Vivienne Read (Australia)
Viv has over 4 decades experience in organisational change, strategy, leadership development and workplace reform. as a manager and trusted advisor. She has a reputation for innovative thinking and practice, with a breadth of application and expeience in all sectors of the economy and society.
She is founder and Director of Complexability Pty Ltd, a network of independent consultants engaged in working in the field of complexity in Australia and internationally, and trustee of ARIO Foundation, a not for profit organisation that undertakes social research and associated initiatives in Australia and SE Asia.
Her initial training in Cynefin and the associated methods was 2000, and she has subsequently focussed on their application specifically to assist in ‘making sense’ of complex issues, as the basis for taking action. She has participated in a broad range of projects, in varied industries, contexts and countries. Viv has been involved in over 20 SenseMaker® projects, as well as applying the Cynefin framework and associated tools and methods in a capacity building assignments such as experiential leadership development and community engagement. She has recognised international expertise in the design and facilitation of large scale complex consultation and stakeholder engagement strategies.
Since 2004, Viv has been involved in the design and facilitation of Cognitive Edge training in Australia, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia and New Zealand. She is currently an authorised Cognitive Edge trainer, preferred partner for both Cognitive Edge and the Cynefin Centre and has been a Cynefin® Foundation Course facilitator since 2018.
Julie Cunningham (Australia)
Julie works closely with organisations to help lift performance through capability cultivation. She leads the application of a growing body of work assisting organisations to work with and understand complexity, develop curiosity, explore disruption and identify blind spots through a brain savvy lens. This is aligned with growing emphasis to drive innovation, think differently and build sustainable capability.
Throughout Julie’s career she has been called upon to become the ‘trusted adviser’ in diverse situations. Her ability to quickly comprehend and analyse a wide variety of new information has enabled her to become a broker of knowledge, information and practical solutions. This very pragmatic approach allows her to very clearly identify solutions and opportunities for the needs of organisations while informing and educating the people with whom she works.
Julie has been working in the fields of leadership, learning and change for over two decades and since 2015 has been working more deeply in the fields of complexity and narrative. Julie is the lead contact in managing the relationship between Complexability and Cognitive Edge technical support team for all instances using SenseMaker® and SenseMaker® Pulse instruments.