One of my earliest memories is waiting with my father at our local fish and chips shop for our order. I filled the time by grabbing a pencil and a piece of paper and interviewing strangers, then pretending to write the answers. I was four years old.

I was born curious and passionate. I love that I can learn 1000 new things today and still have infinitely more to discover tomorrow. As a child, my happy place was up a tree in my back yard where I kept my favourite books and I couldn’t be easily found. Then, as I grew up, my curiosity led me to print journalism and uncovering great stories. Now my happy place is discovering what makes organisations and their people and their customers tick. I truly have the perfect job.

I like to think I’ve passed on my curiosity to our kids—aged 9, 14 and 17. The best times of the day for me are when we’re in the car together. We discuss everything… from politics and religion to science fiction, anime and crime. There’s nothing out of bounds.

It’s easy to get stuck in counting the negatives… I hate exercising. I get lost too often in my own thoughts. I’m terrible at maths and following a GPS. I forget to be present. It’s a long list. But at the end of my life, I think what will truly matter is legacy: what Scott and I will have created in decades years together and in business, and what we’ve forged alone. I want my legacy to be that I’ve built enduring relationships, loved people and learning, and been known for unshakable values.

To me, that’s success.

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Business Communication (QUT)

Speciality:

My passion areas are communications, behaviour change, marketing and values-based leadership.

Poison:

Strong coffee throughout the morning and Aperol spritz any time.

Spirit animal:

Labrador… they’re intelligent, faithful and eternally optimistic.

Secret skills:

I once caught a fly with chopsticks, I’ve played the piano since I was five, and I write murder mysteries for fun.