Kathryn has worked in the care sector for most of her career, spending 14 years at Helping Hand Aged Care from 2008-2022. She started out as a Community Group Coordinator and Counsellor before moving to Home Care Package Coordinator. After that, Kathryn’s initiative compelled her to take on a leadership role for a small team, which opened many doors for her professional development and ignited her passion for leadership. After proving her natural leadership ability throughout the years, Kathryn was promoted to Home Care Operations Manager. Here, she was responsible for a team of more than 400 staff that serviced around 3,000 clients across South Australia.
During her time at Helping Hand, Kathryn learned firsthand the importance of good leadership for developing strong teams that are motivated to go above and beyond in achieving positive outcomes for customers. She brings that same philosophy to her role at Enhanced Lifestyles, fitting perfectly with our customer-centric approach.
In-home care in Aged Care certainly has its parallels with the NDIS, particularly when it comes to safety and quality. Kathryn’s many years of experience in achieving great outcomes for customers make her an exceptionally qualified General Manager for Enhanced Lifestyles’ operations.
Kathryn is committed to ensuring that our services reflect the importance of empowering customers to live independently in their own home setting. She is also passionate about providing customers with the right supports for their needs, supporting them to achieve their goals, and working with them to build their capacity.
When you look at her qualifications, Kathryn’s passion for helping others shines through: she graduated from UniSA with a Bachelor of Psychology in 2003 before earning a Master of Social Work from Flinders University in 2008.
Kathryn is also a graduate of the prestigious Governor’s Leadership Foundation through the Leaders Institute of South Australia, having completed the program in 2019. This 12-month program includes monthly development facilitation, experience working in the field in various leadership settings, and a 10-month long Community Action Project that students deliver in partnership with a small business.