OJ is a fun-loving musician, songwriter, music director, speaker, and coach. Not only does she coach professional speakers around the world, OJ has herself shared the same stage with some of the worlds most sort after speakers such as Andy Harrington and Nick Vujicic.
OJ has experience in a number of areas including non-profits, personal development, internet marketing, professional speaking, music, education, finance and nutrition, OJ has a unique ability to motivate, coach and inspire people of all ages to work together to reach their full potential and to succeed in whatever they do.
In addition to her corporate and business experience, OJ is an accomplished pianist, conductor and director and has been writing and directing productions and founding choirs an orchestras for most of her life. OJ believes everyone has a song inside them that needs to be sung and has touched the lives of many young people over the last 30 years and continues to do so on a daily basis. They draw strength from her inspiration and her special magic of bringing music and history together to inspire and develop young leaders.
In the lead up to 2015, OJ was the Education and Music Director for the highly successful Kangaroo March Centenary Re-enactment for the Centenary of Anzac. During this time she worked with 176 schools, set up a free online teachers resource centre, founded the RSL Rural Commemorative Youth Choir and ran a Diary and Postcard competition for school children along the March which exhibited in NSW Parliament House for Remembrance Day 2015. OJ also did the march herself, walking over 500kms through the 33 towns from Wagga to Campbelltown re-tracing the steps of the original Kangaroos of 1915.
As an extension of the RSL Rural Commemorative Youth Choir, OJ is currently establishing the 21st Century Leadership Academy. She believes life is full of leadership opportunities and that everyone, in some way or another will be a leader during their lifetime. Good leaders with clear vision can create legacy and lasting change to make the world a better place for all. OJ believes we need a new generation of good solid leaders with a firm understanding of Australia’s culture and history with cutting-edge ideas, who are willing to inspire and motivate, take risks, and understand the importance of developing strategic partnerships to address global challenges. Young Academy members are learning to identify and harness the power of a healthy leadership mindset so that they can identify opportunities and learn the skills necessary to be successful leaders in whatever their field.
After watching her brother suffer and die of Leukaemia at an early age, OJ then survived a mysterious illness herself followed by a devastating car accident. Through these challenges, she has developed a unique system to overcome obstacles and succeed despite difficult circumstances She is a constant source of inspiration to her students and to those around her. OJ has a deep conviction that through service to others, she will leave a stronger, better world for the next generation of young people she is so passionate about.