In this episode, Michelle Walsh, founder of Hourglass Consultancy, shares tips and insights regarding goal-setting as part of quality improvement planning in the early childhood sector.

Our Expert Michelle Walsh

Michelle Walsh, an experienced Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer, leads the team at Hourglass Consultancy, which provides training and support services to the Early Childhood Education & Care Sector and the families within their settings. With 21 years of experience in the field, Michelle has served in various capacities, including educator, teacher, director, assessor, manager, and consultant. Her diverse background includes roles such as Consultant with Semann & Slattery, Trainer with Gowrie SA, Director, NCAC Validator, Regional Manager for 90 services in a large organization, and Area Manager. Based in South Australia, Michelle and her team enjoy collaborating with clients both locally and interstate.

In this episode we cover:

– Goal setting and common mistakes
– Key areas for effective goal-setting
– Realities and challenges beyond ideal scenarios

A sneak peek inside the episode:

“In terms of goal setting, I always say “stay positive and forward facing.” I think the quality improvement plan needs to be something that’s gonna, you know, light a fire in your belly and it’s positive and it’s forward facing.”

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