers they wanted to be. It seemed the system was unintentionally failing everyone.
Fiona works with organisations who have a desire to do things differently; from finding ways to have the difficult conversations about gender equality, to researching the impact of cultural and structural practices that are inhibiting people and teams from achieving their potential. She has found that organisations are strengthened when individual, team and organisational purposes align – together this leads to stronger commercial outcomes.
Fiona works with organisations to access the strengths and talents of employees, enabling them to deliver on the brand purpose and the organisation’s commercial objectives. Using a systemic approach, she seeks to understand how each part of the system is contributing to the whole. She supports organisations to find new ways to overcome perceived barriers and realize opportunities by tapping into under-utilised resources.
Fiona is known for her ability to listen intently, synthesising numerous viewpoints and inputs and connecting the dots that allow clarity to emerge. Her work in strategic consulting, brand insights and culture transformation is well regarded; she brings a combination of sensitivity and commercial nous to each assignment.
Having worked in senior roles in in sales, marketing and brand strategy, Fiona understands the complexity and dynamics at play in large organisations, the communication frameworks to support change and how to engage senior leaders in owning and driving the culture transformation to achieve the organisation’s goals. As an executive coach and facilitator of executive teams, Fiona applies a systemic perspective that enables individuals and teams to see and understand what is really going on, and how to adapt their behavior to meet the challenges they face.
As a facilitator, strategist, coach and systemic practitioner Fiona has worked with a broad range of organisations including Zurich Insurance, Coles, Toyota Australia, Commonwealth Bank, CoreLogic, RSPCA, Krispy Kreme, Woods Bagot, Volvo Car Australia, several NSW Government Agencies, APP (subsidiary of Transfield) and UnitingCare.
Fiona cares deeply about the people and organisations she works with; she is insightful and open with a generous heart. Fiona will speak up in the best interests of the organisations she works with, even when that requires having conversations that reveal uncomfortable truths. Using the lens of ‘what best serves the brand?’ both internally and externally, her projects are grounded in a strong commercial reality.
Fiona’s qualifications and background include:
- The Art & Practice of Leadership (Adaptive Leadership), Harvard Business School
Masters of Management, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Australia
- System Dynamics & Organisational Constellations Practitioner
- Leading Well Systemic Coach Training, Accredited Practitioner
- The Leadership Circle, Accredited Practitioner
The Future of Work
Partnering with clients, we use a systemic approach to tap into the intelligence that already exists in the system and harness this to enable the organisation to build on its strengths and positive examples, shifting the focus to what is possible and using this platform to leverage change more broadly across the organisation.
We provide a safe and supportive environment to have the tough conversations and to uncover the ‘things’ that never get talked about.