Ardans is a group of professionals with many years of experience in the creative industries. Ardans’ experts can help you unlock and realise your potential.

Kim Dalton

Accredited Executive Coach

Governance and management expert, individual development, organisational change, industry policy and advocacy

With over 30 years’ experience in strategic planning, management and leading organisational change, I’ve worked in executive leadership and CEO roles. I enjoy applying my global experience across government, business and industry entities to almost any individual or company.

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Jane Cruickshank

Accredited Executive Coach, Accredited Mediator, Vocational Education and Training qualifications

Leadership, strategic planning, individual development and organisational change

With over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles, in a variety of industries, my experience covers strategic planning, organisational change and successful staff management and succession planning. A qualified educator, trainer, executive coach and mediator, I can guide you on your professional journey.

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Penny Robins

Accredited Executive Coach

Strategy and project management

With a science degree in Psychology/Sociology and Diploma in Applied Social Studies I began my working life in the social welfare and community sectors, later moving to media. Holding a variety of senior executive management positions I am experienced in setting and implementing strategies for key policy areas including the screen industry, women’s workplace participation and government communications.

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Kim Dalton

Accredited Executive Coach

Governance and management expert, individual development,
organisational change, industry policy and advocacy

With over 30 years’ experience in strategic planning, management and leading organisational change, I’ve worked in executive leadership and CEO roles. I enjoy applying my global experience across government, business and industry entities to almost any individual or company.

“My greatest achievements as a manager have come from identifying the potential in others, and then working with them to get to a successful outcome. Coaching and mentoring have always been essential elements in my management approach.”

Decades of industry
experience

I have spent more than 30 years working in strategic planning, management and leading organisational change. In my executive leadership and CEO roles for ABC TV and the Australian Film Commission, I was exposed to many challenging situations and learned how to manage change. I’ve also worked globally with a range of government, business and industry entities.

Accredited Executive Coach,
governance and management expert

I combine years of real world experience with accreditation and training from the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and international post graduate management qualifications. I have a confident and calm approach and working with you I can help you achieve your goals.

Get in touch

+61 417 258 813
kim@ardans.com.au

Jane
Cruickshank

Accredited
Executive Coach

Penny
Robins

Accredited
Executive Coach

Jane Cruickshank

Accredited Executive Coach, Accredited Mediator, Vocational Education and Training qualifications

Jane is now based and offering the following services on the Mid North Coast:

  • Conflict resolution and management
  • Re-entering the workforce or a new job
  • Work-life balance
  • Organisational strategy
  • Dealing with change
  • Improving communication
  • Enhancing your influence
  • Working more productively

With over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles, in a variety of industries, my experience covers strategic planning, organisational change and successful staff management and succession planning. A qualified educator, trainer, executive coach and mediator, I can guide you on your professional journey.

“My management approach is to encourage and empower staff to identify ideas and think creatively to reach the best solutions and outcomes. I find that a straightforward approach – lightened with humour when appropriate – can facilitate constructive conversations that resolve conflicts before they escalate.”

Vocational
calling

I have spent many years working in the community and vocational education sectors, because I am committed to helping others and can bring a calming influence to the most tense situations.

Diplomatic
approach

From working on programs with the Australian International Cultural Council and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, I have experience working with people from all backgrounds, and at a local or national level.

Accredited executive
coach and mediator

I am accredited as an executive coach with Institute of Executive Coaching and Learning (IECL) and as a mediator with Resolution Institute (R(I). I have also completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course – giving me a unique perspective on the varied challenges organisations face.

Based in Sydney and the mid-North Coast of NSW, I enjoy working with clients in both metropolitan and regional areas.

Get in touch

+61 407 584 390
jane@ardans.com.au

Kim
Dalton

Accredited
Executive Coach

Penny
Robins

Accredited
Executive Coach

Penny Robins

Accredited Executive Coach

Strategy and project management

With a science degree in Psychology/Sociology and Diploma in Applied Social Studies I began my working life in the social welfare and community sectors, later moving to media. Holding a variety of senior executive management positions I am experienced in setting and implementing strategies for key policy areas including the screen industry, women’s workplace participation and government communications.

“I’ve had so much success helping individuals tackle issues and identify blockages, developing their skills and strategies to pull off their goals. Through my own work, I understand how to build teams, looking for the compatibilities and underlining individual strengths that combine to create an effective whole.”

Rich and varied
experience

My diverse career background encompasses social welfare, community, business and government sectors and film production in senior executive positions. From setting and implementing complex strategies for government entities to managing major film projects, I draw on this experience to support my clients.

Experienced
multitasker

Working in the film and television industry requires a thick skin, positive attitude and innate ability to juggle multiple jobs and stakeholders at once. I can take any task in my stride, and am known for being both diplomatic and methodical.

Accredited, experienced executive coach

I have been mentoring and coaching people, particularly women for many years. Now as an Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership Accredited Coach I bring my rich career experience together with a range of formal qualifications as an empathetic coach and mentor.

Get in touch

+61 419 899 791
penny@ardans.com.au

Kim
Dalton

Accredited
Executive Coach

Jane
Cruickshank

Accredited
Executive Coach