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Who We Are

 
    NICK BENNETT (FAIM, FAIPF) Partner – Minds Aligned

Facilitator, Coach and Accidental Adventurer, I have taken the path less travelled to explore life and follow my curiosity about people, business and the way events shape our lives.

I have been a policeman, trawler man, truck driver, hotelier, restaurateur, safari guide, worked with street kids, set up community projects and more.  I have assisted in establishing state-wide businesses, working with MDs and Chief Executives as the right hand for both strategic success, rationalisation and setting up for sale.

Due to that depth of experience and acquired knowledge, I am sought out as a coach facilitator to assist individuals, teams and organisations develop and deliver strategies to achieve their defined purpose or goal.

If you would like hear some of my background story, click here to listen to my interview with  Richard Fidler on his Conversations program from July 2014.

  • Member of International Coaching Federation (ICF)  and formerly Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Facilitators (FAIPF)
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Managment 
  • Master NLP Practitioner
  • Accredited practitioner of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Expanded Interpretive Report (EIR)
  • Accredited practitioner with Human Synergistics Tools - Life Styles Inventory (LSI) and Group Styles Inventory (GSI) and Organisational Culture Inventory (OCI)
  • Accredited practitioner of Values Journey and Understanding Your Leadership Style
  • Studied Conversational Intelligence with Judith Glaser


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ROWENA HARDY (APC) Partner – Minds Aligned

I am a performance coach, facilitator and practitioner with 30+ years in a variety of roles and industries including business development, sales and marketing, customer service, private healthcare, architectural design, furniture manufacturing, consulting, hospitality, travel, tourism and government, which provides a wealth of experience that I draw on in my current work.

I combine management and leadership expertise, clear communication, effective interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach which people find particularly valuable in the role of performance coach.  I also demonstrate a genuine interest in and care for people helping them to find their flow in all areas of life, particularly physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health which I see as being the foundation of overall well-being that creates a positive approach to life.  I am equally committed to my own continuous personal and professional awareness and development to ensure that my own life reflects that. 

I also regularly research and study new ideas, tools and techniques to include in my practice which enables me to select the most appropriate approach for each individual ensuring the most effective result.

If you would like to hear about some of the work I do, click here to see the topics I have covered so far on Kim Kleidon's breakfast programme on ABC Tropical North 

  • Accredited Professional Coach (APC) with ANZIC
  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Neuroscience of Leadership
  • Master NLP Practitioner
  • Accredited practitioner of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Expanded Interpretive Report (EIR)
  • Accredited practitioner with Human Synergistics Tools - Life Styles Inventory (LSI) and Group Styles Inventory (GSI)
  • Accredited practitioner of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques or Meridian Tapping) with AAMET
  • Certified practitioner of TBT (Trauma Buster Technique)
  • Studied Conversational Intelligence with Judith Glaser
  • Qualified in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Currently training to be safeTALK facilitator