Episode: 03

Just Lead with Alison Michalk

With Sonia McDonald and Alison Michalk

About this Podcast.

LHQ (LeadershipHQ) believes we should lead with kindness and courage, from the heart, doing rather than telling, and is known for their mantra ‘Just Lead’. LHQ leads by example in all these areas and through their work, research and awards. Their Outstanding Leadership Awards also espouses everything to do with Great Leadership.

Sonia McDonald founder & CEO of LeadershipHQ (LHQ) and McDonald Inc. will be sharing the best of leadership and interviewing the best in leadership.

Want to be a guest on our podcast go to https://www.leadershiphq.com.au/ or https://www.outstandingleadershipawards.com.au/contact/ or email us at hello@outstandingleadershipawards.com.au or hello@leadershiphq.com.au

About Alison Michalk, CEO Quiip

Alison Michalk is CEO and founder of Quiip, a global leader in online community management services; and co-founder of Swarm, Australia’s first and only dedicated online community management conference.

An industry pioneer with more than 12 years’ experience working with online communities, Alison is a respected industry leader, engaging speaker, widely published commentator and sought-after trainer in the areas of social media, online community governance, management, moderation and engagement.

With her finger on the online pulse, Alison founded Quiip after identifying a need for social media and online community services that minimised risks (including liability and brand reputation) and maximised user engagement.

She has built a world-class team of community managers who provide private, public and non-profit sector clients with 24/7 services.

Operating as a distributed company, Quiip has a team of over 20 based around the country and world. Alison is passionate about new business models and the future of work. This encompasses ‘radical flexibility’ (output bases performance) and remote work as a means to solve health & wellbeing, economic, social and environmental issues. Alison believes that modern day employers have an unprecedented opportunity to rethink the work ‘place’.

She is also an advocate for raising the profile and participation levels of women in tech, start-ups and leadership roles.

Alison led the rigorous B Corp certification process with Quiip one of the first 300 in Australia to become certified, based on meeting the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

Quiip was a finalist in B&T’s People & Culture Award (2018, 2019) and has been named one of Anthill’s Top 100 Coolest Companies in Australia four years running 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Along with an entrepreneurial passion for business Alison enjoys the beach, meditation, coffee, tech, and ferrying her sons between skate and surf spots.

Links Mentioned

LinkedIn - http://au.linkedin.com/in/alisonmichalk

Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/quiip

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