about kate dempsey

Kate has a PhD in Leadership and more than 20 years experience as a change consultant. She has consolidated her academic and practical knowledge to coach leaders and aspiring leaders to improve their energy, focus and outcomes.

Kate is a graduate in Psychology and has two post-graduate diplomas in related fields (educational psychology and organisational communication). She has completed a PhD in Psychology. Her PhD topic was leadership in local government and she used a socio-analytic approach to uncover the complexities of the leadership dynamic, investigating also the impact of public sector reform of the 1990s on the current operation of local government. She is a qualified Higher Education lecturer.

In 2013 and again in 2014 Kate was shortlisted for the National Leadership Award at the 2015 Australian Training Awards.

Recent presentations Kate has made

Gender is not an Issue
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Victorian TAFE International
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Videos Kate likes

Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED Talks

First Follower: Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

Recent Clients

Victorian TAFE International Inc

Preparation of 18 collaborative research documents in the past 7 years

Converge International/Reventure

Compilation, thematic design and preparation of business leaders report


Facilitate conference panel discussion: is ambition a dirty word?

Toyota Community Foundation Mentoring Program

Business Development and mentoring to 8 community organisations in the City of Port Phillip over 2 years

Uniting Church, Australia

Review and analysis of agency and associated church council survey and facilitate workshop

Deakin University

Research Fellow, ARC Grant: Professional Development for International Staff at VET Providers


Preparation of policy guide and advice on governance matters

City of Monash

Mentor senior officer

Camcare Inc

Board Evaluation

Victoria University

Preparation of a strategic plan for the Faculty of Business and Law

Headway Victoria

Strategic Planning and Team Building Day