Author of "Standing Up! My story of Hope, Advocacy and Survival after Stroke", Australia
Kathleen has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Melbourne. She was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) for her many years on the board of the Bionic Ear Institute now Bionics Institute.
Kathleen has her own executive development business INTUITIVE INSIGHTS. She established the company to assist senior managers and executives to create the conditions to enable their staff to flourish in their roles.
She is passionate about helping individuals and teams, bring all of who they are to work to create fulfillment at Work and value for their organizations.
She works with teams and has coached over 300 executives all around the world.
Kathleen found real meaning and purpose in her work. She was passionate about her role. This came to a distressing full stop on 23 August 2011 when she suffered a major stroke.
However, she was still determined to contribute to others. She is the author of “Standing Up!” My story of Hope, Advocacy, and Survival after Stroke. This gives insights into the effects of a major stroke on the person, their family, and friends.
Kathleen receives wonderful feedback that her story inspires others and their loved ones, who are dealing with brain damage and other life-changing events.
She now wants to use her experience of the last seven years to draw attention to the need for impediments for return to normal life to be removed. These include insufficient access to Physiotherapy, steps, and stairs making shops, theatres, and restaurants out of bounds. How to cope with the devastating negative emotions from the new situation.