:: Possibilities Consulting
"Lisa's facilitation of strategic conferences and discussions enables participants to develop outcomes of high value to their organisation."

John Trevillyan
General Manager,
Workplace Performance
Mt Eliza Centre for Executive Development
Melbourne Business School

Who we are

Possibilities Pty Ltd is a small consultancy working to make a big difference.

Our purpose is to…

…help our clients work with their stakeholders to find agreement on issues that are important to the wider community.

Our vision is for…

…positive outcomes for clients and their stakeholders that no one thought possible.

Our core business is to…

…assist clients with the design and implementation of stakeholder engagement and decision making frameworks.

We manage whole processes, including

  • issues assessment
  • process design
  • hands-on facilitation of complex group negotiations and meetings.

We also:

  • Design and facilitate strategic and planning/review retreats
  • Design and facilitate leadership development programs

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Our working approach

We do as we promise. Sounds trite, but how often do you spend as much time managing the ‘consultant’ as you do the actual project?

We always have our eye on the end game. At the end of the day, what matters is the quality of the decisions made and the commitment to their implementation.

It’s a labour of love. Stakeholder engagement and policy work is our way of making a difference in the world. We are passionate about our efforts at helping groups and individuals talk with each other productively and make better decisions.

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The team

Lisa Barrand

Master of Management (Org. Systems) (Monash); Grad Dip Bus. (HRM) (Deakin); BA (Melb) Accreditations: MBTI (EIR), Firo-B, Benchmarks, Belbin Team Roles.

Lisa is a seasoned facilitator and leadership educator with a passion for results.

Lisa formerly worked as a Program Director for the Mt Eliza Centre for Executive Education (Melbourne Business School). Her teaching areas include strategy execution, systems thinking and organisational learning. Clients have included TXU, The Great Barrier Marine Park Authority, Nike Australia, Simplot, Orica and Sanofi.

In founding Possibilities Pty Ltd, Lisa wanted to create a vehicle that focussed on collaboration-based approaches to policy and decision making. She brings facilitation finesse, process transparency and leading edge consultation design methodologies to these projects.

Possibilities Pty Ltd punches above its weight through collaborations with a range of other like minded educational and consulting professionals.

Lisa’s work assists diverse parties to collaborate on projects where interests appear to be in conflict and productive conversations would otherwise be difficult. Recent projects have included work for the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council and the Department of Environment and Heritage.

Lisa continues her relationship with Melbourne Business School leading and teaching on a number of programs including the highly regarded 5-day Advanced Negotiations Program and the Senior Managers Program.

Lisa also consults on issues surrounding strategic performance management, particularly the concept of strategic focus and the Balanced Scorecard. Consulting clients have included Aurora Energy, Huon Pty Ltd, Loy Yang Power and Tattersall’s.

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Angela Wood

The ultimate 'multi-tasker', Angela she has worked as a Program Manager for the Cranfield Business School and as the Office Manager for a number of businesses both here in Australia and in the U.K.

At Possibilities Pty Ltd, Angela manages the material and scheduling logistics of events. She is often the first contact for our customers who both love her upbeat pommy approach and can-do attitude!

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