But like any career path, it has hardly been straight forward and if Kylie had’ve stuck to her original plan she’d probably be a P.E teacher. As a qualified Primary Teacher, Kylie majored in Physical Education and enjoyed her part-time job teaching kids to swim. She joined Flight Centre with the intention of going back into teaching when more jobs became available. Before long, she was entrenched in the Flight Centre businesses and loving every minute. She hasn’t looked back since.
Today, Kylie is the National Operations Leader for Flight Centre Accredited Training. She looks after a great team of people that manage all of the Certificate 3s and 4s, and Diplomas that our people complete as part of their learning pathway. Ironically, it also means she’s dealing with the Education Sector in the form of Registered Training Organisations and State Government education departments.
As our fun-loving and energetic committee member, we love that one of Kylie’s not-so-hidden talents is a love of the microphone. You’ll find her at some of our Womenwise events with mic in hand engaging the crowd….the girl can work a room.
When asked how women can make a valuable contribution to leadership, Kylie said the ability to meaningfully connect is one of our most valuable assets.
“Women are very good at cultivating relationships that are purposeful, genuine and meaningful. In turn, we can create great connection points between people and resources,” she said.
“I really want to see women being brought together to support each other, learn from each other and have a fun time doing it.”
Kylie is a mum to two boys with a bustling social life so between work and driving them around, she’s constantly on her toes.