Who we work with
“The Can We Talk team were excellent to deal with and met all our expectations. Justine our facilitator for the program was awesome and was able to connect with every participant and fine tune their leadership skills. The new team leaders in the Department were able to learn how to tackle difficult conversations and work towards achieving a positive outcome. Engaging in these workshops was a win/win. We will definitely be reaching out to Can We Talk again in the near future to organise more development programs.”
Gavin Godlieb, A/Manager, Admissions and Agents Unit (AAU), DET – International Education Division
“These evaluations (over 94% of participants believe the content and facilitation was outstanding) mirror the wonderful verbal feedback we have been receiving from our people leaders. A wonderful credit to Georgia and the team. I’m looking forward to the future we can build with our newly empowered and insightful leaders! Thank you!”
Tammy O’Connor, Director, Dept of Transport
“Georgia’s high energy and passion was really well received by our people. This was particularly impressive given the audience was from a tech background, she managed to engage them instantly and connect on their level. The delivery of her feedback training workshops was highly beneficial to our people.”
Michelle Ridsdale, CPO at Envato
“There are not many people in the world that can tell you that – you need to improve, you did that wrong, pick up after yourself – and make you feel good at the same time. It is a rare skill and still more rare that they can actually teach you how to do just that as well.”
Graeme Strange Managing Director at Readify
“Conversations ended up becoming a process that was pragmatic to tackle. Leaders did the work and became more capable and confident without going to HR. Their work and delivery has made a pivotal difference to our business’s success.”
Dimity Smith, HRD, Serco
“They really changed the mindsets of our people. She created a shared language across our business and we are looking to engage her in further work as we bring new leaders to the organisation.”
Tammy O’Connor, Executive Director at CPV
“Can We Talk ran “Kickarse Conversations” with leaders in our Technology department. The energy and passion from a facilitator is amazing. The session was packed with high impact content that provided the team with really valuable insights into themselves and practical tools & strategies to help them be better communicators. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with them and have not been surprised by all the positive feedback we received from the group following the session.”
Chelsie Hastings, Strategic HR Business Partner at PageUp
“Working with Can We Talk is motivating and energising. Their content and perspectives have been developed with solid research and insight, their consulting and facilitating style is pragmatic and thought provoking. They tackle a room of sales leaders with ease and the feedback from our sales team was that her session was “..challenging, it made sense and above all it was easy to apply the learning’s in the real world”
Amy Morris, National People & Performance – Sales at George Weston Foods
Georgia worked with BASF Australia by giving us the tools and guidance to diagnose our current culture and hear each other’s perspectives. Together we looked at the roles we were playing as leaders to gauge if we were helping or hindering where we wanted to be. We established a clear understanding of the areas we wanted to be better at as leaders. Using that as our foundation we then turned our collective brain power to the complexities of gender inequality in our workplace and industries. Georgia lead our large diverse group through a fit for purpose pragmatic tool to see the problem from a fact based lens, removing emotion, assumptions and bias. We generated a bucket load of ideas from the beautifully simple to industry changing. Georgia guided us to prioritise and narrow our focus to the initiatives that would make the most impact and add value. Georgia enabled us to get to heart of the matters that are important to our business and our people and move to informed action quickly as an aligned team. Thanks Georgia!
Kathryn O’Hehir, Head of Business Services at BASF
Tennis Victoria has worked with Georgia on a number of training and strategy sessions for our whole of team, leadership team and individuals. Georgia has a unique ability to connect and engage with the team, we have thoroughly enjoyed her sessions and translated the skills learnt into our every business. Thanks Georgia for being Flawsome!
Adam Crameri, CEO at Tennis Victoria
It was an absolute pleasure to partner with Georgia and her team to create a series of online feedback masterclasses for our leaders. Georgia and her team were responsive and worked collaboratively to ensure our objectives were met, and Georgia’s natural warmth, humour and immense knowledge shine through in the masterclasses to make what can sometimes be a tricky topic be engaging and enjoyable. A big thanks to Georgia for her generosity in supporting our work.
Jennifer Lennon, Organisational Developmental Advisor at The Smith Family
Georgia facilitated a Leadership program for a group of LVMH senior leaders of which I was one. The program was excellent. Take away tools are really useful and insights into our personal leadership styles, who we are, how we react to the world around us and how we can adjust to be more effective. I have implemented virtually everything we took away to good effect both on a professional and personal level. Georgia’s energy, honesty and insights alongside the structure of the program, a mixture of workshops and one to ones with Brett Wood allowed us to go on a journey both personally and as a group, culminating us solving a problem together. I highly recommend Georgia and her team; they will make a difference to your organization.
Kaye Larnder, Senior Director, Country Manager at Benefit Cosmetics
“We had the pleasure of a one hour keynote session with Georgia as part of our annual conference. It was the last session of a big day, however G’s energy and the fact that her content on “Feedback that doesn’t suck” was so relevant and highly applicable to everyone at all level meant that participants were fully engaged. There are already useful learns people can try out and we’re looking forward to more!”
Therese Wood, Commercial Training Manager, Eisai EMEA
“Georgia and her team did a fantastic job running feedback workshops across our whole company. We found the Can We talk team professional, communicative and on the ball in the preparation for the program. We also appreciated the openness to adapting the program structure both before and during the workshops.
Georgia had great energy as a presenter and the content was practical and effective. She engaged everyone across the team, from those online right through to senior leaders.
As for real outcomes, we saw a 19% increase in our engagement survey on the question of managers giving positive and gap feedback. We’ve also had positive feedback from our team on what they learnt and evidence of it being put into practice.”
Manal Thomas, People and Culture Team Lead, TDM Growth Partners
“When the proposal for feedback training at Airtasker was initially raised, I admittedly jumped to the conclusion that giving and receiving feedback was pretty commonsensical and something that I already knew how to do.
But after being lovingly nudged to join Georgia’s feedback training: I was blown away by how wrong I had been. Georgia combines a “slap in the face” level of energy with some profound wisdom that really cuts through and establishes the genuine motivation to prioritise quality feedback.
At Airtasker, the learnings we gained have been critical in developing a feedback culture that empowers people to do their best work, rewards excellence and ultimately paves the way for more honest, higher quality relationships.
Starting out as a sceptic, I’m now a huge fan of their work and the leverage it can have on company culture and ultimately performance.
Tim Fung Founder and CEO at Airtasker
“Can We Talk helped our people with understanding the essential ingredients for an effective feedback culture, and facilitated our people having the courage to have honest conversations. Our people not only enjoyed the top-quality training, but Georgia also made the training very entertaining. The feedback on her work was loved by all!”
Yvette Manadaras, CPO Tyro
“I would definitely recommend working with Georgia and would welcome working with her again in the future.”
Nathan Jenson, Principal Environmental Scientist at Aecom
“If you want to bring energy into a room then call Can We Talk and talk to them about giving honest, well-considered feedback.
We had Georgia present to 400 optometrists and staff in Cairns and she challenged us all to embrace feedback as the way to improve individual performance and business culture. This reinforced the journey that we had already commenced and is integral to our success.”
Steven Johnston, CEO at Provision
“Can We Talk facilitated a training session on feedback at our annual Rugby League Women’s Leadership Forum, the pre-training preparation and interest to make sure they understood the other parts of the Forum so they could ensure that their was a clear link between the learning and the implementation was exceptional. They were able to engage with the large (70) group in a way that challenged them but also made them laugh and reflect. We had a great day and very positive feedback from the group of women across the Rugby League community about the training both content and presentation style of Georgia. I personally enjoyed working with Georgia as she got me to think of things in a different way and made the Forum a better experience.”
Rebecca Doyle, General Manager People & Culture at National Rugby League
“Can We Talk’’s passion and energy in the classroom is contagious. Her ability to tell a great story, practical content that hits the mark, and talent for helping others to gain insight and awareness, ensures an unforgettable training experience. I highly recommend!”
Melissa Trede, Senior Manager, People and Culture at Dexus
“We used Can We Talk to launch “Getting our Feedback on” at Carman’s – it was incredible, we have really embedded it into our culture and it is making a real difference to the way we work. Real tangible outomes! Oh and they are funny as hell!”
Lainie Tayler, HRM at Carmans’ Kitchen
Neami National engaged Georgia’s company to assist our many service managers in NSW to better handle the difficult conversations that arise from managing people and teams. Georgia and her team worked with us to clarify our requirements and tailored the delivery of training to meet our needs. The training was delivered expertly by Matt in a challenging environment with everyone having to wear masks. He managed to keep everyone entertained and focused. The feedback was very positive and we have established an ongoing community of practice to help people practice and reflect on the learning they undertook. Would highly recommended the training and working with Georgia was a positive and highly motivating experience.
Peter Gianfrancesco, NSW State Manager at Neami National
Georgia delivered a highly engaging session with the team that team loved and were able to put into action.
Michael Bouari, CEO at 1- Stop Connections
I really enjoyed my sessions with Brett, and I appreciated his planning, his thoughtfulness, and his expertise. From the start, he involved my manager upfront to discuss and agree on what we were seeking to achieve through my exec coaching. We then used the Leadership Circle methodology as a frame for the more specific development aims that I had, but each session was discussed and agreed upfront to make the best use of the time available, and a few of the sessions had specific homework to continue the reflection and encourage me to put some of the theory into practice. Brett was very approachable and available and was happy to let the sessions go off topic if there were specific matters to explore. He was also very open to offering specific guidance to try to address specific problems. All in all, I appreciated Brett’s approach, his high EI, and his expertise.
Paul Slade, Senior Director, Commercial Operations at Gilead
“Georgia’s keynote was very fun, engaging and well-received by our team. Feedback included that the content was relatable and super helpful when it comes to navigating difficult conversations moving forward. I couldn’t recommend her more!”
Miriam Gelotte – Learning Designer at Munro Footwear Group
“Can We Talk’s ‘challenging conversations’ training really created a ‘wow’ experience. Georgia’s energy, enthusiasm, and the way she introduces a simple mythology, application and education in her space is brilliant. She delivers EVERY time! She owns a unique skill set and her storytelling to back up the facts connects with people. The return on investment is worth every cent.”
Kellie Egan – Former HR Director Atlassian and Head of People HotDoc
“Our people were more confident to give feedback because of the habits they were taught. The ‘What are your thoughts?’ campaign made a big difference to our workplace.”
Flora Wong, Head of People Strategy & OD at Australia Post
“It was such an uncertain time full of thinking about the unknown and how we tackle what felt like a beast at the time. Enter Georgia and her team. We achieved outstanding levels of engagement and she was instrumental in changing our mindset.”
Matt Bromley, Managing Director, Haworth South East Asia
“We engaged Can We Talk to deliver a ‘Feedback That Doesn’t Suck’ keynote at our annual leadership conference. Georgia was fantastic (no pun intended) she delivered an entertaining and pragmatic keynote that left our leaders feeling inspired and confident. Everyone left the keynote with the tools and motivation to grow themselves and their teams through feedback that doesn’t suck! Our leaders rated Georgia as the top speaker at the conference. I’d highly recommend Georgia and can’t wait to partner with her again.”
Samantha Mueller, Head of Learning and Development at Fantastic Furniture
“Can We Talk conducted some brilliant and engaging sessions for our teams on feedback and constructive conversations. While they were topics that the teams had covered before in some detail, Can We Talk’s refreshing style and ability to “call it as it is” really resonated with our teams. We have had some fantastic feedback and can clearly see evidence of our teams translating this into action.”
Ross Jones, General Manager at Wesfarmers
“Georgia is a vibrant, energetic facilitator who is absolutely passionate about creating a better quality of conversation in the workplace. She is a great person to co-develop a program with as she very much listens for need and creates and adapts the Can We Talk Program accordingly. She provided our people managers with a great structure for a ‘Can We Talk’ conversation and helped them understand why we can and do avoid such conversations…they left feeling like they had more tools in their people manager kit bag to ‘take on’ the conversations needed to enable more successful workplace relationships.”
Vikki Kimberlee, Manager Corporate Affairs and Organisational Development at City West Water
“Can We Talk designed and facilitated our inaugural Growth Summit, this was a meeting of more than 40 Execs across Telstra to gain an understanding of our Growth agenda, share authentically about the challenges we face and gain buy in and commitment to supporting and contributing to our industry strategies and solutions. Can We Talk’s tenacity and expert ability to ensure everyone’s voice was heard, ensured we had a successful day resulting in a 4.8/5 NPS score and more than 40 signatures signed up to agreements to support our Growth agenda. If you have a change project or need to bring together a group of Executives to have an authentic and maybe challenging conversation, I recommend the Can We Talk team to help you bring it to life!”
Monique Esplin, General Manager Growth and Strategic Markets at Telstra
“Georgia was recently a plenary speaker at our 2 day insurance conference with over 150+ attendees and she presented a wonderful session about fixing feedback. She is funny, unique, insightful and brave and the audience loved everything she had to say! I received a lot of positive feedback about her talk and would highly recommend Georgia for seminars and team training sessions.”
Clodagh McCowen, QLD State Manager at Coles
It has been an absolute pleasure working together with Georgia over the past few years, I would highly recommend any business, regardless of size, to reach out to Georgia in respect to the following:
1. working better together as a team
2. being authentic
3. providing feedback and ‘nipping things in the bud’
4. establishing and maintaining open, trustful and respectful relationships.
Georgia’s style is open, fun, engaging and highly motivating!
Claudia Hager, Head of Business Operations at Tennis VIC
Georgia and her team designed and delivered a fantastic workshop for my team called – “Feedback that doesn’t suck”. The workshop content was tailored to suit our team’s needs through an in-depth discussion of how the course can be most effective. Georgia made everyone comfortable with light-spirited activities to kick things off and the entire team was engaged from start to finish!
Participants reported that Georgia adapted the activities and agenda to the mood of the participants and the knowledge gaps observed.
Houratious Albert GAICD, Delivery Manager, Consumer Rent at REA Group
Georgia facilitated a fantastic offsite with a key business area of ours. She created a session that had everyone feeling like they were involved and co-creating the day. Georgia has fantastic energy and is able to hold a room with ease. The feedback we received from our team was incredible with many of them saying it was the best session they had ever attended.
Lynne Stockdale, Learning and Development Manager at Dexus