Meet SA Woman Member, Nicole de la Perrelle.

Business/Organisation: Encourage OT
Job Role: Principal OT and Chief Encourager

Tell us a bit about you:

I’m an experienced Occupational Therapist who has been working with clients with physical and neurological conditions for over 20 years. I have particular experience with supporting individuals with disabilities to achieve their goals around driving and community access. I currently work primarily in the NDIS and Motor Accident space. I have a background in leadership and management across multiple sectors including public and private health. However, having experienced professional burnout through my work a few years ago, I have shifted my practice to be more focussed on supporting other allied health practitioners to prevent and manage burnout and to be the best therapist they can be, whilst still taking care of themselves!
Outside of my work, I’m a mum to 2 little boys and a dog mum to old dog Ella and puppy, Stevie. I love reading, LEGO, Barbies, painting and the performing arts. You’ll find me at park run most weekends or else creating a podcast with my sister or starting a new personal or professional project (I always have a 1000 things on the go at any one time!).

Tell us a bit about your business or organisation/role: Encourage OT is an occupational therapy business that includes individual client work for individuals with physical or neurological conditions. We also provide supervision, mentoring and professional development opportunities to support therapists to build their knowledge, grow their skills and abilitiies, fulfull their potential and be the best and most confident therapist they can be, without burning out.

What region of South Australia are you in?:
Adelaide North

How can you best contact you:

LinkedIn Profile:

Website: www.encourageot.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087264666605  

Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/encourageoccupationaltherapy/

Let’s get to know you a little more:

What has been a lesson you learnt in your career or business that has stayed with you?
I really believe there is enough work out there for everyone and I think I’ve found that when we come from that mindset, we are not protective or competitive but supportive and collaborative; and that’s where the magic can happen in really making a difference and doing some great things!

What is your favourite place in South Australia to visit?
Fleurieu Peninsula

Why is being part of SA Woman important to you?
I am keen to connect with others and learn from others but mostly I feel it’s important that we all support each other and lift each other up.

What is a quote or mantra you live by?
Be the change you want to see in the world.