Why MCC

What is our Purpose?

To build organisations where people’s efforts make a difference.

 

How do we do this?

We enable leaders and organisations to transform and perform under pressure. During COVID we have helped leaders to cope with and lead through unparalleled uncertainty.

 

What are the values our clients tell us they experience working with us?

CARE
We care about your aspirations, your team and your company

CO-CREATION
We co-create the solution with you to ensure sustainable success

CLARITY
We engage your teams with clear, simple and powerful messages

COMMITMENT
We keep delivering even when the going gets tough 

Our Team

All our consultants have decades of experience in leadership and cultural transformations. They bring a unique combination of real world experience, academic rigour and global consulting expertise to the complex problems facing our clients today.

Mel Cowan

Managing Director and Senior Consultant – Leadership, Culture Change and Executive Coaching

Mel has excelled in a career spanning three decades working with CEOs and executives on strategy, leadership, cultural change, organisational alignment and safety leadership. He has led successful complex transformational change projects for large corporates in over 17 industries and in more than 12 countries. Mel also has an extensive history of successful interventions with government including the UK Government, UAE Government and governments at all levels in Australia. 

Mel combines the practical realities of business with innovative and engaging processes that are backed by academic research. He co-creates solutions with the client to build ownership and sustainable performance outcomes. 

Dr Eric Sandelands

Senior Consultant- Leadership Development

Eric has three decades of experience in leadership development as a line manager, leader of learning functions, academic and global pioneer in virtual learning. Eric has led global and national learning functions for large corporates in UK, North America, the Middle East, South Africa, and Russia. Eric uses a collaborative leadership approach with clients to embed sustainable outcomes from learning programs. Eric’s great strength is to turn academic research in to simple and practical tools for leaders and their teams.  

Inger Kelly

Senior Consultant – Executive and Leadership Coaching

Inger is a highly regarded executive leadership coach, organisational development specialist and trusted advisor to executive teams having partnered with CEOs and Executive teams to create thriving cultures, optimise performance and develop agile and adaptive leadership. Having senior leadership experience within organisations that were undergoing significant transformation, Inger has a keen interest in leadership in uncertainty and complexity. She encourages leaders and teams to broaden their perspectives, build on their strengths and make better decisions about what they do and how they go about it.  She has extensive experience coaching leaders and leadership teams in Education, Health, Technology, Mining, and Tourism and Hospitality sectors.

Dr Barbara O'Shea

Director of Consulting

Barbara worked in Medicine in the UK, India and the Middle East before coming to Australia. Barbara’s medical career has spanned Emergency Medicine, Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry, culminating in a senior hospital administration role in Australia’s largest private hospital. For the last 15 years Barbara has been a management consultant focusing on strategy, coaching, safety, diversity, client engagement and project delivery.  Barbara has worked on over 30 projects in more than a dozen industries. In addition to her own consulting work, as Director of Consulting, Barbara ensures that all projects delivered by Mel Cowan Consulting exceed client expectations and are aligned with our values.

Peter Daniels

Senior Consultant - Safety Leadership

Peter has extensive experience in a career spanning 25 years with ExxonMobil, working with management and workforce personnel across Upstream & Downstream organisations on risk management, safety and loss prevention initiatives. He has delivered successful outcomes on behaviour based loss prevention for refining and distribution operations in the asia pacific network including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, China, South Korea, Japan, PNG, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

Mike Groves

Senior Consultant - Safety Leadership

Mike is a Senior Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) Consultant with previous experience leading HSEQ project teams on major international resource development projects and serving in senior leadership positions supporting global HSEQ operations. Mike has led effective cultural change throughout organisations, large and small, to support the vision and belief that injuries are preventable. Mike has a proven track record of working with diverse personnel and cultures and uniting the team to work together and achieve incredible success in safely delivering project completion.

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