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

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.

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.

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.

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)

Celia has a passion for ‘healthy leadership’ and change processes that sustain people over time. By focusing on this she creates workplaces where individuals and teams can reach their potential and allow a space to have conversations that matter in workplaces. In addition to over 20 years of experience in this area Celia also has undergraduate qualifications in psychology and post graduate qualifications in psychology and business management.

Celia’s experience includes working with various companies and projects such as OzChild, Initiatives of Change Australia, Ernst and Young, Government Departments, City Council, John Holland, Fortescue Metals Group, Airport Link and National Disability Services where she has provided services including:

Coaching of executives and leaders in technical and non-technical roles for individual performance, team performance and career options
Facilitation of team effectiveness sessions
Leadership Programs
Cultural Change Initiatives and Team performance evaluation
Social Return on Investment Assessment
Thought leadership and Speaking engagements
Provision of People function
By bringing lived leadership experience and leadership learning expertise together Celia creates a powerful coaching and group space for sense making and developing leadership practices to be applied in current business contexts.

Celia’s qualifications include:

Company Director’s Program Australia Institute of Company Directors 2006
Masters of Business Administration Queensland University of Technology 1999
Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology University Queensland 1991
Bachelor of Arts University Queensland 1988 – 1990

Janine brings considerable business experience across diverse sectors and functions to her role at Leading Well having worked across operations, marketing, sales, events and personal branding management in a wide range of industry sectors including creative, business, artistic and marketing. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work closely with a wide range of leaders at the top of their professions including entrepreneurs in commercial and social organisations.

More recently, Janine has worked with small business and non-profit sectors providing expertise and assisting with operations including office management, staff management & training, database management, project management and overhauling administration infrastructure.

In her role at Leading Well, Janine works closely with our founder, Vanessa Fudge as well as the rest of the team with a focus on assisting Vanessa, marketing and program support.

Janine encourages ‘Spicy Conversations,’ is slightly obsessed with tea and is passionate about the health and wellbeing of self and others.

Janine is trained in Crucial Conversations, Nonviolent Communication and the Lewis Deep Democracy Method – Level 1&2. She also has qualifications in Event Management and Holistic Coaching.

Janine has completed the Social Leadership Australia program through the Benevolent Society and the School for Social Entrepreneurs as well as the Systemic Leadership Program with Leading Well.

She has also contributed to a number of not-for-profit organisations in a volunteering capacity including the Action Aid Volunteer Leadership Team, Fundraiser for the Sunrise Children’s Village and a number of other fundraising roles.

Janine’s Mission Statement: I Creatively Empower, Enlighten and Connect by Breathing my Fiery Spirit into Humanity

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

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.

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