Mary Argese

Executive Business & Personal Life Coach


  • Graduate Diploma in Coaching
  • Accreditation in The Leadership Circle 360 Assessment
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business (HRM)
  • Bachelor of Science (Pathology/Organic Chemistry)
  • Advanced Shadow Coach Training Workshops
  • Coaching In Action Ontological Coaching Workshops

Mentor Coach for:

  • Centre for Entrepreneurship Curtin Business School WA
  • WA Business Assist
  • Innovation Centre WA


  • International Coaching Federation Member since 2006
  • Stirling Business Association 2006 – 2013

Mary Argese is an Executive Business Coach and a Personal Life Coach with over 8 years coaching experience including phone coaching internationally with Clients in London, Singapore, Interstate and the South West of WA.

Mary started her own business Life Coaching Success in 2006 while undertaking postgraduate studies in Coaching at Curtin University WA. She also became a member of the International Coaching Federation and actively participating. In 2008 Mary was invited to join the Mentor Coaching Team with the Entrepreneurial Unit for the Business School at Curtin University in 2008. Mary went on to found Coaching Business Success focusing on Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Communication, Relationship Development and Teamwork.

Mary’s methods draw on her experiences across a diverse range of businesses, industries and countless sessions with individual Clients and works with a customized and personalized approach which ensures results are consistent and repeatable when clients put the coaching into practice.

As an Executive Business Coach Mary believes that true change starts at the top and is led by example. This creates sustainable change across the business and its resources. She supports Clients to embrace the business Values, Vision and Mission and then reflect them in their actions. She has worked with Business Leaders who use coaching as a safe space to reflect and develop as it can be ‘lonely at the top’. She can coach a technical minded person to develop into a Leader. She works in Family Businesses, developing the communication and boundaries of family members. She has experience in Shadow Coaching, using real time feedback (versus the reflective model).  She has Coached Teams.

As a Personal Life Coach Mary works with individuals and couples to achieve their goals by increasing their self-awareness resulting in learning and growing within themselves. They develop self-belief, increased energy, confidence and are happier. Clients become more accepting and proactive in their lives because they feel they now have purpose and have found direction. They leave Coaching with increased, fulfilling lives and healthier happier relationships.

Arlene Quinn



  • Certified Practitioner ‘The Leadership Circle (TLC)’
  • Certified Click Colours Practitioner IICF credentials
  • International Coach Federation leadership positions in both WA and Australia since 2003
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

Qualified as a certified graduate from the leading International coach school- CoachU, Arlene has over 2000 hours of coaching experience with more than 200 clients, over a period of 16 years. Women of diverse backgrounds have gained business experience, through her mentorship, when serving 10 years with Business and Professional Women. As a practicing health professional, she has held nursing and people development leadership positions in the WA public sector, and community services not for profit organisations. She is sought after for her ability to comprehend the impact of complex legislative, political and environmental landscapes leaders and managers work in.

She provides individual and group coaching for Executives, managers and teams using her skills in performance coaching, and transformative leadership coaching. She uses ontological coaching approaches that support positive changes in language and messaging for her coaching clients as they embrace different approaches to their leadership. She offers insights around clients having better conversations that engage their people.

Arlene is a natural promoter of human performance. She is conscientious, values honesty, and integrity and has experience of working with people from diverse backgrounds. She is often described as an enabler to support people to tap more into their emotional states around transition and change; to see areas where authenticity in their work or life could be improved. Her way of being is to have everyone she works with learn how to “live life lightly”. She is able to work with clients seeking career advancement or development, or re-engineering processes for service excellence she encourages leaders and managers to observe the changes arising out of the coaching process to empower and develop themselves, and others on their team.  Arlene has an eclectic coaching style developed over many years of using different models of coaching to offer coaching conversations that will support and extend the Coachee’s decision making. Bridges Stages & Hudson’s Phases of Transition and Kegan, also CoachU models e.g. Who/What/How Model and the Five-Step Coaching Conversation are used where appropriate.

Ben Ingham



  • Graduate Diploma in Coaching
  • Graduate Certificate in Management
  • Cert IV Front Line Management
  • Cert IV Training and Assessment
  • Cert III Emergency Response Surface and Underground Mine Rescue.

Ben’s extensive mining sector history encompasses coaching, change management, safety leadership, health and safety, emergency response and technical services programs. His energetic and pragmatic approach to facilitating change ensures managers and frontline workers alike feel comfortable working with him, enabling a high level of learning and an insight into how and why the various models he presents can be applied to all aspects of life. His values of respect and integrity enable him to build strong relationships with people at all levels of an organization.

Ben is the IEMS representative to the WA DMP Mine Survey Board, Grade 1 Authorised Mine Surveyor, accredited Engineering Surveyor, a Sub Editor for the Journal of Spatial Science, member of the SSSI, and a member of the Deakin University Alumini.

Mary Jo Harris



  • Accredited ACC Coach with International Coach Federation Australasia
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Grad Dip Counselling
  • Diploma Professional Coaching

Mary-Jo is an experienced facilitator and coach with over 20 years training under AQTF standards for federal, state and private organizations. She has served on the board of an NGO and has also served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of a private national company based in Perth. She provides professional development in the form of one on one support to clients, particularly in the area of workplace coaching, leadership and management coaching and career enhancement. Her role as facilitator and group coach engages her with clients right across the Public Sector and she is regarded one of the lead facilitators in the provision of training around Accountable and Ethical Decision Making to government agencies and boards.

Mary-Jo also works with The Winding Staircase which has given her the opportunity to engage with clients through leadership programs such as the Public Sector Commission’s Pathways to Leadership, the Aboriginal Leadership Development program for Health WA and a Leadership program for Main Roads, WA. She also works with personal Clients regarding career and personal issues.  Her clients describe her as a “practical people person” who is very empathetic and possesses a great sense of humour.

She enjoys partnering with her clients around resilience in the workplace as a tool to cope with the continual change and challenges they encounter in their various work related roles. She has courageous conversations with Clients to help them confront issues they wish to resolve and partners them as they make the changes they wish to see. Mary Jo is passionate about the effectiveness of coaching as a truly transformative adult learning and development space.

Christine Smith



  • Master in Health Professional Education
    University of WA
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences
    Curtin University
  • Certificate IV in Professional Coaching
  • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Certificate in Aboriginal Culture and Health
  • Certificates in Yoga and Meditation
  • Diplome d’Etat d’Infirmière
    Nursing College Paris-France

Accreditations / Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)- Nursing Registration
  • Executive Leadership Member ICF WA Chapter
  • Accredited with the International Yoga Alliance
  • UWA and Curtin University Alumni

Christine is a Professional Coach, a Health Professional Educator and Registered Nurse with particular expertise in health and wellness, social and cultural diversity and cross-cultural communication.

Christine has developed strong professional development and team facilitation skills from her 25 years’ experience in working within the health institutions, tertiary education sectors, schools, NGO’s and private entreprises in South East Asia and Australia.

Originally from France, Christine is bi-lingual in French and English. Through her relocation experiences, academic studies, research and professional roles, Christine has gained significant exposure and knowledge in assisting and motivating individuals and professionals to become self-aware and to self-care in order to grow and reach their ultimate potential in their workplace and personal life.

Christine has a genuine interest in people and human diversity. Her intellectual agility and strong listening and communication skills combined with her holistic approach and techniques have proven very potent in allowing her clients to transition and quickly move towards reaching their potential.

With her passion, experiences, expertise and creative approach to life, Christine brings a contagious energy to understanding and helping her clients revitalise their careers, private lives and overall health and wellness.

Grahame Van Dyk



  • Diploma in Life Coaching
  • B.Sc. Hons (Quantity Surveying)
  • B.Sc. Hons (GIS)
  • Cert IV Business


  • ACC Accreditation with ICF
  • NLP Practitioner (ANLPB)
  • Spiral Dynamics: Profiling & Coaching Facilitator (National Values Centre (NVC): Santa Barbara)

Prior to becoming a coach and mentor Grahame has worked in the construction industry for 25 years as a Construction Professional. During this time of his career, he managed a wide variety of projects and people in different countries.
Grahame is passionate about adding value, supporting and assisting people on a personal and businesses level through growth and change, by serving, caring, being respectful and sensitive to their life conditions and internal challenges. Having gone through some challenging real life experiences, hardships and powerful breakthroughs, he has  come out the other end with personal insights into what’s holding people back.
Grahame’s focus within the mentoring and coaching environment has been towards internal business development, career orientation for employees and structure forming within the organization. Being an employee or business owner requires clarity on where you want to go, understanding the purpose and laying out a map of how to achieve the goals. Matching people with career paths and business owners with purpose is a dream come true for him.
“Values Matter” Understanding why visions, missions, goals and strategy go astray in any size of organization is fundamental. Through mapping organizational and individual values natural environments are created where decision making is at the core and fosters best fit approaches with careers, strategies, vision and organizational purpose. People don’t leave their values, ways of thinking, worldviews and decision making processes at home when they go to work.  Using this information leads to designing and understanding a business that’s natural to what the owners want, what the values truly are and placing / utilizing best fit throughout the organization, in terms of the human potential and paves a new way of doing business.

Keith Barrot


Sales Trainer / Mentor / Speaker.

Author “4 Qualities of the Successful Sales Professional” & “Selling as a Career”.

Keith has been a salesman all his working life. Starting with a holiday job behind the counter of a men’s wear store at 14 he has been a Salesman for almost five decades. Over his career Keith has sold giftware, pharmaceuticals, hot water systems, floor treatment, irrigation equipment and real estate. He is proud to say he has walked the walk and talked the talk.  Having also been a Service, Sales and State Manager for a national company and the owner of two Real Estate practices he fully appreciates and understands what is involved in running a business.

Keith’s focus areas include:

  • Developing Staff so they have the knowledge, skills and ability to solve their sales issues
  • Building businesses into strong sales oriented organisations
  • Sales planning, training and assisting with sales management
  • Customer & client contact
  • Prospecting
  • Cold calling
  • Closing the sale
  • Supporting non-sales staff understand the importance of sales, clients & customers to the business

Dr. Rachel Berrisford



  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Advanced Diploma in Life Coaching
  • Executive and Organisational Coaching Certificate
  • Change Management Professional Certification

Accreditations/Professional Registrations

  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)- Medical Practitioner
  • General Medical Council, UK – Specialist in General Psychiatry
  • Member Coach with International Coach Federation Australasia
  • Member Coach of the Association for Coaching

Rachel is a registered Medical Practitioner with additional Specialist training in mental health, a Personal and Professional Coach, and champion for change. She is the researcher, speaker, author and facilitator of various Communication Skills Programmes, and a health and wellbeing assessor and educator with a particular interest in workplace health and culture.

Rachel has worked in both public and private mental health, and in the tertiary education sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom for over 20 years. She is expert in Communication Skills, having worked for several years in the Communication and Clinical Practice Domain at Notre Dame University Medical School, latterly as Associate Professor and Chair of the Domain.

Since 2015, Rachel has also worked within the field of Occupational Medicine, providing physical and psychological assessments, advice and coaching regarding the impact of work on health and vice versa.

Rachel’s core values of health, balance, wisdom, integrity, respect and creativity are the motivators behind her passion and holistic approach in creating coaching relationships, in which each and every client is empowered to realise their true potential.

Danielle Argese

Information Technology


  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Majoring in Internet Communications) & Bachelor of Commerce (Majoring in Marketing)

Danielle graduated from Curtin University and is our brilliant Marketing and Administration Manager. She is creating, editing and publishing content for our various publications, as well as managing the online distribution. She maintains our social media platforms. Danielle has a strong working knowledge of information technology, as from a young age she always had a passion for the online world, which then translated into her studying within this are at Curtin University. She does an incredible job for us!

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