About Kerry Grace
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 operating her own business (Evolve Group Network) for almost two decades. Evolve provides community and economic development services for all levels of government, not for profits and Aboriginal corporations. Through these experiences she’s demonstrated the integrity, passion, and love of what she does.
In 2021 Kerry is working as the Director of Regional Development for Regional Development Australia Mid North Coast and Norfolk Island and the founder and CEO of Evolve Group Network (est 2004).
Kerry’s work focuses on empowering the accidental leaders who (as Kerry believes) are the glue that truly keep our communities together.
With a strong consultancy background she has worked with all levels of government, not for profits and Aboriginal corporations. She is often called upon for her facilitation skills to moderate pathways forward for contentious and complex issues.
Kerry has tertiary qualifications in business (marketing and tourism), and additional qualifications in life coaching and adult education.
Writer and speaker: Kerry writes and speaks on building sustainable communities through listening, capacity development and collaboration; thriving in challenging times and; adapting for an uncertain future.
Key notes (2022):
- Building lasting capacity in your community
- Activating accidental leaders
- REAL collaboration to solve your region’s biggest problems
Community strategist: To solve the biggest problems in your community you need not only a map, but also the tools to move into action. Kerry can support your community to address your challenges and reach for your goals no matter how big the hurdles are.
Facilitator: Having facilitated her share of contentious activities Kerry is well versed in working with crowds of 5-150 people to develop cohesive and robust solutions to the most difficult issues faced in any community.
MC: Kerry regularly hosts community and corporate events. Her presentation style is informal, entertaining and thought provoking – never boring.