Founder & Principal Consultant
“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” -Bill Drayton (Ashoka Founder)
Kathy’s true passion is connecting people to bring ideas into projects and actions, to ignite team spirit and to establish collaborations of what she calls “PLUMS” (People-Like-You-and-Me) in the spirit of social entrepreneurship. Kathy works with visionaries who like to reinvent the status quo to project areas of professional development, leadership and cross cultural management in all pockets of the world.
Kathy began her career in sales and marketing, and executive recruitment where she came to understand the “DNA” the real world demands for in their prospective hires. Kathy’s unique background after graduating from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology and Philosophy, a distinctive combination of the Arts & Sciences, enable her to unite the ‘how’ to think and ‘what’ to think disciplines which are highly sought skills that are more applicable to the real world, today. She also holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and is recognised as a scholarship recipient to the Global Leadership Program in Boston, USA.
With passion and an entrepreneurial mindset, her career journey of borderless horizons lead her to exciting professional undertakings with a broad range of technical and business management skills developed in a range of a subsidiary, corporate and project functions. Her highlights and involvements includes volunteering in the aftermath of the September 11 Tragedy in New York, the MIT $50K Global Start-up Workshop, Promoting Women & Leadership Forum for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, acting as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development and hosting groups of Fortune 500 dignitaries at the 2008 Summer Beijing Olympics.
Kathy feels very fortunate that her vocation and avocation have merged into a career that has taken her all over the world. For over 10 years, she has served in a number of diverse positions in various industries including advertising, banking, entertainment and leisure, sports, publishing, Education and international development. Since 2006, Kathy has been dedicated to her passion in enhancing people’s ability to thrive in unfamiliar cultures through her research, program design, teaching, training and consulting in Western Europe and South East Asia. Kathy is known for the way she balances intellectual rigour with a passion for practical outcomes that make a measurable difference to leaders and their organisations.
Outside Australia, Kathy has worked and consulted in China, Hong Kong, India, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the United States of America. She is also a qualified and highly experienced facilitator with several finalist categories nominations for Innovative Training Awards at Swinburne University and Learning & Teaching Award at Central Queensland University.
Kathy is also recognised as an Ian Potter scholar for the Asialink Leaders program and is an affiliate member of the Institute of Management Consultant and an alumni of the Northeastern University, Melbourne University, Swinburne University, and a member of Young Scientists of Australia, the National Science Youth Forum, Australasian Biotechnology Association and Australian and New Zealand Advancement Association of Science.
When she is not lecturing in business management, she likes to feed her spirit in cooking, meditating, adventure seeking and is an avid traveller.
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