Michele Konrad

Michele Konrad

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Michele is a highly effective project manager with a track record of success in remote and challenging operational environments. She has a pragmatic and effective approach to engaging with organisations to transform results and build capability. Michele is also a storyteller, who draws on creative tools to develop strategic narratives that expand influence and engage support

Influential work

  • Supported a state government environmental department to create a new corporate strategy with a compelling narrative to increase influence, build engagement and clarify strategic direction. Michele led most aspects of the project, including drafting the strategy, refining it with the Executive, and facilitating staff forums with 550 staff from operational and functional teams. To communicate the new strategy to staff, Michele developed a suite of engaging video and narrative materials
  • Provided expert advice to a major Commonwealth agency reviewing its complex contracting portfolio at facilities across Australia on best practice supply chain management, as well as providing capability assessment and development recommendation for operational leaders
  • Developed a ‘Storytelling for Leadership’ workshop for a NSW public service organisation and delivered it to their top 200 leaders, with the materials deployed across the organisation.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous Michele was Head of Supply Chain for Oil Search, and prior to that a member of the field leadership team in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Her experience includes international team leader roles with British Petroleum and Bechtel.

Michele holds Master’s degrees in business and foreign affairs from Georgetown University. She is a member of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and the Project Management Institute (PMI), and is currently completing a Diploma in Project Management.

Michele’s storytelling credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Virginia, the Screenwriting program at New York Film Academy, a Production Certificate from UCLA, and Robert McKee’s iconic Story seminar. She is the co-author of a non-fiction book on the economies of societies in transition.

In her spare time...

Michele enjoys hiking, travelling and adventure; and appreciates the diverse cultural offerings of Sydney.