Cultural/change strategist, facilitator, teacher, ethicist, author and social entrepreneur
Having run the family business and her own consulting firm for over fifteen years, Fabian Dattner joined forces with Jim Grant at the end of 1997 to form DGL International (now Dattner Grant). At the time, Fabian was already one of Australian’s best-known female entrepreneurs, speakers and leadership commentators. The incredibly fertile, intellectually rich and highly complementary partnership with Jim Grant enabled the newly formed company to have far broader reach.
Fabian has personally interviewed many hundreds of working Australians in numerous organisations across many industries. Her insights into leadership and her fearlessness in challenging leaders to consider more inclusive, and indeed more profitable forms of leadership are well acknowledged. She is widely recognised as a highly effective, creative strategist, facilitator, teacher and social entrepreneur.
Fabian has a considerable number of both commercial and community achievements to her credit. She has twice been a runner-up in the state Telstra Business Women’s Awards, and was recently a Victorian Finalist for 2015; she was also selected as one of the ‘Financial Review and Westpac’s – 100 Women of Influence’ for 2015; she is an Australia Day Ambassador; has been cited by Australia’s premier business magazine
The Bulletin as one of Australia’s top 100 contributors (late 90’s); regularly contributes to various media around Australia on leadership issues; and was a monthly guest on the ABC’s Nightlife program with Tony Delroy for many years. She has also penned three books on leadership and has been included in many others.
Down-to-earth, informed, entertaining and provocative, Fabian has contributed to or spoken for over 500 organisations throughout Australia, South-East Asia and Europe, including government, education, private, not for profit and community.