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

Anna grew up on a caravan park on the northeast coast of England, she is one of 5 Sisters, several of which had physical and learning disabilities. As a child, she spent most of her childhood fighting prejudice and finally went into the care system for a short time before braving the world alone at the…

Anna grew up on a caravan park on the northeast coast of England, she is one of 5 Sisters, several of which had physical and learning disabilities. As a child, she spent most of her childhood fighting prejudice and finally went into the care system for a short time before braving the world alone at the tender age of 16. The good news is Anna was lucky enough to have found and understood her WHY from a young age. Her early life experience helped her develop a strong passion for equality and a vision for change. She worked optimistically and focussed on putting herself through college, university and a masters degree.

After working on various community development projects in Europe, Africa and Asia the idea to set up a company with a clear vision for social and environmental change was born with the aim of paying forward a percentage of revenue generated from mutual business partnerships.

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

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…

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

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…

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.

Simona Baena Duque

Member Experience

Simona looks after member experience and is one of the kindest people for the job. We are very lucky to have her with us after studying an MBA major in Sustainable Enterprise and Responsible Management at the University of Technology Sydney. Simona has years of experience in marketing, communications and business administration in multinational companies…

Simona looks after member experience and is one of the kindest people for the job. We are very lucky to have her with us after studying an MBA major in Sustainable Enterprise and Responsible Management at the University of Technology Sydney. Simona has years of experience in marketing, communications and business administration in multinational companies in Columbia and Australia. These sectors include sports, media and fast moving consumer goods industries.

Simona works to support our members and ensure they have all the knowledge, resources and training to be able to make the impact they want to be in the world. This relationship approach to program development ensures we build training and education specific to the needs of the leaders we work with.

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.

 

 

Tatiana Trevisan

Bambuddha Research Lead - Corporate Kindness Project

Tatiana has over 12 years of work experience working in sustainability and social impact in several sectors of society, government, the private sector and non-profit organizations. In 2010, Tatiana became the person responsible for the environmental agenda of Ethos Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (NGO), financing and managing several projects related to corporative sustainability, especially…

Tatiana has over 12 years of work experience working in sustainability and social impact in several sectors of society, government, the private sector and non-profit organizations. In 2010, Tatiana became the person responsible for the environmental agenda of Ethos Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (NGO), financing and managing several projects related to corporative sustainability, especially focused on themes related to biodiversity, climate change and sustainable supply chains (including slave labour issues and human rights). After that, Tatiana worked at Walmart as the head for sustainability, which included responsibilities for the development of the company’s strategy in Brazil, managing budget, making cross-sectoral partnerships and implementing projects related to sustainability in the operation and in the supply chains and gender equity. After leaving Walmart in 2016 to join a Master Program on Social Entrepreneurship at Macquarie University with the ambition to learn more about new business models that can speed up the transition to a more sustainable society. Tatiana now joins us as Good for Business Coach and is leading on our Conscious Leadership Research.

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.

 

 

 

Adam Blatch

Bambuddha Group Advisory Council (Chair)

A leadership executive who specializes in organisational transformation to support business growth through strategy development, governance, human resources, workplace health & safety, project management and change management. Adam has been dedicated to the social sector for over 20 years and possesses a genuine passion for the positive impact that not-for-profit organisations can have on peoples…

A leadership executive who specializes in organisational transformation to support business growth through strategy development, governance, human resources, workplace health & safety, project management and change management.

Adam has been dedicated to the social sector for over 20 years and possesses a genuine passion for the positive impact that not-for-profit organisations can have on peoples lives. His experience encompasses a variety of roles from operations, to program development and delivery. Adam brings all of this together with Bambuddha Group offering leadership coaching for purpose-led organisations.

Adam has an MBA as well as qualifications in Human Resources, WHS, Management and Governance.

Adam is also a senior advisor to Bambuddha Group, heading up the advisory council.

Our Delivery Partners

Our carefully selected delivery partners provide workshops, knowledge and resources to ensure our members can access a wide range of workshops, education, programs and events.

Vanessa Cullen
Vanessa Cullen

Forward Thinking Design

Sophia Tremenheere

Wholistic Creatives Co.

Paul Connell

Build on Purpose

Trudy Johnston
Trudy Johnston

Vim + Zest

Julie Phillis
Julie Phillis

Lumine Consulting

Matthew Wright-Simon
Matthew Wright-Simon

Eco Creative

Gina Yallamas
Gina Yamallas

Urban Shaman

Jack Jones
Jack Jones

The Banksia Project

Claire Quigley
Claire Quigley

Launchpad9

Catherine NGO
Catherine Ngo

Keynoteworthy

Doreen Brown
Doreen Brown

Doreen Brown

Abby Clemence
Abby Clemence

Infinity Sponsorship

Sherilyn Robinson

Kafnu Alexandria

Adam Hart
Adam Hart

Beaumont People

Dominique Antarakis
Dominique Antarakis

Heart For Causes

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