RedHead Communications

Where Diversity Thrives and Leaders Come Alive

RedHead Communications is a boutique training and consulting firm specialising in cultural competence, diversity and inclusion, and leadership development. Our training programs help middle managers and executives leverage diversity and inclusion strategy to grow workplace culture and increase innovation. As a result of our services, organisations gain improved cultural awareness and cross-cultural communication. These are the first steps towards increased team collaboration and conflict management. Our mission is to utilise culture to improve the way that businesses operate at the individual and organisational level. This inevitably leads to increased return on investment. Culture is grounded in many factors including ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, age, and ability. Therefore, RedHead Communications takes all facets of culture into consideration when delivering our workshops, training programs, coaching sessions, and keynote speeches.

Director Dr Tanya Finnie

Dr Tanya Finnie, the founding principal of RedHead Communications, is a global cultural strategist with over 20 years of experience working in leadership and cultural domains. Tanya hails from a widely diverse cultural background, having lived and worked throughout several African, European, and Australasian countries. Over time, she has built valuable cultural and intellectual experience to coincide with her academic knowledge on cultural topics and challenges. She holds a PhD in Cultural leadership, postgraduate Diploma in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Commerce in Tourism Management. Tanya has also completed a Diploma in Public Speaking, Certificate IV in Coaching, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma in Leadership, Diploma in Front-line Management, and a Diploma in Human Resources. 

She lives in Perth Western Australia, but works around the globe. She lives with her Golden Retriever, Labrador, teenage son and husband, not necessarily in that order.

More About Tanya

Tanya has a proven ability and track record of delivering successful and effective outcomes for small and large organisations. Her implementation of tailor-made training programs based on a multi-faceted assessment process is what separates her from the crowd. Tanya’s packages effectively determine processes and elements of company culture that require development and improvement. Tanya’s strong emphasis on principles of cultural intelligence and emotional intelligence, along with her own extensive knowledge and experience, uniquely position her as an expert in assisting corporate and community establishments. By providing tools to build rapport, meaningful relationships, and culturally appropriate communication skills, Tanya is able to help clients fulfil their goals and aspirations. Ultimately, this helps her clients become more successful.

Tanya also loves to give back. She is a past long time chair of the United Nations Association Australia Human Rights Committee and supports CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) individuals to get on boards (through the Office of Multicultural Interests OMI). Additionally, she is a patron for Roots TV, a long term supporter of interns via the Work integrated learning program at the University of Australia, and is also an early adopter of Conscious Capitalism. She is also the founder of the Diversity and Inclusion Summit.

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Tanya’s specialities include:

Cultural Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence
Body Language
Executive Coaching
Diversity Training
Leadership Development
Inclusion Training

 

Unconscious Bias
Diversity and Inclusion
Presentation Skills
Building Confidence
Interdepartmental Issues
Organisational Culture
Keynote Speaking 

Cultural Competence
Professional Speaking
Cross-Cultural Training
Cultural Awareness
Cross-Cultural Communication
Negotiation
Situational Awareness 

Dr Tanya Finnie | Director

Tanya Finnie has always been an explorer and avid traveler. She is curious about culture and human behaviour and completed her PhD in Cultural Leadership.
She was born in South Africa, but lived several years in Namibia, Germany, Zimbabwe and shorter terms in a variety of other countries, before calling Australia home. Her graduate Certificate was in Adult learning and Education and use that underlying knowledge to shape the learning with a strong flavour of application and practice.

Ronald Chua Strategic | Communications Manager

Ronald Chua joined our team in 2019 when he started out as a marketing intern from the UWA Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program. With a Degree and Masters in Strategic Communications, Ronald brings his knowledge and skills to our team by overseeing our strategic marketing efforts and campaigns as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Summit. Ronald hails from Singapore and loves all things pop culture from music, television shows, movies and TikTok, if you want to know what’s trending lately, just ask him.

Lucky Office Doggo

Lucky, though slightly more mature, is still full of bounce and quite keen to meet new people. He does not own a TV nor care about commercial advertising, but is always keen to pose for an action shot for social media. Lucky is a great listener and an even better snorer. He loves the water and dreams about buying a catamaran when he retires. Lucky’s name is directly related to his zest for life as he was adopted from a euthanasia list, though did not originally landed there by choice. Prefers sleeping on the job.

Khaya Office Pup

Khaya is a Gen Alpha ‘employee’. Since his start at RedHead, he has been the Alpha pushing everyone around by simply batting his eyelids. More into technology and a big fan of TV, especially 'Hotel for Dogs'. His name stems from the Xhosa (South African Bantu Nguni people) language meaning ‘Home’ but also sounds the same than the Noongar (Australian Indigenous) word ‘Kaya’, meaning ‘Hello’. Still finding his perfect work style, he is a combination of fluff and personality.

RedHead Communications: Value Statement

INCLUSION

AGILITY

EXCELLENCE

COURAGE