Nicky is the CEO of Southcare, a leadership and management coach and ontological practitioner, with over 25 years senior management experience working in government and not-for-profit sectors in the areas of employment, education, welfare, health, aged care and community services.
She is passionate about building productive working relationships and uses a consulting, coaching approach to help individuals and organisations to increase their effectiveness. Her particular focus is on the development of people and building the capacity within organisations so they can successfully achieve their objectives. She is the co-founder of Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards, an award winning collaborative governance and leadership project which is creating a pipeline for young professionals to secure Board Director positions on aged care and community boards.
She is the author of “Building Better Relationships with Those You Lead”, a thesis titled “Coaching – a vehicle for managers’ learning and motivation to transfer of learning to the workplace and recently co-authored a book titled Difference Makers: A leader’s guide to championing diversity on boards.
She has presented at international and national conferences in the areas of governance, leadership, management, coaching, cultural change, diversity and innovation.
She holds the university qualifications of Doctor of Business Administration, Post Graduate in Public Sector Management and BA in Public Administration and a Diploma and Advanced Diploma of Ontological Coaching, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Diploma, a Fellow of Leadership Western Australia and an Associate Fellow Australasian College of Health Service Management.