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Julia is a leader, thinker and ‘do-er’. She supports individuals, boards, teams, organisations and systems to THINK, ACT and GROW.

Through her career, Julia has worked with government, non-government organisations and private business. Her roles have encompassed: executive leadership and governance; strategic advisor; business development; organisational development; program design, evaluation and delivery; project work; and started her career – last century – working directly with people experiencing disadvantage.

Julia is passionate about smart thinking, good governance, courageous action and getting the best out of individuals and groups to Get Stuff Done.




  • Systems thinking: Increasing systems literacy, Analysing systems – their impact and influence, Viable systems (and healthy organisations)
  • Strategic thinking
  • Governance – what does ‘good’ look like?
  • Executive support
  • Evaluations and reviews
  • Consumer input and participation
  • Co-design
  • Matching method to context (no one size fits all solution)


  • Create results driven plans
  • Governance and leadership mentoring, external supervision and executive support
  • Mentoring of new managers
  • Managing performance in social systems
  • Use of foresight in strategic planning
  • Project management
  • Program design and implementation
  • Stakeholder management


  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Organisational reviews and development
  • Business procurement
  • Tender writing
  • Governance advice, guidance and reviews
  • Quality accreditation
  • Business step changes


Oxford Scenarios Program, Saїd Business School, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, UK
Masters of Management (Strategic Foresight), SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY
Graduate Certificate in Social Sciences, SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
Certificate IV Training and Assessment
Certificate III Business Excellence

Julia has been as an associate with KPMG and a sessional teacher at  Swinburne University of Technology, teaching in the Masters of Strategic Foresight degree.


Using systems thinking to create more impactful social policy





Julia Canty-Waldron


t: 0418 359 417