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Imogen Wareing
B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology (London University
The Growth Connection Principal


    Imogen Wareing
    B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology (London University)
    Post Graduate Certificates in
      • Education
      • Psychology
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator I & II
    • DiSC
    • Master Facilitation (Michael Grinder)
    • Counselling Skills I & II
    • Conflict Resolution (CRN)
    • Belbin Team Roles
    • Train the Trainer & Advanced Training Skills
    • Manager as Coach (Knowdell)
    • Human Development (Jean Houston)
    • Career Development Instruments (Knowdell)
    • Neuro Linguistic Programming (James)
    • Accelerated Learning Techniques (McGregor)

    Professional Memberships
    • Australian Human Resources Institute
    • Women & Management Inc (Past Executive Manager)
    • International Mentoring Association
    • Australian Association of Career Counsellors
    • Chamber of Commerce NSW
    • Career Planning and Adult Development Network (USA)

    Career Summary

    Imogen has over twenty six years successful experience as a Human Resources Manager and Consultant including organisational change, mentoring, career planning and development and leadership. Her particular strengths lie in applying her knowledge of organisation dynamics to people development and personal growth and change.

    During her consulting career with Urwick International, Price Waterhouse Urwick and in the last fourteen years of managing her own consultancy firm, Imogen has established an excellent reputation for her integrity and successful solutions. She is a warm and inspiring facilitator, and she has become recognised as a public speaker and spokesperson on organisational change, mentoring and women's issues. Imogen also combines her extensive management and consulting experience to offer individual corporate coaching, supporting clients in their development to reach their true organisational potential.

    Summary of Relevant Experience


    Imogen is regarded as one of the leading Australian experts in mentoring. Frequently called upon for her opinions by journalists, Imogen is also an accomplished speaker and writer in this area. Imogen has successfully designed, implemented and evaluated twenty-seven mentoring programs throughout Australia, ranging in focus from front line staff, to graduates, to executives. Each program is designed to fit the unique needs of the organisation and its objectives. Mentoring program objectives have included leadership development, staff retention, graduate induction, career progression, affirmative action and effecting major organisational change.

    A selection of the twenty-seven organisations includes
    • Department of Fair Trading• State Rail Authority of NSW
    • BHP Transport & Logistics • Pfizer Australia
    • Citibank• BHP Engineering
    • Westpac Banking Corporation• Austrade
    • Commonwealth Department of
    Finance and Administration
    • Australian Libraries and
    Information Association
    • Sydney Water• MLC / Lend Lease
    • AGL• Zurich Australia
    • Australian Securities Commission• ABC Television

    Leadership and Management Development

    Imogen has extensive experience with the development of managers within organisations. She uses a wide variety of tools and programs to facilitate this development, from mentoring and coaching, to career development and specific leadership skills training for managers and executives. Her diverse training background allows Imogen to offer exactly what is needed, whether through a formal needs analysis or facilitating spontaneous discussions in workshops.

    Some of the organisations for which Imogen has designed, implemented and evaluated programs designed specifically to develop management skills include
    • Pfizer Australia• CSR Ltd
    • NSW Lotteries• Zurich
    • State Rail Authority of NSW• Sydney Water Utilities
    • AGL• ABC Television
    • Family Planning Association of NSW 

    Facilitation and Change Management

    Imogen has been asked to facilitate numerous complex planning and problem solving meetings and conferences over the last fourteen years. She has worked across a diverse range of groups from executive teams strategic planning and crisis facilitation through middle management and supervisors to blue and white collar front line staff in transport, timber, finance, quarrying, mining, minerals manufacturing, laboratory research and call centres, to support them through handling change and enhancing their skills and self esteem.

    Imogen creates a safe environment of trust and her sincere, natural and humorous style enables rapid and effective rapport so that groups can open up their concerns, deal with them and shift to positive and empowered attitudes and behaviours.

    The facilitation of strategic planning sessions, and the changes they are deciding upon/implementing are inextricably linked. Organisations that Imogen had worked with to strategically plan, and deal with the complexities of change, include
    • CSR Limited• Towers Perrin
    • Toyota Financial Services• CSR Sugar and CSR Sugar M.I.S.
    • NSW Lotteries• UNSW - Faculty of Fine Arts
    • First State Computers• Legal & General Insurance
    • Australian Freedom from
    Hunger (now Care Australia.)
    • Lions Club International

    Career Development

    Imogen has been heavily involved in this area for the past sixteen years, and has a wealth of experience to offer both individuals, as a career coach, and workshop groups. She has designed, delivered and evaluated a range of programs focusing on issues such as executive career development, retention of key groups (front line staff, women, minority groups,) manager as career coach, personal effectiveness skills, and career transition programs.

    Clients that Imogen has partnered with to deliver career development services include
    • ABC Television• City Rail South
    • Digital Australia• Department of Finance
    • Legal Aid Commission of NSW• AGAL
    • Sydney Water• Department of Health and Family Services
    • CSR Formica• Zurich Australia
    • Ford Australia• Westpac

    Harassment and Discrimination Awareness

    Imogen has designed, conducted and evaluated many programs throughout organisations to highlight the issues of harassment, diversity and discrimination. These have ranged from stand alone programs within specific business units to complete evaluations of organisations' approach to harassment and diversity issues.

    Organisations for whom Imogen has provided similar services include
    • AMP• CSR Sugar
    • City Rail North, North West & South• NSW Health
    • NSW Libraries Association• Legal & General Insurance
    • Legal Aid Commission of NSW• Women & Management Inc.
    • Dept of Industry, Technology & Commerce• ABC Television
    • Bankers Trust• CSR Shipping


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