Attracting and Retaining Talented People.

Most businesses understand that that this is the lifeblood of their success.

After all, without people, most businesses can’t function.

And without talented people, most businesses can’t compete.


17 years working in, for and with the professional services industry (including 14 years sitting on the other side of the table in recruitment and coaching) has taught me that one crucial element is missing from this equation.

To retain your talented people, you also have to ENGAGE them and INVEST in them and their career.

We all know there is a big push by organisations to attract, retain and promote more women to senior positions.

The question is this – how do you create an environment where those talented women feel emotionally engaged in what they do – where they are given the support and training to make sure they succeed when they do reach those senior positions?

One of the key elements in doing this successfully is creating a community where women are able to feel part of the organisation, and, ultimately, of something bigger than themselves.

The Power Of Potential programs are designed to assist you in creating, building and developing that community, through training, mentoring and events that provide your women with relevant and unique professional and personal development opportunities.


belinda I“Fiona’s involvement in a new component of our Diversity program was highly valuable and spot on. From the start, Fiona understood the objectives and worked in partnership with us, her expertise and experience shone through. During the session, Fiona built rapport quickly with what can sometimes be a tough audience. The feedback from the session is overwhelmingly positive.”

Belinda Imani, HR Manager, Herbert Smith Freehills




As a result of implementing The Power of Potential Program, your organisation will benefit from having employees who are:

  • More engaged and productive
  • Trained in essential skills such as communication, presentation, and effective management
  • Clear on their strengths and how to use them every day to enhance their performance
  • More able to exercise their influence, hence contribute more to the organisation
  • Clear on their personal brand, and how to use that for the benefit of the organisation
  • More likely to remain with the organisation

 Your organisation will also benefit from:

  • External recognition as an employer of choice for women, assisting with recruitment of top talent in your industry
  • Harnessing a female talent pipeline for the future
  • Retaining key women following maternity leave

sharleneI attended the Law Society of NSW CPD course “Return to Work Workshop – Practical workshop for new parents and parents to be” presented by Fiona. It was excellent. Fiona provided many useful strategies and forms that highlighted how focussed preparation before going leave can assist in an easier return to work. For me the most valuable part of the course was the high level, open and honest discussion facilitated by Fiona. I highly recommend the course to any soon to be parent – or any partner in any firm looking for ways to successfully engage working parents. Sharlene Wellard, Partner, Piper Alderman, Sydney



To discuss how the Power of Potential program can work for your organisation, contact me on 1300 051 112 or fill out the contact form below and I’ll be in touch shortly to arrange a free consultation to discuss your needs.