Facilitator Bios

Name: Alan Colvin
Education: Bachelor of Economics in 1985
Experience: Alan’s career began in finance and administration roles at Hewlett-Packard. After receiving strong opinion scores whilst managing the HP Australian Support F&M team, his career transitioned into HR. He was the HR Director when HP won the inaugural Best Place to Work in Australia in 2000. Telstra was next to take notice of his skills, hiring Alan as an HR Director in 2002. In his decade at Telstra, Alan became renowned for his entertaining and interactive approach to facilitating HR related courses and offsite meetings.
Name: Dr Ian Allsop
Education: BA (Uni of WA), BD (Melb College of Divinity), MBA (RMIT), PhD (Monash)
Experience: Ian has had an illustrious career in the education sector, teaching at four universities and working as an academic advisor and examiner for the Melbourne Business School/Mt Eliza Executive MBA Program. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne. Away from teaching, Ian was an organisational consultant and a former Managing Director of Bioss International (Australia). He is the author of Restoring Faith in Management and a number of journal articles.
Name: John Bailey
Education: Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education, MBA in Management, PhD in Management
Experience: Following a long career in senior management, management consulting and management education, John is currently an advisor and mentor to many entrepreneurial organisations around the world. John has also had a renowned career as an educator, and in 2003 was rewarded with the Australian Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year Award by the BHERT. He currently is Emeritus Principal Fellow and Associate Professional of the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne. He has co-authored 16 books and has presented papers at international entrepreneurship research conferences.
Name: Amy Hart – Founding Director of Soul in Business Pty Ltd
Experience: After residing in London for the past 10 years, Amy has relocated back to Australia where she is currently setting up in Melbourne and able to take on both local and international roles. Amy is a practitioner who revels in finding innovative solutions and fresh approaches to complex challenges — challenges which span personal leadership, business and societal issues. She is particularly passionate about Responsible Leadership. Amy believes that, by helping others connect with their inner wisdom, we are all able to make better decisions, influence others and create change in the wider system in which we operate. Amy brings 12 years experience across Government, Education, Professional Services, Media and International Development.

Name: Heiner Karst – Executive Life Coach
Education: German Grad Dip in Commercial Management and a Diploma as a certified Life Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Trainer and Facilitator
Background: Heiner was born in Germany, raised and educated in South Africa and has worked all over the world. He’s lived in Australia for almost 25 years. He draws on 35+ years of culturally diverse corporate executive leadership experience in large complex, global matrix organizations across a range of industries, as a CIO, business growth catalyst, M&A and transformation change agent.

Founding Authors
Name: Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
Awards:  Managemet/Leadership Educators of the Year by the International Management Council; ranked by Leadership Excellence magazine in the top 20 on its list of the Top 100 Thought Leaders; named among the 50 Top Coaches in the nation; and listed among HR Magazine’s Most Influnetial International Thinkers.
Experience: For more than 30 years, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner have been working in partnership, studying, researching and developing leadership. In 1987, they co-authored the award-winning, best selling book, The Leadership Challenge. The book has now sold more than two million copies and is the basis of the Challenge to Lead Program.