Summer Goodwin is a leader, coach and mentor with 25 years’ experience.

During my communications career, I’ve grown from technical specialist, to manager and mentor, to leading and coaching large creative teams.

I worked in leadership roles for the last 10 years. I’ve led creative digital teams for Yarra Trams, Green Hat and Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

I currently lead the editorial and content team at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. This includes our digital and social media channels.

I’m passionate about working with emerging leaders to help build capacity, confidence and self awareness. I mentor and coach women across Australia.

I am dedicated to leading creative, collaborative and courageous teams, and developing the next generation of leaders.

Work with me

  • Leadership coaching
  • Career mentoring
  • Professional brand

Connect with me

As well as the valuable insights into the role of social media in industry, we really appreciated hearing about your own journey in communications and about the different opportunities for graduates.

We have already had some wonderful feedback from students, with quite a few participants saying they came away from the session feeling inspired.

Thank you also for your generosity in answering student questions – we know the learners really appreciated your thoughtful responses.

Swinburne Online team

Summer is an excellent team leader and mentor. As a recent graduate entering the professional workforce for the first time, she has supported me with my learning within the industry, and within myself. She always makes time to prepare me with the knowledge I need to succeed in marketing and PR and has helped me understand the finer details of web and copywriting, social media, and the beauty of the full stop. Summer is a friendly, helpful and patient leader, answering questions and requests from the team and me without hesitation. As my leader, she always ensures I understand the reasons behind her decisions, as well as supporting me 100% on my journey through the working world. I am truly blessed to have her as my mentor and leader, and she is the inspiration for my future career. Couldn’t give her a higher recommendation if I tried, Summer is a dedicated and extremely competent member of the team and will be a valued part of any team she works with.

Natasha, Melbourne