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our experience


We have skin in the game, with extensive experience working in both the Private and Public Sector and with clients from all levels across organisations.


Based mainly in regional NSW, we also have Associates in Sydney, Victoria and Queensland and serve clients across Australia, both face to face and online.


We don’t look at things from one perspective. We proactively and holistically address the root causes of team dysfunctions, burnout and turnover.


Our programs are customised and evidence-based, enhancing team performance through appropriate modalities and solutions.

We bring a unique blend of superpowers to the table to help teams thrive, so organisations can elevate their social impact for the greater good.

Professional Coaching Solutions is a cohort of highly experienced, accredited coaches, facilitators and consultants. harnessing the potential of individuals and teams, embracing authentic and human-centered leadership, leveraging cutting-edge technology, strengthening job design and promoting mental fitness, we create resilient teams built on trust and collaboration. Our aim is to reduce psychosocial risks, empower individuals to flourish, revolutionise team leadership and enable teams to surpass expectations.


Meet the Team

Blyde Neser

Founder, Principal Consultant and Chief Engagement Officer

Blyde (pronounced “Blady”) is the driving force behind Professional Coaching Solutions. An accomplished Human Resources Consultant and ICF Accredited Leadership and Team Coach, she is highly regarded for her expertise in holistic, human-centered leadership and sustainable team performance. With extensive experience in strategy, change management, leadership development, executive coaching and team culture facilitation, her “people first” approach has earned her an esteemed reputation in public and private sector organisations. Throughout her career, Blyde was rapidly promoted to senior leadership roles and recognised as one of the youngest Deputy Directors in the Public Service and the first female head of department of the Financial Services Board.

Born in Africa, the translation of Blyde’s name  is joy – which is something she is grateful to bring to professionals and teams. Her qualifications include Psychology, Sociology, and Organisational Psychology, Professional Coaching (ICF ACTP),  Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and Life Coaching training, and endorsement by the Global Team Coaching Institute. Additionally, she is an Associate of Team Management Systems, is accredited in a range of psychometric tools and have trained in NLP, Neuroscience and Mental Resilience.

With a unique talent for designing transformative programs, Blyde excels at incorporating the latest research and best practices in workplace wellbeing and leadership into engaging, hands-on learning experiences and change projects. By cultivating an inclusive and supportive learning environment, she helps individuals and organisations enhance mental fitness, build confidence, achieve peak performance, and create thriving workplaces where everyone can flourish.



Our Associates

We are a cohort of trusted consultants, coaches and other practitioners who collaborate towards a shared purpose and vision, driving outcomes with social impact. Our Associates are thought leaders and pioneers, highly experienced, qualified and accredited in their field of expertise.

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Michelle McFadyen

Local Government Expert, Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Lead Facilitator

Emma Broomfield

Lead Facilitator, Trainer, Conflict Coach, Local Government Expert

Nicole Turnbull

Chief Courage Officer, WHS and Psychosocial Risk Expert

Natalie Johnson

First Nations Consultant, Facilitator, Trauma expert

Ann Pocock

Marketing Strategist, Employer Branding Coach, EVP Faclitator

Tash Alexander

EFT Practitioner, Employee Assistance Coach

stephanie barros

Stephanie Barros

Certified High-Performance Coach

joanna tolley

Joanna Tolley

Mental Fitness Expert

To be Announced

Practitioner & Coach

anna miley

Anna Miley

Conscious Change Coach

Sophie Anderson

Productivity & Wellbeing Coach

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Julia Blair

Strategic Process Partner

This is our backyard. We are extremely grateful to live on this beautiful Country, and passionate about making a social impact in the regions. The majority of our associates are based on Gumbaynggirr Country (Coffs Harbour area), Port Macquarie (Birpai Country) and the Newcastle area (Worimi Country). We also have Associates on Dharug Country (Sydney), Queensland and Victoria, and serve clients in all areas, including rural Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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Values, Commitments and Ethics

Our aim is to empower individuals to flourish, teams to surpass expectations, and ultimately elevate overall organisational impact for the greater good.

purpose before profit


We put PURPOSE BEFORE PROFIT. We are on a mission to help professionals across the globe find more meaning at work, build capacity and help organisations have more significant social impact. We offer pro bono work to selected clients and discounted rates to Not-For-Profits.



We will continue pursuing the dreams that brought us here.

We COLLABORATE and CONNECT with those who share our passions so our collective impact can be exponential.

If the passion is no longer there, we will step away.

Professionalism and Ethics


We comply with ethical standards of the International Coach Federation, Team Management Systems and other relevant professional bodies such as the Australian Human Resources Institute and the Institute of Community Directors Australia.

people first


Our work is human centred.

We partner with clients whose philosophies align with ours and who choose to be kind, and inclusive.

Cookie Cutting is not our thing...

Our programs are evidence-based and designed around unique characteristics and challenges of each team and individual we work with.

Giving Back

We are extremely fortunate to be able to do purposeful work through donation of both time, equity and product. We offer pro bono seats on our leadership program and offer low bono rates to not-for-profits.

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social impact

Social Impact

Enabling teams – particularly in in regional and rural NSW – to be high performing so they can have a greater social impact on their stakeholders: the communities they serve.

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Guiding Principle

Purpose Before Profit.

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Goal In Next 2 - 3 Years

Increase our capacity and resources to enable the delivery of more extensive work with significant social impact. This includes the delivery of more pro bono and low-bono options.

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What Our Valued Clients Say

Michelle McFadyen

Michelle has more than 25 years’ experience in CEO and/or senior executive roles in the local government sector in New South Wales and Queensland, most recently as the Deputy General Manager Corporate and Community with Bellingen Shire Council in NSW. Prior to taking up this role, she was the Chief Executive Officer of the Longreach Regional Council, a council amalgamated from the three councils of Ilfracombe, Longreach and Isisford. Before these amalgamations, Michelle was the CEO of Ilfracombe Shire Council and also did a two and a half year term as CEO of the Boulia Shire Council in far central western Queensland.

During her career, Michelle has had extensive experience in conducting organisational reviews and developing strategic and operational plans, as well as stakeholder engagement. Michelle is also a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and works with organisations to develop and implement Workplace Wellbeing Strategies and Plans.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business with a major in management and leadership and holds a Diploma in Positive Psychology and Wellbeing. Michelle is also a qualified Counsellor and Mediator as well as a trained Conflict Coach. In addition, Michelle is a qualified Strengths Profile practitioner and has been utilising a strengths-based approach in her teams for many years.

Emma Broomfield

Emma is driven by her purpose to support locally elected leaders and their communities to solve problems together to achieve better outcomes for all.

As a qualified mediator, conflict coach and recovering lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the local government and for purpose sectors, Emma brings an incredible ability to listen to and understand people. She is a master of interpreting complex information to enhance communication and outcomes for all involved. She is also adept at designing and structuring engagement and facilitation processes that support deep conversation, tackle tough topics or involve high levels of conflict.

Emma is a successful small business owner with a Bachelor of LLB / Commerce (Finance) and has recently founded Locale Learning – a political leadership accelerator that supports ethical, mindful and effective leadership at a local level. She loves with working directly with communities, aspiring leaders and elected leaders to make a positive difference in her patch of the world.

Nicole Turnbull

Nicole – a Thought Leader and Trailblazer in her field of expertise – helps organisations eliminate psychosocial hazards at work and ignites courage in leaders and teams.

Her focus is on helping organisations navigate and improve psychosocial safety. She helps eliminate psychosocial hazards and ignite courage in leaders and teams by giving them the tools and options to know HOW to have a safe workplace and reducing the overwhelm created by the complex WHS frameworks.

With over 20 years in communications and more than 15 years experience in the work health and safety industry, Nicole has worked for both NSW safety regulators, the Workers Compensation insurer icare NSW and the Workers Compensation Independent Review Office.

Nicole is:
– Mental Health First Aid Certified
– Winner of the 2023 Influential Businesswoman Awards for Most Empowering Founder (Australia)
– Host of the podcast Under the Rug at Work, and
– Host of the Dark Sides of Work Summit, Australia’s first Lived Experience Summit for bullying and sexual harassment, and the Psychosocial Safety Summit.

Shedding light on the dark sides of work, Nicole gives people the tools and options to know HOW to have a safe workplace.

Through her association with Dr Donna Stemmer, Nicole provides psychosocial risk assessment for organisations to meet their compliance obligations and identify root causes. Workers are provided with a knowledge base to help proactive prevent and manage issues themselves, confidential incident reporting and options coaching access for at-risk workers who require additional support.

Natalie Johnson

Natalie is a Waalulbal woman from the Bundjalung Nation. She also acknowledges Dharug Country as the place where she has raised her children, and has strong connections to Gumbaynggirr Country.

Natalie has worked in the area of training and facilitating Aboriginal workforce development within the violence abuse and neglect sector for NSW health over the last 10 years.

She now provides consultation regarding culturally responsive service provision, facilitation of community yarning and strategy meetings, cultural care/ selfcare workshops, culturally responsive training, and cultural supervision for both the Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal workforce. Natalie’s services are underpinned from an ethos of Aboriginal centred trauma informed healing models.

Natalie is the Founder of Bugul Healing Centre, providing and promoting healing practices through different forms of meditation and holistic counselling.

Ann Pocock

As an integrated marketing communications leader, Ann brings extensive experience in scaling multi-million dollar marketing and commercial efforts for large brands with a mission-led and innovation backbone. She has successfully contributed to organisations such as Accenture (one of the largest digital and technology brands worldwide) and Oxford University (the world’s oldest education institution), as well as start-ups and scale-ups, developing brand and go-to-market strategies.

In addition to her marketing education and experience, Ann is a qualified executive leadership coach. Kinetic Effect, founded in 2020, reflects her commitment to combining her expertise and passion for building brands with her dedication to helping individuals reach their full potential.

🟪 Marketing Consulting

Through her marketing consulting and strategy services, Ann assists businesses in elevating their brands for growth by developing a sound, executable strategy. She specialises in helping start-ups, scale-ups, and high-growth brands from a range of B2B and services industries define their marketing strategy, value proposition, and streamline their communication processes to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time, across the right channels, internally and externally.

🟪 Executive Leadership & Marketing Coaching

In her executive and leadership coaching, Ann empowers business owners, executives, and marketers to unleash their potential, enabling them to take decisive action, drive positive change, and lead with impact. She serves as a sounding board, providing an objective opinion for bouncing ideas and navigating leadership opportunities and challenges.

Throughout her career, Ann has guided numerous individuals in discovering their unique vision and equipped them with the tools to make informed decisions and take action toward their goals. She specialises in empowering leaders to maximise their abilities by enhancing strategic thinking, influencing skills, and executive presence, enabling them to contribute and leave a lasting impact.

Ann also supports leaders in optimising their time and energy, and cultivating emotional resilience. She provides techniques that help individuals stay grounded and aligned with their core values.

Tash Alexander

Tash is an accomplished Practitioner and Coach, working in the staff wellbeing and culture space. Specialising in burnout, stress and anxiety relief, achieving tangible, long-term results using evidence-based Emotional Freedom Techniques (Tapping), Tash supports clients with stress management and Employee Assistance Programs.

As a Healthcare Professional for over 25 years, she appreciates the impact of stress on the body and can use Tapping to organise and calm the mind, transform the body’s response to stress and take the emotional triggers out of issues and events.

Stephanie Barros

Stephanie is an inspiring and passionate certified High-Performance coach, facilitator, speaker, one of Australia’s Top Rated Female Performance Coaches and international best-selling author. For over 25 years, she has created sustainable high performance cultures driving results consistently over the long term.

With experience in Information Technology, Finance as well as Human Resources, Stephanie has worked in the Healthcare, Property and Financial Services industries and is particularly passionate about developing talent, culture and leadership potential in IT Professionals.

She has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and Master of Business (Information Technology Management), is a volunteer mentor for Females in Information Technology & Telecommunications, and co-founder of the Women Leading into the Future movement. In her last corporate role, Stephanie was the Asia Pacific Regional Director of IT for Johnson and Johnson.

Joanna Tolley

Joanna is a gifted healer. Her journey to self healing and recovery began ith Yoga Teacher Training with Modo Yoga in Montreal. Studying the philosophy of yoga, the neuroscience of meditation, and the energetics of the body during her training re-awakened her thirst for knowledge.

Remembering her experiences with energy healing as a child – and still working through her own struggles with pain and anxiety – she enrolled in a Reiki Level 1 course in Sydney. The pieces of the puzzle started to fit together; not only had she found the right healing tools for herself, she had found her purpose and path in life. Since then she has studied to Reiki Master level, and travelled to Cambodia teaching yoga and Reiki to young Khmer women.

Joanna and Blyde’s wellness and self-leadership retreats have helped many leaders build confidence and prevent burnout. Now she’s back in her spiritual home of Australia, and offers.

The latest Associate to join our team

News will be announced soon!

Anna Miley

Anna has worked in health coaching for over 15 years, has bachelor degrees in high performance sports coaching and psychology and a background in exercise physiology, high performance, yoga therapy and mindset coaching. She empowers leaders to make a radical act of leadership: Self-care to sustain their impact.

She has worked with clients such as NSW Police, NSW National Parks and the Department of Education to up-level their knowledge and give them the practical skills on how to ‘stress better’, build resilience and maintain motivation in the workplace. Anna has novel ways to impart this info and make it stick. Using the practical tools of yoga, mindfulness and mindset models, she delivers the content with humour and understanding of the demands on modern leaders and staff.

Sophie Anderson

Sophie is dedicated to leading the way in combining life coaching with social impact, creating a community where individuals and businesses make positive change for a brighter future.

As the visionary behind “Cairns Wellness Solutions,” Sophie is a registered social entrepreneur who invests in supporting locals on their wellbeing journey. With over 25 years working as a professional and executive staff in the education and training sector, Sophie understands the impact of personal wellbeing on the overall business culture, staff engagement, motivation, productivity and success. She is currently contracted as a Wellbeing Project Officer at CQUniversity, revamping the staff and students’ mental health and wellbeing strategy.

Julia Blair

With experience in a wide range of corporate and dynamic industries, Julia strategically delivers expertise in human resources process improvement.

Julia has a Bachelor of Business and has helped executives to steer their teams to growth and success for over 12 years.

She has worked as HR Partner in a large-scale business with corporate programs, multiple department focuses and a continually evolving culture and business landscape and is experienced in a range of HR functions.