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CHARLOTTE MAWLE

CHARLOTTE MAWLE

Director, Coach & Mentor

With almost 30 years’ experience in Organisational Change, IT Service Delivery, and Coaching, Charlotte has dedicated her career to helping organisations lead their people through rapid and continuous change.

Experienced in a range of industries, including information technology, mining, not-for-profit organisations, health care, and government. Having delivered multiple IT and people change projects globally, Charlotte utilises her expertise and a Lean/Agile Change approach to help organisations navigate organisation-wide transformation.

Charlotte has a keen understanding of the challenges of ‘managing’ change across cultures having worked on global projects in Australia, France, the UK and USA. She has led change teams on global SAP implementations as well as cultural change programmes in areas such as health and safety.

Improving the capability of organisations to embrace change and deliver effective organisational transformation is the key to future success. 

Charlotte moved from the UK to Perth, Western Australia, in 2007. After working as a Change Manager for several years she started Change Optimised in 2015.

She holds a degree in Business Studies and a Masters in Management Development & Training. She has a wide experience of working in Change Management and IT for most of her career. She is a Lean Change Management facilitator, Prosci certified Change Manager and an NLP Practitioner and Level 1 Meta Coach.  She is an accredited trainer with IC Agile and is an active member of both the Agile and Change Management global communities.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT CHARLOTTE

“Charlotte has an excellent understanding of the Change Management process and how to bring people along on the journey, especially in the IT space.

She is warm, enthusiastic, approachable and a great team player. Charlotte worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our Regional SAP Implementation project.”

 

Dellas Lynch

Risk Superintendent , Newcrest Mining

“Charlotte is an expert change and stakeholder manager who drove outstanding results in an extremely challenging environment. Our global SAP business transformation covered 5 key regions (NA, SA, corporate, Africa, APAC) and Charlotte was the change lead for APAC, presiding over what was by far the smoothest implementation of the four that have occurred to date (Africa pending).

Above and beyond her demonstrated results, Charlotte is a pleasure to work with, a strong coach and ally, and is extremely trustworthy. Her tact enables her to drive results in tough environments without ruffling feathers. I recommend her highly.”

Samuel C. Winslow

Principal Change Management Lead

RO GORELL

RO GORELL

Director, Coach & Author

With 30 years’ experience in Organisational Change, Business Improvement, and Coaching, Ro has dedicated her career to helping organisations lead their people through rapid and continuous change, often in challenging environments.

Having delivered multiple business and people change projects globally, including business turnaround, Ro utilises her expertise and a Lean/Agile Change approach to help organisations navigate organisation-wide transformation.

Ro’s background of working in enterprise wide change included use of many tools now within the Agile framework – including techniques used in SCRUM and the use of KANBAN.

Ro is also a multiple published author on the topic of coaching including 50 Top Tools for Coaching – currently on Kogan Page’s Best Seller list and translated into several languages, audio and hardback editions.  In addition, How to Create a Coaching Culture and Group Coaching.  She has wide experience of working in Change Management spending most of her career in the IT sector. She is an accredited trainer with IC Agile and is an active member of both the Agile and Change Management global communities.

Ro moved from the UK to Perth, Western Australia in 2012 and collaborated with Change Optimised from 2016 then joining as a co-director in 2017.

Ro holds a Masters in Law and Employment Relations and a Diploma in Professional Coaching.  Her current area of study is Practitioner Certificate in Team Coaching. And her current writing project is Coaching Self-Organising Teams.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT RO

“Ro led our change management group in 2020. She adapted her drive to all cultures and styles, we empathize with her easily and embraced easily her professional coaching. Outcomes were extremely positive to each person, the group and the company. She has provided all we need to make the change and our connection remains as she creates value.”

Carlos de Paladella Salord

Director Clinical Solutions, Elsevier

“Charlotte is an expert change and stakeholder manager who drove outstanding results in an extremely challenging environment. Our global SAP business transformation covered 5 key regions (NA, SA, corporate, Africa, APAC) and Charlotte was the change lead for APAC, presiding over what was by far the smoothest implementation of the four that have occurred to date (Africa pending).

Above and beyond her demonstrated results, Charlotte is a pleasure to work with, a strong coach and ally, and is extremely trustworthy. Her tact enables her to drive results in tough environments without ruffling feathers. I recommend her highly.”

Samuel C. Winslow

Principal Change Management Lead

7 Reasons Why You’ll Love Working With Us

Methodology agnostic

In a global market complexity is a given.  There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ for change.  Our approach differs from other consultancies – we are methodology agnostic.  Preferring instead a framework approach to change that utilises a mixture of lean change, lean startup, Agile, behavioural science, systems thinking, design thinking and coaching.

Complexity requires emergent practices

Many organisations find themselves in the complexity space which requires emergent practices. This means testing understanding of the current system, applying judgement to what might work and then responding. This iterative approach underpins the change framework we use.

Organisations seek flexibility and speed as well as thought leadership.

The approach of applying good or best practice presupposes one methodology will work for change and innovation. The model of expert consultant might be appropriate in some organisations operating in a more ordered or traditional space. In our experience the level of disruption in the market is quickly negating this approach. We provide flexibility in our approach and thought leadership.

Testing approaches based on assumptions

When we engage with potential clients our assumption is that we first need to hypothesise which space the organisation might be in and then test approaches based on the assumptions we make. This is something we do in collaboration with the client to help them evaluate which approaches might work.

An iterative process on which to hang your practice

 Our role is to equip our clients with the confidence to take iterative steps towards change without becoming reliant on one approach or methodology. 

Enabling you to do things differently

Always mindful that our role is to help you, the client improve and enable you to do things differently at the end of the engagement. Being able to work with change as the new norm

Co-creation as an antidote to disruption

Disruption has been tethered to technology. It’s also an old-fashioned scarcity view of strategy.  In a co-created world we help you create options for creating new approaches rather than just competing

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