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“Managing the marketing and strategic directions of a business employing over 100 people means competing demands are a daily reality for me and my staff. These demands can be personally and professionally divisive. Working with Louise Bricknell has allowed me to:
- develop valuable resources that have enabled me to understand my decision making process – personally and professionally
- bring creative solutions to structural problems
- become more resilient and work more intuitively – in all areas of my life
- increased my confidence and motivation to reach my potential
- develop a strong framework to review, evaluate and align my professional and personal directions
- embrace change – whatever it brings.
Louise is very engaging to work with: highly creative, a great communicator and motivator. She is supportive yet challenging, and has the ability to link and work with any information, problem, context – quickly and insightfully. Louise is professional in every way. She is great thinker and life coach – and a lot of fun.”
Dorothee Buhmann (MBA)
Managing Director, Buhmann Pac Solutions [www.buhmann.com]
“ You amaze me! Your work with deliberate creativity is insightful to say the least and a great platform from which to inspire and challenge Economics and Finance students to think out of the square and combine deliberateness with creativity. Your ability to apply it to the operations side of a business and student learning is exceptional. I’m taking your ideas back to Colorado!”
Adjunct Professor [MBA, Entrepreneurship Programs] University of Colorado.
“It is not always easy to be able to get a sense of what you do and how this impacts upon others, working with Louise Bricknell made this implicit information explicit. This was profoundly useful to me, particular gains include: working in different ways, maintaining my creative integrity (I am a designer) while meeting KPI’s and other professional appraisal measurements, developing my confidence to ‘fail-fast’, aligning my personal values and professional attributes – giving me a much clearer sense of purpose in all areas of my life.”
Lisa Edlund Tjernberg-Knott,
Director Hoj Apparel
I have had the pleasure of working with Louise Bricknell on a number of occasions. Each of these was significant in that they were ‘out of comfort zone experiences’ for students and most staff. Louise assisted in developing these experiences, in particular, she designed a Leading and Learning experience for Year 9 students.
Louise’s idea was to bring the school’s mission statement to life during a week long mountain bike adventure in the Victorian High Country. It was a creative endeavour with positive results.
Each student left the adventure with explicit insights into how they learnt and how they led. Moreover, they left with a visual recollection of these experiences - via a DVD they made with Louise.
The project was very well received by the school, students and parents, and a great experience for everyone involved in it. . It highlighted Louise’s:
- abilities to create ideas and bring them to life;
- capacity for sheer hard work over an extended period of time;
- personality. She turns everything into an opportunity and embraces it with a smile.
ex. Senior Teacher, Melbourne Grammar School.
“Thank you for all your hard work. The students and staff love having you around and so do I. We have always been so happy with the work you do with our students, in particular we are impressed with: the amount of time and care you gave to the students; your ability to adapt to each group and to tune into the needs of individual students in sometimes short time periods; the sense of fun you bring to everything and everyone; your patience, and the creative way you support each student to excel in their own way. That is very impressive.”
Head of Outdoor Education, Tintern Schools
“It is a privilege to write a reference for Dr. Louise Bricknell, matched only by the privilege it is to work with her: creative, innovative- a forward thinker who is academically rigorous. There is nothing Dr. Bricknell cannot do, and do well. Her tenacity to finish projects, often working against the odds, is inspiring. The most contentious and challenging of situations she handles with grace and ease. A skilled communicator she is adept at supporting others to look at things differently. A rare individual, especially as she does all this and more with a great sense of fun and humility. A joy to work with.”
Professor Elaine Martin
(Director Educational Program Improvement Group, RMIT University, retired)
“The staff, students and myself would like to offer you a big thanks for all you have done. It is wonderful to hear Fine Art students talk about structure so enthusiastically – and that is down to you. When you started you mentioned, humbly, that you knew nothing about art – yet you have taught us all so much. The learning and thinking pathways you supported each student to embrace – using their individual pieces of artwork – was creative work at its best. You started exactly where they were – their art; you helped them to understand where they were, and how they got there – how they created. You did it all with a smile. We look forward to working – or rather creating – with you again.”
Department Head, Fine Art (Sculptor) RMIT University.
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