Operations Director, Common Purpose Student Experiences

Kimberley Dawe

Kim is a passionate facilitator and project manager with over 10 years experience designing and delivering experiential workshops that challenge individuals to step outside of their comfort zone and embrace their leadership potential. Kim has extensive experience in facilitating open and robust conversations, and believes fully that if you can look past what makes someone different, to find out what makes them the same, that even the most opposing people can walk out of a room with a new found connection, respect and understanding for one another.

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Kim now calls London home, after deciding to pack her bags in 2015 to join the Common Purpose Student Experiences team. As the Operations Director, Kim manages a team of Programme Managers and oversees the delivery of all leadership programmes run globally.

Prior to joining Common Purpose, Kim spent ten years working at The Reach Foundation, an Australian not-for-profit aimed at empowering young people to believe in themselves, fulfil their potential and dare to dream, no matter what their circumstances. Here she was a Senior Facilitator, Project Manager and member of the Leadership Team, and was responsible for training and developing younger facilitators, designing a national portfolio of workshops for secondary schools, and personally delivered over 1000 workshops to business leaders, parents and young people.

Kim has also worked for Leadership Victoria, a Melbourne-based leadership development organisation, managing government funded projects working specifically with those from African-Australian, and new and emerging communities.

With a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology and Communications) from Monash University, Australia, Kim has also completed a Diploma of Youth Work from RMIT University, and is currently one third of the way through a Masters of Communications at Deakin University.

When she’s not presenting in front of a group of people, Kim is off travelling the world, swimming in the ocean, or trying to learn how to swing dance.