Having had a rapid rise in her career at a relatively young age, Fiona thought she was unstoppable. Then in her early thirties she hit a ‘crisis of confidence’ and it took over a decade of personal development, mentoring and peer support to reconnect with that confidence that had felt so effortless in her twenties. Drawing for her own experience Fiona’s passion is to support people to reconnect with their Core Confidence in a much shorter time.
When not writing, sharing and promoting the cause of Core Confidence, Fiona is a strategic consultant with a particular focus on supporting organisations to create workplaces that have cultures that support both men and women.
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 realise 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 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 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’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
- Systemic Coach Training, Accredited Practitioner
- The Leadership Circle, Accredited Practitioner