Has published, studied and presented internationally on communication skills, emotional intelligence and self-confidence. Is passionate about understanding people.
Conducted a recording project into the factors reducing and improving confidence in Australian women. In 2008, she released the results of 14 in-depth interviews and coaching sessions with a diverse group of Australian women on a new series of three CD sets on Confidence for Women: in social situations, in public speaking, at work.
Has tertiary qualifications in psychology, speech pathology, adult education and the Feldenkrais method. She is a qualified Feldenkrais Practitioner, graduating from La Trobe University in 1991; is a qualified tertiary teacher, graduating from Curtin University in 1982; and a qualified Speech Pathologist, graduating in Manchester, UK, in 1974. She also graduated with a degree in psychology in 1984 from Curtin University. Graduated from both her psychology and speech pathology programmes with distinction.
Is the author of the book "Midlife and Happiness".
Is the author of the Emotionally Intelligent CD series including, "How to deal with difficult people WITHOUT GETTING UPSET", and "How to be Happy Not Hassled".
Is the author of the nationally acclaimed CD series, "Be a winner at dinner: Chat and network with confidence". (Now in its third edition, previously "Having something to say" and "The Art of Chat.")
Is the author of an ever increasing range of E-books, including her most popular: "A beginner's guide to being a brilliant master of ceremonies," which is bought frequently by people throughout the world.
Is an accredited user of the Genos Emotional Intelligence self-report and 360 degree assessment measures and has been personally trained by Dr Ben Palmer, the founder of the model. She is passionate about developing emotional intelligence in herself and others.
Emotional intelligence, people and how they behave and why.
Meditation, the Feldenkrais Method and staying calm with negative people.
Helping people connect with nature instead of dominating it.
Leading involves doing things differently. We will only help each other and ourselves when we put community rights and needs above individual rights and dislikes.
For example - when planting your garden do you choose the plants that will benefit the whole community, the look and feel of the whole area, and the wildlife who depend upon them, or do you just plant those plants you like?
An associate killed his 200 year old trees because HE doesn't like them. A true leader would have kept them irrespective and planted more for the sake of the community. We all depend on them.
I am passionate about helping people understand themselves and each other, helping people to get on well together with mutual respect and tolerance, and helping people be their best.
All my studies have been focused upon different aspects of human behaviour from communication (speech pathology), psychology, adult education, the body (Feldenkrais Method), MBTI (personality types), meditation (the mind), and the emotions (Genos model of Emotional intelligence and MSCEIT).
I was an academic for 10 years at Curtin University and now I bring this broad background to my career as a professional speaker, a coach and workshop facilitator. I love my work!
My life journey is based in a context of gratitude, calm confidence and a deep appreciation of the natural world, of which we are all part.
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