Feel at home among brave leaders and curious thinkers.

We encourage our people to be fearlessly human and to bring authentic adaptability to work.

This means being unapologetically themselves, while also ensuring they create an inclusive and safe space for others.

We motivate our people to be curious, push ideas, and imagine possibilities. We all contribute to the transformative thinking that our clients crave. And we have a lot of fun while we are at it.

Meet the Inkling team

Alana Raco

Program Manager

Alana Raco (she/her)

Empathy | Achiever | Strategic | Learner | Maximizer

An out-of-the-box thinker, Alana delights in problem-solving to find new and innovative ways for Inkling to deliver our impactful programs. As a Program Manager, Alana provides outstanding support to our clients and participants throughout their program journey. She combines her extensive organising, executing and listening skills to coordinate high-impact programs and develop innovative learning content.

Alana thrives when she is able to utilise her strategic and relationship-building strengths – strengths she has been able to play to throughout her career as an event coordinator in the leadership, not-for-profit and entertainment space.

Humble and genuine, she quickly earns the trust of those she works with and helps others to maximise their potential.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Commerce (Event Management)

Ami Sheehan

Manager, Client Delivery

Ami Sheehan (she/her)

Individualisation | Achiever | Positivity | Focus | Futuristic

Ami is deeply passionate about developing others and helping them to realise, grow and unlock their potential so they can live a little more courageously. She has a strong ability to create meaningful connections with others, and quickly creates safe spaces for people to go below the surface and move past any barriers to their success.

With a background in commercial, management and stakeholder engagement roles across ANZ, Ami brings a wealth of experience to the complexities of the corporate world in her work as a facilitator and coach. Ami balances her warm, calm energy with a curious, practical and grounded approach that ensures her clients experience outstanding outcomes.

Accreditations

Bachelor of International and Global Studies
Masters in Wine Business
Coaching Professional Development Program Graduate – Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology
RocheMartin Emotional Intelligence Diagnostic Training

Eleanor Langley

Client Solutions and Engagement Specialist

Eleanor Langley (she/her)

Strategic | Responsibility | Relator | Empathy | Learner

Eleanor’s relator and empathy strengths constantly put her in the shoes of our clients. She assists with the creation of solutions to meet our clients’ needs and the ongoing development of our capabilities content, focusing on purpose-built solutions that meet individual outcomes. She has a knack for predicting customer usability and pain points, while her on-the-ground events and marketing experience gives her insight into how to engage people through immersive impactful experiences.

Eleanor is a skilled communicator of ideas, who can quickly identify key messages and positioning, while still enjoying the creative process. She always has an eye out for fresh strategies and client engagement initiatives.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Communications
Advanced Diploma in Events Management

Ellie Somers

Marketing and Engagement Manager

Ellie Somers (she/her)

Learner | Developer | Input | Connectedness | Ideation

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 is passionate about facilitating meaningful connections and inspired by the changing ways in which our global communities are creating and learning from one another.

A life-long learner who has lived and worked in 4 countries across 3 different continents, Ellie has a strong appreciation for diversity and building relationships with diverse communities, both in and out of the workplace. As Marketing and Engagement Manager, Ellie is responsible for building Inkling’s brand salience, market penetration and credibility across the growth journey, supporting the business to expand into new and existing customer segments and markets.

Accreditations

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies)

Executive Coach

Fiona Lyons (she/her)

Fiona is an exceptional cultural change consultant, facilitator and executive coach with close to two decade’s worth of experience working in the learning and development field. Action-oriented and driven to challenge her clients to unlock their potential, Fiona is passionate about delivering high-impact programs with real-world success strategies that can be implemented at both the individual and organisational levels.

Fiona’s ability to build rapport quickly allows her to drive real, personal growth and positive change with the clients she works with. Her sessions are practical, engaging, challenging and fun, and deliver the right balance to provide accelerated learning for her participants so that they walk away with clear action steps and strategies to implement them.

Gagan Mudhar

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Gagan Mudhar (she/her)

Learner | Futuristic | Individualisation | Maximiser | Relator

Gagan came to Inkling wanting to join a small, integrated team driving towards a shared passion for purposeful and positive impact on people and organisations. A registered Psychologist with close to a decade’s worth of experience, she brings with her the incredible and humbling experiences of working in areas of positive and clinical psychology. She has a special interest in developing mental health, wellbeing, coaching and leadership development programs for organisations.

Gagan’s infectious warmth and deep sense of compassion are balanced by her love of research, evidence-based work and solutions grounded in science. She loves supporting others to perform at their peak, watching people grow from hardship so they can truly flourish.

Accreditations

Master of Organisational Psychology
Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Registered Psychologist
Accredited to use Global Personality Inventory, Hogan suite of assessments

Gemma Cunningham

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Gemma Cunningham (she/her)

Communication | Woo | Developer | Includer | Positivity

Gemma (affectionately known as Gem) has over 15 years of experience in facilitation, public speaking, coaching and stakeholder engagement roles both in the public and private sectors. Gem is an expert in building relationships based on trust, mutual respect and warmth and thrives on assisting people to push through the barriers which are holding them back to achieve their vision and be the best versions of themselves.

Gem’s empathetic and nurturing facilitating and coaching style creates an environment that is safe and free of judgement. She actively encourages a growth mindset and challenges the people she works with to step out of their comfort zones. This, combined with her infectious bubbly and energetic nature, makes her sessions highly engaging and importantly, impactful. Gem is currently on leave from Inkling enjoying an exciting new chapter and can be reached via LinkedIn should you need to contact her.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Science
Accredited Executive Coach (IECL)
Accredited Roche Martin Emotional Intelligence (EQ) practitioner

Gina Zoia

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Gina Zoia (she/her)

Individualisation | Empathy | Adaptability | Connectedness | Maximiser

Gina can quickly identify the unique qualities and natural gifts of those she works with, inspiring her clients to maximise their strengths, move into action and drive sustained behavioural change. Her relentless curiosity drives the expansion of her thinking skills and to constantly challenge the boundaries of what is possible.

At Inkling, Gina utilises this to generate impactful design and engaging delivery of end-to-end learning experiences. Gina’s playful style and effortless use of humour creates welcoming spaces where people are comfortable to unlock their authentic selves and explore what is meaningful in their lives.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Masters of Adult Learning

Hannah Forbes

Executive Assistant to CEO Sophie Hampel

Hannah Forbes (she/her)

Empathy | Maximiser | Connectedness | Positivity | Developer

Hannah is passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for her team with unmatched levels of energy and enthusiasm. Her versatility allows her to provide continuous support to all areas of the business, including; the executive suite as well as client delivery, finance, and operations teams. Hannah builds rapport quickly and values the genuine connections she makes with those around her.

Her unique relationship building, influencing, and executing strengths enable her to bring new and innovative ideas to problem-solving, while lifting those around her to unlock their full potential.

Challenge driven and forward-thinking, Hannah relishes the opportunity to work in dynamic, fast-paced environments alongside equally passionate people. As our resident eternal optimist, Hannah leaps into challenges head on and strives for excellence in all areas of her work, consistently driving positive solutions and outcomes.

Jules Franzen

Head of Design and Innovation

Jules Franzen (she/her)

Relator | Empathy | Individualisation | Ideation | Connectedness

When it comes to talking about new ways of learning, few people get more excited than Jules. With over 20 years designing learning and development experiences, Jules brings a bright sense of creativity and problem solving to every opportunity. After working and consulting across a number of industries, Jules became an accredited coach and uses her keen eye to think outside the obvious.

As Head of Design and Innovation, Jules is here to develop our future focus and keep our eye on emerging trends in behavioural psychology, leadership and culture. She takes our research, data and programs to the next level by testing the boundaries of what we do now and what comes next.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology
IECL Coach
Accredited MBTI, TMS and NLP Practitioner

Katie James

Manager, Client Delivery

Katie James (she/her)

Individualisation | Futuristic | Communication | Achiever | Developer

Katie is driven by a genuine passion to learn about individuals and support them to fulfil their personal and professional goals. Through encouragement, goal setting and positive psychology, Katie helps them unlock their full potential. Her bubbly personality and sense of humour allows her to effortlessly build long-lasting connections with people, leaving them energised and happy.

Katie’s studies on performance enhancement have equipped her to step into the role of Manager, Client Delivery with confidence. When coaching, she enjoys empowering others to create change in their own lives. Celebrating the progress and success of her clients throughout their growth development journey is one of Katie’s favourite parts of her role.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology)
Post Graduate Diploma Applied Sport Psychology
Diploma in Advanced Coach Mastery

Katrina Cole

Manager, Client Delivery

Katrina Cole (she/her)

Maximiser | Learner | Futuristic | Connectedness | Relator

Katrina (or Kat as she is known to many) is passionate about people. With over 15 years’ experience leading others, Katrina knows how to connect with individuals to unlock their true potential. By maximising the abilities of those around her, Katrina creates developed and deeply connected teams with exponential growth potential.

Her role as Manager, Client Delivery is a natural fit that allows her to lean into her strengths, creating connections with others and developing outstanding performances for participants of Inkling programs.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Commerce
Coaching Professional Development Program Graduate – Institute of Coaching and Consulting Psychology
RocheMartin Emotional Intelligence Diagnostic Practitioner

Libby Morrish

Head of Finance and Operations

Libby Morrish (she/her)

Input | Futuristic | Strategic | Learner | Positivity

Libby is responsible for the financial stewardship of Inkling, as well as driving the strategic and operational planning for the business. With over 20 years of commercial accounting experience from a range of industries, including marketing, publishing, and multinational pharmaceutical, she enjoys the gentle hum of a business running smoothly.

Libby’s love of learning means she’s continuously testing how Inkling can grow and evolve. Driven by her strategic and futuristic strengths, her incredible mind not only crunches the numbers, but connects past, present, and future to ensure Inkling operates more effectively and sustainably. Libby firmly believes that Inkling’s work has a positive impact on the world. Her experienced commercial focus ensures we continue to support organisations as they unlock human potential.

Accreditations

Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting CAANZ (GradDipCA)

Michelle Yeung

Program Manager

Michelle Yeung (she/her)

Achiever | Individualisation | Discipline | Responsibility | Connectedness

Michelle is a purpose-driven individual who leapt at the opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life. Not only does Inkling align with her values, Michelle’s passion to help others grow is now her daily purpose! As Program Manager, Michelle draws on over 10 years management and coordination experience to support our team.

She thrills to work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and enjoys finding streamlined and structured solutions to reach their aspirations. Michelle is a bold and passionate individual who’s committed to building and delivering outstanding program experiences for Inkling’s clients to help them achieve their organisational goals.

Accreditations

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Certificate IV in Frontline Management
Certificate III in Financial Services

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Mike Newman (he/his)

Strategic | Connectedness | Empathy | Relator | Positivity

Mike expertly oversees the design, delivery and quality of Inkling’s client experiences. With over 20 years of experience as a facilitator and coach, Mike effortlessly leads our team to deliver large scale programs that focus on personal and professional growth. His passion for Learning and Development drives his creation of sophisticated, impactful learning strategies that deliver change and growth for our participants and clients.

As a learning leader, Mike has demonstrated success across both the private and public sectors. Mike challenges people to be their best. Using a strengths-based approach, he is not afraid to disrupt thinking yet balances this with a nurturing authentic approach that enables people to feel safe to step out of their comfort zone and make sustained change.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Education

Strengths Finder 2.0 Accredited coach

Program Coordinator

Rachel Hassan (she/her)

Maximiser | Arranger | Responsibility | Relator | Activator

Rachel is an out-of-the-box thinker who brings an open, honest and dedicated approach to her work, along with a keen eye for detail and an infectious enthusiasm.

With a background in program and event coordination across a variety of industries, Rachel is a highly organised and driven individual who is passionate about delivering exceptional and memorable outcomes for our clients and participants. As Program Coordinator, Rachel supports the delivery of Inkling’s learning experiences and assists our Finance and Operations team in creating and improving internal processes as we grow and evolve.

Rachel has a special ability to quickly build the trust of all those she collaborates with by drawing on their strengths and through the sharing of knowledge, skills and experiences. She is inspired by the work that Inkling delivers and the impact it is making in the lives of others and is excited to work for an organisation whose values align so closely with her own.

Accreditations

Diploma in Event Management

 

Sarah Davie

Head of Client Solutions and Engagement

Sarah Davie (she/her)

Strategic | Individualisation | Ideation | Connectedness | Relator

Sarah’s career centres around her love for learning, growing leaders and improving the overall workplace experience. Sarah is curious, collaborative, and quick to identify the unique strengths of the people she works with.
Sarah has been an in-house Culture & Capability lead for an Australian investment bank, a Management Consulting Director, and has established a Learning Consultancy.

Having walked in the shoes of our clients as a People & Culture Leader, Sarah understands how important it is to choose the right organisation to partner with. Her broad experience of the challenges, complexities and sense of team involved in partnering to shift organisational cultures, influences her playful and authentic approach with our clients.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Cultural Studies)
Master of Arts Management

Simi Rayat

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Simi Rayat (she/her)

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.

Simi’s engagement style is consultative and creative. Clients and peers describe her as ‘energising’, ‘thought-provoking’ and ‘pragmatic’. She works hard to empower and shape Inkling participants core thinking, to ensure behaviour and mindset changes are achieved and sustained. She will challenge their thinking and empower them to take control and take action.

Sophie Hampel

Co-Founder and CEO

Sophie Hampel (she/her)

Learner | Achiever | Woo | Activator | Positivity

Sophie works with global executives and senior leaders to drive 21st century leadership.

Sophie (or Soph as she likes to be called) is passionate about teaching people to access the best version of themselves by digging deep to rewire their thinking and habits resulting in sustained behaviour change.

She has 10+ years’ experience as a coach and facilitator of transformational development programs. She is a registered psychologist with a Masters in Organisational Psychology.

Accreditations

Masters of Organisational Psychology
Bachelor of Psychology
Registered Psychologist
ECR Roche Martin Certified

Tim Ridgway

Executive Coach

Tim Ridgway (he/his)

Tim is a highly accomplished Organisational Psychologist with over 30 years of consulting experience in a broad range of assignments and industries, primarily in the areas of Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Recruitment and Selection and Psychological Assessment.

Tim has extensive experience in the design, facilitation and reporting of executive assessment and development centre activities across a wide range of industries. This, combined with his expertise in organisational psychology, allows him to comprehensively assess the competencies of individual participants and is able to relate their behavioural competencies to the strategic capability needs of an organisation.

Tim is able to utilise his extensive experience in psychometric assessment, feedback, coaching and individual career development activities to provide meaningful feedback and strategies or actions to address the identified developmental needs of the individual.

Tyler Chen

Financial Assistant

Tyler Chen (he/his)

Deliberative | Context | Intellection | Consistency | Relator

Tyler manages Inkling’s accounts with an eagle eye, carefully processing information to save time and minimise errors. Tyler oversees the majority of accounts, helping to maintain our financial health and making sure we use our resources beneficially. Known for deep-diving into detail, Tyler analyses information to reflect on what can be improved to create a sustainable business.

His accountability strengths help him navigate how to efficiently use time, energy, efforts and talent to simplify workflows. Tyler is particularly efficient at streamlining repetitive tasks (for which we are grateful!) Through excellent coding skills and an ongoing passion to improve, Tyler presents our data and world class statistics in useful and informative ways.

Accreditations

Associate of CPA
Master of Commerce (Finance)
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Alana Raco

Program Manager

Alana Raco (she/her)

Ami Sheehan

Manager, Client Delivery

Ami Sheehan (she/her)

Eleanor Langley

Client Solutions and Engagement Specialist

Eleanor Langley (she/her)

Ellie Somers

Marketing and Engagement Manager

Ellie Somers (she/her)

Executive Coach

Fiona Lyons (she/her)

Gagan Mudhar

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Gagan Mudhar (she/her)

Gemma Cunningham

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Gemma Cunningham (she/her)

Gina Zoia

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Gina Zoia (she/her)

Hannah Forbes

Executive Assistant to CEO Sophie Hampel

Hannah Forbes (she/her)

Jules Franzen

Head of Design and Innovation

Jules Franzen (she/her)

Katie James

Manager, Client Delivery

Katie James (she/her)

Katrina Cole

Manager, Client Delivery

Katrina Cole (she/her)

Libby Morrish

Head of Finance and Operations

Libby Morrish (she/her)

Michelle Yeung

Program Manager

Michelle Yeung (she/her)

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Mike Newman (he/his)

Program Coordinator

Rachel Hassan (she/her)

Sarah Davie

Head of Client Solutions and Engagement

Sarah Davie (she/her)

Simi Rayat

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Simi Rayat (she/her)

Sophie Hampel

Co-Founder and CEO

Sophie Hampel (she/her)

Tim Ridgway

Executive Coach

Tim Ridgway (he/his)

Tyler Chen

Financial Assistant

Tyler Chen (he/his)

Interested in growing your career at Inkling?

At Inkling, we know building the best teams starts with meaning, purpose, and a sense of belonging. We value diversity and believe having a team in which everyone can be their authentic self is key to our success.

Our team members are valued and respected, we work with high levels of trust and flexibility, encouraging our team members to work in ways that meet their well-being. Learn more about growing yourself and your career at Inkling.