Creating optimal cultures for impactful change | Innovative action-learning programs | Facilitation | Conflict transformation |
Pru Gell is passionate about the art and science of creating optimal cultures that enable people to feel and bring their best to the impactful change work that they are a part of. She loves to see people gaining fresh insights about themselves, and the groups that they are in, so that they thrive while they make a difference. Pru does this through coaching leaders and facilitators, designing and facilitating conversations and workshops that matter, conflict transformation and engaging action-learning programs.
For over a decade Pru has enjoyed using facilitation as a way to support and enable impactful change across the community, Not-For-Profit, start-up, social enterprise, public and higher education sectors, through to agile and political organisations.
Pru's approach to facilitation is heavily influenced by the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy (used in over 20 countries) and neuroscience. Therefore she can equip groups with tools to ensure people feel heard so that time together is used well, people are engaged and groups can make well informed decisions that people actually buy into.
Current passion project is facilitating dialogue on a nexus of:
1. What it means to live in a time of climate change, and 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.
Through her work in social policy for over 10 years she led national social policy advocacy initiatives, a federal cross-portfolio dialogue and led state and federal ministerial delegations.
Pru has held community and public sector board appointments including the Ministerial Family Violence Advisory board and the Working Women's Centre.
Facilitating courageous conversations to support effective intercultural work and improve relationships between First Nations, and 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 and other Australians for the better.
Nationally Accredited Mediator and mediator trainer
Globally Accredited Lewis Method of Deep Democracy Instructor and coach
Global Director of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy Foundation Level Facilitation Program
Based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation
0401 006 209