March 2017

104 APAC / March 2017 , Tracey Penington of Gordian Global Solutions tells us more about herself and the firm. A NewWay of Thinking Tracey is a Transformation Specialist, Futurist and Entrepreneur as well as having spent a large amount of her career as a trouble-shooter for corporate business. Her clients have included major banks, financial institutions, and government agencies along with numerous other sectors. Tracey has extensive experience both national and international working with start-ups and SMEs through to large corporate clients, both public and private sector. She has addressed audiences worldwide on innovation and business transformation and is often sought after as a keynote speaker. Tracey established her first business Gordian Global Solutions (Gordian) in 2009. From an initial start-up, the Gordian team have leveraged their ability to cut through complexity and ambiguity to deliver innovative and sustainable solutions for clients. This has supported the business to grow and scale through their reputation of experienced transformation specialists that deliver. Gordian work with a range of clientele both national (Australia) and International across both the Public and Private sector. The business now offers a wide range of services, specifically focused around supporting Innovation and Transformation. These include:- • Transformation Strategy, Design and Delivery • Capability Building in Innovation • Organisational Change Management • Human Resource Management and Culture Transformation • Organisational Development • Operations Management and Risk Management • Organisational Efficiency Tracey’s focus and mission statement is a new way of thinking, to create a new way of being. She says she has always liked working on the things that people say “You can’t fix, it’s always been like that”. She loves creating new models and systems, whether that is for a business, community or a Country, her view is that it is the same principle “it’s all about how you think about and approach the problem/solution”. This stemmed from her years of setting up or fixing up new organisational models and systems for banks. Her belief is that we need to look differently at the way we consider and face problems, and that perception then helps create and innovate new solutions. Tracey has since completed a number of papers and a recent eBook on Quantum Intellect – A new way of thinking, to help practitioners and business think differently about the way they solve problems in today’s world. Since setting up Gordian in 2009, Tracey has also established a number of other businesses that now focus on supporting the broader community. Ripple Energetics (www. is a leading edge program that is used in the Corporate market and now being looked at for use in Schools and Universities, along with their Quantum Intellect (www. ) program. The Change Space (www. is focussed on supporting anyone involved in ‘Change’ as well as the business sector with the constant change that is happening through workplaces today. The Innovator Lab (www.theinnovatorlab. com) is focussed on helping Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Small Business in helping them bring their ideas to life. Their new Innovation education program (which incorporates Quantum Intellect) is also being considered by a number of countries as a new part of curriculums for schools and Universities. Tracey is also in the process of establishing The Gordian Foundation which will work closely with Government, Corporate Institutions and Philanthropy, focussing on introducing new innovative thinking to create new models and systems for current and future generations. There is also a major focus on many of communities long held problems and issues, such as Homelessness and Health and Wellbeing. Some of the areas they are currently working on include:- • Medical Health and Artificial Intelligence • Biotechnology and Energetic & Informational Medicine • Indigenous Programs • Homelessness and Integrated Community Programs • Horticulture, Viticulture and Botanic Research • Building and Construction – new Systems and Models • Global Banking and Payment Systems • Metadata Systems and Business Application As part of Tracey’s values around giving back to the community she continues to work with Government on issues such as Homelessness and how to think differently, leveraging social innovation to tackle many of today’s major challenges. She also continues her work with entrepreneurs, small business and start-ups to innovate, trouble shoot and scale. In 2012 Tracey was awarded the Medical Order of the Knights Hospitallers for her work within the Community. Tracey continues to lead a number of ‘leading edge’ research and development programs, to tackle current and future global issues. K Name: Tracey Penington Company: Gordian Global Solutions Web: Email: [email protected] 1702AP24