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




From the C – suite to the employees at the front lines, I facilitate organizational transformations and team journeys that leverage the best of the individuals involved.

For private, public and non profit organizations, I have built high performance cultures, led large-scale Agile transformations, facilitated executive teams, and coached individual leaders. I have experience working across industries including healthcare, financial, tech, and engineering/testing. My background includes strategy development and implementation, organization and leadership development, merger implementation and sustainability consulting.


I combine a strategic, incisive approach with creative intuition to orchestrate large scale transformations. Combining business knowledge with a knack for the soft side of leadership development, clients describe me as sharp, creative and one who brings a sense of calm and stability to any group.

I enjoy creating space for individuals and teams to find common language and communicate at deeper levels to achieve desired results.


Ongoing support for global Pharmaceuticals company in its transformation to agile ways of working (team and executive coaching on DOING and BEING agile)


Designed and delivered a top team alignment and Agile process improvement workshop for a health services organization


Facilitated a series of 3 day offsites for 30 leaders from a global insurance organization attempting to shift mindsets/behaviors/culture toward collaboration across existing pre merger silos


Designed and delivered a program to activate and educate a network of change champions within a 50,000 employee insurance organization


Developed and facilitated a 3 day offsite meeting to align and inspire the leadership of a 3,000 employee organization in the energy field


Coached executives looking to make career changes and increase performance and satisfaction with life and career


  • Energy, Architecture, Environment and Sustainability

  • Financial services

  • Media

  • Professional services

  • Not-for-profits.

  • NGOs


  • Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College (2003)

  • Masters of Organization Development from Sonoma State University (2013).

  • Enterprise Agility Coach

  • Leadership Circle Profile certified

  • Gita Bellin Associates Lead Facilitator

  • Lead Facilitator Accredited, Inspired Leader Transformation Program using Barrett Values (2016)

  • Dynamic Governance trained

  • LEED Accredited Professional – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design