Scott is characterised by a strong drive in his work for continuous improvement both in the results he delivers for customers and his own personal development. He is passionate about what motivates and enables people to perform at their best. He is also a recovering Perfectionist! Growing up without any strong role models until he was 17, Scott developed an independence streak from an early age which feeds into a willingness to take risks to try something different. These days that gets channelled through his ability to help other people challenge the status quo.
Born in New Zealand, Scott then grew up in Sydney. He enrolled in an Economics degree at the University of New South Wales. It took him about 6 weeks to realise he would never be an Economist (a win both for Scott and the Economics profession). However not one to quit, Scott completed his degree, saved by the fact he could major in Marketing, because it involved working with what motivates people.
Over the next 11 years Scott worked in marketing and business development roles, eventually relocating to Perth. It was here that Scott stoked his interest in what enables people to perform and furthered his studies in the field of psychology.
Over the last 10 years (7 years being with MODAL) Scott has successfully delivered leadership and performance solutions for management across a number of industries including retail, resources, construction, government and finance and has worked with organistions such as BHP Billiton, Woodside, Rio Tinto, Veolia, Western Power, GESB, Ramsay Healthcare, Police & Nurses Mutual Banking, Flight Centre, and the Australian Defence Forces. His consulting background has included:
Scott, became a Director of MODAL in 2014.
“What I am personally passionate about is Authentic Leadership. For leaders the ability to be open, real and genuine is inspiring. I find my own personal journey has become one of learning more how to let go, and trust that that’s when the best me shows up. “
Apart from working in the world of people performance Scott loves travelling, with climbing Mount Kilimanjaro one of the highlights.
Not blessed with human children, Scott spoils his dogs and enjoys doing mentoring with underprivileged people. He also loves sport and speaks Spanish badly.
Ed has worked for the past 15 years to deliver leadership solutions that create sustainable, positive behaviour change, with the focus on achieving a “leadership culture” within organisations.
Now, imagine yourself lying in a hammock on a sparkling white sandy beach on the tiny tropical island of Mauritius, with crystal clear blue waters and a cool ocean breeze wafting over your body. That peaceful, relaxed spirit is exactly what you find in Ed. Add to this, the love for spicy foods, rhythmic music and colourful attire and you have the complete picture.
As a young boy immigrating to Australia, his scrawny Michael Jackson looks and dance moves, concealed a deep desire to just fit in and be like everyone else. But that wasn’t so easy and it took much of his teenage years to realise he was as normal as everyone else. Ed eventually found within himself his own natural gifts and talents (academic and sporting). Also that he could contribute meaningfully in many ways and that some people liked him just the way he was. This self-efficacy is still evident and assists Ed to face his challenges in so many ways.
Ed spent 26 years as a police officer, where he was a bit of a black sheep (so to speak) and where he learnt many lessons about people and their behaviours. This thirst to understand the motivational drivers of behaviour has compelled Ed to complete two university Master’s degree in Leadership and Management, a Graduate Diploma in Business, commence a Doctorate degree in Peer Coaching, and currently completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Ed’s extensive experience and studies have allowed him to work with organisations such as Rio Tinto, Clough, Rosslyn Hill Mining and Landcorp, designing and delivering Leadership Development Programs and Coaching.
Having lived throughout the central mining regions of Western Australia, Ed appreciates not only the delicate beauties of the world but also the harsher aspects. What this diversity of experiences has taught him is that – like water can reshape a rock, people can change, but only with the right effort and when given enough time. He exudes passion and energy towards his love of learning and helping others to develop and change. This has led to his current role as Director of MODAL, where he is involved in:
Privately, Ed is a connoisseur of the arts, having owned an art gallery/framing shop, and a listener of all forms of music from classical to hard-core AC/DC. But true to his roots, you will more than not, find him in his hammock by his fish pond with a wine reading some motivational book, or at some holiday resort laying back by the pool sipping a cocktail or two.
Inspirational, focused, driven, and authentic are all words that people have used to describe Neil McGrechan. He’s not one to do things in halves and after being exposed to a number of professional roles in both government and non-government organisations a desire was ignited in him to build an organisation that has a values based approach to doing business. Neil fundamentally believes that people require great places to work, and so, more than 20 years ago he founded MODAL.
His passion is improving the performance of organisations while developing people and great places to work through effective leadership. This passion is demonstrated in MODAL being a place where ‘we practice what we preach’.
Neil is a modest man but speaks proudly of being able to work with so many great people who share the same belief that leaders create organisations that are great places to work. Over the years he has seen a steady improvement in Australian leader’s capability to be authentically devoted to looking after people, as well as pursuing performance and profit.
His coaching experience is extensive across all levels of organisations, and his most recent work was focused on developing high performance executive teams and executive coaching. Neil’s coaching relationships with leaders at all levels has resulted in improved clarity, a more open results-oriented approach, and leaders that realise their worth within the demanding business environment.
His qualifications and accreditations include:
Neil has worked with a number of industries including mining, oil & gas, financial, manufacturing, engineering & construction, transport & logistics. And when he isn’t mentoring Executives in organisations such as:
Neil enjoys lifes simple pleasures and enjoys taking time out with his family, taking his Ducati 1198SP for a spin or breathing in the fresh air with his mates on an early morning cycling session.
Compared to the stock standard consulting experience, our clients often describe Carlie’s approach as a ‘breath of fresh air’ given her grounded, humble, outcome driven and relationship-based approach. It is for this reason client’s value how she works with them as much as the advice she ultimately provides. By focussing on both the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ means that she measures success, not solely by outcomes and deliverables, but her ability to strategize, innovate and build sustainable partnerships with clients.
Carlie’s career background has centred on developing people based solutions to business issues both in internal roles and as an external consultant. Her passion is to work with organisations on their journey to sustained positive cultural and behaviour change. She has successfully helped organisations in their pursuit of becoming more” innovative”, “customer centric” and “one-team” orientated.
Her industry experience spans both public and private environments in a large number of medium to large organisations having worked with organisation such as Iluka, BHP Billiton, Perth Regional Alliance, Water Corporation and MacMahon Holdings.
One of her most recent success stories was her long term engagement with Water Corporation in a whole of organisation cultural change program. The brief was to embed and align the organisation around their “Customer Focussed” value. After conducting over 150 team design workshops, the organisation has made significant measurable change. The program was so successful it won the Fresh Water Thinking prize for innovation and excellence.
Carlie has the following qualifications and accreditations;
Jenny coaches, trains, facilitates and mentors with a combination of high professionalism and lightness. She wants the best for her customers, and she enjoys having fun with them in the process! Her desire is to bring coaching into as much of the world as possible for the purpose of organisational wellbeing and personal fulfilment.
Jenny has over 18 years of training, coaching, facilitation and mentoring corporate professionals, leaders and teams. Her work focusses on organisational coaching and growing other coaches. She has 25 years’ experience in Oil & Gas, Mining, Banking, Engineering Services, Public Sector and Utilities. She also has past experience in the roles of Chartered Accountant, Manager, Director, Change Management Consultant and Professional Coach (in Australia, USA, New Zealand, China, Mexico, and UK).
Jenny is passionate about the professionalism and quality of her industry which drives her desire to facilitate excellent training and mentoring. In her work, she encourages her customers to reach high professional standards.
Jenny has the following qualifications and accreditations;
Dominic Sheldrick is passionate about performance and has spent the past 10 years helping organisations, teams and individuals to explore and drive towards maximising potential.
Dominic’s journey towards consulting in the performance development sphere stems from his own pursuit of performance excellence which culminated in representing Australia as a swimmer. While Dominic’s experiences as an elite athlete are integral to his role, it is the impact of his successful battle with Leukaemia and subsequent return to competitive swimming that most equips Dominic as a performance development consultant. Dominic’s experiences allow him to empathise with the seemingly insurmountable challenge and to help others understanding the simple approach to success that many of us miss in our hectic corporate lives.
During the past 10 years, Dominic has worked with some of the biggest global organisations in Europe, America, Asia and Australia designing and delivering leadership development interventions with practical and applicable outcomes. Throughout his career, Dominic has maintained long term relationships with organisations due to the consistently outstanding feedback he has received for his ability to create an environment for transformation to occur.
Dominic specialises in the following areas:
In his role as a management Consultant, Dominic has designed and delivered programs for numerous organisations, including:-
Qualifications and accreditations include:
Martin’s role as facilitator and consultant spans 25 years. He is passionate about making a difference through leadership and learning. Martin’s flexible and personable approach makes him a popular and effective facilitator and coach.
Martin has worked with Australian and International organisations in a number of areas, including:
Martin works primarily with Senior Teams (executives, senior managers and middle managers) to enhance their functioning and assist them to improve performance
He has been involved in professional services and the resource sector, as well as the public and manufacturing sectors.
Martin is a very adaptive coach with a wealth of development ideas to assist the people he works with. At a personal level he has a calm easy going nature, but is achievement oriented, focused on obtaining the best results for his clients.
Martin has worked with developing leadership in many organisations, including:
Qualifications and accreditations include:
Martin and his partner have four daughters (21-33 years), his passions other than his family include song writing, photography, travel and getting in the surf.
Andrea‘s passion is facilitating true organisational and individual transformation with integrity. She uses the platforms of coaching, leadership development, strategy and process-facilitation and team effectiveness to stretch and assist those in transition.
Andrea’s coaching relationships with leaders at all levels has resulted in clearer structures, more open, results-oriented communication, and teams that understand their individual worth within the business imperative. Andrea is a speaker at conferences, SME and business conventions as well as business school initiatives. She has a strong interest in assisting people to develop into effective leaders.
Organisations that Andrea has worked with include Tiwest, Western Power, FAST JV, Paladin Mining, Standard Bank, The Development Bank of South Africa, MTN, Anglo American, Nampower , Themba Aids Clinic, and Cummins Diesel.
Andrea’s consulting background has included work in the areas of:
Andrea’s qualifications and accreditations include:
Andrea teaches NIA – a dance fusion fitness technique – to practice and learn the art of life balance which, she professes, is indeed possible!
Born in Hong Kong and later moving to Scotland, Shirley’s life and travel experiences have instilled in her a deep sense of valuing people’s integrity and diversity. She is passionate about developing people and leaving organisations with the skills, knowledge and mindset to successfully accomplish significant personal and organisational change. Her philosophy is to challenge people to question the status quo and to create the desire for individuals to develop and grow, both professionally and personally.
Early in her career she identified a gap in the Training & Development sector, which has led to a career spanning more than 20 years in Training & Development and Leadership Development. Shirley’s drive to improve the support participants receive in the areas of professional development and behaviour change has meant she has built a close relationship with many of our customers; some spanning close to 10 years. Shirley has a great ability to connect with people and understand how to draw the best out the people she works with.
Shirley’s style is certainly not death by PowerPoint, she brings 110% energy to all of her projects. She believes in facilitating fun and engaging sessions and uses experiential activities, tailored to an organisation’s operating parameters and issues, to embed the learning and increase the application back to the workplace.
From her work with intact teams and in cultural transformations, she has successfully facilitated senior teams and organisations to create a common vision and strategies to achieve their stated vision.
Her work spans a great range of industries including the finance, resource, manufacturing, not for profit and government sectors, where she has successfully delivered leadership development programs and accredited learning programs. Customers include: BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Police and Nurses, Racing & Wagering WA, WACOSS, WorkFocus Group, GESB, Worsley Alumina, Department of Agriculture & Food and Acacia Prison (part of the Serco group).
Shirley is accredited in a range of high quality and impactful tools that she can draw on.
Away from MODAL, she loves surrounding herself with friends at every opportunity. She also enjoys design and decorating and has recently challenged herself by enrolling in a distance learning Interior Design & Decoration course.
Scott grew up in a family that placed a high value on education. His parents told him on a number of occasions that they would continue to support him as long as he was a student. This of course resulted in Scott attempting to prolong his student status for as long as possible, going from high school to a Commerce Degree to International Business Studies at the University of Copenhagen to a Diploma of Education. He’s still not sure whether his parents regret making such a promise, but this journey developed in Scott a passion for learning and a fascination with the process of learning itself.
Eventually, Scott had to let go of his well-worn student card and get a real job much to his parents’ relief. He began in the field of education and found it useful to incorporate self-development and leadership principles into the workshops he was running for young people and adults.
Scott joined the MODAL team in 2002 after the recruitment panel fell in love with his colourful flip-charting skills and before he knew it, he was in steel-caps and a hi-vis shirt facilitating programs and coaching frontline leaders in the mining industry within the Nationally Recognised Training framework.
His experience in leadership development, team development, cultural change and coaching now spans a wide variety of industries, including, Banking, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Engineering, Professional Services, Construction and Manufacturing. Along the way, he has been able to satisfy his on-going quest for learning by gaining a number of accreditations to administer surveys such as behavioural profiles, leadership 360-feedback instruments and Organisational culture measures. He has also managed to accrue an enviable collection of frequent flyer points as his work has taken him around Australia and internationally.
Scott’s favourite part of his work is supporting people to become the best version of themselves and believes constructive leadership and communication skills to be vitally important not only for our organisations but also for our communities and families. He certainly loves his work with MODAL but when asked what his other dream job would be, his reply is stand-up comedy or voice-overs for the Simpsons!
Stay tuned – profile to come very soon.
Stay tuned – profile to come very soon.
Pam is a valued member of the MODAL team, where she applies her extensive financial skills to assist the business prosper. She is a registered BAS Agent and member of Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.
Pam has over 30 years’ experience in assisting businesses run their day to day financial tasks. This time has been spent in a variety of positions and industries, from running her own bookkeeping business, working for accounting, construction, import/export and real estate firms to name a few. Her well rounded wealth of Australian business knowledge has been gained from this diverse and varied background. She has a love for dogs and chocolate!
Katherine has over 20 years of varied business experience working in Canada, the UK, and Australia. 14 years ago, she moved to Perth and began developing, delivering, and assessing qualifications in the Australian Quality Training Framework providing audience-specific, experiential learning. Undertaking leadership roles led Katherine to further studies, recently achieving a Master of Business Leadership from Curtin Graduate Business School. Katherine is passionate about passing on her knowledge and experience to others in creative, energetic learning environments with a great sense of humour!
More recently Katherine worked as a Trainer and Assessor for Sterling Business College, delivering and assessing Vocational Education Training courses from the Business Services Package – Certificate IV to Advanced Diploma levels. Areas of specialisation are Management, Business and Marketing.
Units regularly developed, delivered and assessed are included in the following Qualifications:
|Certificate IV in Small Business Management||Diploma of Business|
|Diploma of Management||Certificate IV in Marketing|
|Advanced Diploma of Management||Diploma of Marketing|
|Certificate IV in Business||Advanced Diploma of Marketing|
Katherine’s qualifications and accreditations include:
Although Katherine runs around with her busy family (including a new puppy!), she is mindful of taking time to relax by hanging out with friends, practicing yoga, and being in nature.