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“It is critical that we take the time to identify what thinking and what action we need to engage in to deal effectively with this environment, and to train our students to do the same.” (Hames 2007)


Dr Cathy Symington, B.Agr.Sc.(Hons), M.Ed. (Educational Management), IAMA, VADR.

Cathy is the director and founder of Nexus Point.

Much of her working life has been devoted to bringing out the best in people; through her 13 years as a lecturer, 15 years in training and operation in coaching and leadership, and 4 years as a professional executive coach. Additionally, she had 6 years in scientific research and 5 years as an executive assistant and office manager.  She has also worked as a scientific illustrator, tapping into her love of nature, attention to detail, and artistic flair.

Through undertaking her Master of Education (Educational Management), she has developed a passion for having educational organisations working at their best.

Cathy is also a nationally accredited mediator, qualified to practice in educational and workplace dispute resolution (see

Her doctorate is in applied entomology and toxicology, having focussed on reduction of pesticide usage in broad-acre crops.

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