Gabrielle Dolan can tell you a story or two.
In fact, it was while working in a senior leadership role at National Australia Bank that she realized the power of storytelling in effective business communication. Since that epiphany, Gabrielle has found her calling as a global thought leader on authentic leadership and business storytelling.
A highly sought-after keynote speaker, educator and author, Gabrielle has worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world and helped countless of Australia’s top 50 ASX companies and multinationals to humanise their communications - Accenture, EY, VISA, Uber, Australia Post, National Australia Bank, Amazon and International Committee Red Cross to name drop a few.
She holds a master’s degree in management and leadership from Swinburne University, an associate diploma in education and training from the University of Melbourne, and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education in both the Art and Practice of Leadership Development and Women and Power: Leadership in a New World.
Gabrielle is also the bestselling author of Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results (2015) which reached the top 5 on Australia’s bestselling business books. Her other published books include Storytelling for Job Interviews (2016), Hooked: How Leaders Connect, Engage and Inspire with Storytelling (2013), and Stories for Work: The Essential Guide to Business Storytelling (2017). Her latest Wiley publication, Real Communication: How to be you and lead true, was published in 2019.
Bringing humanity to the way business people communicate isn’t just a career, it’s a calling. The ultimate expression of her passion for the cause is her Jargon Free Fridays movement/ global revolution (jargonfreefridays.com).
When she is not writing or working, she can be found wandering in her vegetable garden at her 25-acre rural property on the southern coast of New South Wales. She believes the world would be a better place if there were more manure in gardens and less in business.