Who I work with
Awesome stuff clients say
“Georgia’s high energy and passion was really well received by our people. This was particularly impressive given the audience was from a tech background, she managed to engage them instantly and connect on their level.”
Michelle Risdale, CPO – Telstra
“Georgia’s ‘Working as One’ program has had an immediate impact on our organisational culture and reinvigorated connectivity during COVID-19. Georgia’s authentic, candid communication style connected with people at all levels of our organisation and encouraged open and honest engagement throughout the program. I am excited about the future Georgia has helped shaped for our organisation.”
Tammy O’Connor, Executive Director – Commercial Vehicles Victoria
“We engaged Georgia to deliver a ‘Feedback That Doesn’t Suck’ keynote at our annual leadership conference. Georgia was fantastic (no pun intended) she delivered an entertaining and pragmatic keynote that left our leaders feeling inspired and confident. Our leaders rated Georgia as the top speaker at the conference.”
Samantha Mueller, Head of Learning and Capability – Fantastic Furniture
“Working with Georgia Murch is motivating and energising. Her content and perspectives have been developed with solid research and insight, her consulting and facilitating style is pragmatic and thought provoking. She tackled a room of sales leaders with ease and the feedback from our sales team was that her session was “..challenging, it made sense and above all it was easy to apply the learning’s in the real world”
Amy Morris, National People & Performance – George Weston Foods
“Georgia is a vibrant, energetic facilitator who is absolutely passionate about creating a better quality of conversation in the workplace. She is a great person to co-develop a program with as she very much listens for need and creates and adapts the Can We Talk Program accordingly. She provided our people managers with a great structure for a ‘Can We Talk’ conversation and helped them understand why we can and do avoid such conversations…they left feeling like they had more tools in their people manager kit bag to ‘take on’ the conversations needed to enable more successful workplace relationships.”
Vikki Kimberlee, Head of HR – Wesfarmers
“Our people were more confident to give feedback because of the habits they were taught by Georgia. The ‘What are your thoughts?’ campaign made a big difference to our workplace.”
Flora Wong, Head of People Strategy & OD -Australia Post
“Not only does Georgia help you create a ‘kickass culture’ she is about as ‘kickass’ as they come herself! Georgia is the most fantastic facilitator and change maker. If you are looking for someone to bring energy, enthusiasm and joy to your team with an intelligent, thoughtful and insightful approach, then Georgia is your woman. Georgia worked with me when I was CEO of Tennis Victoria and helped my team come together as one to create a strategy and set of values that brought purpose and action to the team. Working with Georgia was not only great fun and rewarding, it also challenged my thinking and mindset in really helpful ways. I can’t recommend Georgia enough. ”
Ruth Holdaway, Chief Executive – Tennis Victoria
“Georgia has worked with my leadership team to increase our confidence in having difficult conversations and giving feedback. Her sessions were impactful, and her knowledge of the content is exemplary. Georgia held each of us to account, making sure as leaders we understood our responsibility in supporting our team members to be their best. She is also engaging and a lot of fun!”
Jaime McCoy, General Manager – Gilead Sciences
“I’m extremely grateful for the privilege of being mentored by Georgia Murch this year. The time spent with Georgia allowed me to make a real shift in my way of working, my approach to how I work and my confidence in my abilities.
I couldn’t recommend working with Georgia more, as an individual or in a team, Georgia will bring out the best in you!”
Gabriella Tobias, Marketing and Communications Manager – Tennis Victoria
“Georgia was an amazing addition as Key Note speaker for our mid-year (virtual) sales Kick-On. Georgia was able to distill our vision, provide insights and weave her magic as a storyteller with personal anecdotes to energise our team. Georgia is a special talent in quickly understanding organisations challenges and objectives and bringing people together on the journey. Very inspiring!”
Glen Foster, Vice President Sales, Global Account & Marketing – Haworth
“I recently was lucky enough to attend Georgia’s “HR Ripple Effect” workshop in Melbourne. Georgia created an environment where participants felt comfortable to interact and share their experiences. The concept of collective problem solving amongst like minded peers really worked well and I plan to put the tools and ideas learned to good use in my workplace.”
Evan Townsend, Manager HR Shared Services – Country Fire Authority
“We loved Georgia’s Talk More Do More sessions at PEXA! Georgia brings loads of energy to every session and practical ways of having better conversations. A fantastic program tailored to our needs!”
Rebecca Evans, HR Executive – PEXA
“In 2018, I had the great privilege of working with Georgia Murch and her wonderful team to organise and deliver a key note presentation on Fixing Feedback, to AECOM’s Principal and Senior Consultants. The room of attendees were educated and entertained as Georgia explored, with engaging flair, the barriers to feedback and how to better steward feedback within project teams, so that people feel empowered and grow in ability. I was so impressed, we’re asking Georgia’s team to come back and deliver smaller workshops with our Major Project Teams to further develop these critical behaviours within all levels of our team.”
Nathan Jensen, Principal Environmental Scientist – AECOM
“Georgia is one of those rare engaging Individuals. She has a natural ability to quickly understand your needs and a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from to ensure that her product meets your requirements .
Her workshops are thought provoking and her facilitation style and personality immediately makes her feel like part of the team and someone you can trust to guide your team on the change journey.
Her passion for what she does is evident in her material, workshops and all interactions with Georgia. Our entire group at DET enjoyed their interaction with Georgia and her feedback program has directly improved the feedback culture for all. Thank you Georgia!”
Diane Wiehe, People and Culture Manager – Scope
“Georgia’s model for feedback was genius – her approach makes it so much easier to tackle work conversations that otherwise might not be addressed. The scientific research, customer survey, and videos were brilliant touches – we were engaged from start to finish!”
Romena G Ibrahim, Client Success Manager – ntegrity
“It’s been a month since our company had Feedback training with Georgia and in that time I’ve noticed a paradigm shift in the confidence and method in which individuals are providing feedback to one another, applying what they’ve learnt during the day with Georgia. I believe a strong feedback culture is going to unblock further growth opportunities for our group on the way to being a high performing team.”
Matt Khoo, Managing Director – ICD Property
“Had the privilege and pleasure of Georgia leading a workshop with my team on managing difficult conversations. Her energy is inspired, her provocations and theory spot on and the practical application was enjoyed by all. The impact is significant. I could not recommend Georgia highly enough for leaders who want to inspire their teams and support practical change.”
Collette Brennan, CEO – Abbotsford Convent
“Georgia was integral to the successful delivery of our Recognition project at Envato. She challenged us to think differently about how we embed new habits to create a culture of recognition and supported us with loads of tools and advice to make it happen. Most importantly, her keynote speech to at our “all company” event was a ripping success! Georgia brought the energy we needed to really kickstart the project and get people on board. She delivered a presentation that spoke directly to what we were aiming to achieve with a perfect blend of fun, facts and candour! We loved her so much we’re already planning other events with her!”
Rebecca Covington, Head of People -Cogent.Co
“I have found Georgia’s workshop on Challenging Conversations to be one of the most useful professional development sessions I’ve ever undertaken. Particularly being asked to examine my own assumptions and having a practical structure for scaffolding difficult conversations has improved my working relationships and confidence immensely. Not least, Georgia is a warm and down to earth facilitator who is both approachable and highly knowledgeable of her subject area. I highly recommend working with her.”
Yvette Ladzinski, Teacher – Wyndham Central College
“Great training on Tough Conversations, providing great insights that could be used straight away.
The training was at a good pace that allowed everyone to follow, ask questions, and get a handle on the content.
Georgia personalised the training by enabling each student to work through a specific tough conversation they were expecting.
Lots of techniques brought together into something cohesive. Highly recommended.”
Tony Young, Chief Technology Officer – Linkly
“Georgia ran “Kick Ass Conversations” with leaders in our Technology department. Georgia’s energy and passion as a facilitator is amazing. The session was packed with high impact content that provided the team with really valuable insights into themselves and practical tools & strategies to help them be better communicators. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Georgia and have not been surprised by all the positive feedback we received from the group following the session.”
Chelsie Hastings, Head of HR – PageUp
“I attended Georgia’s Challenging Conversations workshop and its been one of the most valuable leadership/management workshops I’ve been to. The theory involved was really insightful, but there was equal parts practical advice and tools to aid you in having tough conversations. Georgia is a great presenter who is lots of fun, but more importantly is an absolute pro in keeping people on track and on topic. Well worth it.”
Lauren Kilby, Resource Requests Team Leader – University of Melbourne Library
“I truly enjoyed taking part in Georgia’s workshop. It taught me to reflect on my own behaviour in conversations and equipped me with practical advice that I could put into action immediately. Having been in other communication training before this really helped me to improve my understanding on how to structure and have those tough conversations.”
Andreas Piefke, Associate founder & Head of Cloud Service Archetecture – Judo Bank
“Georgia’s communication workshop is one of the best professional training program I have attended in so far. The presentation and material was quite entertaining, practical and helpful. I have learnt a lot from the session and applying the techniques in my daily work basis. I would highly recommend Georgia if you need to fix peer communication issue and giving constructive feedbacks at your business!”
Lynn Chin, Manager – Deloitte
“If you have a need to fix communication and feedback in your business, then you absolutely can’t go past Georgia. She worked with us to design a Brilliant Communication” workshop, and also to up-skill our internal team to deliver the training ongoing. Not only is Georgia a thought leader in this space, but her infectious energy and genuine commitment to partnering with us, meant the value of her involvement extended well beyond the time of the engagement. The feedback about the program has been really positive and we look forward to collaborating on future projects down the track.”
Megan Bennett, Head of Learning – Commonwealth Bank
“Georgia’s workshops on challenging conversations have been hugely valuable for me and my team. Georgia is awesome – her workshops are engaging, interesting and fun, but more importantly, they are practical and empowering. I know my team appreciated this investment into their professional development and we have all been able to put our learning into practice in the workplace.”
Charlotte Holden, Brand Strategist – Beyond Blue
“I’ve learnt a lot in a short space of time thanks to Georgia. Mostly that feedback truly is a gift and that giving and receiving it generously is one of the greatest things you can do for the people you work with. Folk engaged Georgia off the back of an engagement survey where people in the Folk design studio highlighted the opportunity for us all to get better at providing meaningful and timely feedback. Georgia brings a solid evidence based approach, combined with straight talking and friendly delivery, to break down barriers and get people rethinking their communication and engagement. 5 stars to you Georgia.”
Michael Broadhead, Managin Director – Folk
“There are not many people in the world that can tell you that – you need to improve, you did that wrong, pick up after yourself – and make you feel good at the same time. It is a rare skill and still more rare that they can actually teach you how to do just that as well.”
Graeme Strange, Managing Director – Readify
“Georgia provided great insight into our business and the strategies we would need moving forward. She quickly and professionally identified the key areas which would help drive the next stage of our business or identified which areas would become distractions and assisted to make sure these areas did not consume the most valuable thing we had, which was ‘time’. Because of her insight, a new avenue opened up to the business which has now taken our business in a direction we could not have seen without her considerable input.”
Anthony Parton, Genreal Partner – 643advisory
“Georgia recently delivered a bespoke course for 12 of our new Team Leads around Leadership. Georgia was a pleasure to work with throughout the engagement. She worked closely with us on our needs, structured a course that was very relevant with our attendees and delivered in a style which resonated with everyone. Not only was the feedback from the course excellent, but each attendee is now practicing and demonstrating behaviours learnt in the sessions.”
Dominic Price, Founder – domprice.me
“I recently attended Georgia’s one day workshop “Can we talk: having those conversations remarkably”. Georgie was an enthusiastic and engaging presenter who provided valuable tips on how to deal with those difficult conversations. I found the workshop valuable as Georgia guided us by doing “mock” difficult conversations that really illustrated the key points. I am far more confident about having these conversations with my colleagues and students.”
Susan Torres, Associate Professor in Nutrition – Deakin University
“Georgia is smart, engaging and a great communicator. She brings colour and life to what she does but not at the expense of the message and people walk away feeling invigorated but also having learned, in a practical and an applicable manner, what they needed to learn.
She’s good!!….talk to her and you’ll see for yourself – I have no hesitation in recommending her.”
Nicholas Tuckerfield, General Manager – The Marketing Academy
“If you want someone to drive your or your team’s behaviour – I would recommend Georgia. You can tell from the get go she really gets it. Her energy, knowledge and commitment to honest feedback give her the ability to drive behaviour change at an individual level and team level. And this is all done with her infectious smile.”
Adrian Baillargeon, Author, Speaker, Team and Exex Coach – Adrian Baillargeon Pty Ltd.
“Georgia is incredibly astute. She very quickly understands how people work and what motivates them. She is an expert in turning these insights into methods that change people’s behaviour and subsequently the quality of their relationships. What’s more, she is hilarious and lots of fun to work with.”
Nova Franklin, Designing better futures together – Meld Studios
Georgia and her team designed and delivered a fantastic workshop for my team called – “Feedback that doesn’t suck”. The workshop content was tailored to suit our team’s needs through an in-depth discussion of how the course can be most effective. Georgia made everyone comfortable with light-spirited activities to kick things off and the entire team was engaged from start to finish!
Participants reported that Georgia adapted the activities and agenda to the mood of the participants and the knowledge gaps observed.
Houratious Albert GAICD, Delivery Manager, Consumer Rent – REA Group
“Georgia’s structured and personable approach, builds on the confidence of our managers ability to tackle issues head on and not to shy away from those hard conversations. It has been a pleasure to work with Georgia and also see the learning’s from the session reapplied time and time again by our managers.”
Erin Clarke, Head of HR – Christian Dior Couture
“Georgia designed and facilitated our Growth Summit, more than 40 Execs across Telstra to gain an understanding of our Growth agenda. Georgia’s tenacity and expert ability to ensure everyone’s voice was heard, which resulted in a 4.8/5 NPS score and more than 40 signatures signed up to agreements to support our Growth agenda. Exceeded our expectations.”
Monique Esplin, General Manager Growth and Strategic Markets – Telstra
“We engaged Georgia as a part of our cultural change program. Her ‘Working as One’ program was highly relevant, extremely well structured and had excellent content. What made the program successful was Georgia. She was enthusiastic, highly engaging and she challenged our thinking which made each session highly impactful.”
Garry Whatley, Chief Information Officer -The Australian National University
“Georgia’s passion and energy in the classroom is contagious. Her ability to tell a great story, practical content that hits the mark, and talent for helping others to gain insight and awareness, ensures an unforgettable training experience. I highly recommend!”
Melissa Trede, Senior Manager, People and Culture, Dexus
“’Georgia helped our people with understanding the essential ingredients for an effective feedback culture, and facilitated our people having the courage to have honest conversations. Our people not only enjoyed the top-quality training, but Georgia also made the training very entertaining. The feedback on her work was loved by all!”
Yvette Manadanas, CPO – Tyro
“Conversations ended up becoming a process that was pragmatic to tackle. Leaders did the work and became more capable and confident without going to HR. Georgia’s work and delivery has made a pivotal difference to our business’s success.”
Dimity Smith, HRD – Serco
“It was such an uncertain time full of thinking about the unknown and how we tackle what felt like a beast at the time. Enter Georgia and her team. We achieved outstanding levels of engagement and she was instrumental in changing our mindset”.
Matt Bromley, Managing Director – Haworth South East Asia
“Our wider leadership team has just finished the Working as One course. Georgia worked closely with us to ensure that the program was setup for success and we had practical actions to establish and embed real change. The content was aligned back to situations that the team are dealing with, and covered self management, taking action, problem solving and constructive feedback. To accommodate lockdowns and travel restrictions the program was fully online, and Georgia was able to keep the team engaged, ensure that the delivery was smooth and presented the program with a mix of care for the participants, holding people to account and having fun. A great program to help us develop and progress as a team!”
Lucy Boom, Associate Director, Project Delivery & Engagement – The Australian National University
“Georgia is a skilled, knowledgeable and charismatic coach, facilitator and advisor – her sessions are well-structured, authoritative and impactful, with specific objectives, frequent debriefs and clear follow ups.”
Paul Slade, Senior Director – Gilead Sciences
“We have been working with Georgia multiple times over the years. She is a thoughtful, open and very engaged trainer/coach that comes to the point in a fresh, humorous way.”
Henning Figge, President – Australia/New Zealand – Haworth
“Georgia delivered our Giving and Receiving Feedback series at the Department of Transport.
In preparing for virtual performance discussions during a global pandemic, our workforce needed guidance and support in navigating feedback conversations during this unique time
Georgia brings so much energy and enthusiasm to her sessions, and turns an often avoided or poorly done conversation, into something that learners can approach with confidence. Attendees walked away with both the practical tools, and the right attitude and mindset, for approaching feedback conversations.
Georgia is a chameleon in her field and it was a pleasure having her help build this capability at DoT.”
Danielle Fancellu, Senior Organisational Development Consultant – Department of Transport
“I attended the HR Ripple Effect session – this was a fabulous program that allowed me to share experiences with like minded HR professionals and discuss ways to solve HR problems, that allowed me to gain different views. Georgia provided a safe and confidential environment to share topics and provide different ways to solve problems. I will be attending another HR Ripple Effect session in the future and encourage my team to also attend.”
Jorgina Sheehy, Senior Manager – Human Resources – Mercedes-Benz
“At Rockend, two of our guiding behaviours are ‘Talk Straight’ and ‘Care’ – we worked with Georgia to build a whole of business program to bring these behaviours to life, developing our collective capability to speak candidly with kindness.
The initial program was a resounding success, with the quality of conversations in our business improving dramatically, simply by giving our people the tools and techniques to have and receive the conversations we need to. With Georgia’s support we’ve continued to roll out initiatives linked back to the original program, and we’re well on our way to having a true feedback culture – where we can talk about almost anything in a way that builds trust and respect!
I personally enjoyed working with Georgia on the development of our ‘Talk Straight! Care Hard!’ program – in preparing for the launch Georgia was easy to talk with, flexible and she took the time to genuinely understand our business and objectives. And on go-live, Georgia’s workshop style is second to none – inspiring, engaging, candid and inclusive – all with a smile, and a wicked sense of humour.
We definitely see Georgia and her team as a partner to our business, and we look forward to working together again in the future.”
Dean Carpenter, Head of People – Rockend
“Georgia delivered a keynote talk to help us ‘fix feedback’. Not only was she a pleasure to work with from start to end, she was an absolute hit with our participants. Georgia made sure she fully understood our brief and business context, and delivered a session that was spot on for our needs. Her style is honest, engaging, funny, all while making you sit up and listen to the wisdom she shares in a real and relatable way. Plenty of take aways from the session and I now can’t wait to read her book!!”
Nicky Robinson, Talent Management Team Leader – AECOM
“We used Georgia to launch “Getting our Feedback on” at Carman’s – she was incredible, we have really embedded it into our culture and it is making a real difference to the way we work. Real tangible outomes! Oh and she is funny as hell!”
Lainie Tayler, General Manager People – Carman’s Kitchen
“After reading her book Fixing Feedback (a great read by the way), I attended one of Georgia’s workshops on providing feedback. And WOW was I impressed! Georgia is warm, welcoming, energetic and boy, does she know her stuff! Right from the get go, she set a positive and vibrant tone for the day, which ran through right till the end.
The workshop was well structured with each major objective seamlessly blending in to the next. Georgia had a great blend of theory (explained using clear and real life examples), practical activity and group discussion.
This is a workshop that truly added value to me and my career development. I picked up multiple take-away’s which I have already implemented in both my personal and professional life. Not one word of a lie, it’s been the single most beneficial workshop I’ve attended. Totally recommend!”
Hareta McMullin, People Business Manager – eNett International
“Georgia is amazing! We invited Georgia to run a few workshops at Canva and help us build an open communication culture, and she absolutely nailed it! She gave us really practical tools and examples for giving feedback and having tough conversations. We enjoyed her candidness and humour, and her natural ability to engage the team – she’s an expert in this space.”
Linda Lin, Leading People Operations – Canva
“I recently attended a training session led by Georgia, which provided incredibly useful and practical guidance for managers and staff on how to have constructive conversations about critical issues, in challenging contexts. It is one of the most relevant and helpful workplace training sessions I have ever attended. I have already successfully applied the feedback/communication framework in the workplace, and will continue to do so. One of the key principles that came out of the training session – be kind and candid – is simple but really cuts through, leading to more positive conversations and a better workplace.”
Amy Barry-Macaulay, Director, Strategy & Impact – Homes Victoria
“I have had the pleasure of seeing Georgia in action facilitating and coaching our people leaders. Georgia shares her great insights on communication, feedback and just being real in the workplace with enthusiasm and passion. The learnings and energy from Georgia have stayed alive at our workplace and we are already seeing a return on investment.”
Teresa (Ebejer) Nicolaou, Organisational Development Consultant – PageUp
“My leadership team and I took part in a training day that Georgia facilitated based on her book, Fixing Feedback.
I found the training as facilitated by Georgia so engaging that the day flew by. It incorporated presentation elements interspersed with practical, hands-on sessions in groups and pairs in a perfect ratio to keep my team eager to learn.
We booked the training to help develop our feedback culture, and I feel that it has done exactly that. Both myself and my team took a lot of immediate value out of the day, and even though it has only been a short time since, I can observe my own feedback behaviours and habits shift — as well as see similar changes in my team.
I’m keen to roll out this training to the rest of my business unit in the next financial year and would recommend Georgia and her training to any organisation that wishes to improve their culture.”
Tal Rotbart, Chief Technology Officer – PageUp
“I attended one of Georgia’s “Using Your Voice Brilliantly” workshops and it was an amazing and enjoyable journey. She walked us through the importance of opening conversations in our teams and taught us highly effective techniques to make those crucial discussions as easy and as effective as possible. I believe every organisation which want to improve their culture and performance have to get consultancy from such a great mentor and get them run these kinds of workshops as frequent as possible.”
Hemen Estefaie, Tech Lead – Trend Micro
“Georgia’s workshop is thoroughly practical, cuts straight to the point and before lunch I had developed much of what i needed to start having difficult conversations. And I mean real conversations, not just in theory. Despite the hard hitting approach, the workshop is enjoyable and accessible, even with my mainly technical skill set. I attribute this to Georgia’s engaging presentation skills and down to earth character. This is worth the investment.”
Jack Sowter, Senior Developer – SixPivot
“When I first met Georgia I knew straight away that she was different. She only spoke a few words and offered a small amount of brilliant advice, but I knew she was a brilliant leader and someone who led by example.
Several months on and that feeling only gets stronger, the more time I spend with her. She has a gift, and gives that gift away everyday to industry leaders that are fortunate enough to work with her and draw on her expertise.”
Ritchie Gibson, Professional Speaker, Author, Mentor & Trainer – Leadership, Culture and Teamwork
“Georgia’s difficult conversations workshops was one of the best professional training sessions I have done. She was engaging, relatable, honest & helpful. I learnt a lot about myself & became more aware of the environment around me. The training was confronting (in a good way) & highly practical. I felt comfortable sharing with Georgia as she provided a safe environment that encouraged collaboration amongst peers. Thank you Georgia!”
Kimberley Nance, Divisional Group Manager – University of Melbourne
“The skills I picked up in this workshop were so practical and will stick with me not only throughout the remainder of my professional life, but my personal life as well. Challenging conversations have always been a weak point of mine and avoiding them has led to even more anxiety and stress. Georgia has provided me with some really valuable tools to tackle them head on, before they turn into bushfires!”
Lep Beljac, Social Media Manager – University of Melbourne
“I recently completed a pilot program constructed by Georgia called ‘Having Constructive Conversations’. Georgia is an excellent educator and coach who facilitates constructive self analysis and awareness and teaches candid, respectful, relevant communication. The pilot was a great success and I’m pleased to hear that Georgia will be rolling out her program company wide in 2016. I highly recommend Georgia’s work to any company looking to get the most from its people- she is inspired and engaging and our team is better for the experience. Thanks Georgia!”
Jeremy Fredersdorff, National Leasing Manager – Dexus Property
“Georgia has supported the University of Melbourne through a significant change program, providing one on one and group training sessions to our leaders and managers to support them through the change program and their roles in leading that change. The programs have been tailored to our needs and participants, has been very well received and is contributing to our culture change ambitions.”
Alastair Ingham, Director – University of Melbourne
“Georgia provided training to the leaders in my group – a mix of emerging, new and experienced managers. Georgia was tasked with providing a lot of content in two days, which whilst extremely valuable, would have been overwhelming without Georgia’s engaging and pragmatic delivery.
Every attendee came away with incredibly powerful leadership tools and an inspired level of self-motivation to use them. Which they did. And have continued to do, in increasing confidence and ability, ever since.”
Andrew Prentice, Head of Engineeting – Atlassian
“I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with Georgia through our Thought Leaders Business School. Georgia’s work in her field of Communication and Collaboration is world class. But even more impressive is who Georgia is – proactive, committed, a person of complete integrity … and a lot of fun. I think the highest praise that I can give Georgia is that within one month of her joining the Business School we have invited her to join the faculty upon her graduation. If you get the chance to work with Georgia, grab it with both hands.”
Peter Cook, Author – Mentor – Peter Cook Enterprises Pty Ltd
“Energy, action and “call it as it is” – This is Georgia. She approaches her work and life with the same values set – with honesty and commitment. Her confidence and drive enables her to constantly deliver optimal quality work. Georgia makes a meaningful and tangible difference to all those that interact with her. Her spirit to achieve the unachievable is infectious.”
Joanne Henderson-Brooks, Executive HR & Management Consultant – Evolve Housing
“Working with Georgia recently has helped our team learn what it takes to be the ‘ultimate’ team’ . Her approachable, progressive and down-to-earth style, her extensive knowledge, and her overall influence was inspiring. Our team kept wanting more!”
Miranda Bozic, Brand Marketing Manager – Bupa
“I would recommend Georgia as a highly professional provider of training and mentoring services whose passion is infectious. She has executed every communication development program with I have been witness to with precision and high engagement. Highly recommended.”
Charles Cameron, Chief Executive | RCSA Australia & New Zealand
– FCB Group
Tennis Victoria has worked with Georgia on a number of training and strategy sessions for our whole of team, leadership team and individuals. Georgia has a unique ability to connect and engage with the team, we have thoroughly enjoyed her sessions and translated the skills learnt into our every business. Thanks Georgia for being Flawsome!
Adam Crameri, CEO – Tennis Victoria
Georgia delivered a highly engaging session with the team that team loved and were able to put into action.
Michael Bouari, CEO – 1 – Stop Connections
Georgia facilitated a Leadership program for a group of LVMH senior leaders of which I was one. The program was excellent. Take away tools are really useful and insights into our personal leadership styles, who we are, how we react to the world around us and how we can adjust to be more effective.
I have implemented virtually everything we took away to good effect both on a professional and personal level. Georgia’s energy, honesty and insights alongside the structure of the program, a mixture of workshops and one to ones with Brett Wood allowed us to go on a journey both personally and as a group, culminating us solving a problem together.
I highly recommend Georgia and her team; they will make a difference to your organization.
Kaye Larnder, Country Manager – Benefit Cosmetics
“Atlassians can be challenging as they ask lots of questions and expect the best and she impressed everyone. Her energy, expertise and ability to adapt to our culture was brilliant.”
Kellie Egan, HR Australia and APAC – Atlassian
“Georgia’s an absolute gun when it comes to fixing feedback. Georgia’s successfully inspired, educated and equipped us with the tools to have great feedback conversations at Canva. She’s got a great workshop style, making it enjoyable and educational for everyone who attends. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!”
Zach Kitschke, Chief Marketing Officer – Canva
“We recently had Georgia at our Leadership Day and I’ve never met someone who could captivate an audience for an entire day “virtually”. Georgia brings high energy, humour and great conversation to the table and our leaders absolutely loved it. We focused on the qualities of high performing teams, our relationship to conflict and connecting with one another. Georgia received some incredible feedback from our leadership group so we decided to have her back again this month to continue to embed the work we covered with her. The leaders can’t wait for this session. I would highly recommend Georgia, her energy is what we all need right now. Thanks so much Georgia!”
Elissa Hitchens, General Manager – Employers Mutual Limited
“Can We Talk facilitated a training session on feedback at our annual Rugby League Women’s Leadership Forum, the pre-training preparation and interest to make sure they understood the other parts of the Forum so they could ensure that their was a clear link between the learning and the implementation was exceptional. They were able to engage with the large (70) group in a way that challenged them but also made them laugh and reflect. We had a great day and very positive feedback from the group of women across the Rugby League community about the training both content and presentation style of Georgia. I personally enjoyed working with Georgia as she got me to think of things in a different way and made the Forum a better experience.”
Rebecca Doyle, General Manager People & Culture – National Rugby League
“ If you want to bring energy into a room then call Can We Talk and talk to them about giving honest, well-considered feedback. We had Georgia present to 400 optometrists and staff in Cairns and she challenged us all to embrace feedback as the way to improve individual performance and business culture. This reinforced the journey that we had already commenced and is integral to our success.”
Steven Johnston , CEO – ProVision
“We engaged Georgia to run a session around feedback for our senior leaders. Her session was impactful which was especially challenging considering it was facilitated via teams. I would highly recommend Georgia and we will be having more sessions throughout our company.”
Angela Cilia, Executive Manager Corporate Service – Symal Group
“Georgia ran a fantastic feedback workshop for our Global team. So engaging, pragmatic and fun! Cannot wait to partner with Georgia again in the future.”
Rachael Sechi , People & Culture Business Partner – Invoice2go
“I recently challenged myself to complete some executive coaching as part of my ongoing professional development. Having engaged Georgia previously to help out teams I knew I loved her style and found her to be very relatable so I was thrilled when she agreed to take on the challenge of providing me some coaching. Leading into the sessions I didn’t really know what I wanted but Georgia was able to suggest a variety of approaches but ultimately it was her flexibility in the structure of the sessions that delivered the most value. I loved being challenged and really enjoyed the open, ‘no BS’ style of communication, and her real world examples and references. I highly recommend Georgia to anyone looking for something similar and I’m sure I’ll be hitting her up again in the near future.”
Glen Appleton, Territory Sales Leader – Telstra Purple
“Georgia delivered a fantastic keynote to over 200 product managers at our annual product camp conference.
She took the a normally cynical audience on an interactive journey to confront some of assumptions and fears about feedback. Her disarming style, energy and humour kept the audience engaged, despite being at the end of a long day of conference sessions.”
Steve Bauer, Head of Product – Ocean Software
“When the proposal for feedback training at Airtasker was initially raised, I admittedly jumped to the conclusion that giving and receiving feedback was pretty commonsensical and something that I already knew how to do.
But after being lovingly nudged to join Georgia’s feedback training: I was blown away by how wrong I had been. Georgia combines a “slap in the face” level of energy with some profound wisdom that really cuts through and establishes the genuine motivation to prioritise quality feedback.
At Airtasker, the learnings we’ve gained from Georgia have been critical in developing a feedback culture that empowers people to do their best work, rewards excellence and ultimately paves the way for more honest, higher quality relationships.
Starting out as a sceptic, I’m now a huge fan of Georgia’s work and the leverage it can have on company culture and ultimately performance.”
Tim Fung, Founder and CEO – Airtasker
“We engaged Georgia to deliver a ‘Feedback That Doesn’t Suck’ keynote at our annual leadership conference. Georgia was fantastic (no pun intended) she delivered an entertaining and pragmatic keynote that left our leaders feeling inspired and confident. Everyone left the keynote with the tools and motivation to grow themselves and their teams through feedback that doesn’t suck! Our leaders rated Georgia as the top speaker at the conference. I’d highly recommend Georgia and can’t wait to partner with her again.”
Samantha Mueller, Head of Learning and Capabilty – Temple & Webster
“Georgia was a pleasure to work with in our “Talk More, Do More” feedback workshops. Her candid, positive and always approachable style made learning an absolute pleasure along with her always willingness to help and support attitude. If you are looking for a great way to start the conversations around feedback, highly recommend working with Georgia!”
Katherine Shoobridge, Head of People Experience Systems and Insights – PEXA
“Georgia facilitated a training session on feedback at our annual Rugby League Women’s Leadership Forum, her pre-training preparation and interest to make sure she understood the other parts of the Forum so she could ensure that their was a clear link between the learning and the implementation was exceptional. She was able to engage with the large (70) group in a way that challenged them but also made them laugh and reflect. We had a great day and very positive feedback from the group of women across the Rugby League community about the training both content and presentation style of Georgia. I personally enjoyed working with Georgia as she got me to think of things in a different way and made the Forum a better experience.”
Rebecca Doyle, Executive People Leader – Relationships Australia NSW
“Working with Georgia was an absolute pleasure! Her session was very engaging, inspiring and interactive. I left feeling motivated to “nip things in the bud” when they occur and also to “treat people with respect even when they perhaps don’t deserve it..”! I would recommend the workshop “Feedback that doesn’t suck” to anyone looking to make a positive difference to the people they work with and also to strengthen relationships with key stakeholders. Georgia creates a safe and comfortable environment to share honestly and openly, she connects with her audience in a way that can truly help make a difference to others. Thank you Georgia!”
Belinda Williams, HR Business Partner – Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
“Georgia fixes feedback! If you are genuine about building a feedback culture she should be your go to expert. Through her proven techniques, experience and energy, there’s an immediate eye opening effect on teams and the positive change begins straight away.
Robert Leigh, Head of Corporate Sales & Certified Pre-Owned – Mercedes-Benz
“Thank you Georgia for facilitating a fabulous half day workshop to our team on “Dealing with Difficult People”. The content was customised and relevant to our industry sector and the tools you provided were practical and implementable. The team has benefited enormously. Having those challenging conversations are now much easier and with positive outcomes. Flawsome feedback from our team says it all!”
Vanu Allmand, Head of Marketing – Absolute Immigration
“Georgia has been presenting to a large group of Independent Optometrists in each of Australia’s capital cities.
I thoroughly enjoyed her presentation in Melbourne.
I wish the “Life Skills” she taught us had been an elective at Uni, because then we could have been doing it right all this time.
Still, never too late.
Brilliant content, perfect delivery. What a Professional.”
Murray Nagle, Optometrist – Yarra Ranges Optical
“Georgia has run a number of Challenging Conversations programs for our managers and leaders across all different disciplines and levels of experience. Georgia has a very engaging and down to earth style that created a space for humour and fun during the learning. The program provided a great mix of theory and practical tools/skills. The follow up coaching clinics helped embed the learning and allowed our leaders to feel more confident about approaching feedback and challenging conversations. A number of staff commented that it was the best leadership session that they had attended in many years – very relevant and immediately applicable.”
Anna McCredie, Manager, Future Students Planning and Operations – University of Melbourne
“High energy, high impact, telling it how it is – Georgia’s ‘Tough Conversations’ course is enabling me to succeed on purpose as I provide quality feedback to my team and support them to be the best they can be.
The one-day course was engaging and packed full of tips and techniques that I’ve been able to apply immediately. As she draws on years of experience to help articulate the lessons, it’s obvious that Georgia has walked the walk, and isn’t just talking the talk.
Georgia is helping me to become a better leader. If you get the opportunity to learn from her, grab it!”
Giles Davis, Program Delivery Manager – Afterpay
“As part of a leadership training program, Georgia worked with us on improving the communication and how to run difficult conversations. The workshop was excellent in terms of the material, assignments and presentation. Georgia has great passion, energey and presentation skills. I can say I was able to apply the techniques with a significant improvement in both work and non-work related situations.
Ahmed Youssef, Senior Consultant – Telstra Purple
“Georgia is a whirlwind of energy, and always leaves organisations in a better place than they were before she arrived. She is skilled at identifying a need, and then designing an intervention that delivers results. She is a masterful facilitator and coach and most definitely practices what she preaches.”
Megan Small, National Senior People Development Advisor – BP
“Georgia conducted some brilliant and engaging sessions for our teams on feedback and constructive conversations. While they were topics that the tams had covered before in some detail Gerogia’s refreshing style and ability to “call it as it is” really resonated with our teams. We have had some fantastic feedback and can clearly see evidence of our teams translating this into action.
Ross Jones, General Manager – Group Insurance – Wesfarmers
I can highly recommend the course that Georgia runs on Meaningful and Difficult conversations. The course contained excellent material and our staff found it highly valuable and very practical .In particular we picked up new frameworks, tools and skills for negotiations, difficult conversations and providing quality feedback.
The course helped us prepare and deliver messages in challenging, complex situations and provided a toolkit for coaching others in preparing for, and managing difficult conversations.”
John Swadling, Director – Property and Commercial Roads & Maritime
“Georgia is a vibrant, energetic and highly-skilled facilitator who has been instrumental in helping our company improve our communication skills. Her workshops are very interactive and practical giving us the skills to take what we have learnt in the “classroom” and bring it into real-life. She takes a pragmatic approach to her training and has really listened to our requirements. We have been able to see cultural shifts in the area of open communication off the back of her training which has been great. Georgia is highly recommended by both myself and IMC!”
Melissa Banek, Head of HR at Chicago – IMC Trading
“Our strategy at Optiver is to improve the way and types of conversations we are having with regards to performance and make feedback just something we do everyday. We reached out to Georgia to help us develop and deliver our ‘Brilliant’ communication strategy. She worked closely with us to roll out this program to our leadership team first and now we are rolling it out to our entire business.
She really listened to what we were trying to achieve and the balance of theory and practice in the training was received well for all who attended.The feedback from the the attendees was excellent, with people now practicing and demonstrating what they have learnt in the sessions.
Georgia was great to work with and her energy see no bounds.”
Irene Frisby, Head of Human Resources – Optiver
“Georgia was a breath of fresh air in terms of her ability to deliver quality training content in an engaging, dynamic and high energy manner. She managed to hold the attention of a group of leaders who can disengage very quickly if credibility of the facilitator is not proven upfront. We unanimously felt that we walked away from her session with some very simple, actionable strategies that will make a difference immediately in our day to day interactions with our team, clients and candidates.”
Suzie McInerney, Chief Executive Officer – Six Degrees Executive
“I’ve been a previous colleague of Georgia’s and recently reconnected with her through her business Can we talk?
From day one she impressed me greatly with her combination of natural ability, strategic approach, energy and passion. Over the last few months, I have been fortunate enough to participate in one of her workshops in an attempt to improve my communication skills in the workplace relating to “difficult conversations”. I received a huge amount of personal value which has directly translated into measureable results including more effective conversations with my staff and an improvement in the way we communicate and negotiate situations as a team.
It comes as no surprise to see that Georgia has gone from strength to strength in her career and now set up her own business. In my view, Georgia is positioned as a genuinely elite professional with a proven track record of excellence as a leader in this area.”
Rebecca Perrone, National Manager – Adecco
“Georgia is bold and brave, innovative and pragmatic. She is a great partner for problem solving and identifying new ways and approaches to get things done. She always thinks about and cares about the client needs – both individually and from the perspective of business outcomes. She knows how to have the tough conversations and is a great coach and facilitator to help others to do the same.”
Felicity Hudson, Principal Consultant – Felicity Hudson + Co
“Our team was recently lucky enough to work with Georgia. Her sharp insights and her constructive attitude led to positive shifts not only to our team dynamic but also to individual behaviours . I hope to work with Georgia again some time soon.”
Sue Brailsford, Brand Marketing Manager – Bupa
“Georgia has been working with myself and my new team inorder to strengthen our team culture and our ability to manage working across a complex stakeholder environment. She is an enthusiastic coach who provides a good balance between listening, questioning and guidance. It has been a pleasure working with Georgia and would recommend her to assist any team in navigating the tough conversations.”
Gabrielle Sheehan, Head of Brand and Marketing Strategy ANZ
“Georgia was recently a plenary speaker at our 2 day insurance conference with over 150+ attendees and she presented a wonderful session about fixing feedback. She is funny, unique, insightful and brave and the audience loved everything she had to say! I received a lot of positive feedback about her talk and would highly recommend Georgia for seminars and team training sessions.”
Clodagh McCowen, State Manager (QLD) – Coles
Georgia worked with BASF Australia by giving us the tools and guidance to diagnose our current culture and hear each other’s perspectives. Together we looked at the roles we were playing as leaders to gauge if we were helping or hindering where we wanted to be. We established a clear understanding of the areas we wanted to be better at as leaders. Using that as our foundation we then turned our collective brain power to the complexities of gender inequality in our workplace and industries. Georgia lead our large diverse group through a fit for purpose pragmatic tool to see the problem from a fact based lens, removing emotion, assumptions and bias. We generated a bucket load of ideas from the beautifully simple to industry changing. Georgia guided us to prioritise and narrow our focus to the initiatives that would make the most impact and add value. Georgia enabled us to get to heart of the matters that are important to our business and our people and move to informed action quickly as an aligned team. Thanks Georgia!
Kathryn O’Hehir, Head of Business Services – BASF
It has been an absolute pleasure working together with Georgia over the past few years, I would highly recommend any business, regardless of size, to reach out to Georgia in respect to the following:
1. working better together as a team
2. being authentic
3. providing feedback and ‘nipping things in the bud’
4. establishing and maintaining open, trustful and respectful relationships.
Georgia’s style is open, fun, engaging and highly motivating!
Claudia Hager, Head of Business Operations – Tennis Victoria
It was an absolute pleasure to partner with Georgia and her team to create a series of online feedback masterclasses for our leaders. Georgia and her team were responsive and worked collaboratively to ensure our objectives were met, and Georgia’s natural warmth, humour and immense knowledge shine through in the masterclasses to make what can sometimes be a tricky topic be engaging and enjoyable. A big thanks to Georgia for her generosity in supporting our work.
Jennifer Lennon, Organisational Developmental Advisor – The Smith Family
Georgia facilitated a fantastic offsite with a key business area of ours. She created a session that had everyone feeling like they were involved and co-creating the day. Georgia has fantastic energy and is able to hold a room with ease. The feedback we received from our team was incredible with many of them saying it was the best session they had ever attended.
Lynne Stockdale, Learning and Development Manager – Dexus