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Author - Mentor - Leader
QLD Project Management Achievement Award (Community Service) 2012
Professional Women’s Network International Literacy Award 2014
Professional Mentor 2010 - current
Becky Paroz doesn’t fit in. She has worked for nearly 30 years in the construction industry, taking names and making one for herself. She loves her workboots, colours her hair purple and speaks loudly with a strong and confident voice. Bek makes her place in the world, she has never waited for a space to open for her. She wants to empower other high performers to reach their best and her book is filled with the wisdom she has learnt not only from her career, but her crazy life.
The Words of Bek; is her first collection of non-fiction writing and captures her insights, journey, horror, and humour that encapsulates her life; including the solutions she found to live her life to the fullest. Her style is supportive, educational, conversational, practical, easy to read and designed to offer the lessons learnt throughout her tumultuous life for others to benefit from. Through childhood trauma, chronic pain due to a debilitating immuno- condition and the vast challenges of her career, Becky has never accepted anything less than achieving and surpassing her goals. She believes everyone needs the chance at a full life no matter the circumstances they were born into or grew up in.
“I guess my writing is a way of
hopefully reaching a much greater audience with knowledge than just that one-on-one. And
that’s a way of bigger-picture mentoring; I like to think I’m contributing to the world”
~Becky Paroz, interview on Modern Mentoring with Australian Institute of Project Managers 2012
Having spent almost thirty years in the construction industry Becky Paroz has demonstrated her unique leadership abilities on some of the most demanding projects in the public and private sectors. As a successful Engineer and industry leading Project Manager she is a Director in three companies and a global professional mentor. With involvement in Graduate training programs and in-house workshops for many of her employers and clients; Becky’s formal training as a Performance Coach allows her to generate learning outcomes that create lasting change.
Becky has been and continues to be a speaker at state and national industry conferences; she is a driving force for the development and integration of culture and systems for industry improvement. Delivering workshops that transcend lessons learnt and focus on the improvement of human capital in relation to project management and beyond. Becky is known for her use of humour to challenge status quo thinking and offering alternative views for consideration. She is motivated to pass on her lessons learnt to assist and educate the next generation of leaders to become high achievers like herself.