About Cathy

In turbulent, unpredictable times, having someone who can unlock the capacity and leadership of your people can be the key to your organisation thriving and staying strong.

That’s what I do, and I’ve done this in different ways my whole career.

In my previous life as Australian CEO and Global Vice President of The Hunger Project, transforming mindsets and developing leaders was the foundation of my work in villages around the world. Even in the most difficult conditions, time and again people without anything were able to tap into the power of their mindset to achieve remarkable outcomes in their communities.

I now bring this deep experience and knowledge to help organisations and people develop a leadership mindset. I’ve done it with eBay in Silicon Valley, Amazon across Europe and Japan, with big and small organisations in Australia, and with individual people who want to empower their leadership ability to impact, influence and make a difference.

I am inspired by the potential of humans to rise. I believe we are all more capable and magnificent than we can ever dream. When this power is activated and realised – we are unstoppable!

As such, I am always questing for the answer to ‘what are we truly capable of?’ I bring this restless, unerring commitment to organisations and people. Let me help you and your team be great!

I am many things.

  • I’m one of seven children (number two!).
  • I love rock and roll played loud.
  • I’m an enthusiastic lounge room dancer.
  • I’ve been meditating for 32 years and committed to my practice.
  • I’ve raised two kids and I’m still madly in love with my gorgeous husband.
  • I try to live and be in the world as kindly and authentically as possible.

With me, what you see is what you get.

I am also an awarded CEO and thought leader, (including) winning the AFR Women of Influence Awards 2014, and the Davos Australia Leadership award. I am the author of Unlikely Leaders: Lessons in Leadership from the Village Classroom (2015), with 2 more books in the writing stage.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know how I might support your leadership endeavours.