Co-Founder & Facilitator at Common Roots
Certified Teacher of Open Floor Movement Practice
Adv. Dip. Group Facilitation at Groupwork Institute
Level 2 Global Rites of Passage Leadership Training with Rites of Passage Institute
B.Eng (Civil) (Hons.) at University of Tasmania
Master of Business Administration at University of Tasmania
I am an energetic, down-to-earth and adaptive group facilitator and teacher, who uses various tools to connect, up-skill and inspire groups, organisations and communities.
With diverse cultural roots, moving and engaging with all types of people has always felt like my home base. I stumbled across my fascination for group dynamics leading poverty awareness campaigns whilst studying engineering at university. I was blown away by the collective wisdom and personal growth cultivated together, as well as getting a lot done! My career path has since enabled me to study and work across Australia, Africa, Europe and the US.
My interest in group facilitation lead me to studying at The Groupwork Institute, in 2013. Since completing this course I have worked as an Associate Facilitator and Trainer for Groupwork Institute, delivering facilitation training and services around Australia and abroad.
Whilst journeying through life, my dance practice has been my richest education, and deepest love. Dance is a place I remember and forget. The space I can let go and fully feel alive, in my body. I have studied conscious dance across the world, and became a certified teacher of the Open Floor Movement Practice in 2016 - an enlivening mindful movement and dance inquiry. I see Open Floor as a catalytic tool to nourish and develop ourselves and our communities. I enjoy regularly teaching classes and workshops in Melbourne and Tasmania. From an engineer to a dance teacher... who would have thought!
I have a deep passion for supporting young people to grow, and co-founded Common Roots with my great mate Jake Potter in 2016 to empower emerging adults through movement-based rites of passage and embodied leadership programs. This body of work is grounded in my experience running programs to over 6,000 youth over the last decade and inspired by the incredible work of Melissa Michaels and Arne Rubinstein.