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Catherine Allen


P. 0413 182 668
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Postal Address:
PO Box 3204
Newstead Qld 4006

With a strong belief that all people are leaders, Catherine is committed to people experiencing being empowered in their work environments and developing their own leadership abilities. Her communication skills and her direct, authentic approach enable her to generate strong commitment and behavioural change with leaders at all levels.

Catherine has experience working with and partnering senior leaders, managers and teams across many industries and sectors, including: tertiary education; mining; oil and gas; engineering; banking and finance; local and state government; community services, and; not for profit.

  • Executive and Management Coaching: Leadership development and personal productivity optimisation
  • Workshop Facilitation: Strategic planning; team development; leadership development

  • Human Synergistics' Life Style Inventory (LSI), Leadership Impact (L/I), and Management Impact (M/I) surveys
  • Team Management Systems' TMP
  • Executive Coaching Level 2, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • Saville Wave Suite of questionnaires
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"Catherine Allen takes a measured approach with client coaching. She has the unique ability to drill down to the real issues impacting personal efficiency and productivity. Diversity of skill sets on boards is critical, when dovetailed with challenging economic environments and leadership traits/behaviours. It is only a matter of time in the absence of strong strategic leadership qualities, before disruption will impact growth and innovation in an organisation. Catherine's coaching style brings a different perspective to these challenging situations whilst empowering her clients with clarity and confidence to make decisions in alignment with personal and firm values."

Female Partner,
Brisbane Middle market advisory firm (2012 – present)

"As an organisation we have engaged Catherine as a facilitator for our strategic planning process, and team building exercises.  We have 27 employees and Catherine’s style and manner suited all our personalities! The feedback from all staff was positive and they felt listened to and part of the team. As an owner/MD of a business, it is difficult to get the right supervision and guidance, especially for forward planning. It occurred to me that already, Catherine had heard us and understood our culture very quickly. With that in mind I asked Catherine to provide me with some management  coaching. This was probably the best thing I could have  done for myself and my business. Catherine came with objective views, assisted me to see my overall plan and step it out. It was clear after a few sessions that I was on top of things again.  However, I was able to call her back again 6 months later to revisit and review. I have found this external support Catherine provides invaluable."

Carol Brosi
Managing Director, Staffing Options for community services (2013 - 2015)

“Catherine provides a calming environment in which to explore new ways of thinking about the real and perceived issues that are holding you back from where you really want to be.
Focusing on the art of resiliency was a central theme throughout our time working together and this was an invaluable platform for re-building my self-belief and getting back in tune with my identity in order to create the way forward.

I’m so grateful to have met Catherine and taken this journey with her gently nudging me in the right direction. I found Catherine to be a warm and insightful soul that genuinely values and encourages the contribution of women in our community. Thank you Catherine!”

Rebecca Hoggard
Business Systems Advisor, mining sector (2015)

"Our organization has worked with Catherine Allen from Callen Consulting since 2012.
Catherine has assisted us to develop workshops and also a short course on introductory facilitation skills.
We found Catherine clear, collaborative and creative in the designing phase and were very happy with the finished product. When it came to delivering the course Catherine brought the material to life with her warm, interactive style. Feedback from participants has been glowing and we have now run the course six times. We look forward to further creative partnerships with Callen Consulting."

Margaret Rodgers
C.E.O., Community Resource Unit (2012 - present)

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