Are you following a standard change management approach? How's that working for you? There are many models and methodologies of how to manage change. Each proclaims success by following a step-by-step linear approach and applying broad principles of change. As we...read more
This question has been rattling around in my brain since I first heard about Agile coaching. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hear first-hand from Agile coaches their experience of coaching Agile. Perth’s first Agile Coach Camp came to town under the...read more
Another year has passed and we are here again to celebrate International Women’s Day. This year though, I have mixed feelings about the event. As a woman and mother, I naturally want to see more women and girls achieving their full potential. I fully support...read more
The 'Me Too' campaign has highlighted the endemic issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Unfortunately many other forms of bullying and discrimination are a daily reality for a large number of people, making their lives unbearable. In recent weeks we have seen...read more
My youngest child started High School two weeks ago and last night we had the opportunity to hear from the teaching staff on how they approach the education of the children in their care. Below is an extract from the email we received from the Principle this week...read more
Wow, it’s hard to believe, but we’re almost in February! Typically, January in Australia is a quiet month. As the summer reaches its zenith the focus is holidays and enjoying the weather. Not so for Change Optimised (although we have enjoyed the beach!) Not only have...read more
We've all done it! Made New Year Resolutions at midnight on December 31st and by January 31st they're a dim and distant memory. There are two key reasons for this: trying to change lifetime habits over night trying to go it alone Sure, we can keep a few of the...read more
Are you still looking for a WIIFM (What' s In It For Me) for change? You’re not alone. Organisations seeking change operate with an assumption that there will be resistance. And that's why they focus on finding something that will entice or incentivise people to...read more
What we can learn from the Melbourne Cup? Listening to an interview with a racing expert yesterday morning and the odds for each horse winning the Melbourne Cup, the analogy with change in organisations was striking. #agile #leanchangelive #disruption Trying to...read more
I once commented that a new office refurbishment was like the Great Wall of China; completely negating the open plan concept by erecting three meeting rooms where none had been previously. In this article from 2009 I share an eiphany I had about the unintented...read more
I’m a change strategist, coach and published author specialising in adaptive change, because in a disrupted world no organisation can afford to rest on previous success.
Coaching and facilitation are the key methods and skillsets I use to engender change agility. I help clients create their own change framework blending tools, techniques and methods from: change management, project management, neo- behaviourism (how to create habits), Lean Change and Agile as well as programme management.
I’m a dedicated change professional with over 20 years’ experience. I am passionate about ‘doing change differently’ and a strong supporter of leading and ‘managing’ change using a Lean approach with a focus on co-creation and continuous feedback.
I understand the challenges of ‘managing’ change across cultures having worked on global projects in Australia, France, the UK and USA. I have led change teams on global SAP implementations as well as cultural change programmes in areas such as health and safety.