Most of her professional life, Nessa worked in HR for organisations in the community health sector. “I wouldn’t work outside of this industry… I absolutely love it, I’m passionate about it” smiles Nessa. Her passion for helping people gets her out of bed in the morning, and through the doors of Merri Health – where she works as the General Manager of People and Communications.
Reaching the role of General Manager didn’t happen overnight. Despite her busy schedule, Nessa knuckled down, and completed Griffith University’s Master of Employment Relations, online through OUA. She’d studied through OUA before – it was a great fit considering she was still working and has two young children to nurture. Her favourite subject was Negotiation and Dispute Resolution, which allowed her to simulate real life negotiations. She swears by this knowledge, and is able to put it to use everyday.
“Leaders and managers in the past have talked about the importance of theory behind practice. So that was really the driver”
Nessa dreams of becoming CEO of a local organisation for community health and social support. To help her get there, she’s now studying a second Masters degree – RMIT’s MBA, again through OUA. “Leaders and managers in the past have talked about the importance of theory behind practice” Nessa recalls “So that was really the driver”. Nessa is armed with growing knowledge and experience, and to new challenges, she says bring it on.
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