Cory | Worimi Minjungbul Guri living on Wilyakali

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Case Study | Cory Paulson, Program Lead

Chronic Disease Management | First Nations Health & Wellbeing and Service Delivery

Royal Flying Doctor Service, South East Section, Broken Hill, NSW

Existing situation – October 2017

  • CEO / Broken Hill Local Aboriginal Land Council

Before engaging our service

  • Felt frustrated trying to navigate organisational & community politics
  • Personal skill level not sufficient to do the job

Desired outcomes from working with us

  • Work with someone with corporate/business experience to sound out ideas
  • Cultural exchange – two-way mentoring relationship

New Situation January 2023

  • Six months of regular coaching/mentoring conversations


  • Took on Aboriginal Mental Health Drug and Alcohol trainee clinician role
  • Managed CRC Community Restorative Program
  • Completed three-year degree & completing Honours Program / Student Ambassador – Charles Sturt University
  • Acknowledged with 2 Dean’s Awards & First Nations Academic Excellence Award
  • Maintained membership of national & state peak body organisations
  • Participated in national conversations about health & wellbeing and culture
  • Presented at International First Nations Wellbeing Conference in 2022


  • Confident with current academic and professional abilities and aware of what I need to do next to further develop my competencies
  • Comfortable walking between two worlds


“Barb and I were both participating in Australian Rural Leadership Foundation programs when we worked together. She helped me work through the challenges I was experiencing in the CEO role to get clarity about what to do next. Now I know where to spend my energy and I have confidence in my ability to grow and develop to meet future challenges”.

Cory Paulson, Program Lead | Royal Flying Doctor Service, Broken Hill, NSW

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