Co Founder, CEO of Collective Potential
Master Facilitator and Coach igniting curiosity for self mastery

Emeli has lived experience in overcoming adversity and building the life you want.



Emeli has spent years developing herself professionally to support people in her work.

Life Coaching – Open Door Coaching
Personal / Executive / Business / Workplace Coaching
One of Australia’s leading workplace coaching organisations and Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Cert IV Training and Assessment – Learning Verve
Develop skills in the design, delivery and assessment of vocation-based training. This qualification to deliver nationally-accredited vocational training in TAFEs, private and enterprise-based registered training organisations as well as in secondary schools with vocational programs.

Negotiation Training: Getting to Yes
CMA helps people through effective Negotiation ~ Influencing ~ Conflict Resolution. The Getting to Yes negotiation skills training draws on the thought leadership of the Harvard Negotiation Project and others to equip people with a clear, comprehensive and constructive model for negotiation.

NLP Master Practitioner
NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the study of human excellence and communication. Understanding NLP allows you to take control of your state, emotions and behavior.

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
LivingWorks ASIST is a two-day interactive course in suicide first aid which provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide.

Diploma of Hypnosis: The Academy of Hypnotic Science
Developed and equipped with the skills, knowledge, experience and expertise to use Clinical Hypnotherapy to treat the common presenting issues. Applying modern techniques of psychotherapy through Clinical Hypnotherapy and Basic Counselling Skills.

NIDA TV presenting techniques
Develop screen presence and the multiplicity of skills required to communicate to a television audience. Build confidence with interview technique for lifestyle, chat show and magazine programs. Create a range of scripted and non-scripted segments for the studio and on location. Review your work and receive expert feedback.

The Meisner Technique
This acting methods and skill is widely recognised as one of the most effective acting techniques taught today. it gives actors the building blocks to become emotionally alive actors of depth, imagination and truth. The great strength of Meisner Training is that it is a clear, step-by-step approach to the craft of acting. It develops complete freedom of expression and confidence in your abilities. Other acting training – Voice and Improvisation training


Emeli has extensive experience collaborating with businesses and delivering programs that facilitate change.

Leadership and Training Experiences

Sir Richard Branson & Virgin Unite Leadership Program
Selected and sent over to spend time with world’s most renowned entrepreneur, Sir Richard himself at his magnificent home on Necker Island, in the British Virgin Islands, Emeli attended the Virgin Unite Leadership Gatherings. Bringing together a united community of responsible, ethical businesses that contribute their resources, time and connections in developing entrepreneurial ideas that reinvent how we live and work that benefit people and our planet. Discussions on highly topical social and ethical issues facing the business and philanthropic worlds, inspired by some wonderful speakers. The mornings are spent in interactive sessions with speakers with the afternoons free to enjoy all the island has to offer. Virgin Unite Leadership Gatherings are great opportunities to join forces to use entrepreneurial approaches to reinvent the world. Emeli spend time with her sHero – Brene Brown, The Power of Vulnerability researcher and speaker that resulted in a future training offer.

School For Social Entrepreneurs
This 12 month programme supports people with the beginnings of an organisation that could improve a community or tackle a social issue – people passionate about helping other people or the environment.
The Start Up programme helps you develop your plans into a sustainable organisation with a clear vision for creating social impact. Collective Potential success was reached using the skills learnt from this program. Skills such as suitable legal structure, make money and develop business model, manage finances, develop impact and purpose, keep a work/life balance, build networks, do marketing and social media plans and build confidence in leadership skills

The School for Social Entrepreneurs Action Learning Facilitator Training Programme gives the skills to help bring powerful learning practices and problem-solving approaches to benefit individuals across corporate, public and third sector organisations. The basic philosophy underpinning action learning is that the most effective learning takes places when we are faced with a real problem that we are obliged to solve. It is practical, experiential and relevant to anyone who wants to add to their portfolio of tools and approaches or wanting to refresh their professional practice.

The Reach Foundation Leadership Program
The Reach Foundation was established in 1994 by co-founders, Jim Stynes OAM (AFL Brownlow Medallist, youth motivator, and Victorian of the Year 2003) and Australian film director, Paul Currie. Emeli was mentored by these two men who had a vision – to inspire young people to believe in themselves and get the most out of life. Combining Jim’s qualities of determination and resilience, and skills as speaker, with Paul’s experience as an acting coach, and techniques to connect with the ‘human condition’, Reach was created. The first workshops were run wherever they could find a space – sometimes in old warehouses or abandoned office spaces. Emeli supported Reach to grow beyond Jim and Paul’s wildest dreams. Helping to scale up over a 5 year period with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and the Hunter Region. Emeli would co lead the organisation and train youth facilitators to work with 30,000 teenagers participating in workshops each year. Roles over at 18 year period include:

  • Cultural Advisory Board Member
  • Senior Facilitator
  • Learning and Development Advisor
  • Program Trainer
  • Program Manager
  • Program Design
  • Staff Wellbeing sessions
  • Facilitator Training
  • Train the Trainer

Learning Programs : designed and facilitated

Soar Youth Foundation – Dublin, Ireland
Teachers Training, Ducere Education – Botswana, Africa
The Virtues Project, Kalahari Desert – Botswana & Namibia, Africa
Female empowerment, Middle East Immersion – Tehran, Iran
Female empowerment, Middle East Immersion – Palestine & Israel
Ghetto Girls Program, Camp Oh Neh Tah, New York, USA
Protestant and Catholic Youth Collective – Belfast, Ireland

Australia – Community
Make Poverty History Campaign & Concerts – Nationwide
International Development Program, The Oaktree Foundation – Nationwide
International Advocacy, Global Poverty Project – Nationwide
Parenting Program, Reach – Melbourne, Vic
Youth Justice Mentor, Whitelion – Melbourne, Vic
Prisoner Rehabilitation Program – Port Phillip, Vic
Birdcage Female Empowerment Program – Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Rural Program – Robinvale, Vic
Wyndham Indigenous Programs – Wyndham, WA
Youth Homelessness, Lighthouse Foundation – Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous KGI program, Richmond Football Club – Melbourne, Vic
Refugee Life Without Borders – Dandenong, Vic

Corporate Wellbeing & Leadership Programs:
MKT PR Agency
NAB Customer Service High Performance Team
PwC YLT Graduate Leadership Program
Corporate Camp Maasai Program, Reach
Intimo Lingerie Sales Consultants

Profile & Entertainment Industry
Australian Idols Winners – Dreams Segment, Channel 10
Oprah Winfrey – Meet and Greet for Australian O tour
Bono, U2 – Meet and Greet for Make Poverty History Campaign
His Holiness Dalai Lama – Youth Ambassador
Russell Brand, Comedian / Actor – Revolution workshop
Hamish & Andy – Youth Leadership Program
Kate Ceberano – Real Fest Ambassador
Jim Stynes – Every Heart Beats True Documentary

Philanthropic Support
The Jim Stynes Foundation
The Ryan Cooper Foundation
Ian Potter Foundation
Smorgan Foundation


Emeli is backed by some of the country’s best leaders in their industry

Advisors Network
Chris Reardon, PwC Partner
Michelle McQuaid, Global Leader Positive Psych
Dr Peggy Kern, Research Melbourne University
Samantha Ludbey, The Jim Stynes Foundation
Geoff Porz, CEO, Direct Factory Outlets
Peter Cooper, CEO Cooper Investments
Caroline Counsel, Solicitor, Counsel Family Law
Jan Owen, FYA – NFP / social sector leader
David Ward, Genesis Personal Development