our people


Mim Bartlett

Managing Director, Mim Bartlett Consulting

Mim Bartlett is a highly successful facilitator, executive coach, keynote speaker, collaborator and connector, with more than 19 years’ experience delivering career development, leadership and resilience programs and coaching that increase executive’s confidence, success and optimism for clients such as ANZ, Bluescope Steel and Aesop.

Mim is the creator of ChangeUp, a high impact leadership and wellbeing program focused on providing managers and executives with the tools to unlock the potential of their personal and professional success. Her programs inspire and support personal transformation and authentic leadership, empowering individuals to be their best possible selves, and to lead with greater confidence. She is also a devoted advocate for gender equality and empowerment.

Mim has also spent six years living and working in China, Hong Kong and Singapore, ensuring her keen appreciation of cultural diversity. Fluent in Chinese, Mim’s experience working for various multinational companies in law, sales and marketing ensures her strong foundation to connect with a range of people across various industries.

Mim holds a double Law/Arts degree from Melbourne University, with a Major in Mandarin Chinese language. Mim has worked at King and Wood Mallesons in Melbourne and ABN AMRO (in-house) in Singapore. She also worked in sports marketing and sales/marketing in consumer goods for six years in Hong Kong, Singapore and China. She is a qualified Gestalt psychotherapist and has Executive Coach and ACT qualifications.

Mim is the 2015 winner of the Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. She is also deeply involved in social justice advocacy and has a long-term relationship with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre as well as being an Ambassador for the Human Rights Art and Film Festival.


Anita Tesoriero

Anita Tesoriero is a registered Psychologist. She has broad experience in organisation development, large scale cultural change, leadership development, coaching, facilitation, counselling and mediation.

She has successfully delivered services across a wide range of industries, including local and state government, manufacturing, finance, retail and banking, and has worked with many large organisations, including Department of Primary Industries, Frankston City Council, Nillumbik Shire Council, City of Casey, BHP, Ericsson, Coles Myer, ANZ, NAB and Cadbury.

Over the past 19 years she has had extensive experience as a coach and facilitator and has delivered many training and development programs in the areas of conflict management, emotional intelligence, leadership development, team building, management skills, communication and change management.

Anita is accredited in the use of a variety of developmental tools, including the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), TMI (Team Management Index), DiSC Behavioural Profile, EQ-I-Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory and the Realise 2 Strengths Inventory.

Her professional areas of interest include Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Neuroscience and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy). This interest and expertise is reflected in all of her client interactions. Anita enjoys working with a diverse range of people at all levels within the company and is committed to developing interventions that allow individuals and the organisations in which they work, to flourish and thrive.


Ian Ward Ambler

Ian draws on his background as a senior leader in the finance industry to facilitate meaningful and engaging coaching that delivers transformative results for our clients.

Ian pursued his career in executive coaching after retiring as the CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Australasia in 2012. His passion for coaching followed an experience he had as a coachee at Goldman Sachs that had a profound impact on his personal and professional life.

Known for his pragmatic approach, Ian ask clients the tough questions, supporting and challenging them to unearth their true leadership potential. Ian has coached clients at all levels of public and private sector organisations across a broad range of industries, including finance, legal, agriculture, automotive, pharmaceuticals, software, education and consulting.

His approach is reinforced by his insights gained over years as a key decision maker and Director on various Boards and committees. Ian currently serves as Deputy Chair of Voyagers Indigenous Tourism, the holding company of the Ayers Rock Resort where he also chairs the Mutitjulu Foundation. Ian is Chair of the Finance, Legal and Investment Board Committee of the Indigenous Land Corporation; Trustee Director of CBA Group Superannuation Fund; Director of Trinity College; Chair of the Indigenous Program Steering Committee at Melbourne Grammar School; Advisory Board Member, Indigenous Leadership, Excellence and Achievement Program (ILEAP) at Melbourne University; and a Director of Foundation 59.

Ian is a Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) Accredited Coach, and is Australian Institute of Executive Coaching Level 1 qualified. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Melbourne University, majoring in Economics and Philosophy. Ian attended the Advanced Management Program, INSEAD, France, and is currently studying a Graduate Diploma of Counselling at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.


Cindy Moussi

Cindy Moussi is a management consultant with expertise in delivering personal and organisational transformation. She brings a specialist mix of organisational development experience and over a decade of facilitation and executive coaching practice.

Cindy’s skills as both an internal and external consultant in numerous industries ranging from construction to retail, to the public sector and entrepreneurial businesses, clearly indicate her preparedness to take on challenging projects and also her proficiency to relate to a wide range of clients.

She is passionate about designing and developing strategic business planning processes and then translating them into clear actions and accountabilities for delivery in organisations. Her capabilities include collaborating with governance groups; directors and senior management teams; bridging performance gaps and resolving underperformance; mediating conflict and managing high level complex problem solving issues on multifaceted projects. The manifestation of Cindy’s work consistently delivers improved levels of capability which leverage the potential to meet strategic and financial outcomes.

Cindy is known for her ability to gain client confidence, establish strong levels of trust and build enduring relationships at all operational levels. She is a Doctor of Philosophy and coupled with her intellectual rigour, her capability to research the needs of an organisation, Cindy can quickly ascertain the requisites for bringing projects to successful outcomes.

As professional project consultant Cindy is accomplished in: strategic business planning and execution leadership development / capacity building / high performing teams / stakeholder management / relationship builder / organisation transformation / coaching / mentoring facilitation / moderation / mediation mindfulness in the workplace / cross function crisis management and solving wicked problems.

Cindy has published her first book, Beyond Superwoman. She is passionate about women reaching their full potential while managing their emotional, physical and mental health. She lives on 10 acres in Central Victoria where she is nourished by the land.


Dr Tom Verghese

Dr Tom Verghese is an internationally renowned consultant, presenter, author and founder of Cultural Synergies. He is a dynamic, enthusiastic, passionate, energetic, highly experienced and results focussed professional. Tom is the author of ‘The Invisible Elephant – Exploring Cultural Awareness 2nd edition’ and the co-author of ‘The Pillars of Growth – The Keys to Getting Exponential Growth in Your Business Today.’

Tom’s consulting and coaching expertise extends globally. Over the past 23 years, he has acquired extensive experience working with a diverse range of global organisations and global leaders from different cultures around the world. Tom brings practical knowledge, candour, mindfulness and wisdom to his client interventions. Some of the organisations he has worked with include Sara Lee, Microsoft, ANZ Bank, Autoliv, Walt Disney, Cadbury-Schweppes, Honda, BP, Infosys, BP, Melbourne Business School, AmBank and Shell. With the not for profit sector, he is involved in ICARN (Inter-country Adopted Parents Resource Network) and Gallery Sunshine Everywhere.

His qualifications, global experience and diverse array of clients, coupled with his multicultural skills, position him as a leading international specialist in the areas of executive education for global leaders. Tom holds a diploma in management and a Masters in Education and Training. His doctoral thesis explored the link between Cultural Intelligence and Effective Global Leadership. He is considered a thought leader in the field of Cultural Intelligence. He serves as an expert panelist on the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks.

Tom speaks a number of different Asian languages. Of Indian origin, born and raised in multi-ethnic Malaysia, he moved to Australia more then 30 years ago as a foreign student. He lives in Melbourne with his English born wife and two children.