Background and Experience

Jenni has extensive experience in organisational Information Technology over the past 20 years with a background spanning from highly technical roles through to human resource management. She brings insight and humanity into the work she does for organisations.

Jenni joined the Nab (National Australia Bank) as a junior technician and worked through various roles within Technology - analysis, systems programming, testing and portfolio office. She became very interested in people leadership and managed a number of technical teams and projects. She has worked also worked in Europe and North America.

While at Nab, she also gained experience in Human Resources specifically in the areas of Organisational Development, Learning and Development and Workforce Management. She was responsible for large scale recruitment of contract and permanent staff including graduate recruitment and management. Since leaving Nab she has continued to work in large corporate companies in a combination of IT and HR management roles.

Having seen first hand the strain people often work under in large companies, Jenni developed an interest in Health and Wellbeing with a view towards roles that encompass a more humanistic direction and which help people’s overall wellbeing. She completed a Diploma in Health Sciences (Holistic Kinesiology) and uses her knowledge of the wisdom behind enduring eastern philosophies (and Traditional Chinese Medicine) to coach and mentor people within the workplace.

Career Highlights

  • Working with a small consultancy team at Armaguard as a Testing subject matter expert accountable for delivery of a customized Cash Management System
  • Consulting as Training Manager for a major SAP roll out at  Glaxo Smith Kline which involved a major organizational restructure of all roles within the Commercial arm of the Australian and New Zealand company and appropriate retraining of new job roles
  • Working in a blended IT and HR role within Telstra’s Infrastructure Delivery team – managing process improvement, providing HR counsel, delivering a major recruitment drive aimed at building the team size and experience levels to cope with Telstra’s Transformation initiative between 2007 – 2009
  • Managing and developing teams of 30+ people from highly technical consultants through to graduates in their first placement
  • Project managing Nab’s IT Remuneration process by collaborating with market matching experts, researching budgetary constraints, proposing clear written guidelines and chairing management reviews for customers. Project delivered within budget and tight timeframe

Expertise

  • Leading 32 staff (directly reporting to her) in a challenging corporate technology environment
  • Assessment and selection of staff for technical and managerial positions
  • Performance coaching, mentoring and management
  • People management
  • Tactical and cyclical HR processes
  • Working with technical people in non technical ways to allow a culture that encompasses true diversity
  • Building up new teams and encouraging collaboration amongst technical competitive groups

Accreditation and Qualifications

  • Professional accreditation in the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) & Step II Expanded Interpretive Report - Accredited through Australian Psychologists Press
  • Pario Professional (PRISM) - Accredited by Pario Innovations
  • The Universal Hierarchy of Motivation (UHM) Professional - Accredited Coach through MarkTwo Consulting
  • Certificate IV Assessment & Workplace Training - POCHI
  • Unconscious Bias - Trained by Human Facets
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Trained by Covey Leadership Centre
  • Diploma in Health Sciences (Holistic Kinesiology) - College of Complementary Medicine
  • Level 2 First Aid - Origin Training Solutions