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.
She 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.
She holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110); NLP Practitioner; Distinguished Toastmaster in Leadership and Communication; Voice and Speech Specialist (NIDA); Fine Arts Diploma; Foundations of Coaching Success; and Business Administration Cert IV.
Charmaine is also a Distinguished Toastmaster, club coach, Area Director, and an award-winning public speaker in numerous Toastmasters International Speech Competitions.
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.
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.
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, and develop social intelligence.
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.
Leadership and Communication Coach
Karen is a highly experienced executive leadership coach. She has an in-depth HR background in learning and development, facilitation & training, change management, transformation consulting, as well as coaching, psychotherapy and counselling.
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
Executive Leadership and Management Consultant
John is an experienced senior executive with an extensive track record of leading and developing high achieving teams in Australia and New Zealand in the information technology industry. He is currently appointed to NSW State Government and Not For Profit Boards.
With strong conceptual, strategic and analytical skills he has developed and enabled many successful teams; built sales strategies; negotiated joint outcomes; lead global business transformation and change projects; and delivered solutions across many industries including: Federal and State Public Sector, Local Government, Higher Education, Banking and Financial Services and SME’s.
Qualifications include: MA (Banking Management); BA (Economics); Summit Advanced Management & Leadership – Boston University; Advanced Negotiation, Ethics and Value Creation – (Singapore); MIT – Advanced Leadership; Oracle Asia Pacific and Japan Leaders Forum; IBM Asia Pacific Leaders Academy, IBM Sales Profession Council; IBM Integrated Leadership Team