In the late 2000s, Australia’s leading childhood cancer charity, Camp Quality, realised that they needed to take action to support their staff and volunteers to be positive, optimistic and resilient each day. Working with children and families facing cancer is demanding and passion alone was not enough – they needed a range of skills and positive wellbeing to perform at their best.
With the guidance of world-leading experts, the charity began to embed the science of positive psychology, neuroscience and emotional intelligence in a staff training program called ORANGES. Oranges featured training in 7 segments – Optimism, Resilience, Attitude, Now (Mindfulness), Gratitude, Energy and Strengths.
Over time, Camp Quality staff began to become more resilient, responsive to change and agile in their thinking. So much so, that in 2017, Camp Quality was named in the top 5 most Trusted Charites in Australia by RepTrack. The charity continues to be ranked as Australia’s most reputable children’s cancer charity for kids aged 0-13 in the Australian Charity Reputation Index for 2019.
Forward-thinking HR professionals took notice of the impressive impact of Oranges. Camp Quality delivered the Oranges program to corporates interested in improving the wellbeing of their own staff, including Westpac, the NRL, Estee Lauder and APN News & Media.
It wasn’t long before demand outpaced Camp Quality’s capacity to meet it. So, in 2017, Camp Quality created The Oranges Toolkit as a wholly-owned social enterprise dedicated to delivering evidence-based, measurable and practical tools that build resilient, mentally healthy employees and change-ready workplaces.
Since then, The Oranges Toolkit has delivered programs to private and public sector organisations including AusPost, DHL Express, Cartier, SafeWorkSA, the South Australian Attorney-General’s Department and the Australian Institute of Sport. The Oranges Toolkit partner network continues to grow.
As a social enterprise and certified Social Trader, all profits are returned to Camp Quality. When you choose to invest in employee wellbeing and resilience programs with The Oranges Toolkit, you’re also choosing to support kids facing cancer in Australia.
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Our board ensures we stay true to our vision – operating by best practice principles to continue our leadership in corporate wellbeing while supporting Camp Quality to create a better life for kids facing cancer in Australia.
For over twenty years David has worked with leading companies in Australia and globally, enabling large scale organisational and cultural change to drive higher performance. His past executive roles include General Manager at Zebra Technologies across Australia and New Zealand, Executive Vice President, General Manager Ericsson Enterprise USA & Director Ericsson Services. David holds a Diploma in Business Management Wits University Johannesburg, Advanced Management Program Melbourne University Business School.
Beck has 25 years of global and local corporate experience, including executive roles in finance, leadership development, telecommunications and not-for-profit organisations. She is an experienced facilitator, speaker, coach and leadership consultant. Beck holds a Masters of Positive Psychology, a Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting & Finance and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment. Beck is also a Strengths Profile, MSCEIT and Team Management Profile Accredited Practitioner. Beck’s motto is ‘be happy, be kind, be grateful.’
David is our legal expert, among many other things. He is the National Partner in Charge, the Deputy Global Head of Legal and ASPAC Regional Leader at KPMG Law. He has a wealth of legal knowledge and specialises in the provision of mergers and acquisition and equity capital markets advice. David holds a BEc (Accounting Major) and LLB at Sydney University and has completed the Harvard Business School Leadership Program. David is also a long standing Board Member of Camp Quality.
Kylie is a business transformation leader, with experience working across IT, financial services, engineering, environmental services, manufacturing and legal services. She is a Non-Executive Director at Position Partners Pty Ltd and a keen philanthropist – working with The Smith and Rainbow House Iligan orphanage. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics, Film and Media), Postgraduate in Business and has studied Strategic HR at Harvard Business School. Kylie also has qualifications in Organisational Change Management from University Technology Sydney and is a graduate of AICD.
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