WHAT MAKES ME TICK
I spent 25 years as a corporate leader. My expertise was initially in media sales, but I became fascinated with leadership and change as I gained experience working in the UK, Central Europe, Russia and finally Australia. I decided to start my own leadership consultancy when I was made redundant. Having led a business transformation, turned a $1 million loss into a $4 million profit and empowered many great staff members to shine, my entire leadership team was ‘exited’. Incensed by the stupidity and ever the maverick, I decided to take fate into my own hands.
It has been a journey of challenge, stretch but ultimately growth, learning, reward and – most importantly – happiness. Based on my own experience and study (including a degree in Change Management) and by partnering with organisations including ‘Thought Leaders’ and ‘About My Brain Institute’, I developed my own thought leadership and began to help others to do the same. That’s gone from a trickle to a flood and each year, I mentor 25 people from around the world. I’ve also done a lot of great change, strategy and leadership work with teams – helping them to step up to meet today’s work and life challenges.
I help leaders to upgrade their skills to lead successful teams in the Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous ‘VUCA’ world.
Most leaders rely on outdated approaches. A new set of skills, behaviours and attitudes is required – especially when working with younger teams. Failure to change leads to poor performance and often job loss.
I’ve worked with many senior executives and helped them to develop self-awareness, empathy and vulnerability to become authentic leaders who get great results, build strong teams and create high performance cultures.
TROY SULLIVAN - SOFTWARE AG
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER & ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
"Her strengths were focused on her ability as a communication integrator, her ability to bring a lot of different pieces together to connect the dots into an integrated plan for the whole of the food business. Jess was a great help and became a key part of the team in a short space of time. Would highly recommend her"
DIRECTOR OF TRANSFORMATION & AGILITY
"Top Quality Professional No Doubt. She has natural abilities and passion for creating true transformation by building value add processes, frameworks (PMO) and change management along with a solid customer centricity approach and strong stakeholders management"
PIETER DE WET - DAVID JONES
MANAGING DIRECTOR - FOOD
"I would highly recommend Jess as a reliable resource to help get programs back to speed. Her communication skills, integrity and courage are to be noted as one of her strengths. She is very pleasant to work with. I would highly recommend Jess for any digital transformation program work and as an executive-level communicator "
TRYGVE SLETTE - SOFTWARE AG
VP GLOBAL CONSULTING SERVICES APJ & MIDDLE EAST
"Jess displays natural business acumen and problem solving skills with the ability to provide business solutions that drive effective change.I would recommend Jess as a valued asset to any organisation, her dedication and passion for her work is both unquestionable and impressive. I hope that one day our paths will cross again. "