Georgiana is an established public speaker having presented in 15 cities in 3 countries.
Her repertoire ranges from keynotes, conference talks, workshops, She is a regular at Business Analysis Conferences and Corporate Events as well as being brought in to speak at organisation’s BA Community of Practices.
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In this talk, Georgiana looks at the intrinsic benefits of bringing playfulness into the BA practice. She takes common tools and turns them on their head. The outcome is highly engaged participants in workshops and meetings, across the lifecycle of the project.
This talk length can last from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. It is most successful as as a Keynote.
This workshop is committed to empowering the attendees with the tools and techniques to implement playfulness and games in their project and workplace. Using fun tools such as Lego and playdough, to switching up how we process map and run meetings.
This workshop requires a 3 hour minimum delivery time for all participants to experience the hands on techniques.
This session requires it to be delivered in person.
This workshop is a powerhouse in empowering the BA or the Project Team in communicating their true voice. Using tools from marketing and communications, as well as unique approaches developed by Georgiana, this workshop is a sure fire way to elevate your status within the organisation as well as getting the whole team aligned.
There’s focus from the individual to the team
This workshop requires a 3 hour minimum delivery time.
Social Media is not just about scrolling through pictures of cats. There are other uses! Find out in this talk how a BA can utilise different social platforms to enhance their career. Covering LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. The bonus section is how to start your own podcast to communicate effectively. Georgiana has 300,000 listens to her podcast.
This talk takes one hour.
It can be delivered in person or virtually.
Georgiana is also an Organisational Change Manager and knows just the right tools from that role to apply to Business Analysis techniques. You’ll learn how to build Change into your processes, how to communicate in an engaging way, how to get the most out of your stakeholders. It’s up to a BA to safely transition stakeholders through system, process, or organisational change. With new and old techniques, the BA will be more empowered to apply change techniques with success.
This talk lasts 1 hour.
It can be delivered in person or virtually.
Georgiana is currently the BA Lead for an Asia Pacific Portfolio and was brought on board to develop a Centre of Excellence across the BAs in 11 countries.
This talk is how she is implementing this to align practices across all BAs in the region. They’re delivering international projects so it’s invaluable for stakeholders they receive documentation that is consistent from all projects. It’s important they experience the same level of service at every stage, regardless of the BA. She implemented a BPM tool for consistency across process mapping. She will share where she met resistance and where she met celebration.
Another benefit is internal learning and development pathways. Understanding the progression from a Junior BA to a Principal BA by learning from peers saves training costs and encourages best practice.
You can implement a COE whether you’re a team of 3, or spanning multiple countries, the benefits are still impactful and elevate the status of the BA in the organisation
This talk lasts 1 hour.
It can be delivered in person or virtually
Georgiana has a repertoire of Business focussed talks but she also draws on her own experience of living with diversity.
She can talk candidly about her experiences and take the listener on a journey through ups and downs and end on a high. She brings her career along for the ride and discusses how each of these topics have had an impact, positively or negatively.
She selects the topic based on an organisation’s preference or combines the diversity into one story, She brings the personal experience back to a point such as empowerment, organisational education, empathy.
She’s guaranteed to bring the house down with humour around even the most difficult subject.
- There were more men called Dave than women in the whole development team.
- She has bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and OCD but uses them as superpowers in her work and life.
- She can speak to trauma candidly but also how trauma made her the BA she is today.
- She lives with arthritis throughout her body which can be so troublesome she can’t wear her beloved high heels!
- She has a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia but powers through, making fun adaptions to her life
- She’s a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and yes, the membership does include sequins.
Speaking Engagements from 2013 to Present
Ever since last year’s IIBA Playful BA presentation, I’ll make sure to attend any presentation done by Georgiana because of how engaging her presentations are
Super engaging, clear, easy to follow, set at a good pace despite the time limits
Georgiana is a wonderful, kind, and funny speaker. She was an absolute ball to have. Georgiana overflows in magnetic stories that just pull you in... if you’re looking for a guest that will amplify your organisation’s message, Georgiana’s your girl!
Not being a BA or having attended anything like that before I found it really informative and I learnt a lot. It definitely got me thinking about branding
Georgiana did really well to adapt quickly to the changes in her format due to the amount of dial-in participants
Thoroughly enjoyed this session. Covered a lot of content but in a playful and enjoyable way
Good broad coverage. George delivers everything really well
Great. Energetic, engaging and easy to talk with learn from.
Great presentation style and interactive session
It was really insightful and gave me a lot to think about, plan and how we can improve the team and our business
Georgiana is refreshing and very engaging
Excellent facilitator throughout the whole long session
Wow! What can I say? This was an adventure and a fantastically fun session. George was a brilliant presenter with unbounded enthusiasm. I am motivated to build an unconventional toolkit and experiment
Really appreciated the music and it’s variety. It kept me really engaged. I have never seen that strategy in a presentation before and I think it will be something that I will remember for a long time to come
This was the perfect workshop! Engaging, dynamic, useful and most importantly, Fun! Georgiana has a natural ability to get people to get the best out of each other, communicating some complicated concepts and techniques effortlessly and the sense of reward of doing a project in 4 hours was immense. We were all taking photos of our work!