Leadership inspo Lucy Osborn

October 31, 2019 | People at Mirus Australia

Amanda Jones, Chief Marketing Officer at Mirus Australia has been sharing her own experiences and the importance of understanding your own leadership style as you lead others into the future of aged care at the LASA Next Gen events around Australia. In this series, Amanda interviews people whom she admires . . .

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.” – Warren Bennis

Please meet Lucy Osborn, Registered Nurse, NICU and PAED ED & Community of Interest chair, NEXT GEN & Emerging nurse leader, Australian College of Nursing. Follow her blogs at The scrubs that fit

Lucy began University at the age of 18 years old, but really found her passion at 20 years old when she had the opportunity to travel, work and present as a next gen speaker via her university in The Cook Islands. 

Did you ever feel like giving up Lucy and why?

“On a regular basis, yes! Sometimes things just seemed out of reach, or I feel I am too young to make a meaningful change. However, I use these feelings to help motivate me and prove myself wrong. Nursing is an extremely emotionally challenging profession and sometimes this alone can be enough for me to want to give up, but again I remind myself, ‘you started nursing for a reason, remember that.’ 


Would you do it all again if you were starting today and why?

“Its really a case of sliding doors and I can’t honestly say 100% that I would be a nurse if I was starting again, however, I do know that I would be a leader in health care in some form.”

In the interests of transparency, Lucy is Amanda’s niece.

Amanda is a NED at Globalaai and Co-Creator of #Celebratingwomeinagedcare with Samantha Bowen who is the Principal Advisor for the LASA NEXT GEN initiative. Please connect with Amanda Jones on LinkedIn.