Transforming Partnerships - Building relationships that mean business



  • Louise Silburn

    Director of Transforming Partnerships

    Louise Silburn is an inspirational facilitator and team coach with more than 14 years experience. She has the strength and flexibility to manage tension and divergent interests in group coaching and the skills to support teams as they work out ways to move through discomfort to high performance.

    Louise is an experienced management consultant, facilitator and coach with a reputation as trusted advisor to leaders of complex organisations working at the boundaries of the public and private sector. Known for delivering results in infrastructure and transport delivery. These results arise from coaching conversations that provide insight into individual strengths and weaknesses and motivation to take risks to develop trusting relationships (the cornerstones of high performance). Major areas of expertise include the facilitation of collaborative working, change - management and organisational development, strategic planning and conference /workshop facilitation, development of high performance teams, design and delivery of leadership programs, executive coaching.

    In addition to running her own company, Louise has been an associate of PCI Alliance Services, coaching and consulting to public sector infrastructure Alliances. She has also been an associate of the Institute of Executive Coaching, providing coaching and training to a range of private and public sector organisations. In 2004/5 she worked as a Senior Consultant with the Nous Group, working on policy, strategy and organisational/leadership development.

    Louise started her career in the UK with innovative not-for-profit organisations. She held executive roles in the National Health Service (NHS) and in private health care and then led a division of the NHS Executive. In 1998/9 Louise moved to Australia and initially worked for the NSW Premier's Department and Ageing and Disability Department.

    "Louise has assisted my business units on several occasions with engaged facilitation of strategic business planning and strategic bid development with team partners. I have found Louise to be talented in gaining the key inputs from all on difficult and contentious issues, and this has resulted in far better and universally accepted solutions than we would have achieved without her."
    Global Technical Leader, Mining and Metals, International Consulting Group

  • Transforming Partnerships Associates

    Our associates all have their own practices and join Louise on projects where it is valuable to have a mixture of styles or additional capability. Louise's colleagues are always trained to the highest level in their field, all have held senior roles themselves and have the capacity to work at CEO and Director level as well as to be comfortable and engaging at all other levels of the workforce.

    "My Associates embody what Transforming Partnerships stands for: they listen, they are pragmatic in developing good solutions with you and they get results. I know you will find them, as I do, empathetic, challenging and enjoyable to work with."

  • Karranne Bale

    Our People Karranne Bale

    In my time working with her, I have found Karranne's coaching style to be honest and insightful. I would strongly recommend her as an executive coach to anyone who is seeking to enhance their self-awareness to develop an authentic leadership style that drives their career. She has a natural ability to connect with people of different cultures and life stages to bring out their best and empower them to achieve their goals.
    Head of Products – Sydney,
    Financial Institution

    Executive Coaching, change management, leadership development

    Karranne is an accomplished people development specialist experienced in designing and facilitating numerous Transformational Leadership programs created to enhance leaders capacity to work on their "inner leader". The results are leaders with greater resilience, capability, enthusiasm, innovation and imagination

    Karranne is highly experienced in working with change leaders to develop constructive behaviours needed to achieve cultural shifts for business success. This includes for example:

    • creating and guiding teams towards expected behaviours:
    • rolling out programs enabling leaders to recognise and build on their strengths and how to empower their teams to embrace change
    • leading programs which teach how to develop coaching skills
    • developing skills in communications and stakeholder management

    Karranne has a Bachelor of Business and is an accredited member of the ICF (International Coach Federation) and has Executive Coach Levels 1 – 3 with IECL (the Institute of Coaching and Leadership).

  • Jill Danks

    Our People Jill

    "I went to see Jill because my colleagues said I had changed and not for the best. After the first session, I understood that they were right. Within a few sessions I had rediscovered the reasons why I enjoy being a leader. My Colleagues, clients, family and friends thank you Jill."
    Section Head
    Health Sector

    Executive coaching, transpersonal coaching, team coaching

    Jill is an executive coach and group facilitator with 20 years' experience in business development, leadership and sales communication, and negotiation skills. She has worked with government outsourcing projects, regulatory approvals in the pharmaceutical industry and IPOs.

    Jill specialises in one-to-one executive coaching and is challenging and insightful, unafraid to confront problems. Jill also runs "manager as coach" workshops.

    Jill's coaching approach is deeply transformational and focuses on who the leader is at work and in life generally. This "whole person" approach includes understanding how your values shape your view of the world, how you deal with emotion and how your personality is shaped by your experiences.

    This deeper understanding of who you are translates into the way you think about yourself and how you interact with others. Through coaching you will reconnect with the calmness at your core and learn ways to bring that calmness into everyday life. Her coaching qualifications include: Accredited to Level 3 Institute of Executive Coaching, Diploma of Transpersonal Coaching, Certificate of Meditation Facilitation, membership of the International Coach Federation (ICF), ICF ACC credential.

  • Greg Davies

    Our People Rod

    "Greg provided invaluable support to the selection team of a new Alliance. He is experienced, methodical and altogether a safe pair of hands."
    Member of Owner Side Alliance Selection Team

    Commercial Advisor

    Greg is part of our commercial team and has worked with many Project and Program Alliances to define performance frameworks and coach bid teams; both owner side and proponent. Together with Louise he has set up Alliances and has undertaken Alliance reviews and health checks. Greg has over 20 years of experience in policy and strategy development, and has extensive experience in advising Government agencies so is intimately familiar with the complexities of the relationships between Government owners and their partners. Greg is familiar with the different types of alliance agreements and performance frameworks.

  • Vicki Henricks

    Our People Vicki Henricks

    Vicki's guidance and assistance in effective communication, awareness of self and environment, and immersion in the learning process has enabled us as owners to grow as leaders, and taken our business to levels we initially never dreamed possible.
    MD Expanding International Engineering Company

    Coaching, change management and facilitation

    Vicki lives in Byron Bay, Northern NSW and has consulted on many organisational change programs for over 25 years in a variety of settings and locations. She has coached, supported and guided many organisations and businesses in developing teamwork, succession planning, handling mergers and takeovers, and managing conflict. She has experience in engineering and construction, water resources, environmental organisations, local government and health, including Aboriginal health.

    Vicki is also the Director of the Global Coaching Institute which delivers organisational coach training. She assists managers and supervisors to develop their coaching skills and to create a coaching culture throughout organisations. Vicki offers a refreshing approach to handling difficult conversations and conflict, viewing these situations as a catalyst for positive change.

    Vicki is well known for her down to earth, democratic, supportive style and her ability to facilitate authentic dialogue to enhance teamwork. She is outcomes focussed and process driven, and has the capacity to facilitate change as environmental factors, disruptions, new goals and information emerge.

    Prior to establishing her private coaching consultancy she was the Program Director of the Centre for Strategic Leaders, a joint venture between the QLD Government and Price Waterhouse Coopers, offering post graduate leadership courses across Australia.

    Vicki is a Certified Level 3 Organisational Coach (Institute of Executive Coaching, Sydney), has an MA in Process Oriented Psychology, Dip PW, a Graduate Diploma In Business Administration, BA and Certificate IV in Workplace Training. She is accredited in Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Hall Toner Values Index and the Magerison Mc Cann Team Management Index.

  • Jo McAlpine

    Our People Jo McAlpine

    Jo is a fabulous facilitator and coach who has a great blend of warmth and compassion as well as a deep commitment to holding people accountable for achieving their potential."
    Head of Organisational Capability,

    Executive and team coaching, facilitation and change management

    Jo is a Facilitator, Coach, Designer and Mentor. Since 1999 she has worked extensively across the financial services, infrastructure, consumer electronics, education, medicine, law, insurance, publishing and government agencies.

    Jo is experienced in facilitating high performance team workshops that focus on teams developing clear vision, purpose, and values.

    Jo coaches senior and middle management in:

    • leadership effectiveness
    • manager as coach
    • skill and capability development such as powerful communication and relationship building that fosters trust, transparency and clear intention
    • Jo holds a Master of Education, a Master of Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma of Psychotherapy She has over 4000 hours of individual and group coaching experience and over 2500 hours of leadership facilitation.
  • Rod Robinson

    Our People Rod

    "Rod was excellent at listening to my concerns, and challenging my thought processes. He was empathetic to my difficulties in balancing my work and home life demands. Rod was calm and thoughtful. His coaching was a key factor in me achieving my initial goal of a promotion to a Department Head."
    Banking Executive

    Executive coaching, team coaching and change management

    Rod has a strong leadership background as a Commander in the Royal Australian Navy. In the ten years since leaving the navy he has developed a reputation as a highly experienced and insightful executive coach, both within the navy and in government and industry.

    In June 2015 Rod was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his work in driving culture change in the Royal Australian Navy. Rod was part of the team who conceived of and rolled out the New Generation Navy initiative. He therefore is highly skilled in change management and supporting very senior leaders in leading for cultural change.

    In addition to his experience with change management programs Rod is also skilled in the development of high performance teams and design and delivery of internal coaching programs and mentoring programs.

    In his one to one executive coaching one of Rod's main areas of focus is on leadership effectiveness through strategic thinking and people skills. Rod's coaching emphasises practical strategies that have been proven to create personal change, underpinned by theories drawn from business, psychology and adult learning.

    Clients are challenged to gain a greater awareness of their personal leadership style and its resulting impact on others. They are then supported to have the courage and determination to make the changes that will lead to sustainable, high performance results.

    Rod has post graduate qualifications in logistics management, finance and government administration. He has accreditations in Executive Coaching and Supervising Coach qualifications with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, Australia and is a Member, International Coach Federation

  • Kelvyn Steggles

    Our People Kelvyn

    "It was a great session, exactly what I had hoped for in the balance of fun & challenging & the team are still talking about what they got out of it. As I had hoped, and always experience in working with Kelvyn, it was a very positive interaction.
    HR Director
    Environmental Consultancy

    Executive Coaching, Facilitation, Change Management, Leadership Development

    Kelvyn has extensive executive and management experience. He has held senior and executive positions in the financial services industry, and in worked in management consulting. For the last ten years Kelvyn's key areas of focus have been; helping individuals realise their potential, leadership of change, building team cohesion, raising awareness of the impact our behaviours have on others and in the development of Executive Presence.

    Kelvyn draws on a wealth of practical experience in delivering leadership development initiatives. His knowledge and experience of business allows him to tailor solutions to meet the needs of organisations and individuals by integrating consulting, facilitation and coaching, as appropriate. His delivery is highly energised, and he inspires individuals and teams to stretch themselves and achieve their potential.

    He has vast experience of:

    • Facilitating Change Leadership Training Programs
    • Designing and facilitating behaviours workshops for Program and Project Alliances
    • Designing, managing and delivering tailored leadership assessment and development centres
    • Designing and facilitating strategy and planning workshops, with high performance team and change related content
    • One to one coaching with Executives in private and public sector organisations

    Kelvyn has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Henley Management College in UK, and is an accredited coach.