Managing Director, Being Human Pty Ltd and leading facilitator in change management
Catherine Smithson is a leading facilitator, educator and consultant in change management.
She combines hands-on experience as a senior manager and a consultant with an in-depth understanding of international best practices and benchmarking research.
Catherine has a Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management in the University of NSW. She also has a Master of Arts, a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education.
Her career highlights include senior management roles in corporate communications, with 3M Australia and Burson-Marsteller. She has also held senior organisational change roles with Monier Roofing/CSR Limited and ING Australia.
Catherine established Being Human Pty Ltd in 1993 and since then has worked successfully with in a wide range of public and private sector organisations.
Catherine’s style is down-to-earth, engaging and focussed on results. She communicates successfully with people at all levels and functions in the organisation, from senior management to front line staff.
She has presented Leadership Programs for major business schools including the Australian Graduate School of Management and the University of Technology, Sydney. She has also lectured on post-graduate programs including the Master of Business Administration Programs and the AGSM’s Graduate Certificate in Change Management. She is also an author of curriculum materials for both programs.
Catherine also presents regularly at national and international conferences on change, leadership and organisational effectiveness.
Catherine’s professional accreditations include: Prosci Certified Practitioner, Prosci ECM Boot Camp, Prosci Certified Instructor, Emotional Competence Inventory, Discovery Learning’s Change Style Indicator, DISC, Human Synergistics Life Styles Inventory (LSI) and Group Styles Inventory (GSI), Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Professional Development Certificate in Coaching Practice and Training from Sydney University.