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Karina Dugard

Government Sector / Leadership Specialist

Karina is an experienced executive, leadership and career strategy coach and facilitator, who has worked with hundreds of clients across the government, community and private sectors. Following a career in the federal government, Karina now works with individuals, leaders and teams to develop their careers and be successful and fulfilled in their working lives. Karina works with clients to achieve career and leadership goals, leverage strengths, support well-being to build resilience and manage stress, improve communication and workplace relationships, build self-awareness, and increase emotional intelligence.

With 13 years of experience in the federal government, including over 5 years at the Executive level, Karina’s experience spans grant program delivery and contract management, policy evaluation, and organisational leadership capability development. Since leaving the public service, Karina has coached hundreds of individuals and leaders, and facilitated a range of programs, including qualifications such as Diploma of Government, Diploma of Leadership and Management, and a number of APS graduate development programs.

The strong interpersonal skills, curiosity and compassion that Karina brings to her work allow her to provide an insightful perspective and a focus on moving forward. Karina provides a safe yet challenging space for clients to explore and learn. Through her engaging presence, Karina works with clients to identify their values, leverage their strengths and work through their barriers to implement positive changes in their leadership careers and their organisations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Government background, including grants management, policy and program evaluation and organisational capability development

  • Working, managing and leading in government

  • Leadership and management

  • Communication and emotional intelligence

  • Teamwork, workplace relationships, and stakeholder engagement

  • Resilience, wellbeing and managing stress

  • Building confidence

  • Strategic career development through a strengths and values-based approach