Helping leaders to maximise impact, meaning and wellbeing.

We work with exceptional people to help them achieve

better performance outcomes

&

improved wellbeing.

Thrive

Optim’s cutting edge, evidence-based Positive Change Program.

Executive Coaching

Confidential and independent support to maximise success and wellbeing.

Team Development

Customised, action-based programs to help senior teams be their best.

Mindfulness Programs

Practical programs to develop skills in mindfulness at work.

Assessments

Robust yet supportive developmental assessment to build real insights.

Onboarding

Dynamic short-term programs to maximise immediate impact in new roles.

Do you ever feel like you could be getting more out of work and life?
If you would like to explore what might be truly possible and how to make this happen, we would love to help.

Our Approach

Based on more than 20 years of global experience in developing people, and supported by our own research, we help individuals to realise their full potential by learning to focus on the things that make the greatest difference:
WE HELP PEOPLE FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS

  • DEVELOPING DEEPER SELF-INSIGHTS & TRUE SELF-ACCEPTANCE

  • FINDING THE COURAGE TO TAKE RISKS & EXPERIMENT WITH VULNERABILITY

  • STEPPING OUT FURTHER & BEING TRULY AUTHENTIC

  • ACTIVELY ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES THAT INCREASE WELLBEING & MEANING

  • ADOPTING A MORE HOLISTIC & INTEGRATED APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT

  • Self-Aware people are more engaging & effective

    However only 36% have the awareness to recognise and regulate the influence of emotions as they happen.

  • Positive emotions increase productivity

    Experiencing more positive emotions at work has been shown to improve productivity outcomes by up to 31%.

  • Authentic people build greater trust & confidence

    A global study showed that 79% of highly engaged employees say they work for a leader who they trust.

  • The most successful people have a coach

    Eric Schmidt, Chairman & CEO of Google says his best advice to CEOs is to have a trusted coach. Do you?

our team

Ben Hudson
Ben Hudson
Founder & Director – Melbourne
Ben has more than 20 years of global experience in business psychology, leadership development and executive coaching. He is passionate about supporting executives to better align their strengths and passions so that they can have the greatest impact possible – both at work and in life more broadly. He specialises in helping leaders succeed through key transitions or times of major change in their career. In parallel to driving better performance outcomes, Ben helps individuals develop new strategies to enhance their overall meaning and wellbeing.
Tiffany Scotton
Tiffany Scotton
Director – Sydney
Tiffany is a registered business psychologist and ICF accredited coach (ACC). She brings over twenty years leadership development and talent management experience. She is passionate about supporting executives and high potential individuals to prepare for and navigate significant transitions in their professional lives. She helps individuals to develop a deeper understanding of what truly matters to them and to align their careers with this.
Scott Stacey
Scott Stacey
Director – Melbourne
Scott is an experienced business leader with a 30-year corporate history, gained across Australia and the UK. Originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant, he has successfully run multinational consulting organisations in the areas of human capital and management consulting. Scott draws on his extensive business experience to help leaders at all levels with their personal and professional leadership development. He brings a particular interest in the impact of ethics on leaders to his work, which also underpins his personal approach.
Tarli Young
Tarli Young
Manager – Research & Product Development
Tarli has a background in positive psychology and a passion for developing interventions to increase people’s wellbeing. She teaches and researches positive psychology at The University of Queensland, holds a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology and is currently undertaking a PhD in Psychology on mindfulness and wellbeing interventions. Tarli has also worked in training and project management for ten years across 15 countries. She focuses her work on translating research into trainings that help people increase their own long-term wellbeing.
Natasha Oldaker
Natasha Oldaker
Project Manager
Natasha is a highly motivated individual with exceptional organisation and project management skills and a passion to make a difference in people’s lives. Her diverse and comprehensive experience in consulting spans over 10 years most recently as a senior project manager and design consultant for a boutique leadership company. Working with industry leaders across a variety of sectors including Government, Insurance, Media, Mining, Transportation and Telecommunications. As part of her role she provided project management, facilitation, training, mentoring, and coaching to internal and external stakeholders. Natasha holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Major) which compliments her strong commitment to providing high quality service and excellent relationship management.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw

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