Meet the Hosting team
I am a participatory process host, and steward of the Art of Hosting Conversations that Matter.
I am developing my skill in Teal organisations, partnership brokering and complexity practice, and am a student of the new paradigms emerging as the world shifts to a more connected, compassionate future. Weaving these threads together is giving my practice increasing richness, depth and adaptability.
I have long worked in health and community services, recently in leadership roles. I have experience in policy and organisational development, adapting to change, and in mental health and disability service provision.
I see my work with Purpose Partners as co-creation - working with others to bring new ideas to life.
I have a growing conviction that empathy, compassion and forgiveness are the keys to a meaningful life.
I love hosting and nourishing others on their path as they host and nourish me.
I have recently left a leadership position in the disability sector to become a full time Purpose Partner. I am excited to have an opportunity to reinvent my work with friends and collaborators.
I have had a varied career: senior government roles, building self-managed teams, leadership program development and delivery, service provision, as a partner in a Registered Training Organisation and consulting.
I am particularly skilled in hosting participatory process in a business context. I relish being part of developing the Art of Hosting community here in Australia.
I am enjoying, with my partners, work that uses my deep experience in organisational and community change, learning about new ways of being and working in the world, and improving and deepening my practice in every way.
In my work I want to engage people well to find their own solutions, so that they and their organisations can be integral parts of thriving communities.
I’m a participatory process designer, host and harvester, and an active member of the Art of Hosting community of practitioners in Australia.
I believe in the power of giving people a voice on the things that matter most to them, and of a more human way of learning, living and working together.
My life and past work in communications, engagement and change in the community and cultural sectors and government – has led me to here. Now I’ve discovered this way of working, I have found my place!
I’m a Flow Game host, and a happy apprentice of graphic harvesting – creatively making sense of what we learn together from conversations, meetings and workshops for wise action.
I love to experiment with digital tools to keep people connected and engaged.
Mostly, I like to work with and connect others to make good things happen.
I’m a Purpose Partner. At the moment, I want to paint the world teal!
Hi everyone. My career story is like a patchwork quilt, different colours and squares for different seasons of my life. I’ve been a doctor’s receptionist, state government administrative officer, private business owner (at 22), behavior management teacher aide, office administrator, commercial worm farmer (and still am), a youth worker (volunteer and paid) and currently a Community Development Officer with local government.
I started working with group and participatory processes in 1988, influencing my practice since then. In 2012 I was introduced to Art of Hosting and it has been one of my greatest joys.
I am also a Flow Game host. I believe in the power of community and that the wisdom is within us all, we just need to be given the opportunity and to be asked a ‘powerful question’.
Over the past 25 years, I have worked in community development and education, in employee engagement and organisational culture change, and have facilitated team and leadership development.
But, over the past 2 to 3 years, it has been my ‘hands on work in the community, combined with immersion in Art of Hosting practice that has crystallised all my previous experience.
I have a passion for hosting conversations that matter, and I love to see the ‘magic’ that can happen when people are invited to come together for a common purpose, in a shared space of inclusivity and respect.
I am excited at the opportunity to help with this training and I look forward to sharing the experience with you.
I’ve always had an interest in working and living in a way that feels meaningful and contributes to the wellbeing of others.
I have a Bachelor of Social Science – Human Services and work alongside people with a disability as a support worker and coordinator.
My early support work (assisting people to transition from institutions to the suburbs) forever changed me, and cemented in me a strong commitment to assist people to have a great life that is valued by all.
I was first introduced to ‘hosting conversations that matter’ in my workplace, where it was used with amazing effect to revive our conversations and set us on the path to renewed purpose & actions.
After further training at Coochiemudlo Island, I am looking forward to apprenticing at Redcliffe to continue my growth.
My life has been like a box of chocolates with an assorted work life from small businesses to multimillion dollar organisations and government.
Along the way I have owned and operated my own business and am currently working for a not for profit disability organisation.
My life’s journey has also been varied, living in many parts of Queensland, exploring Asia to returning to my home town.
I am an Art of Hosting apprentice practitioner. After attending an Art of Participatory Leadership Training I felt something ignite in me and found a kinship with fellow practitioners.
I am now committed to assist in building community and living and working with authenticity.
I am really excited about the training in Redcliffe.
Most of my working life has been in the disability sector; as a teacher aide, a facilitator of holiday programs, a support worker and now as a coordinator with a community based organisation. However, my most important role has been that of a little sister. I am who I am, and I do what I do, because of what my brother continues to teach me.
Earlier this year, I was introduced to the Art of Hosting and Participatory Leadership when my organisation held a Community Conversation. I fell in love with these processes from the beginning, particularly the power and connection of Circle; it is my favourite place to be.
Our team is incorporating many of the Participatory Leadership processes into our everyday work, and there have been some profound changes as a result. I continue to be excited and amazed by the possibilities, when we truly listen and engage with others in conversations that matter.