Who I am and what I do

Hi, I'm Helga

Building on my extensive leadership roles in government, not-for-profit and membership organisations, I’m known as a dynamic facilitator, a supportive and challenging coach, an effective trainer and an engaging speaker.

To read more about my experience and past leadership roles, find me on LinkedIn.

I’m also the proud host of the Take on Board podcast
Launched in July 2019
, Take on Board has evolved beyond a podcast into a supportive community of women.

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Working with me

I specialise in strategy and planning, governance and stakeholder engagement. 
Working with either individuals or organisations, my services include:

Contact me if you would like to talk about working with me.

A lot of the work I do is customised based on the individual’s or organisation’s needs. So, if you don’t see what you need in this list, let me know, and I’ll see if I can find a solution that’s right for you.

My board experience

Boards play an important role in organisations and to operate effectively they need diversity, equity and sustainability.

I have been interested and involved in governance since high school, when I was on the school’s council. A lot has changed in governance since then, and there’s still a long way to go before there’s true diversity, equity and sustainability.

Contact me if you would like to see my full board CV.

My current boards:
I’m also a member of Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s General Assembly and Nominations Committee.

Former boards include:

I’m also a keen bushwalker, a volunteer and a former dance instructor

Although I love my work – it’s actually a lot of fun – I make sure that I put aside time to be outside and with family and friends. I continually invest in further education. Learning is important. And although I no longer teach people how to dance, I search for and take up new hobbies all the time.

Read my story to find out more about my history, influences and my path to facilitation, coaching and mentoring – as well as governance. You’ll also find my top five key life lessons have guided and kept me focussed over the course of my career:

  • 1
    Know your values
  • 2
    Never miss an opportunity
  • 3
    Find and work with good people
  • 4
    Connections are key
  • 5
    Do different things
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