Holistic Leadership & Executive Coach
Amelia is a certified Holistic Leadership and Executive Coach. She is dedicated to transforming creative executives, professionals and entrepreneurs into conscious, authentic leaders in all aspects of work and life.
With a dynamic career in corporate leadership, Amelia holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Sydney. She further solidified her expertise by achieving first class honours in her Masters Thesis in ecology.
Amelia’s professional career began at an environmental consulting firm where she meaningfully contributed to ecological preservation. She then moved on to co-found a 'Creatives Without Borders' initiative which spearheaded creative social development projects in East Africa, demonstrating her commitment to global impact.
Amelia integrated her experiences into the corporate landscape in New York. As the Product Marketing Director at Refinery29, she played a pivotal role in bridging the gap between understanding customer and client behaviour by prioritising a deep understanding of the human experience.
In her leadership coaching practice, Amelia draws on the wisdom gained from her academic background and her certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence. She
has a profound ability to connect with people and is passionate about building high performance. She helps clients navigate challenges and transitions and fosters a holistic understanding of themselves, their peers and the dynamic world around them.
"My expertise in ecology plays a crucial role in who I am and how I coach. Businesses and individuals are well served when they are informed and inspired by the natural world around us”.
After 11 years in New York, she now primarily calls Sydney home where she works with global clients virtually. She spends her spare time hanging out with her two kids, husband and chocolate Labrador at her local beach, practicing yoga and pilates, and road tripping up and down the coast.
Training & accreditation
- CERTIFIED EXECUTIVE COACH (PCC), INTERNATIONAL COACHING FEDERATION (ICF)
- CERTIFIED EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ASSESSOR (EQAC), SIX SECONDS THE EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE NETWORK, NEW YORK
- MASTER’S DEGREE: BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
- BACHELOR’S DEGREE: ANTHROPOLOGY + BIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
AMELIA HAS WORKED WITH CLIENTS FROM COMPANIES LIKE:
Amelia spent time working on social and community development programs in Costa Rica
Amelia studied at the University of Sydney, Australia eventually receiving a degree in Biology and Anthropology and went on to complete a Masters in Ecology for which she received first class honors. She also worked at the Australian Geographic as a researcher and writer.
Amelia worked as an environmental consultant, helping multinational corporations to build development programs in Australia, Europe, South America and East Africa.
Amelia co-founded the ‘creatives without borders’ social business, Komai, where she worked in Southeast Africa developing music education initiatives in collaboration with The New School in New York.
Amelia was recruited by Refinery29 in New York to help them understand and connect with the female millennial audience. She became the Director of Product Marketing and first experienced leadership coaching and fell in love with the philosophy.
Amelia became a certified executive coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and founded her own coaching practice based out of NYC, New York and Sydney, Australia.
Why accreditation matters
Coaching is a wide and diverse industry, both in subject matter as well as renown. As a client, it can be difficult to navigate the range of claims, stories, testimonials and services offered by those who call themselves coaches. Unlike psychologists, coaches are not legally required to become accredited or certified in order to use the title of coach. Theoretically, this means that anyone can call themselves a coach, regardless of the amount of training or experience they’ve undergone. This makes life harder for those seeking a coach because it’s even more difficult to determine who actually has the skill set and instruction to help you on your journey.
For this reason, accreditation from an institution is paramount. The main accrediting body in coaching is the International Coaching Federation (ICF). In order to become accredited, coaches must undergo rigorous study, training, mentoring and examination. They also must continue their studies in order to keep their accreditation.
When a coach is accredited through the ICF, you can rest assured that they have the necessary training and experience for their coaching practice, just as any professional degree.
“Working with Amelia was a truly transformational experience. She really helped me through some big questions and pushed me to reframe my thinking so I could approach life in new ways. Rather than addressing each problem directly with straightforward action items, she challenged my assumptions and guided me to understand my goals and motivations at a deeper level.”