Margaret, is an experienced and well respected leadership and management consultant who has worked across a range of organisations, particularly in the public, educational and community sectors. Margaret brings both leadership frameworks and deep experience to her work, having been a senior executive in the Commonwealth public service for fifteen years and a consultant and coach for seven years. She works with leaders to develop strategy, define culture and align people and behaviours. She works with individuals and teams to clarify goals and explore options to achieve them and to maximise performance.
Margaret attended the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University and has a PhD in history and a Diploma of Education. She is a Level 3 coach, trained through the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership. She has worked with hundreds of organisations, teams and individuals on strategy, leadership, management and performance. She is accredited in the Hogan suite of leadership profiles, the Peterberry 360 instrument, the Life Styles Inventory and the Team Management Profile. Her training and experience, sharp mind and emotional intelligence enable her to work equally comfortably on the ‘what and how’ of organisational strategy and with individuals and teams to help them understand different behavioural preferences and styles and the impact of their own behaviour on other people.
Her own diverse work experience enables Margaret to operate comfortably in a range of different environments. She has worked in a small business of about 10 people and organisations of varying sizes up to 24.000. She is equally at home in large bureaucracies and small, flexible teams; with Boards and executives and with those at earlier stages in their careers. Essentially she works to understand individuals and their goals and motives, and how they come together in small teams and larger organisations which must define and adapt their business to a broader environment which is increasingly complex and volatile. Her focus is people, teams, organisations and their governance, including performance, compliance and risk management.
Career snapshot: Originally an academic and tertiary teacher, Margaret moved into the public sector in 1978. Spending thirty years in a range of organisations large and small, mainly in areas of social policy such as health, family and community services and legal aid. Margaret concluded her public service career as a senior executive with responsibility for a division of 200 people. She has since worked as a leadership and management consultant and executive coach.