Linda Blum

Linda is a Director at Achieve Group. She specialises in leadership and management development, team building and coaching. She has been in business as a consultant since 1985, including a number of years as co-owner and Director at Navigate International and Achieve Group. She has managed teams in the state and private sectors and through her committee work.

Linda has over 30 years of experience in designing and delivering training and development solutions, including the design and facilitation of hundreds of different programmes across over 80 organisations in the public and private sectors.

She is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and is accredited in a wide range of management, team, interpersonal and career tools and diagnostics. She has also completed thousands of hours of training internationally in group dynamics. In her capacity as a coach, Linda has worked with over 2000 managers and staff and is accredited with the LDC.

Before setting up in business, Linda held roles as a secondary teacher, vocational guidance counsellor and as Assistant Chief Vocational Guidance Counsellor (Training and Development) within the Labour Department.

She holds a BA from Victoria University, a Teaching Diploma (Distinction), a post-graduate Diploma in Education from Canterbury University and a Certificate in Action Methods from the Wasley Institute in Perth.

Gavin Lockwood

Gavin is an independent consultant, facilitator and coach. Since 2011 he has worked with individuals and teams from around 30 organisations.

Gavin has an excellent understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face leaders in the public sector. He worked in a range of senior roles over 15 years in Treasury, the Ministry of Fisheries, and through the merger of the Ministries of Agriculture & Forestry and Fisheries. That included roles at the Deputy Chief Executive level. Prior to that, he worked at the Prime Minister's Department in Canberra.

Gavin is experienced in strategy development, turning strategy into action, and leading substantial change in organisations. He understands what it takes to achieve the behavioural and cultural changes that make a tangible difference to performance, and is skilled in the real-world application of a wide range of relevant frameworks and models.

Gavin is an accredited coach, through the NeuroLeadership Group, and accredited in a range of diagnostic tools. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and Master of Arts from the University of Melbourne, and has undertaken a wide range of training related to leadership and organisation development, including Stanford University's Executive Programme in Strategy and Organisation.