Our LASA Next Gen Ambassadors are incredibly passionate about the age services industry; from our front-line staff to those in our business teams, and those in hospitality; they love being part of our age services sector and supporting our workplaces through this period of unprecedented growth and change and into the future. Our Ambassadors are helping LASA Next Gen to promote the changing face of aged care and highlight how our industry is dynamic, innovative and life-changing.

Meet Elise Bailey, Chief Executive Officer at Carelinq and a LASA Next Gen Ambassador.


Tell us a bit about yourself

I love my work; I believe if you find something that you love to do, it becomes a project that gives you great purpose in your working life. I am a lifelong learner currently studying my MBA at Griffith University.

While in my role as an operations manager for a Queensland based RTO, I realised the potential I had to be myself and help others realise their true potential. I now work on a number of aligned businesses in the education and age services industries, including CEO at Carelinq, a software as a service company with the vision of becoming the conduit between the training provider, student and employer. I am passionate about helping others, and through my work and my ambassador role within LASA Next Gen, I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity for collaboration with incredible leaders and industry experts.


What is your favourite thing about working in aged care or what is your favourite memory?

Through collaboration and thinking creatively we can shape the aged care industry that we want to see now and into the future. Improving quality of care and life for the elderly and all of us blessed to be surrounded by individuals with such rich stories. There is endless scope to find your passion, your purpose in your work – there is no risk that you will be out of work, there are always opportunities for people who want a rewarding career.


What are your proudest achievements in the aged services industry so far?

I was privileged to be part of the team at Austcare training, which won the 2020 Queensland Small Training Provider of the Year Award. I have also been very lucky to be part of the journey of new students. They became care workers who were given glowing reviews and offered jobs from their placement providers. It makes me very proud to be a part of someone’s journey to a rewarding career. Furthermore, to have those students return later in management positions and sending people our way for training!


What do you wish other people knew about aged care?

I wish that people knew the opportunities available to them to use their strengths to find their place in aged care. The aged care industry is full of endless opportunity and is in a time of unprecedented change where passionate and driven people can find purpose in their work from their own strengths.


Elise is a LASA Next Gen Ambassador and CEO at Carelinq. Read more about our Ambassadors here.