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Amy Powell

Amy PowellAmy Powell is an associate of the Institute of Human Excellence. She has been consulting to corporate Australia since 1986, and has been an executive coach since 1996. She has coached hundreds of senior level managers over the years, enabling them to be more effective in leading their organisations and their people.

She currently works with some of Australia’s iconic financial services organisations, including Westpac, Macquarie Bank, and AMP. She also coaches in Gilbert + Tobin and works on a pro-bono basis with the leadership team at CARE Australia.

Prior to moving to Australia, Amy worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California in Human Resources, and as a consultant with Jorgensen and Associates in Los Angeles. Upon moving to Australia in 1986, she joined Price Waterhouse in the Management Consulting Division. As an Associate Director, she headed up the Organisational Development division of the consulting practice. In 1989 she formed her own specialist consulting business, Powell Human Resource Development. Her work included design of tailored organisational climate surveys for numerous Australian firms in conjunction with Macquarie University, and assistance with implementing recommendation for those companies. She also designed 360-degree feedback instruments, mentoring programs, and training and development for executives.

In 1996, Amy started Development Partners, one of Australia’s first executive coaching businesses, in response to her clients’ need to help their most senior executives achieve significant and sustainable change through tailored, one-on-one leadership development programs. For the past 13 years, Development Partners has consistently maintained a top-tier client base in Australia’s most respected companies. Clients will attest to the impact of the coaching and the consistency of the results achieved.

Academic Qualifications: Amy has a BA (Major in Communications, minor in psychology) and an MBA from California State University, Los Angeles.

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