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SLP 45: Leading With Grace And Grit with Jeanette Allom-Hill

Episode 45
02, Feb, 2021
}71 Minutes

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“My nickname for many many many years professionally from one of my managers a lifetime ago, she said to me, ‘You are marshmallow covered steel!’ I love that! I talk very much about that ability to be a brave leader, but a brave leader with heart. So I think it’s balancing the authenticity of who we are as women and being proud of that. I think as a woman, when I sit at a board table and I’m the only woman you know, on a very senior team, I am proud of what I bring to the table. Of the diversity of thought, of the diversity of mind. I am in such awe and honour of my gut. And the feeling that I get about things that gives me the wisdom. But I’m also very conscious to make sure that I am seen to be able to deliver. I remember I had a manager who said to me, ‘Just because everybody likes you doesn’t mean you are good at what you do.’ And I said to him, ‘Well actually it’s because everybody likes me that I’m good at what I do.’ Jeanette Allom-Hill

You are going to be blown away by this week’s podcast with the one and only Jeanette Allom-Hill who is the 2020 Telstra Business Woman of the year. A podcast where this stunning woman shares her story with such vulnerability and strength, and such grace and grit. Her personal story is one of resilience and recovery and as a student of change, you will find her story moving and powerful.

Jeanette is a results-driven leader and brings years of experience in developing, designing, and executing complex Transformation initiatives.

She has worked in the private sector for over 15 years holding senior roles in Optus, NBN and Microsoft.  Over the last 12 years she has dedicated her career to the public sector as a transformation expert, having held senior roles in NSW Treasury, working with the Secretary and in NSW Transport, being accountable to the Minister’s office for Customer experience.

Jeanette established and chaired the community of change professional for the NSW public sector that set the standard for government change management practice. Jeanette has also spent two years in top tier consulting with Boston Consulting Group as an advisor in implementation and sustainable change, working across multiple federal and state government organisations with senior leadership teams and ministers.

Jeanette recently held the role of Chief Operations Officer for the Sunshine Coast Council, managing just over 2,300 employees with an organisational budget of $848 million.

She is currently consulting into Federal government implementing the Australian Public Sector reforms for Prime Minister and Cabinet.

In 2020 Jeanette was awarded the Telstra Businesswomen of the Year for the Public sector and Academia She has recently accepted a consulting role with Prime Minister and Cabinet and joined the NFP charity, No More Fake Smiles, and the Sunshine Coast Business Women’s network as a member of the board.

Jeanette describes herself as a brave leader with heart who leads with grace and grit and lives a life of wholehearted job.

In the Self Love Podcast she shares her personal and professional story.

As Brene Brown says so eloquently, “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.”

Jeanette believes you can hold yourself back or heal yourself back together. Just stand up. Marvel at your life. Know how to respond, recover and thrive. Visualise standing in front of the fire. See the darkness, know there is light at the end of the tunnel. Make that decision and just show up.

Jeanette shares her vulnerabilities around parenting and her relationship and her work.

She said her big learning is to be kind, be a good leader, be brave with heart and keep safe.

The behaviour you walk past is the behaviour you accept.

Leadership is about being authentic and real, being brave with heart, having grace and grit and to speak up.

Brene Brown says “Integrity is choosing courage over comfort. You choose what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. And you choose to practice your values rather than simply professing them.”

Jeanette mentions the book ‘Plan B’ by Sheryl Sandberg and quotes her, “You are not born with a fixed amount of resiliency. Like a muscle, you can build it, and draw on it when you need it.”

Her advice is to take time to heal, ask how you feel. How can you be unified as a family? Sleep in, relax, read a book. It’s ok to let yourself rest. Lean into joy. Brene Brown says,  ‘Now I can lean into joy, even when it makes me feel tender and vulnerable.

Her final quote is

“Do not choose the lesser life. do you hear me. do you hear me. choose the life that is. yours. the life that is seducing your lungs. that is dripping down your chin.”  ― Nayyirah Waheed

If you would like to follow Jeanette go to:

Web:  https://jeanetteallomhill.com.au/

No More Fake Smiles: https://www.nomorefakesmiles.com.au/
 

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