Innovative Consulting Solutions
About Me - My Biography
Nada Matijevic is a Career Talent Strategist and the founder of Innovative Consulting Solutions. After a long career in finance, management and leadership in roles within a diverse range of organisations, Nada made her own career change in 2015 in order to answer a yearning for a more fulfilling and authentic life, better aligned with her own mission and purpose.
A 30 year corporate career enabled Nada to achieve her own conventional career success, but it also brought the realisation that we can end up wearing many different hats, and in playing different roles we can become disconnected from who we really are. It is easy to lose sight of what we need in order to thrive.
Forging a career path and succeeding in a wrong-fit role, organisation or culture is possible, but it is more challenging and less enjoyable than it needs to be. It often leads to pain and frustration in not having our needs met and not being able to express our authentic selves fully.
That realisation became Nada’s driving force in her own quest for meaning and purpose in life and work. Nada redefined her own meaning of success to include, along with the external rewards, the sense of satisfaction and fulfilment from living a life which is meaningful and purposeful. It also made Nada hyper-aware of others’ strengths and the value of diversity, and more determined to develop people’s potential through their strengths and in building diverse, strengths-based teams later in her career.
Not enough emphasis is being placed on teaching people the essential skills of self-awareness and the power of understanding their innate potential in our education systems, vocational training and workplaces.
Innovative Consulting Solutions was formed in order to help individuals to devise better-aligned, more rewarding career journeys and to enable businesses to uncover and utilise the best of their staff capabilities and untapped potential. Nada helps people synthesize the noise so they can discover the path and environment that is right for them.
Bachelor of Business qualified, with over 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, people and business management and leadership in a variety of industries and organisations. Talent strategy consulting and coaching support, tools and strategies for creating better alignment in roles and careers.
Strengths-based development of individuals and teams; coaching and mentoring individuals, senior executives, management, leadership, women’s development, exploration of career change and direction, reconnecting with strengths and transferable skills during career transitions, working with organisations to improve retention and engagement, succession planning and emerging talent development.
Guiding Self-discovery, Career Direction, Career Decision, Career Development
- Career Audit Resources
- MBTI Personality Type Profiling
- Character Strengths Profiling
- Work Values Checklists – to determine individual’s intrinsic and extrinsic values
- Strong Interest Inventory – for career exploration, enrichment or transition
- Transformational tools and resources
Identifying the right career path, the right environment and reconnecting to work that will bring individuals more meaning and purpose. Identifying the type of role, environment and organisation that will be a good match. Building awareness and confidence in strengths and abilities. Empowering people to take control over their career and position themselves to get the results and recognition they deserve.
Working with organisations to get the best out of their human capital so they can build more collaborative, strengths-based teams, businesses and cultures. Better business outcomes through a more engaged and switched-on workforce.
I am passionate about being a catalyst for positive individual, business and social change using creativity and innovation to inspire changed thinking and mindful action through personal growth and professional development, leadership development and culture change.
After undertaking my own career journey of self-discovery and reconnection with my own mission and purpose, I want to help others to reconnect with their essence and giftedness; to rediscover untapped potential, to consider possibilities without constraints and to take control by designing more rewarding careers and lives.
Moving people from what’s wrong to what’s strong and what’s possible. Inspiring others to be the change they want to see in their lives and to shape more holistic, collaborative and strengths-based workplaces, cultures and business outcomes through a more engaged and switched-on workforce.
A passion for uncovering the best of human potential makes me want to be a part of something bigger and more meaningful, so I’m always on the lookout for new opportunities to do this through like-minded networks.
As a keen explorer of what’s possible, adventure seeker, and traveller, I am excited to be a part of a global group of change-makers with a common interest in bringing out the most of our capabilities as human beings.
How I Can Help Other Members
Through sharing insights and experience or through collaborative projects.
Always happy to discuss member’s individual needs.
Why I Became a HerBusiness Member
The HerBusiness membership has enabled me to connect with a community of women who have a common goal of wanting to develop or maintain successful businesses. It is a wonderful, supportive environment for sharing successes and challenges and for accessing learning resources which makes the journey easier.
The learning and reference resources are of a high quality and very comprehensive.
The Roundtables are another amazing opportunity for businesswomen to get personalised advice. It is the one-stop go-to place for business women.
My Member to Member Offer(s)
A special HerBusiness Member offer of a tailored Myers Briggs Personality Type Assessment and debrief or refresher at a 15% reduction off my standard package fees, available for members or their family. Depending on the individual’s needs, this could include a personality profile report, or a career report or personal impact report. These can be particularly helpful for anyone making career direction decisions or contemplating a career change or transition. Other applications include building self-awareness to make the most of strengths and to better manage challenges, making strengths discoveries in order to make informed decisions about enhancing the work/life experience, building personal brand and value propositions and developing a better understanding of your client or employee profiles, personality types and preferences.
All bookings of an MBTI Assessment and debrief will receive a free MindPT (MindPowerTechnology) session called “A Loved Life”, which retails for $47USD. This is used as a daily boost of inspiration, motivation and for getting the day off on a positive mindset.
This is what Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage had to say: “MindPT is at the forefront of the movement to combine technology and positive psychology research to make positive individual change easier and prime the brain for success”.
Experience the potential of the MindPT tool by following this link to access the session called “A Loved Life” at a special price of $19.95 USD. Upon registering you will also receive 2 free sessions from MindPT, which will provide some easy to use and fun, go-to, anywhere, anytime tools you can use to keep a positive mindset and be motivated to achieve your goals.
A session is a short audio/visual presentation – a ‘moving vision board on steroids’, designed based on the latest in neuroscience and positive psychology, which can be watched in as little as 3 minutes a day, to help you:
• Focus on what you want
• Reinforce what is working and increase positive thinking
• Change automatic negative self-talk to automatic empowered self-talk
• Support your goals/ align your beliefs (“what’s possible”) with your goals
• Uplift your mood, empower, energize, inspire, motivate and educate yourself
• Inspire creativity and innovation
• Accelerate learning and sharpen your mental faculties
• Mentally rehearse and prime for success
You can find out more about MindPT in this YouTube clip – Shawn Achor, author of “The Happiness Advantage” – Becoming happier with MindPT: Shawn Achor You Tube
For more information about any of the offers, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or,
visit the website: www.innovativeconsultingsolutions.com.au