Monica Redden

Managing Director

Monica Redden is a seasoned management consultant who can bring her hard-earned wisdom to help leaders work through organisation issues. She has undertaken a range of projects in Australia and internationally and has learned that clients are best served by making the effort to drill down into what is really going on deep in the organisation before suggesting a program or solution.

This shouldn’t have been a surprise, but in company after company she keeps rediscovering the fundamental importance of effective management and leadership. Organisations are vulnerable if managers and leaders are not enabled to perform at their best, yet many organisations overlook training and coaching as part of their development. With her kitbag of knowledge Monica designs energizing and practical customized leadership development programs to give them the help they need to be their best.

Monica’s approach flows from her finding that planning and working together is key to achieving meaningful results. This belief in collaboration is backed-up by research that consistently indicates improved outcomes are directly linked to the level of engagement of employees. One of the main benefit of this ‘let’s work together’ approach is the confidence clients feel after the project, they know they can move things forward on their own.

Monica has an interesting and extensive network of professional collaborators around the world. In particular her business partners in Denmark and Canada have been amazing sources of insight.

In her personal life, Monica makes furniture with recycled timber and loves her shed in the back yard! She associates her furniture making with the work she does with managers and leaders; that of working with seasoned and purposeful timber that is a bit tired and can do with a little shaping and nourishment to create beautiful and useful outcomes.

Monica Redden Profile of Clients

Management and Leadership programs
ACT Corrections, Canberra ACT
Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Australia
CAVAL, Victoria
Clare Valley Toyota, South Australia
Flinders University-International program-Leadership and Gender Equity, Indonesia
Institute of Urban Indigenous Health, Brisbane
Melaleuca Refugee Centre, Darwin
Monash University, Victoria
Rapid Results Institute, USA & Zimbabwe
RMIT University, Victoria
SA Medical Health Research Institute (SAMHRI), South Australia
Sacred Heart College Middle School, South Australia
State Library Queensland
Thomas Moore College, South Australia
University of Technology, Hong Kong – consortium of university libraries
University of Technology, Sydney-High Potential Regional SME Networks, Australia

Organisational Management and Development Projects
ADI, ship building, New South Wales
Baulderstone Construction Engineering, Sydney
Child Protection Services, South Australia
Department of Health, South Australia
Department of Housing, South Australia
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, South Austrlia
Environment Protection Authority, South Australia
FPA, New South Wales
Lady Gowrie Children’s Services, New South Wales
Lighthouse Disability, South Australia
Lizard Drinking Consultancy, South Australia
Minerals Energy Division, State Development, South Australia
NRM Board Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges
Primary Industries and Regions, South Australia
Royal Flying Doctors, Australia
Salisbury City Council, South Australia
Sydney Water, New South Wales
Tea Tree Gully City Council, South Australia
Telstra, Australia
The South Australian Museum
Transfield Engineering, New South Wales
Women and Children’s Hospital
Women’s Health Statewide, South Australia

Registered Preferred Provider
Attorney General Department, South Australia
Austrade, Canberra, ACT

Qualifications
Master of Public Health, University of Adelaide, visiting scholar at Hong Kong University
Bachelor of Arts, Recreation, University of South Australia
Registered Mediation Practitioner, Resolution Institute

Professional Associations
International Leadership Association
Academy of Management
Australian Facilitators Network
Resolution Institute

Conference Presentations & papers
Australian experience of CoachingOurselves. CoachingOurselves Reflections Conference, Montreal, Canada. Sept 2014.

Leadership Development Approaches in Corrections. Co presented with Ole Ingstrup and Paul Crookall. International Corrections and Prisons Association, Melbourne 2014.

Conundrums of Leadership in Corrections. Co presented with Ole Ingstrup and Paul Crookall. International Corrections and Prisons Association, Bucharest, Romania, 2016.

Finding the Archetypal Voice of Leaders. Joint workshop with Frankie Armstrong. The Art of Management & Organization, Bled, Slovenia, 20016.

CoachingOurselves Topic: Gender Inclusive Leadership.