Do you sometimes think: How do I get the team to work more effectively? How can I develop my people to take responsibility? How do we get real change happening?

These questions are sometimes best answered by having time out with a trusted advisor. Kate has a PhD in Psychology; she is well qualified to provide individual counselling, mentoring and support to your senior staff and Board members. Sometimes it is good to talk with someone who knows the ropes, can provide practical, non-judgemental support and is not caught up in the issues of your workplace. Executive coaching, supervision and mentoring are useful professional development tools.kate in action 2

Kate can help you to uncover the source of tension, conflict or apathy and suggest ways to overcome them. She offers support to leaders and aspiring leaders. She can work with teams or with individuals. She is a highly experienced facilitator and collaborator. With Kate on your side, you have trusted, honest and confidential support.

Previous work

Dempsey, K (2014) ‘Is Ambition a Dirty Word?’ Facilitation of conference session. LGPro Local Government Women's Professional Development Forum. Session at 3.00pm Thursday 30th July 2014. Local Government Professional Officers Association.

Dempsey, K (2010) ‘Broadening your Credentials: How to get ahead in management’ Presentation to the LGPro Local Government Women's Professional Development Forum: Session at 2.30pm on Thursday 29 July 2010. Local Government Professional Officers Association

Dempsey, K (2008) ‘Running Dead: Encouraging Participation’ in The Board Doctor: Expert Diagnosis for Board and Committee Ills. Our Community. Melbourne Australia.

toyotaDempsey, K (2008) ‘Coaching in Depth’ Book Review. Group Facilitation: A Research and Applications Journal, Issue 8.

Dempsey, K (1993a) Memorandum of Understanding: Hobson's Bay Consortium. Prepared for RMIT on behalf of the Hobson's Bay Open Learning Centre Consortium.

Dempsey, K (2009) ‘Co-Operating in A Competitive World: Tales Of Success And Struggle From The Coalface’ Presentation to the NCVER ‘No Frills’ Conference Ballarat 8th July 2009

Dempsey, K (2006) ‘Are CEOs walking the talk?' LGMA Managers' Resource Book 2006, published by Indigo Arch Pty Ltd for Local Government Managers Australia, May 2006.

Dempsey, K (2004) ‘Where to from here: Careers for Social Researchers’, Postgraduate Day, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 2004, Beechworth.

I was privileged to have someone as knowledgeable and as experienced as Kate Dempsey for my mentor. She is an open and honest communicator. Kate was not afraid to make alternative suggestions or recommendations in a way that was not invasive.

Bronnie Walsh, Founder, Port Phillip Bicycle User Group

I am a passionate advocate of the values of collaboration above competition. Kate’s work with VTI has promoted such collaboration. I believe Kate has made a distinguished contribution to international education, in particular in promoting the interests of the vocational education sector.

Sue Blundell, Executive Director English Australia