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Art of Communicating’s leadership and communication trainers and coaches are available to assist you to improve your business, career and personal growth through public courses, personal coaching and in-house business training programs.

Charmaine Burke, Founder & Training Director, Art of Communicating


Charmaine Burke

Founder and Training Director

Charmaine is the lead trainer at Art of Communicating.

She developed a strong passion and rich understanding of the power of communication and leadership from the moment she began her career at IBM.

The desire to create her own business took hold in 1990.  She studied and developed her own successful businesses (ROM’n Around and English Software), which supplied academic institutions around the world, specialising in programs to help people read, write and communicate in English.  

Executive Results CoachShe has 20 years experience in managing and leading teams, over a decade in creating and facilitating training programs, and she is proud of the phenomenal leadership and communication trainers and coaches, here at Art of Communicating.

  • Nationally Accredited Cert IV in Training and Assessment 
  • Certified Executive Results Coach 
  • NLP PractitionerC Burke, Distinguished Toastmaster
  • Distinguished Toastmaster – Leadership and Communication
  • Voice and Speech Specialist (NIDA)
  • Fine Arts Diploma
  • Coaching Success Foundations 
  • Business Administration Cert IV.

Charmaine Burke - Award-winning speaker

As a Distinguished Toastmaster, she has also been a Club Coach, Distinguished Club President, Distinguished Area Director, and an award-winning public speaker in numerous Toastmasters International Speech Competitions.

Karen Love, Executive Coach, Art of Communicating

Karen Love

Executive Leadership Coach, Mediator & Counsellor

Karen is a highly experienced executive Leadership Coach & Counsellor.  Having worked in many places around the world, Karen has extensive experience in change management, transformational consulting, mediation, psychotherapy and counselling, and training facilitation.

Her qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education in Adult Education
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment   
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling
  • Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Management)
  • Accredited Mediator – Mediation Training
  • Positive Psychology Diploma
  • Accredited Executive, Organisational and Leadership Coach
Lauren Burke - Coach, Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Lauren Burke

Counsellor and Psychotherapist

As your coach, Lauren will guide you on your journey so you can find deeper answers and choices to move beyond whatever is holding you back, create new mindsets and behaviours, and shift your perception of what is possible.
She combines this skill with being a Counsellor, qualified in holistic therapy.   She will help you to explore life’s challenges, celebrations, and your internal landscape and external experiences, to find understanding, ease and illuminate new pathways forward.
Her qualifications include:

  •  Professional Training in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy (PACFA registration no. 27486) – Metavision Institute
  • Yoga Teacher Training (Yoga Alliance registered member) – Sacred Seeds Yoga School 
  • Certified Results Coaching – Authentic Education 
  • Certificate IV Adventure Guiding and Certificate III Outdoor Recreation – TasTAFE 
  • Natural environment and wilderness studies at the University of Tasmania, psychology of yoga, non-violent communication.

See more details here: Lauren Burke – Mountain Bird Wellness

Jemma Burke, Yoga & Mindfulness Teacher, Art of Communicating

Jemma Burke

Mindfulness Teacher

Jemma is a Yoga Teacher, trained at Bija Yoga, Tasmania.  She constantly enriches her skills in Yoga, Reiki and Mindfulness and has travelled the world practising with leading teachers in Indonesia, India and Nepal.  She is also a qualified fine-artist, (BA Fine Art) so she incorporates her creativity into all the work she develops.

Mindfulness Training in business is relatively new to the workplace, however many companies are finding it reduces stress and absenteeism, increases productivity, develops better leaders, and generates more creative workplaces. It also enhances cognitive thinking skills and triggers more imaginative solutions.

Jemma’s skill is in helping your staff to be aware of what is really happening in the moment, how to decrease stress, improve well-being and mental alertness, manage emotions, develop social intelligence, and improve creativity in the workplace.

Her ability to blend mindfulness practices with yoga also contributes to the success of her training outcomes.  As one of our unique mindfulness trainers at Art of Communicating, Jemma’s sessions are always beautiful, balanced, harmonious and very well received by attendees.

Alfa Jones - Leadership and communication trainer and coach, Art of Communicating

Alfa Jones

Trainer, Corporate and Vocational Sectors

Alfa brings more than 20 years of private and government sector training experience to Art of Communicating, from a diverse array of industries including recruitment, finance, insurance, industrial, construction and education.

Alfa is a fully qualified Adult Educator and Trainer (B Ad Edu) with Adv Dip Commerce, and Cert IV Training and Assessment (TAE 40110).

She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and leader. She chartered the highly successful Manly Multilingual Toastmasters Club in Sydney and was Toastmasters Area 22 Governor, District 70, 2011-2012. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Training & Development, and a member of UTS Alumni Association.

As a valued trainer at Art of Communicating, Alfa is committed to delivering exceptional educational experiences, and building strong, long-standing relationships with clients to obtain the best possible outcomes.

Would you like to discuss your training needs?

Email: training@artofcommunicating.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)40 105 9934