Andrea has an extensive background working across a diverse range of industries in the public and private sectors. Her experience across many diverse contexts, has given her insights to be able to adapt her approach to suit both the needs of the participants and the outcomes which need to be achieved. Andrea is passionate about assisting people to fulfil their potential. She engages and inspires participants with confidence when she facilitates and always seeks to illustrate the practical application of theory to ensure that participants leave training with a variety of skills and tools that are immediately applicable to their job roles and their organisations. She always seeks to create a relaxed and non-judgemental atmosphere in her workshops to facilitate an environment of trust and security to ensure a robust dialogue which is sensitive to the participants in the room.
Her experience in training and development includes numerous training needs analyses, design and delivery of tailored programs, ongoing organisational consulting and development. She has extensive experience facilitating accredited and non-accredited courses.
Andrea has also worked as an Executive Coach to assist leaders to focus improvement efforts, gain support from stakeholders, take action on the best ways to make progress, uncover their potential, transform tough situations and sustain positive behaviour change.
Consulting on training requirements
Coaching services to support training or separately
Development and delivery of customised training programs
Youngcare had been making great progress but the introduction of the NDIS provided a new challenge and opportunity to redirect our vision. As the newly appointed CEO, I wanted to make sure we had the right tools to become effective leaders in this space. Thanks to Andrea’s strategic facilitation we were able to clearly define and create steps to deliver on both short term and long-term objectives. Andrea’s approach was not at all overbearing, she was the catalyst to conversation and provided moments of wisdom to keep us moving forward. Post strategy results were evident in the organisations newly found energy as well as an increase in corporate and donor engagement. I would highly recommend Andrea’s ability to plan and facilitate an effective strategy planning process to help create growth in what you are trying to achieve.
Anthony Ryan, Chief Executive Officer
Andrea was a game changer for the way De Luca considers and executes company strategy, both internally and externally facing. Through Andrea’s facilitated workshop and partnership, she has created a platform for us to develop our leaders and enhance the organisation’s culture. Her hands on approach, clear and direct advice to the Senior Leaders of the business was a breath of fresh air and armed them with the real skills and actions to lead their people to success.
Nic De Luca, Corporate Manager
“ I recently attended the New Supervisor Course conducted by Andrea Kenny. I found the course very rewarding as it built upon my current supervisory skills and gave me new strategies in dealing with subordinate staff that will assist me in succeeding as a Project Finance Team Leader during Kimberly North’s absence on leave for a month in July. The aspects of the course that I found most beneficial were “how to skills” in motivating staff to high achievement, time management of myself and members of my team and dealing with conflict and its resolution. I have no hesitation in recommending the course for other AECOM employees that may undertake supervisory roles in the near future. ”
Kathryn Maher, Project Finance Team Leader, AECOM
“ Andrea is a great facilitator and delivers some programs for both Laing O'Rourke and Red learning & Development. The programs I have utilised Andrea in include Time Management, Communications, Frontline Management modules, Conflict Management, Negotiation Skills and Developing High Performing Teams. I also know Andrea delivers course for AIM and various other providers. ”
John Wood, People Development Manager, Laing O'Rourke Construction
“ I was very grateful for your support and contribution to the important workplace conversations workshops we delivered together last year. Your engaging and enthusiastic style was very well received by the participants and contributed to very positive feedback regarding the sessions. On a personal note, I was very impressed with the professional manner in which you prepared, delivered and responded to the participants around subject matter that can be sensitive. No doubt your ability to communicate with influence and sincerity is a foundation for your work and it was obviously important on this occasion. I look forward to working together again in the future. "
Corey Allen, Constable Development Unit, Qld Police Service Academy
“ I have worked extensively with Andrea Kenny as a consultant and facilitator since 2010. During this time, I have seen her demonstrate facilitation skills across all organisational levels; from unskilled work force to executive level. Andrea has a strong practical understanding of why and how adults learn and change, and this is reflected in her facilitation style. She has the ability to simultaneously support and challenge participants in her program, and facilitates in an interactive and stimulating fashion. Andrea has extensive experience designing course material for adult learners and her content invites learners to apply key principles to their own experience, resulting in a relatable and relevant learning experience. Andrea has diverse industry experience across several sectors and blends this ‘real world’ experience with extensive tertiary qualifications. ”
Don Marshall, Managing Director, Aligned People
“ I have worked with Andrea at the Australian Institute of Management for a number of years. In my role I am responsible for managing the training and development needs of a large number of corporate and government clients. Key to this is ensuring that I engage a consultant / facilitator who engages with the client before, and after the program, as well as delivers on the day. They need to understand the brief thoroughly and the deliver the outcome. This may include the design and development of training materials and resources as well as and providing meaningful feedback and recommendation on the next developmental steps. Andrea is one of my 'go to' consultants as she delivered these attributes time and time again. Clients specifically request Andreas services and I am always thoroughly confident that the client would be delighted and come back asking for more. “
Ray Joyce, Senior Corporate Solutions Manager, Australian Institute of Management
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