Friday 16 October, 12pm AEDT


Professor Paul Brown, Professor of Organisational Neuroscience at Monarch Business School, United Kingdom

Paul Brown is Faculty Professor of Organisational Neuroscience at Monarch Business School Switzerland.  Practising as a clinical and organisational psychologist, and executive coach and supervisor, he teaches applied neuroscience around the world whilst now living between Vietnam and Laos.  His fundamental professional interests are in developing an integrated theory of the individual and the organisation, starting with the modern understanding that human beings are not primarily psychological systems but, like the rest of the world, sources of energy. 

Kavita Khanna, Service Director - People + Capability, Tonkin & Taylor, New Zealand

In her role as Service Director: People + Capability, Kavita works to the principle that finding the right individuals, while providing good systems and practices – such as helping and coaching managers and team leaders to better lead and develop their people – ensures in-house connectedness and motivates our management and staff to deliver the best possible outcomes.

Helene Deschamps, Executive and Leadership Coach, Auckland, New Zealand 

Is an MBA qualified and ICF PCC credentialled executive and leadership coach with extensive commercial experience in senior executive roles across diverse industries and five continents. She coaches executives, entrepreneurs and teams operating in complex environments, as well as young executives keen to invest in themselves.

Prince Rajput, Business Development Consultant and Gallup Accredited Strengths Coach

A Business Solutions Consultant, who applies Gallup’s science to help government & private organisations improve business outcomes with a strength-based culture. Gallup delivers forward-thinking research, analytics, and advice to help leaders solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 75 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviours of the world’s constituents, employees, and customers than any other organisation.

John Raymond, PCC MAICD, Head of Regional Development at IECL

Has been coaching for over 2 decades, and is now working with leaders and their teams at all levels, in most industries and many countries around the APAC region. As an executive coach he is passionate about leaders developing, teams functioning and businesses growing - all whilst having a positive impact on the wellbeing of those I work with, and the people around them. 



Wednesday 21 October, 6pm AEDT


Aiko Beatha


Aiko Beatha is an ICF professional certified coach, a Certified Diversity Professional and licensed to practice law in Georgia. She is the principal and founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting, a consulting practice focused on coaching leaders and organizations to remove barriers to inclusion.  


Aiko also leads the Daring WayTM and Dare to LeadTM communities of Brené Brown Education and Research Group, serving as Sr. Co-Director as well as oversees the development of the diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy for a global 1000+ member facilitator community. 


She has been the Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Fred Hutch Research Center, where she developed and implemented the first enterprise-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. Her expertise in change management, building alliances and collaborations is reflected in her ability to scale impact. She was recognized two years in a row by CultureAmp as a leading national voice on diversity and inclusion (2019, 2020). She was also recognized by Forbes as one of the top 7 anti-racism educators (2020). 

George Nuthu


George M. Nuthu is a Leadership Development Coach and Consultant whose mission is to inspire and influence leaders to discover their potential, draw out their passion, develop their proficiency and demonstrate high performance so that their teams drive up productivity and their organizations deliver profitability. 

George is involved in the ICF Global as the Co-leader of the Ethics Community of Practice, Chair of the Dispute Resolution Panel, Co-Chair of the new Trask Force for Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice, Member of the Task Force of Reviewing Definition of Coaching and Core Values (ICF Values Summit). He was also a member of the ICF Code of Ethics Review Team 2018-19. Locally in the ICF Kenya Chapter, George has been the Chair of the Election Committee, Leader of the Ignite Project and member of the Resource Mobilization and Education Committees.

As a Facilitator and Coach, he has delivered coaching, co-facilitation and training online and in-person to over 100 C-suite and Senior Managers plus high potential talent across many countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and UK. 

Jason Ardler


Jason Ardler is an Aboriginal man of the Yuin nation, with cultural ties to the NSW South Coast. He has 20 years’ experience in senior executive roles in the NSW public sector, including seven years as the Head of Aboriginal Affairs NSW, where he led Government strategy and reform in Aboriginal economic participation, community governance, land rights, culture and heritage, community safety, environmental health and service accountability. 

Jason has been a member of numerous national and state level councils, executive committees and working groups on Aboriginal affairs, state and economic development, public land management, family and domestic violence, juvenile justice and social policy reform.  

In 2018, Jason received the Public Service Medal (PSM) for outstanding public service and in 2019, was awarded the Sir James Wolfensohn Scholarship to undertake an executive leadership program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge.

In 2020, Jason co-founded Thirriwirri, a 100% Aboriginal owned consultancy with the purpose of supporting Aboriginal communities and others to work differently, confidently and effectively together to achieve the social, cultural and economic aspirations of Aboriginal peoples.

Rachel Petero


Rachel Petero,  With strong Māori genealogy to her tribal lands and people of Waikato- Tainui, Rachel advocates and drives gender equity, diversity and inclusivity through her leadership roles in governance, business and community development.


Rachel’s management consulting business grew exponentially from 2010 starting in London, UK to Doha, Qatar and returning home to Aotearoa, New Zealand in 2015. She has received awards and recognition as the Founder of Women leading change Qatar and Rise2025 an internationally recognised leadership and coaching programme. Internationally trained in HR and Executive + Business Coaching, her vision for Rise2025 Global is to transform the lives of 100,000 Indigenous women and their families by 2025. In May 2020, Rachel secured a new global partnership with Shopify to launch ‘HIWA’ an e-coaching, e-commerce programme for Indigenous women. And in September 2020, she launched her first co-authored book ‘Take Your Space’ sharing the secrets of 14 successful and diverse women. Through her experience as Co-Chair of Te Ohu Whai Ao Trust and Ngāti Tamaoho Charitable Trusts, Rachel remains locally grounded and globally focused. With partnerships in the UK, Middle East, Pacific Islands, Chile, Canada and North America she also holds Cultural Advisory roles for Sysdoc NZ (since 2018) and Otara Bluelight Committee (since 2016).  Rachel is also a director with Unicef, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Alongside her husband John, (Niuean, Cook Island, Tongan) they invest and grow their personal assets and businesses to pass on to their six nieces and nephews.

Mehemea ka moemoeā ahau, ko ahau ānake /If I dream, I dream alone; Mehemea ka moemoeā, tātou, ka taea e tātou/If we dream together, we shall achieve.

Kristal Kinsela-Christie


Kristal is a proud Aboriginal woman, a descendant of both the Jawoyn and Wiradjuri nations.  Kristal has 16+ years of experience in education and training, organisational and workforce development, and supplier diversity across Government, Corporate and Not-for-Profit sectors. Kristal is an Owner and Managing Director of IPS Management Consultants, a majority Indigenous owned management consulting company and winner of the 2018 & 2019 Supply Nation Certified Supplier of the Year. Kristal is a well-known Aboriginal businesswoman and entrepreneur, she has worked across Australia and is highly regarded as a skilled facilitator and expert in stakeholder engagement and project manager.  


Kristal is Director of National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA); Worthwhile Ventures, a social venture capital not for profit organisation and; Director of Indigenous joint venture legal firm Jaramer Legal. Kristal is passionate about creating lasting pathways and growing the capabilities of Indigenous businesses and individuals. She contributes at the interface of Aboriginal business development and government and business procurement. A multiple award winner, Kristal was awarded 2017 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year, 2017 Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year, 2019 Indigenous Defence Leader of the Year, and 2019 AFR 100 Women of Influence list, recognised for her outstanding contribution in working with Indigenous communities, Indigenous businesses, leaders and women across Australia.She was also a finalist in the Women’s Agenda, 2017 Agenda Setter of the Year, and was recently featured in The Agenda 30, an e-book highlighting 30 women redefining business in 2018.

Lyra Puspa


LYRA PUSPA, PCC is President and Founder of Vanaya & Co with a focus on organization development and transformation through brain-focused coaching and neurotechnology. As a Strategic Transformation Coach, she facilitates brain-focused transformation of executives and corporations including within Fortune 500 companies. As a  Business and Organizational Neuroscientist, Lyra speaks at international conferences to share her expertise in brain-focused coaching, neuroleadership, and neuromarketing. 


Lyra is a trainer, mentor, and assessor of the first and only International Coach Federation (ICF) ACTP program in Indonesia. She is a PhD Candidate of Business and Organizational Neuroscience at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK and is the VP(Membership) of EMCC, Asia Pacific Region. She is former Chair of Indonesian Applied Neuroscience Synergy Association (SINTESA) and initiated Indonesia Applied Neuroscience Board that connects multidisciplinary experts in the field of applied neuroscience.

Michael Moka


Michael created the company - Indigenous Growth Ltd, with his wife Toria. Together, with their growing team, they help organisations create an environment where indigenous people can thrive. The growing team of Indigenous Growth do this by developing capability whilst utilising indigenous values. Michael, Toria and the extended team partner with whānau to execute their genuine intent in an authentic manner that gets results.


“To achieve multi-culturalism we need to set an example by achieving bi-culturalism first.”


Michael says: “To all HR, D&I, L&D, OD and CEO Leaders - if you genuinely want to increase the cultural diversity of your leadership team, by developing your own staff let’s connect and book a strategy session today!”


E hara taku toa I te toa taki tahi, he toa taki tini.

My success will not be because of me but the many who helped me

Mary Britton, ICF PCC

Session Facilitator


Mary Britton is a coach, supervisor, mentor, facilitator/presenter and trainer who invites curiosity, courage, humour, compassion, resilience and presence when working with clients.

Mary believes in people - people make things happen, and are at the centre of individual, team and communitsuccess. Mary’s passion is to coach individuals, teams and communities to discover and build excellence, resilience and whole-hearted joy. He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata! 

From health professionals to corporate teams; from leaders to small business owners, Mary works with people who are ready to engage. Identifying and leveraging personal and collective strengths and understanding those 'could be better' bits. Mary supports individuals and teams to take ownership, build motivation for action and gain the confidence to succeed in their chosen endeavours.

Jeanine Bailey, ICF MCC

Session Facilitator


Jeanine is passionate about supporting individuals, leaders, teams, organisations to find their purpose & values: unlock what brings them alive and fulfilment as well as tap into their heart and humanness. 


Together with her business partner, they have trained and coached thousands of coaches/clients (including teams/organisations) largely in the Middle East consisting of both local and expat participants and beyond. And Jeanine has also had the privilege to train and coach indigenous women and men in New Zealand since 2015.


Jeanine also recently accepted the role of Pillar Head, Coaching Excellence, ICF Australasia.


As an ICF MCC leadership & life coach + coach trainer, she is also a coach & mentor for coaches and certified coach supervisor. She is also a C-IQ Enhanced Skills Practitioner, an Accredited Appreciative Inquiry facilitator; a NLP Practitioner and Daring Way TM facilitator.


Friday 23 October, 12 noon AEDT


Dr Damian Goldvarg ICF MCC ESIA

President, Goldvarg Consulting Group


Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant University in California. He is also a Professional Certified Speaker (CSP) and an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA). Damian facilitates certifications in Professional Coaching, Mentor Coaching, and Coaching Supervision. He was the 2013-2014 International Coaching Federation Global President and received the 2018 ICF Circle of Distinction Award for his contribution to professional coaching worldwide and the 2019 Coaching Supervision Award from the European Mentor Coaching Council. 

He has worked with individuals and organizations in over sixty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

Martine Bizouard, MCC


Martine Bizouard is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and accredited supervisor. She is also certified in various fields of coaching: coach & team, team coaching. She also graduated in Psychotherapy - Transactional Analysis and holds professional certifications in so much more. Martine is dedicated to fostering collaboration and supporting organisations, executives and leaders create improved results. 

As a supervisor, she partners with coaches to take a helicopter view of their situation in the various systems they are dealing with and the roles they play. In addition, she supports them using a microscopic look under the influence of their beliefs. 

Lisa Baker, PCC ICF


Lisa Baker has worked with leaders and teams in many of Australia’s top 100 companies including Telstra, IBM, and Westpac as well as government agencies, higher education institutions, private and not for profit organisations.

Her experience is supported by a Master degree in Social Science and post graduate qualifications in Business and Human Resource Development.  

In addition Lisa is an ICF Professional Certified Coach and Mentor Coach.  In 2014 she gained accreditation in a Diploma in Coaching Supervision with the Coaching Supervision Academy (UK) and has delivered services in individual and group supervision with coaches and mentors across Australia. In 2018 she presented at the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Research Conference, U.K. about her three year journey with a group in supervision.

Tim Sprague


Tim is a coach, psychologist and recovering HR director. As a coach - he helps people clarify their goals, expand their skills and techniques to achieve them, help them identify multiple solutions to problems and build strategies to achieve goals.


As a psychologist, he can also help identify the limitations people  place on themselves and help remove barriers to achieving  goals.


Tim works with individuals and facilitate group; and also consults on HR issues and review the structure, function and culture of organisational units.


Denise Hartley-Wilkins CFHRNZ, ICF ACC, MCIPD

Denise is an ACC credentialled coach, Chartered member of CIPD (UK), Chartered Fellow with HRNZ,  and is the National President of HRNZ.  She’s led teams, designed solutions to big challenges, turned around struggling teams, developed leaders that people want to follow. She has worked in diverse industries in New Zealand, UK and Canada from the shop floor to the Board room. Now she works with people and teams at all levels; governance, CEO, senior 

 management, operations and administration. Denise is active in her professional community and a judge for the HRNZ Awards.

Jeanine Bailey, ICF MCC

Session Facilitator


Jeanine is passionate about supporting individuals, leaders, teams, organisations to find their purpose & values: unlock what brings them alive and fulfilment as well as tap into their heart and humanness. 


Together with her business partner, they have trained and coached thousands of coaches/clients (including teams/organisations) largely in the Middle East consisting of both local and expat participants and beyond. And Jeanine has also had the privilege to train and coach indigenous women and men in New Zealand since 2015.


Jeanine also recently accepted the role of Pillar Head, Coaching Excellence, ICF Australasia.


As an ICF MCC leadership & life coach + coach trainer, she is also a coach & mentor for coaches and certified coach supervisor. She is also a C-IQ Enhanced Skills Practitioner, an Accredited Appreciative Inquiry facilitator; a NLP Practitioner and Daring Way TM facilitator.

Mary Britton, ICF PCC

Session Facilitator



Coach, Supervisor, Mentor, Facilitator/Presenter and Trainer, Mary Britton invites your curiosity, courage, humour, compassion, resilience, and presence.

Mary believes in people - you make things happen, you matter most, and you are the most important resource in individual and collective success. Mary’s passion is to coach individuals, teams and communities to discover and build excellence, resilience and whole hearted joy.

From health professionals to corporate teams; from leaders to small business owners, Mary works with people who are ready to engage. Identifying and leveraging personal and collective strengths & understanding those 'could be better' bits - Mary enables you to take ownership, build your motivation for action and gain the confidence to succeed in your chosen endeavours.


Thursday 29 October, 6 PM AEDT


Hilary Armstrong, MCC


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Hilary is a significant thought leader and practitioner in organisational coaching and leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. She works with organisations to improve culture and productivity through coaching for strategic leadership, wise decision-making and cultural change. She combines a deep knowledge in the domains of adult learning and management theory, leadership development and moral psychology with extensive experience in supporting and developing senior leaders in a broad range of organisations.

Hilary is a Director of and founding partner of collaborationbydesign. Her research explores the connection between voice and power and ethics with the aim of building collaborative, “speak-up” cultures.  She hds the MCC credential and has been a voluntary leader with ICF Australasia for some time. She’s also a mediator,an applied ethics consultant and a social researcher. Hilary has worked on major culture change initiatives in education, manufacturing mining and infrastructure. Along with academic work for Uni of Western Sydney Hilary is also the former head of Consultancy & Education at the Ethics Centre having written a programme on Ethical Literacy and Decision Making in complexity that included current research from moral psychology, philosophy and behavioural ethics. Former director of Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership where she led the accredited coach training program as well as the research, design and facilitation of interventions to create values-based leadership in organisations and communities. 

Hilary has published many articles : ) And remains a leading light for Professional Standards for ICF Australasia. “Ethics is about making a choice to act when there is no clear right or wrong. A very important rt of our coaching practice is to assist our clients through our coaching practice to make decisions in complexity.” 

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Kim Schofield

Kim specialises in HR capability buidling through developing competency frameworks, delivery structures, building L&D strategies to enhance HR capability and delivering HR capability programs. His in depth experience and business acumen comes from both public and private sector work + hands-on working knowledge of hr and management issues in Australia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. He brings his creativity and his strong business sense to all his work - offering a ‘healthy balance’ of both head and heart in delivering enhanced HR capability, organisational performance and individual effectiveness.

Kim is a former senior executive, a professional coach and member of ICF who provides coaching to Executives and Managers wishing to grow and enhance their own skills to improve performance and effectively manage people. He has a passion for building capability within organisations and within individuals. He’s been instrumental in developing several capability frameworks and programs for key occupational groups such as hr resource practitioners and policy practitioners.

Kim also designs and delivers Post Graduate VET accredited courses and customised workshops on a wide range of topics. Kim’s an expert in the professionalisation of human resources and was awarded the prestigious AHRI Medal in 2015. 

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Katharine St John-Brooks 

Katharine St John-Brooks is an executive coach and consultant specialising in the strategic use of internal coaches. She works mainly in the UK and trained as a coach in 2003. She holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour; an MA in Professional Development (Coaching) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Consulting.

In 2014 Katharine wrote her acclaimed book: “Internal Coaching: The Inside Story”. The 3rd edition of “The Complete Handbook of Coaching” (Sage, 2018) includes a brand new chapter about internal coaching written by her as does “Coaching Supervision” (Routledge, 2019).

Katharine is president of Link Age Southwark, a charity addressing the problem of loneliness and isolation for older people and since 2016 has chaired a Coaching & Mentoring Forum for learning & development specialists working in the third sector. She is currently writing a thriller in which an executive coach finds herself coaching a crooked Government Minister.

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Lily Seto, MA, PCC, ESIA, CEC, Mentor Coach and Diploma in Coaching Supervision

Lily has a global leadership coaching, mentoring and supervision practice. She is a graduate of the first North American Coaching Supervision Academy class and now has a global supervision practice, both individual and group supervision. She is the first Canadian to be awarded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)  European Supervision Individual Accreditation (ESIA). Lily currently serves on the Independent Review Board at ICF (ethics review board) and is also the Past President of the International Coach Federation Vancouver Island Chapter. In her spare time, Lily is an avid reader, traveller and grandmother, not necessarily in that order!

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Michelle Bloom

Michelle is the Director of Consulting and Leadership at The Ethics Centre

Michelle is a seasoned commercial Senior Executive with expertise in Leadership, Culture, Talent and Organisational Transformation. Drawing on 30 years as a consultant, clinician, and organisational development specialist, Michelle has worked with Australia’s largest organisations in developing and delivering solutions to assess and build value-driven leaders and cultures. 

Her work has supported organisations to evolve their approach to risk management – from compliance and regulation mechanisms to explicitly assessing and developing the intangible aspects of ethics, psychology and political systems to decrease an organisation’s systemic risk. This enables organisations to minimise their intangible risks, creating competitive advantage and ensuring reputation, brand and market value.

Charity Becker, PCC

Session Facilitator

With over 1500 hours and ten years of coaching and facilitation experience, Charity is skilled at building trusting relationships fast, and working with clients them in a way that is respectful, warm and challenging. 

She has been helping leaders across multiple industries to have better conversations with themselves and others, and deliver personal and business results for her counterparts and clients.

Charity has facilitated programs on leadership skills, coaching skills, ethical literacy, and 360 feedback to audiences from banking and finance, retail, superannuation, government, military and educational industries.


Comfortable to have difficult conversations, in groups and one on one, Charity supports her coaching counterparts and workshop participants to push past their current boundaries, and open up possibilities for professional success and happiness.

Charity’s training and background  in psychotherapy, as well as her experiences purchasing coaching services for organisations has provided her with a strong ethical imperative to ensure coaching is results focused and business oriented, as well as personally challenging and rewarding for the coaching counterpart.

Charity is a coach, facilitator, coaching supervisor and educator. 


Friday 30 October, 12.00 AEDT


Tammy Turner,MCC

Tammy is an accomplished coach, mentor and supervisor. She is a thought leader in team coaching. peer supervision and ethical practice. Turner International thrives under Tammy’s leadership since 2001 - working with decision makers and teams around the world, helping them experience “that who and how they are as a leader shapes relationships, enhances decisions, forms culture and leads to better business outcomes.” Tammy’s company are leaders in Australasia facilitating groups and teams to catalyse and build learning cultures. 

In a global environment that is increasingly complex, competitive and fluid, engaged leadership is the most powerful attribute in any organisation, at any level. So engaging others through coaching skills like listening, questioning will enhance your influence and refine your purpose. Great leaders facilitate people to effectively plan, act and reflect AND nurture capability and capacity to envisage and shape the future.

Tammy believes that it takes great people to create learning organisations - sometimes known as collaborative cultures.

Diane Edwards, Future Foresight Strategist

CEO, Zuri Limited


Diane has more than 25 years of experience working with private and public sector organizations in NZ, USA, Australia and UK. Her experience ranges across the functions of Strategic Human Resources, Leadership, Learning and Performance, Finance, Knowledge Management, Systems and IT. 

Diane holds post graduate qualification in Education, Accounting and Banking and is a Chartered Fellow of Human Resources New Zealand, a Life Fellow of the NZ Association of Training and a Fellow of Financial Services Institute of Australasia and Australasian Institute of Management and Leadership. She has also won multiple awards for her diversity leadership and business transformation programs. 

She is passionate about democratizing the future, championing diversity, and building sustainable business and loves helping business transform by creating their own futures.

Allan Ryan

Is passionate about people and teams, tools and practices that deliver real growth through collaboration and innovation + helping leaders, teams and organisations to be relevant and thrive in today's fast-moving and disruptive world. 

Albert Einstein said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". Allan says, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the same results". 

Allan has experienced firsthand the practical issues of balancing everyday operations with enabling change for long term success.He notes that In the new world of work, teams and tools are the engine room for performance, change and growth - his skill is  in asking different questions to uncover many insights into why some organisations are more successful.

As a speaker and facilitator Allan is known for his ability to "demystify the process of innovation and distil key messages down to simple, engaging bites so the audience can immediately relate".

Answers are everywhere; success comes to those that continually ask new and different questions. 

Dr Clare Beckett-McInroy


Clare is passionate about co-creating positive transformation in partnership with people & organisations. Her work spans culture transformation, executive & board coaching, EDI, systemic team coaching, bespoke leadership development, 360 psychometrics, instructional design & experiential contextually based blended learning, performance management, & research.

Clare has coached in 8 countries/4 continents, across many industries including global billion dollar family businesses and Fortune 100s. She is Founder of BECKETT MCINROY CONSULTANCY & #CoachME Coaching Model, resources & award winning training which are translated into over 25 languages, trail blazing specifically in the Middle East. She is Co-Founder & past VP of ICF Bahrain, Co-Founder & President of ICF Doha - Qatar, ICF MCC & Registered Mentor Coach, Certified Agile Coach, EMCC Master Practitioner & Accredited Supervisor, Co-founder of SuperME Supervision chain, plus Level A & B with the British Psychological Society. 

       'Nominating Coach for Qatar Financial Centre, ICF MENA Prism Award Winners 2020'.

Executive and Systemic Team Coach

       Author of ‘CoachME Networking Know How’, ‘Reflective Coaching Journal’, Founder of #CoachME model and products, and #TAP360 Team Advance Profile, 50+ articles and chapters, published including in Routledge and Forbes

Paul Chang , ICF ACC

Session Facilitator


Paul Chang is an ICF credentialled coach with a focus on global business executives and leaders, as well as professional millennials. Paul’s career began in marketing in the pharmaceutical industry, and after nearly a decade along with some freelance and startup experience, he made the transition to coaching. This move aligns much more to his purpose and gives him a profound appreciation and understanding for those seeking their next career and life challenge. His MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management also allows him to leveraging his business knowledge and experience to support his clients who are professionals, executives and leaders.


His coaching is centred around authenticity, self-awareness and personal insight. He has a unique, dynamic and cross-cultural perspective, having lived in and between multiple locations and cultures. Because of this, he has a deep appreciation for diversity, and has developed a sensitivity to interactions between people from different backgrounds. Above all, he is a firm believer in teamwork, and consistently seeks opportunities to optimise others' talents and skills through collaboration and mentorship.

Mary Britton, ICF PCC

Session Facilitator


Mary Britton is a coach, supervisor, mentor, facilitator/presenter and trainer who invites curiosity, courage, humour, compassion, resilience and presence.

He aha te mea nui o te ao? he tangata, he tangata, he tangata - Mary believes in people power - individuals and teams make things happen; matter most in organisational thinking and deliver individual and collective success across any system. 

Mary’s passion is to partner individuals, teams and communities to discover and build excellence, resilience and whole-hearted joy.

From health professionals to corporate teams; from leaders to small business owners, Mary works with people who are ready to engage. Identifying and leveraging personal and collective strengths and understanding those 'could be better' bits. Mary supports human beings to take ownership, build motivation for action and gain the confidence to succeed in our fast changing world.


Thursday 5 November, 12pm AEDT


Dr Ben Palmer, CEO, Genos International 

Ben has a background in psychology having finished a PhD at Swinburne University in 2002 where he developed the first Australian model and measure of emotional intelligence. Since this time Ben has developed Genos International, a company that specialises in the assessment and development of emotional intelligence. In his role at Genos Ben has designed numerous award-winning Coaching and Learning programs that help people develop and apply their emotional intelligence at work. 

Kathy Tracey MCC, President at International Coaching Federation

Kathy is an ICF Master Credentialed Coach, Systemic Team Coach, Leadership Coach, Facilitator, Keynote Speaker, Business Owner, Ocean Rower & Guinness World Record Holder, Slow Runner and Passionate Hurricanes & All Black Fan.

Through coaching and facilitating teams & leaders, her aim is to create greater understanding between people, enhancing emotional intelligence and building healthy happy productive workplaces. She is 

Passionate about creating working partnerships in organisations to make the job easier and more fulfilling.

Rho Sandberg, Director, Global Coaching Institute & CLE Consulting Australia

Rho specializes in fields of leadership development, culture change, coaching and conflict where she shares these skills through her Global Coaching Institute's ICF Accredited Coach training programs offered in Australia, USA, Europe, Japan, China and South America. Her programs are based in depth psychology and systems thinking. She is committed to unleashing the power, passion and potential in organisations, cultivating courageous leaders, empowered employees and vibrant workplace cultures.

Karen Tweedyie Director at KT Consulting Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

Karen brings over 25 years’ experience in executive coaching (principally for high-functioning technical leaders seeking increased mastery in leadership. She designs and delivers leadership development, team development and coaching training solutions for clients and is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation, and her reputation and long experience has led to her work in tertiary and further educational institutions. She specializes in coaching, Systemic Constellations & System Dynamics, facilitation, education and development, "conversation" consulting.

Friday 6 November, 12pm AEDT

Christina Gerakiteys, Co- CEO Singularity University Australia

Christina Gerakiteys is Co-CEO of SingularityU Australia and is a catalyst for change. She has a talent for alchemizing the impossible into the possible. 

Christina’s mission is to inspire and empower leaders to find solutions to humanity’s grand challenges. Through her work, she seeks to open hearts and minds to the possibilities for humanity presented by exponential technologies.

Christina is an expert faculty member at Singularity University. She hosts the S to encourage explorations into what is possible.

Alex Goryachev, Senior Director of Innovation Strategy at Cisco Systems, USA 

Alex is the Sr. Director of Innovation Strategy at Cisco, a $50B technology, powerhouse where he applies his go-getter entrepreneurial spirit to ignite co-innovation among employees, customers, startups, and partners. 

He created companywide innovation programs for all employees in every function, as well as global innovation centers enabling co-innovation with the ecosystem. 

Alex Goryachev has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for innovation and culture transformation.

Gil Sewell, GM, People and Culture PwC New Zeeland 

Gil is a commercially astute and highly impactful HR and OD Director who has over 25 years experience throughout Europe, the UK and New Zealand, she builds commitment with executive and senior management teams to make the changes needed in the organisation, knowing that conversations are the key.

She focuses on collaborating to develop the integrated capability strategy and framework that fosters an environment for a highly engaged and focused workforce.

Dr Josie McClean, Principal Consultant, The Partnership, Australia

The fundamental question that Josie helps people find answers to is “how can we change and go on learning and changing?”

She helps leaders, teams, and organisations be more adaptable within a world that is increasingly uncertain and complex. The science indicates that this pattern is going to continue. "Post-Covid" will not be stable.

Ever since her first career as a Corporate Strategic Planner, Josie has been intrigued by how change occurs to support the ongoing health of the organisation so that it flourishes. She has over 20 years of experience in change that has seen her develop expertise in leadership, team and organisational  development


Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Canberra Australia

Tjanara is a Wakka Wakka/Wulli Wulli clan woman of the Djawun Djumbe Nation of Central Queensland and carries the traditions of her clan through medicine practice, being a Songwoman,2 and teaching Aboriginal Law & Spirituality to people throughout the world. 

Tjanara is a published poet, writer, performer of traditional song and dance, and contemporary Murri artist who regularly facilitates Aboriginal Women’s Business workshops and Aboriginal Law, Culture & Spirituality workshops in Australia and overseas.   

For 40 years Tjanara has been working with groups and organisations in Australia and overseas in research, policy and community development, transformational leadership, mentoring, cultural systemic change, self-managing leaders, and sacred leadership.  She regularly gives talks on Sacred Leadership in a variety of forums since completing her Ph.D. on Sacred Leadership.   

Tjanara is the CEO of OneINMA Global an Indigenous Transformational Leadership company, the Chair of the Foundation for Indigenous Recovery & Development Aust. and a part-time University lecturer.

Aaron McEwan, Vice President, Research & Advisory, Gartner, Australia  

Aaron is a strategic advisor to Heads of HR and senior executives, who appreciates how essential talent is to organisational performance and growth and believes that great ideas, backed by rigorous science, have the power to unlock the potential of individuals, organisations and the world.

In his role as Advisory Leader at Gartner, he advises and coaches senior executives to innovate their HR strategies and challenge standard practice by harnessing data and insights derived from the world’s leading companies.

Panel Facilitator 

Janet Sernack PCC FILM

Founder and CEO of ImagineNation™ a niche Melbourne based innovation consulting company. Acknowledged as a global thought leader on the people side of innovation she teaches trains and coaches people and teams to step over their business as usual thresholds, and open them up to a new world of conscious, creative and commercial possibilities.Has 30 years of experience consulting and leading culture development, change management, leadership and innovation education interventions to some of Australasia’s and Israel’s top 100 companies