YCHQ Radio with Sandra Wood
Sandra Wood is a Leadership & People Management Expert. With over 20 years experience in HR and management development, and being well known as an expert facilitator, speaker, trainer and coach, Sandra has become the advisor businesses, CEOs and leaders turn to for expert advice on developing people within organisations to create a culture of success and drive growth and financial performance.
But Sandra’s path to the top of her game has not always been an easy one.
After establishing a successful restaurant in her early 20’s, Sandra found herself facing the challenge of a failed marriage, dissolving a business and having to re-invent her career while juggling the demands of being a single parent with two young sons. And yet, through determination, an unwavering commitment to provide for her young family and a sense of possibility for the future, Sandra took on the demands of full time work, full time parenting and part time study to complete her Degree; beginning a career in corporate Human Resources Management and setting her on a path that would see her gain extensive HR and organizational development experience and hold senior management positions in both the private and public sectors, culminating in a HR Directors role in an international Chartered Accounting firm.
But with the demands of corporate life leaving little in the way of time for her growing boys, Sandra knew her biggest challenge was still to come. And so, in 2001, Sandra left her job and established her own Management Consultancy. She describes this experience as “freefall”, like jumping off a cliff as it was a big risk and venturing into a whole new world where her livelihood was now totally up to her.
Since then Sandra has flourished and become known for her abilities in developing people, helping them to see their strengths and leverage them to create greatness in their lives and in the lives of people around them.
National and International companies as well as government organisations regularly seek her out to speak to their teams, facilitate their training and to help their people grow and achieve their potential. It’s her expertise, guidance and wisdom that regularly results in her course participants being independently assessed as being in the top 10% of their Senior Executive peers.
As a guest speaker and article contributor, Sandra provides insight and expertise to numerous international and national organisations such as CPA Australia and AIPM (Australian Institute of Project Management), while also writing about Leadership and People Management in her own blog and newsletter.
Sandra is passionate about helping organizations and people achieve their potential to reach higher levels of performance and satisfaction in their roles. She is on a mission to increase the skills of as many managers and leaders as possible and believes that the more GREAT Managers there are in the world the better our businesses, organizations and economies will perform.
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