What our clients say
Libby Callister’s leadership as part of the GOLDOC Engagement Team was exceptional. In particular Libby’s work with a variety of stakeholders associated with the development and implementation of the Currumbin Community Engagement Strategy was a great success. Dealing with a community anxious about the impacts of the Commonwealth Games road cycling and walks events required an understanding of the many sensitivities in play.
The enormity of conducting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games for the first time in a Regional City presented many communication challenges across many Partners. The Currumbin project required Libby to work closely with the City of Gold Coast, the Business Advisory Group and to develop a Community Strategy to deal with a lot of misinformation within the Community.
Libby’s professional approach, empathy and ability to lead at the same time as being a team member were of the highest order. Her focus on addressing the key issues to achieve a positive outcome never waivered when others were distracted by different political motivations – a key success in itself. Always approachable with great listening ability Libby was a key staff member.
I love the article and great coverage thanks so much.
Your family were fabulous and worked up a great following.
“Libby Callister is an enthusiastic and smart leader. She is an expert at organising teams to achieve great results for any organisation. Her project management skills and attention to detail is top notch. We were thrilled at the opportunity to work with such a passionate and committed individual.”
“Libby is a consummate media and communications specialist. She has extensive experience working with state and local governments. She also has significant experience in working with the private sector and sporting organisations at a local, regional and state level.
“Libby has highly developed project management skills including scoping project plans from inception to execution and evaluation. Also her stakeholder management skills are very highly defined given her significant experience developed over many years in marketing and communication.”
“I would doubt whether there would be many if any other consultants with the breadth of experience and understanding of the political process and the media’s role in politics.”
“Libby has an intricate understanding of the processes of policy development, enhanced by her knowledge of the mechanics of decision making at senior levels of Government. Her expertise in corporate development and strategic planning is the product of experience in both the public sector and subsequently as a private consultant.”
“Libby has demonstrated great skill in project management including stakeholder and scope management. She has worked with a variety of stakeholders and has been successful in getting people to work together effectively and achieving high quality outcomes on budget and on time.
“Libby has also excelled in the area of corporate governance including corporate/policy development and strategic planning.
“Her ability to grasp and respond to a difficult brief, invoke a call to action, cut through red tape and deliver in a timely manner was a fresh and welcome approach in a government environment.”
“Thanks all for your amazing efforts last week in getting the Professor Horsley homework story out onto the national and international stage – with hits from Washington DC, New Zealand and all major Australian capitals.”
“Callister Media and Communications has the ability to link into our strategic planning and ensure our brand and vision is paramount when developing story opportunities.”
“Prior to enlisting Callister Media, we struggled to achieve a return from our PR investment. Within weeks we hit the pages of targeted industry press and soon found ourselves in mainstream press, radio and TV.
“Our coverage had previously been less than 50c in the dollar. Last year with Callister Media our investment returned $8.50 for every dollar spent – equating to just under $1 million in press coverage.”