Life After Leadership, Part 2 with Gay Wales

Inspirational Education Leaders

Jan 4 2023 • 30 mins

Past leaders have so much to offer new and up-and-coming leaders within the
education sector. In this episode, Gay Wales offers her insights.

Gay is an experienced leader of strategic change who is passionate about delivering
engaging, relevant, inquiry-based education with a strong emphasis on individual needs
and the development of holistic skills for the future of work. She consistently initiated the
building of inspired, connected teams; improved the opportunities for senior and junior
school students. Her 13 years of practical experience in the business world also led Gay
to develop her career in transformational leadership.

Having recently moved to the UK from her native Australia; in this episode, Gay shares
her journey, lessons and advice as well as what the future holds now she has stepped
away from the Principals office.

We also cover -

● How does Gay describe herself as a leader vs. how would others describe her?
● A key element in Gay’s past recruitment process that helped make great hires
● The catalyst that ignited Gay’s education career
● Gay’s experience with starting a private senior school in Australia
● The personal journey that taking a break from leadership has allowed Gay to
embark on
● The one change in who’s making the decisions that would make all the difference
● Essential advice for aspiring leaders

Gay is passionate about making a difference with a broader lens and has a huge
amount to offer in this episode.



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