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Key Points for Natalee Johnston

  • Natalee Johnston has had many firsts, Navy’s first female pilot, instructor, flight commander and executive officer.
  • Natalee is passionate about how organisational culture can impact on employee behaviours.
  • Natalee Johnston is an expert in Human Factors (soft skills) and Safety culture.
  • Natalee captivates audiences with her lived experiences of the lessons in safety, culture and decision making.

Topics for Natalee Johnston

  • Importance of safety and organisational culture
    Safety and organisational culture are intertwined as they have such a significant influence on each other. Understanding how they are linked and having the ability to identify when they are failing can not only, save businesses but also lives.
  • Resilience and perseverance
    With opinions and attitudes against her, Natalee’s perseverance and resilience enabled her to become the first female pilot in the RAN. Overcoming the hardest critic, herself, along the way.
  • Soft skills and decision making
    Soft skills are the skills that enable us to effectively interact with our environment and each other. Understanding how they influence our decisions and behaviours significantly contribute to improved leadership, communication and safety. It can be the difference between success and failure.

Testimonials for Natalee Johnston

We've worked with Natalee previously but never had the chance to hear her story. My goodness it’s an amazing one. Natalee delivered her tale to a group of 100+ women working in collision and by the end of it, people were lined up like groupies just to have the chance to speak with her. She was definitely the highlight of the event.  
Two de Force

Natalee Johnston was great to work with, she really went above and beyond by reviewing our Awards script pre event and flagging any pronunciation questions. She also researched the finalists so arrived at the studio SUPER prepared. Very impressive!
Two de Force

Natalee Johnston was relaxed and well prepared and had a very interesting story to tell.   

Lieutenant Commander (RAN Rtd.) Natalee Johnston presented a series of safety culture workshops to more than 100 Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance personnel in support of Defence Safety Week 2018.  Natalee focused on the tragic loss of a Royal Australian Navy Sea King helicopter and the resulting loss of all on board, providing an in-depth overview which clearly conveyed the importance of organisational safety culture and the broader values, attitudes, leadership commitment and community expectations beyond work, which collectively drive and influence safety culture. Natalee highlighted the need for ongoing organisational vigilance; in particular the need for leaders to understand their business risks and an inherent need to resource and support measures which manage monitor and evaluate those risks in order to prevent harm to all workers.  Additionally, the criticality of ensuring that managers understand motivational pressures placed on their workers to succeed operationally, must be weighed up against worker perception and understanding that safety must not be compromised under any circumstances, against achieving operational outcomes. Natalee’s presentation inspired and motivated all attendees, making a strong impression in developing effective leadership in work health and safety, which features engagement and consultation, allowing managers to make better decisions relating to WHS matters, and striving to reduce work-related death, injury and disease.
WHS&E Manager
Air Warfare Destroyer Alliance
Osborne Naval Shipyard