Francine Paton

Trusted Adviser, Facilitator and Coach. Strategic change and leadership focus.

Strategic design and delivery of initiatives which support future business success, with a focus on clear goals and effective leadership, is the work I do. I bring extensive experience, energy and agility, and ensure measurable outcomes. I provide services at an individual, team and organisational level.

My work has taken me into the Financial, Utilities, Professional Services, Government, Not for profit and Education sectors. Places I have worked at include: Westpac, Allianz, QBE, NAB, Telstra, Sydney Water, Indonesian Ministry of Finance & PriceWaterhouse Coopers (Jakarta), The Smith Family, Sydney City Mission and Catholic Education Office.

The informal me

  • • The youngest of my three children loves that I play soccer with him – even though I recently kicked the ball into my own eye when being goalie, breaking my glasses. My older two teenagers tolerate my behaviour on and off the field.
  • • I read books like “Your brain at work” by David Rock when sitting in bed on a Saturday night. Fortunately, my husband doesn’t mind.
  • • I had put myself through teachers’ college largely funded by wedding singing. These days, I enjoy being a member of a fabulous gospel choir called the Honeybees.
  • • I’ll camp under most conditions, as long as I have a blow-up mattress to sleep on.
  • • If there were two of me (and unlimited finances), one of me would spend a lot more time traveling the world!
  • • I respect people more than I respect hierarchy.
  • • I am more embracing of life’s challenges these days, and very grateful for my lot in life.

Leadership roles

• Future Capability Adviser; National Training Manager; Senior Manager, Capability Team; Change Manager; Leadership Development Consultant; GM Client Services; Executive Recruiter; Organisational Development Consultant.
• 2017 Member of Mindful Leadership Forum Advisory Team, Wakeup & The Eventful Group -attended Forum 2015-1016. Also on Speaker list.

Qualifications & Accreditations

• Master of Commerce (Major: Employment Relations); Teaching Diploma.
• Design Thinking Intermediate Credential; Brain-Based Coaching Certificate; Coach Mentoring Pathway Program; Occupational Personality Questionnaire (CEB); DiSC; 360 feedback facilitation

Recent Conference attendance

• 2017: World Business Forum, Sydney • 2017: Growth Mindset and Performance Management, David Rock, Founder Neuroleadership Institute
• 2017: Future Workforce, Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School
• 2015: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), OpenGround
• 2015: Search Inside Yourself, developed at Google and now offered globally to corporations & public.