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Yvonne Willich

Yvonne is a psychologist who has worked in both counselling and organisational roles. For over 20 years she has helped individuals, boards and organisations untangle the people issues which have reduced their effectiveness.

She has a deep understanding of motivation, personality, leadership and human behaviour and uses this knowledge to increase self-awareness in others.

Yvonne has extensive experience assessing the leadership capability of executives in large government and private organisations.  She has worked with executive recruiters to select leaders most capable of achieving commercial and cultural transformation.

Yvonne will also identify the leaders within an organisation who exert greatest positive influence and who will be most effective in driving organisational improvement. She will highlight the positive forces and the risks in the existing culture, addressing both to achieve sustainable change.

Yvonne has improved the culture in workplaces where staff surveys indicated low confidence in leadership and poor morale. The human and financial improvements were evaluated by Melbourne University.


  • Cultural assessment for boards and organisations
  • Leadership capability assessment
  • Leadership coaching
  • Conflict management and mediation.

Education and accreditation

  • Bachelor Behavioural Science
  • Grad Dip Applied Clinical Psychology
  • Bachelor Education.

Significant engagements

  • Strategic review NBN Co
  • Statutory Authority Board and executive review.

In the community

  • Pro bono mentoring
  • Mental health support.

Published work

  • Corporate Culture; the questions: Boardroom Report AICD
  • Motivation and Remuneration: Inherent contradictions – CEO magazine
  • Culture, truth and Human Bias – KM.

Hear from teachers who have attended a Critical Agendas Event

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Liberty Hatzidimitriou

“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”


Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s

It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs

A big THANK YOU once again


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Tania The Geelong College

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Paul Dillon

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Tim Livy

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Tamara Rundle

The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!

Susan Snooks

Loved the passion of the Presenters

Ivana Ryan

Inspirational Speakers –  the knowledge gained will be so beneficial in my classrooms

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