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1 GENEVIEVE HEBART Wife, mother, grandmother, farmer, Market Manager, CWA, Soroptomist, Local Health Care Cluster, Food Barossa, SA Farmers Market Managers, State rep Australian Farmers Market Association, Chief Steward, Mt Pleasant Show, Public Officer, Tungkillo Progress Club, Chairman Mt Pleasant Street Party The Juggler of many balls

2 RESILIENCE The capacity to cope with change and challenge and bounce back during difficult times Women are angels When someone breaks our wings, We simply continue to fly Usually on a broomstick We’re flexible like that!

3 Born on 30 th March 1951 My mother used to tell me that the week I was born there was a heat wave with temperatures over 100 degrees Fahrenheit every day for a week. She used to lie in a cold bath to keep cool I suspect that indicates a level of resilience by my mother, absorbed by me in the bath!

4 Resilience when I began Nursing at 16. Wow…no prep nursing school then. Wards with a mind-blowing array of people of all ages and levels of illness …and of course the older nurses taking advantage of the innocence and naivety of a young person. 4 years of training, and midwifery for another year

5 Married and moved to a farming life Real change. A large farm in the South East Cooking for Jackaroos Helping with farm work even whilst pregnant. Elizabeth Rose was born.

6 Change again, Farm in Esperance in W.A Resilience profound : husband away all day, pregnant, toddler, unreliable phone, genset, kero fridges, wood stove and water heater, nearest neighbour 40 k, Esperance 80 k, cow to milk. Benjamin born Loved Esperance, sorry to leave, mother ill.

7 Resilience: Death of Mother Managed tea rooms mother had established. Back to nursing, night duty, tea rooms, cooking, serving scones, tea. Juggling balls again mother, wife, nurse/midwife and tea rooms manager Change again Back in SA

8 Nursing, children at school Resilience Diploma in Nursing. University life a real challenge. Resilience, travelling…. Gawler to Sturt College at Bedford Park Working full time.

9 Resilience : Founding parents of Trinity College in Gawler Many weekends restoring old school desks and chairs, building ovals, planting lawns, creating playgrounds, and planting trees Resilience: Vice Chair of first Board of Governors

10 Change again: Move to Lyell McEwin Hospital Assistant Director of Nursing Director of Nursing for 12 months Degree in Nursing FMC Resilience with death of a beloved father Change to Director of Nursing, Regional Country Hospital Change to Chief Executive Officer Resilience when used as a management consultant to other hospitals

11 Change again: Busy times, Bought a small farm, realising a dream Prime lambs and wool. Bred geese. Interesting exercise! 100 geese at one stage, incubating eggs, care for the goslings, free range. Problems with foxes and crows. Decided we were paying people to eat our geese : Gave up geese!

12 Resilience: Working full time Post graduate Certificate Health Admin: FMC Manager for 5 country Hospitals Many hours on the road,over night stays Rewarding job Government restructure Applied for job. lost it “outstanding candidate from NSW” Redeployee Outstanding candidate lasted 7 months Voluntary separation package. Disillusioned. All resilience into action!

13 Change again: Managed a restaurant Challenge and resilience! Business award Chef was a challenge 2 years.. it was either me or him. We both went…. Enthusiastic young couple took over

14 Next challenge and change! Established a Farmers Market at Mt Pleasant. Business plan and systems Interesting and exciting Great food producers Many challenges thrown up during the last 3 years Fantastic market : great experience

15 What next? Lots of thoughts, opportunities and challenges as I get to know and work with an inspiring group of women in the Mt Pleasant Community Watch this space!


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