Leaders in strategic organisational development

With over 60 years experience in leading successful change initiatives



Tanya, the Director of Southworth and Associates, is an organisational development leader who brings a compelling mix of expertise and ingenuity to her work in change, leadership development, design and delivery. Drawing on qualifications and 20 years of experience across many industries including: community services, health, telecommunications and retail, Tanya thrives with complexity and facilitation of change programs that unlock potential.

Tanya has led and managed people development and change programs in Telstra, David Jones, Shoalhaven City Council, Mental Health Fellowship Australia, Aged & Community Services Australia, Leading Ages Services Australia, Focus Care, and National Disability Services. This includes management of workforce innovation programs in aged care services and disability services valued over $20M in Commonwealth Grant Funding.

Tanya is qualified with Masters studies in Strategic Organisational Development from UNE and fully equipped with accreditation in the Barrett Values Centre Cultural Transformation Tools.



During more than twenty years in people development, Libby has held a range of specialist and management roles, and has now been consulting, as Making Meaning, since 2002.

Libby brings an engaging blend of clarity, innovation and foresight to her work in organisational change, leadership development and learning design. Her consulting approach embodies the conviction that genuine, trust-based working relationships—with clients, stakeholders and program participants alike—are central to project success, irrespective of the project or the industry.

Libby has enabled key leadership, change and learning initiatives at ANZ, Sensis, Medibank Private, Honda Motorcycles, Aged and Community Services Australia, Alcoa, CSL Limited, STA Travel, Telstra, Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW, Deakin Prime. This tangible experience is formalised by Libby’s diverse qualifications including Masters studies in Strategic Foresight at Swinburne University and a Graduate Diploma of Business from RMIT.



Niran co-founded the Institute of Human Excellence with Sir John Whitmore. She is a strategic advisor, change facilitator and executive coach, with over twenty years of personal and organizational development experiences around the world.

Niran is a co-founder of Be the Change Australia, is a keynote speaker on emerging business and social topics and serves as an Executive Director for the Club of Budapest in Australia.

Niran was an Assistant Professor at Shenzhen University, a Research Fellow at University of Utah, an Executive at Coca-Cola and S.C. Johnson and was a faculty for The Prince of Wales’s Business & Sustainability Program.

Niran holds a MBA from University of California, a Master and a Bachelor of Science from Nankai University. Niran is a worldwide trainer and consultant for CTT Certified by Barrett Value Centre, and also a Certified MBTI practitioner. She is a faculty for the High Impact Performance program at ING Business School.