Kristen has worked in a variety of roles during her career. One thing that’s consistent: she delivers results.
Kristen brings a strong combination of energy, enthusiasm, practicality, and drive into her work. Whether you’re working with her on learning solutions, consulting, or coaching, Kristen focuses on delivering practical and relatable solutions that inspire action.
She’s been involved with transforming a major State sector organisation and promoting improved staff engagement. Her Education and teaching background comes to the forefront as she designs and delivers solutions tailored to individual needs.
She's an experienced agile practitioner and innovator. She’s worked as a Product Owner with international teams and successfully delivered complex public sector projects. These have involved working with multiple stakeholders and facilitating workshops to understand their needs and priorities.
Kristen is a second degree black belt in Kenpo Karate. Her twenty plus years of karate training have empowered her to apply discipline, focus, and practicality to her everyday life.
Get to know Kristen
People exceptionally talented in the Communication theme generally find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.
People exceptionally talented in the Achiever theme work hard and possess a great deal of stamina. They take immense satisfaction in being busy and productive.
People exceptionally talented in the Competition theme measure their progress against the performance of others. They strive to win first place and revel in contests.
People exceptionally talented in the Woo theme love the challenge of meeting new people and winning them over. They derive satisfaction from breaking the ice and making a connection with someone.
People exceptionally talented in the Significance theme want to be very important in others’ eyes. They are independent and want to be recognised.
My number one strength is communication - it’s all about sharing your stories, thoughts, ideas, and messages with others. My style is energetic, direct, and engaging. I enjoy voicing my thoughts and actively engaging with others to hear theirs.
Then, there’s the achiever - talk is cheap, let’s get the work done. Sharpened by my competitive nature, I’m always searching for how to deliver and how to make things better. After all, even the best can get better.
The woo and significance work strongly together. I love meeting people and engaging with them.
My significance drives me to find ways to prove my worth. And that’s by providing substantial, powerful, and significant contributions.
I could go on for days about my strengths, but that’s just the communicator in me!
Kristen's latest thinking
22 September 2021
4 steps to better delegation
Leaders can and should delegate. The trick is to delegate in a way that's both safe and appropriate for the delegator and the delegatee. Here are four steps to help with that.