Activate #3 - Session three blog
Written by: Mukesh Jalwal
We continued our leadership journey by listening to passionate
leaders on strength-based leadership.
Beth Davis, with over 10 years of experience in Sports and
Entertainment field, and Lucy O'Reilly, with a variety of roles in
various leadership positions, facilitated a very constructive panel
discussion. They explored leadership in depth and shared their
professional history - including how Committee for
Geelong'sActivateLeadership Program helped them get to where they
Then, Paige Williams from PosPro, a keynote speaker with
extensive senior management experience and passion about creating
positive organisational cultures explained how to live an authentic
life by knowing, focusing and being clear on your own strengths.
She delivered a very effective and engaging presentation on
Later, Phil Clohesy, General Manager of the Royal Geelong Yacht
Club, presented on his leadership journey from a young age. He
talked about the pursuit of his passions, the importance of
continuous learning and shared his overall leadership style. He
also shared his pearls of wisdom and explained various different
In the end, the three key takeaways for the group were to:
- Look at positives.
- Continuously learn through formal and informal methods and
- The importance of stepping back and looking at the dance floor
from the balcony.