Alex Blackbourne


Starting out, I picked my future career: Fashion. The specifics weren’t clear, but it seemed like a fun idea at the time. Managing young, creative sales teams in retail was interesting. But, it paid peanuts. My main joy came from helping my staff develop and soar. So I decided to transfer my strengths to financial services in the City of Angels, Los Angeles, successfully selling managed funds and building my credentials and real-world experience. Always curious, my spare time was spent researching how people think, act and thrive. After 8 years in the USA with a healthy dose of homesickness, I returned to Australia and transitioned to work as a trusted coach and facilitator, helping senior executives boost their skills, strengths and confidence. This is the dream career for me: contributing to those ‘light bulb moments’ of my clients. When I’m not facilitating, I’m in my beloved city of Melbourne, listening to soul music and hanging out with my husband and two gorgeous children.

Beyonce wasn’t built in a day