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Staff

  • Sarah Barlow - Director of Marana Consulting Group

    Sarah initially qualified as a trainer with Dale Carnegie Training®, one of the largest global training organisations.  She was a regional manager and worked with different levels of staff, including executive level, completing assignments across Europe for leading global brands and public sector services.  Moving to Australia in 2006, Sarah worked for the Strategic Projects Division of the New South Wales Department of Premier and Cabinet before joining Marana.

    With a background in communication, management, customer service and business development, Sarah brings her expertise and experience to the role of Director of Marana Consulting Group working on various assignments to enhance fundamental skills that impact performance.

    ‘Theory has it’s place in developing skills and knowledge and my passion is to provide practical, workable strategies that people can apply to real workplace situations and challenges.  A favourite question of mine to answer is ‘So what?  How is this going to help me improve performance in my role or in the organisation?’

    Sarah Barlow - Director of Marana Consulting Group


    Qualifications & Accreditations

    BA (Hons) First Class
    Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®
    Team Management Profile®
    Linking Skills Profiles®

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    • ‘Sarah is a bundle of energy. Her infectious enthusiasm is a fantastic asset whether it be engaging with clients in the training room or face-to-face in the board room. 
She is a self-starter, reliable and above all else committed and loyal.’

      Michael Barker, Managing Director, PDG

    • ‘Sarah is a talented trainer who is able to reach her audience, inspiring and challenging them to reach new ground. I highly recommend Sarah for executive and staff training.’

      Melissa Karlsson, Human Resources Professional

       

    • ‘Sarah has a fantastic ability to combine a practical, no nonsense approach to coaching & development with her knowledge of emotional intelligence and the challenges that individuals and organisations face every day. 

In a training environment, she is a challenging and impressive facilitator, who quickly gains commitment from individuals to develop the skills, and make the changes, that they need.’

      Stella Bowdell, FCMI MIC

    • I have worked with Sarah to deliver a new train the trainer program for our company. Our program was a definite success with 100% satisfaction, 100% effectiveness, 100% quality and 100% recommended to others. Sarah was excellent in adapting to our audience. Her delivery of the program as a facilitator was highly rated by our participants: “Sarah was very concise & organised, clear in her presentation styles & knowledgeable.” “Marana trainers were exceptional. Both very good and clearly knew there stuff. Great trainers”.

      Alexandra Lederer, Learning & Development Specialist, Genea

  • Patricia Healy  - Director of Marana Consulting Group

    Patricia has an impressive career history encompassing engineering project management, people management and human resources consulting.  For over 18 years she has assisted a range of organisations in both private and public sectors to improve their performance through developing and implementing effective human resources solutions.  Patricia has been involved in the project management and change management of a number of major outsourcing contracts as part of business and government reform, including restructuring, implementing procedures and systems often with large training and development components.

    Patricia has a passion for improving the project management expertise in organisations and developing the potential and skills of leaders and managers through training and coaching.  Her expertise includes performance management and assisting organisations, managers and individuals identify areas to improve and then implement performance improvement plans.

    ‘The challenge for me is to devise ways for people to acquire knowledge, skills and expertise as quickly and efficiently as possible and enjoy the process!  I want people to walk away from any workshop or coaching with skills and techniques they feel confident to apply directly to better manage their own workplace situations.’

    Patricia Healy - Director of Marana Consulting Group

    Qualifications & Accreditations

    B.Sc.(Hons.), M.Sc, M.Comm.
    Diploma of Government (Project Management)
    Diploma of Project Management
    Certificate IV in Training & Assessment
    Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®)
    Team Management Profile®
    Linking Skills Profiles®

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    • ‘Patricia was an outstanding presenter and the participants really appreciated her motivating presentation style and the energy she brought to the session. Her examples were relevant and drew on her managerial experiences. Job well done.’

      Judith Clear, Manager Workplace Training, Public Sector

    • ‘Patricia has been providing my company with Management courses over several years and has developed a following because of her depth of knowledge and her delivery style. Bringing many experiences to the table (mostly outside of our field of engineering) Patricia conveys honesty and participants just naturally get involved. Patricia has been a strong influence on my own development - not only for work but also with my personal/family life.’

      Rodney Rose, Learning and Development Professional

    • “I have worked for a number of organisations across public and private sectors – international and Australian, blue collar and white collar. In each of these assignments whenever I’ve required interventions in areas such as team building, interpersonal skill development or training - or required workshops to be facilitated to improve employee performance, my first thoughts are always “I’ll check Patricia Healy’s availability”. I do this because Patricia has a great ability to quickly understand issues and pick up on what needs to be changed or what skill development is required. The outcomes are always effective and there is always a very positive ROI.”

      Colin Cowell, Murrumbidgee Area Health