Our Senior Leaders

Steve Barlow

Dr Steve Barlow

Steve holds a PhD in the psychology of change fitness and change readiness. He has a deep understanding of the change process and how people succeed at it – especially the psychological resources that enable them to unlock the success pattern of change. He was formerly a lecturer in change management to students undertaking MBAs and Masters in Leadership programs at the University of Tasmania. He is a change fitness coach, change readiness consultant, researcher, writer, and program developer. His award-winning doctoral research focused on the psychology of personal change fitness and how we can identify it. Steve’s varied career includes working in an oil refinery, leading a secondary school English Department, managing a cruising restaurant on Sydney Harbour, running anger management groups for maximum-security inmates, being a university lecturer, a VET teacher, and a researcher. Steve has written or co-authored 6 books and spoken at conferences in Australia and overseas. Since 2010 he has been a Director of The Change Gym. Learn More About Steve’s Background >>

Stephanie Barlow

Stephanie Barlow BA, B Soc Wk, Grad Dip Counselling, Cert IV in Business, CCFP, MAASW

Stephanie is a Director of The Change Gym. She has a background in psychology, counselling, and social work and has had extensive experience working in public sector organisations, both federal and state. She has also worked in the community, not-for-profit sector, managing over 150 volunteers. Stephanie is s Certified Change Fitness Coach and an Organisational Change Readiness Consultant. Stephanie also serves as an industry expert on change at the University of Tasmania.

Therese Wales Dip Counselling, Dip Prof Coaching, CCFP

Therese is a Senior Change Readiness Consultant and change fitness coach. She began her career in finance before moving into HR. Therese became HR Director of Procter & Gamble, a global Fortune 100 company. During her 24 years at P&G, Therese was involved in numerous large and small scale change projects. She has lived and worked in Australia, Asia, and North America. She is now an executive coach and a trained and accredited Change Fitness Coach and Organisational Change Readiness Consultant.