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Working at the forefront of change as a thought leader, advisor to executives and a new manager’s best friend, Merydith Willoughby has the ability to influence many when designing, developing and managing key projects. This is the driving force behind anything that Merydith is involved in.

  • Primary goal was to build an international business, to develop own business model, to deliver services globally to leaders, to write and to contribute to the media globally. Achieved.
  • Significant successful international experience in project management, OD consultancy, media, writing, leadership development, developing and assessing individuals within a given framework to enable them to thrive in their role.
  • Thrives on challenges, embraces the unknown and leads with an innovative, half glass full attitude and disposition.
  • Critical thinker and decision maker, strong communicator, culturally competent, self aware, organised and adaptable.
  • Proven ability to maintain a 'big picture' view while recognising the importance of close attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with the ability to clearly communicate ideas.
  • Provides leaders with quality professional development that embeds personal leadership skills in areas such as instructional leadership, culture building, behaviour management and performance management.
  • Builds a team of aspiring, high potential leaders by identifying and assisting managers to retain and develop individuals who have strong leadership potential.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural skills and ability to work with team members from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Engages current leadership in collaboration at various stages of engagement, including goal setting and review of progress.
  • Thinking time is an essential component of any organisation and Merydith Willoughby leads the way with this. It starts at the top and is threaded throughout any successful organisation. Thinking time is not wasting time. (Read Thinking chapter in Sex in the Boardroom).

Merydith has been passionate about learning and developing herself since in her 20s and below are some of her educational achievements. Formal education has underpinned professional and personal life and indeed has been an incredibly life changing experience. However, it is the ongoing informal education (in many areas) that Merydith has embraced since being in 20s that provides the expertise, confidence and passion to continue building professional life.

  • Bachelor of labour studies, major in industrial relations, politics, women’s issues, labour issues.
  • Postgraduate in education and politics; cross institutional degree from three major universities.
  • Argument & critical thinking, philosophy department.
  • Certificates in cert1V first line management, cert1V management, cert1V small business management, women’s studies cert, executive coach training cert, team coach training cert, intensive coach training cert, certified coach, cert1V assessment & workplace training, para legal advocacy cert, information processing stage 1 &11, computer applications, desktop publishing level 1 & 11, powerpoint.