Working Hard,
Working Kind.

We believe in a future where every leader and organisation is committed to creating a sustainable world of equality and opportunity for all

Anna Sheppard
– Founder Bambuddha Group

We understand the imperative for leaders to meet the changing demands of its employees, customers, stakeholders and the environment. At Bambuddha we consider ourselves citizens of the world with a passion for making business a kinder and more optimistic place.

We work with leaders of all shapes and sizes, and we think you’ll find our approach inspiring to say the least.

Our team of coaches and delivery partners are experienced in conscious leadership, business strategy, marketing, partnerships, culture, customer engagement and environmental sustainability. Bambuddha Group really is a one-stop shop, and everything a socially minded and purpose led leader needs as they make the shift to working to solve social and environmental issues while building competitive advantage for thier organisation.

We’re positive, we’re experienced, we’re in the business of supporting our members to find solutions to complex systemic change.

Bambuddha Values

Balance

If we work as kind as we do hard success is inevitable.

Growth

We care about progress, embrace change and development.

Kindness

We are kind to ourselves and each other. We empower others to do the same.

Mutuality

We work to ensure all our partners and stakeholders have a mutual benefit.

Optimism

We approach life with a positive mindset and a good sense of humour.

Meet The Team

Our core group, experts in their fields, who we bring together to spearhead your leadership journey.

Anna Sheppard

Founder & CEO

(Strengths: Bravery, Creativity, Humour, Kindness, Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence) Anna is the founder and CEO of Bambuddha Group, An ALL INCLUSIVE peer to peer leadership development network. Anna has added value to hundreds of companies and inspirational leaders by showing them how to ‘work kinder.’ Anna is also the founder of several other major…

(Strengths: Bravery, Creativity, Humour, Kindness, Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence)

Anna is the founder and CEO of Bambuddha Group, An ALL INCLUSIVE peer to peer leadership development network. Anna has added value to hundreds of companies and inspirational leaders by showing them how to ‘work kinder.’

Anna is also the founder of several other major initiatives, including The Corporate Kindness Project, which is an Australian based research study focusing on the business benefits of working kind,  the first white paper was released in 2019 and is now a podcast show ‘Project Good Boss’ which is launching soon.

The Gamechangers Gathering is an annual event founded by Bambuddha Group which brings together thought leaders and social impact experts dedicated to creating change. Bambuddha Group hosts sustainable leadership keynote events every two months and provides coaching and training built to encourage members to collaborate, educate, evaluate and celebrate sustainable development.

Throughout her career, Anna has raised millions in funds for charities via mutual partnerships, created for social and environmental impact.

Anna’s storytelling is relatable, down to earth and fun. She is a real powerhouse who is optimistic and engaging. Anna takes the audience on a journey leaving people feeling educated and inspired to be the change they want to see in the world.

Now with almost 2 decades of experience working developing partnership & marketing strategy for leading charities, government and the private sector she is an old hand when it comes to showing the big fish how to give back. Book Anna to speak here

Rachel Mason

Marketing & Relationships

(Strengths: Gratitude, Fairness, Humour, Curiosity, Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence) Originally from the UK Rachel is our creative of the group. With an extensive background in marketing in both the corporate and NFP sector. With a degree in design and communication, she works with Bambuddha members and partners to tell the stories of impact from…

(Strengths: Gratitude, Fairness, Humour, Curiosity, Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence)

Originally from the UK Rachel is our creative of the group. With an extensive background in marketing in both the corporate and NFP sector.

With a degree in design and communication, she works with Bambuddha members and partners to tell the stories of impact from our community and to build impact into every alignment we make.

Rachel set up Aroura Studio to pursue her personal goal of empowering companies to make more social and environmental impact. Her style is very positive and she works with a holistic approach, Rachel is truly interested in supporting businesses behind the scenes to help accomplish their goals along with working to create a positive social impact freeing up busy business owners to do what they love to do. Rachel is a trained yoga teacher and meditation devotee, who is passionate about authentic, positive work culture and employee well-being. Rachel works with Bambuddha Group to offer Virtual Assistance including copywriting, FB Ad creation, Pinterest Management, Workshop & Webinar set up, EDMs and more.

Mariane Power

Director of Programs

(Strengths: Zest, Curiosity, Love of Learning) We are very proud to have Mariane Power working with us here at Bambuddha Group heading up the soon to be launched Bambuddha Leadership Lab. Mariane will be working with the team to design the next steps in our leadership research, learning and coaching program development. Mariane is unashamedly…

(Strengths: Zest, Curiosity, Love of Learning)

We are very proud to have Mariane Power working with us here at Bambuddha Group heading up the soon to be launched Bambuddha Leadership Lab. Mariane will be working with the team to design the next steps in our leadership research, learning and coaching program development.

Mariane is unashamedly obsessed with all things related to human potential, and her work is driven by her big audacious goal to see all unnecessary emotional pain and suffering eliminated within her lifetime. With a history of research contributions and practical applications of fostering purpose and potential across the lifespan, Mariane co-founded The Posify Group with her sister and partner in possibilities, Jenna O’Connell. Together, they are working to support the growth of impact-driven organisations and foster compassionate and courageous leaders who can navigate their teams through change. Their organisational work helps to fund the delivery of their immersive career programs for youth that seek to close the gap between education and employment for the next generation.

A sought after keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and executive coaching psychologist on behalf of The Posify Group, Mariane’s thought leadership dances between science and spirituality to address the human upgrade that is required for us to create solutions to today’s challenges. Mariane’s top strengths of zest and love of learning are reflected in her academic path, which boasts a Bachelor in Performance, a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and more recently a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Mariane has over 15 years experience in consulting, facilitation and corporate training for personal and strategic growth. Her work as a Leadership Coaching Psychologist in the corporate world further fuels her understanding of the necessary skills for the 21st Century workplace, and she has a particular interest in supporting our next generation to thrive.

Outside of The Posify Group, Mariane is proud to have extended her personal purpose to support a number of not-for-profit and for-purpose initiatives including The Luminosity Summit and Project Gen Z, and she currently extends her expertise in positive youth development as an Impact Leader on the Board for Ambisie.

Tom Goatly

Community Manager

(Strengths: Love, Humour, Honesty, Kindness, Judgement) Tom is the Community Manager and spends most of his days having impactful and purpose-led conversations with our members. His role is to ensure our community can access the services that will help them on their leadership journey including creating awesome events built to educate, inspire and create a…

(Strengths: Love, Humour, Honesty, Kindness, Judgement)

Tom is the Community Manager and spends most of his days having impactful and purpose-led conversations with our members. His role is to ensure our community can access the services that will help them on their leadership journey including creating awesome events built to educate, inspire and create a genuine connection. With varied expertise and a background in sales, hospitality and music production, Tom knows how to create the best KIND of vibes.

Lynne Parnell

Leadership Group Coach- Mid North Coast

With more than 30 years in leadership and management roles in the private and not-for-profit sector, Lynne heads up the Bambuddha Leadership Group and business impact community on the Mid North Coast.  Lynne based in Coffs Harbour has more than 13 years experience working within a governance and compliance framework and creating “Best Practice” systems…

With more than 30 years in leadership and management roles in the private and not-for-profit sector, Lynne heads up the Bambuddha Leadership Group and business impact community on the Mid North Coast.  Lynne based in Coffs Harbour has more than 13 years experience working within a governance and compliance framework and creating “Best Practice” systems that adhere to various legislative requirements while also ensuring first-hand engagement with key stakeholders. Enquire about joining the MNC leadership group today.

 

 

Emma Kirkaldy

Leadership Group Coach- Canberra

Emma heads up the Bambuddha Leadership Group and business impact community in Canberra and ACT. An experienced marketing and communications professional with expertise in developing and executing strategic campaigns and programs, new business development, C Suite counsel, crisis and issues management and social media/online campaigns.  Emma possesses outstanding team development and management skills and has…

Emma heads up the Bambuddha Leadership Group and business impact community in Canberra and ACT.

An experienced marketing and communications professional with expertise in developing and executing strategic campaigns and programs, new business development, C Suite counsel, crisis and issues management and social media/online campaigns.  Emma possesses outstanding team development and management skills and has experience in devising and implementing integrated communications and marketing campaigns.

Want to be part of the Canberra leadership group? Get in touch today.

 

 

 

Izzy Dugan

Digital Storyteller

(Strengths; Love, Humour, Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, Teamwork and Fairness) Izzy is our Digital Storyteller and Social Media Coordinator. Passionate about powerful stories of impact and change, Izzy brings with her a youthful turn of phrase backed by an extensive background in brand development, marketing strategy and content production. Only 23 years of age,…

(Strengths; Love, Humour, Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence, Teamwork and Fairness) Izzy is our Digital Storyteller and Social Media Coordinator. Passionate about powerful stories of impact and change, Izzy brings with her a youthful turn of phrase backed by an extensive background in brand development, marketing strategy and content production. Only 23 years of age, but don’t let the young face fool you 😉

Our Members

Our members and the wider community of partners contribute knowledge and resources to ensure our members can access a wide range of workshops, education, programs and events.

Fiona Vale

Humanico

Paul Rush
Paul Rush

Humanico

Pamela Bishop

Blooms The Chemist

Nicole Done

Xceptional Testing

Chenin Madden

Cre8ing Balance

Catherine Ngo

Keynote Worthy

Pablo Garcia

Colin Biggers & Paisley

Amy Whalley

Australian Network on Disability

Mahza Ahadiwand, CFRE

Childrens Cancer Institute

Simon Hall

The Hive

Amanda Mandell

Sonic Union

Selina Sork

shcBOND

Frank Choy

Capstone Consulting

Victoria Edghill

Relievables

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