Sometimes I wish I’d taken up nursing, or accounting, or architecture or sculpting. Then I could give a neat one word answer to the question “So, what do you do Kate?”.
But I didn’t. Instead I’ve spent my working life helping people learn about or change some small part of the world they live in.
Most of my work over the last 20 years has been helping small not-for-profit organisations work smarter, not harder. I wrote and delivered low cost, short duration, high impact face-to-face and online customised training programs and I helped small organisations review and renew their structures, services, programs, plans and toolkits. Most of my work was done alongside the leadership team, some of it was done for the organisation and sometimes we developed a matrix of coaching, training and tools development – depending on the needs of each organisation or its team or individual board members, staff or volunteers – because one size never fits all.
It’s a technology driven world now, so, to help organisations get on track and stay on track, I’ve been part of developing a nifty new tool – the Good Governance Health Check. You can find out more here.
But, hey the world is constantly changing and – thanks to the wonders of the interrrrnet and wifi – my partner and I now divide our work/family/friend/leisure time between Australia and France – which of course has brought many changes to how I work and what I do.
Nowdays, I’m most often ‘behind the scenes’. I have three main strings to my work bow:
3) building online courses and teaching and coaching online (for community organisations, small businesses and individual learners).
A wise person somewhere once said If you’re not green and growing, you’re ripe and rotten. D’accord.