Innovative Leadership & Management Consulting

Discover what's really going on

Is the ‘tried & tested’ approach no longer working for you?  We offer clients new and creative ways to understand and deal with complex challenges and difficult problems.

The result is improved organisational leadership, work culture, structure, systems and processes.

“Working with a client is about slowing down enough to tune into what is really keeping the organisation stuck.  It’s about creating opportunities for clients to have their own ‘aha’ moment and then act on this insight to achieve the change they seek.”
Dr Brigid Nossal, Director of Consulting NIODA

Seeking a new approach?

Innovative and insightful consulting approaches help you create real change

We work with you to explore the conscious and practical dimensions of organisational life, while also paying attention to the unconsious or hidden aspects. This approach reveals what is really going on; it is only in this way that enduring change can be achieved. It is easy to solve the problems that you know how to solve, but are they the problems that you actually have?

Real change is possible

Our Specialist Consultants…

We are not-for-private-profit consulting practice made up of exceptional consultants.  All NIODA Consultants have specialist qualifications and expertise in Organisation Dynamics in addition to their process and expert consulting capabilities. They are committed and passionate about working in partnership with clients to think new thoughts and come up with ideas, designs and solutions that can be immediately applied to improve things and to respond to the unique needs of every client.

Are skilled in utilising themselves

and their emotional experiences of the organisation as important sources of data for the work.

Tolerate the anxieties

affiliated with not-knowing, so that deeper insight into clients’ experiences and conundrums are able to be discerned.

Believe that learning from experience

is fundamental to the capacity of individuals, groups and organisations to grow and develop creatively in ways that serve the interests of the organisational task and the needs of the people whose job it is to perform the task.

Believe that creative work

in organisations is dependent upon systems, structures and ways of working that provide appropriate containment for the anxieties that any work naturally engenders.

Understand that conscious

and unconscious processes can influence the ways in which organisations are structured

NIODA Consulting

Our approach strives to be relevant, practical and able to be immediately applied to improve your organisation.

Who is this for?

NIODA Consulting clients are individuals, groups and organisational leaders who are seeking an innovative approach to complex challenges and difficult problems. Clients come to NIODA when their ‘tried and true’ approach is no longer working.

What we do...

Offer organisations and the people who work in them new and creative ways to understand and deal with complex dilemmas, exercise leadership, foster a healthy work culture, and transform systems for high performance.

We deliver!

Services that positively impact the organisation’s leadership, work culture, structure and processes by working with the conscious and practical aspects of organisational life while also paying attention to what may be unconscious or hidden.

NIODA’s Clients

Valued by Organisations

Design & tailor responses & interventions to suit YOUR NEEDS

Executive Coaching / Organisational Role Analysis (ORA)

Leadership Development

Leadership Retreats

Organisational Culture Diagnosis

Organisational Development Programs

Change Management and Culture Change ProjectS

On-the-job Organisational Learning Programs

Organisational Reviews

Staff Forums

Reflective Spaces

Relational Coordination Survey Instrument – Transforming Teams for High Performance

Living Assumptions

Our Approach

We are guided by a number of ‘living’ assumptions – dynamic, responsive and available to be questioned and reshaped to reflect the current realities of you and your organisation.

Let’s attempt to define these assumptions:

  • Organisations are essentially people behaving. The question is, how they behave and whether this is in support of the organisation’s task and purpose or unwittingly working against it.
  • Organisations are made up of many interacting individuals, groups and systems (social, emotional and task-related systems) functioning in both conscious and unconscious ways.
  • Leading intelligence can be created by reflecting upon the experience of working.  This can both inform organisational planning and grow people’s capacity and appetite for their work task.
  • Work worth doing will create some level of anxiety. Organisations, as living systems, create structures and cultures to manage this anxiety. To make this explicit opens up choices about what works best in the service of the task.

Engage people in

a collaborative process of analysing, making sense and creating insights.

That delivers you

better decision making, adaptive changes and sustainable outcomes.

To positively impact

leadership, service design, workflow systems, roles and work culture.



Dr Brigid Nossal

Dr Brigid Nossal

Deputy CEO & Director of Consulting

Dr Wendy Harding

Dr Wendy Harding

CEO & Director of Academic Programs

Dr Nuala Dent

Dr Nuala Dent

Teacher & Consultant & HREC Member

Prof Susan Long

Prof Susan Long

Director of Research & Scholarship

Ms Caroline Farmer

Ms Caroline Farmer

Associate Consultant

Mr Rob Ryan

Mr Rob Ryan

Associate Consultant

Ms Suzie Bourne

Ms Suzie Bourne

Associate Consultant

Ms Helen McKelvie

Ms Helen McKelvie

Associate Consultant & Academic Staff

Get In Touch

PO box 287, Collins Street West,
Melbourne  8007  Australia
+61 414 529 867

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