Our People: Q&A with Consultant Felicity Reibelt
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Felicity Reibelt is a Consultant at Emerson Health. We sat down with Felicity and asked her to tell us more about herself. Read on to find out!
1. You've recently joined Emerson Health network. Welcome! Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Sure! I’m Felicity and I’ve recently joined Emerson Health as a consultant. I have a clinical background, having worked as a podiatrist across a range of healthcare settings both in NSW and QLD and in 2020 I completed a Master of Commerce, majoring in Business Strategy, at UNSW. On a personal note, I moved to the ‘big smoke’ of Sydney almost four years ago from Brisbane, where I was born and raised, and while I love my new home of Sydney, I’ll always be a Maroons supporter.
2. You're a Podiatrist by background, what made you decide to become a management consultant?
After working for a number of years as a clinician across the private, public and aged care sectors, I started to become more aware of and directly impacted by some of the broader challenges faced by the health sector. As many clinicians are, I’m driven to solve problems and I could see an opportunity to solve really important problems on a larger scale as a management consultant. I’m thrilled to have joined the Emerson Health team this year and I’m so excited by the opportunity to do meaningful work in the sector that I’m so passionate about.
3. What's something you learned about yourself in 2020?
Wow, where do I begin. Amongst all the craziness of a global pandemic, 2020 was a super busy year for me balancing my clinical workload with postgraduate studies. COVID also obviously threw a few curveballs my way and forced some pretty big changes to happen overnight, both with my work and study. So in retrospect, I think one of the biggest things I learnt about myself was how adaptable and resilient I can be when faced with very dynamic and fluid situations. 2020 also taught me the importance of looking after myself and the valuable lesson of how to work ‘smarter’ rather than ‘harder’ when juggling lots of competing priorities.
4. Who is someone you admire and why?
Someone I have always really admired is my grandfather. He built a very successful family-run business with the utmost integrity and is one of the hardest working people I know. He is now in his 80s and is still working 4 days a week in the family business. He inspires me every day to work hard, pursue my passions and continually challenge myself to be better.
5. What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Usually my Groodle puppy, Hugo, wanting to go for a walk and have his breakfast!