Lucy Bloom led a successful boutique advertising agency for 20 years before taking on the start-up challenge as founding CEO of a brand new women’s health charity. In less than three years at the helm, Lucy built the policy, procedure, team and strategy which raised $7M for a network of hospitals and a midwifery school in Ethiopia. Lucy then moved on to lead a Cambodian children’s charity as the organisation’s first CEO. She transformed it from an administration function to a fundraising machine with proper policy, procedure, budgeting and strategy, raising more in 12 months than the charity had raised in any year before.
Lucy has an impressive track record in communicating tricky subjects for mass appeal, strategic financial management, governance and policy. She is also an expert in building and developing high-performance teams. Lucy is an energetic conference speaker. Her style is fast-paced and fun, with presentations that are full of learnings to apply to work and life contexts.
Lucy’s areas of expertise are diverse and well applied to a huge range of audience profiles. She speaks on themes which apply to broad business issues from leadership, and communication to business growth and funding. Her audiences are just as diverse as her expertise, from CEOs to board directors, midwives to mortgage brokers, government to small business, educators and agitators. Lucy speaks from experience and from the heart. She is often described as “raw, real and very funny.” She’s a member of the Professional Speakers Association and has been a conference speaker for more than 15 years.