Colleen likes to keep things creative in all that she does, often using marshmallows as a source of inspiration.
Everyone knows that ongoing learning is essential for both personal and professional success and yet, for many, this means hours of attending dead boring training or completing’ losing the will to live’ e-learning modules. Colleen’s mission is to end tedious professional development whilst ensuring targeted outcomes for learners and businesses.
Colleen has honed her skills over the last 20 years across multiple industries and locations. Her previous role saw her overseeing the training and development needs of over 60, 000 employees across 13 countries in the APAC region. Honing skills that celebrated diversity and understanding human commonality through learning, and that in the absence of a common language, flip charts and coloured markers can overcome most challenging situations.
After taking a ‘go away package’, in 2019 Colleen founded her own business, Facilitated Training, harnessing her global learning experiences and sharing them through ready to use learning resources, specialising in leadership, mentoring, guest speaking, creative problem solving, filling the gap of high quality, customisable training resources and tools.
Keynote topics include:
Managing remote teams
Managing culturally diverse teams
Connecting learning to business success
Change management and engagement – stories from the field
Education: Masters in Educational Leadership & Change, RMIT
Diversity and inclusion conference, Paris, 2018
APAC Leadership conference 2017
Centre for organisational development – 2010 – Insights to working in the UAE
National conference – TAFE, Melbourne – working with industry