Astrid’s passion is social inclusion work and capacity building of whole systems to embrace diversity in all its forms.
She has over 30 years’ experience specialising in multicultural work at the leadership, and management level in government and non-government sectors, with a focus on capacity building, quality service delivery and improving capability to respond to multicultural and other vulnerable communities.
Astrid holds a PhD in Sociology and her thesis focused on parent participation and gender equity in public schools. She is an Executive Academy Coach with formal qualifications in coaching through her post-graduate certificate in Health Leadership.
Her extensive managerial and board experience bring a wealth of experience relevant to aspiring leaders, particularly those who step up into their first leadership role in the NGO Sector – her particular passion is building a foundation of success for newly appointed leaders and those ready for a new challenge.
“I enjoy mentoring people and getting the best out of them, instilling them with confidence and sharing my experiences for them to learn and benefit from what I have invested in over many years. I support strengths-based approaches for the capacity to empower and support reflective practice.
I love a challenge and I look forward to sharing my skills and knowledge with others, using curiosity, positive psychology and reflective practice as my core tools.”