Suzanne Brookes

Senior Consultant

“A big part of my role as an Organisation and Leadership Development professional is to help others steer a course through change environments.”
Which of our Keogh values speaks to you the loudest? Why?

Humanistic. In the personality profiling tool MBTI, my profile is an Extroverted, Feeling person.

People are the centre of everything I am passionate about. To be witness to someone setting and then achieving their goals really drives everything I do.

With this comes a clear set of guiding values and ethics that I use as a compass for my life.

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

My mother; when life is throwing lots of challenges at me, and there seems to be no reprieve. My mother would say to me “This too shall pass.”

What is a little-known fact about you?

I successfully trekked to Everest Base Camp on the Tibet side.

What piques your curiosity or where do you seek out inspiration?

Travelling to countries that challenge me personally.

What invigorates you creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

People; particularly those from cultures different to my own.

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

Leading a global, cross-functional matrix project team to design and embed a vision to 3,000 people. I would rate this project as a highlight in my career due to the diverse nature of the population and the strong sponsorship of the Senior Executive Team.

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

After living and working overseas for six years the time had come to return home to Australia to be closer to family. I gave up a job and country I loved living in. This was a massive change emotionally and physically. I was worried about where I was going and what my future had in store for me.

A big part of my role as an Organisation and Leadership Development professional is to help others steer a course through change environments. A big lesson for me personally was to “Live in the moment,” and, “Let go of what I have no control over.” This wasn’t easy but gave me peace that an amazing new path in life would present itself to me when the time was right. That is how I found Keogh.

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

I get a real “buzz” when I am around lots of people, and I am super busy working on projects that are transforming organisations.