About Us

Our Purpose

Time for new.

HR Business Partner

When we started out, we learned the ropes the hard way! We found that the traditional HR models and practices just weren’t cutting it, and our “off the shelf” HR skill set wasn’t enough to make a real impact. Our formal education hadn’t prepared us for the real-world challenges we faced.

Out of necessity, we decided to challenge the existing norms, discard the established guidelines, and develop our own methods to support business to grow and value the inherent worth of people, and we have been doing it for more than two decades. Our methods have been tried and tested and proven to be different, contemporary, and effective in achieving desired outcomes.

Our purpose is to:

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cultivate excellence in HR practice

HR Business Partner HR Strategy & HR Masterclasses
assist HR in developing effective HR operating models and strategies that have a significant impact
HR Business Partner HR Strategy & HR Masterclasses
assist HR Practitioners, CEOs, Execs and Boards to achieve greater outcomes

Our Founders

Marnie Brokenshire

HR Business Partner

Marnie is a C Suite, senior executive with 30 years experience in strategy and planning, human resources, industrial relations, governance risk and safety, mergers & acquisitions, organisational change and leadership development.

Marnie has experience in both commercial and operational aspects of various industries, including start-ups, turnarounds, and growth cycles. She has knowledge in new product development, technology and data innovation, distribution channels, sales and marketing, wholesale and retail, heavily regulated and/or unionized environments, and complex stakeholder and matrix frameworks. Marnie possesses strong business and financial skills and has a tendency to challenge the status quo. Due to this, she has been sought after for advice and strategy development, as well as managing operations outside of human resources, such as procurement, cash flow and liquidity management, process improvement, systems implementation, packaging and distribution optimization, and customer service delivery.

She considers one of her achievements to be the development of a contemporary approach to HR management and the coaching and mentoring of many human resource practitioners who have gone on to hold significant senior roles.  Additionally coaching executives and leaders to improve leadership effectiveness and business success.

Nicole Mathers | HR Business Partner

Nicole Mathers

Nicole is a senior Human Resource practitioner who specialises in change, culture, employee relations, and strategies to enhance the employee experience. She has developed and honed these skills working in a diverse range of fast-paced, regulated operational environments such as FMCG, retail, disability services, marine, rail, aviation and tourism and hospitality.

With a high degree of commerciality, Nicole respects and understands the challenges and competing priorities of executives and senior managers and knows how to deliver the right outcomes for the set of circumstances.

She is proud to be considered a highly trusted business advisor and coach, with the ability to provide a return on investment in human capital despite the challenges.

Her greatest passion is coaching business leads to be more effective, to use data and analytics to drive change and inspire higher performance and to be a more practised situational leader for people and purpose. She has transformed many careers by matching people’s “why” with their competencies and strengths, coaching emotional intelligence competencies, and influencing skills.


“Our HR team needed a reset. We had become reactive, not proactive and strategy initiatives were not being delivered. This course was invaluable to get us back on track”.

Chief People Officer - Melbourne

“Our HR team underwent an indepth review with Marnie and it was clear we had a lot of work to do. The ability to see through the feedback to making change was invaluable. We couldn’t have done it without the first hand experience of someone who’s been there”.

Director, Human Resources - Sydney

“We were struggling to move the dial on our culture initiatives, experiencing turnover and a lot of negative feedback. We are grateful to Marnie and Nicole for helping us to look at our approach differently, it was what we needed.”

Head of People & Culture - Melbourne

Support About Us

HR Network

Our clients become part of our network in which we share, brainstorm, fail and succeed. It can take a village!

Tools & Content

We have an extensive library of tools, content and resources to support almost all HR initiatives.

Coaching & Mentoring

We have a network of outstanding HR, Business and Life coaches to provide ongoing coaching or mentoring.