Katrina

Katrina

OAM, Director and Founder,
Sports and Leadership

What is your advice to girls and women about working in non-traditional roles/ industries?

Go for it! Do what makes your heart sing, not what you think women ‘should’ do. Do what you are naturally good at. Also you can be a mum if you want to and an amazing leader. You do not have to be one or the other.

What are some of the coolest things you like about working in your industry?

Meeting new people and organisations all of the time, make a difference to others lives, and my work flexibility. I love my work and I also love being a mother to 3 boys. I work my days so I can be both. You can be both!

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

Helping others unlock their potential across the world.

What successful strategies have you used that have helped you transition to working in a non-traditional industry?

A lot of inner work to obtain a clear understanding of my values and what I stand for. Being authentically me and finding my leadership style.

How did you get started in your career pathway and what helped you along your career journey?

I started as a physiotherapist and then with my success as a high performing athlete, I started my own business 22 years ago. Having coaches, mentors and immersing myself in global leadership programs over my career has also really helped.

What or who has influenced your career pathway?

My sport, my disability and being a mother. My parents have also influenced my career and also some amazing coaches/mentors (paid and in-kind).

In school what subjects did you enjoy most or were good at?

I did maths 1 + 2, physics, chemistry and geography – a science student. I have always loved problem solving. I would have done psychology, entrepreneurship and design if they were offered in my time.

What did you want to be or do when you left school?

Physio. I still am one now. I work one weekend a month as a traditional physio in a hospital. However, I use my physio thinking every day in my business to help unlock people’s potential. I realised through my career I like working with the whole person and not just their bodies.

Are you able to provide information about your qualifications, this helps others seeking information about careers in your industry.

Bachelor Physiotherapy, CIV in Training and Assessment and licensed facilitator now of the the Be Well Plan.

What advice would you give to others ( girls/women) about following careers in non-traditional industries?

Go for it! Do what makes your heart sing not what you think women ‘should’ do. Do what you are naturally good at. Also you can be a mum if you want to and an amazing leader. You do not have to be one or the other.

And lastly, we’d love if you could share how you are making your own mark?

I share the universal tools of holding space, sharing stories, and creating trust to translate meaning, transition mindsets and transform mastery for leaders, organisations and communities to deliver their unique impact and enduring legacy.

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