DISC is a behaviour self-assessment tool
We have experience in what you are experiencing
You need to work with a team of people who just “get it” and we understand the needs of executives, senior managers and their teams. We work with HR professionals and L&D professionals on a daily basis and have experienced what you have experienced in our past careers and through our clients every day.
We invest in our learning and development
We invest in our learning and development and professional growth and just like we encourage you to do. We have created a workplace that people love; where we achieve great things together; we give each other feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement; and we have fun along the way.
Of course we are highly accredited coaches, all holding the coaching qualifications and ICF credentials with business degrees and business experience across a range of industries, government and private sectors.
Highly Accredited Coaches
Across the team we have coaches who are accredited to deliver most of the key tools and profiles used by organisations including:
There are plenty of letters after our names, but nothing is more important than the rapport, trust and confidence and partnerships that we create with our clients and that enables them to achieve the amazing results that they do.
Chief Executive Officer
B.Bus, MBA, ICF MCC
Natalie Ashdown is one of Australia’s most senior and experienced coaches and a recognised speaker and author. Her passion, vision, creativity and commitment assists and supports individuals, teams and companies to create lasting cultural change using coaching skills. Natalie is one of just 18 coaches in Australia to hold the International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach credential (MCC).
Often working with HR, L&D professionals and executive teams to implement strategic initiatives and designing leadership programs that target organisational change; and she is sought after for her expert facilitation skills particularly in coaching managers to coach their teams and is regarded as a mentor by many. She has worked extensively across all government levels and the private sector and has exposure and experience in international coaching including international work as a key-note speaker.
She is a qualified Surf Life Saver, runs a surf education program for 180 children in the summer holidays and Community CPR program and has achieved her black belt in Taekwondo.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
B. Education, Dip. Workplace and Business Coaching, Dip. Life Coaching, Dip. Vocational Education and Training, Dip. Training and Design and Development, ICF PCC
Brigitte is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), with quite possibly, the widest exposure of any practitioner in Australia. Meeting the needs of managers and leaders in developing coaching and mentoring skills and leadership competency as she oversees the development and assessments of internal and external coaches across approximately 100 different companies per annum.
For the past 15 years, Brigitte has been supporting organisations in the implementation of coaching and mentoring programs in her role as lead facilitator and assessor of the Diploma of Organisational Coaching (10835NAT) and Certificate IV in Workplace and Business Coaching (10834NAT). This role provides her with unique insights into the minds of learners including their goals, aspirations, challenges and level of coaching and leadership competency.
Brigitte applies her creative spirit and methodical approach to house renovating in her spare time.
B. Bus Major HR, Dip. Workplace & Business Coaching
Paula Jones-Hunt is Open Door’s Resident HR Specialist. Paula brings over 20 years of HR experience including exposure to complex HR issues across manufacturing, industrial, aviation, government and banking and finance sectors. She has provided HR Consulting to all levels of management and has been integral in the development of innovative training programs for leadership groups.
In addition, Paula is an accredited and qualified coach with over 15 years of experience. Paula has championed the introduction of coaching into her organisations and has utilised her coaching skills to successfully introduce her HR “Coaching Consulting” style to the organisations and managers she works with.
Business Operations Manager
Sonya Sherman, likes to achieve excellent customer service and seamless operations for Open Door Coaching, to ensure the business runs smoothly. With an extensive background in management and customer service, and her ability to manage many facets of the business at one time, this enables the Open Door team to focus on the delivery of our programs and services.
Time management is a key to Sonya’s role and one that she has great practice in with having 4 children’s lives and timetables to manage.
Business Support Officer
Leo Calvert began with Open Door Coaching as a trainee, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Business and Majoring in Marketing at Monash University. With the ability to seize opportunities Leo progressed very quickly to being the driving force behind our social media and marketing campaigns. Leo is able to put what he is learning at University into practice immediately and is throughly enjoying the challenge of increasing our presence.
Andrew looks after the backend of the business, focussing on our RTO reporting and finance. He has a passion for customer service and community service where is is a member of Rotary International and volunteers for Salvation Army food service.
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER
MHFA Principle Master Instructor, Dip. Counselling, ICF ACC
Nick is a passionate and experienced accredited Mental Health First Aid trainer and a Member of Australian Counselling Association.