I have been working with large multi-national organisations for more than 15 years, providing executive coaching services, and I have expertise in the design and facilitation of senior/talent development programs with the focus on accelerating individuals into more senior roles. I am currently working in the UAE and across Asia with a diverse range of corporations including Majid Al Futtaim, BMW, Brookfield Multiplex, The International Rice Research Institute, MTU Detroit Diesel, CSIRO, and UXC.
Prior to leadership consulting and executive coaching, I held senior management roles with a major Australian bank, leading teams in complex sales and human resources environments. This experience has proved to be the best kind of preparation for working closely with senior leaders navigating through complexity and ambiguity.
I am passionate about the development of leaders and have designed and led a number of development centre / flight simulator experiences to front-end senior leadership development programs. I am a well-regarded facilitator with an energetic and engaging facilitation style.Executive Coaching is also a natural fit given my background, and I am very active in coaching and mentoring partnerships with senior leaders.
I hold a Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma of Special Education, and a Diploma of Education.
My role at HCI can be hard to explain, as it is constantly growing and changing. In addition to running our hub in the Melbourne office, I take care of all our desktop publishing and graphic design, from proposals to course materials, helping to ensure that our clients always get a unique program that’s catered to their needs. I also project manage a number of our programs, which involves working with clients across Australia and Asia.
My attitude to problem solving is to take the problem and look at it from as many angles as possible before deciding the best way to untangle those knots. HCI is a very diverse and talented group of people, and I am kept busy supporting them all on various projects. Every task has its own unique challenges!
My background is in creative writing and visual media, including a Bachelor of Creative Arts and an Advanced Diploma of Advertising and Graphic Design.
What really excites me is the opportunity to partner with others to make transformational change happen. Imagine a leader who discovers a talent within and really starts to shine, or a team who connects for the first time and realises what is possible, or an organisation that breaks through the disruption that has previously held them back. Having the courage to step out of the box, turn issues on their head and see landscapes through new eyes leads to the creation of future possibilities. Then, together, taking one step at a time, it happens. While it might feel daunting, in my experience, the results usually exceed expectations!
I have been fortunate to work with some amazing people on some amazing projects in Australia and the United Kingdom. I’ve had the opportunity to lead the change management for a hospital move, design a learning framework for 160,000 staff who provide social services across Scotland, facilitate an enterprise wide culture change initiative in the resource sector, design and deliver countless leadership and team development programs and coach a wide range of executives and senior managers just to name a few. I love what I do and learn something from every experience!
I hold a range of qualifications and certifications which give me a theoretical grounding to combine with practical experience. This includes a masters in management, post-graduate qualifications in executive coaching, leadership mentoring and management and an undergraduate degree in education. My certifications include MBTI, Genos Emotional Intelligence Assessment Scale and Prosci Change Management.
I have worked in transformational change for over twenty years and I can’t imagine doing anything else. There is something very satisfying in finding your niche!
During my 30 year career I have balanced “doing” leadership – as an Army officer who saw operational service in 3 theatres, and as a senior executive in a Big 4 firm – with sharing my leadership expertise as a leadership consultant, facilitator and accredited executive coach.
My passionate view is that there is a leader to be developed inside every individual and I am dedicated to helping give organisations their best possible chance of tapping in to the latent value that is sitting at senior levels – individually and in teams. What I enjoy most in the leadership space is in the end-to-end aspect: helping organisations to define and develop the leadership skills and culture they need to deliver on their strategy, both now and in the future – and this inevitably starts with a focus at the CEO and executive team level.
I have helped to develop senior leaders across multiple organisations and industries during my career as a talent specialist, both in Europe and Australasia. In recent years this includes Coles (top 300), ANZ (Global Finance), Defence (Collins Class Submarines Transformation Board) and UXC (top 200).
Isn’t that quote great? It’s a quote from Mark Fields and I use it as the core of my work. For me, it’s all about culture.
I facilitate integrated processes so that senior leaders across any organisation can develop the strategy, culture and leadership talent they need to run with the bulls and come out the other end without broken limbs. Some of the elements that are critical to the success of any program like this are strategic planning, culture assessment and development, executive team building and leadership development, but, as I keep on saying, most important is leading change and managing projects. That’s how I create real value for our clients.
I come from the world of management and executive roles, and I’ve worked in four states – like some of my colleagues at HCI I’ve got a finance background. I studied Industrial and Organisation Psychology and I’ve got post-grad degrees in Business Admin and in Training and Development. I’m also accredited to use a range of psychometric instruments, including Strengthscope, DiSCand Mindex.
We work across the public and private sector and a I’ve worked with to a terrific stable of clients. Commercial or not-for-profit – the issues are similar but the cultural differences are vast.
At first some people struggle with the pronunciation of my name. But it’s very easy as you simply say it the same as the colour ‘grey’. And in case you’re wondering, my first name is pronounced ‘Aida’.
I am known as an insightful and adaptive strategy, culture and leadership development facilitator and executive coach. I find it very rewarding to help leaders gain self-insight and make meaning of their world so that they can fulfil their true purpose and potential. I have a special interest in evaluating the impact of leadership development on individual, team and organisational performance.
My strengths are my creative, yet strategic approach to learning design and facilitation coupled with empathy, flexibility and loads of energy and drive.
I have worked in the field of education, training and development for over twenty years and have had the privilege of working with corporate and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, The Pacific, South Africa, the UK and the Netherlands across a vast range of industries. I have a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education and gained first-hand experience of managing highly talented individuals at an academic institution before entering the world of organisational learning and development.
I have a passion for developing the capabilities of leaders. Working with individuals and teams, often in a workshop environment, it is very satisfying to foster and hone skills that contribute to personal and organizational success.
My time working in the financial services sector was pivotal my own leadership development. I thrived on the challenges as I moved through several different areas – Learning and Development, Product Management, Business Planning, Sales and Regional Management. I still draw on my corporate experience most days; it gave me a great understanding of the issues that organisations and business leaders are challenged with every day.
I play to my strengths when I’m part of a group and deliver some of the great programs we’ve developed. What keeps me motivated is the development I’ve seen in leaders when we’ve worked together – whether that’s in a small organisation on the outskirts of Melbourne, working with amazing people in the Defence Sector in Australia and Canada, or the remarkable intellect of some of the leading minds in science in Australia.
I have business qualifications – the study provided good learning experiences for me. However, the real learning and development in my career has been practical – working with talented people and teams to share and apply insights to deliver results.
Born and raised in China, I received my Master’s and Doctorate degrees in the USA. I then taught in the U.S. at the university level for six years.
I focus on supporting organizations, executive teams, and individuals in successfully achieving their global business objectives. I have worked with more than 90 multinational companies, many of which are Fortune 500 companies. I have a solid understanding of international business processes, systems and structures.
I bring to my work broad experience and perspectives gained from working across many different industries, from technology to finance, from manufacturing to healthcare. I am passionate about developing people and have spent more than a decade as a facilitator, consultant and executive coach in the areas of global leadership, diversity and inclusion, and global team development. My clients have included C-suite executives, international board members, regional and country heads as well as senior to middle management.
I have significant experience facilitating changes in organizational culture, and in integrating Western and Asian business practices in different market conditions. During the last four years, I was part of the facilitator team delivering Ford’s Compass, an award winning global leadership development program for high potentials in China, ASEAN and India. I was a key facilitator for several global company initiatives on diversity and inclusion in the APAC region.
For most of the last decade I have worked closely with senior leaders to improve organisational results through an increase in leadership consciousness, development of team capacity and the building of practical leadership competencies. This privileged work has allowed me to provide 1:1 coaching with leaders, facilitate ongoing talent development initiatives and lead unique organisational development projects.
The opportunity of working nationally, across various industries and at different levels of leadership has benefited me with broad perspective on the issues that leaders face. My working relationships tend to last over many years as I focus on truly understanding organisational context and deeper (often unseen) needs. This leads to bespoke initiatives that engage leaders, creates change and ultimately develops a self-sustaining culture of growth.
Prior to landing in leadership development, my career took a few industry turns including agriculture, manufacturing, finance, not-for-profit and education. Based on my leadership experience and strengths, I like to focus on leadership/talent development programs, facilitation of unique process with teams and 1:1 leadership coaching when connected to other initiatives.
I hold a range of qualifications and accreditations that have benefited me and created opportunities. My greatest qualification and ongoing area of development is fatherhood… Alongside my wife, we have five amazing children to raise. These incredible kids test every leadership theory there is…!
I started my career as a professional tennis player then as an elite coach to others seeking excellence.
Why do I tell you this? Well, to get any sort of ranking as a tennis player it takes a lot of focus, application and teamwork with those who share your vision. It’s just like partnering with the organisations and the thinking leaders that I work with every day.
I believe that having a passion for what you do, being clear about what’s important, building your strengths and working through your limiting weaknesses are key contributors to helping you achieve to your potential. It’s satisfying to work with individuals, teams and organisations to help them reach their strategic goals.
The organisations with whom we partner, share some key attributes including; a desire to build their leadership pipeline, a focus on transforming their culture and a commitment to deliver their strategy through the alignment of their organisational capability.
I enjoy working with leaders who want to grow personally, be more effective and have more impact on their organisation. So whether it’s through executive coaching, facilitating workshops or designing programs, you’ll get the best that I have to give you.
I’ve got qualifications in Marketing and Science and am accredited in a range of instruments including Genos EI, DISC and TLC–The Leadership Circle.
A typical assignment for me would be working alongside a leader facilitating strategic execution and innovation, accelerating the recent transitioned of a leader into a new role and team, or working with an intact senior regional team, helping them to deliver business outcomes whilst concurrently developing their collective leadership capacity. I’m committed to the joint goals of development and performance, and my best work is in assisting teams and leaders to fully realize their potential.
I work with senior regional and global leaders, boards, and executive teams, guiding them through the process of change, and adaptation. My method blends coaching, facilitation and consulting to help transform organisational performance.
I have worked with leaders and executive teams across twelve countries, and I have has spoken at regional forums on the process of personal and organisational change.
Qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics; Diploma in Education; Graduate Diploma of Business Administration; Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance; Graduate of Corporate Coach U; Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching & Certification in Psychological Coaching.
Usually I’m called in to help teams define and drive change – large-scale and small, whole of business and single function. That involves winning hearts and minds on an individual, team and organisational basis, and that’s where coaching has played an important role in what I do and how I do it. I’ve coached and I’ve been coached – and I know that while going through the process can be eye-opening and enjoyable, it’s getting the performance you want that makes it worthwhile.
I’ve spent my career in professional service organisations in consulting, operational and practice leadership roles. I’ve worked with executives and boards, with teams and individuals, in diverse industries in different parts of the world. Most recently, as the head of a 60-person outsourcing service delivery team with over 400 clients, I drove a change process that moved the culture from knowledge-centric to customer-centric – and that meant refocusing not just the team but the entire customer experience. That’s the thread that unites my leadership and organisational development work: the need to bring the internal and customer perspectives together for a more holistic outcome.
My passion is working side by side with senior leaders and their teams as to shape their strategy and culture so they can achieve great results .I have had the privilege to aid leaders turn their insights into organisational impact through experiential facilitated workshops, one-on-one and team coaching, talent development programs and being a trusted partner for leading change.
I am privileged to work with national and multinational organisations including Brookfield Multiplex, ANZ (Aust/Pacific/Asia and India), The University of Adelaide, Australian Sports Commission, Jemena, Elders and CSIRO. These relationships typically span over years as I customise development programs that continue to challenge how leaders interact and impact on their people and culture.
My senior leadership experience was grounded in the financial services sector during periods of extreme structural and organisational change. I led the redesign of strategic business processes that transformed organisational performance and consistently enable my portfolios to achieve above expectations. It just affirmed to me what makes the difference between organisational success or failure – it’s the capability and strength of leadership teams.
I hold a Bachelor of Economics and Graduate Certificate in Leadership along with a range of accredited psychometric and profiling tools such as The Leadership Circle (TLC), MBTI, MTRi and Strengthscope accredited partner.
I am a founding Director of Human Capital. Since 2012 I have been responsible for the development of HCI’s business in South East Asia where I am predominantly located. My past career experience includes a range of Senior Leadership roles in the Banking and Finance Sector in Australia.
I have designed and lead development programs, and strategy and cultural interventions that have resulted in positive and substantial growth in individual, team and organisational performance in a broad range of organisations in Australia, China, India, the UAE and the Pacific Rim.
The clients I work with span a range of sectors, typically are multinationals or pan Asia, so a lot of the focus of my work is on cross-cultural leadership. I work with some of the leading edge research in the cross cultural area with tools such as Aperian Global’s GlobeSmart ©. I have a highly developed appreciation of the nuances and challenges of working with leaders in organisations that operate in a global environment and with multicultural workforces.
At various times in the past I have worked extensively with senior leaders of three global vehicle manufacturers in the Australia and the Pacific Rim region. Over the last four years I have led Senior and Executive level Leadership Development programs for a global manufacturer which has involved working in China and India, and most recently in Europe and the USA. Some client relationships extend back over 15 years – a testament to the strength of the relationships established and the outcomes that have resulted from this work.
My focus and energy is devoted to working with existing or emerging leaders at Senior Management, Executive Leader and CEO level. My style of working is warm and bold when needed. I am often sought out as a facilitator when the task requires some comfort in working with ambiguity whilst still guiding critical and practical outcomes.
People fascinate me. I am curious about what makes people tick. Human behaviours and their underlying conscious and unconscious emotions are an ongoing source of wonder and intrigue to me.
Over the years I have been fortunate enough to work with, and learn from, a variety of leaders from the banking and education industries across 4 continents. My roles have always focused on people – regional senior leadership in talent management, leadership learning, change management and human resources. My most rewarding roles to date have required applying a psychodynamic lens to deep dive into the understanding of others or team dynamics to facilitate change.
My philosophy is that each client is unique; I embrace every coaching, facilitation, design and delivery assignment with tremendous curiosity, enthusiasm and energy. I like to blend theoretical models with active participation and practicality. I am not one for death by powerpoint!
I hold a BSc in Economics and postgraduate diploma’s in both Psychology and Human Resources. In addition I am a certified Master Coach and qualified to administer MBTI Level I & II, SHL OPQ, LSI and Hay Style & Climate and TLC psychometric tools.
As I am passionate about lifelong learning I am currently enrolled in INSEADs Executive Masters – Consulting and Coaching for Change. This program takes participants deep into the basic drivers of human behaviour and the hidden dynamics of organisations – and to use that knowledge to create more effective institutions.
Without doubt my greatest challenge and achievement is my family. My husband and I have young twins; through them I have learnt how to delegate, communicate and empathize, as well as problem solve and cope with change!
With over 25 years experience in facilitating change, I have established a track record in the application of positive psychology, adult and organisational development and neuroscience to build, optimise and retain talent pools, grow productive teams, support the development of high-performing leaders, and foster thriving places of work. I love to guide leaders in the negotiation and management of their careers; coaching leaders to strengthen their executive presence, leverage collaboration technologies and deepen and expand networks to build relevance and impact.
I work with boards, senior executives and change champions to optimise their influence of large-scale organisational, cultural and sector-wide change. My passion and skill is in developing the capacity and confidence of leaders to create and embed a coaching culture in their professional lives. I believe that creating a discipline of reflective practice supported by nourishing relationships is key to helping leaders to identify and question the assumptions and behaviours that shape decisions and enable them to thrive in their multiple career, community and personal roles.
Currently, I am working with female leaders through my involvement in the Homeward Bound program – an initiative established in 2015 to equip a 1,000-strong global collaboration of women with a science background to lead, influence and contribute to policy and decision-making as it informs the future of our planet within 10 years.
I’m Ally and I love numbers; no really I do.
As Finance Manager, I keep the books in order, no rogue numbers on my watch. I prepare invoices, pay accounts, reconcile the bank and prepare management reports. I bring to HCI eight years of experience as a chartered accountant for an array of businesses, including: motor dealerships, medical consultants, furniture stores, fashion wholesalers, design agencies & publishing companies. I enjoy balancing the books; so the rest of HCI can get on with the great work they do.
I apply the principle of balance to more than just my accounting. When I am not looking after HCI or one of my other clients you’ll find me anywhere in the world there is snow on the ground and a winter chill in the air. When work keeps me closer to home, I make sure I find time for my other passion, volunteering at the local animal shelter.
I’ve found my direction in life. I started with a double degree in Commerce/Arts with a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting but now I get to do a bit of everything I love. In addition, I get to work with a whole lot of great people, and that’s the key to happiness.
I have been a developmental and organisational psychologist for 27 years and an executive / line manager and board member.
I’m considered an expert in the field of 360 Degree Assessment, feedback and developmental coaching, and some even call me a pioneer in the field having been responsible for assisting the Centre for Creative Leadership to enter the Australian market. I am also one of the longest serving Australian accredited practitioners of the Human Synergistics 360° tools, and was awarded Life Time Accreditation by Human Synergistics in 2009 in recognition of my 15 years accreditation.
I have a PhD researching the qualities of successful CEOs using 360° feedback, and have been appointed to many Australian executive coaching panels including Woodside Energy, Australian Institute of Company Directors and NAB.