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If you just need to connect with people that understand the challenges leaders and managers face and the complexities of the modern workplace – you have come to the right place! We are happy to answer questions face to face, by email, via Zoom or on the phone. You can also learn more about us and catch up via social media. We’ve shared a bit about who we are at and outside of work – why not contact us and have a chat about your needs and how our extraordinary humans may be able to help you.

Michelle Crawford

Michelle Crawford

Chief Conversationalist

Michelle is the amazing brain behind Being More Human. 20 years of experience providing guidance, leadership development, recruitment support, and strengthening the culture in organizations across 20 industries has shown her one truth – modern businesses are losing their humanity. After seeing the world and meeting people from all walks of life, Michelle chose to dedicate her life to helping businesses in Australia to become more human in the way they operate and their culture.

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Alexandra Joy CEO UQ POWER

Alexandra Joy


Alexandra Joy – AJ’s purpose is to communicate, educate, and activate humanity’s potential for conscious evolution. She knows the impact leaders and their organisations can have on their people, so she works with leaders and conscious businesses who are committed to sustainable lifestyles and creating a positive impact.


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Jim Porteus – FCPHR Specialist Mediation

Jim Porteus – FCPHR

Specialist Mediation

Put simply, Jim helps professionals to make hard decisions easy…yep; he’s pretty handy to have around! With a strong 23 years in the HR industry and a solid education, including in business, dispute resolution, and mediation, Jim works with companies and professionals to help overcome any difficult human resource or people related matters.

It can be challenging for managers and leaders to have difficult conversations with staff members. Jim uses dispute resolution, meditation and training identification to help leaders, professionals and managers to overcome any issues with their people and come to appropriate conclusions.

While Jim is a hard worker and focused on helping local professionals and leaders to become more confident in the way they assist the people they oversee, he also manages to fit in 40 gigs a year at local venues as a professional musician. You may have seen him out and about over the years in the many bands he has played for, including Rabbit and Heroes.

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Nicci Richman Leading Light Training & Performance

Nicci Richman

Leading Light Training & Performance

When Nicci isn’t adventuring with her beautiful family, she’s sharing her passion for strong cultures and HR systems with businesses across the east coast of Australia. With 15 years of experience in the industry and an education that she has continued to grow as the business world itself has evolved, Nicci is passionate about creating a strong foundation for people in modern businesses.

Nicci’s HR career had its foundations in social research consultancy, working on employee engagement surveys and other survey tools for multi-national organizations. This insight into how research supports organizational change led to her passion for working with businesses to develop and support the strategies that enable a thriving workplace culture.

Fascinated by workplaces and the many people in them, Nicci’s role at Being More Human is to share her extensive knowledge, creativity, a listening ear and open understanding through coaching and training sessions and to help businesses to become the best they can be on the inside first, so they can better provide for their customers.

A rarely found Novocastrian who loves the winter months (she is originally from Tasmania), Nicci is determined to help other businesses discover the values and elements that will allow them to become more human.

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Marlon De Cruz Director and Co-Founder of BISTEC Global

Marlon De Cruz

Director and Co-Founder of BISTEC Global

Marlon is Director and Co-Founder of BISTEC Global; Director and Founder of Biz Enable; and Founder of Make a Day Brighter. In 2006 Marlon co-founded TETRAN, a global technology services company and 10 years later, it successfully sold to a publicly listed company for an 8-figure number. He is a Business Mentor, Serial Entrepreneur, Strategic Connector and a Technology Expert.

Marlon emigrated from Sri Lanka to Australia over 20 years ago and, through determination and perseverance, he worked his way through various organisations to achieve his goal of creating his own ventures.

"I love meeting new people here and learning about your story, your business and your Interests. I would love to help you resolve any problems or challenges with your resourcing, technology or your business."

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Being More Human

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PO Box 1204, Newcastle NSW 2300

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