Once described as having enough energy to power a small town, Tanya has over 20 years experience in leading large-scale organisation and systems change within the rural health sector in South Australia and nationally. A clinician by background, experienced project manager, executive director, board chair, coach, mentor, trainer and leadership program facilitator, Tanya draws on a wealth of experience in navigating complex systems, figuring out how to lead consciously, nurture leaders and build workplace cultures that will sustain positive change.
Tanya is passionate about whole-hearted leadership and discovering ways to leverage strengths and harness the potential in individuals, teams and systems to thrive. She gets really excited about co-adventuring with leaders, dancing on the edge of what is known, provoking fresh thinking and new perspectives, and designing practical experiments to test limiting assumptions and deliver break-through performance results.
With the mind of a scientist, heart of a lion and hands of an artist, Tanya powerfully combines curiosity, courage and creativity. She relishes opportunities to generate insights and wisdom with others, is a self-confessed TED talk junkie, and a sought-after national and international conference speaker. Tanya draws on a deep and diverse toolkit, including qualifications in science, education, communication and positive psychology; and credentials in coaching, leadership and culture diagnostics, psychometrics and resilience assessments.
When it is time to recharge, Tanya can be found outdoors enjoying the beautiful Murray River with her husband, two teenagers, two energetic kelpies and good friends, or curled up with a good book in their rammed earth home. You might also find her with a paintbrush, wooden spoon or power tool in hand, indulging her love for making art, yummy food and other creative messes.