Our people bring years of experience, an authentic approach and carefully tailored methodologies to address the underlying human resource challenges you face. We do this because we are driven by an abiding interest in people at work and the belief that everyone should be able to express their full capability and potential through meaningful endeavour.
CEO and Founding Director
James is committed to assisting organisations navigate complex change, better understand and resolve conflict, and build the capabilities of leaders, teams and individuals.
He has a deep understanding of workplace and organisational dynamics, with over 25 years of experience in senior roles across the public, private and member based organisations.
He started his career in what was then called personnel in the late 80's and after a brief hiatus studying law, moved to the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney. James also served as a National Industrial Officer for both the Public Sector Union (PSU) and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA).
After gaining considerable experience in Industrial Relations and Employment Law he went onto work in the private sector where he worked as Business Affairs Manager for a Macquarie Bank Group company before moving to a number of roles devising, selling and delivering talent management services to business.
He has facilitated many sensitive organisational change processes, mediated numerous challenging workplace conflicts, and brokered complex, multi-party deals (including negotiating industrial agreements across sectors of the Australian economy). He also enjoys designing and delivering forums investigating critical issues in the world of work.
James holds a BA (ANU) and LLB (UNSW) qualifications and has completed the Leadership in Action program (Uni of Melb). He is a Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS) and accredited in the Team Management Profile. He is a Member of the Resolution Institute (RI), a Professional Member of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. He also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment.
With over 20 years of experience working in both frontline Human Resource and enabling areas, Liesl understands how Human Resource frameworks and practices can create profoundly positive business impacts. Her career has included senior Human Resource roles across Government both in Australia and in the United Kingdom.
Liesl has directed teams of diverse specialists proving comprehensive Human Resource coverage within a single organisation (including recruitment, learning and development, employee relations and workforce planning). She has also been responsible for strategic Human Resource matters across multiple agencies as well as having worked as lead, in-house counsel.
Liesl has advised extensively in the areas of individual employment, industrial relations, workplace diversity and public sector governance matters and run successful consultations on creating organisational values and devising conditions of employment. Her particular areas of interest are strategic Human Resources, executive development, employee performance and accountability, and workforce structures.
Liesl holds a Bachelor of Economics & Bachelor of Laws (ANU). She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (ANU) and has been admitted to practice in the ACT. She has completed the Company Directors course and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Corporate Psychologist & International Facilitator
Glenda has over 25 years of Facilitation and Coaching experience, working in companies in Australia, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Europe, across a range of organisations including General Electric, Gippsland Water, CGU, Australia Post, National Australia Bank, McDonalds, University Aix-Marseille, VicRoads, Moreland City Council, Guild Insurance, CSL and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
After leaving her first job as a university lecturer in Educational Psychology, Glenda took a position as a careers consultant in the Victorian Public Service Board, where her passion for organisational consulting was born. She believes consulting and coaching can make a huge difference to organisations and people’s lives. This rich, diverse background in academia, management and psychology enables her to bring to her clients practical experience translated into an effective learning experience.
She is described as high-energy, motivational and inspirational, with a real talent for helping others to look within and achieve their goals. Part of her success, is the psychology-backed approach she takes to getting the best out of people. Her clients benefit from her expertise in positive psychology, and her strong focus on the role of emotional intelligence in the workplace,
Glenda holds three university degrees with majors in English, Psychology, Counselling, and Education. She is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute. She also holds a Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment and is an accredited master facilitator of Hogan Personality Inventories
Her ’52 Ways’ series of business pocket books have been hugely successful in helping her clients continue their insightful reflection and development.
A.C. Ping is a reformed 'greed is good' futures trader who now teaches business ethics as the Colin Brain Governance Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
He has worked as a corporate consultant, trainer and executive coach in Australia, the UK, USA and Africa and is the author of eight books including a trilogy of personal development books that are sold around the world and have been translated into 11 different languages. A.C. has also written for numerous magazines and newspapers.
In 2002 he was awarded the Coral Sea Scholarship from the Fulbright Foundation to study corporate social responsibility trends in the USA. His current research draws on the inter-disciplinary fields of moral philosophy, criminology, social psychology and neuro-cognitive science to address the question of 'Why Good People Do Bad Things?'.
He is currently a PhD Candidate in Applied Ethics (QUT) and holds a Masters of Business Administration (RMIT). He also holds Grad Dip. Applied Finance (RMIT) a Grad Dip. Finance and Investment (SIA) and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. He is accredited in The Leadership Circle, DISC and Talegent.