Dr. Rachel Hannam
Rachel is an endorsed organisational psychologist and a member of the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi). She uses a range of evidence-based approaches and needs-focussed techniques, including nonviolent communication (NVC) or compassionate communication, to strengthen professional relationships and assist individuals, teams and organisations to flourish.
Rachel has worked for years as an organisational consultant and coach. She has conducted challenging mediations, helped organisations improve their workplace culture, and coached employees through difficult transitions in their lives. Rachel brings wisdom and insight to her work as an executive coach and facilitator, drawing on her deep understanding of human psychology. She has facilitated a wide range of leadership and management programs, including executive and team development programs, resilience building, restorative practices, and organisational change.
Rachel is passionate, caring and results-oriented. Her professional demeanour is open-hearted, objective and unbiased. She encourages clients to take control of their destiny by taking responsibility for their feelings, needs, motivations, and actions.
Ian DemackIan has over twenty years’ experience working with people and organisations. As a group facilitator and presenter, he builds rapport and encourages dialogue between participants, creating a climate where everyone feels free to contribute. He draws on each person’s experience to anchor their learning, and weaves humour and anecdotes through his presentations.
As a coach, he identifies his clients’ needs and expectations, challenges them when necessary, and guides them towards the achievement of their objectives. He believes that everyone has hidden talents that are waiting to be discovered and unleashed—and that when teams can tap their latent potential, the results can surpass all imagining.
Ian’s approach his work can be summed up by this quote from The Big Short: ‘Truth is like poetry. And most people hate poetry.’ Perversely, Ian loves both. Because as much as we might wish to deny it, without truth and poetry, our lives and our society would be much the poorer.
Organisational consultant, counselling psychologist, leadership coach and public speaker, Nahum juggles his many different roles with flair. He has worked in the private, educational and corporate sectors, including many years as a school-based psychologist. Nahum has a special gift for working with people. His relaxed manner, his warmth and his sense of humour allow him to build rapport with his clients, help them identify their core issues, and resolve seemingly insoluble problems.
Nahum is one of the media’s go-to psychologists, appearing on Seven Newsnationally, and on several Brisbane radio stations, including 97.3 FM, 4KQand ABC Radio. He has also presented at conferences around Australia. Nahum’s research into the relationship between sleep quality, loneliness and wellbeing was published in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry. His approach to psychology is holistic, because he knows that the causes of a problem may not be immediately apparent.
Nahum’s clients have described him as ‘a safe pair of hands’. When workplace relationships break down, they trust him to help. They value his insights into modern organisational dynamics, teamwork, and the origins of conflict. Whether building teams, mediating disagreements, developing leaders or helping prepare succession plans, Nahum meets people where they are—and shows them how they can realise their full potential.
Nahum holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), a Master of Education (Educational Research: Theory and Practice) and is currently completing a Master of Organisational Psychology. As a loving husband and father of two, he balances his professional and personal lives effortlessly. Oh, and in case you were wondering, his name rhymes with Graham!