I am a Sydney-based Psychologist, registered by the Psychology Board of Australia, with specialist endorsement in Organisational Psychology, Medicare Provider No. 4174611B.
I have been a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society (M.A.P.S.) since 1981. I have an applied research focus in the psychology of wisdom – how to make difficult choices in life. I am a founder member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (M.S.C.P.), a member of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists (M.C.O.P.), and an Executive Coach working with business and government managers to improve leadership capabilities.
I am the author of “Coaching for Wisdom: Enabling Wise Decisions” (2008), in: D.B. Drake, K. Gørtz, & D. Brennan (Eds.) The Philosophy and Practice of Coaching (pp. 161-175), San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
I was previously a member of NICABM (the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine), IFM (the Institute for Functional Medicine), ATMS (the Australian Traditional Medicine Society), ANTA (the Australian Natural Therapists Association), and an Accredited Naturopathic Practitioner with a clinical focus in mind-body medicine – how emotions and perceptions influence health and illness.
I specialise in evidence-based, applied positive psychology approaches for:
- Anxiety and phobias,
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder,
- Health-related problems,
- Stress management,
- Anger management,
- Assertiveness training,
- Behaviour problems,
- Grief and loss,
- Life/personal coaching,
- Career coaching,
- Life transition and adjustment issues,
- Couples therapy,
- Human resource management,
- Performance management,
- Work stress,
- Workplace bullying, and
- Workplace/executive coaching.
- M. Appl. Sci. (Coaching Psych.), University of Sydney
- B. Econ. Hons. (Org. Psych.), University of Queensland
- Member College of Organisational Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society (MCOP)
- Founder Member International Society for Coaching Psychology (MISCP)
- Founder Member University of Sydney Coaching and Mentoring Association
- Member Interest Group in Coaching Psychology, Australian Psychological Society
- Member Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
- Nationally registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia
- Cert. IV Training and Assessment (TAA 40104), Southern Cross Training
- B. Nat. (N.D.), Australian College of Natural Medicine
My early work experience in Papua New Guinea in 1972 prepared me for an anthropological view of human behaviour, particularly in organisations. This notion certainly informed my post-University career in a range of HR assignments including Organisation Development, Management Training, Psychometric Testing and Selection, and Work and Salary Evaluation for companies in the Mining and Energy sectors (1976-1981).
However, the work of shifting tribal boundaries (now called culture change) can be politically hazardous! So, following a career break as a professional actor, I studied Naturopathy and went on to conduct several profitable practices in Naturopathic Clinical Medicine and Counselling Psychology as both a Practitioner and a Company Director, developing an expertise in mind-body medicine (1981-1997). This led to a series of successful engagements in Sales Management, Research, Marketing, Training and Presentation for Natural Pharmaceutical companies in Australia and North America (1996-2000). In 1999 I was acknowledged as a “pioneer” in Complementary Medicine in Australia at the Fifth International Symposium in Functional Medicine.
Since undertaking post-graduate studies in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney (2000-2004) I have returned to Organisation Change Consultancy and Psychotherapy with a unique perspective on Leadership drawing from Positive Psychology, Neurobiology, and Complexity Theory.
I believes successful action in any endeavour flows inevitably from clear and conscious intention. My highest intention is eliciting wisdom in leadership for planetary survival.
Phone or email to request more information:
Ph: 02 9264 3474
Fax: 02 9264 2247
M: 0419 418 096