Stakeholder Engagement Officer – Goondiwindi QLD
In this episode, we welcome Sally Dickinson from Goondiwindi, who loves supporting rural women and the integral role they play in agriculture and rural communities.
Sally Dickinson has worked in the cotton industry in an extension and engagement role for over 8 years. Sally has spent more than 22 years engaging people, facilitating and managing programs, and extending information to rural communities, growers, industry, and government groups to achieve beneficial change.
Sally grew up on the family sheep farm in Central Victoria and it was this love of farming and a rural lifestyle that has seen her career focussed on Sustainable Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, and working with rural communities. Sally is passionate about supporting rural women and the integral role they play in agriculture and rural communities. This has seen Sally on the Wincott committee for 8 years and previously Chair for the last 3 years. Sally is equally passionate about supporting farmers and rural communities to be profitable and sustainable.
After time spent working for State and Local Government in Victoria, Sally then worked in the cotton industry in Northern NSW/Southern QLD and has recently embarked on an exciting and challenging role with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority based in Goondiwindi.
Sally’s top well-being tips:
- Build connections – connections are crucial to our wellbeing. The communities that we are part of are how we connect with ourselves, our relationships, our environment and our activities.
- Make health a priority. Whether it’s just reminding yourself to drink water during the day or going for a regular walk – just make health important.
- Journaling – making it work for you. Writing some things down that you want to work towards that will help keep you on track and help you to think about what you need to do or what you’d like to do to be your best.
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Cynthia is a facilitator, coach, mentor, speaker and author with a passion for personal disruption, neuroscience, positive psychology, courageous conversations, human performance and well-being. Her mantra (taken from the latest neuroscience research) is that “Happier people are higher performing,” and she strives to help leaders and teams achieve this in the workplace
Cynthia is passionate about working with people to develop their life and leadership skills and to increase diversity and participation in decision-making in industry, government and the community. She’s a strong believer in bringing people together to identify issues, exchange ideas and develop solutions that work for them, their business or organisation, their family and community.
Louise Thomson is a confident, courageous, and enthusiastic women who contributes her experience and wisdom to those who aspire to be better leaders. With three decades in leadership positions within corporate Australia, NFPs, and her own Leadership Development Practice, Louise has experienced most situations faced by leaders.
She was once described as an outstanding ‘blank canvas’ facilitator; enabling groups to learn from each other while providing dedicated support and expertise in leadership development. Louise also mentors’ future business leaders, hosts several leadership programs and enjoys the larger audience to present her ideas about how to make leadership easy.