Who We Are

Welcome to Leading Well!

We’re a talented, experienced team of coaches, mentors and leadership facilitators.
We’re passionately committed to the work we do!

Welcome To The Team

Vanessa Fudge

Founder

Vanessa founded coaching and consulting firm Leading Well on the belief that leadership and wellness belong together. Through her extensive experience in mentoring, Vanessa has found that companies that thrive ensure they raise the overall wellbeing of their people. Vanessa is also a non-executive Director of MINDD.org

Vanessa’s core focus includes transforming team dynamics, leadership coaching, organizational transformation, coaching skills development, mentoring program design and facilitation and strategy facilitation. Currently Vanessa is co-authoring three books with international coaching and mentoring export David Clutterbuck from London University for Sage Press. The works cover team coaching, best practice mentoring programs and coaching and mentoring practices in Asia Pacific. Vanessa is also co-authoring a Feel Good Leadership program and book with Jenny Rossiter from FeelGoodLeadership in London.

Vanessa was recently a lecturer in the Sydney Business School ‘Applied Coaching Skills’ module for the University of Wollongong’s Masters of Business Coaching. She is passionate about quality facilitation and raising the bar on coaching standards.

Vanessa’s clients include Dept of Family and Community Services, Greenpeace, Coles, Lifeline, MINDD.org, RSPCA, Australian Dept of Defence, Australian Sports Commission, The Royal Australian Navy, The Garvan Institute, Invetech and Spirit of Tasmania

Vanessa is a registered Psychologist specialising in organisational system dynamics; a coach supervisor and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), an accredited Certified Meta Coach (ACMC) through the institute of Neuro-Semantics; Organisational Development Resources (ODR) Practitioner and Train the Trainer; Certified Leadership Circle 360 Assessment coach, holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology from UNSW.

Carol White

Executive Coach, Mentor and Team Coach

Carol is an executive coach, mentor and team coach, combining her wealth of business experience from more than 20 years’ as a successful senior executive with the latest research in optimal performance and wellbeing. She believes in a purpose led, strengths-based approach to cultivating vitality, performance and resilience. By fostering systemic leadership and wellbeing, Carol helps executives reach their full potential and flourish in a dynamic work environment.

Carol has held executive roles in multi-national to small medium business, focused on disruptive technology market transitions. She has led global teams, developed and implemented strategic change initiatives and has a broad range of functional expertise, specialising in product innovation & marketing. She has also held the position of non-executive director of a technology start-up and provided consulting services to the technology and professional services sectors.

Driven by her belief that collective leadership is required to drive optimal and sustainable business performance, Carol pivoted her career during 2017 to focus on supporting the leadership development of others. Having completed a certificate in Coaching Psychology at Sydney University and a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing with the Langley Group, she is accredited in the Leadership Circle 360 Profile and the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey assessment tools. Carol’s qualifications also include certifications in Systemic Leadership and Systemic Team Coaching and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.

She has designed and delivered leadership pathway programs for executive leadership teams across a range of sectors, also providing team coaching and one on one leadership coaching and mentoring. Some of Carol’s past and current clients span a range of industry sectors and organisations including; NSW Treasury, Position Partners, Criterion Conferences, Universal Music, Commonwealth Bank, Vocus Communications, RXP Services and Bluefin Resources.

“Both my hands-on leadership background and leadership development experience with clients has emphasised the importance of taking a whole of system lens to coaching and mentoring, putting purpose, mindset and wellbeing at the centre of the conversation to promote optimal performance.”

Tim Dyke

Tim has honed his leadership experience as an accomplished science leader with senior experience in leading professionals in science-based and government agencies. Leveraging this background, Tim loves working with the complexity, diversity and polarities of the organisations and systems we live in.

His areas of focus include

  • Senior teams – Enabling the collective power of your senior executive team and Board
  • Innovation through diversity – Inviting the power of the diversity of human expression and contribution arising through lived experience
  • Leading men – Encouraging men in executive positions to lead well with a purposeful, authentic future
  • Future-focus – Imagining the best future for your organisation, both in terms of contribution and well-being
  • System dynamics – Embracing the power and shadows of the dynamics of your human systems

He blends his passion, intellect and measured approach to help people aim high and be their greater self, and works with systems outside-in and your well-being inside-out, finding strengths and uncovering blockages.

For both individuals and teams Tim is passionate about expanding mind-sets and improving culture through deliberate consciousness, reflection, integrating work-life and life outside of work, and developing and delivering on big picture thinking for success. He enjoys working with people at all organisational levels and across diverse community groups. He bases his practice on evidence drawing on system dynamics, well-being, adult development, appreciative inquiry, positive psychology, and adult learning theory.

Tim’s current and recent clients include Vocus Telecommunications, ASG Group, National Health and Medical Research Council, AirServices Australia, YMCA, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator, Advocacy for Inclusion, Victorian Department of Education, PRAXIS Australia.

Recent projects include: Leadership coaching – one-on-one and team; Coaching post-360 feedback assessments; Leadership development programs for ‘accidental’ leaders; Appreciative inquiry to drive organisational values and strategic planning; Development and review of research programs; Development of a Learning and Development program for government scientists.

Tim is passionate about corporate governance, strategic planning, change management, risk and inclusive work cultures, is a Board member of a not-for-profit health organisation, and mentors young businesspeople and post-graduate students.

Tim’s qualifications include:

  • European Individual Accreditation, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)
  • Certification in The Leadership Circle Profile, and Culture Survey
  • Certification in Appreciative Inquiry Facilitation
  • Certification in Global Leadership Wellness Survey
  • Certification in GlowUp Career Coaching
  • Training in Developmental Coaching and Systems Constellations
  • Foundation Member, EMCC Asia-Pacific Region
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • MBA (public sector and human resources)
  • Masters and PhD degrees in veterinary science and specialist qualifications

Feedback:

“Tim is an incredibly effective coach. Before meeting Tim, I genuinely struggled with impatience”.

“Regarding Tim, there is a real, tangible benefit in being able to talk freely to someone, who treats you with acceptance and positive regard, about the concerns and difficulties you are experiencing in your workplace”.

“With Tim, I have had opportunity to unpack and explore challenges with a supportive level of questioning and exploring alternative interpretations/ways to approach issues and exceptional modelling on how to coach my own staff members. I have received extremely useful questions regarding my thoughts about exploring new opportunities and how to turn challenges into learning opportunities”.

“Following a coaching session with Tim, I always walk away feeling like I have 10 new questions to explore, ideas to investigate, new approaches to try and new ways of getting more information”.

“Tim has helped me with

* Recognition that I am capable enough to succeed in the role

* Confidence to talk to the Board and other Executives as peers rather than as stakeholders

* Ability to reflect on actions required and implement the necessary change”.

Nicole Allen

Executive Coach

Nicole is a gifted coach with a passion for seeing leaders achieve professional and personal growth as they are enabled the space, awareness and tools to develop in capability and confidence. Nicole is also a key contributor and leader for the Australian coaching industry having achieved accreditation for the training of coaches nationally to the gold standards of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

Nicole’s clients include Qld Health, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Brisbane City Council, Ezidebit (Globalpay), Kellogg Brown and Root, Queensland Urban Utilities and Optus, with coaching highlights including:

  • Executive Coaching assignments up to C-Suite with both corporate and Queensland state and local Government,
  • Design and delivery of experiential culture programs including team coaching, leadership and mentoring programs, and soft skill development projects with Brisbane City and Sunshine Coast Council’s, Department of State Development, and Calibre Consulting as well as
  • Consulting services including research, design, analysis, reporting and recommendations relating to best practice coaching and mentoring and building a coaching culture for Brisbane City Council.

Nicole’s experience also spans business mentoring and leadership coaching with small business leaders and young entrepreneurs on the Sunshine Coast, QLD. Currently serving as a Non-Executive Director, Deputy-Chair and Mentor for Sunshine Coast based “Generation Innovation” a NFP mentoring program for 15-25 year olds, Nicole is passionate about supporting entrepreneurship in the next generation.

Nicole maintains an active interest in and passion for quality coaching standards and training, having centrally managed the design of the accreditation of Coaching Skills Programs and achieving a European Quality Award (EQA) from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in 2015. She continues to strengthen Australia’s partnership with the EMCC as a foundation member of the EMCC (Asia Pacific Region) from 2017 and as an EMCC Accreditation Assessor of Coaches and Mentors.

Nicole’s qualifications include:

  • Awarded European Individual Accreditation (EIA) at Practitioner level (2018) with the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) Currently undertaking Senior Practitioner accreditation (2019)
  • Completed AltusQ’s European Quality Awarded (EQA) Foundation Coaching Skills Program (2015)
  • The Leadership Circle Certification (2018)
  • Undergraduate and Post-graduate qualifications in HRM and Management (QUT)
Jude Reggett

Executive Coach

Jude consults in the area of workforce development while also practicing as a clinical psychotherapist and coach. Working as a clinical consultant Jude invites leaders to develop higher order skills and understandings in the areas of commitment, conflict, motivation, social and emotional intelligence improving organisational agility.

Jude has 15 years’ experience with Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, eight of those working in Senior Educational Roles including leading Capability Development with a workforce of 2000 staff. Jude designs and facilitates educational and leadership programs focusing on relational skills. Managers and leaders in these programs have remarked on being able to better function in groups and carry out their role as leaders. Jude has presented on the subject of Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Workplace at TEDx.

Jude holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and is a Clinical member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA). She has been an active member on the Executive Board of Australian Somatic Psychotherapy Association. Jude has trained with the Australian Centre for Integrative Studies in relational organisational development, is accredited in Coaching (CoachU), Change Management (Procsi), Team Management Profiling (TMS), and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA Australia). Jude also holds a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Ian Poole

Executive Mentor

Ian is a highly successful CEO with more than 20 years’ experience which he is now able to offer as a mentor and coach to assist clients on what it takes to lead teams and organisations.

After negotiating and completing a management buyout of Alcatel’s Enterprise Services Division, Ian went on to grow this business through a series of acquisitions and integrations to form UXC Connect, a $220M revenue technology services business with 650 employees.

During that time, Ian was admitted to the ARN IT Industry Hall of Fame in 2015, he was awarded the CRN Fast 50 Award four times (2006, 07, 11, 12) as well as receiving the Deloitte Top 50 Award in 2011.
While the business achieved outstanding commercial success, Ian attributes this not just to their business strategies but more importantly to the culture that was built and actively grown and the responsibility for authentic leadership he placed on himself and his leaders.

Ian has a passion for the Not For Profit sector as well as technology start-ups. He has been a Vinnies CEO SleepOut participant for more than a decade and regularly works as part of a food distribution team to feed homeless people in Sydney where he lives.

 

Dean Mason

Executive Coach

Dean’s career spans 30 years and has consistently involved facilitating, mentoring and coaching individuals and teams to effect positive change. Usually on the ‘bleeding’ edge of disruption, this has been in the burgeoning personal computer industry of the 1980’s, the re-structuring and down-sizing of print and textiles industries during the 1990’s and 2000’s, and the growth of born-digital enterprises up to now.

In more recent years Dean has brought all of this experience together to focus on realising human potential through the art of mentoring and coaching. For leaders and their teams, Dean considers the development and practice of relational skills to be an essential ingredient for achieving optimum results, regardless of how volatile, complex or unpredictable an environment might be.

Having served as a senior manager in small, medium and corporate environments, and having designed and facilitated programs to grow individual and organisational capabilities for strategic thinking, leadership development, team performance and the management of change programs, Dean has a broad body of experience to draw from.

Dean’s current and recent clients include Apt Wealth, Australian Dept of Defence, Bluefin Resources, Department of Education and Training Victoria, Infosys, Smaart Recruitment, Transport for New South Wales, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service.

Recent projects include: Enterprise Mentoring programs – design, facilitation and delivery; Culture audit and transformation projects; Leadership coaching – team and one-on-one; Team and leadership development workshops and programs; Project management of a whole of university digital initiative.

Dean’s qualifications include:

  • An Arts/Commerce graduate of the University of Melbourne
  • Founding partner of The Association of System Dynamics in Australia
  • The Leadership Circle Profile Accreditation
  • AltusQ/EMCC Business Coaching
  • Accreditation in Mindfulness Mindfulness Based Systemic Constellations
  • Martial Arts Instructor  
David Fudge

Executive Coach

David is a systemic leadership coach and facilitator who leverages more than 20 years of commercial experience, an Honors degree in psychology and a passionate interest in people to provide practical support for leaders and teams who are keen to grow and develop personally and professionally.

David’s clients span corporate, government, NFP and SME sectors and include CBA, Westpac, BT, Sydney Trains, NSW Treasury, Department of Family and Community Services, Dubbo Regional and Canada Bay Councils.

Projects and services include:

  • Leadership coaching – team and one-on-one
  • Leadership development workshops and programs
  • Strategy and business planning off-sites and workshops
  • Culture change and transformation
  • Change management
  • Mentoring programs

David passionately believes the greatest long-term business performance is achieved by leaders and leadership teams who understand themselves, are open to their blind spots and who can support and harness the energy of their people to deliver sustainable results. Working systemically, David has a discerning eye for the underlying dynamics that can block individual, team and organisational ‘flow’.
David is trained in System and Organisational Dynamics. He is a coaching supervisor to EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) standards and has leadership and team coaching accreditations with ACMC (Certified Meta Coach) and AltusQ. He is certified in a number of leadership methodologies including:

• TLC (The Leadership Circle) leadership 360 profile and leadership development methodology
• MEWS (Managerial Executive Wellbeing Survey) diagnostic and methodology
• ODR (Organisational Development Resources) and Prosci organisational change methodologies

Away from work David enjoys music, golf and precious time with family.

 

Jill Arkell

Executive Coach

Jill works with business leaders to create high performance teams.  This is her passion.
Her focus is on enabling leaders to build the behaviours and skills in teams that bring clarity to what should be talked about and what needs to get done to get the required business results.

The benefit is teams that develop the influential leadership and true leverage of their strengths to get results faster and have more fun along the way.

Through a combination of group coaching, facilitated workshops and 1:1 executive coaching, Jill supports leaders and their teams to enable the self-reflection to reveal and align the ‘why’ that inspires others to great performance with the ‘what’ needs to be done to turn vision into reality.

She has worked across a broad range of industries and clients in both the public and private sector including Google, LinkedIn, TfNSW, Harvey Norman, NAB, Salvation Army and many others. Her focus is supporting organisations to optimize the full breadth of their leadership talent by leveraging team performance to drive successful change.

Jill has strong insight into the unique challenges and complexity of leadership, both in her capacity as a coach as well as having held senior roles including 8 years as a Director of a Project Management firm. She is also an experienced public speaker on the topics of Leadership, Women in Leadership and High Performing Teams.

She also brings to her coaching knowledge and insights gained from a business background in marketing and marketing communications, including having run her own consulting business for a number of years.

Jill is an international speaker and an effective facilitator. Her workshops are highly engaging and interactive with a clear focus on practical outcomes that is consistently reflected in strong and enthusiastic participant feedback. Her relevant qualifications include a Diploma in Executive Coaching, The Leadership Circle (TLC) practitioner certification and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) accreditation.

Dan Londero

Dan is an experienced leader and Executive Mentor with over 30 years’ experience working across the manufacturing and services sectors.

It is Dan’s ability to deeply connect with people and desire to see them succeed that underpins his approach to employee engagement, coaching and mentoring.

Dan is an experienced CEO having run global business units and businesses in Australia, China and the UK. He has established joint venture companies in China, India and Turkey with entrepreneur led enterprises including Tuyap, Huabo and Manch . He has successfully established a number of start up businesses in Australia and China. Dan has sat on numerous company boards as either a director or chairperson in Australia and abroad.

Dan is passionate about leadership, strategy, stakeholder engagement and sales.

Dan brings over 25 years’ experience as a General Manager, CEO and Board Director of International businesses during which business growth, leadership development and building great cultures has been a passion. Dan has a strong background in sales and sales optimisation and has a track record of leading highly engaged teams.

Dan’s moto in life is ‘Where there is a will there is a way’

Dan’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Chemistry) – University of Queensland
  • Honours Degree (1st Class) in Polymer Chemistry – University of Queensland
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Administration – University of Sydney
  • Attended Harvard University Executive Development programme (2009, 2019) – Boston
  • Bond University Director Institute Board Governance Programme -2020
Candice Smith

Executive Coach

Candice has worked for over two decades in Africa and Australia to help bring out the innate humanity of individuals and organizations in the public and corporate sectors through coaching, training and leadership development. Following a first career in academic publishing, she transitioned into facilitation and coaching in 2004 to help build individual and team effectiveness through more courageous and value-rich relationships.

Candice has designed leadership development programs and coach and mentor training courses. She has delivered these to executives, senior managers, coaches, mentors and teams internationally and locally. Some of Candice’s past and current clients include: ActionAid’s IHART team across Malawi and Kenya, South African Petroleum Industry Association, Old Mutual, Western Cape Department of Local Government and Housing, the Democratic Alliance Political Party, South African History Archive (SAHA) and Department of Basic Education, Directorate: Race and Values in Africa. In Australia, Candice has worked in delivering leadership development for Sydney Water, Carnival Australia, Egon Zehnder, Kone, Hipages, Pernod Ricard, Sunrice, and YWCA Australia. She is one of three mentors for COFSE (Coalition of Female Social Entrepreneurs), a leadership development platform for female social entrepreneurs in Australia, many of whom are migrants.

Born in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, she was initiated into organizational life in the early days of post-Apartheid democracy. Driven by a need to shift the quality of human interaction at an individual, group and systemic level, Candice trained as a facilitator, coach and consultant in the Thinking Environment® in 2005 with Nancy Kline and in 2008, Candice established Time To Think’s South African office and four years later, she emigrated to Australia.

Candice helps individuals and organizations develop sustainable practices to more deftly navigate these increasingly complex times by shifting to a more inclusive and collaborative culture. Her expertise lies in supporting the vertical development of her clients, enabling them to expand their thinking and perceptions. She thrives in partnering clients to create environments in which we can think in more complex, systemic, strategic and interdependent ways. A key focus in creating these transformational environments is mastering how we are treating ourselves and others while seeking to access these new ways of thinking and being.

Candice is an avid lifelong learner, with highlights in her learning journey including:

  • a Masters degree in English Literature
  • accreditations from the International Coaching Federation and the Coaching Centre
  • Systemic Leadership Coaching training and
  • the Meta-Integral Institute’s 9-month Integral Project Leadership program
Trisha Lord

Executive Coach

Trisha was born in Kampala, Uganda and is now a British citizen living in South Africa. Having spent the last 13 years of a 30-year career, specialising in developing leaders, coaches and facilitators, Trisha has proven repeatedly to both herself and her clients, that nothing an external facilitator or coach can do replaces, for its power and validity a structure in which clients can think for themselves, thereby generating genuine solutions with inherent longevity and efficacy.

Currently situated in South Africa, Trisha has worked with individuals, companies, universities, schools, human resource organisations, coaching organisations, government departments, NPOs, voluntary organisations and social innovators. Trisha’s organisational clients include The Department of Labour Cape Town, South African Breweries, Added Value, Futuregrowth Asset Management, Metropolitan Asset Management, S.A. Metal and Steelworks, Vodacom, Standard Bank, the University of Cape Town, British Airways, Ogilvy & Mather, Cigna Insurance, , Media 24, The Democratic Alliance, Heart 104.9 and Clicks, as well as numerous small businesses.

Trisha has designed and facilitated programmes that impact on personal effectiveness for the last 22 years. People report that over 85% of their difficulties at work stem from problems in relationship with other people. “Relationship is the source of results” is the foundation of all of Trisha’s work.

Trisha Lord is passionately committed to the difference communication makes to the human experience. She guides individuals and teams to discover and commit to goals that inspire and motivate them. Trisha coaches people to follow through by learning tools and methodologies to translate their vision and goals into reality, forming a sustainable relationship with their own ability to produce consistent results.

Trisha’s work encompasses fields as diverse as leadership development, strategic development and planning, communication skills, negotiation and selling skills, presentation skills, customer service, team-building and conflict resolution. Trisha is a lecturer at The South African College of Applied psychology lecturing in advanced Coaching Skills, she has trained with Arnold Mindell in Process Facilitation; and has been accredited by Nancy Kline as a Faculty Member, Consultant and Coach in the delivering the Thinking Environment.

Sonya Trau

Executive Coach

Sonya is a passionate leader in the coaching and leadership industry in Australia. With over ten years and 10,000 hours of coaching and facilitation experience, Sonya heads up Leading Well’s Queensland team.

Sonya is sought after by large and mid-tier government and corporate clients to support their leaders authentically grow and build highly successful organisations where empowerment and self-responsibility exist at all levels. She is a ‘front of room’ specialist renowned for her ability to create the ‘safe space’ required for individuals to connect more deeply with each other and their personal learning experience. In her work with executive teams, her deep relational skills help to forge aligned, energised and productive executive teams able to deal with the most demanding challenges.

Sonya’s coaching clients have included Global Pay, TransMax, Qld Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, M+T Resources, Qld Department of Transport, Uniting Church of Qld, Laureate International Universities, Net Engine, Queensland Health, Brisbane City Council, University of QLD. Her projects have ranged from team and individual coaching, strategic facilitation, as well as delivering multi-agency leadership programs across Government.

Having spent over 25 years in management and the executive levels of multinational and national corporations for global brands, Sonya’s highly practical approach enables deeper learning and sustainable leadership uplift.   She is passionate about building leadership capability and developing the crucial ‘soft skills’ required for high impact leadership.  She loves working with leaders to hone their personal and interpersonal awareness enabling themto achieve success for their organization and for themselves.

Sonya started her work life as a scientist with the CSIRO, then as a metallurgical engineer and has since held a number of leadership roles with Microsoft Corporation as well as holding a number of non-executive board positions in Brisbane Tech start-ups.

Sonya’s qualifications include:

  • Member of EMCC (currently undertaking European Individual Accreditation at Masters level) and EMCC Foundation Member Asia Pacific Region 2018
  • Accredited Leading Well Systemic Leadership Coach
  • Certified International Systemic Team Coach, Academy of Executive Coaching
  • The Leadership Circle, Team Management Systems, DISC Adv, Team Connect 360 certified
  • Masters of Business Administration (QUT)
  • Bachelor of Science – First Class Honours (UQ)
Brad Barr

Executive Coach

Brad Barr is an experienced leader, coach, and facilitator, who is passionate about enabling leaders to grow, learn and succeed.

His empathy, desire to empower his clients and holistic outlook, have been strongly influenced by his own experiences in overcoming life-threatening cancer.

Brad has been providing organisational coaching to the Government and Private Sectors. His current and most recent coaching clients include Saluda Medical, Thales, Guardian Childcare & Education, NSW Department of Planning Industry and Environment, NSW Treasury, Golf Australia, Nine, Vocus Group, Life Trading, Vanderlande, ASG, Ashdown People, Hunter Douglas, and Laureate Education.

Brad places great importance on providing his clients with a safe and trusted space to surface the opportunities and issues most relevant to them. A pragmatic and authentic manner enables Brad to respectfully challenge his clients, with the intention of optimising their performance and wellbeing outcomes.

Brad enjoys coaching leaders who have taken on new roles, additional accountabilities, and complex business challenges. He facilitates greater perspective-taking and challenges leaders to become unstuck from biases, beliefs and mindsets that could be inhibiting progress.

He delivers exceptional results through increased awareness, confidence and purposeful action.

Qualifications:


Master’s in Business Leadership, CSU
Certified Organisational Coach (IECL, Level 2)
Certified Practioner, The Leadership Circle Profile
Certified Practioner, Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS)
Systemic Leadership Coaching accreditation (Leading Well)
Accredited Transition Coach, GlowUp Careers
Bachelor of Business (Marketing), UTS
Adv.
Dip Financial Services (Financial Planning), Integratec
Member of the ICF and EMCC

Helen Woods

Helen’s career spans 28 years committed to providing trusted advisory services to enterprising organisations wanting to shape a better world by fulfilling their purpose, developing their people and being responsible community citizens. More recently Helen has refined her professional practice and focused on enhancing the impact of leaders and senior executives by helping them develop the capability to realise their full potential – personally and professionally. Her coaching and mentoring assists clients to heighten their levels of self-awareness and bring ‘the whole person’ to validating passion with purpose.

Helen’s clients include – ISPT Super Property, VicRoads, Arup/ Arup University, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Monash Health, City of Greater Geelong, Womens Hospital, Bionics Institute, Deakin University, Latrobe University, Laureate Australia, Monash University, Menzies Foundation, Melbourne Montessori School, Melba Opera Trust, CSR, Engineers Education Australia, The Australian Ballet, Australian Marketing Institute, Women in Banking, Women in Insolvency and Restructuring Victoria, AusIMM Women Engineers Mentoring Program .

As an experienced facilitator Helen has led ‘whole of system’ approach to organisational change and cultural transformation with groups up to 130 people. Helen’s generative approach to coaching introduces concepts as ‘breakthrough thinking’ and teaches people to ‘be fit-for-purpose leaders’. This encourages highly capable and confident people to seamlessly exhibit their technical skills, to tap into their EQ efficacy and through masterful thinking become exceptional role models.

Helen is the co-creator of The Circle of Knowing™ an emergent communication process involving dialogue and story-telling. This provides an organic, thought-provoking experience that encourages people to explore possibility, get to the core of learning differently, and inspires people to make better choices.

Helen’s accreditations include:

  • Fellow AICD
  • Fellow AMI
  • The Leadership Circle Profile Assessment
Dominique Beck

Executive Coach

Dominique is an executive and team coach, trainer and keynote speaker with more than 20 years experience across the fields of coaching, training, leadership development and research consultancy. Her area of expertise is leadership excellence whereby the system as a whole is supported to achieve engagement, wellbeing and peak performance.

She has designed leadership development programs and coach training courses and delivered these to executives, senior managers, coaches and teams in public and private sector companies. Her passion is working with a solution-focused approach and a systemic lens. Vision, values, purpose and passion constitute core themes in her work with leaders and their teams.

Some of Dominique’s past and current clients are: NS Health, NSW Public Service Commission, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz, Macquarie Bank, CBA, Federal Government (Defence and RAAF), Wilkhahn Asia Pacific, Gebr. Hahnemann Australia, Suncorp, Vision Australia.

Dominique’s qualifications include Accreditations with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Stakeholder Centered Coaching; Certifications in Systems Dynamics and Organisational Constellations, Neuroscience of Leadership, The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment Tool; Training in Crucial Conversations, Nonviolent Communication, Psychodrama and Energy Psychology; and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. from UWS.

 

Suzanne Walshe

Executive Coach

Suzanne is a highly qualified and experienced leadership, career and life strategist, specialising in executive leadership development, establishing a coaching culture, enhancing team alignment and effectiveness, dealing with change and transition, proactive career management and building career resilience in times of increasing volatility and uncertainty.

With a strong track record spanning 20 years in public and private sector environments, Suzanne’s professional background includes education, management, HR strategy, service review and development, consultancy, executive coaching and facilitation, with direct experience within complex operating environments where there are multiple stakeholders, competing priorities and high levels of public scrutiny, accountability and risk.

Suzanne helps leaders as they face unprecedented challenges, not just in ‘doing’ what is required to meet the demands of their work in volatile and emergent environments, but also in their ‘way of being’ – how they embody themselves as leaders – their language, emotions and physiology. Suzanne’s assists her clients to:

  • Identify and utilise their unique leadership strengths and maintain their connection with their leading principles and purpose.
  • More effectively manage themselves – their mindset and emotions, harness their energy and build their resilience
  • Manage their priorities, build productive relationships and influence and collaborate more successfully
  • Better align, harness and coordinate individual and collective efforts and achieve results through others.
  • Stay engaged, flexible and adaptable and actively manage their careers

EDUCATION & COACHING QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Diploma of Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring
    Graduate Diploma in Ontological Coaching (embodying language, emotions and physiology)
  • Certificate in Professional Coaching
  • NLP Practitioner
  • Advanced Facilitation
  • Diploma of Teaching & Graduate Diploma Special Education

ACCREDITATIONS & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • MBTI Step II Extended Interpretive Report
  • LSI, Human Synergistics
  • Multiple Brain Integration Techniques (Head, Heart & Gut)
  • Accredited Coach
  • Individual Role Engagement and Alignment Profile (iREAP)
  • Member International Coach Federation and past VP
  • Membership and Professional Development, Victorian Chapter Leadership Team
  • Member Career Development Association Australia
Margaret Armitage

Executive Coach

Margaret is a highly sought-after coach for both teams and individuals. Margaret specialises in new ways to energise or re-energise the people, teams and organisations. Margaret’s clients come from a cross-section of industries – Science and Technology based, Professional Services, Health, Financial Planning, Town Planning, Travel and start-ups.

Margaret’s strength is in working with management teams and individuals to stretch their goals and take up new challenges. She is intuitive and discerning and uses both these qualities to delve into the core issues and pinpoint a way forward. Acting as an enabler of change, Margaret helps connect people with their passion and purpose to gain their commercial outcomes without losing sight of their values.

Margaret coached the board and leadership team of a professional services company through significant change during handover of founding partner and Managing Director to new management team. Margaret continued the engagement over the past three years undertaking regular leadership 360 assessments across the leadership team to strengthen and build unity; conducted annual strategy workshops for leadership and whole of company planning days; undertaken executive coaching with individual board members, to support the leadership team through significant growth.

Prior to her coaching career Margaret worked extensively in the IT sector. She was responsible for negotiating the acquisition of Australian owned CAZ Software to UK owned multi-national RM PLC and was subsequently appointed to the executive team of RM Asia-Pacific to manage the merger of the Australian operations over a two-year period.

Margaret has worked at the executive management level for publicly listed companies, helped grow small businesses into national market leaders, consulted to Education Departments in Victoria, ACT and Western Australia and consulted to systemic Catholic and Anglican education groups in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra-Goulburn and Northern Territory. Margaret is currently the Chair of the Board of a small public beneficiary organisation that helps the disadvantaged in a mixed-ethnicity area of Perth.

Margaret’s qualifications include:

  • a Degree in Applied Science (Curtin University)
  • Coaching accreditation according to EMCC practitioner status
  • a Diploma of Business Administration
  • Certification in Performance Management and Team Building
  • Certified practitioner of The Leadership Circle 360 instrument
Chris Barlow

Executive Coach

As a leadership and executive coach, Chris stretches teams and leaders, holding the mirror up so they can see the impact of their behaviours on their effectiveness. Chris has worked with over 400 leaders amassing over 5,000 coaching hours in the last 12 years. He creates an environment where the ‘unsafe’, is safe to consider and act upon. Leaders wake up to their own ‘inner game’ so they can shift their default thinking, show up authentically and leverage their unique strengths to achieve extraordinary results.

Chris’ prior experience running his own business for seven years enables him to relate to leaders’ dilemmas and the coming to terms with their own beliefs. He turned his business around from a $100K loss into a $1M profit in six months through leveraging his leadership strengths.

Chris’ passion in helping people to see and realise a bigger future for themselves shows up in all aspects of his life as leadership and executive coach, as a volunteer coach for The Marketing Academy, as a Big Brother Big Sister mentor, and as team manager at his daughters local junior soccer club.

Chris’ approach to growing individual’s and teams is built upon three principles:

  • raising awareness – creating the imperative for change;
  • expanding perspective – broadening understanding for individual / team performance; and
  • integrating new behaviours – building the new mental muscle to enhance performance.

Chris’s qualifications include:

  • an accredited facilitator in ‘Immunity to Change’
  • a certified coach in The Leadership Circle and Leadership System and
  • an IECL accredited coach.

He has spoken at a number of national conferences on how to be more effective as a leader, including CPA Congress, Xerocon and the Laser Group International Conference.

Jenny Rossiter

Executive Coach

Jenny is a mediator, author, coach and human behaviour specialist. Her eclectic skillset has grown from the insights she has gathered from extensive study and training in psychology which she has applied very successfully within the business environment. For over 20 years, Jenny has developed and managed people, from global executives to sales force managers and representatives.

Through her relentless curiosity, her courage to explore as well as her wealth of experience, Jenny has gained a unique insight for unlocking individual strengths in business leaders and broadening their strategic capabilities.

With a famously warm and natural manner, Jenny gets to the heart of the matter quickly because her clients trust her with themselves and their business.

 

Jennie Hill

Executive Coach

Jennie began her career as an economic research analyst in the Rio Tinto Group. In a career notable for success in diverse roles, Jennie went on to positions over the next twenty-five years in education and training, operations, professional services and human resources. Leadership roles ranged from IT Service Delivery for clients including Suncorp and Telstra, to HR Strategy for rapid business growth. Roles held were in organisations of all shapes and sizes: from publicly listed global corporations to privately owned businesses including a small safari business in southern Africa.

A leadership and performance coach since 2006, Jennie has a particular interest in helping leaders “get the people part right”. Navigating the social world of work within organisational systems is complex. Jennie’s extensive training in neuroscience gives clients access to contemporary research on the drivers of human behaviour, so they can understand and interact with others with maximum positive impact and success.

A sought-after Executive Coach and Trainer for human performance organisations with global reach, Jennie has worked on coaching and training assignments in Bulgaria, Malaysia and China. Success in these assignments reflects Jennie’s ability to understand and adapt to the unique context of the client’s organisation, industry and culture.

Jennie’s clients value her willingness to challenge their thinking, support deep reflection and bring focus to their efforts. Feedback consistently highlights her ability to ask tough questions, provide candid feedback and hold client’s accountable for their impact and results. Her ability to align development goals with organisational strategy, culture, contemporary leadership practices and current business demands has resulted in long standing client relationships.

Jennie’s industry experience is broad and includes Telstra, Boston Consulting Group, Cisco, Price Waterhouse Coopers, National Australia Bank, IRESS, AIA, Healthscope, Thales, Ford Motor Company, PEXA, Sanofi-Aventis, BUPA and NRMA. Not for profit clients include Australian Tax Office, Wyndham City and Yarra Councils, Department of State Development, Victorian University Secondary College and University of Melbourne.

Recent assignments include career transitioning an IT specialist from a national to global role, supporting a Managing Director through the sale of their business, team realignment post organisational restructure (coaching team and team leader) and partnering with a new Director to establish their personal brand whilst ensuring fast delivery on complex projects.

Jennie’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor Commerce, University of Melbourne
  • Graduate Diploma ICT, University of Melbourne
  • Diploma Education, University of Melbourne
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
  • Certificate of Neuroleadership, Neuroleadership Institute
  • GENOS Emotional Intelligence and Extended DISC Accredited
Danielle Dobson

Executive Coach

Danielle is a mentor, coach and facilitator, a proven team player and leader, with extensive corporate finance experience, living amongst and working with diverse socioeconomic groups and cultural complexities.

Achieving CPA status whilst working in a successful fifteen year period, Danielle delivered high impact outcomes in key Corporate roles for numerous multinational and Not for Profit organizations throughout the world including Melbourne, London, Terni (Italy), Pittsburgh (USA), Beijing and Wollongong. Danielle’s finance experience includes a focus on short and medium term projects, deliverables based on cycles, reporting, presentations, systems implementation and leadership.

Danielle is a teacher and mentor who believes the key to living well and working well is a not only a high focus on a healthy lifestyle, but to authentically connect to self, others and community. Danielle helps clients to get clear on what is important to them rather than what is urgent and is passionate about guiding, supporting and energising clients to use wellbeing as a cornerstone to create a thriving life.

Danielle deeply lives what she teaches and has the unique ability to sit with discomfort. Danielle models and guides others to build their capacity to be with discomfort enabling connection and growth.

Danielle’s business acumen, corporate financial awareness and experience of working in complex environments combined with her skills as a coach and mentor, enable her to gain perspective and truly understand the challenges leaders face. Danielle supports clients to work on mindset and skill set, manage energy rather than time, build resiliency to overcome setbacks and develop practices to stay on track.

Danielle has recently completed a research project on Women Leaders – The Wonders of Women in Leadership – including over 25 leaders from very senior to middle management positions in organisations in the Car Industry, Banks, Private Practice Accounting Firms, Utilities, Financial Services, Heavy Industry and Entrepreneurs. The project allowed Danielle to gain a unique, holistic perspective of women leaders who are leading at work, and also who leading in life beyond work. The research revealed common themes, challenges, barriers to bust, inspiring words from the wise, life-changing practices, hopes for the future and some interesting outlier insights which have exponential benefits for Women Leaders, workplaces, families and communities.

Danielle’s Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting, awarded CPA status
  • Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS) Accreditation
  • Leading Well Systemic Coaching Certification
  • Qualified Executive Wellness Coach (Level I, II & III Wellness Coaching Aust.)
  • Wellness Wise Practitioner (WWP) Workplace Health Association of Australia (WHAA)
  • Certificate III & IV Personal Training (AIPT)
  • Wholeheartedly raising 3 boys as a Lead Parent

 

Tanya Saad

Executive Coach

Tam Johnston

Executive Coach

Tam Johnston, is an experienced leader, mentor and coach across not-for-profit, government and commercial sectors. Starting her career in public relations and communications, Tam has held senior leadership positions including Deputy Chief Executive of the National Australia Day Council, Chief Executive Officer of the SMILE Foundation and Chief Executive Officer of Variety – the Children’s Charity (NSW). She is currently a Non-Executive Director of SDN Children’s Services.

By bringing together her communications expertise and management experience, Tam brings a well-rounded approach to addressing organisational challenges and preparing an organisation to reach its most ambitious goals. She is committed to helping organisational leaders to identify, build and develop their strategy and providing the support to enable them to do that in the most effective way.

Tam holds a Master of Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Management and a Bachelor of Communication. She is a graduate of the Leadership for Senior Executives Course at the Harvard Business School and the Company Directors Course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Tam has also attended LeadingWell Transformation Coaching and Facilitation skills training as well as Coaching Accreditation through the Institute of Executive Coaching.