Comms Counsel spotlights all things when it comes to the field of communications, we talk about why PR matters to your brand or business and along the way we take you behind the scenes of consultancy life.
Kirsty Chessher-Brown: How the property sector has weathered the coronavirus storm
For the chief executive office of the Queensland branch of the Urban Development Institute of Australia, Kirsty Chessher-Brown has this year encountered the challenge of navigating enormous uncertainty in the property industry as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kirsty shares her experience of managing massive change and steering her organisation on to a steady path and updates us on her outlook for the Queensland property market beyond 2020.
Marion Wands: Creating calm and carrying on in a crisis
As the director of ConNectica Consulting, Marion Wands has a laser-like focus on improving the mental health and well-being of all Australians. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting the livelihoods and mental health of so many Australians, Marion has encountered the challenges of leading and communicating during this crisis first-hand. In this episode of Comms Counsel, Marion discusses the outlook for the mental health landscape in this country beyond 2020 and the unexpected opportunities which have been created as a result of the need for socially-distanced interactions and communication.
Ali Davenport: The pandemic and regional resilience
Ali Davenport is the chief executive of the Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE) - an economic development organisation in the Darling Downs region of South East Queensland. The COVID19 pandemic has brought unique challenges to rural and regional towns, and Ali shares some stories of the strength and innovation which have helped to set Toowoomba and its surrounding areas on a solid path to recovery in 2021 and beyond.
Prue Densley: The challenge of protecting the most vulnerable in a crisis
With decades of experience in the not-for-profit sector, Prue Densley has just led her team through one of the toughest challenges the aged care sector has ever had to face. Apart from ensuring the health and safety of patients and residents within the St Vincent's Care Services facilities, Prue has also overseen the wellbeing of frontline workers, at a time when the focus of public and media scrutiny has never been so intense.
Daniel Gschwind: Trying times for tourism
As the chief executive of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Daniel Gschwind is keenly aware of the devastating impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the travel and leisure sector throughout the Sunshine State. Daniel talks candidly about what it's been like to lead an organisation during such difficult times, and also discusses the opportunities which have arisen from adversity in 2020.
Kos Sclavos AM: What life has been like for pharmacists amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Kos Sclavos has worked in the Australian pharmaceutical sector for decades, having served on the Pharmacy Guild of Australia for 25 years. In this episode of Comms Counsel, Kos shares his unique perspective on what it's been like to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it's brought in terms of the effective delivery of information, in what has been a rapidly changing healthcare landscape.