Roseann Gedye is the founder of her own communication advisory service known as Roseann’s Principles, born in 2000.
Her career in education began as a primary school teacher in the mid-1970′s. Working in both the state and private sector, she moved through a number of positions of responsibility including Senior Teacher, Deputy Principal, Acting Principal and Music Specialist.
In 1989 Roseann was involved in a serious car accident, which changed the direction of her life. Having to retire from teaching due to ill health, she took up a position as Director of the Success Motivation Institute. Here she explored the facilitation of programmes for adults in the fields of Motivation, Goal Setting, Communication Skills, Vision Setting and Personal Leadership. At this time she involved herself in a young persons’ leadership development organisation, known as Jaycees. Roseann became the first woman in the (then) forty-nine year history of the organisation to become the President of New Zealand Jaycees. It was a wonderful experience!
Roseann went on to become elected as a Junior Chamber International Vice-President. Her assignment was: Tunisia; Algeria; Morocco; Senegal; Côte D’Ivoire; Burkina Faso; Nigeria; Benin; Congo; Zaire; Gabon; Mali; Guinee; and South Africa – deepest, darkest French-speaking Africa. She travelled extensively, teaching leadership to young people in these African countries. A mind-blowing and very humbling experience.
In the mid-1990′s Roseann gained a position as Senior Lecturer at the UNITEC Institute of Technology. Here she took on the role of delivering communication principles and practices and was fortunate to work with a highly creative team who developed the Bachelor of International Communication – the first of its kind in the world. Simply amazing!
Roseann completed a Masters of Management Studies (with Distinction) at the University of Waikato in in 1999. Her thesis focused on the rhetoric used to frame change in large organisations.