Lucy Bloom has been on my list of ‘dream guests’ for Sparta Chicks Radio - and now she’s here!
Lucy is an award-winning leader, international keynote speaker, consultant and author.
Her website says that “she uses her superpowers for writing and speaking about courage, trust, failure, change, maverick thinking, generosity and fun”
Lucy has had a diverse career including going from being a volunteer to the CEO and founding director of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia (Australia) that raised funds to support the extraordinary work of Dr Catherine Hamlin to treat and prevent terrible childbirth injuries in Africa.
And she’s been the CEO of a Cambodian children’s charity as well.
So she has a heart as big as the hot pink mohawk that she proudly rocks.
She is honest, funny and open and I knew she’d be the perfect guest, even before I read her brilliant memoir ‘Get The Girls Out’ (which I highly recommend).
In this conversation, Lucy shares:
* the secret to her confidence,
* the importance of embracing change,
* the motorcycle accident at 19 that ultimately changed the direction of her life,
* the shame she felt about her scars from the accident and the 25 year journey to self-acceptance,
* her dream job with the extraordinary Dr Catherine Hamlin,
* how she bounced back after being fired from her dream job and then her husband asking for a divorce within the space of a month,
* how she’s learnt not to worry about what other people think of her,
* some of the most courageous moments of her life including giving evidence and waiving her anonymity in front of the Knox Grammar Hearing of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse when she gave testimony about the abuse she experienced, and
* the tactics she uses to use her power or exert influence in difficult meetings.
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