Colleen brings a fresh approach to thinking about leadership development, talent management,
and bringing out the best in people. Colleen lived and worked overseas for 8 years – in Hong
Kong, Singapore and USA. After returning to Australia in 2010, she has focused on taking the
very best from each culture that she has experienced and blending them into her own life with
her two Chinese-Australian children.
Colleen originally trained and worked as an Industrial Psychologist and moved quickly into
organizational consulting roles. During her work with BHP Steel, Colleen combined her expertise
in talent management with the development of BHP’s top global leaders.
She continued this theme while working for Mt Eliza Business School – where she used leadership development as
part of organizational transformation initiatives. Her global experience has allowed her to test
Western ideas of leadership, as they apply in global and local companies in Hong Kong,
Singapore, China and Taiwan.
Her immersion in American culture allowed her to develop insights about country and organizational cultures and the impact they have on innovation and risk taking. Colleen has held leadership roles in organizations, including Westpac, BHP, and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
Her major consulting clients have included:
Hong Kong Government