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Meet the Co-Directors and consciously selected team members who have partnered to deliver a high standard of service utilising theory and experience in practice and life. We believe the best service is provided through the matching of facilitator to the need of the workplace and have a team with individualistic styles, passions and skills.
Ba Social Work, M. Management. Cert IV Workplace Training & Assessment.
Additional training and qualifications: Managing Vicarious Trauma, Recognise and respond appropriately to domestic and family violence, Safe & Together Model.
Kat is first and foremost a Social Worker (BA) who has built on her approach with a paediatric, trauma-informed lens; has diversified her skillset through a Master’s degree in Management; and is an outstanding trainer in her own right. Kat has worked in a variety of roles across Australia and overseas delivering training, walking alongside of families who have experienced domestic and family violence and is skilled at developing materials to create respectful workplaces.
Kat draws from her experience at the Emergency Department at The Royal Children’s Hospital (Victoria) where she assisted in facilitating the domestic and family violence workplace training for all Victorian staff in health care settings to respond to front-facing clients.
Kat’s facilitation-style has been described by participant’s as highly responsive and engaging. In addition to this, Kat ensures that her delivery is tailored and attuned to the client group. She thrives on robust and challenging discussions and is passionate about changing the world.
Kat has a lived experience of domestic and family violence, and she brings both her professional experience as a Social Worker of 19 years combined with a lived experience of this topic into the work that she does in creating respectful conversations within the workplace.
Kat is highly adept at establishing positive and professional relationships with people from diverse backgrounds and experience. In addition, whilst Kat is primarily responsible for developing the training content for our collective team, Kat is skilled and experienced in public speaking, training, health care and leadership with demonstrated experience in developing evidenced based training material as well as using adult learning pedagogies to deliver engaging face to face and virtual training sessions.
Outside of work, you will find Kat on weekends spending time with her young family, attempting to train for various fun runs as well as trying to complete the never ending task of renovating an old Queenslander home.
BA Social Work; Graduate Diploma Family Dispute Resolution; Diploma Community Services Co-ordination & Cert IV in Community Development.
Over the past decade, Matt has managed the delivery of more than 3000 hours of workplace domestic and family violence training to more than 20,000 participants across the public and private sectors. He has worked alongside the Government, mining, construction, accountancy and law firms supporting them to develop their maturity in addressing the impacts of domestic and family violence. He has also co-ordinate the delivery of industry leading eLearning and perpetrator resources for workplaces.
Matt is passionate about supporting workplaces to embrace cultural change and best practice policy and resources to support all those affected by DFV.
Matt is also a qualified social worker, family dispute resolution practitioner, trainer and facilitator, Matt is committed to supporting healthy and respectful relationships and creating positive change at home and in the work place.
Matt additionally continues to support families and individuals in a one on one or group basis and has also previously worked with young people in school-based domestic and family violence and sexual assault prevention programs. Matt is passionate about working with fathers from diverse backgrounds through exploring their roles in greater depth and focussing on personal development, communication and parenting skills. Throughout these opportunities, they have provided Matt with a unique insight into the factors that contribute to family breakdown and violence.
When Matt is not facilitating workshops and training sessions, you will find him with his wife and three amazing children, out boating, fishing or riding his mountain bike.
Diploma of Social Housing 2013; Certificate IV Social Housing 2012; The Art of Being Facilitative; Colour Spectrums Certified Facilitator
Jacque is a survivor of domestic and family violence, a champion for change and brings a lived workplace experience to the table. Jacque has gained in-depth knowledge and experience in workplace prevention and is passionate about supporting workplaces and communities to be part of the change. Jacque is deeply passionate about making a difference to people’s lives and draws upon her prior experience as a CEO, expert facilitator and having worked in the refuge sector
Placing a strong value on equity across gender, accessibility to support services and prevention strategies to minimise harm; Jacque approach foster’s diversity and inclusion. As an innovative professional, Jacque is solutions-oriented and works collaboratively with workplaces to embed sustainable strategies to create cultural change.
Jacque has well-developed communication and rapport-building strengths and is skilled and experienced in public speaking. Jacque has been invited to speak at corporate, Government and community events across Australia to increase awareness and education about DFV through the lens of a survivor.
Jacque brings to the table extensive experience developing and delivering workplace domestic and family violence programs to both the public sector and private organisations. Jacque has a breadth of expertise in facilitating adult learning and program management with training/upskilling workplace representatives’ knowledge and capacity.
Jacque is dedicated to educating and supporting businesses to make workplaces safer environments, where conversations about domestic and family violence can take place, without creating further stigma, shame, and fear.
Jacque is a mother, a grandmother of 4 and spends her time outside of work making memories with family, friends and loved ones.