OUR ASSOCIATES

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Lorna Conlon

Associate Partner

An advisor, facilitator and coach, Lorna has worked as an organisational psychologist and global leader in highly commercial and blue-chip environments across the globe for over 25 years. Prior to setting up her coaching practice, Lorna worked with the Macquarie Group as a Director for 14 years, including her role as Program Director for Macquarie Group’s Executive Director Leadership Program. Through this work she has developed an in-depth understanding of the leadership behaviours required for the future and how to assess and develop these. She has coached senior executives to enhance their performance and achieve sustained behavioural change. Lorna is a RegisteredPsychologist in Australia. Chartered Occupational Psychologist & Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society and has her BA (Hons) from University College Dublin and MSc in Organisational Psychology from Queens University Belfast.

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Dr. Amy Beacom

Affiliate Partner

Dr. Amy Beacom is the Founder and CEO of the Center for Parental Leave Leadership. She has worked in the field of executive leadership development and coaching, with a particular focus on issues of relevance to women leaders, since 1996. She was a founding principal in a successful executive development firm later acquired by Mercer, before returning to academia and private consulting. In that role, Amy worked with Fortune 500 companies to craft custom leadership development experiences designed to support large scale culture change efforts. In 2006, after the birth of her first child, Amy envisioned a new field of executive coaching and consulting that focused on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by working parents – and their work organisations – specific to the parental leave timeframe. In 2006 she named this new type of consulting, “Maternity Coaching” (now Parental Leave Consulting and Coaching), andbegan to create the field through her doctoral research at Columbia University and her private consulting practice.

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Caoimhe Richmond

Associate Partner

Caoimhe is a leadership development consultant, facilitator and executive coach with nearly 20 years experience working in Europe and Australia. She aims to help individuals enhance their performance and reach their potential by enhancing self-awareness and tailoring development to ensure strengths are maximised and development needs are overcome.

Caoimhe adopts an evidence-based, solution-focused approach to coaching. She draws on an array of proven tools, techniques and models to support successful and sustained behavioural change in a wide range of areas, including communication, influence, relationship-building, career management and well-being. As an Executive Coach, Caoimhe aims to facilitate executives to reach their potential by building rapport, setting goals and challenging current thinking patterns, all within a supportive and confidential environment.

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John Drabble

Associate Partner

John is a highly effective, results oriented coach and mentor who is skilled at working with executive teams to enhance performance. Proficient at CEO and Board reviews he is able to draw on a range of assessment tools and coaching methodologies to tailor programs to the specific needs of each client.

John is an experienced corporate executive with 25 years of senior management experience as a functional head in general management and as a CEO and managing director of both listed and unlisted businesses. He has board experience across a range of industries, disciplines, and geographies, especially the FMCG sector and financial services in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. These businesses include Unilever, Mars and AMP.

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Karen Gillespie

Associate Partner - Wellness

Karen has built her success as an executive coach and consulting organisational psychologist from 25 years of working with organisations to grow their business by enhancing the effectiveness of their people. She works across the board of large and small organisations, in the private, public and not-for-profit sector, always attending to the unique cultural and context specific factors that drive each business. She works with senior leaders and their teams to facilitate learning and change in how they interact, perform and sustain that performance.

Following her studies in wellness in 2013, Karen co-developed the Managerial and Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS) and established a new business venture with her long time colleague Audrey McGibbon. EEK & SENSE now exists to support organisations implementing wellbeing strategies and interventions for their senior leadership through the use of the GLWS. The GLWS is an ideal complement to Karen’s executive coaching practice.

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Audrey McGibbon

Associate Partner - Wellness

Audrey is the joint CEO of EEK &SENSE, and the co-developer of the Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey (GLWS). She has over 25 years’ experience helping other coaches and human resource professionals to develop high performing and sustainable leaders, teams and organisations.

Predominantly, Audrey coaches ASX top 50 and leading professional service firms in Australia, with a specific evidence-based focus on understanding the drivers of performance, engagement and wellbeing. Audrey is passionate about creating a culture of joint-accountability for these factors, whereby leaders as rolemodels are central to any wellbeing strategy.

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Jen Hamilton

Associate Partner

Jen brings insight and experience from 25 years of working with organisations, teams and leaders in the process of major change and growth. She has worked in senior Organisational Development roles in both the public and private sectors and has personal experience with managing the paradoxes, complexity and challenges executives confront every day. This experience informs her flexible insightful and pragmatic approach that cuts through "white noise" and helps organisations, teams and leaders to think more strategically about applying their talents and investing their time.

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Ronan MacDomhnaill

Cred Solutions

Ronan is a leader with a demonstrated ability to deliver and support individual and organisational transformation.

He brings over 20 years of experience from the Information Technology, education, engineering, communications, sports, government and National Governing Organisation fields. Ronan’s strengths include his ability to build trust and relatedness, the partnership he forms with his clients and the energy he brings to every conversation.

Ronan is a PCC qualified Executive Coach with the Neuroleadership Institute and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Applications from Dublin City University.

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Joel Davies

Cred Solutions

Joel is a Psychologist who has worked as a consultant for numerous large public and private sector organisations. Joel has a passion for 'People Analytics'. He uses his statistical analysis skills to find stories in data that can inspire organisations to make meaningful change.

Joel is also a burgeoining programmer with a key focus on front end software development. When Joel is not working on developing Cred, he is completing his PhD at UNSW where he also teaches an undergraduate course on Organisational Behaviour.

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Ally O'Shea

Elysia Wellness Retreat

As the Corporate Wellness Consultant for the ElysianWellness Retreat Ally's focus is on developing, promoting and educating organisations and individuals on the benefits and value of stepping out of their professional working environment to focus on wellbeing in their professional and/or personal lives. The Corporate Wellness Program provides an "intensive sabbatical" where each participant has the support, opportunity and time to focus on how they can improve their wellbeing and influence others.

With the expertise and the resources of the Corporate Wellness Program staff at Elysia, Ally draws on her background in corporate leadership, health and sport, and her passion for facilitating and helping others, to achieve optimal performance.