I believe I was put on this planet to empower and educate. I do this through my own actions, my relationships, the organisations I have been a part of and the ventures that I start.
As a lifelong learner who is passionate about personal and professional growth, I strive to create space for those around me to find their own purpose.
Educator, entrepreneur and global citizen
Working in alignment to make a contribution.
It all started when…
I decided to be a teacher!
Then I decided not to do that anymore…
Now, I describe myself a passionate educator and entrepreneur. I have over 12 years of professional experience spanning sectors, communities and countries.
I am a global citizen with the passion and conviction to change the world for the better. It is for that reason I have founded Oppida- a digital education company creating quality and engaging digital learning experiences through exceptional design.
Masters of Business Administration- Melbourne Business School (2016)
Bachelor or Primary Education- University of South Australia (2007)
Places I’ve called home
Bali, Siem Reap, Melbourne, Darwin, Gapuwiyak, London, Adelaide, Waikerie and Port Augusta.
Roles I have held
Instructional design lead
Head of course development
Mental health program coordinator
Literacy and numeracy coach
Teaching and learning consultant
What I love
Connecting with people, exploring possibilities, learning having challenging conversations, travelling, reading, working with inspiring people, creating, dancing, yoga, writing, music, cat memes, AFL(W) and attending arty things!
What I am good at
Thinking outside the square, communicating, connecting others, not taking myself too seriously, solving problems, building teams, creating, thinking strategically, speaking my truth, taking responsibility, motivating others and building lifelong relationships.
What the world needs
The world is currently in a crisis of consciousness with seemingly endless needs. Above all though, I believe the world needs more kindness, love and human connection. In the world of business I believe we need to bring humanness back into everything we do. Whether it be through leadership, interactions, strategies, policies, hiring or the general day to day operations. The world needs less ego and more openness and acceptance.
What I am paid for
Working with organisations to create amazing online learning experiences, exploring new digital technology to be used in digital education, building dynamic multidisciplinary design teams, facilitating business/entrepreneurship learning experiences, creating online courses to support the digital learning design community and fostering a community of inspired digital educators.
In 2011 I started a fish and chip cafe with some random people I met in Darwin (The Barra Bar). I exited the business after a year but stayed friends with all the co-founders.
When I was 7 I wanted to be a pop singer but decided by 11 that a teaching career would be more stable…
In 2012 after feeling so disempowered by my role with the Department of Education NT I didn’t renew my contract and instead re-located to Siem Reap Cambodia to volunteer at a school (providing teacher training). This experience led me back to Cambodia in 2018 which was again life changing.
My favourite country is Italy and I often dream of retiring there to live a simple life on a farm (enjoying good wine and cheese).
I have a cat called Misha and she lives with my sister in Melbourne while I’m still deciding where home will be. I miss her.
"You either walk inside your own story and own it, or stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness."
- Brene Brown
Projects & Media
A podcast with real stories that inspire, challenge and inform.
A social change incubator for young migrants & local community members
Ep 70: Travel is a privilege with Bianca Raby.
Do you think we could work together? Or maybe you like what I am about and have another opportunity to discuss? I am open to education partnerships, board positions, podcast interviews or speaking opportunities.