Lucy Mayes is a trained lawyer, social worker and company director. She works as a leadership, community and organisational development consultant, and story catcher. Her writing has been published in literary and academic journals and she is a sought-after speaker and facilitator. Lucy has served on several not for profit Boards and has worked in leadership development for over 20 years. Her innovative work in leadership has led to her being awarded a Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship, and being Victorian runner up of the prestigious Australian Rural Women’s Award in 2008, sponsored by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. Lucy lives in Central Victoria, Australia where she is a proud and passionate mother, wife and community member. Her interest in the medical profession stems from her role as ‘doctor’s wife,’ and also from a former life practicing medical litigation law, and a lifetime interest in human systems and purpose at work.