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Friska Wirya

Principal Founder at Fresh by Friska

Sydney, Australia

Friska Wirya is a Change Management expert and Leadership & Management consultant at Fresh by Friska.

For 9 years, she’s dedicated herself to studying what sustains or slashes behavioral change in global organizations. She helps organizations, and the people within them, more readily accept and thrive through disruptive change.

Friska has led change efforts impacting up to +23,000 people across the seven continents at Worley, one of the largest engineering companies in the world, and built the change consulting practice at Fujitsu. She previously headed up change management at Newcrest Mining, the largest gold miner on the ASX and is currently partnering with the #1 university in Australia to bring their digital transformation to life. A lifelong learner and self-confessed geek, her effectiveness at managing the people-side of change has proven to be a compelling cost mitigation strategy.

Friska’s expertise has been sought after at Future of Mining Sydney, Minerals Week Canberra, Mining Leaders Forum Perth, Female Influencers in Tech Australia, Women in Leadership Asia, Women in Mining & Energy Indonesia and Contino’s The Tech Leadership Panel. Her work has been published in The Australian, The HR Institute, the Journal of Policing Insight, AusIMM’s Digital Disruption bulletin, Delivering Happiness and Thrive Global.

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Sydney, Australia
Speaking Topics: change management, digital transformation, resilience

Friska Wirya Points
Academic 0
Author 15
Influencer 420
Speaker 16
Entrepreneur 20
Total 471

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Company Information

Company Type: Individual
Media Experience: 7 years
Last Media Interview: 03/30/2022

Areas of Expertise

Change Management 33
Digital Disruption 30.05
Business Strategy 30.55
Digital Transformation 30.63
Culture 30.17
COVID19 31.74
Leadership 30.31

Industry Experience

Agriculture & Mining
Engineering & Construction
Federal & Public Sector
Higher Education & Research
Oil & Gas
Primary Metal & Steel
Professional Services

Publications

2 Article/Blogs
6 change management lessons from the first holiday in 2 years
LinkedIn
February 02, 2022
Anyway, I always take lessons from my travels that help me do what I do better. There were many change management learnings from my adventures throughout Rome, Milan, Prague, Budapest, The Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Florence and the Tuscany region.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Digital Disruption, Change Management

5 leadership musts in the new COVID-normal
LinkedIn
July 20, 2021
Leadership is often the most singled-out contributor to success (or not) when discussing how we engage, enthuse and excite people in organisations. It summarises the must-have characteristics, values, and traits a leader should possess to get the most out of their resources - human or otherwise. Over time, leadership styles have evolved to reflect the needs of the environment, society, the organisation, and the individuals who work within them.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Change Management

1 eBook
The Change Compendium Volume 1
F Wirya
January 14, 2021

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

1 Founder
Fresh By Friska
Fresh By Friska
November 01, 2019
I manage the people-side of change. Applying a structured bespoke approach to ensure a smooth transition to a new way of thinking, new way of working, new way of learning.

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Tags: Change Management

1 Keynote
Talking all things transformation at 2019 Future of Mining Sydney
EVENT Future of Mining Australia 2019
March 25, 2019
When it comes to sustainable change, long-term consistency beats short-term intensity. Real success comes when you keep going despite how defeated you feel inside, perhaps after months of absolutely no traction. This is where most people stop. But everything worth having is on the opposite side of hard work and struggle.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

8 Media Interviews
137. FRISKA WIRYA - THE WIN-WIN EFFECT | S6:E5
YouTube
April 12, 2022
What you need to do is apply using the form on The WIN-WIN Effect show page. Make sure you put in code "CHRISROSS"

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Change Management

137. FRISKA WIRYA - THE WIN-WIN EFFECT | S6:E5
WINJECT TV
April 04, 2022
FRISKA WIRYA - THE WIN-WIN EFFECT

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

HR Insights - The Podcast. Series 3: Change Management for a Changing World
HR Insights Podcast
March 03, 2022
This week on HR Insights – The Podcast, our host Stuart Elliott is speaking to Friska Wirya, Principal Owner of Fresh by Friska. Friska is a change management expert who turns sceptical stakeholders into involved participants who want to co-create change in their organisations.



She’s led change efforts for the digital transformation of a large ASX-listed miner, spearheaded changes impacting 23,000 stakeholders and a $42m tech implementation for the world’s largest policing jurisdiction.



In today’s episode Stuart and Friska discuss change management in the changing world we find ourselves in, tools to effectively generate and communicate change across the organisation and also manage leaders wellbeing during a large scale process.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Friska Wirya Interview | Change Management Consultant, Trainer & Coach
YouTube
January 03, 2022
Dre will be interviewing the majestic, awe-inspiring, impressive and incredibly switched-on Friska Wirya. Friska is a Change Management Consultant, Trainer & Coach.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Change Management

Women Empowerment Series Friska Wirya
Michael de Haan
March 01, 2021
Women Empowerment Series Friska Wirya

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

A Conversation with Friska Wirya
Rebecca Jarvis
February 24, 2021
Friska is an impressive leader with a track record leading some huge change initiatives in Australia and beyond. She takes a pragmatic approach to leading teams and she is truly passionate about helping companies shift resistance into resilience. Friska's unique career journey and her fresh approach to leading people and her insightful view of human behaviour mean we will undoubtedly have a robust conversation.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

Exo on the Couch - Change Management with Fresh by Friska
Exo Digital
February 14, 2021
Friska is a change management consultant who deals with digital transformations in the mining, engineering and technology industries. Her role includes accelerating adoption and proficiency at scale, and she’s tackled operating models, offshoring programs, and culture changes, just to name a few

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Change Management

THE IMPORTANCE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN COVID-19: Interview with Friska Wirya - POV Episode 25
Andrew Tran Digital
October 12, 2020
THE IMPORTANCE OF CHANGE MANAGEMENT IN COVID-19: Interview with Friska Wirya

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Tags: Change Management, COVID19

1 Podcast
Episode 43 The World of Change & Transformation with Friska Wirya
YouTube
May 10, 2022
The World of Change & Transformation

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Change Management

1 Speaking Engagement
Sustaining a digital-ready culture
Leading for Success
February 12, 2020

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Tags: Business Strategy, Change Management, Digital Transformation

1 Webinar
Webinar: How to get the change you need by leveraging your culture
MEC Mining
April 12, 2022
Webinar: How to get the change you need by leveraging your culture

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Tags: Culture, Change Management

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