Michele Konrad

Michele Konrad

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Michele is an experienced leader with a track record of success in remote and challenging operational environments. She has held senior operational and corporate roles in international companies in oil and gas, construction, defence and education. As someone who has ‘been there’, Michele has a pragmatic and effective approach to advising leaders and implementing change. Michele is also a storyteller, experienced in using creative tools to support leadership and transformation.

Influential work

  • Supported a major government agency to create a new corporate strategy with a compelling narrative to increase influence, build engagement and clarify strategic direction
  • Led workshops for 550 staff from a broad range of operational and functional departments across New South Wales (NSW) to create buy-in for a new way of working together
  • Developed a suite of processes and procedures for a government agency with a fast operational tempo and complex decision-making criteria
  • Provided expert advice to a major Australian Government agency with a complex contracting portfolio and facilities across Australia
  • Developed video and narrative materials for organisations seeking to engage stakeholders and staff undergoing transformation
  • Developed and delivered a ‘Storytelling for Leadership’ workshop for a NSW public service organisation’s top 200 leaders, with the materials deployed organisation-wide.

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 for producing assets in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. Her experience includes international team leader roles with British Petroleum and Bechtel.

Michele holds master 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).

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.