Tony is one of the world’s leading coaching and facilitation practitioners with a unique focus on the domain of ontology. He supports people through critical enquiries into how they ‘show up’ as a leader. He draws on a rich life experience and background as actor, chef, professional in the domain of psychological injury and human resources and his work with the prestigious Newfield Institute in Australia where he trains Coaches and mentors.
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Course Leader & Coach
Tony is the Co-founder of Liberated Leaders, Partner for Resource Advisory and CEO of Rejig Leaders. His passion is supporting people within organisations to experience themselves and a quality of living and working beyond their expectation.
Tony is a transformational facilitator who is deeply committed to serving humanity. He draws from a life working within the Arts and Hospitality Industry. Tony found his passion for supporting people to think and be different in the world after working with people suffering psychological injury as a result of workplace harassment, poor leadership, and exposure to critical events. Working strategically with Government Departments in his mid-career, he shifted his focus from reactive injury management to preventive management, working to support leaders to enhance the scope of their interpersonal and engagement behaviour to create safe environments for people to work and function within.
Tony’s cultural biology background enables him to lead and influence change within individuals, teams and organisations as he works with the deep narratives and moods people become entrenched in that create cultures that limit innovation, productivity, morale and safety. He re-establishes trust in teams where trust is breached and important relationships are threatened. He is a practiced Executive, Leadership, and Team Coach and leads innovation and commitment-based management programs with leadership, management, and project teams.
His holistic approach to transformation is grounded in biological science, spirited by existential philosophy and drawn from his own experience in life. His way of being in the world enables him to work from the intuitive domain creating a conversational space of trust, co-creation and inspiration, disclosing new worlds of opportunity, optimism and change with those he works with.
Tony is a coach-trainer with Newfield, a prestigious coach-training institute within the Asian Pacific region. As a transformational-practitioner, he facilitates with deep experience, care and grace, focused on deepening people’s experience of themselves, transforming fear, suffering and limitation to a mood of self-authoring and personal agency.
Tony’s spare time is dedicated to adventuring through travel, learning and time in the wilderness.
- Wisdom – Exploring the Ontology of Human Interaction (Pluralistic Networks, USA)
- Professional Mentor – Dwelling Program USA (Pluralistic Networks, USA)
- Advanced Ontological Practitioner programs (Eriksonian, Conversational Technology, Somatic Coaching, Commitment-based Management)
- Working Effectively in Small Teams (Pluralistic Networks, USA)
- Graduate Diploma Ontological Coaching (Newfield Institute, Australia)
- Unitary Epistemology – Cultural Biology (Matrixica Institute, Chile)
- Associate Diploma Performing Arts (Darwin Institute of Technology)
Course Leader & Coach
Paula is a revered facilitator, Master Trainer and Master Coach with expertise in communication and behaviour change. She is naturally strategic and loves working with leaders as they grapple with complexity in fast moving environments. After a successful early career in professional services, Paula began her consultancy Resource Advisory, delivering transformation outcomes to major clients for more than a decade.
Paula is a Master Trainer, Facilitator, Change Consultant, Certified Master Coach, Passion Coach, and experienced business Consultant. As Co-founder of Liberated Leaders and Founder and Director of Resource Advisory she has extensive experience helping individuals and organisations express and achieve their potential, using her humanistic approach and globally-sourced toolkit to engage and enable learners, teams and groups.
As a consultant, facilitator and coach, Paula has worked with multi-national publicly listed organisations, State Government, Local Government, small and medium sized enterprises, professional services firms and industry organisations.
Prior to establishing Resource Advisory in 2007, Paula held senior management positions within the environmental management industry, specialising in communications, marketing, education and behaviour change. Her professional experience is diverse and includes consultant and management roles with Professional Services Firms Ernst & Young and Andersen, Colliers International, Gallup, Brambles (Cleanaway) and Tourism Australia.
Paula’s specialist skills in behavior change, learning design and conversational practices are instrumental in the Liberated Leaders and Resource Advisory change and transformation offers. She possesses the ability to apply innovative approaches, solve complex problems, build capacity with her clients and stakeholders, drive accountability and manage and sustain change.
Paula is a skilled presenter and keynote speaker, addressing audiences to explore coordination of activity, communication, change and transformation. Her unique skill is engaging those in the room through reflection, fun, appreciative and critical enquiry about topics at hand.
Paula is especially passionate about sustainability and has chaired events at Ecoforum, Sustainable Transformation and Liveable Cities conferences. Paula’s deeper expression of her own authenticity means you might find her in the forest hiking, with a paintbrush and palette knife in hand, or writing any day of the week she is not working on large scale change projects.
- Certified Master Coach (Behavioural Coaching Institute, USA, Australia, Bangkok)
- Certified Master Trainer in Crucial Conversations (Vital Smarts, USA and Australia)
- Master of Education in Adult Education (University of Technology, Sydney)
- Bachelor Arts (Tourism Management) (University of Technology, Sydney)
- Accredited Influencer, Accountability and Change Anything Trainer (Vital Smarts)
- People Centred Implementation (PCI) Practitioner (Changefirst, UK)
- Theory U Graduate (Boston, USA)
- Accredited Passion Maps Facilitator (Australia)
- DiSC Workplace and 363 accredited (Australia and New Zealand)