Onisha Patel – opportunities through non-conformity.

Our next inspirational guest speaker is Dr Onisha Patel.
Dr Onisha Patel is a structural biologist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI). She has over 15 years of experience in medical research where she uses cutting-edge imaging technologies to capture the inner beauty of the tiny molecules that make up life. These tiny molecules, called proteins, have a unique shape at the nanoscale. When proteins don’t function correctly, they can cause diseases. Onisha’s work uncovers the structure of proteins and contributes to a greater understanding of how they work. This knowledge helps scientists develop more targeted treatments for a range of serious diseases.
As a researcher, Onisha has made an impact. Her research has led to a drug in clinical trials for a type of bone marrow cancer and was recently granted a ‘fast track designation’ status by the US Food and Drug Administration. Her discovery on a novel type of immune cells led to the Eureka Prize for Scientific Research and development of reagents to detect these immune cells, now being distributed by the National Institute of Health. Onisha has published in high profile journals, secured competitive funding and fellowship and holds a patent. She is also an artist and uses art to illustrate her research and as a tool to communicate her love of science through exhibitions, collaborations with schools and public talks.  She recently delivered a successful pitch that lead to ‘Art of Science’ exhibition as a finalist for the City of Melbourne Awards (2019).
Onisha grew up in India and moved to Australia to pursue a career as a scientist. She was inspired to study in Australia by the story of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CEO of India’s largest biopharmaceutical company Biocon. Now Onisha herself is a ‘Superstar of STEM’ at Science and Technology Australia, where she is a visible role model to smash society’s stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Through her own journey as scientist and an artist, she wants inspire the next generation of young leaders. She believes interdisciplinarity is the future of workplaces.
Onisha’s talk is titled – ‘Opportunities through nonconformity’. She will reflect on her life experiences that has led her to this journey on breaking down stereotypes and looking beyond the obvious.   

Details:
Date: Wednesday 21 October 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (Melbourne time or AEDT)
Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards

Mel McCarthy


Suhani Vaidya – From powerless to influential.

Our next inspirational guest speaker is Suhani Vaidya, a technically trained professional (BSc Computer Science; MBA from Cardiff University) who is making the transition from employee to entrepreneur!  She is also an accomplished published author in “Stories from the Heart”.

Suhani has worked in the corporate sector in the UK, India, and Australia in the mining software space. Overcoming her own internal struggle, Suhani got clear that her vision of success is to help career-driven achievers to become purpose-driven influencers.

She is also passionate about influencing organizational culture, so people come to a place where they love what they do, and they become the best of who they are meant to be.

A loving mother to her precious daughter, Suhani enjoys dancing, music and is a damn good cook – just ask her husband!

Suhani speech is titled “Be bold, be brave, be YOU!” where she will share her story and inspire the audience to “find their voice” and move from feeling powerless to influential!
Can’t wait to invite Suhani to the Leading for Success stage!

Details:
Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (Melbourne time or AEST)
Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards

Mel McCarthy


Derek Hannigan – Leadership Props.

Come along to the next Leading for Success Online event and take-away:

“Leadership props for when you are out of your comfort zone!” 

This event series is specifically for technical people who know the quickest way to fast track your professional development is to surround yourself with people that inspire you!! 

This happens at our on-line event!

Our next guest speaker is Derek Hannigan who trained as a Civil Engineer and has over 30 year’s industry experience in upstream gas, power generation and mining in both management and consulting roles. 

Derek has walked through many open doors in his career with experience that includes general and project management, business and strategy development, procurement, contract negotiation and management, process improvement, system implementation, engineering and maintenance management.

Looking forward to hearing his career journey and what “Leadership props” work for him around uncomfortable situations!

Details:
Date: Wednesday 02 September 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (Melbourne time or AEST)
Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards

Mel McCarthy


Todd Sheldon – Planning to prosper.

The next Leading for Success Guest Speaker is Todd Sheldon who is a local Bendigo born and raised engineering entrepreneur! Todd recently made the change to leave the city and a stable senior executive role in a multinational firm – to start his own consulting business SCE. For those of you who have thoughts of doing the same – this presentation is not to be missed! I can’t wait to hear how Todd has set up regionally and is adding value to large complex projects all over the country.

Prior to returning to Bendigo Todd spent 2 decades mastering his craft in Melbourne and London on complex and challenging projects across the world. In Todd’s role as Technical Director with Aurecon Australia for over 10 years, he led large teams and was responsible for significant projects throughout Victoria and Australia.

Todd is down to earth and is dedicated to bring back a client centred culture to the industry –and his core values of authenticity, integrity and positivity are now a trademark of his consultancy.
Todd will share his story in his presentation titled “Planning to Prosper” – how goal setting can produce incredible results.
Todd will share key ideas that have served him well in leading large teams on complex projects; to how to work hard, achieve results and have fun doing it!

Details:
Date: Wednesday 05 August 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (Melbourne time or AEST)
Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards
Mel McCarthy


Dean Jarvis – Leadership & Self.

Leading for Success is a gathering for leaders and motivated people who want to grow their own leadership capability. We connect to share stories and be inspired by our leadership journeys, no matter what your definition of success is.

Our next Guest Speaker is Dean Jarvis who is passionate about continuous improvement – not only for maintenance systems – but for himself and others!

Having worked his way up from fitter to Senior strategic level roles at multinational resources companies, Dean is currently an independent consultant who is an expert in project and maintenance management, life-cycle costing, and holds a Masters degree in Asset and Maintenance Management.

Continuing with the theme of bringing technical people to present to Leading for Success stage – Dean has a fascinating perspective on what “Leadership and Self” means.

Dean is a technical leader who values people and invests in them!    He will present on the tools and systems for successful self leadership – and the key drivers for cognitive development and how you can identify thinking patterns to create whatever future you desire!

Details:
Date: Wednesday 22 July 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (Melbourne time or AEST)
Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards
Mel McCarthy


Leah Sertori – Impact in collaboration.

Leading for Success is a gathering for leaders and motivated people who want to grow their own leadership capability. We connect to share stories and be inspired by our leadership journeys, no matter what your definition of success is.

This month Bendigo’s Leading for Success is in for a treat!

Our next Guest Speaker is Leah Sertori – a well-known and respected leader who continuously inspires all who connect with her – me included!  Leah has held many CEO roles including at Be.Bendigo, Sustainable Regional Australia and Melbourne Cares and most recently Executive Officer of LEAD Loddon Murray.
Her launch onto the stage comes at a pivotal time – she is now dedicated to contributing to developing leadership and teaming skills to support people and organisations achieve impact through collaboration through Sertori Consulting.

Her speech is titled – “Leading for Impact in Collaboration”

Leah’s experience leading formal collaborations includes the $43million Central Victoria Solar City which included construction of Victoria’s first two solar parks. Leah was involved in collaboration between Bendigo Health, tier one contractors and local business during the construction of the new Bendigo Hospital as a Business Broker.
Leah will share the lessons she has learned about preparing to achieve best value from formal and informal collaboration.   This is not to be missed – be connected and learn from Leah who knows how to create incredible value for people, organisations and community through collaboration.

Details:
Date: Thursday 9 July 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (Melbourne time or AEST)
Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards
Mel McCarthy


Fiona Robertson – Rules of belonging.

Leading for Success is a gathering for leaders and motivated people who want to grow their own leadership capability. We connect to share stories and be inspired by our leadership journeys, no matter what your definition of success is.

Fiona Robertson is our next guest speaker for Leading for Success Online Networking on 24th June. She is an expert in organisational culture, leadership and teamwork with 30 years of experience. She has consulted to numerous blue-chip corporates domestically and internationally, with all levels of government in Australia and coached numerous senior executives in large and small organisations.

Clients in Australia have included ANZ Bank, Telstra Business Systems, the Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, the Victorian Department of Human Services, and many more. 

She is the former Head of Culture for the National Australia Bank where her tenure included the introduction of a set of values and the development of a new purpose.

She is now an independent culture change coach, speaker and trainer for senior executives and business owners.

Her first book, Rules of Belonging – change your organisational culture, delight your people and turbo-charge your results, will be published by Major Street Publishing in July 2020.

Details:
Date: Wednesday 24 June 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (Melbourne time or AEST)

Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards
Mel McCarthy


Eliza Young – leading with intent.

Leading for Success is a gathering for leaders and motivated people who want to grow their own leadership capability. We connect to share stories and be inspired by our leadership journeys, no matter what your definition of success is.

Eliza Young is our Guest Speaker at Leading for Success June.  Eliza is an inspiring example of how leading yourself first can create incredible results for your career and life.

Her speech is titled “Making opportunities by operating with intent.”

Super excited to hear her story – of how she managed to complete a bachelor’s degree in science in the US – where she was awarded a full-time scholarship to play varsity tennis  – while holding down multiple jobs at the same time.  That was just the start of her ability to make opportunities and operate with intent. 

After returning from university in the US, she started her working career back home in Australia as a personal trainer and site cleaner. Her career in the resources sector officially started as a Processing Plant site clerk, and she worked her way up to Operations manager at a remote Queensland mine-site. During that time, she also completed a post-graduate course in metallurgy and then pivoted to BHP – entering the Company in a technical role. Her leadership skills and ability to connect and cut-through at an operations level was quickly realised, and she was promptly promoted to Superintendent.  Now she is Principal Planner to the Asset President of BHP’s Olympic Dam mine – a strategic level role, critical to the success of the business.

In keeping with the Leading for Success theme in showcasing leaders from technical backgrounds – Eliza Young will share her story on how making opportunities by operating with intent has taken her to where she is today – making a difference in work and life.

Leading for Success is hosted by Melanie McCarthy. Melanie McCarthy is a professional mentor, whose work has won national awards. Over her career and life experience from being trained as an engineer, to working as a labourer and executive level manager, Melanie is convinced leadership capability can be learned – whether the leading is for your own life’s direction or for leading others.

Details:
Date: Wednesday 10 June 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM (AEST)

Hope to see you there!!

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Best regards
Mel McCarthy


How to be an exceptional leader – Workshop.

Do you want to understand what success means to you so that it can guide your decisions and actions?
Do you want to be influential in your career to make a difference or achieve an outcome?
Have you been thinking of investing in yourself and have been hesitating?

Then you must join Melanie McCarthy to discover what LEADING FOR SUCCESS means for you. This half day workshop will elevate your leadership capability in all areas of your life and business so you can create extraordinary results.

You will learn how to:
• Play to your strengths
• Get over yourself
• Understand power and be influential
• Create your vision of success
• Lead yourself first

Melanie McCarthy is a professional mentor who has held executive level positions in an international resources business, is an agribusiness entrepreneur whose work has won national awards. Over her career and life experience from being trained as an engineer, to working as a labourer to executive level manager, Melanie is convinced leadership capability can be learned – whether the leading is for your own life’s direction or for leading others.

Melanie has helped hundreds of people from operational to executive level realise their own vision for success and take their life and career to the next level – whether it be promotions, pay-rises, reducing stress levels or spending more time with family.

Details

Date: Run over two evenings Mon 26th, Tue 27th October 2020
Time: 7.00 PM to 9.00 PM
Venue: Online
Investment – Complimentary

REGISTER HERE

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Best regards
Melanie McCarthy


Peter Dhu – inspiring leaders to be courageous.

Leading for Success is a gathering for leaders and motivated people who want to grow their own leadership capability. We connect to share stories and be inspired by our leadership journeys, no matter what your definition of success is.

Back by popular request! Our guest speaker is Peter Dhu who has been speaking professionally full time for 10 years. He began his working life working for the WA Health Department as a Medical Scientist. In his 30 years as a scientist, he managed various pathology labs and WA’s Organ Donation Agency.

He now specialises in teaching leaders to become more courageous and he helps people overcome their fear and find their voice by training them in public speaking. This is a remarkable transition because Peter is a person who stutters, and chose not to speak for much of his life. He brings a real-life success story and courage to his work, where he inspires people with his own compelling story.

He is a living example that anyone can learn to be courageous, overcome their fears and unlock their hidden potential so they can have the courage to lead, speak up and inspire the world with their stories.

Peter shows people how they can change the world one conversation at a time.

Leading for Success is hosted by Melanie McCarthy. Melanie McCarthy is a professional mentor, whose work has won national awards. Over her career and life experience from being trained as an engineer, to working as a labourer and executive level manager, Melanie is convinced leadership capability can be learned – whether the leading is for your own life’s direction or for leading others.

Details:
Date: Wednesday 27 May 2020
ONLINE!
Time: 6.30 PM to 7:30 PM

Hope to see you there!!

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER

Best regards
Mel McCarthy


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