Spoken words

Every now and again, I’m invited to share my thoughts on a range of different topics. Here are some of my recent engagements.


the moth sydney: storyslam November 2018

With a theme of “Beginnings” for the event, I told my story about “the beginning of the end… of my career” when I left my job in a bank, to embark on a 1000km, two million step walk across Spain towards Santiago de Compostela. After ten great stories, I was voted the night’s co-winner and will be going to the finals in 2019!


Disrupt Sydney 2018

In this talk, I spoke about my recent research revealing insights into new forms of knowledge work through emerging professional “superheros”; individuals who are helping their organisation to navigate uncertainty, embrace disruption, and create the future, all the while holding down their “day” jobs.


guest lecturer

I recently was guest lecturer in three undergraduate classes at the University of Sydney Business School:

WORK2210 Strategic Management course where I spoke about innovation in aged care services and my work with BallyCara as Catalyst in Residence and Director of People & Culture

INFS1020 Digital Work course where I presented my research on coworking space in Australia.

BUDL2901 Leading Creative Futures, part of the high-achiever Dayell undergraduate program where I shared my own story of intrapreneurship and my doctoral research on revealing organisational superheros.

Other recent presentations and addresses


Making sense of ethics in design: UX Australia (MC), Sydney

How to be a Social Intrapreneur: Good is the New Cool, Sydney

Revealing the Organisational Superheros: League of Intrapreneurs - Melbourne and Deloitte Australia Innovation Series, Sydney

The Rise of the Intrapreneur: UNSW MBA Panel, Sydney

WORKTECH19: Exploring the future of work and workplace (MC), Sydney

Corporate Changemakers and the Future of Work, Dayell Program, University of Sydney


The Existential Doctorate: Liminality in Industry-Academic Doctoral Partnerships, Australiasian Conference on Information Systems, Sydney

Professional Superheros: Revealing the hidden talent driving innovation and disruption from within organisations , DISRUPT.SYDNEY, University of Sydney Business School


Research: Alter-identity work via Social Media, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Hobart

Preparing for a purpose-driven workforce, Leading Aged Services Congress, Gold Coast

Coworking Spaces Australia, DISRUPT.SYDNEY, University of Sydney Business School

Purposeful innovation: How to lead with heart, Catholic Health Australia National Conference, Hobart

Next Level Community Building, Global Coworking Conference, Melbourne

Inspire Share Connect: Changing mindsets of ageing, Better Practice, Aged Care Quality Agency, Brisbane

Plenary: Healthy and Happiness in Ageing, International Conference on Services to Elderly, Hyderabad


The End of Nine to Five & the Future of Work (MC), Vivid Ideas, Sydney

Alternative Currencies in the Workplace, Dream Collective Female Entrepreneur Network, Sydney

Transformation to an Agile Working Environment, International Association Business Communicators, Sydney

Insights into the World of Startup Communities, Bega Regional Innovation Week, Bega


The Future of Work, The Hatchery, University of Technology, Sydney

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, Westpac Youth Network Summit, Sydney

Coworking Communities and Corporate Partnerships, Global Coworking Conference, Sydney


The Village: Supporting Entrepreneurship, G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit, Sydney

Corporate Innovation and the Future of Work, SME Association of Australia, Melbourne