What they say
"Jill is a fabulous facilitator who has a wonderful ability to create spaces for conversation that lead to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new insight. She is passionate about leadership and dedicated to making people and organisations better. I highly recommend her work as a facilitator and change agent."
Angela Driver, General Manager, Tasmanian Leaders Inc
Jill, I just wanted to share some feedback that I received recently. Totally unprompted one of my leadership team commented that he has never felt as empowered to make decisions as he had under my leadership. This is exactly what I had been aiming to do and I am so pleased that I have been able to achieve it relatively quickly. Thank you for your guidance in the development of my leadership style.
Senior Executive, State Government (Coaching Client)
Jill Currey’s approach to empowering women to develop their leadership qualities resonates with the participants of her Women in Leadership Forum, hosted by Engineers Australia. Since the start of the program, the forum has grown in popularity. Participants are engaging and sharing their practice of concepts introduced in the forum. They are also using these concepts during the peer support sessions. The participants, many of whom are engineers and scientists, have grown in confidence and ability over the year. Jill’s programme has certainly given these women belief in their leadership ability.
Dr Vicki Gardiner FRACI CChem CompIEAust | General Manager
Tasmania, Engineers Australia
I approached Jill in May 2012 when as Acting Principal, AMC, I wanted to design and run the first AMC Planning Retreat that had been held not for about 8-9 years. In particular, I wanted to incorporate the innovative approaches that I had seen her use in getting the deep understanding needed to arrive at the UTAS Statement of Values. Jill, with an associate, put together a series of workshops, activities and tasks to arrive at key strategic results to put "meat on the bones" of the AMC Plan 2013-2015. The Retreat was highly successful, totally engaged the staff who attended and has clearly had significant impact and made tangible benefits to AMC's strategic objectives. Jill worked with me to provide the leadership and put together the team to achieve these outcomes.
Jill carries strong personal credibility, demonstrated through the continued high esteem in which she is held by those who have attended the emerging and senior leadership development and collegial programs that she has organised. Her work is highly valuable. It reflects more than best practice, it is highly innovative and results in extremely high stakeholder engagement. I strongly recommend her as a change agent, facilitator and coach.
Professor Neil Bose, Principal, Australian Maritime College
Jill is a warm-hearted and authentic person who brings both intelligence and passion to her work. She made a very significant contribution at UTAS, by influencinga range of senior and mid-level leaders from across the University to train in the Art of Hosting- an approach to leadership that scales up from the personal to the systemic using personal practice, dialogue, facilitation and collaborative processes to address complex challenges. When this was successful, Jill, utilised this approach, and provided great vision and leadership to the group charged with the task of developing a Statement of Values for UTAS.
Jill’s style is accessible and inclusive as well as highly creative. Importantly, she listens well and is very receptive to feedback. I can thoroughly recommend Jill for any work relating to coaching, leadership and culture change.
Professor Margaret Otlowski, Dean & Head of School, Faculty of Law UTAS, Chair of the Your Voice Culture and Communication Reference Group 2010-2011, charged with developing the UTAS Statement of Values.
Jill Currey reminds leaders and groups of the importance of really paying attention to one another—listening and thinking about what is meant by what is said—when drawing groups together to try to bring about change. She helps leaders to articulate more clearly the purpose of change and to reflect on how those changes and purposes affect how different members of the group feel and react.
Jill believes strongly in the idea of leadership by influence, as opposed to top-down leadership through power and control. She then helps others to find the spaces or opportunities to exercise influence to achieve their goals.
Professor Susan Dodds, Dean, Faculty of Arts, UTAS