Kerry Grace is known for her authentic approach and ability to get things done in regional communities.
Kerry has worked as a trusted senior regional leader in the role of Director of Regional Development for Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast (2016-2023). She has also delivered many projects for all levels of government for small regional communities over the past two decades.
A passionate regional Australian she learned from a very young age that many skills are required to enable the social change she is passionate about, the most important one being the ability to build trust.
Impact facilitator, MC & community advisor
Like many entrepreneurs Kerry is multi-skilled with skills ranging from community and economic development, writing and community engagement to business management and enterprise development.
Through her decades in the workforce Kerry has honed a unique mix of practical skills, connections, deep understanding and abilities which make her a sought after person for facilitation, MC and community advisory services.
Kerry works with clients at every level of government, not for profits, Aboriginal Corporations and Corporates. At the heart of her work she thoroughly believes in healthy and sustainable regional communities. The methodologies surrounding the delivery of this goal vary.
Kerry has tertiary qualifications in business (marketing and tourism), life coaching and adult education and is also a graduate of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and the Social Impact Hub’s Fellowship.
A Regional Australian
Kerry worked in the corporate world with a focus on advertising, marketing and business services through the early years of her career then transitioned to adult education where she enjoyed over a decade as vocational education teacher, then a senior business development team member for TAFE NSW. Through this time she grew her business Evolve Group Network which has served the regional Australian communities for almost 20 years.
Kerry lives in the Mid North Coast of NSW. She is mum to three grown up kids and has a quirky collection of pets including alpacas. Like many regional kids of the time Kerry left home soon after completing her HSC. She returned home in 2003 to raise her family. Kerry established Evolve Network in 2003 as a means of balancing her growing family and a flexible way to make a living in a small town. The business always set out to achieve social impact and through the years it most certainly has.
Once upon a time Kerry Grace was an ‘accidental leader’.
She describes this phase as a time of overcoming the ‘tall poppy’ syndrome that had plagued her younger life. Something that Kerry admits held her back for many years.
Still, Kerry rose above her earlier challenges and now mentors regional leaders through her writing and public speaking.
Through her life and career experiences Kerry continues to demonstrate integrity, passion, and love of what she does.
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Would you like to work with Kerry?
If you would like to work with Kerry, require more information or simply wish to touch base and connect, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Kerry is always looking to broaden her network as well as answer questions that potential clients might have.