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The Inner Chief

Aug 24, 2022

“This human condition to protect and help others is there from the moment we are born. People who feel soulless simply lack this instinct. Incorporating it into our daily routine will make all the difference.”

In this Best of Series episode, we hear from Hetty Johnston AM, Founder and Former CEO & Chair of Bravehearts, on passion, resilience and negotiating with Prime Ministers.

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We interviewed Hetty in April 2018 when she was the Chair of an organisation she founded, Bravehearts, which is Australia’s leading child protection advocacy.

For over 20 years, Hetty has been leading the charge in child protection and built Bravehearts into a powerful not-for-profit with global reach.

Hetty had a career in politics, as the Queensland State Leader of the Australian Democrats.

She has accumulated many accolades in her time, including Australian Businesswomen’s 2016 Hall of Fame Inductee, Queensland Australian of the Year in 2015, and a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2014.

In this episode, you’re going to hear Hetty talk about:

✅  The full story of the horrific circumstances that led to the beginnings of Bravehearts, after her 6 year old daughter disclosed that she was being assaulted

✅  Her resilience over more than two decades in battling resistance to change from some of the most powerful groups in our community

✅  Some of her techniques for negotiating with Prime Ministers

✅  The ultimate career advice if you want to be a GREAT Chief.

Connecting with Hetty Johnston AM

You can connect with Hetty via LinkedIn.

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