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Heather-Jane Gray, Chief Executive/ Program Director, Harkness Fellow, Churchill Fellow, Fellow (Cert. Practitioner) AHRI, ICF MCC

FCPHR, MBA, DMS, RN, Post Grad Health Econ, Credentialed Prof Supervisor (AAoS), ICF MCC Mentor Coach, Certified Executive Coach with Cert IV & Diploma Business Coaching, Coach U Clinic Facilitator, Post Grad Master Practitioner NLP (Timelines & Hypnotherapy)
Certified Health & Wellbeing (H&W) Coach using Neuroscience Tools for High Performance e.g. Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (MiCBT), Multiple Brain Integration Techniques (MBiT/mBraining), EQ & Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ)™, Neurozone™
Certified Human Synergistics LSI I & II + GSI™, TCL™, 4-D Systems (NASA HPT), WIAL Cert Action Learning Team Coach (CALC), WBECS Cert in Great Coaching & Accelerating Coaching Excellence (Goldsmith, MCC/Peterson, MCC), Systemic Intelligence (Moving Questions)

Heather-Jane created Synergy Global in 1996, after a successful career in the NHS (UK). She began as an RN & led effective change as an Exec Director, CEO & Senior Policy Analyst/Strategic Planner. As the only female Director of King’s College Hospital, she led Clinical Care, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) & Corporate Communications, whilst championing Diversity, Health Promotion, Governance & Risk, Systems Thinking & Process Improvement for more patient-centred cultural change in the context of a VUCA World. Hospitals, like most organisations are highly political & complex eco-systems that require sensitive Consulting, Facilitation & Executive Coaching… & why she’s selected for APSC/VPSC SES, VLA, VAGO, NDIS, CSIRO & TEQSA Executive Coaching to Band 3.

Awarded a Harkness Fellowship for exceptional achievement in the field of health/social care, organisational development & change leadership, she was based @ the Haas Business School, UC Berkeley, CA, where she researched Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change, working as an OD Consultant to Fortune 100 firms/networks across USA.

In 1999, Heather-Jane was honoured as a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley USA, & also won a Churchill Fellowship, researching the development of Successful Virtual Teams (UK/AUS/NZ). As a published author, she enjoys speaking on a variety of topics & remains a passionate change catalyst/Non Exec on Not-for Profit Boards. She has also received awards for leadership & creativity/innovation from the Royal College of Nursing, EU Institute of Health Service Managers, Mercury Communications, NatWest Bank, UK & Walt Disney World.

OD & Executive Development Program Design Expertise focused around 6 themes:
blackVision/Strategy Clarification; People-centred Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change in a VUCA World
blackExecutive Coaching for Behavioural Change; Developing High Performing (often Virtual) Teams
blackCommunications & Conflict Resolution, plus Personal, Team & Organisational Effectiveness for Innovation
blackLean Simplification/System Optimisation; Energising & empowering people for effective Action Orientation
blackStakeholder Engagement, Motivation & HR/OD Issues, including Creative Conflict/Performance Management
blackWomen in Leadership Programs; also helping Young People succeed with passion & skill in their careers

Heather-Jane has worked in Public Health as the Chief Executive of the National Sports Medicine Institute a NfP which promotes safer exercise - from local participants to elite athletes. As part of this role she also managed the largest Sports Medicine Library in the EU; Corporate Governance; & contributed to London’s successful Olympic bid (2012).

Whilst she’s a generalist, for the last 30yrs she’s focused on Values-based Leadership & Cultural Change – engaging & motivating teams to bring alive organisational values behaviourally. This means an evidence-based & more sustainable approach – co-created with key stakeholders - making effective use of limited energy, time, & resources. As CEO she’s accountable for Program Design, Corporate Governance, Quality Improvement & Strategic Integration, ensuring all projects add value, with meaningful metrics to prove Return on Investment (RoI), plus great client service.

She has Dual Citizenship (EU/AUS) & lives in VIC, AUS. She’s an Ex Director International Coach Federation (ICF) at State, National & International levels; current Board Director of WIAL; a qualified Peer Mentor Coach/Professional Supervisor & she runs a successful Graduate Finishing School - mentoring young Masters’ Students, to help them to become more employable. Heather-Jane remains passionate about leveraging wisdom to make the world a better place…
She loves nature, walking, golf, diving, skiing, music, travel & The Arts.

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