studied change communication at Monash University in Melbourne. Change is the
one constant in life (and business) but all too often the most important
element, people, are left behind feeling unvalued and unable to commit to a
new direction. Effective change
communications connect so your people understand the role they play and
come with you.
one thing to define a new direction – another to get people to come with you
and be engaged so the new vision is achieved.
I have led a range of culture change programmes which have delivered
from an organisational and personal perspective.
am a fast and effective copywriter able to develop what you need from either an
interview (shorthand) through to summarising a high level of detail.
with Livestock Improvement I was privileged to research, direct and lead the
writing of several books which record the development of some of the fundamentals
behind the success of New Zealand’s dairy industry. These publications include – ‘100 years of herd testing 1909-2009’, ‘The
Billion Dollar Scheme’, ‘100 years of herd recording’ and ‘Puff the Magic
Shannon’, a tribute to Dr Patrick Shannon.
have worked for Ministers and Members of Parliament and am familiar with the
role and workings of Parliament. I enjoy
politics and understand the interplay with agri-business.
proliferation of messages in any organisation often makes it confusing for
people to differentiate between what is essential to their role, and what is
discretionary. I have extensive
experience in delivering communications which are targeted so they inform and
have extensive experience – in the health, political and agricultural arenas -
of anticipating and managing issues and crises to minimise damage to reputation
media relations are essential to any field of business – my training provides
an overview of the ‘who and what’ of the media, and how best to build
collaborative and effective relationships.
in public is something which can instil fear in the bravest heart. I have developed a fun, interactive module
designed to increase confidence for speaking in public – and reduce reliance on
is the heart of public relations – understanding your audience, the issues and
challenges you face, and developing strategies which enhance your profile and
the relationships critical to your business.
am a skilled, fast and efficient writer focused on delivering messages which
connect and engage v word count. Helping you tell your story to the right
people in the right way and in the right time.