Kaylene Brown

Practice Manager

“I love knowing that I have made a difference – whether it be to an individual, the environment, or an animal, by giving something back.”
So, what piques your curiosity or where do you seek out inspiration?

I seek inspiration from my natural surroundings and in particular the ocean. I am fortunate enough to live in a beautiful part of the world (I might be slightly biased) with some of the best beaches in the country within walking distance from my home.

I find being close to the water – to see it,  smell it and hear it – clears my mind and gives me the space to think outside the square.

What invigorates you creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Music and nature invigorate me – music to me is an audible emotion and can almost paint a portrait of feelings.

Could you tell us about somebody who has given you sage wisdom in the past?

I am lucky enough to be surrounded by many wise souls – from vast and diverse backgrounds. My parents and siblings have always been able to give me sound advice and often help me to see things from a different perspective. While we often have differing opinions, I wouldn’t be where I am today without their thought-provoking, words of wisdom.

When, where, or with whom do you feel the most fulfilled?

I am most fulfilled when surrounded by my family and friends. The location isn’t important – it’s who I’m with.

Which of our Keogh values speaks to you the loudest? Why?

With key attributes of inquisitive; tending to ask questions, investigate, or explore and a desire to learn, the value of ‘curiosity’ speaks the loudest to me. I have always been driven by my desire to challenge and learn. To discover how things tick – to investigate the why and the how and if there is a better way.

Which projects have been the most meaningful to you and why?

Working on pro bono projects or volunteering in projects within my community have been the most rewarding and meaningful to me. I love knowing that I have made a difference – whether it be to an individual, the environment, or an animal, by giving something back. This type of work also exposes me to a wide range of interesting and passionate people who have a whole lot of knowledge and skills to share.

I have found my work within animal welfare projects to be the most impactful and rewarding. I have been very fortunate that I have also had the opportunity to work with these types of organisations with Keogh in addition to my volunteer work.

What is a little-known fact about you?

I had learned to drive a manual car before the age of 10 – but still can’t reverse parallel park!

Could you tell us a story about a moment of realisation in your lifetime?

I was hospitalised several years ago with what could have been a life-threatening medical condition had it not been caught in time.

Fortunately, I am alive to tell the tale – but it certainly put many things into perspective for me – highlighting the things that are important – and the things that I spent too much time worrying about and shouldn’t.