Creating optimal cultures for impactful change | Innovative action-learning programs | Facilitation | Conflict transformation |
Pru has been engaged in social action & facilitating dialogue & conflict transformation in complex settings for over 15 years. For the past 8 years she has been particularly focused on enabling people who do good, to get along better & communicate more effectively, in order to free up energy & time to tackle the big challenges.
Pru coaches leaders & facilitators, designs & facilitates conversations & workshops that matter, conflict transformation & engaging action-learning programs. She works across the social change, Not-For-Profit, start-up & higher education sectors, through to agile tech & political organisations & for-purpose boards.
Pru draws heavily on the Lewis Deep Democracy approach to facilitation & leadership & oversees the accreditation of facilitators in over 8 countries. She is passionate about using dynamic facilitation to create optimal cultures that enable people to feel & bring their best to the impactful change work that they are a part of.
After 12 years of living in Mparntwe (Alice Springs) & Darwin, a few years ago Pru returned to Naarm (Melbourne) where she lives with her family.
Through her work in social policy advocacy for over 8 years she always centred the voices of people directly affected by intersecting issues as she led national initiatives, built alliances & facilitated a federal cross-portfolio dialogue & state & federal ministerial delegations.
Pru has held community & public sector board appointments including the Ministerial Family Violence Advisory Board & the Working Women's Centre.
Current passion project is facilitating dialogue on a nexus of:
1. What it means to live in a time of climate change/emergency, & how to respond with what Joanna Macy calls ‘active hope’.
2. Really acknowledging that we live on First Nations/Aboriginal peoples' land.
3. Talking courageously through the complexity of our time.
4. Having care for each other as we find our ways forward.
Facilitating courageous conversations to support effective intercultural work & improve relationships between First Nations, & other Australians, is a passion of hers that was sparked in her late teenage years. Pru would like every Australian to believe that they have a role to play in shifting relationships between between First Nations & other Australians for the better. She is definitely on this journey herself, makes mistakes along the way and has a lot of lifelong learning to do.
Based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation
Nationally Accredited Mediator & mediator trainer
Globally Accredited Lewis Method of Deep Democracy Instructor & coach
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