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Pathways Australia has been providing management advice and support for not-for-profit (for purpose) organisations like yours since 2001.

Pathways Australia is the most experienced not-for-profit management and advisory consultancy in Australia. You won’t find a more passionate group of people than the Pathways Australia team… because we truly believe that community service organisations make a positive difference to our planet and we want to help you to do that. It doesn’t matter what your mission is, your size or your location, we have the knowledge, expertise and solutions to help. And that’s why… Our Mission is to help you achieve yours!

We are widely acknowledged as the leading provider of leadership and management advice and support for Australia’s community service organisations. Whether you need assistance with an organisational review, strategic planning, governance, human resources management or management training, we can support you … and at a price you can afford.

Our consultants are highly qualified, but perhaps even more importantly they all have significant experience in working for and with community service organisations. We know what challenges you face and we can help you meet them.

of attendees rated their course experience 5/5
54 %

5/5

'So much knowledge and information provided - all the tools I need to improve in and out of the workplace'

Jil, Nov 2022

5/5

'The trainer was excellent. Easy to follow - made learning easier. Will benefit me hugely at work and in life'

Tine, Sep 2022

How We Can Help

Led by director, Peter Holdsworth, our team of highly credentialed consultants and facilitators have the knowledge, experience and practical skills that demonstrate unrivalled abilities to understand the internal challenges faced within organisations of all types and sizes to add value to your organisation.

Our Professional Development Courses have always been recognised for their focus on imparting practical skills and knowledge that empower participants to become more effective leaders, managers and team members immediately.

Our Human resources management services and solutions are tailored to suit your organisation’s individual needs. We’re here to support organisations with strategic planning, culture-building, recruitment, performance management, team development, employee engagement and everything else you need to be sure that your team and organisation are operating at a high level. We know what works (and what doesn’t) and will partner with you to bring your organisation clear and relevant solutions.

What we believe

We believe that the right advice and support can bring lasting positive change to an organisation. With experienced experts by your side supporting healthy organisational growth and employee engagement, your organisation can focus on achieving its mission.

What we do

We work with organisations to encourage employee engagement, professional development, organisational strategy, capacity building and more. By providing effective and affordable solutions, we help you achieve your mission.

Our results

Achieving the results you need is what we focus on, and for us, that’s what matters. To do that we actively listen, understand, and work collaboratively.  We view our client relationships as partnerships.

Why Us?

Experience

We’re a management consulting firm backed by 20+ years of experience. We specialise in supporting NFP organisations just like yours!

Results-driven

Our methodology works and exists to help your organisation thrive. With our strong history and skillset, you can trust our industry expert consultants to achieve extraordinary results. 

Affordable

Our fees are reasonable and tailored to your needs.

Attentive support

Our experienced team are not into generic answers. We take the time to provide support and advice specific to your needs.

Responsive

We actively listen, then understand and then act with a solution-based mindset.

Our People

Peter Holdsworth - Pathways Australia

Peter Holdsworth

Director

Peter Holdsworth

Peter is one of Australia's most experienced, respected and sought-after advisors to community service organisations. He has spent much of his adult life involved in the leadership and management of community service organisations as a senior executive, board member and chairperson. His knowledge of the sector is unrivalled in Australia. Peter has post-graduate qualifications in leadership and management, is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is also a Churchill Fellow. His ability to quickly understand what are often complex and difficult organisational challenges is well known as is his reputation for finding effective and manageable solutions!

Samantha Carew

Operations & Marketing Manager

Sam has responsibility for managing the office

Samantha Carew

Sam has responsibility for managing the office so that things happen and the work gets done. She also regularly tells Peter what he has to do, when and how ... and gets away with it. Sam is unflappable!

Dee Hill

Finance Manager

De keeps the company's accounts in order!

Dee Hill

De keeps the company’s accounts in order… so if we owe you money give her a call. We are often graced with the presence of ‘Frankie’, her Boston Terrier who sometimes appears more switched on than us!
Tessa Brady - Pathways Australia

Tessa Brady

Admin & Event Coordinator

Originally from the Gold Coast, our bubbly Tessa has found her home in Melbourne and at PA HQ.

Tessa Brady

Tessa is responsible for managing administrative tasks within the organisation. With her strong communication and interpersonal skills, she is able to effectively communicate with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders to ensure that business operations run smoothly.

Sarah Reeves

Relationship Manager

Sarah's strong communication skills support her important role in supporting clients.

Sarah Reeves

Sarah's a natural when it comes to building rapport and catering to clients' needs. She's always up for a chat and ready to support clients with their needs.
Christine-Wilson - Pathways Australia

Christine Wilson

Course Facilitator

Chris can teach you 'how to win friends and influence people'.

Christine Wilson

The Pathways equivalent of Dale Carnegie, Chris can teach you 'how to win friends and influence people' through building your emotional intelligence and conflict resolution skills'. She believes anyone can do it ... and she's right!
Wendy Joucm - Pathways Australia

Wendy Jocum

Course Facilitator

Wendy is an accredited experienced coach and facilitator

Wendy Jocum

Wendy Jocum is an accredited, experienced coach and facilitator. Her expertise lies in all areas of people development for individuals and teams and she has a deep understanding of the ‘secrets’ of time management.
Lisa-Engel - Pathways Australia

Lisa Engel

Course Facilitator

Lisa is an accredited, experienced coach and facilitator.

Lisa Engel

Specilaising in psychotherapy, counselling, mindfulness training, coaching and of course stress management, Lisa has worked as a health psychologist to help people improve their health for most of her professional life.

Andrea Moody

Course Facilitator

Andrea's passion is demystifying accounting.

Andrea Moody

Andrea's passion is demystifying accounting, financial management, risk analysis and budgeting. She is a great presenter ... and specialising in those topics she needs to be!

Pat Stanley

Course Facilitator

For over 17 years, Pat has worked as a national training facilitator.

Pat Stanley

For over 17 years, Pat has worked as a national training facilitator, bringing over 30 years of diverse experience, expertise, knowledge and insights. Her studies in psychology, human behaviour and mediation and leadership have underpinned her success, and she is passionate about passing on her knowledge to others.

Venkat

IT Managerr

Venkat magically turns our good ideas into websites.

Venkat

Venkat magically turns words and photos and good ideas into our websites. He is also the-go-to person when the technology decides not to cooperate. He just gets the job done!

Marven Frias

Database Manager

Marven helps us to keep track of the people we communicate with.

Marven Frias

Marven uses all sorts of software programs to keep track of the many people and organisations we communicate with. His idea of fun and relaxation is to develop a new Excel spreadsheet!

Roshani Kahadawala

Finance Officer
Roshani’s efficient and meticulous nature ensures our finance team at Pathways Australia runs efficiently.

Roshani Kahadawala

Roshani supports the organisation by managing the payable and receivable business accounts. Her attention to detail and efficiency are just some of Roshani’s qualities that make her a valuable asset and team member.

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We’ve been achieving extraordinary results for nearly 20 years. We would love to work with you!

Ready to Talk?

Talk with one of our Consultants now and learn how we can support you

We’ve been achieving extraordinary results for nearly 20 years. We would love to work with you!

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