Principal Consultant

Norah Breekveldt

Norah is a Principal Consultant and Executive Advisor who has served clients in a variety of industries over the last 20 years including government, professional services, manufacturing, education, finance and not for profit organisations. She has worked with many aspiring leaders and high performing senior leaders to help them align their success with business outcomes. Norah is known for her knowledge around creating successful careers and for her expertise in helping leaders develop their capabilities in critical impact areas.

Norah understands how businesses operate and how the dynamics of senior management teams drive business performance. She applies this expertise in assisting executivesteams and organisations develop and implement strategies and initiatives that are not just ‘best practice’ but also contribute to profitable and sustainable growth. She is sought out for her ability to guide executives leading complex change and for her facilitation skills with organisations embarking on transformational change.

Prior to her consulting career, she held leadership and advisory roles in human resources at Pacific Dunlop, Norwich Union, Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, Exxon/Mobil and the Victorian Public Service Board.

Norah holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a distinction from the Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, a Post-Graduate Certificate in the Neuroscience of Leadership from Middlesex University and a Certificate in Professional Coaching. She is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Australian Institute of Management and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation.

Norah has held a number of positions on boards in government and not-for-profit organisations. She was a recipient of a Telstra Business Women’s Award (Victoria) in 1995 and the Australian Financial Review/Business Council of Australia Corporate Work and Family Award in 1993.

She is the author of Sideways To The Top – 10 Stories of Successful Women That Will Change Your Thinking About Careers Forever (Melbourne Books, 2013) and Career Interrupted – How 14 Successful Women Navigate Career Breaks (Melbourne Books, 2015). Norah contributes regularly to professional publications, journals and blogs. She is a regular speaker at leadership and change conferences.

“Norah, who finds the power of storytelling irresistible”