Ms Caroline Farmer


Caroline Farmer is a Senior Associate of NIODA Consulting providing consulting services in leadership and team development, executive
coaching/organisational role consulting (individuals and teams), strategic planning and organisational change.

She has worked with clients in a broad range of industries and sectors including health, sport, cultural and community sectors; and draws on diverse experiences working across the government, NGO, and university sectors.

Prior to life as a consultant, Caroline worked as a senior manager and innovative leader in the creative industries in Australia for almost 20 years; leading strategic reviews at both program and organisational levels; overseeing periods of significant structural and cultural change; designing and leading projects requiring complex collaborative partnerships. These roles took her around Australia and the world, where she worked in partnership with innovators in the public, private and commercial sectors. She draws on this extensive background in the arts, enabling clients to think through and around issues in lateral and creative ways.

Caroline is an Associate Consultant with Melbourne Business School working on the Leaders Program for the Australian Institute of Sport


Caroline Farmer


Master of App Science (Organisation Dynamics), RMIT University

The Leadership Circle Accreditation

MBTI Step 1 & 2 Accreditation

Asialink Leaders Program, University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts Visual Arts(Honours), University of SA

Professional Affiliations

Group Relations Australia (GRA) –Professional Development Sub-Committee

International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO)

National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia – Teacher and Associate Consultant

Melbourne Business School – Mt Eliza Executive Education – Associate Consultant


Farmer, C. (2015) ‘Addressing the Chasm’, Organisational & Social Dynamics 15(2) 263–278 (A version of this paper was presented at the 31st ISPSO Symposium, Santiago Chile, 2014 and won the 2015 Harold Bridger Award)

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