About Us

Consultants

Yves Stening

Director

A consultant with 15 years experience, Yves specialises in assisting clients deliver measurable business results through better communication.  He has partnered with many of Australia's largest enterprizes to deliver winning pitches and tenders, increase sales and revenue, lead organisational change, lead and motivate teams, transition to client-centric organisations, and communicate their company's message.

He has successfully managed several businesses and understands commercial imperatives. He is acutely focussed on solutions that deliver business results and provide a significant return on investment.

His clients include Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Leighton Contractors, Colonial First State GAM, BT Financial Group, Sibelco, BNP Paribas, ASIC, Westpac, ANSTO, Robust Resources, Macquarie Bank, Deutsche Bank, AMP, Perpetual Trustees, Qantas Credit Union, Department of Defence, Sydney Airport, Coty Australia, Clayton Utz and The Walkley Foundation.

Yves has worked in the theatre with Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia and many others. Films he has directed have appeared at festivals around the world winning several awards. Yves is a graduate of NIDA and AFTRS.

Michaela Fitzpatrick

Senior Consultant

A Psychotherapist and Training Consultant with 15 years experience, Michaela is a warm, dynamic facilitator who specializes in improving communication, performance and wellbeing.  From managing stress, change and conflict, to developing effective leader communications, Michaela combines psychological expertise with evidence-based strategies, to achieve optimum results.

Michaela has a great talent to create enjoyable and interactive training experiences. Her programs include Overcoming Workplace Stress, Conflict Resolution for Leaders & Teams and Assertive Communication. She also co-designed and co-facilitates Essential Communication for Leaders & Teams with Yves Stening.

Michaela has worked across multiple industries including Medical and Health Care, Legal, Accounting, Finance, Insurance, Advertising, Media and NGO’s.  She draws from extensive clinical experience and a broad academic background to deliver needs-based programs. Her qualifications include: Bachelor of Science Degree - Psychotherapy, Diploma in  Choice Theory & Lead Management, Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Certificate in Training & Development and a Certificate in Mediation

Michaela has also consulted to several media organisations providing guidance and advice on improved performance and wellbeing.  



Gabrielle Rogers

Voice Coach

Gabrielle is one of Australia's best voice coaches. She has assisted hundreds of people build their vocal presence and confidence when speaking. One's voice is often higher and thinner than it need be. Gabrielle tailors her work to each client's specific needs to ensure they have the correct exercises to deliver results.  Her theatre students have appeared in feature films, countless theatrical productions and television appearances. Her corporate clients hail from a range of industries including banking, insurance, manufacturing, science and government.  Gabrielle holds an Honours Degree in Literature, University of Sydney, a Licentiate, Trinity Colleage, London in Speech,  a Post-Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies, NIDA, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, and is a Member, VASTA. She has taught at Bell Shakespeare Company, NIDA, Sydney Theatre School, The Actors Centre Australia, Actors Studio Australia and the Actor's Pulse.  

Benita Collings

Facilitator
A highly experienced television presenter and corporate speaker, Benita has been teaching television presentation and corporate presentation skills since 1994. Benita uses NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) to assess management in behavioural and organisational change. Benita is certified in The Professional Trainers Program and is a regular facilitator in i-communicate programs.