VP Organisational Capability at BlueScope Steel
I design future capability, and help people and organisations learn now what they need to succeed in their future.
My life has taught me that capability gives me the power to go where I want. It creates options, and allows me to pivot when I need to transition or shift direction. Most importantly, it places the power to go after my dreams squarely with me—no excuses.
I’ve also learnt that it’s not so much my dream that’s important, but the action of moving toward it. Rarely have I ended up exactly where I intended. Always have I ended up experiencing more than I imagined.
When I was a little girl, my parents told me; education and experiences are the only things we can give you that can never be taken away. They gave my brother and I plenty of both—for which I am immensely grateful. I’m more grateful for the mindset they installed in us to continually seek new experiences. For this is how capability is created.
I want to encourage in others a similar spirit of learning and openness to evolving—in both work worlds and personal lives. It’s not always easy, but I believe this mindset is the key to creating capability. For me, it’s also the key to my health and happiness.