Our Approach

  • We Are
    Evidence Based

    What we do is underpinned by best practice and the latest research. We will translate research into practical advice and solutions. We will also collaborate with you to assess the impact of the work we do – to evaluate where we have made a difference and how.

  • We Are
    Client Focused

    We are not here to try to sell you something. We will work with you to identify what your issues and concerns are and will discuss how we might help you with these. We are solution focused not product focused.

  • We Are
    Adaptable and Responsive

    We have the capacity to support you where you need it most – whether this is systems and processes, working with teams and groups of leaders, or whether its working one-on-one, we are driven by your needs as they emerge and evolve.

What drives us

When we work with clients and other consultants we are driven and inspired by
  • Meaning & Purpose
  • Relationships
  • Collaboration
  • Expertise
  • Best practice
  • Outcomes driven
  • Personalised
  • Energy

Who we are

Our Team come from a range of backgrounds and expertise including:
  • Psychologists - specialists in organisational psychology and mental health
  • Organisational Change Expertise
  • Health and Safety Expertise
  • Innovation and Leadership
  • Academic Researchers
  • Military and Special Forces.

The Performance Team

Melanie Freeman

Background: Melanie is a registered psychologist and organisational development consultant. She has over 25 years’ experience working in Australia and internationally across a range of industries including oil and gas, mining, IT, finance, government, defence, utilities and not-for-profit.

High Performance: Melanie’s career has focused on organisational performance and she has worked extensively at the organisational, team and individual levels. She has extensive experience with competence frameworks and integrated talent management processes. She has over 20 years working as a military psychologist (reserve) with over 10 years in Special Operations with a focus on human performance and leadership.

Specialist Areas:

  • Organisational Culture and Metrics.
  • Leadership Development and Coaching.
  • Performance and Development.
  • Safety Culture, Coaching and Wellbeing.
  • Psychosocial Risks and Workplace Trauma.
  • Board and Committee Evaluation.
Henry Gunson

Background: Henry is a Registered Psychologist and organisational development consultant passionate about making meaningful impacts and improvements at the individual and organisational levels. With a diverse background in mental health support, selection, risk management, and organisational development, Henry understands how to best help individuals and organisations thrive.

High Performance: Henry's fascination with organisational performance began during his initial stages of study and is continuing to grow. As he develops his expertise, Henry aims to continually expand his passions in organisational development and change, organisational culture, psychometric assessment, wellbeing, and data analysis and presentation. Henry also holds multiple accreditations in established assessment systems/tools.

Specialist Areas:

  • Psychometric Assessment
  • Organisational Development and Change
  • Wellbeing and Sleep
  • Data Analysis and Presentatation
  • Organisational Culture
  • Research and Evaluation
Vanessa Moore

Background: Vanessa is a Registered Psychologist and organisational development consultant who is passionate about improving organisational effectiveness and quality of work life. Vanessa’s diverse career of over 20 years includes a broad range of sectors including utilities, finance, health, law, agriculture, government and not-for-profit. Vanessa also has prior experience in underground hard rock mining, allowing her to connect with employees at all levels from senior executives to those on the front line.

High Performance: Vanessa’s strengths include interventions at the individual, team and organisational levels, including work design, job enrichment, improving leadership capabilities, mental health and wellbeing strategies, managing psychosocial hazards, and inclusion. She has experience in the development and delivery of mental health workshops for leaders, focus groups and one-on-one coaching.

Specialist Areas:

  • Workplace Psychosocial Risks
  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Job Design
  • Assessment and Evaluation
Justin Williams

Background: Justin served in the military for twenty-eight years, with twenty years in UK/Australian Special Forces. He is passionate about developing high performing individuals and teams, which he achieves by combining lessons learnt from his vast operational and leadership experience with a diverse academic background.

High Performance: Justin has over fifteen years’ experience focussed on capability development of high performance, multi-discipline teams in high risk and/or austere environments. He has translated this expertise into critical support for organisations and leaders who operate globally. He builds team leaders and teams through emersion experiences and focused coaching.

Specialist Areas:

  • Leadership Development and Coaching
  • Special Forces Liaison Officer Development
  • Special Forces Recruitment, Selection and Training
  • Individual and Team High Performance
  • Safety, Security and Risk Management

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