Clarity Consortium is: Gretchen Young (founder of Young Futures), Rachel Healy (founder of Rachel Healy Consulting), Sue Goodwin (founder of Sodalite Projects) and Katy O’Callaghan (founder of Outpost Consulting) – four experienced professionals each with a strong track record.
We have all worked together, in various permutations, for around 15 years. With shared interests, values and work ethic, and complementary skills and backgrounds, our joint efforts have always brought exceptional results for our clients.
In 2019, we came together to form Clarity Consortium. Through Clarity Consortium we leverage our combined resources and networks to conduct larger projects and contribute lasting differences for the organisations and communities that we work with.
We draw on our expertise in research, analysis and dialogue and our backgrounds in education, health, community services and public policy to assist our government and not-for-profit clients create better communities. We work to include the voices of people with lived experience throughout our work.
Clarity Consortium is not a company, it is more like a collaborative; a group of organisations working together for a common purpose. We have aligned values, mutual trust and respect, we work democratically, we pool information and we commit to common quality standards.
Sue is a skilled facilitator, evaluator, researcher and writer with a strong interest in education and training, community services and the arts. Having started working life as a teacher, she is passionate about clear and concise communication.
Rachel is a critical thinker and sharp analyst with a passion for social justice. She is a researcher, evaluator and problem-solver with significant experience in public policy development.
Katy is an experienced consultant who enjoys corralling best evidence and ideas for sound decision-making. With roots in education, training and workforce development, she also specialises in Indigenous and disability policy.
Gretchen brings strategic foresight principles and methods to her work as a facilitator, evaluator and researcher. She supports communities, organisations and individuals to respond to emerging futures and realise their preferred future.
Dignity and respect – we place the people and communities our work serves at the centre of everything we do
Integrity – we commit to maintaining open and honest relationships, using our independence wisely, and being accountable for our commitments and actions
Quality – we design methods specific to your needs, not cookie cutter approaches
Curiosity and courage – we ask enquiring questions, challenge received wisdom, and are unafraid to pursue innovative possibilities
Creating impact – our services guide practical, positive change for people and communities