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"Never give up. And never under any circumstances face the facts."
Ruth Gordon, Writer & Actress

Sandra Sdraulig

Sandra Sdraulig AM is an certified Executive Coach focused on supporting women at Through The Roof Executive Coaching Women. She is also a lawyer with more than 20 years of experience as an executive in the Australian film, TV and digital media industry developing a reputation for innovation, leadership and delivering exceptional results within complex, diverse and ever changing companies.

As well as being an Executive Coach for women, Sandra currently consults to the screen industry, is the Chair of the Adelaide Film Festival, Chair of the Festival of Ideas and a Committee Member of The Natalie Miller Fellowship.

In 2012 she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her leadership and service to the Australian film industry. In the Australian Honours system, appointments to the Order of Australia confer recognition for outstanding achievement.

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Sandra Sdraulig

THROUGH THE ROOF, under the direction of Sandra Sdraulig AM, offers one on one executive coaching tailored specifically for women to improve leadership skills, communication, confidence & wellbeing. Simply put, Through the Roof provides women with strategic planning, development training and performance improvement in a confidential and trusting environment. Sandra is a certified Executive Coach through the Institute of Executive Coaching Australia, part of the International Coach Federation. For further details go to www.throughtheroof.com.au


Sandra Sdraulig

Winner of the IF Award for Best Film Festival & listed in Variety's Top 50 Unmissable Film Festivals around the world, the biennial Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is a celebration of new films as well as art & interactive projects from Aust & the world. In addition, AFF was the first Australian film festival to offer an investment fund & has commissioned a staggering array of creatively ambitious work. AFF also offers the HIVE lab & fund, in partnership with Australia Council, ABC Arts & Screen Australia, which encourages screen collaborations between artists & filmmakers & introduces filmmakers to collaborators from other art forms inspiring artists, choreographers, theatre practitioners & musicians to consider film as a creative outlet. AFF also presents major commissions with the Samstag Museum & other key galleries as part of the Art & the Moving Image program. Sandra has a long standing association with AFF having developed the plan for its establishment in 2001. See Links.

Sandra Sdraulig

Friday on My Mind is a highly respected weekly live audience event where practitioners across film, television & new media discuss their work & ideas with host Sandra Sdraulig. Presented by the Australian Film Television and Radio School in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. See Activities.

Sandra Sdraulig

The Adelaide Festival of Ideas draws together leading thinkers from around the world to celebrate ideas through lectures, ‘actions’, conversations and debates. It is a heady mix of sciences, technology, the humanities, politics, economics and futurology where some of the great issues of our time are exposed, debated and analysed. Focusing on current research, big thinking and creative exchange, the Adelaide Festival of Ideas hopes to inspire light bulb moments that come from bringing together diverse thinkers. In 2013 the program involved 132 speakers, 88 events and exclusive appearances by major international guests.

The Natalie Miller Fellowship

Sandra Sdraulig AM is on the National Management Committee of The Natalie Miller Fellowship. The Natalie Miller Fellowship is about recognising and nurturing the next generation of female leaders in the Australian screen community and inspiring them to reach the very top of their fields. By urging more women to take on positions of leadership it not only addresses the gender imbalance that's still evident at the top, but also drives better company performance and greater innovation. And that means a more dynamic, diverse and robust screen industry for everyone. The Natalie Miller Fellowship aims to equip our future female leaders with the skills, knowledge and insight to take on bigger and more challenging opportunities. The Fellowship awards a grant annually to a woman working in the industry and hosts forums to further professional development. Click to visit the Natalie Miller Fellowship website.