We are keen to grow the organisation so please let us know if you are interested in working with us. You don't have to be bald to be on the team!!
New staff will be added to team as demand increases and their profile will be posted here.
All staff are hand-picked based on the calibre of their professional AND personal lives.
We believe that Aussie men have little time or respect for professionals who fail to practice what they preach.
We lead by example and aspire to live out the vision and values of BETTER MEN Australia.
We are not legalistic, acknowledging that no one is perfect and that all staff need to work on their own personal development.
We seek to maintain our authenticity and integrity through regular supervision and accountability.
The Team so far...
ROB KOCH Founding Director and Principal Consultant, Trainer & Speaker
VOCATION: Men's work consultant, trainer and speaker. Part-time with Southern Health as Men's Health and Parenting Educator. Formerly with City of Casey, Windermere Child & Family Services, Baptist Union of QLD, and RAAF. QUALIFICATIONS: Health Counselling, Life Coaching, Workplace Training, Theology & Ministry. SPECIALTIES: Fatherhood, Parenting, Men's Health,Men's Issues, Spirituality, Engaging Men. INTERESTS: Kayaking, Rugby League, Saxophone, Burma, Travel - basically any adventure. FAMILY: Married for over 30 years with Son (30) Daughter (26)
WAYNE LORDING Associate Director - Events, Mentoring and Motivational Speaker. Date with Dad's Champion
VOCATION: Full-time Sales and Marketing Executive. Acting and Modelling, Green Energy, Formerly with Hewlett Packard, Dell, IBM, Novell. QUALIFICATIONS: Leadership, Management, Electronics, Fixed & Rotary Wing Pilot, Life Keys Facilitation, Member of CEO Institute. SPECIALITIES: Mental and Physical Fitness, Overcoming adversity, Character Development. INTERESTS: Triathlons, Mountain Bike Riding, Flying, Modeling and Acting, Family, Skiing, Boating and Jetsking, Politics, Camping and 4x4, Farming, Motorbike Riding and Travel. FAMILY: Single. Daughter (9).
JOHN KOCH Associate Director - Adventures
VOCATION: Tradie - building fences, but currently studying for school chaplaincy. QUALIFICATIONS: Mentoring, Drug and Alcohol, Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment, SPECIALTIES: Adventure-based mentoring and team building, character development, problem solving, addictions, lateral thinking. INTERESTS: Kayaking, Snow Skiing, Dog Breeding, Macro Photography, Eighties Music. FAMILY: Repartnered, six children all up plus some adorable grandkids.
RICK WAKELIN Associate Director - Pit Stop Champion, Facilitator, Trainer, Speaker and Consultant
VOCATION: Counsellor, Parent Educator, Urology Teaching Associate (Menís Health), Presenter, Consultant.Former Soldier Australian Regular Army, Managing Director QUALIFICATIONS: Counselling, Management, Leadership, Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training SPECIALTIES: Menís Health & Wellbeing, Parenting, Relationships. INTERESTS: Presenting, teaching, mentoring, cooking, illusion magic, sustainability and the environment. FAMILY: Married for 20 years with two sons
PIERO NELVA Fatherhood Facilitation, Mentoring
VOCATION: Medical Scientist in Anatomical Pathology, formerly Lecturer in Pathology Testing at R.M.I.T., facilitator of men's group at QEC, speaker at Medical Science conferences. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Applied Science, Fellow of Australian Institute of Medical Scientists, Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training SPECIALTIES: Relationships, Men's spiritual journeys - my own is very much in progress. INTERESTS: lecturing, cycling, camping with family, reading, cooking and making of home produce, growing vegetables, suburban sustainability. FAMILY: Married with two daughters (6 and 3)
STEPHEN CONNOR Writer, Pit Stop Facilitator, Program Development and Personal Coaching
VOCATION: Family Services Case Manager and Group Facilitator, formerly an Audiologist and Bush Fire Case Manager. QUALIFICATIONS: Masters in Clinical Audiology, Bachelor of Science, Cert IV in Counselling, Occupational Health & Safety. SPECIALTIES: Grief and Loss, Parenting, Fitness, Environmental Issues, Animal Welfare. INTERESTS: Ocean Swimming, Photography, Classical Music, Reading Fiction, Writing. FAMILY: Recently married 'DINKY'
Mentoring, Facilitator, Trainer
VOCATION: Fire Fighter - Station Officer
QUALIFICATIONS: Diploma in Business Management; Cert IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor; Cert IV Fitness Trainer.
SPECIALTIES: Mentoring, Fitness, Health and Well-Being.
INTERESTS: My family will always come first; I get a kick out of watching my children achieve and interact. Most things in Health and Fitness. FAMILY: Married 15 years; 5 daughters aged 2 - 13.
Facilitator, Trainer, Speaker & Mentor
VOCATION: Former Police Officer and US Military Special Ops, now professional Trainer & Facilitator, Lecturer and Public Speaker,
QUALIFICATIONS: Master Trainer & Facilitator, Coaching &
Mentoring, Management, Leadership, Cert IV in WTA, Bachelor of Business