Rosemary is a powerful community builder and force for good. She is driven by a burning desire to make positive change. Rosemary’s Triple Win Philosophy underpins her work, moving people and organisations from static win-wins to dynamic Triple Wins. Rosemary reconnects thought leaders and conference participants to their Mentor Within. They report feeling validated, invigorated, clear and confident about what they need to do to reach their goals. Rosemary writes as a founding contributor for Smallville, for small business owners who think big. She has completed the Key Person of Influence (now called Dent Global) 40-week business accelerator course for entrepreneurs in Sydney.
Her rich and sometimes surprising journey started as a young social worker in the ganglands and prisons of Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked with diverse groups of people including 100s of thought leaders and social entrepreneurs in Australia, and thousands of criminal justice personnell in a few countries. In her book she documents the importance of the interplay between serendipity, opportunity and choice and how a chance meeting with Nelson Mandela allowed the opportunity to enhance her impact in the field of juvenile justice in South Africa.
From large-scale, disruptive change freeing people from the prisons of their minds by creating small tweaks for big impact, Rosemary changes how effectively people function in their work and how well they can earn. She is known for her excellent facilitation skills and the ability to impart those to others.
Rosemary has developed tools as a mentor and business coach, an expert facilitator, a facilitator trainer, a teacher of tribe building, an engaging speaker, a change-maker, an author, a trainer in coaching and group work, an entrepreneur, a collaborator and an advocate for social justice.
Rosemary is a consummate professional, with a brilliant incisive mind and a really deft touch in delivery. She is also a truly lovely person.
– Debora Price, Professor of Social Gerontology, United Kingdom.
Rosemary has taught dance for many years, and is known to slip it into her work along with her love of walking. Rosemary runs a Global Walking Challenge for women – a themed monthly event in a collaborative community for accountability, affirmation and celebration. She lives with her husband in Sydney, and (at 53) is the mother of a seven year old. Weekends and holidays are dedicated to her son’s passion for transport infrastructure and the family shares a love of public transport systems. Rosemary understands the challenge of needing to be in at least two places at once, and has clarity purpose achieving a great deal by bracketing her time. She proudly calls herself a ‘schooltermpreneur’.
Recent engagements include:
- The School for Social Entrepreneurs (as a facilitator and coach), Sydney
- The Metavision Institute (as a mentor and coach trainer), Bowral
- My Choice Matters (as a facilitator of leadership courses), Coffs Harbour and Sydney
- NICRO (as one of the national directors), South Africa.
Private Health Insurance Intermediaries Association (PHIIA)
Swedish Development Cooperation
Safety, Security and Access to Justice Project (Malawi) with the Department for International Development (DFID) UK
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
The People’s Parliament, Canberra
Spirituality, Leadership and Management Forum. Australia
Gazlam Research and Consulting, South Africa
Department of Criminology, University of Cape Town
Apheda Union Aid Abroad, Australia
Office of the status of Disabled People, Office of the President, South Africa
Royal Netherlands Embassy
University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Idasa Chapter Two Network, South Africa
Cape IT Initiative, Cape Town
Educo, Cape Town
Speaking engagements include:
The Australian Facilitators’ Network ‘The Naked Facilitator’
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (NSW, Australia)
East African Fundraising Network (Mauritius)
Open Society South Africa
Not for Profit Network Australia and New Zealand
International Centre for the Prevention of Crime Towards World Change Conference (Vancouver)
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
Oatley Public School (NSW, Australia).