Caddie’s experience spans a variety of industry sectors including corporate, government, health and education.
Caddie’s previous roles included; CEO of the Hunter Rural Division of General Practice, Manager of Executive and Corporate Programs at the Newcastle University’s Graduate School of Business and Change Manager at the Lake Macquarie City Council amongst others.
Caddie’s work with the University of Newcastle has spanned a period of 28 yrs, teaching post-graduate and undergraduate programs for the Faculty of Business and Law and Faculty of Health including Coordinator of Mental Health Literacy and Mental Health First Aid Programs.
Caddie currently lectures into the Master of Business Administration program (Health Services Management) at Federation University Brisbane and works as a casual Registered Mental Health Nurse. As part of her work portfolio she has been the Director and Manager of a private company involved in organisational training, development and education for 18 years.
For the formative years within the Company her corporate work was predominantly around leadership, business management conflict resolution, mediation, customer service, strategic planning and communication. Following her introduction to Mental Health First Aid in 2008, Caddie decided to combine her background in business management with her mental health experience to provide workplace and community education and training in these areas.
She is passionate about the subject area and seeks to make a tangible difference to the way people deal with mental health issues within and outside their workplace. She has now delivered over 100 MHFA courses across Australia. Topic areas within the mental health and wellness programs generally include stress, mindfulness, performance management, WHS, Mental Health First Aid (Adult and Youth) and resilience.
Caddie’s approach is enthusiastic, flexible, and open-minded. She is an experienced motivational trainer and educator delivering interactive sessions based on adult learning principles.
Caddie has completed projects and programs in the following areas:
- Business Management and Planning
- Change Management
- Conflict Resolution and Negotiation
- Community Consultations
- Commercial Mediation
- Corporate Governance
- Emotional Intelligence
- Management Competency Assessments
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Public Hearings
- Sales and Customer Service
- Strategic Planning
- Stress Management
- Skills Audits
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Training Needs Analysis