This is us

At Inkling, we have a passionate and driven team of experts who each bring their own unique flair to a shared vision.

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Sophie Hampel
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer - M.OrgPsych Registered Psychologist

Sophie Hampel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Inkling, a business with a GOLD (Giant Outrageous Liberating Dream): to revolutionise how we live, work and lead and as a result elevate humanity.  Sophie is a registered psychologist who focusses on psychological flexibility and wellbeing to drive more adaptive, inclusive and connected workplaces.

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Gemma Cunningham
Senior Manager Client Delivery

Gemma (also known as Gigi) is deeply passionate about developing others and is in her happy place when she is presenting to groups or coaching one-on-one, where she delights in facilitating insights and supporting people to become the best versions of themselves!

Gigi really geeks out on connecting with people through building instant relationships based on trust, mutual respect, generosity and warmth.

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Ami Sheehan
Facilitator and Coach

Ami’s a natural people person with an optimistic outlook on life. She’s inspired by the future and what could be in a world where people feel empowered to embrace their true potential.

Prior to joining Inkling, Ami worked in the wine industry for almost a decade and completed a Masters of Wine Business. She’s most recently spent a year and a half living and working in New Zealand (which she LOVED), but is thrilled to be back home in Sydney now having the opportunity to play to her relationship building strengths and fulfil one of her true passions: to inspire positive change as a facilitator and future coach with Inkling.

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Katrina Cole
Facilitator and Coach

Katrina (or Kat as she is known to many) is passionate about connecting with others and helping them to realise and unlock their true potential. She loves nothing more than to lean into her strengths to facilitate connection and growth for participants at Inkling programs.

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Simi Rayat
Facilitator and Executive Coach

Simi has a (healthy!) obsession to help leaders solve challenges and attain brilliance, on their leadership journey.

With over 15 years of business psychology consulting experience, Simi is an insightful specialist in shaping behaviour at the individual, group and organisational level. Known for creating ‘Ah haa’ moments for her clients, she specialises in the areas of psychological coaching and leadership development for executive, senior and emerging level leaders, for both public and private sector organisations in the UK and Australia.

 

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Diana Mezei
Program Manager

Diana, or Dini as she’s known to many, has been dedicated to the cause of imposing order upon chaos  throughout her career with extensive experience in managing programs in the higher education, not for profit and healthcare sectors.

As a Program Manager here at Inkling, she helps us keep our many ducks in a row and goes the extra mile to take care of our clients, making sure our programs run seamlessly and are enjoyable for everyone involved.

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Geetha Bala
Executive Assistant

With over 15 years’ experience working for multinationals in the IT and FMCG industries, Geetha brings a proactive and positive mindset to her work and a willingness to learn and go above and beyond to support Inkling’s team, program participants and clients.

As Inkling’s Executive Assistant, Geetha maintains a warm and empathetic approach to everything she does and strives to create a sense of belonging and acceptance with all those she works with. She has an exceptional ability to organise and create processes to support Inkling’s team and programs to thrive, and enjoys figuring out how all of the pieces and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.

 

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Melissa Hay
Partnership Manager

Melissa (or Mel as she likes to go by) is a Brisbane native who set off to London 13 years ago “to see what all the fuss was about” and fell in love with the city (and later, a Scotsman).

A born networker and ‘people person’, Mel genuinely loves helping others grow and succeed. She has a sixth sense for collaboration and opportunity, and loves using this to connect people, brainstorm ideas and promote individuals and companies. When set a challenge, her positivity and excitement is infectious.

 

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Libby Morrish
Finance Manager - GradDipCA

Libby is a Chartered Accountant who enjoys the gentle hum of a business that is running smoothly. She enjoys working with her intelligent, passionate and committed colleagues at Inkling, and is inspired by the work that Inkling does as she firmly believes that we all have the potential to make a positive impact on the world.

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Ellie Somers
Marketing and Engagement Specialist

Ellie’s a big picture thinker who’s fascinated by ethical matters, hidden meanings and the ever- changing ways in which today’s society is finding, consuming and sharing content. She’s an up-beat, glass half-full kind of lady with an infectious enthusiasm and positive outlook on life, work and the future.

A life-long learner with a degree in Literature & Cultural studies, Ellie has a strong appreciation for diversity and building relationships with diverse communities both in and out of work. She loves curating and creating engaging content, building inclusive communities where everyone feels safe to participate. Ellie supports Inkling’s continued growth through building awareness of our Public Programs and working closely with Inkling’s Program team.