Travels from: Victoria
A dynamic transformer of company culture
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Donna McGeorge is a firecracker; a dynamic transformer of company culture.
Whether as a speaker, trainer or facilitator, Donna responds to individual, team and company needs with directness, authenticity and overflowing enthusiasm.
With her high-energy delivery, good humour and strong people skills, Donna quickly builds trust with audience members and training participants, gaining a keen insight into the real obstacles an organisation is facing.
By encouraging individual problem-solving, initiative, empowerment and self-responsibility, she guides people through the process of making work, work.
Donna offers incredibly practical tools and advice that can be applied instantly, while also being aware of the psychological shifts necessary to implement lasting positive change.
Having been in the business for over 15 years, Donna has led workplace innovation in large corporate environments such as Ford, Jetstar, Deloitte and ANZ Bank.
In 2014, Donna decided to walk her talk in a big way and challenge the limits of her comfort zone by making her own significant change. She spent the next two years living in China, collaborating with senior leaders at Ford Asia Pacific to initiate new organisational design, development and strategic planning.
She returned to Australia wiser and more exhilarated for the experience, and is now working with other global companies to bring about positive organisational change.
Donna is the author of five educational books:
- The First 2 Hours (2019)
- Making Work Work (2016)
- Get Engaged! (2015)
- Visual Vocab (2015)
- The Pen is Mightier than the Slide (2014)
Let us stop talking about virtual teams. Virtual means not real. These are real people in real teams. Let us also stop talking about how hard it is. When you get the basics right and lay a decent foundation, you can achieve twice the results you expected with half the effort. Whether you are working in a remote team, or leading one, this session will help you build positive and strong relationships over any distance, facilitate effective meetings that encourage engagement and healthy debate, and make the shift from cooperation to collaboration using simple tools and techniques
Making Work Work
No leader, middle or frontline manager leaves for work in the morning with the aim of upsetting their team members or colleagues, and deliberately set on derailing projects. Yet it happens, and it happens a lot. While the existing systems in your organisation and lack of resources can create a toxic environment that your team can not perform its best in, often you cannot change this. But there is one thing that you can always alter to improve your workplace, make your work more enjoyable and your team more effective, your attitude and behaviour. Donna and her stories and strategies will inspire you to work with what you have and change whatever is holding you back.
What rules, rituals and routines do you have in your life or at work that are holding you back? So often it seems like we are waiting for permission from someone or something to do things differently. This session will help people to focus on things that are important to them, practise self care and compassion, and make positive changes in their world
The 25 Minute Meeting
Sharpen your focus and tighten your time frames to get more done in less time. Meetings have become a de facto way of working, and as they pile up and stretch to interminable lengths, they eat up our days and sink productivity especially if they are poorly planned and run. Done well, meetings are short, sharp, productive affairs that provide critical time and space for the interactions that drive business forward. This session shows you how to effectively and efficiently recover your time with a roadmap to the better meetings.
The First 2 Hours
There are optimum times for doing certain types of work, whether that be responding to emails, conducting meetings or devising next years strategy. Not just in the first two hours of your day, but all hours of the work day until home time. So while the first two hours of your day is important, the work does not just stop there. The first two hours has a flow on effect, so by understanding when you are most alert or when you need some downtime, and marrying that with the tasks you have to do then you actually become more productive. This session will help you take yourself off autopilot and get back control of every hour of your day, doing the right work at the right time.