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

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

I’ve worked in leadership roles for the past decade. I currently lead the editorial and content team at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.

I’ve also led successful digital and social teams at Yarra Trams, Green Hat and Swinburne University of Technology.

I love digital storytelling, developing strategic and creative campaigns, and data analytics.

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 female leaders.

Work with me

  • Leadership coaching and mentoring
  • Career coaching and mentoring
  • Brand and communications

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Summer is a leader who cares about the people around her. She’s a results-focused, passionate and enthusiastic person who’ll dive into the deep end to get things done. Her creative and strategic skills are a valuable resource to any organisation. Plus Summer has capabilities that sit across multiple areas of digital content. She stays focused when things get tough, but has a sense of humour that helps lighten the load when you need it – a great combination. She’s a great asset you can bounce ideas off and I enjoyed working with her immensely.

Nathan, Melbourne

Throughout our sessions it was obvious that Summer is highly knowledgeable and passionate about helping people to achieve their full personal and professional potential. I engaged Summer as a career coach during a transition period in my career. I was burnt out and unsatisfied at my current job, but finding it difficult to identify exactly what I wanted and scared to make the leap to bigger things. With Summer’s help, I was able to identify my values and my strengths and to map out my career aspirations and, with Summer’s mentoring, I successfully applied for a highly-competitive NHMRC fellowship. I was supported to identify areas where I had been poorly managed at previous workplaces, and to develop and implement boundaries and strategies moving forward, gaining conviction in my own worth as both a person and an employee. I highly recommend Summer’s coaching services for people at all stages of their professional lives.

Ria, Sydney