About me

Having spent almost thirty years in the construction industry, Becky Paroz has demonstrated her unique leadership abilities on some of the most demanding projects in the public and private sectors. As a successful Engineer and industry-leading Project Manager she is a Director in three companies and a global professional mentor. With involvement in Graduate training programs and in-house workshops for many of her employers and clients; Becky’s formal training as a Performance Coach allows her to generate learning outcomes that create lasting change.

Becky has been and continues to be a speaker at state and national industry conferences; she is a driving force for the development and integration of culture and systems for industry improvement. Delivering workshops that transcend lessons learnt and focus on the improvement of human capital in relation to project management and beyond, Becky is known for her use of humour to challenge status quo thinking and offering alternative views for consideration. She is motivated to pass on her lessons learnt to assist and educate the next generation of leaders to become high achievers like herself.

The Words of Bek (wordsofbek.com.au) is her first collection of non-fiction writing and is a guide to self-mentoring through adversity, being a resilient, confident leader, from a woman who employed these skills to conquer early violence and sexual abuse, to leading in the construction world while dealing with a disability.

Her style is supportive, educational, conversational, practical, easy to read and designed to offer the lessons learnt throughout her tumultuous life for others to benefit from. Through childhood trauma, chronic pain due to a debilitating immune- condition and the vast challenges of her career, Becky has never accepted anything less than achieving and surpassing her goals. She believes everyone needs the chance at a full life no matter the circumstances they were born into or grew up in.

Becky encourages women to step up and showcase their skills. She writes regular blogs, promotes her books which speaks significantly on her experience, and offers support and mentoring to many industry groups through her presence and commentary, She offers professional and experienced coaching and mentoring, as well as public speaking and training to women in the industry to encourage them to keep going and learn to manage the ups and downs that come with life.

She is the winner of many awards, including the Top Ten YMag Women to Watch for 2019, the NAWIC Qld Crystal Vision Winner 2019, and the Fearless Educator Award 2019.

Keynote Topics Include:
– Resilience as your greatest asset
– Women in the Construction Industry
-Change your Story – Change Your Life
-Being the sum of your experiences
– How to Embrace your inner #GladiatHER

Previous speaking experience

International Women’s Day Bayside Women in Business Keynote March 2020
AWIC Panel Member TAFE (Ipswich/Towoomba) – Encouraging Young Women into the Industry March 2020
BPW – Geelong Annual Breakfast Keynote Speaker 2019
YFactor 2019 – Keynote speaker 2019
Women in Building and Construction multiple guest speaker events 2015 – current
Author workshops and conferences (multiple) 2014 – current
Networking and charity events 2010 – current
PWN International Woman’s Conference USA 2014
International Women’s Conference 2012
IPMA Young Crew Global Workshop Senior Program Director, Panel Director, MC – 2011
AIPM National Conference 2010
AIPM State Conference 2010
Engineers Australia – Innovation Sub- Committee Presentation 2009
AIPM Information Evening Presentation 2010
Southern Engineering Conference – USQ 2009
Various other community and volunteer events, including career presentations

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