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.

Senior 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 Senior 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.

Senior 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

Cat Stewart

Senior Program Manager

Cat Stewart (she/her)

Responsibility | Relator | Achiever | Developer | Positivity

Cat has over 16 years of HR Consulting experience delivering client and business projects across the Asia Pacific region and has a passion for people and delivering outstanding outcomes for all stakeholders.

Cat leverages her background in Human Resources and Psychology and her diligent, inquisitive, and problem-solving style for both client and business projects including solution design, project management and delivery, technology and processes.

Cat’s natural style is genuine, calm, professional and confidence-building with a thorough mind and a desire for outstanding outcomes for all. Her positivity, support and genuine care for people is at the heart of everything she does.

Accreditations

Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Organisational Psychology), Macquarie University

Bachelor of Business Administration (Human Resources) & Bachelor or Arts Psychology (Organisational Psychology), Macquarie University

Associate Member of Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Mental Health First Aid Australia

Cristina Hatzaras

Senior Manager, Client Solutions

Cristina Hatzaras (she/her)

Futuristic | Learner | Maximiser | Relator | Communication

Cristina is passionate about cultivating meaningful connections with people from all walks of life. With over 10 years of consulting experience, servicing clients’ needs across the hospitality, learning and development, recruitment and talent mobility sectors, she is highly regarded for her ability to deeply listen and empathise with her clients when designing solutions in partnership with them. Her approach results in solutions that are carefully thought-out and executed to ensure pain points are overcome, and that her client’s end goals and project outcomes are achieved.

Cristina is known for her future-focused approach and always works with the end in mind. She brings strong communication skills and an ability to perform tasks with precision and accuracy. Throughout her career, she has been recognised for her integrity and teamwork with a focus on the achievement of consistently outstanding results across client relationship management, solution design, project management as well as training and mentoring.

Cristina also enjoys all things health and wellness, which is shown through her love of whole foods, exercise and meditation. She is always curious to learn and understand what organisations are doing to encourage health and wellness within the workplace – especially the relationship between wellbeing and DEIB.

Accreditations

Life Coaching Practitioner Diploma, The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology

Mental Health First Aid Certificate, Mental Health First Aid Australia

 

Effie Psaltis

Program Manager

Effie Psaltis (she/her)

Empathy | Positivity | Developer | Futuristic | Input

Effie’s heart-centered approach, attention to detail, and ability to listen with empathy and curiosity enable her to provide outstanding support to her clients and program participants.

 As a Program Manager, Effie oversees the smooth delivery of Inkling’s leadership and DEIB learning experiences. With extensive administrative and program management experience in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, she brings a highly intuitive, warm, and positive nature to assist her in building strong and trusting relationships with her clients and colleagues.

 Effie is inspired by the future and what could be and is deeply connected to Inkling’s purpose to elevate humanity. She has the special ability to inspire and embolden people to be their real and true selves and loves nothing more than to assist others in realising and tapping into their true potential.

Accreditations

Certificate IV in Human Resources

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)

Fiona Lyons McBeth.

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Fiona Lyons McBeth (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.

Gemma Cunningham.

Executive Coach and Facilitator

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.

Accreditations

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

Georgia Seffrin.

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Georgia Seffrin (she/her)

Learner | Input | Intellection | Connectedness | Positivity

“What is it we can do with our wild and precious lives?” This amendment to Mary Oliver’s magical poem, “The Summer Day” has been a guiding question for Georgia in her work as a facilitator, coach, and leadership consultant with over 20 years’ experience.  She actively works across organisations to create the space in which such profound and less complex questions can be explored, experienced, and modeled, to create environments of trust, acceptance, and achievement.

Georgia fuses the latest thinking in management theory, learning, and neuroscience with a creative and embodied learning style.  She is an engaging and engaged facilitator, demonstrating a natural capacity to put clients at ease, and to safely support them in exploring and navigating the challenges we face in uncertain and unpredictable climates, and to celebrate the best in themselves.

Accreditations

PhD in Cultural Studies

Honours in English Literature & Drama

Bachelor of Arts

Associate Diploma in Performing Arts, Theatre

LifeStyles (LSI) and Group Styles Inventory (GSI), Human Synergistics

Leadership Circle Profile, Leadership Circle

Brain-based Conversations, NeuroLeadership Institute

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

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

Mike Newman.

Principal, 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

Natalie Richardson.

Head of Client Delivery

Natalie Richardson (she/her)

Achiever | Activator | Maximiser | Futuristic | Learner

Natalie partners closely with organisations to navigate complexity and disruption, ensuring leaders, their people and the communities they serve thrive. She passionately believes in the ability of business to execute sustainable strategic outcomes that deliver value not just for today, but for generations to come.

Natalie’s future-focused, yet pragmatic approach creates environments where leaders feel both supported and challenged, to boldly explore the tougher questions, dismantle preconceptions, find new perspective in the discomfort of paradox, and transform the way they interact with the world.

She has 20+ years experience delivering insight into human behaviour, coaching and facilitating tipping points of transformation. With a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Cross-Disciplinary Art and as an accredited SCUBA Divemaster, Nat combines science, art and lessons from the natural world to create memorable experiences.

Accreditations

Masters in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)

Graduate Diploma in Cross-Disciplinary Art & Design

Bachelor Adult and Vocational Education

LifeStyles (LSI) and Group Styles Inventory (GSI), Human Synergistics

Global Leadership Profile (GLP)

Pauline Carr

Instructional Designer

Pauline Carr (she/her)

Individualisation | Restorative | Activator | Communication | Strategic

Pauline is an experienced learning and development specialist who loves to weave storytelling, emotion and human experience into every piece of learning she touches. With over 15 years learning design experience across different industries, she loves to put her learner hat on when designing, so learners feel empowered with new knowledge and skills and walk away from a program with true mindset and behavioural change.

She loves looking at a challenge from all possible angles. A keen problem solver, she rises to the challenge when anyone says “we can’t”, “it’s impossible”, “it is what it is” or “there’s no way around it”. Pauline will find a way to break through barriers, using a passionate, yet respectful and consultative approach.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Rachel Hassan.

Client Solutions Consultant

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.

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

Sarah Parmenter

Head of People and Culture

Sarah Parmenter (she/her)

Positivity | Includer | Woo | Strategic | Input

Sarah’s love of people and the human condition has driven her desire to ensure people feel safe and uplifted in the workplace for over 15 years. Her experience spans Training and Development and Human Resources, working for leading brands in the retail, hospitality, and professional service industries.

Ensuring that our biggest asset- our people- continues to be prioritised, Sarah favours innovative and original techniques that marry the art of people with the science of results.  She values each and every individual for their unique strengths and thrives on collaborating with like-minded individuals.

 

Accreditations

Certificate IV: Leadership and Management

Certificate IV: Training and Assessment

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

Sugandha Chapman

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Sugandha Chapman (she/her)

Strategic | Ideation | Adaptability | Relator | Futuristic

Sugandha (Sig) is a multi-passionate leader that loves the intersection of human-centered design, purpose and technology to drive diversity, equity and inclusion and create working environments where every human can flourish and thrive. A credentialed organisational and life coach with post-graduate studies in social impact and women’s executive leadership and wellbeing, Sig brings almost 20 years of experience across corporate consulting, the NFP sector, and the tech start-up sector to create impactful learning experiences to optimise practical inclusion and belonging, team effectiveness and innovation, conscious leadership development, courageous conversations, and coaching.

Her experience in DEI includes building out core DEI strategy, partnering with progressive organisations across APAC to enable leaders to build innovative, inclusive, and productive workplace cultures.

Throughout her career, Sig has been known for her positive attitude, energy, and her passion for people. At Inkling, Sig’s goal is to connect ambitious leaders of change with their best version of themselves, and her easy-going, human-centered approach enables them to catalyse the long-term, powerful changes they seek in their being, business, and world.

Accreditations

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Information Systems

Certified Organisational Coach, Level 1 (IECL)

Implementing Strategy for Results, AGSM – UNSW

ICF Certified Life Coach

Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition

 

Tyler Chen.

Accountant

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.

Senior Program Manager

Alana Raco (she/her)

Ami Sheehan.

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Ami Sheehan (she/her)

Cat Stewart

Senior Program Manager

Cat Stewart (she/her)

Cristina Hatzaras

Senior Manager, Client Solutions

Cristina Hatzaras (she/her)

Effie Psaltis

Program Manager

Effie Psaltis (she/her)

Ellie Somers.

Marketing and Engagement Manager

Ellie Somers (she/her)

Fiona Lyons McBeth.

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Fiona Lyons McBeth (she/her)

Gemma Cunningham.

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Gemma Cunningham (she/her)

Georgia Seffrin.

Executive Coach and Facilitator

Georgia Seffrin (she/her)

Gina Zoia.

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Gina Zoia (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)

Mike Newman.

Principal, Client Delivery

Mike Newman (he/his)

Natalie Richardson.

Head of Client Delivery

Natalie Richardson (she/her)

Pauline Carr

Instructional Designer

Pauline Carr (she/her)

Rachel Hassan.

Client Solutions Consultant

Rachel Hassan (she/her)

Sarah Davie.

Head of Client Solutions and Engagement

Sarah Davie (she/her)

Sarah Parmenter

Head of People and Culture

Sarah Parmenter (she/her)

Sophie Hampel.

Co-Founder and CEO

Sophie Hampel (she/her)

Sugandha Chapman

Senior Manager, Client Delivery

Sugandha Chapman (she/her)

Tyler Chen.

Accountant

Tyler Chen (he/his)

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