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Aimee Samuels-Meens

Leadership Coach and Consultant

Australia

Aimee Samuels-Meens

Leadership Coach and Consultant

Australia

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by people, how they view themselves, their aspirations and motivations. As a coach I thrive on enabling others to shift mindsets, uncover their strengths, recognise their potential and navigate their journey forward. I love the privilege of walking alongside someone for a time, providing them with a safe environment based on trust to do some ‘’out loud’’ thinking while helping them explore, challenge and identify where they want to be and what they want to be doing. My career has taken me across a wide range of industries and sectors including wholesale, retail, health, social service, education, the arts and whole host of corporates both in the UK and Australia. Some of these highlights include: • Rebuilding individual and corporate self-esteem and productivity following a significant, national, company-wide restructure and redundancy program in the UK • Being instrumental in a new system roll-out across 27 stores UK-wide • Managing a team of 90 where training, development and growth were always a priority. Many of those team members have secured senior roles internationally • Being co-founder of a successful coaching and training business in the UK that worked across public and private sectors • One-on-one support of 700+ people in their career journeys. Accredited in: Birkman, and Management Research Group: Individual Directions Inventory (IDI) and Personal Directions (Appraise Your World & World Outcomes).

Anne Haine

Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator, and Coach

Australia

Anne Haine

Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator, and Coach

Australia

Anne is an experienced learning and development professional with a passion for helping others unleash their potential as leaders, team members, and individual contributors. Her work exists at the intersection of performance and wellbeing, focusing on creating a balance which enables delivery of positive outcomes in both spheres. With a career spanning more than three decades, Anne brings experience in the design and facilitation of bespoke transformational leadership programs and interventions for scientists and other professionals from frontline to Director. She applied these skills over more than a decade in Australia’s premier multi-disciplinary applied science organisation, the CSIRO. She is an experienced workplace and leadership coach with accreditations in several coaching methodologies, enabling her to support clients with the approach best suited to their needs and those of their organisation. She is equally at home working at individual, group, and organisational levels. Her accreditations in multiple workplace assessment and feedback tools enable access to personal and organisational insights which are the foundation of leadership development. Anne holds a Diploma of Positive Psychology and Wellbeing, a Graduate Certificate of Adult Education and Training, and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Behavioural Sciences. She holds accreditations in a range of diagnostic tools including Human Synergistics Life Styles Inventory (LSI), Group Styles Inventory (GSI), and Organisational Culture Inventory (OCI), Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS), Team Management Profile (TMP), Hogan Insights, and PROSCI Change Management. Her coaching accreditations include Neuroleadership Brain Based Coaching and Immunity to Change facilitation. Accreditations include: LSI/GSI, OCI, Team Management Profile (TMP), GLWS, and Hogan Insights.

Cathy Neasmith

Consultant, Coach and Career Strategist

Australia

Cathy Neasmith

Consultant, Coach and Career Strategist

Australia

Cathy is fascinated by Positive Psychology scientific research and the use of its evidence-based applications to help individuals improve their work life and wellbeing. It is her passion to share her knowledge and watch how these strategies translate into more meaningful and positive work – and a greater sense of career wellbeing. Cathy has over ten years of career management experience, consulting to hundreds of top ASX listed, private and NFP organisations, successfully supporting over 1,000 people through group facilitation and individual coaching. Using evidence-based career wellbeing strategies and tools, Cathy focuses on supporting clients to develop positive relationships, improve engagement, and boost productivity in their private lives and in the workplace. Clients have gained insights that enable them to focus on strengths, manage emotions, improve relationships and turnaround negative cultures. This uplift in awareness and engagement is incredibly empowering and especially important in times of change and uncertainty. Cathy never tires of seeing her clients build resilience. Accredited in: CILCA 360, GLWS, Birkman, MSCEIT, 4MAT.

Ian Cormack

Consultant, Senior HR and Strategy Executive

Australia

Ian Cormack

Consultant, Senior HR and Strategy Executive

Australia

Ian is a uniquely commercial, organisational psychologist, Senior HR and Strategy Executive with over 30 years of experience within the fields of organisational psychology, business strategy, sales and marketing. Ian has extensive experience in the facilitation of C-suite coaching, leadership programs, team dynamics, people strategies and culture interventions. Ian has been a CHRO or Commercial Director in several notable Blue chip Companies such as Lion Nathan, Arnott’s, Commonwealth Bank, Woolworth’s and George Weston Foods and has worked in over 42 countries. He also owns and runs Cormack Consulting which specialises in expert HR advice and OD interventions in the name of human capital effectiveness, efficiency and change management. Ian is an excellent coach and has enabled many CEO’s and HR Directors to lift their capability and realise their potential. Accredited in: LSI, OCI, GSI,MBTI, Hogan Genos EQ, REACH Profiles, 360, culture & pulse, learning ecosystem, All psychometrics – abilities and temperament, Gallup Strengths, Gutman Team Effectiveness.

Jen White

Facilitator and Coach

Australia

Jen White

Facilitator and Coach

Australia

I am passionate about creating safe, engaging learning environments where individuals and teams can generate insights and bring about constructive change – in whole of life. I have been leading, coaching, and developing people for more than 20 years having both lead large teams as a HR Director and more recently, as a Consultant / Coach/ Strategist. My style is pragmatic and straightforward, bringing real industry experience across professional services, banking & finance, IT, FMCG, not for profit, construction, local council, government as well as private clients. I am a proud member of the Compass – Visionary Leadership for Women team and provide support to the Homeward Bound Executive Board and Leadership Team, a 10 year initiative to equip 1000 strong global collaboration of women with science backgrounds to lead, influence and contribute to policy as it informs the future of our planet. I hold accreditations in several diagnostic tools including Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI 1 & 2), Leadership Impact™, Management Impact™, Organisational Culture Inventory and Organisational Effectiveness Inventory™, OPQ, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™ (MBTI), CILCA 360, as well as being a Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI).

Liv Downing

Facilitator, Psychologist, Mindfulness Educator, Meditation Teacher

Australia

Liv Downing

Facilitator, Psychologist, Mindfulness Educator, Meditation Teacher

Australia

Liv Downing has over 20 years of experience working with organisations and individuals to support them to work and live to their fullest potential. She is a Registered Psychologist, Coach and Meditation Teacher and offers consulting, coaching, and counselling to individuals, groups, and organisations. Through her business, Liv Mindfully, Liv delivers mindfulness-based workshops to schools and organisations and works with Monash University, to teach within the Medical Faculty. She counsels in private practice one day a week. She is a board member of Meditation Australia (MA) and has recently co-founded an online workplace mental health program called Mind You.

Jo McAlpine

Executive Coach

Australia

Jo McAlpine

Executive Coach

Australia

Jo has spent twenty years coaching and leading programs that focus on building authentic leadership capabilities. She is dedicated to helping leaders develop the confidence, courage and clarity to successfully lead at all levels. As a facilitator and coach Jo has worked with many of Australia’s top 100 companies, government agencies and not for profit organisations to develop relevant, practical and useable tools that increase leadership skills and develop positive behaviours that ensure success, harness untapped potential and promote the unique contributions of senior leaders. Jo is renowned for bringing her warm, engaging and authentic style to create trusted growth-oriented environments that enable participants to explore the edges of their leadership capability. Her areas of expertise include focusing on leaders finding their authenticity, personal brand and confidence; Building great relationships – including trust, emotional intelligence, inclusivity, influence and collaboration; Developing high performing teams – building capabilities that develop clear and unique vision, purpose, and values clarity along with rules of engagement and deep accountability; Supporting individuals and teams to uncover clarity around purpose and meaning in their roles and linking that to team and organisational success; increasing effectiveness, building trusted relationships, producing great results through facilitating team development in real time; helping leaders navigate complexity by increasing their awareness and understanding of complex adaptive systems. Accredited in: LSI and Team Coaching Gateway Practitioner

Dr Louise Mahler

Facilitator and Body Language, Voice and Human Behaviour Expert

Australia & New Zealand

Dr Louise Mahler

Facilitator and Body Language, Voice and Human Behaviour Expert

Australia & New Zealand

Rarely does one find a powerhouse of academic insight, observational excellence, and dynamic delivery to shed new light on a topic that’s critical to us all – ourselves! Louise’s inimitable style and deep insight in her field are in demand across USA, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific, where audiences can appreciate this high level of expertise PLUS a wicked sense of humour. A foremost expert in body language, voice and human behaviour, Louise has a PhD in Business, and degrees and masters in Organisational Psychology as well as Music. Her skills as a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming pull together her academic study and years of professional performance on the European opera stage (yes, that’s right – the opera stage) to put her in a league of her own. These blended skills bring powerful observation that elicits discernible, positive change to help you ‘be heard’ in hostile environments. Louise is regular contributor to the media, appearing on Australian television, in print and on radio and speaks and coaches worldwide. She is in demand through Adobe in the USA, India, and the South Pacific, has travelled with Gartner to the USA and Europe and is a repeat guest for the elite Million Dollar Round Table Top Tables in the USA. Her book ‘Resonate’ is published by Penguin/Random House.

Melanie Haydon

Facilitator and Coach

Australia

Melanie Haydon

Facilitator and Coach

Australia

Melanie Haydon is a lead facilitator with Compass and combines a warm and engaging style with her extensive knowledge and experience gained over 20 years of consulting to companies on all aspects of the “human side” of business. She has developed and facilitated programs across diverse industries and company sizes, from small start-ups to multi-national enterprises. Melanie is passionate about assisting people to be the best they can be, as leaders, team members and specialists, by raising their awareness of self and others and creating true collaboration with those around them. Her focus is to support individuals to confidently choose their approach and response to situations with clarity, purpose, and their own individual style. With an academic background in Social and Behavioural Science, she is accredited in several psychometric assessment suites, including Life Styles Inventory™ (LSI 1 & 2), SHL and Saville Wave and is an accredited coach.

Michael Peacock

Consultant, Executive Coach and Facilitator

Australia

Michael Peacock

Consultant, Executive Coach and Facilitator

Australia

Michael is a highly experienced Consultant, Executive Coach and Facilitator with over 20-years’ experience in the organisational development field. He has undertaken a diverse range of engagements across State and Local Government organisations, the community sector and corporate organisations.Michael’s specialty is turning potentially complex, theoretical, leadership and culture and organisational design concepts into practical change initiatives. For Clients, this results in improved individual, team and organisational performance. His approach is based on building mutual trust and respect with his clients and supporting people to be accountable for their actions and commitments. His enquiring style assists people to come up with clear actions for change.He engages with clients to understand their needs and works closely with them to help identify more effective and sustainable alternatives to theway they currently work.He has a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources and is a leading practitioner with the suite of Human Synergistics development diagnostics. He is an accredited and highly experienced Executive Coach and also accredited with the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) and Team Management System (TMS). Michael also draws on a wealth of practical examples from a diverse range of client engagements, which assist in inspiring and building ownership over change initiatives.

Ronnie Harrington

ICF Professional Certified Coach

Australia & New Zealand

Ronnie Harrington

ICF Professional Certified Coach

Australia & New Zealand

Ronnie is an executive coach and coaching supervisor with a background in senior roles across various industry sectors. Commercially focused, with deep coaching experience at the executive level, she works with empathy and evidence-based methodologies to support clients to achieve their coaching goals. In coaching supervision Ronnie relies on a systemic model which identifies multiple levels of relationship – coach, supervisor, coach and client organisation. She uses this model to explore issues arising from the coaching practice for the on-going development of the executive coach. Accredited in: Myers-Briggs type indicator, The Birkman Method, Personal Directions, Leadership Effectiveness Analysis 360 tool.

Simon Osborne

Consultant and Coach

Australia

Simon Osborne

Consultant and Coach

Australia

I am a highly experienced coach who is passionate about empowering people to be more constructive thinkers and leaders who deliver sustainably excellent business results. My experience has been gained in senior roles in both the public and private sectors in Australia and as a consultant with a major international consulting firm. I have worked with CEOs to team leaders and frontline staff in Australia and through Asia. I am also the lead coach for the Homeward Bound program and have been a coach for participants on that program since it commenced in 2015. My private sector management roles have included the HR Director of a national manufacturing industry association and the senior manager in charge of leadership and management development in a major Australian bank. In the past five years I have provided coaching to more than 350 managers and executives. I am accredited in the Human Synergistics suite of development tools including LSI1 and 2, the Group Styles Inventory, the Organisation Culture and Effectiveness Inventories as well as Leadership Impact and Management Impact. I am also accredited in the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey and the Team Management Profile.

Tim Ferris

Senior Consultant and Coach

Australia

Tim Ferris

Senior Consultant and Coach

Australia

I have been leading, coaching, and developing people for more than 20 years. I consult in areas of culture, leadership development and change management. My passion is to work with organisations to see a shift in culture that brings the best out of their people. I consult across the public and private sector, corporates, SMEs, and not-for-profits. I am an engaging speaker, facilitator and coach who loves to create environments where people come alive. At DG, I am a culture measurement and change specialist; a speaker, trainer, facilitator, and instructional designer; and a leadership and life coach to many business leaders and executives. My specialty is finding those one or two key breakthrough points – the ‘aha moments’ that make the most difference to an organisation, team or personal performance – and then building strategies and skills to make changes in performance evident and long-lasting post-program. Accredited in: LSI, MI, CSS, OCI/OEI, MSCEIT, DiSC, CILCA 360, HILCA 360, HISCA, ISA 360, Business Acumen Gauge, PXT Select.

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