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Andrea
Clarke

Founder, FutureFitCo and author of ‘Future Fit: how to stay relevant & competitive in the future of work’

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Andrea Clarke encourages people to be 'future fit' through writing, speaking & delivering digital learning programs.

A former television news reporter and Washington D.C. correspondent, Andrea covered major news events for Al Jazeera English, the Pentagon Channel and Thomson Reuters before working on humanitarian aid programs to re-build Iraq and Afghanistan. Andrea then led the communication campaign for the Save Darfur advocacy movement to stop the genocide in Sudan.

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With an obsession for growing careers, Andrea founded FutureFitCo in 2012. She is the author of the newly released book: Future Fit: How to Stay Relevant and Competitive in the Future of Work - a finalist in the Australian Career Book Award 2019, winner of the Australian Business Book of the Year 2019 and finalist in the UK Business Book Awards 2020.

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Defying Disruption: Future Fit Skills for the 2020's

As we negotiate a post-pandemic workforce, the need to have skills that defy disruption has never been so urgent, as traditional workplace models give way to confronting new rules of engagement.

Award-winning author and digital learning pioneer, Andrea Clarke, explores how a looser and less structured work arena is empowering employees in ways we've never seen before - placing the responsibility for innovation, growth and career acceleration firmly in the hands of the individual. Those who take 'real skills' to a new level will be powerfully differentiated in a dynamic & demanding new market.

The Future of Work

Our traditional workplace models were already starting to fracture when the pandemic triggered an emergency shift to confronting new rules of engagement. Plans for transformation were brought forward five years to 60 days as offices emptied out, global supply chains became local and we all negotiated a varying degree of lockdown.

Now, as we emerge from a year of restrictions, we're negotiating a new phase of work, where the need for direction around 'people and place' has never been so relevant. So, what does the future of work look like, how do we manage the extraordinary rise of the individual, where the balance of power lies with the employee - and how do we equip ourselves and our teams to absorb new ways of working that could be a long way off stabilising? While the fault-line is clear, so is the opportunity, the future of work belongs to those who actively embrace the new era we find ourselves in - and those who are prepared to let go of outdated models that won't serve the transformation we seek.

The Future of Leadership

One year before the pandemic, Andrea released her first award-winning book, 'Future Fit,' where she declared that 'nine to five was over and so is the traditional style of leadership that thrived inside of those hours.' Now, as we find ourselves negotiating a new hybrid workplace, we have an extraordinary opportunity to examine what is specifically required of us to mobilise teams towards transformation. We need a new perspective on our relationship with tools, talent and time; tactics to engage and mobilise our people through strengthening their sense of identity; and clarity around the the role of learning, adapting and creating new value for our organisations. A former news journalist, humanitarian aid worker and Washington D.C. based correspondent, Andrea has had the opportunity to manage and lead hundreds of remote teams, covering major news events in difficult and demanding environments, including across North America and Iraq. She also led the communications team when the 'Save Darfur' advocacy movement lobbied the Obama administration to appoint a US Special Envoy to end the genocide in Darfur, which was achieved at the UN General Assembly in New York in 2009.
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Andrea Clarke is a compelling facilitator. The workshops delivered to our senior female leaders are motivating, inspiring, and always personable. They’re encouraging and supportive, while providing excellent feedback that really pushes participants out of their comfort zone. Furthermore, CareerCEO group workshops always ensure the needs of each individual are met. I always recommend CareerCEO to any executive or organisation looking to amplify their grasp of personal brand and communicating with authority. ORORA

Andrea is an incredible speaker who runs an invigorating workshop. Incredible because I walked out feeling empowered, focused and armed with tools that I could use immediately. Invigorating because it’s always a pleasure to be surrounded by people who bring so much passion in their area of expertise. Best investment in myself I’ve made for a while.

Westpac

Andrea rated 4.04 out of 5 at our national leadership conference held at Macquarie Bank. She shared an impressive and uplifting story with practical takeaways for our members. Andrea’s approachable nature makes her a delight to deal with.

Financial Executive Women Leadership Conference

From her first to final word Andrea takes us on an engaging journey teaching us not only what it means to be fit for the future of work, but practically how to get ourselves in shape. Andrea Clarke’s Future Fit keynote is an essential experience that everyone needs to have.

BHP
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