Meet the Josters
Director & Co-CEO
Strategic thinking, creativity and strong execution has seen her excel across industries in both the private and public sector, with a broad and multipronged skill set playing a leading role.
A passion for learning and a love for coaching others elegantly compliments her business acumen, because as she always says, life’s too short to not enjoy a good coffee with someone you can learn from.
Director & Co-CEO
With a genuine love and curiosity for understanding and motivating people, she has developed and delivered a multitude of methodologies and leadership development courses throughout her esteemed career.
Her nurturing and optimistic attitude fuels a genuine love and curiosity for people. That’s why our clients always feel so safe in her caring and capable hands.
& Co. – The Team
Organisation Development &
With a PhD in Organisational Psychology and numerous publications in areas of organisational development, change, coaching and leadership, Josephine uses an informed, energetic and hands on approach to create lasting change in people, processes, and total systems. Her deep knowledge and ability to quickly assess the root cause of issues is coupled with expert facilitation and stakeholder management, which makes working with Josephine both inspiring and effortless.
OD & Capability Consultant
Learning, Development and
Improvement Expert, Process Analyst and Gun Consultant
Psychologist, Researcher and Coach
In addition to being a psychologist, Kate has completed a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, when her research looked at the impact and potential disrupt of AI on workforces and where positive psychology might mitigate the greater challenges this may bring. She is particularly interested in how coaching can deliver superior outcomes when it uses interventions that have a strong evidence base.
Kate currently lives in Melbourne, where she continues to work as a psychologist, delivering solutions to organisations, and to individuals who wish to engage in coaching in order to develop themselves as leaders.
Change Management and Communications Whizz
She helps clients achieve project outcomes by implementing smart change initiatives that achieve measurable outcomes. Linda takes a holistic approach that includes learning and development, social change, stakeholder engagement and change management.
Melissa has worked in government and private sector roles including management of large diverse teams, major change and continuous improvement projects as well as consulting in the areas of organisational and leadership effectiveness.
HR and Transformational Change Instructor
Organisational Design and
All rounder P&C Consultant
The Collaborative Partners
Managing Director, Comme Consulting
Amber held a key leadership role for the State of Victoria during Australia’s largest emergency, Black Saturday, for which she was awarded a National Emergency Medal by the Prime Minister.
She has a record of achievement in delivering integrated strategies and plans targeted at complex stakeholder and public issues, and led Australia’s first successful negotiations for all commercial radio stations to become emergency broadcasters.
Amber has assumed key roles on a wide range of independent government inquiries, and has held central and senior roles in response to a broad range of high profile events and emergencies.
She has worked across local, State and Federal governments, in multi-jurisdictional and national environments, closely with political offices and extensively with media.
Amber is a strong advocate for the importance of active and empowered communities and has engaged directly with hundreds of regional and metropolitan community members in emotive, robust and complex situations.
A leader and senior manager of large teams, Amber has an extensive network of successful relationships at the most senior levels.
CEO, Career Money Life
Founder, Marketing in Focus
Kate has a reputation for being a strategic trouble shooter. She possesses experience across a variety of cross industry marketing disciplines, her expertise being in concept realisation, streamlining, strategic business development and market growth. Utilising various methods Kate will get rid of the grey, provide clarity on marketing and business priorities, identify emerging markets for sustainability and market growth, pinpoint any financial and operational impediments, and develop and implement effective marketing solutions. Kate will make your business thrive.
PhD, FAPS, FCOP, FCHP, MAICD
Prasuna recently completed the Women’s Leadership Program at Oxford University, the Corporate Director program at the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an 8-month sabbatical in the Centre for Implementation Science, King’s College London.
She has an exceptionally strong history of executive leadership in both academic and health services organisational settings. Her previous and current roles as Executive Director of university research centres, non-executive director board positions, and senior leadership positions have strengthened her skills and experience in people management, strategy, policy, stakeholder engagement, financial management and organisational development. These include Director of Organisational Psychology professional programs at University of Melbourne, Clinical Professor at Deakin University School of Medicine, Professor and Director of Research at Flinders University Faculty of Medicine and Public Health, Professor and Director of a rural research centre at University of Newcastle Faculty of Medicine.
With superior capability across every communications discipline he is an innovator who has developed successful strategies, plans and narratives, delivered executions, instituted measurement and built tools, processes and entire systems in support of local, regional, divisional and global business plans, acquisitions, transformations, culture and change.
His passion lies at the intersection of internal communications, culture and change where he is able to use his significant experience and know-how in bringing these key ingredients together to support an organisations brand, reputation and overall business agenda. He does this by building valuable and sustainable communications and culture systems that deliver high ROI.
Growing and optimising engaged, accountable and resilient cultures is a specialty for him that has been tried and tested in Profit Improvements, Voluntary Buyouts, Organisational Change, Acquisitions and Integrations and major Issues and Crisis situations.
He is firm believer in workplace to marketplace and that you have to win internally to succeed externally.
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