Our Team

Our Team: An Associate Model


In order to maintain competitive prices as well as meet the demands of our clients, Seedling CTS utilises a deep, highly talented associate network that has been built through many years and rests on trust, strong relationship and demonstrated exceptional quality.

Our network of facilitators, designers and coaches ensures that no job is too large to service, and, by operating on an associate level, reduced overheads lead to a pricing structure that is surprisingly low for the quality of service, experience and commitment you will receive.

Simon Wood
DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Simon has been helping organisations and individuals to build their leadership strength for over twelve years. Proven results, a client focus and a love of learning enables him to deliver tailored, nuanced and effective end-to-end solutions, from consultation and design through to delivering training and coaching.

Simon’s background in psychology and coaching enables him to think critically and to design learning programs based on evidence; his performance background enables him to communicate persuasively and deliver strongly in the room; his business experience enables him to adapt to difference contexts quickly, draw key stakeholders together to align direction with a view to creating a leadership architecture that delivers bottom line results.

He has worked across all sectors, from financial services to manufacturing, with some of Australia’s (and the world’s) biggest brands, delivering solutions around Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe and the USA.

Whether coaching C-suite executives or helping first time team leaders, he is a passionate about unearthing people’s leadership potential, so they can achieve their results, help their teams and businesses perform and ultimately live happier, more productive lives at work.
Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma Psychology, Monash University (2012)
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (2009)
  • Bachelor of Dramatic Art, NIDA, (2001)
  • LMAP 360 ° Psychometric Accreditation (2013)
  • Intensive Coach Training, Results Coaching Systems (2010)
  • Executive Coaching Level 1, Institute of Executive Coaching (2009)
  • DISC Accreditation, Corporate Plus, (2006) (Integro) 2015

Angela Twigg
Associate Consultant

Angela has been working as a skilled facilitator, trainer, actor, and coach for the last 17 years and has been involved in theatre and television for the last 20 years

Angela has a passion for adult learning and particularly enjoys taking organisational leaders on a learning journey to be the best they can be through self awareness and effective communication. In particular, developing leaders to manage, motivate and coach their staff to reach their full potential.

Angela has worked extensively in organisations in developing leaders’ capacity to influence an audience. To present, engage and influence an audience, whether it is in the boardroom, the meeting room, in front of a camera to the media, the skills are the same. Presence, control, engagement, authenticity and the ability to understand how to tailor your message to your audience is critical to influencing them.

Angela has also partnered with many organisations as a professional actor/role player. Working with participants to develop their leadership capability, Angela has played many roles to stretch and develop leaders through development and assessment centres and through various workshop situations.

Angela has trained/coached all levels within organisations in workshops around effective communication:

Angela’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne
  • Certification Acting Studio (Acting)
  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator™
  • DiSC diagnostic™
  • Cert IV Workplace Training and Assessment

Angela has worked in Australia for the most part and has also worked in Europe, Asia and the US and is the Director of Angela Twigg Consulting Pty Ltd.

Duncan Young
Associate Consultant

Duncan’s credentials combine a diversity of education, training and practical experience. He completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English drama in 1991 and then went on to complete a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).

Duncan has been working as an organisational development consultant and executive coach since 1998. He is accredited in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, the L-Map leadership-coaching tool and the DISC diagnostic system. He is also an accredited executive coach through the Institute of Executive Coaching. He has delivered and designed programs in leadership, change management, diversity, pitching & presentation skills, sales & business development, influencing, negotiation and media skills to a broad range of clients from both the private and public sectors. One of his great strengths is being able to work effortlessly at any level of an organization from CEO to frontline staff.

Duncan has implemented training programs and executive coaching throughout Asia Pacific and Europe across a broad range of industries and clients.

Duncan’s approach to his work combines the most up to date theories on leadership with a pragmatic understanding of real-world challenges.

Qualifications and Accreditation

  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Dramatic Art (NIDA)
  • Level 2 Executive Coach Certification (Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership)
  • Myers Brigg Type Indicator
  • L-Map Leadership Assessment and Coaching Tool
  • DISC personality profile system
  • Open Space Technology Facilitation

Awards

Duncan has received an International Business Award (‘Stevie’) for his design work on a diversity program for an international pharmaceutical company. This same program also was awarded platinum status (highest award) at the Learn X industry awards.
Duncan was lead designer on a leadership program that received ‘gold’ status at the Learn X awards.

Duncan is the Director of Duncan Young Consulting Pty Ltd

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Matt Boesenberg
Associate Consultant

Matt specialises in coaching executives, partners and senior leaders to maximise outcomes both professionally and personally. He has over 20 years experience with leadership, communication and understanding human behaviour.

Matt’s background in professional services, acting, facilitation and coaching has seen him in high demand both internationally and domestically. He has expertise across a range of industries including the judicial and legal sector, financial services, medical, commercial, entertainment, government and other sectors.

Raj Sidhu
Associate Consultant

Raj is works in the corporate and business sector as a teacher, facilitator and actor. He designs and delivers programs in leadership presence, communication strategy, leadership capability, behavioural insight and culture change, diversity and unconscious bias, conflict resolution, strategic thinking and planning, sales development, media coaching and presentation skills.

He is a co founder and company director of RealPlay Media and a pioneer in Theatre in Business in Australia along with Grant Dodwell.

Raj studied sociology, psychology, drama and philosophy at Flinders University and has a degree in Performance as a NIDA graduate.

Raj is a certified consultant and trainer in Human Synergistic LSI and OCI tools and has been providing group and individual executive coaching to DISC, MBTI, Decision Dynamics, and other psychometric insight tools over the past 18 years

Jamie Unicomb
Associate consultant

Combining 10+ years of corporate facilitation experience and an extensive background in the performing and culinary arts, Jamie run Team Cuisine, a business specializing in fun, immersive cooking experiences that bring people together, celebrate success and drive productivity.

Scalable in intensity anywhere from a fun bonding experience all the way through to targeted outcomes, it’s like a mini Master chef but with less tears, more wine and some healthy competition.

Annie Maynard
Associate Consultant

After graduating from NIDA in 2004, Annie worked extensively in theatre including Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, South Australian Theatre Co, Queensland Theatre Co, Griffin Theatre, alongside John Cleese in Just For Laughs and more. She volunteered as a Board Member for Make A Difference, a charity of last resort for nearly 4 years, where she discovered a passion for communicating with clients in difficult circumstances. This lead her to pursue a career in adult learning along side working professionally as an actor and voice over artist.

Annie has combined her acting background in the communication and leadership space since 2009 and has delivered a plethora of programs from C-Suite to Grad level in Professional Services, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Legal Services, Not for Profit Organisations, Government, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical, Community Outreach, Health, Higher Education and more. She is particularly passionate about fostering resilience and authenticity.

Her television credits include the lead character Bess in Upper Middle Bogan as well as roles in Dead Lucky, Puberty Blues, Spirited, A Moody Christmas, Rake, Cleo: Birth of the Paper Giants, Tricky Business, and All Saints.

Paul Goddard
Associate Consultant

Paul Goddard has a long held passion for helping others to develop their communication and leadership skills. He has combined his studies in executive coaching, conflict resolution, and the social sciences, with his extensive experience as an actor to enable him to provide practical and empowering training and coaching in a workplace context.

Paul graduated from the National Institute of Drama in the mid 80s and quickly established himself as a lead actor with the major Australian theatre companies appearing in over 25 productions for the Sydney Theatre Company. Throughout the 80s, 90s and early 2000s Paul worked across all performance mediums, theatre; film; TV; and radio.

With a thirst for continuous professional and personal development Paul undertook studies at Sydney University in the early 90s, gaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/Social Sciences. In the mid 2000s Paul began a second career in learning and development.
For over a decade now, Paul has worked as a facilitator, trainer and professional actor/role player for many major Australian corporations as well as many federal and state departments.

His approach to training is to ensure that there is a learning environment conducive to the exploration of new skills and that clients and participants feel empowered by the experience, ready to consolidate and continue the learning in the workplace.
Paul’s corporate clients include: AstraZeneca; Argyle Diamond Mines; PWC; Clayton Utz; Optus; Canon; McGrathNicol; IBM; NAB; Telstra.
Paul’s public sector clients include: The Prime Minister's Office; APRA; DEWHA; DADHC; Australian Customs; CSIRO; NSW Treasury.

Her television credits include the lead character Bess in Upper Middle Bogan as well as roles in Dead Lucky, Puberty Blues, Spirited, A Moody Christmas, Rake, Cleo: Birth of the Paper Giants, Tricky Business, and All Saints.

QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATION

  • Diploma of Dramatic Art - NIDA
  • Bachelor Degree in Economics/Social Science – University of Sydney
  • Conflict resolution studies – Conflict Resolution Network
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training – Mr Wed
  • Certificate IV in Small Business – ESBEC
  • Exective Coaching Level 2 Certificate – Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership