Michele Konrad

Michele Konrad

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Michele is a highly effective leader with a track record of success in remote and challenging operational environments. She is also a storyteller, skilled in using creative approaches to expand influence and engage support. This combination of leadership and creative skills make Michele an impactful advisor and facilitator. As someone who has ‘been there’, Michele brings clarity and insight to her work with leaders and organisations, supporting them in their work to help create the world in which we want to live.

Influential work

  • Supported a state government environmental department to create its new strategy, leading engagement forums with over 500 staff and creating video materials for the launch
  • Worked with a major Australian gas producer to clarify and refine the processes and workflows that enable its work while developing approaches to deepen stakeholder engagement and alignment
  • Provided expert advice to a major Australian Government agency reviewing its complex contracting portfolio, including capability assessment and development recommendation for operational leaders
  • Developed a ‘Storytelling for Leadership’ workshop for a New South Wales (NSW) Government organisation and delivered it to the 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 degrees in business and in 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 of Literature from the University of Virginia, the screenwriting program at New York Film Academy, a Production Certificate from The University of California, Los Angeles (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.