Our Team ...Who we are

We are a highly professional and expert team of individuals with shared core values, extensive business, leadership and life experience, coupled with relevant post – graduate level academic qualifications.

Our team carries the credibility, knowledge, experience and personality required to offer a highly professional service that delivers superior value to our client organisations.

This rare combination, informs our working principles that underpin our offer to ensure that we deliver improved business outcomes.

Tim Hicks

Founder & Managing Director, Consultant, Executive Coach,
Leadership Coach, Facilitator


Elizabeth King

Senior Consultant with a speciality focus upon Mindful Leadership


Marina Reid-Wilson

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Resilience Coach


Ian Young

Executive Coach


Tiffany Scotton

Consultant, Executive Coach, Resilient Leadership Coach


Rita Holland

Executive, Leadership & Career Coach


Revel Gordon

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Leadership Consultant


Fleur Heazlewood

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach & Facilitator


Jan Skov

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach


Angela Hicks

Senior Consultant - Culture Change, Engagement,
Leadership Development | Executive Coach |Facilitator


Aylin Dulagil

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Consultant & Facilitator


Anne Bartlett

Executive Coach, Leadership Coach & Facilitator


Joel Bendall

Culture & Engagement Consultant, Change Management, Organisational Design, Leadership Coach, Facilitator


Tim possess significant experience in executive coaching, leadership coaching, high performance team coaching, customised workshop design and facilitation, psychometric and leadership assessments and strengths based role evaluation, assessment and selection.

He has supported C-suite executives, directors, barristers, senior leaders, middle managers, rising talent and individual contributors with executive and leadership coaching as well as executive teams, management teams and work groups all across a range of sectors including banking, finance, legal, government, hospitality & tourism, tertiary education, not for profit, professional services, airlines, hardware, construction, FMCG and IT to achieve more in their roles and teams.

He has proven experience in consulting, designing and developing a range of solutions to address individual and organisational challenges in both leadership capability development and assessment and selection of candidates for specialist roles using proprietary strengths based and traditional psychometric methods. Key leadership development initiatives have included transformational leadership, high performing team workshops and coaching, goal setting, crucial conversations, leader as coach, executive coaching, skill based coaching and developmental coaching, resilience development, sales communication and marketing and sales strategy.

He has worked with executives and teams with high profile national and international organisations including Commonwealth Bank, Sydney Trains, BT Investment Management, Melbourne & Olympic Park, Otis Elevators, Chubb Fire & Security, World Wildlife Fund, ESV Accounting & Business Advisors, Active Group of Companies, HLB Mann Judd Accounting, Hilton Hotels, OMD, American Express, Cathay Pacific, Merrill Lynch, URS, Boral, Credit Suisse, Symantec, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Alesco, Goldman Sachs, Glaxo Smith Kline, Grays Online, Kellogg’s, Bradken and National Australia Bank.

Tim draws from his work experience and tertiary education to provide tailored solutions that work for both the business and individual client. His broad business experience includes previous roles as a Marketing Director, Brand Manager, Key Account Manager, Sales Representative and this extensive experience allows him to talk authentically with clients in the challenges they face. Organisations he has worked for include Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer – Parke Davis Pharmaceuticals, Reckitt Benckiser, Pharmacare, Orica and Dulux Group.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science (Human Movement Science) from the University of Wollongong, a Master in Management (Marketing) from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, a Masters in Applied Science (Coaching Psychology) from the University of Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is a member of the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association (USCMA), an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Marketing, a member of the International Coaching Federation. Tim satisfies all Standards Association of Australia Coaching in Organisations (HB 332 – 2011) criteria for consideration and selection as a professional coach.

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Elizabeth is an executive coach and facilitator specialising in evidence based approaches to enhancing performance. Prior to founding her practice in coaching and training Elizabeth held senior marketing and executive positions in five of Australia’s leading pharmaceutical companies.

After spending time as a researcher at the CSIRO division of Biotechnology, Elizabeth’s early career focused on sales and marketing positions within the healthcare sector. During that time her achievements included classic sales and marketing objectives such as sales growth and product launches and winning an advertising award for a migraine campaign. She also instigated a number of social initiatives including global education programs for both neonatal intensive care and women with epilepsy, and an international art scholarship to support artists with epilepsy.

Since that time she has worked as a management consultant, trainer and coach. The focus of her work has been the integration of evidence-based self-care and evidence-based coaching techniques to enhance executive performance and improve health outcomes for both executives and people with chronic illness. Her current career interest has extended to include the focus of her PhD research – how to predict and improve leadership performance in dynamic environments.

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Marina Reid Wilson has extensive experience in executive coaching, workshop facilitation and psychological assessment for both selection and development of high potential candidates. She has worked across a range of industries, including legal, banking, finance, medical, dentistry, government, education and not for profit.

Marina has worked with a variety of clients in consulting and coaching roles, including Gadens Lawyers, Merrill Lynch, AMNAMRO, Citigroup and Crowe Horwath Accounting.

She has considerable experience designing and developing tailored solutions in response to both individual and organizational challenges. She is highly skilled in psychometrics and assessment of candidates for C-suite and senior leadership roles. Within the coaching and training domain, Marina has focused on a range of topics, such as coaching for performance, building high performance teams, resilience development, employee engagement, change management, effective communication, managing workplace bullying, conflict resolution, embracing change, stress management, time management and workplace mental health and wellbeing.

Marina is a Registered Psychologist and holds a Masters in Science (Coaching Psychology) from the University of Sydney. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology from ANU and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology and Philosophy) from Monash University.

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Ian is a results focused executive coach, consultant and facilitator. He has over twenty-five years of consulting, commercial and operational experience. Ian has worked with many leading companies and State and Federal government departments. He has worked with senior executives as well as high-calibre graduates and emerging leaders.

Ian has designed and delivered many bespoke leadership and coaching interventions. These interventions have equipped and developed individuals, teams and organisations to better deliver results and achieve strategic goals. Prior to his transition to coaching and consulting Ian worked for fifteen years in a variety of executive roles across the steel, petro-chemical and corporate services industries. His roles included company director, general manager, marketing strategist, business analyst and distribution and logistics manager. This hands-on experience positively informs his approach to consulting and his coaching and facilitation styles. Ian is deeply experienced and expert executive coach.

His expertise includes the development of leaders, executives and managers through one-on-one and small team engagements. He designs and delivers evidence-based coaching interventions that ensure organisational and individual goals and objectives are translated into tangible and demonstrable results. Ian has expertise that will help improve leadership, bottom-line results, individual and team dynamics and organisational alignment. Ian has designed and administered a number of tailored 360 feedback and appraisal systems interventions. These interventions have successfully facilitated the development of leaders in sectors as diverse as corporate services, insurance and state and federal government departments and agencies Ian has worked with many private and public clients across a range of industries and portfolios. Private clients Ian has worked with include Charter Hall, Clayton Utz, Cognizant, CGU, TRU Energy, RMIT, Monash University, IAG, GDF Suez, City West Water and Barwon Water. Government clients have included the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the MRT-RRT, TfNSW, Sydney Trains, the Department of Finance, the ABS, AusAID and the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

Ian holds a Masters in Applied Science (Coaching Psychology) from the University of Sydney, a Graduate Diplomas in Psychology (Monash University) and Industrial Relations / Human Resource Management (Victoria University), a Bachelor of Engineering – Industrial and Computing with Distinction (Monash University) and a Masters of Business Administration (Monash University). He is a member of the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association (USCMA), and a member of the International Coaching Federation. Ian satisfies all Standards Association of Australia Coaching in Organisations (HB 332 – 2011) criteria for consideration and selection as a professional coach.

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Tiffany is a seasoned business psychologist with over twenty years of leadership development and talent management experience. She has held a range of internal management and consulting roles across Australia, the UK and the USA. Most recently, she was heading up the YSC Sydney office where she worked for 9 years. She also has experience working across the Asia-Pacific region.

Tiffany has been working as an executive coach for over 10 years. She has successfully partnered with executives across the globe to develop rich and nuanced insights into themselves in order to create meaningful, transformational change. Specifically, she has coached senior leaders across a range of iconic Australian and global organisations including BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, IHG, Qantas, Diageo, Jacobs (SKM), Brambles, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), GlaxoSmithKline, Jurlique, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank, AMP, Coats, Disney and Telstra.

She is passionate about supporting executives and high potential individuals to prepare for and navigate significant transitions in their professional lives. She helps individuals to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and what truly matters to them, both at work and beyond. As a coach, Tiffany leverages her own people leadership and business management experience. She blends deep psychological insights, commercial awareness and empathy to support her clients in challenging existing assumptions and ways of working, generating fresh perspectives and ultimately fulfilling their potential. She strikes the right balance between challenge and support. She brings a pragmatic, future-oriented and results-focused approach. She is collaborative, adaptable and empowering in her approach. She brings a strengths-based approach and supports others to see and work towards what might be possible for themselves and their businesses

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Rita enjoys her successful coaching and consulting practice having specialised in leadership, developmental and career transition coaching over the last fifteen years.  Prior to this, Rita began her career in various strategic and operational human resources related roles in both corporate and consulting businesses, spanning professional services, FMCG, and Insurance industries in Australia and the UK.

Her performance and leadership coaching practice enables Rita to work with a range of private and public sector first line managers, high potentials, directors and senior executives, most often for subject matter or technical specialists developing leadership and interpersonal skills. Coaching may be part of career development, talent management, organisational, performance, succession or engagement/retention interventions, or transitioning technically successful managers to capable people – performance leaders with organisational and political savvy, resilience, clear identities and well defined work/life/career/ retirement goals. Recent assignments include working with Clinical Excellence Commission, Boeing Aerostructures, HLB Mann Judd, Palladion Partners, Network Ten, Clayton Utz and Family & Community Services.

Rita’s sound business acumen, postgraduate coaching qualifications, strong coaching and facilitation competencies and her application of evidence-based, solution-focussed and positive psychology principles sees her benefiting from a high level of repeat business and referrals.

Early career employment highlights include Team Coaching Consultant BUPA (London) and H J Heinz (Wigan, UK). Corporate Human Resource Development, Nestle Sydney, and roles in Ernst & Young and Email Appliances (now Electrolux).

Rita holds a Masters- Applied Science (Coaching Psychology) University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Science – Adelaide University.

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Revel Gordon is an executive coach who works with CxOs, senior executives and people identified as high potentials in large, complex organisations.

He has lived and worked in Australia, France and the Netherlands and has coached at tier one organisations in most major industries around the world. Much of his work focuses on helping executives further develop their leadership capacities, and assisting them to drive change and collaboration across teams, silos and geographies.

Pragmatic and results-oriented, Revel has a genuine empathy for his clients and their aspirations. His style combines best-practice coaching techniques with real world corporate experience, including a granular appreciation of the commercial, strategic and political realities that leaders face, from management to the C-Suite and boardroom.

His work is informed by the latest evidence-based coaching research, including from Sydney University’s globally recognised Coaching Psychology Unit. This includes the areas of systems theory, adult developmental theory, models of change, positive psychology, strengths-based practice, resilience enhancement, self-regulation and goal setting. He is also certified in a wide range of psychometric instruments.

Revel has coached executives at organisations including Morgan Stanley, Qantas, Telstra, Royal Bank of Scotland, Orica, Leighton Holdings, IBM, Bayer, Channel Seven, McCann Worldgroup, PeopleBank, Rio Tinto, Oakton, Suncorp Metway and Virgin Australia.

Prior to becoming an executive coach, Revel had a successful corporate career. Former roles included National Sales Manager for Fairfax Online, Australian Sales Director for Boston-based IT strategy consultancy Forrester Research, and Head of Digital Marketing at Leo Burnett Advertising Sydney. In these roles Revel has consulted to organisations including Woolworths, Kellogg, Westpac, ninemsn, VicRoads, Holden and Cadbury Schweppes.

In addition to coaching, Revel regularly sets up and moderates panel discussions for the American Chamber of Commerce on topics relevant to executives employed in large organisations. The panels feature some of Australia’s leading business figures.


Level One & Two Organisational Coaching IECL

Hogan Personality Inventory (HPS, HDS, MVPI)

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

The Leadership Circle 360

Resilience At Work


Masters – Applied Science (Coaching Psychology) University of Sydney (current)

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne


Member – Australian Institute of Company Directors

Member – International Coach Federation

Member – University of Sydney Coaching & Mentoring Association

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Fleur Heazlewood is a dynamic business professional who has experienced considerable success with coaching, mentoring, facilitation and team building whilst holding senior roles in leading Australian businesses. Fleur’s expertise incorporates leadership and general management, strategy development and planning, change structuring and management, and people development and performance.

Fleur’s extensive executive experience has been gained across diverse industries including fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), apparel, and textile manufacturing, within well-respected companies including the Charles Parsons Group (Rapee Pty Ltd), Pacific Brands (Bonds), Cerebos Foods, Reckitt Benckiser and Frito-Lay. Fleur has worked within global, regional and local structures for both multinational corporations and family companies managing large and diverse teams of up to 120 people.

Fleur has been responsible for developing strategic plans, annual operating plans, sales and marketing plans, and issues based projects at general manager level (Rapee Pty Ltd, Ella Bache), senior executive level (Cerebos Foods), board level (Director, Salpak) and consultancy level (Ella Bache, Hagemeyer Brands, Lieutenneger). This has included managing strategic deliverables, change management, project leadership, facilitation, process management, coaching emerging leaders through to mentoring business owners and department heads. She has actively restructured and redefined performance management systems, position descriptions, KPI setting and performance measurement and management.

Fleur’s recent experience includes executive coaching, mentoring, facilitation and training for HLB Mann Judd, Crest Electronics, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Department of Science, Innovation, Industry and Research, Ella Bache, Hagemeyer Brands and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Qualifications & Associations:
Masters – Applied Sciences, Coaching Psychology, University of Sydney
Graduate Diploma, Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
Bachelor of Commerce Degree, University of Melbourne
Graduate Diploma – Marketing, University of Technology, Sydney
Accredited: Lominger Leadership Architect® Suite, Hogan Assessment Systems, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Team Management Systems (TMS), 360 degree surveys
Vice President, University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Alumni
Graduate Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Jan is career management professional with extensive leadership and coaching experience gained whilst employed as in senior roles with global organisations such as Lee Hecht Harrison, DBM and AECOM. He has worked with individuals and groups of leaders from many high profile national and international organisations including Boral, Rio Tinto, AECOM, CBA, AMP, CML, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HP, American Express and the Coca Cola Company.

He is an active member of the Australian Psychological Society, (APS) and is the 2014 chairperson for their Coaching Interest Group (NSW). In addition he is a member of an Executive Coaching Master Class that provides ongoing peer supervision for executive coaches.

Jan earned Engineering and Psychology degrees from Sydney University and Macquarie University respectively and holds post – graduate qualifications in Organisational Psychology and is a registered psychologist. He is Director of the Leichhardt Community Youth Association and has served on the Executive Advisory Board of the not-for-profit organisation, Good Beginnings. In his role as a senior coach, Jan provides expert counsel that is based upon a rich depth and breadth of experience, invaluable in delivering robust, evidenced based, outcome focused solutions to client organisations.

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Angela is a highly experienced Human Resources professional with over 20 years experience in FMCG blue chip and Local Government.

Her depth and breadth of achievements span all aspects of the people performance and development spectrum including people strategy, culture, engagement, leadership development, executive and leadership coaching, senior business partnering roles (including “C suite”), performance management, talent strategy & development. She also has strong experience in merger & acquisitions with a focus on leadership integration and development, sales force process engineering and customer engagement.

Angela was a key member of the People and Culture team who created and deployed the overall Lion Nathan Culture, Engagement and Leadership strategy which resulted in great people and commercial outcomes such as the development of a constructive culture (Lion was awarded Lifetime Achievement for Sustained Culture Development – Human Synergistics), increased Customer and People Engagement, and Winner of AON Hewitt’s Top Company for Leaders AUNZ award (2014).

She has worked with people across many business units from the CEO to front line leaders to operations and sales team members in both Regional and Corporate roles. She also has experience building cross – cultural relations, working closely with Kirin (Japanese Fortune 500 company) to support the leadership development strategy in Kirin. Her approachable, constructive style and commercial savvy ensures she builds positive relationships and respect that enables her to develop solutions that deliver leadership and business results.

She has extensive experience in coaching and facilitating both individuals and groups and is a disciplined learning and development professional who has worked on many leadership development programs including researching, design and delivery to all levels of the organisation.

Her previous roles include Leadership Development Leader where she headed up the Leadership Development Team for the Lion (Nathan) business, Business Partner to the General Counsel & Legal & External Relations team, Strategy & Insights Leader (Organisational Design & Culture initiatives), Sales Capability Leader and Operations Capability Leader.

She has been involved in large organisational change projects such as; Organisational Culture & Leadership Development – Lion Nathan, & for the merged Lion Nathan/National Foods. Merger and acquisitions (Lion Nathan & National Foods, Lion Nathan & Heineken) Sales force redesign and capability (Lion Nathan)

Angela holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Double Major in Management and Legal Studies) from Wollongong University and a Masters in Coaching Psychology from Sydney University. She is accredited in the Culture and Leadership Development tools of OCI and LSI, and is also accredited in Professional Selling Skills (PSS, Achieve Global).

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Aylin is a coaching and organisational psychologist with signficant experience in positive psychology, employee engagement, leadership development, human resources and organisational development. Aylin is an experienced coach and facilitator who has worked with a range of clients to set goals and achieve positive outcomes in areas including leadership development, career transition, and personal wellbeing enhancement.

Aylin’s coaching style is pragmatic, engaging, and client-driven. She has a wide repertoire of tools and evidence-based theories to draw upon in order to meet her client’s needs for change, including solution-focused, systemic, and cognitivebehavioural approaches. As a ‘thinking partner’ Aylin specifically focuses on enabling clients to identify and develop new skills, thought patterns, and behaviours that will facilitate successful achievement of personal and professional goals.

In her corporate experience spanning eighteen years, Aylin has worked as both an internal and external consultant to deliver learning and organisational development initiatives to a number of organisations including Unisearch, BHP, The George Institute,

The Salvation Army Employment Plus, Centacare, Superbarn, Simplot, World Vision, Ausgrid, Leightons, AMP, Officeworks, University of WA, Yarra Trams, and Transpacific Industries.

Aylin holds a Master of HRM and Coaching and Master of Organisational Psychology and is currently completing a PhD examining the impact of organisational climate and manager behaviours on individual’s strengths’ use. Aylin is a member of the APS

College of Organisational Psychologists and the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association. She holds accreditation for Hogan Assessments and the Occupational Interests Assessment.

In addition to her corporate experience, Aylin is also a founding board member of the

Mandala Community Counselling Service, a not-for-profit organisation providing long-term psychodynamic counselling to those who can’t otherwise afford to access counselling.

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Anne Bartlett is highly experienced coaching and human resources professional who possesses extensive experience in a number of industries including engineering; education; insurance; pharmaceutical; medical diagnostics; biotechnology; business services, finance, IT, FMCG and the public sector.

Her most recent corporate position was Director, Human Resources Australia & New Zealand for Dun & Bradstreet where her human resources expertise was also utilized for D&B’s sister companies, Moodies and AC Neilsen. This position also included responsibility for learning and development initiatives for the Asia/Pacific region and supporting the US head office in restructuring their recruitment and selection programs. Prior to this position, Anne held significant strategic and operational human resources positions in a variety of organizational settings and sectors.

Anne has undertaken a number of assignments in the coaching and human resources arena. Her most significant assignments include Manager, Career Services for the former Mt Eliza Business School where coaching services were provided for MBA students and feedback coaching for course participants attending leadership development programs at Mt Eliza Executive Education. Coaching assignments have included programs for middle and senior managers for Victoria’s largest electricity distributor; Telstra, Australian Federal Police based in Canberra; a number of 1st tier legal firms, the FMCG sector, the resources sector, the health sector, multinational IT companies and with Leadership 21 (a Department of Innovation initiative supporting the SME sector). Anne’s experience also includes mentoring programs for high performance managers for Hewlett Packard and Jetstar and delivering programs with one of Australia’s largest outplacement providers.

Human Resources assignments include Ansett Australia, Ericssons Australia, Fosters Brewing, Royal Melbourne University of Technology; Chiron, Pharmaust Australia and Connetics Australia. A number of these assignments included human resources leadership for organisational restructuring including mergers and acquisitions. Programs have been facilitated for Coca-Cola, Caterpillar Australia, and a number of Federal Government departments including DSTO, Department of Veterans Affairs and the International Deployment Group; the latter preparing participants for their assignments in Timor, Solomon Islands and the Middle East.

Anne has also been heavily involved in the commercialization of a telephony product from proof of concept through to full commercialization. As a Registered Psychologist, she also established a successful, generalist counselling practice.

She has also taught Human Resources Management and Management Studies at tertiary level.

Anne is an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Member of the University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association and a Member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association (McLean Hospital, an affiliate of the Harvard University Medical School).

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Joel Bendall is an experienced executive-level Human Resources expert with over 20 years experience in blue chip FMCG, Public Sector, and Financial Services in local, Aust/NZ and global businesses.

His depth and breadth of achievements span all aspects of the people performance and development spectrum including people strategy, culture, engagement, change management, leadership development, organisational design, executive and leadership coaching, performance management, talent strategy & development. He also has considerable experience in merger & acquisitions with a focus on change management and organisational design.

Joel is a sought-after facilitator with the ability to get the best out of groups. He has extensive experience in the facilitation of workshops to develop business strategies/plans and balanced scorecards.

Joel is well qualified with undergraduate degrees in both Business and Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington and a Masters in Applied Science (Organisational Psychology) with Honours from the University of Canterbury.  In additional he has received lifetime accreditation from Human-Synergistics in the use of the LSI as a coaching tool.

In his various HR Director roles Joel has provided valued, highly commercial and pragmatic HR strategy, business partnering, change leadership, organisational design, culture and engagement advice & action, and executive coaching to C-suite executives including CFO, Group General Counsel and business unit Managing Directors.  Joel has been responsible for HR outcomes across Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK.

As a member of Lion’s (Lion Nathan) People & Culture Leadership Team, Joel was instrumental in the development and deployment of the overall Lion Culture, Engagement and Leadership strategy that delivered great people and commercial outcomes. This included increased Customer and People Engagement and the development of a constructive culture. Lion was awarded Lifetime Achievement for Sustained Culture Development – Human Synergistics and was the winner of AON Hewitt’s Top Company for Leaders AUNZ award (2014).

Joel’s recent clients include Lion/Lion Nathan/National Foods and The Drinks Association.


Masters – Applied Science (Organisational Psychology), 1st class hons.  University of Canterbury, NZ

B.Com (Management). Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

B.A. (Psychology). Victoria University of Wellington, NZ

Life Styles Inventory (Human Synergistics International) Lifetime Accreditation


Member – Australian Human Resources Institute

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