Working Visions started in 2001, and delivers purpose-driven strategic consulting, project management, training, research and advisory services across government, NGO’s and corporate sectors. Our advice is based on research, evidence and experience, not opinion. We are a multi-award winning boutique consultancy, with a particular interest in regional, tropical and northern Australia.
Tracey Wilson, Director, Working Visions has worked with First Nations people and communities across Australia for two decades. By listening, learning and collaborating she has humbly made a difference in the communities she has worked in, and partnered with.
Social Impact Assessment (SIA) includes the processes of analysing, monitoring and managing the intended and unintended social consequences, both positive and negative, of planned interventions (policies, programs, plans, projects) and any social change processes invoked by those interventions.
Working Visions works with collaborators which has included Mission Australia Communities for Children, Griffith University, the Cairns Institute, to advance Collective Impact as a framework for community change and to intentionally build the field of practice in Collective Impact and collaborative community change efforts.
If your organisation requires third party management systems auditing, system development or system maintenance, Working Visions can assist. Director Tracey Wilson is qualified as a Skilled Lead Internal/External Auditor with Exemplar Global competencies.
Tracey has been working the in the disaster recovery and rebuilding sphere since 2006. At a personal level, she has lived in disaster-prone areas most of her life including the Pilbara region of Western Australia, North-East Arnhem land and north Queensland.
Working Visions have an impressive track record in writing winning submissions and grant funding applications. We have partnered with NGO’s, local authorities, government departments and industry to identify project need, research funding options and prepare comprehensive and successful funding applications.
Are your projects failing to move forward because of public opposition?
Are staff faced with an angry people at public meetings?
Is your organisation perceived as untrustworthy or unresponsive?
Is decision-making stalled because of polarised viewpoints?
In the 21st century we are facing rapid social, environmental and economic change. Governments, industries and communities must make difficult decisions and tackle complex cross-sectoral policy problems to ensure prosperity and well-being for current and future generations.
Community engagement is premised on the democratic idea that those who are affected by an impactful issue should have input into the decision-making on the issue
Tracey has a passion for, and qualifications in, organisational Development and change management. We work with CEO’s, Managers and Boards to restructure for sustainable organisational outcomes
Tracey is a community builder and sustainability specialist. She has developed and driven sustainable development projects across Australia. Tracey has a long-term commitment to address social change through building the capacity of individuals, communities and organisations through citizen-led policy development.
Marcia Baker is Working Visions’energetic and extremely efficient administration coordinator. Marcia was usually seen busily scribing at community engagement events but she’s currently off travelling around Australia, however she still manages to keep our administration running like clockwork!
Jo is a self-proclaimed pracademic, dedicated to lifelong learning and passionate about professional development. As a community services Educator Jo has seven years teaching experience in vocational education and training and the tertiary education arena.
With over 18 years’ experience in the industry, Michael is Working Visions’ specialist consultant for infrastructure and environmental projects, including transport and water projects.
Miranda joined our team in 2017 and is our specialist in motion and graphic design. She is also a whizz with support around statistics, data and research. Based in our Melbourne office, when she’s not whipping up a video for one of our clients, she’s off studying for a double degree in Science and Arts at Monash University.
Annette loves light aircraft travel, which she does often! Annette has a Master of Commerce and 25 years’ experience in the review and management of organisational performance, program performance and review, business planning, business case preparation for funding, stakeholder and political management and workplace relations.
Craig recently departed Gladstone Regional Council after eight years as Communications and Marketing Advisor and is currently based between the Sunshine Coast and Gladstone
Julie’s roles have ranged from media and public relations, policy advisor, to senior management over 18 years with the QLD Government.
Understanding the link between empathetic listening, communications and authentic engagement.
What do you know about the terms ‘community engagement’, ‘community consultation’, communications?
In my role as CEO of CCRC I needed a facilitator to assist with the implementation of change as a result amalgamation of two Councils. I approached Tracey and soon had a comprehensive plan to assist middle, senior and executive management teams, from both organisations, start to work towards the common goal of integrating systems, policies and procedures to ensure the ‘new’ entity could work as a TEAM from the first day after amalgamation.I would recommend Working Visions as my preferred facilitators for any major restructure or organisational change management process.
Former CEO Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Working Visions is a unique provider of governance building and engagement services. Lead Tracey Wilson has been one of Australia’s greatest advocates of professional approaches to public participation in decision making, and her networks are both deep and extensive. Working Visions is a trustworthy partner to support those complex decision making processes.
Dr Allan Dale
Professor of Tropical Regional Development
The Cairns Institute, James Cook University
I have known Tracey for a number of years, and have been impressed by her skills in enabling collaboration, community engagement, and economic development. Tracey is an astute, commercially savvy, influential professional with a strong commitment to addressing the needs of the most disadvantaged members of our community, through sustainable economic and social development.
I’ve been lucky to collaborate with Tracey on a number of occasions, and she brings a creative and considered perspective that always adds value to a project. Working Visions excels in the development and management of meaningful strategic partnerships, often in complex circumstances where collaboration across teams and organisations is central to success. The community sits at the heart of Tracey’s engagement practice and it is a joy to see her work with people from countless backgrounds and abilities, delivering technical information as easily as her favourite chutney recipe. I admire Tracey, not just for her skill, but her warmth and energy. I look forward to our next project together.
Kate Retzki, Communications and Engagement Specialist
I have known Tracey for nearly 10 years in her work across Far North Queensland. She is a dynamic, committed public engagement professional who is a credit to her IAP2 affiliation. As an IAP2 ambassador for the area she helps support a growing network of engagement practitioners with enthusiasm and demonstrated expertise across a wide range of sectors and subject matter. She has particular expertise in disaster response and recovery operations.
Sioux Campbell, IAP2 ambassador, FNQ.
Chameleon Public Relations Ltd.
Tracey has a wealth of knowledge and a huge heart. She has worked with large and small companies and government organisations and is excellent at strategic planning and execution. I would recommend Tracey to any business that is looking to grow and would like an outside opinion on where their business needs some help.
Kimberley Lynch, MBA, AFAIM
International Business Growth Specialist