Australia, USA and UK





Caroline brings 25 years of global experience as a researcher, designer and facilitator of the mindset and capability work that supports successful organisational and personal transformation. 


Her passion is transforming “what’s possible” for individuals, teams and organisations and their performance, through interventions that focus on authenticity and resilience, and aligning individual and organisational purpose and meaning. She has a deep understanding of what it takes for leaders to lead from Be-ing rather than Do-ing. 


Her intention is that the work be empowering, purposeful, increases our capacity to influence with integrity and to  make sense of the complex world we live in. 


Founding facilitator of Mindset and Capabilities division of McKinsey and Company. Serving leading global companies on leadership, individual and cultural transformation. 

Winner of  2010 Australian Banking and Finance Industry  ‘Best Career Development Program’, designed for  Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s CommLeader suite of programmes. Key designer and facilitator of these programs. Caroline continues to partner on the delivery and continued process improvement of these courses. 


Extensive experience in ‘The Inner Game of Leadership’, which includes what it takes to lead powerfully from Be-ing rather than Do-ing, allowing leaders to make transformational shifts in their own internal operating system, at the same time building  more internal resilience and resourcefulness.  

International leadership experience. Designing and facilitating leadership programs in India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Kenya, Europe, Brazil, China, Indonesia and Mauritius. 


Empowerment: Working with local communities and NGOs to empower communities to move from a victim mindset to empowering one. 

History of working in Women in Leadership programs and Rural Youth Forums. Innovative work looking at core influence frameworks in organisational and personal transformation using new thinking in connecting mindsets and somatics (neuro biology, resilience and wellbeing), and in building people’s capacity to focus attention. 

Executive Coach. Coaching senior executives, including top teams. Director of Conflict Resolution Network Training Support, part of The Conflict Resolution Network,  founded in 1986 under the auspices of the United Nations Association of Australia.


  • Oil, Gas and Mining

  • Financial services and Banking

  • Media (radio and television)

  • Telecommunications

  • Professional services

  • Not-for-profits. NGOs



  • Human Synergistics Tools (LSI and GSI)

  • DiSC: Accreditation in Personality Styles

  • The Leadership Circle

  • Sir John Whitmore and Tim Gallway: The Inner Game

  • Barrett Values Centre: Corporate Transformation Tools

  • GBA/McKinsey: Accredited as Lead Facilitator, Personal Transformation

  • The Conflict Resolution Network:  Mediation and Conflict Resolution

  • Drs Julie Henderson and Tony Richardson: 10 years research into resilience, renewal and somatics



  • Director of NGO working in Northern India and Tibet




Elea is a clinical neuropsychologist with more than 18 years of experience in the field.  She was trained in both psychotherapy and neuropsychological/ psychological assessment. Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between how our brain functions and our behaviour. Neuropsychologists help us to understand the positive and negative cycles in our lives - including cognitive, emotional, and social patterns of functioning. They have become increasingly involved in the wider application of their skills to groups and organisations - while understanding that it is the individuals in those groups that drive the success of the organisation.


Elea completed her internship and postdoctoral training at St Mary’s Medical Centre in San Francisco. Her work primarily focused on individual consultation and neuropsychological assessment. She worked with adults, children and adolescents with a range of complex cognitive challenges, psychiatric and functional difficulties, developmental disorders, dementia, mental illness and trauma. She worked with individuals and groups.


Elea consults and provides services to organisations to better understand and provide support to employees. She also consults to schools who are attempting to provide appropriate services for students and individuals who need to find their niche in their world.


Elea‘s depth of understanding in neuroscience and the most up to date research, supports her role as thought partner, researcher and advisor at The Leadership Tree. Her passion is about creating interventions that strengthen success, health and resilience. It is about creating new pathways in our brain to move off the endless wheel of repetition - to a new road that supports innovation, hope and drive.



Elea lives a full and rewarding life in San Francisco with her three daughters and husband Jacques, who is an acupuncturist and chef




Lanja works with senior and executive leaders and teams to address performance-limiting mindsets and build strategic alignment. She has a unique ability to work with individuals and teams to create profound behavioural and cultural shifts while sharpening the team’s strategic focus.

Her work in leadership, team effectiveness and cultural transformation is underpinned by strong project direction and advisory skills developed over a career spanning investment banking, strategy consulting and transformational facilitation.


Cultural Transformation – cultural diagnostics and transformation programs to address and align mindsets, behaviours, and organisational systems and structures with a new vision or direction.

Team Effectiveness – facilitating top team sessions to clarify and align on the team’s strategic mandate and develop the awareness and discipline to operate as a high performing team in their day to day operations.

Leadership Capability Building – customized development experiences to expand leaders’ capacity to address complex strategic challenges and change initiatives both within the organisation and in society.

Strategy – working with senior teams to develop, refine and create organisational alignment with a new strategic direction, vision or business opportunity. As a McKinsey consultant, advised clients on strategic growth opportunities and operational improvement.

Developed and delivered a performance improvement and cultural transformation program for a large Brazilian bank, including: design, pilot and rollout of 3-day workshops for senior leaders and middle managers; skills training for staff; embedding sessions; and team effectiveness sessions to address team dynamics in the executive team.

Designed and facilitated a series of customized 2-day offsites for the leadership team of a mid-size investment management firm, including: vision setting and strategic direction, team alignment, roles and responsibilities, and leadership transformation.

Designed and delivered a pioneering leadership program in partnership with The Hunger Project and McKinsey. Leaders of a large Australian bank travelled to rural India to experience leadership in the most difficult circumstances of hunger, poverty and suppression of women leaders. Subsequent workshops developed leaders’ ability to apply learnings from India and lead the change within their division to deliver on a new strategy and vision.


Lanja’s advisory experience spans the globe and industries in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

  • Financial services

  • Education

  • Energy

  • Environment

  • Food manufacturing

  • Real estate

  • Telecommunications

  • Aged care

  • Aerospace

  • Retailing

  • Human and social services


  • Master of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

  • Honours Bachelor of Arts

  • Barrett Cultural Transformation Tools (CTT)

  • MBTI, DiSC and Birkman Method assessment tools

  • Master Practitioner in neuro-linguistic programing (NLP) and Time-Line Therapy

  • Transformative Education International professional accreditation program in cathartic breathwork

  • Facilitator Development Program, McKinsey & Company and Gita Bellin & Associates (2003)