“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who Are We
Managing Director & Co-Founder
It was a passion for people and creating high-performing organisations that led to the founding of Carrera in 2002. Recruitment had for far too long had a transactional focus. So I joined with Neal Ford to establish Carrera and set about becoming true talent consultants to candidates and organisations.
My career has been in Sales & Marketing and General Management roles. I’ve had the privilege of working with market leading domestic and global brands, leading strategic customer management across grocery, mass merchant and department store channels in Australia before leading the redevelopment of export markets. This involved re-engineering relationships internationally, establishing distribution and ranging in new markets and developing and executing market specific brand and communications strategies.
We founded Carrera with a focus on consumer goods recruitment. As ex-industry professionals we understood the challenges faced by both our clients and candidates on a daily basis; making us uniquely qualified to offer solutions to these challenges and help make a real difference to people’s lives.
I am a problem-solver by nature. I thrive on the opportunity to work with clients, helping them navigate through the complexities of the changing business environment, by giving them tools and strategies to transform their teams and attract and retain the best possible talent.
My strength and passion lies in identifying the real issues at the heart of a business and building a comprehensive solution to optimise the performance of its people and teams. I also work personally on executive level search assignments as well as leadership coaching, business advisory and strategic consulting projects; all designed to optimise the performance of businesses through their people.
I’m immensely proud of the business we have built at Carrera and especially of our team. They work fearlessly in making a real difference in the lives of every person they interact with on a daily basis. It is this opportunity to make positive impact, at often really difficult or challenging times in people’s lives, that drives our sense of purpose.
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Director of Coaching & Co-Founder
I am a career people leader, sales professional and entrepreneur with over 20 years of working in a variety of industries including Government, Foodservice, FMCG, Automotive, Property Development and Information Technology.
If you remember that moment as a kid when somebody asked you "what did you want to be when you grew up?” for me it was an historian, a soldier or a University lecturer. I decided on soldiering for the adventure however I ended up becoming a sales professional. This career path has been so much fun and demanding and has led me to a successful career spanning Australia, Middle East and Africa.
My varying experiences have allowed me to develop a highly tuned understanding of business development and customer experience as well as how to strategically and long term get the best out of people.
After a career of managing high performing people, I felt it was time for a shift in career and this transitioned into coaching and mentoring and has given me the chance to impart my own personal experience onto others and as a recognised, qualified sales coach and mentor of over 500 professionals, that is exactly why Coachability came into being.
As part of this 'want' to help people, I co-founded Coachability to allow those working in the Middle Management and Territory levels to also gain the opportunity of coaching and mentoring that usually goes into upper level management professionals.
I joined as a Coachability Consultant in 2019 while completing my Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney. Happily, I have found that working at Coachability has further ignited the passion for Capability and HR that I have developed through my studies and prior experience. I am loving the journey of applying my learnings from university in a fast-paced environment and expanding my knowledge; gaining real life experience with industry leaders.
Prior to joining Coachability, I held roles in Training and Development and Customer Service at a tech-based SME and completed a HR internship with a law firm last year. I gained significant early experience as a Crew Trainer and Customer Experience Leader at McDonald’s, where I was employed for five years. During my tenure, I created and delivered customised training programs to new and existing employees, which were focused around McDonald’s food handling procedures and customer service fundamentals.
My exposure to leadership was enhanced after being selected to join a leadership development program in Canada in 2018. I was fortunate to visit several renowned Canadian organisations and participate in workshops with industry professionals; gaining broad knowledge and insights into the future of leadership development globally.
I am thriving on the many challenges recruitment brings on a daily basis and am passionate about connecting with young sales and marketing professionals and offering guidance and direction as they navigate the twists and turns of their careers. My time is also spent working with Coachability's sister companies: Carrera and Engageability – which provide further opportunities to use my creative and critical thinking skills in providing solutions for our clients.
I joined Coachability mid-2019 as the Team Administrator – tasked with managing everything office and admin related and working closely with the Consulting team to increase efficiencies and productivity across the business. With over 25 years admin experience across both multinational corporations and small business this is an exciting opportunity for me to use my broad skills in a new industry and very fast paced environment.
In my recent experience with a leading banking institution I was quickly promoted to PA to the CMO which was fantastic to be recognised for my hard work and an opportunity to gain some insight into marketing which has proved useful now at Coachability! I have learnt so much in my time at Coachability already and as the CRM super-user am loving the opportunity to improve our candidate experience while creating efficiencies for the Consultants by streamlining processes and automating some previously arduous administrative tasks.
Our office environment is unique and I take pride in creating a warm and welcoming environment for our team as well as the many candidates and clients that come in every day. We are always creating opportunities to get together as a team – whether to learn or just for fun – my role allows me to embrace my creativity in planning regular team events and outings.
I feel fortunate to be part of a team that genuinely cares for one another and the candidates and clients we work with every day and to play a role in supporting candidates through an often challenging point in their lives.